Grow your Ketogenic Low Carb community

A couple weeks ago we were able to make one of our goals become a reality. Mr. Low Carb and I have wanted to have monthly low carb potlucks to grow our low carb community and educate on the ketogenic way of life. Finally after months of saying we were going to do this our first one happened on September 12th, 2019. We had a lovely turn out and loads of great food, which I forgot to photograph. We did have another mini one a couple days later for a breakfast version, which I did photograph the food. One out of two isn’t bad, right?

I also gave a presentation for why we want to live the low carb life. It is my plan to give a mini presentation at each potluck focusing on a different aspect each time.

I hope this will encourage some to work to grow their low carb ketogenic community and support. You do not have to give presentations, just get together and share great food and recipes!

Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

Tonight’s dinners is one of our family favorites, of course the past few times we have made it I wasn’t able to capture the pictures for a nice post. Surprise surprise I still got barely any pictures, at least I did get one of the finished recipe. This makes about 6 servings and takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish to make! The best part, this is easy to increase and is easy on the budget…perfect for party or a big family like mine!

This is from Ditch the Carbs, one of my favorite sites to pull and tweak recipes from.

Ingredients you need:

1 onion quartered and sliced,1 clove garlic crushed, 1.65 lb ground/mince beef, 2 oz full fat cream cheese, 3 slices bacon diced, salt/pepper to taste, 3 Med eggs,1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 1/2 cup shredded/grated cheese divided, 2 tbsp mustard,2 pickles sliced

Instructions

Beef Layer

  • Fry the bacon pieces until cooked and set aside.
  • Fry the onion, garlic and beef until thoroughly cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste, stir through the cream cheese.¬†
  • Pour the beef layer into the baking dish.¬†Sprinkle the bacon pieces over.

Cheese Burger Sauce

  • Mix the eggs, cream, 1 cup of the shredded cheese, mustard, salt and pepper together. Pour the cheese sauce over the beef layer.
  • Place slices of pickles all over the top then cover with the remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese.
  • Bake at 180C/350F for 15 minutes until the cheese is golden and crispy.
  • Delicious served with salad and low carb mayo or full fat sour cream.

Nutritional information:  613 Calories , Fat 51g, Carbohydrates 3g, Protein 33g

Chicken Bacon Chowder

It’s winter here in the frozen tundra and I have been in the mood for a hearty filling soup. I love chowders but they are typically high in carbohydrates do to the flour that is used in traditional chowders. Thanks to Kyndra at Peace Love & Low Carb I have found a chowder that is not only low in carbohydrates but also has so many of my favorite foods! Chicken, Bacon..because bacon makes everything more tasty… veggies and mushrooms, I love me some mushrooms! To top it off it’s fairly easy to make in the crockpot and budget friendly for a large family like mine! Continue reading “Chicken Bacon Chowder”

Bagel Pizza, yes please!

I’ve said it before and I will say again pizza is a lovely comfort food. There is just something about pizza toppings. A good crust is lovely but it’s the toppings that make the pizza. Unfortunately pizza is very high in carbohydrates, but let us not despair, with just a little ingenuity us low carb folks can enjoy pizza in many different forms. Growing up my family would often make pizza out of things like tortillas and bagels. Continue reading “Bagel Pizza, yes please!”

Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl

Sometimes you just have a hankering for some different foods. We love Chinese food but don’t always love how it makes our tummies feel. Feeding my family that is the size of an army, or some would say, with 3 teenage boys we have to be creative with our food budget, keeping tummies full and keeping it low carb. Browsing for inspiration I came across an interesting recipe from one of my favorite sites Peace Love and Low Carb for a egg roll in a bowl. It looked interesting so I thought I would put my own spin on it and give it a whirl. Continue reading “Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl”

Baby it’s COLD outside!

Doesn’t that title just make you want to break out in song?! I know it makes me want to! If you’re in the Midwest then you know this week has been a killer weather wise. First a snow storm and then record breaking temps and not the warm ones!  These temps leave you chilled to the bone! Just thinking about them sends a shiver through me.  What is better on a freezing cold day than a cup of nice hot chocolate?  Nothing that I can think of other than a nice hot cup of LOW CARB hot chocolate!  How does less than 2 grams of carb per cup sound?

This was so easy to whip up and only needed a few ingredients.  Continue reading “Baby it’s COLD outside!”

Cha Cha Cha Chia..no not the pet! The pudding, silly!

In our house we really don’t snack, we eat at meal times….for the most part. I may like to have a chia pudding for part of breakfast or maybe a dessert for dinner because it’s just that versatile and easy to just keep in the fridge. It’s fully of yumminess and just takes a couple minutes to put together. It can be done with any liquid you choose! I choose full fat organic canned coconut milk, but unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk from the carton, whole milk and even water. So here’s what you need: Milk of choice, chia seeds, cinnamon and no sugar sweetner(optional) and a jar or other container to mix it in.

Canned coconut milk will get really thick as the liquid and the cream separate. Continue reading “Cha Cha Cha Chia..no not the pet! The pudding, silly!”

Chocolate Avocado Pudding, what in the world?!

In our home we have a meal schedule and most days the kids each have a day they are responsible for planning the meal and cooking it. This gets filled out for a month so I can grocery shop weekly…well that’s what happens most times but life can get crazy so we roll with it. Anywho it’s been a great learning tool for the children to learn more about how to cook low carb and that they don’t have to give up all their favorite foods. Tuesday is leftover night every week and this is one thing that rarely changes, unless we have no leftovers that week, and last night was no exception. Continue reading “Chocolate Avocado Pudding, what in the world?!”