I really needed a meal that would leave me feeling full and energized. I didn’t plan this. I literally just looked at what I had in the fridge and figured something simple out. It’s not revolutionary but it works.
At the end I calculated my MACROS with the Carb Manager app and boom! PERFECT MACROS!! What are the chances of that? Pretty good actually. Once you get the hang of keto, you can totally rock perfect MACROS.
When I was a kid my big Italian family would gather for every holiday and sit down to a multi course dinner. The memories I have from these holidays has influence how I raise my children, how I view the major holidays in my life, and how I cook.
As a child one of my favorite courses was the soup course. I know, weird! But… it was so good! The soup every single time was Escarole Soup. It was only ever around in my life during the holidays but now that I’m grown and can make my own decisions…. I make it all the time.
Is it low carb? yes. Ketogenic? yes. Is that why I make it? NO! Whether you’re eating a standard American diet or not, this is a great one. And take it from me, kids love it too.
When it comes to measurements for this soup, it varies. The video shows you step by step instructions, including how much of each item I used for the size pot that I have.
Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
Simmer chicken stock. If you like things a little less salty, add water to dilute the stock a little bit.
Coarsely chop escarole, rinse, and put in stock, stirring.
Whisk eggs, add grated cheese, add salt and pepper.
Drop egg mixture into simmering pot and stir.
Serve with grated cheese on top if desired.
Hope you all love the little piece of my childhood. Salute!
Need an easy lunch idea?! Look no further! You can make this as is or adjust to add some of your favorites. This is easy and simple to make at home or prep before hand and bring to work with you.
Ideas to Add
You can add crumbed bacon, some cherry tomatoes, avocado, or whatever other favorites you may have. In this recipe I do use a wrap made by Low In Carb. This particular wrap has 8 net carbs which can be a lot for some people, depending on the rest of your day and how strict you are with the ketogenic way of eating. So an easy option is to skip the wrap and add more spinach!
Ever since I was a kid I absolutely loved friend chicken. Something about the crisp with the chicken was just amazing. Fast forward to adulthood where I’ve learned how fried food can be the worst for you 🙂
So, here’s a recipe for Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs, no breading included. This recipe is super easy and is ketogenic and low carb friendly! Bonus, my kids loved them & my husband even took cold leftovers to work and enjoyed them!
Preheat Oven to 400 degrees F. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, and on a lined cooking tray coat them with olive oil, skin side up. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, & additional seasonings. Place in oven for about 60 minutes, longer if you like the skin very crispy and the chicken more well done.
Serve with sautéed veggies, mashed cauliflower, zucchini noodles, and more! Use whatever you have in the house and enjoy a simple and easy dinner night at home.
When you first start thinking about a ketogenic way of eating you can get quickly overwhelmed with the idea of “What do I eat?” and after eating this way for awhile you may even get bored of the same old things over and over again.
In this video I document an entire day in my life and show you what I chose to ate while sticking to a keto/low carb way of eating. This lifestyle can be super easy if you don’t over think it and just go for it.