So weeks of trying different low carb deserts and something to help my sweet tooth I have finally found a muffin recipe that isn’t half bad. The recipe I used for the Keto Lemon Blueberry Muffins is from Keto Size Me. I can’t wait to try more recipes like this. It’s going to be perfect for breakfast this upcoming week. I hope everyone else enjoys it as much as I will.
I did switched out in the recipe though, instead of using Stevia I used Swerve Sweetener. It’s my absolute favorite sugar substitute. They make both granulated and confectioners sweetners that have been fantastic for everyday and baking needs.
Sorry it has been a few months since I have posted. I have been trying to find my groove in my fitness journey again. All of last year I worked out and ate right with tracking my calories and nutrition but I did not move in the weight department so I knew I needed to change this up this year. I started the Keto lifestyle a couple of weeks back and with this journey I definitly have to share the recipes I find along thr way.
The first recipe that I made is Creamy Garlic Chicken Soup and WOWzers is it yummy. I doubled the recipe since I was making for the two of us for a couple of meals. Check out Ketogasm for this wonderful yummy recipe Creamy Garlic Chicken Soup.
The ingredients needed.
Next, to go with the soup I thought some bread would be nice to go along but trying to stay with the Keto lifestyle I have been doing for a couple of weeks now. Stop by Ditch the Carbs for the recipe to 1 Minute Keto Muffins, they are the perfect addition to the soup.
And for the last one for tonight instead of another Chicken recipe for this week, I went with a recipe that called for ground beef. Stop by Glue Sticks & Gumdrops for the recipe to Cauliflower & Ground Beef Hash.
This is one of my favorite items I do for meal! I call it Fiesta Chicken Bow, it’s just something I threw together instead of going out to eat at Moe’s or Chipotle I figured I could make my own version in a healthier way.
- 1lb. of Boneless Skinless Breast
- 1 can of Black Beans (i always find a low sodium verison I prefer)
- 2 Tomatoes
- 1 Jalopeno Pepper
- 1 small can of sliced black olives
- 1 Bellpepper of your choice
- 1/2 package of Green Onions
- 2 Limes
- Brown Rice
- Avocado or Salsa (I found the one above Guacamole Salsa that has a kick I love)
I seasoned my chicken with Paprika, Cumin, Chili Powder and Garlic. After I rinse and dice my chicken I season the chicken and set aside so I can get my rice started. I found an Organic Brown Rice from Aldi that I like and also for a great price. After I start my rice I get the other ingrediants chopped up and I rinse the black beans.
Depending on the pans you have make sure if you need to put in oil in the pan to use Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Coconut Oil, I how ever have some great nonstick pans that I got from Le Creuset so I don’t always use a nonstick spray or oil. Anyways, get your chicken cooked up and by then your rice should be done as well. I just layered my items how ever you would like. I start with my heavier item which is rice, then the chicken and finishing with the veggies. I don’t use the sauce until I am ready to eat which I put on the side so I don’t over use.
So many of my friends ask me from time to time how I lost the weight and like so many others who have began their weight loss journey it started with that one day. That one day that you realize I’m done with the person I have become and I am going to do something about it. Now for me I am on a very tight budget when it comes to grocery shopping and to eat healthier we all know cost more money and that should not be an excuse. However, right now the cost of living does make it harder to stay on track. To stay on track I started meal prepping to help me budget and also stay on track
Then to go with meal prepping it also kept me accountable each week with posting what I prepared so then it just becomes routine. I usually do mine every Sunday or Monday, Monday is better because I work Tuesday through Saturday so it is perfect to do 5 at a time. I also use My Fitness Pal to help me track my intake with calories, fat, carbs and protein. Just using MFP and meal prepping alone will help you get on track. Helps with staying focused and when you food is proportion then it will help you not to over eat. Now with that being said don’t starve yourself. If your hungry EAT and if you have left overs that’s good! Losing weight the right way is not about starving yourself because you will gain it back and usually with extra pounds to go along with it.
I have my cheat moments and you should allot yourself to indulge in the foods you like but also be smart about it. You want chocolate cake then eat it earlier in your day and try to go for a smaller piece. I was always told to have a cheat day that way you can have some of the foods you miss so much but instead of having a day of eating like crap and then feeling horrible the next day or even few days because you are bloated and now having to get rid of all of it out of your system, doesn’t it make more since to just kick a little more booty at the gym so you can have that little something you have been craving every now and then? I think it does and that’s how I do it. This is just step 1.
After taking four days off of working out to give my body some much needed rest!
I don’t look very immunised about starting my early morning workouts but I still got up and pushed myself. I use to workout in the afternoons and evenings after work but I was not seeing much results. So I slowly started incorporating morning workouts into my routine and started to feel AMAZING! I have more energy through the day and the best benefit I am extra careful of eating what I should so I can stay on track. It’s not easy for sure but I love how I feel when I see results.
Remember, take each day as it comes and if you have a cheat meal or even day; tomorrow you can start over and do a little bit of detoxing if you do.