Escarole Soup

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.

Ingredients

  • Chicken Stock
  • Eggs
  • Escarole
  • Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Simmer chicken stock. If you like things a little less salty, add water to dilute the stock a little bit.
  2. Coarsely chop escarole, rinse, and put in stock, stirring.
  3. Whisk eggs, add grated cheese, add salt and pepper.
  4. Drop egg mixture into simmering pot and stir.
  5. Serve with grated cheese on top if desired.

Hope you all love the little piece of my childhood. Salute!

Keto Friendly Lunch | Egg Salad & Baby Spinach

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!

What I Used

  • 1 Honey Wheat Low In Carb Wrap
  • 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 1/2 C Baby Spinach
  • 1 TB Mayo Made With Olive Oil
  • 1 TB Olive Oil
  • Salt, Pepper, & Garlic Powder

Have an air fryer? I made these eggs in my air fryer! 260 degrees for 16 minutes.

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Best of 2018 // Keto Version

Who doesn’t love a great BEST OF video? Why not do it for those of us who spent 2018 living the ketogenic lifestyle and for those of us who are heading on to that journey in 2019!

This video includes all my “best of” including tools, supplements, workouts, etc. What were the best items for you this year? Do you have recipes that just knocked if out of the park for you? Share share share!

Crispy Chicken Thigh Recipe

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!

Recipe

  • 10 Chicken Thighs, skin on & bone-in
  • 4 TB Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • 21 Seasoning Salute, Trader Joe’s (Italian Seasoning Optional)
  • Cayenne Pepper, optional (not shown in video)

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.

Shrimp Scampi & Pasta | Keto-Friendly

Yes! You can STILL have pasta dishes when eating low carb, you just need to get creative. See below for details of ingredients, recipe, & macros. This recipe doesn’t have perfect macros but is extremely low carb and can be worked into your ketogenic lifestyle.

Ingredients
1lb Shrimp, deveined
4 TB Butter
1/2 lemon
1/2 C white wine
2 Handfuls of Squash or Zucchini Noodles
Salt, Pepper, Crushed Red Pepper, Chopped Garlic, Chopped Parsley
Grated Parmesan Cheese

+Melt butter in a pan, add garlic. Add lemon juice, white wine & crushed red pepper.

+Add Shrimp and cook until pink. Season with Salt & Pepper. Add noodles! Add parsley.

+Plate and add grated parm.

MACROS | Fat 32g, Protein 66g, Net Carbs 6g