Mother's Day Butcher Box Special- Free Salmon!

Every year, Finding the perfect Mother’s Day present gets a little harder. There are only so many scarves that one woman can own!

This year, let Butcher Box help you out. Get your Mom a Butcher Box Subscription before Mother’s Day and she will receive 2 pounds of Wild Alaskan Salmon for free!

It might seem unconventional, getting your Mom meat for Mother’s Day, but think about it. Butcher Box would deliver the highest quality cuts of Meat directly to her door without her having to go to the store or butcher shop.

Every month, she can choose from one of Butcher Boxes curated boxes or build her own.

If you order a new subscription before May 13th, Butcher Box will throw in 2lbs of Free Wild Alaskan Salmon.

“Every year the best Sockeye Salmon on the planet make their way to Bristol Bay. ButcherBox has partnered with fishermen who uphold strict fishing and handling practices to guarantee an unprecedented level of quality and deliver you an incredible deal.”- Butcher Box

Their process guarantees unblemished, rich-tasting, firm salmon!

Salmon is my favorite fish to cook! You can make so many Keto Recipes! Pan fry this salmon in a cast iron Skillet with lemon and fresh herbs, Grill it in a Grill Basket, or Bake it with lots of butter or an incredible moist finish.

You really can’t go wrong with high quality salmon from Butcher Box!

If you’ve heard about Butcher Box, then you already know that they are dedicated to selling only the most high quality cuts of meat that are sustainable raised! They are dedicated to making the world a better place and maintain personal relationships with all of the farmers and ranchers that they source from.

So Sign up for a Butcher Box subscription and get 2lbs of Free Salmon! And Hurry! This deal goes away on the 13th!

Keto Sweeteners: How and When to use them!

Let’s be honest! We all love sweets!!! 

It’s a common misconception that if you go Keto, you can never have sweets again. That’s not true. You can enjoy baked goods, ice cream, cookies, etc without the carbs. When going Keto, it is important to explore and research all of the different types of non-sugar sweeteners. Because living without sweets would be awful!
 
There are three particular non-sugar sweeteners that I use all of the time in my everyday life. (I try to avoid too many chemicals in my diet, so I steer clear of aspartame and sucralose as much as I possibly can.) I mostly stick to naturally occurring sweeteners like Stevia, Erythritol, and Monk Fruit Extract.



Monk Fruit Extract- Monk Fruit, also known as Luo Han Guo, is native to Southern China and Northern Thailand.  It is much sweeter than common sugar (about 150 times as sweet) so a little goes a long way! Monk Fruit Extract works really well in smoothies and baked goods! With some blending it incorporates really nicely! Monk fruit extract has no weird after tastes. I can’t even tell that it’s not real sugar. Some of my favorite Keto Brands use monk fruit extract to sweeten their products.

Choc Zero uses monk fruit to get to add just the right amount of sweetness to balance out their amazing Keto Chocolate. Choc Zero has so many wonderful Keto Sweets! They have dark, milk, and white chocolate squares. They sell amazing chocolate barks with Hazelnuts, Almonds, and Coconut! They are my favorite after dinner dessert. Choc Zero also has Honest Syrups. They are completely sugar free and sweetened with Monk Fruit extract and the flavors are amazing! They have everything from Maple Pecan Syrup to Banana! I love their Strawberry Syrup on Keto Strawberry Pancakes. Get 10% off all Choc Zero Products with the code KETOINTHECITY

And Nui Cookies use Monk Fruit Extract in all four of their Keto Cookie Flavors.

Stevia- Stevia is a sweetener made from the plant by the same name. It is native to Brazil and Paraguay. It has no calories and no sugar. Most days on the way to work, I swing by Starbucks for a coffee with heavy whipping cream. I then add a couple drops of liquid stevia to add a bit of sweetness. Liquid Stevia incorporates right into liquids and has no weird flavor. Perfect Keto uses stevia powder in their Keto Supplement to make them extra delicious.


Erythritol-  Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that occurs naturally in some fruit and fermented foods. It is almost non-caloric and doesn’t affect blood sugar.  I’ve found that Erythritol is the best sweetener for baking. I use it in my Fathead Cinnamon Roll Recipe and in my Chewy Chocolate Chip recipe. It bakes up just how you would expect real sugar to. It doesn’t effect the rise or bake time. Also I love that Erythritol isn’t too sweet. You don’t even notice that you aren’t eating real sugar.

I hope this guide helps you understand how to bring a little sweetness into your life without undoing all of your hard work!!

xx,

Jen

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Perfect Keto Bars are HERE!!!

I can’t think of a better or more memorable taste than Chocolate Chip cookie dough. When I was little, I used to sneak a dough ball off of the baking sheet before the my grandma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies went into the oven.

Since then, I’ve eliminated sugar from my diet, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still eat some dough before I put my Keto Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies in the oven.

That’s why I was stoked when I found out that Perfect Keto has launched a new flavor of Keto Bars: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

They’ve taken our favorite treat and turned it into a healthy and delicious Keto Bar. Perfect Keto uses only the best ingredients to make this Keto Snack:

  • Organic almond butter

  • Grass-fed collagen

  • 100% cacao chocolate chips

  • Cacao butter

  • MCT oil from coconuts


The new Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Keto Bars have 18g of Fat and 11g of Grass-fed collagen to quench your cravings and keep you full for longer.

To celebrate launch week, Perfect Keto is offering a Buy More, Save More Discount.

Here’s how it works:

  • Get 1 box for $39.99

  • Get 2 boxes for 10% off

  • Get 3 boxes for 15% off

  • Get 4 boxes for 20% off

Mixing and matching Keto Bars flavors is allowed, so stock up on the originals and/or the brand new Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

When the other Keto Bar flavors were released they sold out within the week, so don’t wait. Stock up now! Grab your favorite flavors and try out a box of the new Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor. Or go all in and buy 4 boxes of Cookie Dough! That’s what I would do! Long live cookie dough.

Perfect Keto- Exogenous Ketone Capsules

Hooray! Perfect Keto has just launched their new Exogenous Ketone Capsules!

 You can now get all of the benefits of Exogenous Ketones with out chugging down smoothies and vitamin drinks. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good smoothie. But sometimes cutting fruits and veggies, and cleaning out the blender doesn’t fit into my day. I love that I can now get a boost of Ketones whenever and where ever.

Perfect Keto’s new Base Supplement contains high-quality beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) that makes it easy for you to get into Ketosis. These BHBs closely mimic the ketones in your body and work the exact same way! They fuel your body and your brain!

These Exogenous Ketone capsules also give you long lasting energy through out the day. I can take these with my probiotic in the morning and not have to depend on an afternoon coffee to get me through the work day. It also gets me motivated to get moving even on my busiest days. Just take it an hour before you want to work out and enjoy a nice boost as you step into the gym.

I’ve used Perfect Keto Ketone Base powder for years and love the effects. I’m so excited that the same product I’ve come to rely on now comes in a convenient and mess free capsule. These capsules are perfect for traveling or everyday use. I couldn’t be more excited! And you can get 20% off your entire Perfect Keto order when you use the code KETOINTHECITY!

Need a Keto Cookie- Check out Nui

Recognize these guys?

This is Kristoffer and Victor. They are the founders of Nui. And you may have seen them shaking A-Rod’s hand on Shark Tank Shark Tank recently!

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Nui is one of my favorite Keto Brands! They make KETO products not just products that you can kind of fit into your macros. That peace of mind is wonderful!

These Keto cookies are incredible. They are chewy and flavorful and just sweet enough. One sleeve (two cookies) has at the most 4g of Net Carbs.

Nui cookies come in several different flavors: Peanut Butter, Snickerdoodle, Double Chocolate, and Chocolate Chip. Every so often they come out with a seasonal flavor, but you can get these four all year long.

Nui cookies are made with almond and coconut flour, so they are naturally gluten free. They are sweetened with monk fruit extract and erythritol.

Nui cookies are delicious! My favorite flavor is Snickerdoodle. These cinnamon Snickerdoodle cookies only have 2 g net carbs in the whole sleeve and have 6g of Protein, making them an amazing and flavorful way to fight off afternoon hunger.

The folks at Nui recently shared this amazing Churro Truffle Recipe. It takes the Snickerdoodle Cookies and turns them into melt in your mouth fat bombs. These are perfect to eat after a long day!

RECIPE:
“Churro” Truffles
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Yields: 6
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Ingredients:
Nui Snickerdoodle Cookies
1 tbsp Cream Cheese
½ tsp MCT oil
1 tbsp Walnuts
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Directions:
1. Grind cookies, set 1 tbsp aside.
2. Blend cream cheese, walnuts and MCT oil for 2 minutes or until mixture is smooth.
3. Scoop mixture and roll in ground Snickerdoodle cookies.
4. Chill for 1 hour and then enjoy.

Just Thrive Probiotics


Let’s talk about Gut Health!

When I decided to switch to a Ketogenic Lifestyle, I was hoping to reduce the inflammation in my body. I was on a mission to boost my immune system and reduce the symptoms of my autoimmune conditions.

Gut health is a big focus for me because I know how tied it is to my overall health. I started using Just Thrive probiotics and noticed a big difference in my gut’s overall happiness within days.

As you probably know our GI tract houses bacteria that contribute to more than just digestion. These beneficial bacteria help our bodies digest food and absorb nutrients, produce vitamins and vital nutrients, stimulate healthy immune function, destroy disease-causing microbes, promote healthy skin, and boost our mood and brainpower.

Pretty much everyone I know has some sort of GI issue. Environmental toxins, antibiotics, stress, and many other factors can decrease the amount of healthy bacteria in our bodies causing an imbalance.

This is where probiotics come in.


Probiotics are spores of good bacteria that occur naturally in foods or can be taken as a supplement to get your gut balanced. Foods like Yogurt, Kimchi, and Kombucha have natural occurring probiotics. But if you have a bacterial imbalance, a probiotic supplement is your best bet.

I’ve recently discovered the brand Just Thrive. Their probiotics have a better survivability than those found in yogurt and other brands. This means that the good bacteria will stay alive long enough to get all the way into your GI tract where it can do the most good. Their products are vegan and Keto friendly. And they have a 100% money back guarantee. Just Thrive probiotics contains a unique blend of four probiotic spores that have been strategically designed to give you the most health benefits.


Learn More about Thrive Probiotics, and use the code KETOINTHECITY for 10% off your entire purchase!

Also did you know you can use Just Thrive probiotics in recipes!? Their strains are SO strong that you can cook AND bake with them-- up to 455 degrees!! Here's a recipe for a Spicy Chocolate Fat Bomb with Probiotic Goodness Added in.

Spicy Chocolate Probiotic Fat Bombs

INGREDIENTS
• 1 capsule of Just Thrive probiotic (opened up of course)
• 1/2 cup coconut butter
• 1/4 cup coconut oil
• 1/4 cup butter or ghee
• 2 tbsp cacao powder
• 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
• 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 2 tbsp erythritol (optional)
• Pinch of salt
• Handful of slivered almonds or chopped nuts of your choice

DIRECTIONS

1. In a small skillet, melt the coconut butter, coconut oil, and butter or ghee over low heat. Once melted, add the cacao powder, probiotic, vanilla, cayenne, cinnamon, erythritol (if using) and pinch of salt.
2. Pour the mixture into the ice cube trays or silicone molds. Add slivered almonds or chopped nuts of choice on top.
3. Freeze for 30 minutes, then unmold the bombs. Store in an airtight container in the freezer or refrigerator.

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KETO RECIPE: Taco Trio

Who doesn’t love Taco Tuesday or really tacos any day of the week?! Cheese shells make keto-friendly tacos super fun and easy. It’s super quick to prep all of the ingredients and then my daughter Kaia and I have so much fun constructing our tacos. We both like our tacos a little different so I prep a variety of fillings and toppings for us to choose from.

Sometimes I just make one variety of tacos, but last Taco Tuesday, I made 3 different kinds!

  • Breakfast Tacos

  • Traditional Tacos

  • Cheeseburger Tacos

The breakfast and cheeseburger taco recipes are featured in my second cookbook, The Big Book of Keto. The cheese shells are the same kind of idea as the cheese chips I often make for cheese chips and quac, but with a bigger piles of cheese.

Cheese Taco Shells

You will Need:

  • 1/3 cup of blended Mexican Cheese for Each Taco Shell you want to make.

  • Silicone Baking Sheet or Parchment Paper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

  2. Add 1/3-cup mounds of shredded cheese to the pan, leaving plenty of space between them. Bake until the edges are brown and the middle of each has fully melted, about 7 minutes.

  3. Set the pan a the cooking rack. Quickly, Bend the shells into a taco shape. I like to use the edge or a storage container lined with parchment paper. You can get creative with what you want to bend them over. As they cool, they will harden.

Breakfast Taco Filling

You will Need:

  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee

  • 4 large eggs

  • Shredded Rotisserie Chicken or Chopped Bacon, optional

  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

  • Salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • Dash of hot sauce

  • 1 avocado, cubed

  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Directions:

  1. In a skillet, heat the butter over medium heat.

  2. Whisk in the eggs and heavy cream, and season with salt, pepper, and a little hot sauce.

  3. Scramble the eggs.

  4. Fill the cheese shells with the scrambled eggs, bacon or chicken, and top with the avocado and cilantro.


Traditional Taco Filling

You will Need:

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 pound ground beef

  • 1/4 onion, diced

  • Salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese

  • 1/4 cup shredded lettuce

  • Hot sauce

  • 6 Halved Grape Tomatoes

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and onion, and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 6 minutes, stirring regularly, until fully cooked.

  2. Construct you tacos! Take a fully cooled taco shell and go crazy. In traditional Tacos, I like lettuce, cheese, and halved grape tomatoes and hot sauce.


Cheeseburger Taco Filling

You will Need:

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 pound ground beef

  • 1/4 onion, diced

  • Salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese

  • 1/4 cup shredded lettuce

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil mayonnaise, I like Primal Kitchen.

  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard

  • 1/4 cup pickle slices

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and onion, and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 6 minutes, stirring regularly, until fully cooked.

  2. Construct you tacos! Take a fully cooled taco shell and go crazy. For the Cheeseburger Tacos, Stuff the cheese shells with the beef, shredded lettuce, mayonnaise, mustard, and pickle slices.

Get these recipes and 200 more in The Big Book of Keto, now available on Amazon!

KETO RECIPE: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


Life is just better with cookies isn’t it?! Here’s my favorite recipe for puffy, chewy chocolate chip cookies. You can use any keto-friendly chocolate chip or chunks of super dark chocolate. You can also add nuts if you would like, chopped macadamia nuts are my favorite!

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INGREDIENTS

·      ¼ cup unsalted butter

·      1 ¼ cups almond flour

·      ¼ tsp salt

·      ¼ cup erythritol

·      ¼ tsp cream of tartar

·      1 large eff

·      1 tsp vanilla extract

·      ¼ cup of sugar-free chocolate chips

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DIRECTIONS

1.     Preheat oven to 350

2.     Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat and set aside.

3.     In a saucepan or in the microwave, melt the butter. Place in a room-temperature container and let it set in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to cool down.

4.     In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, salt, erythritol, and cream of tartar. Stir to combine.

5.     In a small bowl, combine the egg, vanilla, and cooled butter. Whisk together.

6.     Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine everything together with a large spoon or rubber scraper, then fold in the chocolate chips.

7.     Scoop out 2 to 3” mounds of cookie dough and place on the prepared baking sheet. I like to flatten mine a bit.

8.     Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack for an additional 15 minutes.

9.     These will make puffy chocolate chip cookies with a chewy center. I absolutely love them cold, so I generally store in the refrigerator.

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KETO RECIPE: Pancake Cake Bites


ATTENTION: I might have a new favorite way to eat my famous Pancake Cake!

As most of you know, we are obsessed with Keto Pancakes at our house. Recently I came up with the idea to use my Pancake Cake recipe from my Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook and bake them in one of those brownie pans that makes the individual brownies so that each one has a perfect crust around it. It worked perfectly! It makes these beautiful, individual servings of pancake bites and it also makes it super easy to include add-ins like berries, keto friendly chocolate chips or anything else you can imagine!

You’ll definitely want to make these for your next brunch or big family breakfast because each kid could get their own unique flavor!

Look how beautiful these bite sized morsels turned out! These brownie pans also make perfect little cakes, they rise up and bake nicely all the way through.

KETO RECIPE: Pancake Cake

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 tablespoons of melted butter, cooled slightly

  • 8 eggs

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

  • 2-4 teaspoons liquid stevia (adjust to taste)

  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1⁄2 cup coconut flour

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Optional Add-ins

  • Berries: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, diced strawberries

  • Keto-friendly chocolate chips or dark chocolate chunks, nuts, Choc Zero syrup

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Grease the brownie tin well.

  2. Blend the eggs, cream cheese, coconut flour, baking powder and stevia until smooth. Add the cooled melted butter to the batter.

  3. Pour the batter evenly into the pan.

  4. Add Blueberries or Chocolate Chips

  5. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until a paring knife stuck into comes out clean.

  6. Place the cake on a cooling rack, and melt a few more tablespoons of butter on top if you wish.

  7. Serve up with some Choc Zero Syrup and Butter.

Get this recipe and more in The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook, available on Amazon.

I recently put together a big All Things Keto Pancakes Post with a bunch of ways to enjoy Keto Pancakes, so if you’re a pancake addict like me you’ll want to check it out!


Keto Recipe: Bacon-Strawberry Spinach Salad

This Bacon Strawberry Spinach Salad is one of my favorite spring salads right now. The strawberries this season are incredible, and they pair beautifully with salty crispy bacon. (Strawberries are keto-approved as long as you don’t go crazy) I like to add avocado chunks to this salad, but you can add feta or goat cheese or even cheddar. 

This Recipe is featured in my cookbook, The Big Book of Keto.

Photo by Helene Dujardin

Photo by Helene Dujardin

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 bacon slices

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 4 cups spinach

  • 2 strawberries, sliced

  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and diced

  • Salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS

1. Cook the Bacon on both sides until crispy in a large skillet over medium-high heat, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel–lined plate to drain and cool, then crumble it.

2. Whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice in a small bowl.

3. Toss salad ingredients in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper.

4. Stir in the olive oil and lemon juice dressing. Serve


TOTAL FAT: 34G; PROTEIN: 12G; TOTAL CARBS: 10G; FIBER: 6G; NET CARBS: 4G