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Keto Chicken Salad

Happy New Year’s Eve!

After the holidays many folks look to refocus their nutrition and clean up their diet. The Keto diet is booming right now, everywhere I turn I see another ad in my feed about Keto. If you are looking to try Keto, my biggest advice is to do your research and listen to your body. Keto doesn’t work for everyone, but it’s my belief that if done properly it can help many folks. I’ve certainly experienced many improvements personally. If you choose to embark on Keto, I’ll be posting a number of recipes in the coming weeks along with a 3 day free meal plan! This will be rolled out when me and my friend Andie over at  Our Radiant Life embark on a new podcast! On the podcast we will be discussing a number of health topics, but initially we will focus on women and Keto! SO excited! More details to come…

I’m always looking for a quick and easy lunch meal that I don’t have to spend a lot of time prepping. This one is just that!

Here is meal planning at its easiest: Get yourself a rotisserie chicken for dinner, serve it up with some low carb veggies – my go-to is sauteed kale or Swiss chard with garlic and a large dollop of tahini at the very end to create a “creamy” green with lots of good fats. The greens pair great with the roasted chicken.

THEN, this is where the quick lunch comes in – take some of the extra chicken meat (I usually eat one of the thighs/leg for dinner and grab the other for this meal) and turn it into chicken salad. One thigh/leg combo usually amounts to 4oz of skin and chicken meat. Throw this chicken salad together, divide up the portion and you have 2 lunches for the week! You could of course use the breast meat as well; you will just have a little lower fat quotient in that case. But you could compensate by adding more mayo and making it extra creamy!

I usually serve this up on romaine lettuce leaves, but you could definitely use a low carb wrap of any kind – butter lettuce, collard green leaf, coconut wraps or my personal favorite, if not doing lettuce, is the almond flour wraps by Siete.

Serve the wraps with a side of cucumbers and/or carrots – maybe even a side of some guacamole for dipping?! Yes please!

Keto Chicken Salad

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Almond Flour Keto Pancakes

So I’m 3 months in and still loving the Keto lifestyle. My energy is still great, cravings at bay, digestion on par and hormonal imbalances seems to be trending in the right direction (planning to get some testing done soon to confirm). Win-win-win. I feel really in tune with my body and I’m happy that things seems to be jiving!

Saturday mornings in my house are for pancakes! My former go-to pancake recipe uses oats as the base. They are super yummy and I still make them for my family. However, I was on the hunt for a lower carb option that I could enjoy while Keto. I first tried a packaged product: Lakanto Low Carb-High Protein Pancake & Waffle Mix. Its a great mix, and the pancakes cooked up well, but I’ve been trying to stay grain free (these are gluten free but not grain free) and so I went on a quest to create my own “keto pancake”. This one is super simple and very quick to throw together (just as quick as a mix actually). I usually top with some coconut butter, almond butter and/or a drizzle of the Lakanto Maple Flavored Syrup. I dont make any money promoting Lakanto products, but I do enjoy them and they are very Keto friendly. I hope you enjoy these pancakes as much as I do. I usually serve them up with a side of sugar free, preservative free bacon! Yumm! The perks of being Keto!

Good Morning!

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