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Real Food Menu for Week of 5.18.2020

We’re coming off a fun and busy weekend. We had dinner and hung out with Pa Kettle on Friday night. On Saturday, we had our group run, participated in a “we miss you” parade for a friend and then went back to Pa Kettle’s house for some gardening fun. He taught me how to plant corn and we picked three huge bags of dill. We dug up a few small cedar trees and several white lilacs to transplant here.

I’ve got four new recipes for you this week. Here is the menu:

Breakfast:
Blueberry Pie Overnight Oatmeal – New Recipe! Mark raved about these.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-blueberry-overnight-oatmeal/

Lunch:
Chicken Rice Soup – Yum! Comfort food at it’s best.
https://www.spendwithpennies.com/chicken-rice-soup/

Dinner: (We plan four dinners each week to leave room in the schedule for a leftovers night or to eat out.)

Strawberry Avocado Salad – New Recipe! We learned three things the first time we ate this salad:
1) Mr. Arthurized Home still dislikes avocado.
2) Mr. Arthurized Home added asiago cheese to the extensive list of Foods He Dislikes.
3) Mr. Arthurized Home would swim laps in a vat of that Honey Lime dressing. (Seriously. Try it! It’s that good.)
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/strawberry-avocado-salad-clean-eating/

Cauliflower Pizza – We love this crust! I substitute ground flaxseed for the psyillium husks.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2016/09/27/cauliflower-pizza/

Cod in Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce – New Recipe! Not the prettiest dish on the planet, but a savory, light meal that won’t leave you feeling weighed down.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/fresh-tomato-basil-cod-clean-eating/

Easy Vegetarian Chili – New Recipe! I was a little concerned that vegetarian chili would just taste like, well, vegetable soup with beans, but this one surprised me! Look for good quality refried beans without inflammatory oils; I used Kroger’s Simple Truth Organic brand.
https://www.3fatchicks.com/diet-recipes/easy-vegetarian-chili/

Snacks:
Watermelon – served nightly! Popcorn and the usual fruits: Bananas, apples, and berries.

Treat:
Peanut Butter Fruit Dip – Try this with chilled red grapes; all the flavors of a PBJ, none of that carb-laden bread! If dips are your thing, you may be interested in this post, or this one.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/peanut-butter-fruit-dip-clean-eating/

Have a fantastic week!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

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Heart Pizza for Valentine’s Day

The Valentine’s Day tradition of eating heart shaped pizza goes back about 35 years in my family. My brother Matt had cystic fibrosis, and sadly, we lost him when he was just 19 years old. Before he passed, he used some of his savings to host a Valentine’s party for our family. Matt requested heart shaped pizzas for our dinner that night. We’ve incorporated this bittersweet tradition into our Valentine’s Day celebrations ever since.

Use a best-loved recipe for the crust, or try this cauliflower crust from stonesoup blog. This one is a favorite because it tastes great, crisps up nicely, and it doesn’t crumble when you pick it up, Just like a conventional slice of pizza, minus all those pesky carbs!

A few notes:
The parmesan in this recipe helps to mask the cauliflower flavor. You could add garlic powder and/or Italian seasonings to the crust for additional subterfuge. I substitute ground flax seed for the psyllium husks, just because I usually have the flax seed on hand. I haven’t prepared this using frozen riced cauliflower. If you try it, please let me know how that worked for you. Here’s how I make this easy, low-carb meal:

Preheat the oven to 350° and rice the cauliflower in a food processor. To a large mixing bowl, add the cauliflower, almond flour, finely grated parmesan, salt and flax seed meal.

Stir to thoroughly blend the dry ingredients. Then add the eggs.

Stir until the mixture holds it’s shape when combined. If it is too wet, add a little more almond flour.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Press the crust into a heart shape, about 1/2″ thick.

Making pizza sauce is easy and inexpensive. I like to make my own, because jarred sauces tend to be full of sugar.

To make sauce, I mix tomato paste with garlic, basil, oregano and mixed Italian spices. Add water to thin, a few tablespoons at a time and whisk until it is a spreadable consistency.

Bake the crust for 30-40 minutes or until it is golden brown. Watch for browning around the edges.

Spread the sauce on the crust and add toppings of your choice.

Top with shredded mozzarella cheese and pop it back into the oven for 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is melty and gorgeous. Mine usually takes 8 minutes.

This crust freezes well. Take it through the pre-bake step and then wrap it for the freezer. And there you have it, our heart pizza tradition for Valentine’s Day!

What are your Valentine’s Day plans? Go out? Stay in? Do you have Valentine’s traditions? Whatever you’re doing, make it fun!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 9.29.2019

Happiness is getting to visit with your Tennessee sister twice in four days. She spent the night Thursday night on her way to Massanutten Resort for the Xtreme Hike for Cystic Fibrosis, and then we met for lunch out by the interstate on her way back home. We met at Angelle’s Diner, and sat outside on the patio in 94° heat listening the roar of tractor-trailer engines off in the distance. We really know how to show our guests a good time! It was too brief a visit, but we’ll take what we can get.

This is shaping up to be a busy week, so we’re sticking with mostly tried and true recipes. Except that keto lava cake. We’ll need to perfect that recipe just a little more.

Breakfast:
Cinnamon Roll Noatmeal – There’s nothing like starting the day with a warm bowl of noatmeal. I double the recipe, add 3/4 tsp. of cinnamon and a smidgen of nutmeg (’cause it’s my favorite!) to the dry noatmeal mix from here…
https://www.healthysweeteats.com/my-favorite-noatmeal-aka-low-carb-oat-free-porridge-the-basic-recipe-and-6-variations/
…and made the cinnamon roll drizzle from here:
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/easy-low-carb-keto-oatmeal-recipe/

Lunch:
Cauliflower Pizza – I’m making two of these pizzas, pepperoni for Mark and cheese pizza for me. This crust holds up well to reheating in the toaster oven at work.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2016/09/27/cauliflower-pizza/

Dinner:
I only plan five dinners each week to leave room in the schedule for dining out, or having a leftovers night.

Keto Meatballs and Sauce – I like to make the meatballs using ground turkey. We’ll serve over zoodles to amp up the veggies. The cream in this tasty sauce cuts some of the acidity of the tomatoes.
https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/keto-meatballs-and-sauce/

Salmon in Roasted Pepper Sauce – This sauce is creamy and delicious! I’m doubling the sauce so there is plenty to mix into the cauliflower rice.
https://cooktoria.com/salmon-in-roasted-pepper-sauce/

Keto Stuffed Peppers – Earth Fare had green peppers 3/$1 and Mark really loves these, so…
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/stuffed-peppers-with-ground-beef-and-cheese

Perfect Roast Chicken – Ina’s classic roast chicken. This recipe is an oldie, but a goodie. We’ll do carrots and potatoes for Mark, brussels sprouts for me.
https://barefootcontessa.com/recipes/perfect-roast-chicken

Keto White Chicken Chili – We made this for the first time last week and it was so good we’re bringing it back again! We’ll use the leftover roast chicken in this creamy soup.
https://www.heyketomama.com/keto-white-chicken-chili/

Snacks:
Parmesan chips, if I have a hankerin’. I’m not really snacking on keto.
Carb-loading Hubby will enjoy bananas, grapes and Tiny but Mighty Popcorn. When Mark was a kid, his family had Friday movie nights and his Mom made popcorn on the stove by shaking the kernels in a covered sauce pan. He makes his popcorn on the stove top just like his Mama did.

Treat:
Keto Lava Cakes – We may or may not have had to bake these several nights last week. For purposes of recipe testing, of course. *ahem* These are topped with fresh raspberries and powdered Swerve. Who says you can’t eat low-carb and enjoy it, too?
https://kirbiecravings.com/keto-lava-cake/

Have a great week, everybody!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

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Meal Prep for Week of 7.28.2019

When I say that I had a busy weekend, what I mean by that is that I met some friends to run Saturday morning, and then spent the rest of the day with my nose in a book! I haven’t done that in forever, but it was a much needed break. A friend called us late Saturday evening and asked if we wanted to go pick her friend’s garden, so we said “Sure!” I’ve never picked veggies at twilight before, but it was a fun outing and great to spend time with her. We’re still loving the home grown produce, so let’s have a look at this week’s menu:

Breakfast:
Almond Flour Biscuits and Tomato – Gotta take advantage of those garden fresh tomatoes!
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/paleo-almond-flour-biscuits-low-carb-gluten-free/

Lunch:
Mustard Glazed Baked Chicken Thighs with Green Beans
https://unsophisticook.com/baked-chicken-thighs/

Dinner:

One Pot Keto Sesame Chicken and Broccoli – New Recipe! Since we don’t own a microwave, steps 1 and 2 become:
1) Saute the broccoli in a large skillet until tender-crisp.
2) Remove from skillet and set aside.
https://recommended.tips/one-pot-keto-sesame-chicken-and-broccoli/

Cheeseburger Salad Bowls
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/cheeseburger-salad-bowls-healthy-recipe/
We make the ketchup for the dressing from this recipe:
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/keto-low-carb-sugar-free-ketchup-recipe/

Lemony Avocado Tuna Salad – Mark doesn’t care for avocado, so we sub in chopped cucumber. It’s just as tasty.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/eat-clean-lemony-avocado-tuna-salad/

Keto Philly Cheesesteak Skillet Dinner – So quick, so simple, so good!
https://www.eatingonadime.com/philly-cheese-steak-skillet-dinner/

Cauliflower Pizza – Hello, old low-carb friend! I substitute ground flax meal for the psyllium husks. (What the heck are psyllium husks?! Ground cardboard? I don’t know.)
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2016/09/27/cauliflower-pizza/

Snacks:
My keto snacks: Dill pickles, Celery and peanut butter, Cucumber slices
Mark’s carb snacks: Cherries, Watermelon, Tiny but Mighty Popcorn

Treat:
Wendy’s Inspired Keto Chocolate Frosty – New Recipe! This really does scratch the Frosty itch! I used two packets of Whole Earth sweetener.
https://hip2keto.com/recipes/wendys-chocolate-frosty/

These sundae cups were favors at our niece’s sweet sixteen party….*gulp*….14 years ago!

Have a great week, everybody!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

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Meal Prep for Week of 7.14.2019

Happy Monday to you! If you are new to Arthurized Home, you may wonder why I only plan 5 dinners each week. That’s done in order to leave room in the schedule for eating out or having a leftovers night. Throwing away food that’s expired is a huge pet peeve of mine!

The produce is rolling in from Pa Kettle’s and Wanda and Ed’s gardens (thank you!), so we’re eating all the veg this week!

Breakfast:
Almond Flour Biscuits with Tomato – A little bit of mayo is a Southern essential on these tasty sandwiches. We like Sir Kensington’s.
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/paleo-almond-flour-biscuits-low-carb-gluten-free/

Lunch:
Keto Cobb Salad – Yep, we had this for dinner one night last week. We’re nothing if not predictable.
https://www.ketoconnect.net/keto-salad/

Dinner:

Easy Baked Enchilada Chicken with Green Beans – That name makes it sound like this came out of an Easy Bake oven. Remember those? I couldn’t find a green enchilada sauce that did not have canola oil, so I reduced a mild salsa verde on the stove and used that instead. This chicken bakes up moist, tender and delicious!
https://www.eatingonadime.com/baked-enchilada-chicken/

Low Carb Taco Casserole – I add an extra tablespoon or so of taco seasoning to this recipe. We use Clean Food Crush’s recipe.
https://www.eatingonadime.com/low-carb-taco-casserole-recipe/
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/

Cauliflower Pizza – A perennial favorite
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2016/09/27/cauliflower-pizza/

Keto Waffles with Bacon – Breakfast for Dinner is soooo good!
https://www.eatingonadime.com/keto-waffles-recipe/

Tomato and Cheese Pie – New Recipe!

Tomato and Cheese Pie
adapted from The Supermarket Diet Cookbook
Prep: 20 Minutes
Bake: 30 Minutes
Makes: 4 Servings
1 container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
4 large eggs
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. salt, plus additional for sprinkling
1/8 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper, plus additional for sprinkling
1/4 cup milk
1 T. cornstarch – I use arrowroot powder
1 cup packed fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 pound ripe tomatoes (three medium), thinly sliced

1) Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, with whisk or fork, beat ricotta, eggs, Parmesan, salt and pepper until blended.
2) In cup, with fork, stir milk and cornstarch (arrowroot) until blended; whisk into cheese mixture. Stir in basil. Pour mixture into 9 inch glass or ceramic pie plate. Arrange tomatoes on top, overlapping if necessary. Sprinkle tomatoes with salt and pepper.
3) Bake pie until lightly browned around edge and center is puffed, 30 to 35 minutes.

Keto Snacks:
Mousies! – My grandma referred to these little ham, cream cheese and dill pickle appetizers as “mousies” because they look like little mice when they’re wrapped inside the ham! She certainly wasn’t afraid to be a little wacky; and we loved her for it!
https://kalynskitchen.com/easy-recipe-for-ham-and-dill-pickle/

Not the most photogenic snack, but tasty nonetheless!

Beautiful Carbs for Hubby:
Fresh Cherries *sniff*, Bananas and Watermelon

Treats:
Raspberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs – I’m still loving fresh berries as a treat, but I’m going to keep a batch of these in the freezer. I used one stick of butter, one 8 oz. package of cream cheese, 6 oz. of fresh raspberries and 8 packets of green stuff to make approximately 2.5 batches of this recipe. I refrigerated the mixture until it was firm enough to scoop onto a Silpat using a 1″ cookie scoop. My batch yielded 28 bombs.
https://hungryforinspiration.com/raspberry-cheesecake-fat-bombs/

Have a fantastic week, everyone!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

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Meal Prep for Week of 6.2.2019

This past weekend was a blink-and-you-miss-it blur. We did loads of adulting and gardening. Hubby had a 16 mile trail race, and we spent some time catching up with friends we hadn’t seen in awhile.

Last night we watched a couple of deer work their way through, sampling from the delicious buffet that is our side yard. They completely ignored the herb garden, which made us wonder if they had bumped into the new fence and were spooked by it. Time will tell.

Diving into this week’s menu:

Breakfast:
Cloud Bread – New Recipe! I made two flavors; Parmesan and Everything Bagel. Will serve these with a schmear.
https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a24749186/cloud-oopsie-bread-recipe/

Lunch:
We’re having a mixture of cold salads for lunch this week.
Mason Jar Spinach Salad – New Recipe! I made four of these salads. I substituted stevia sweetener for the sugar in the dressing. Instead of spooning the dressing into the bottom of the jar, I stored each portion in a tiny container.
https://www.theseasonedmom.com/wprm_print/57058

Zucchini Salad – New Recipe! I’m intrigued by the prospect of a low-carb imitation potato salad. UPDATE: We like this! I added a little extra mustard and three boiled eggs.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/zucchini-salad

Greek Salad – An old favorite
https://www.spendwithpennies.com/greek-salad/

Greek Salad

Dinner:
Meatloaf, Green Beans and Mashed Cauliflower – New recipe! I substituted almond flour for the oatmeal in the meatloaf, and used prepared mashed cauliflower.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/meatloaf-dinner/

Keto Western Omelettes – New Recipe! We love breakfast for dinner.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-western-omelet

Cauliflower Pizza – This is as satisfying as “real” pizza; and has become a default when we need some dinner inspiration. I use ground flax seed (from Aldi) instead of the psyllium husk.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2016/09/27/cauliflower-pizza/

Southwestern Squash Casserole – To make this gluten free and lower in carbs, I’m substituting coconut flour for the wheat flour. UPDATE: Do not do this! The coconut flour did not incorporate well and the casserole was gritty as a result. It didn’t affect the flavor, just the texture. I’ll try arrowroot powder next.
https://12tomatoes.com/southwestern-squash-casserole/

Lemony Avocado Tuna Salad – We’re slightly obsessed.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/eat-clean-lemony-avocado-tuna-salad/

Snacks:
I’m finding that I need fewer snacks on keto.
Pimento cheese and celery, cucumber slices, pickles, walnuts, green pepper strips
Beautiful carbs for hubby: Pineapple, grapes, bananas, watermelon, Tiny but Mighty popcorn

Treat:
Fresh Strawberries and Homemade Whipped Cream with Lily’s Chocolate Chips on top – If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! I sweeten the cream with a packet or two of Whole Earth. This tasty keto treat is a good substitute for my nightly watermelon.

I hope that you will give some of these recipes a try. If you like them, let me know in the comments or via email at arthurized dot home at gmail dot com.

Everything Bagel Cloud Bread with a schmear.

This is not a sponsored post. I am not in partnership with, nor do I own any of these websites or the recipes linked here.

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

Copyright 2019-2020 © Arthurized Home – All Rights Reserved. This post is the original content of Arthurized Home. If you’re reading this on another site, it’s unArthurized.

Real Food Meal Prep for Week of 5.12.2019

We’re up to our eyeballs in home and garden projects this week, so we’re keeping meal prep easy. I’m commiting to keto for two months and I’ll reassess after that. I’m still not comfortable with copious amounts of dairy and sweeteners ending in “itol”, so I’ve decided to go light on the dairy and use maple syrup sparingly as long as I can achieve and maintain ketosis. Fingers crossed for no keto flu!

Breakfast:
Almond Flour Pancakes with Chocolate Chips – I left out the stevia, but added one tsp. each of vanilla and maple syrup. The maple syrup adds about .5 g of carbs to each pancake. These would be amazing with homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberries on top. I’d also like to try mixing cocoa powder into the batter for a double chocolate variation. Maybe next time? These freeze well with a piece of parchment paper between them.
https://joyfilledeats.com/almond-flour-pancakes/


We used Lily’s chocolate chips in the pancakes and the mocha ice bombs.

Lunch:
Cauliflower Pizza – I’ve been substituting milled flaxseed for the psyllium husks and it works great.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2016/09/27/cauliflower-pizza/

My husband made our version of Mellow Mushroom’s Mighty Meaty Pizza
on a cauliflower crust. It was fantastic!

Dinner:
Garlic Butter Turkey Meatballs with Lemon Zucchini Noodles – New Recipe!
https://www.eatwell101.com/garlic-butter-meatballs-with-lemon-zucchini-noodles

Grilled Chicken Skewers with Homemade Tzatziki and Greek Salad
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/grilled-chicken-skewers-homemade-tzatziki/
https://www.spendwithpennies.com/greek-salad/

Keto Stuffed Bell Peppers – Make a double batch of the filling, freeze half, and you have a quick and easy dinner just minutes away.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/stuffed-peppers-with-ground-beef-and-cheese

Breakfast for Dinner – Skinny Buns Egg Sandwiches – New Recipe!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-skinny-bun-egg-sandwich/

Chicken Bacon Skillet – Hubs can eat the carrots.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chicken-bacon-skillet/

Low Carb Snacks:
Boiled Eggs, Almonds, Celery and Pimento Cheese, Cucumbers, Cheese Cubes
I usually make a 1/2 batch of the pimento cheese.
https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/09/sauced-pimento-cheese-recipe.html

Fruit for hubby: Bananas, Apples, Watermelon

Treat:
Mocha Ice Bombs – New Recipe!
My ice bombs are based off of the linked recipe, ’cause I can’t metric! Makes approximately 18, one inch bombs.
8 oz. softened, full fat cream cheese
1 tsp. maple syrup
3 T. cocoa powder
2 1/2 T. strong coffee, chilled
Chocolate coating:
1/2 c. Lily’s chocolate chips
1 T. coconut oil
Using a hand mixer, mix the above ingredients until smooth. Freeze in the mixing bowl for 10-15 minutes or until firm enough to scoop. Scoop the bombs onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, using a 1″ cookie scoop. Freeze the ice bombs for 20-30 minutes or until they release from the parchment easily. While the ice bombs are still in the freezer, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a double boiler. Working quickly, drop the ice bombs one by one into the melted chocolate and transfer them back to the paper lined cookie sheet. Freeze until the chocolate is set. Store in an air-tight container in the freezer. These are about 3.5 grams of net carbs each with the chocolate coating. Let these sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.
https://www.ditchthecarbs.com/mocha-ice-bombs/

Have a great week, everyone! I’m off to enjoy some pancakes.

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

Copyright 2019-2020 © Arthurized Home – All Rights Reserved. This post is the original content of Arthurized Home. If you’re reading this on another site, it’s unArthurized.

Real Food Meal Prep for Week of 4.28.2019

Like most people, I’ve got enough stress and chaos going on in my life right now. Nothing I can’t handle, however. I’ve had a couple high blood pressure readings lately so I went to the doctor to get that checked out. Wouldn’t you know it, at the check-up my blood pressure was fine. The doctor wants me to keep an eye on it and also suggested that I try a ketogenic diet. So, I’m pinning keto recipes like crazy and dipping my toes into extremely low carb for the next few weeks before testing out full-blown keto. (Ain’t nobody got time for the keto flu!) I’m not entirely sold on this idea.

My hesitation with keto is:
1) All that fat. Blah. I like my veggies and fruit.
2) All that dairy. Dairy and I don’t get along. Right now we use cheese, sour cream, and cream cheese as a condiment and unsweetened coconut milk for most everything else. I really don’t want to increase my dairy intake.
(First world problems, I know.)
3) I don’t mind using stevia as a sweetener; in fact I’m trying to grow the plant this year. But nearly every keto treat contains sugar alcohols, which gives me pause. I prefer a teaspoon of local, raw honey or organic maple syrup over a teaspoon of erythritol.
4) Mr. Arthurized Home is not joining me in this keto adventure, so I’ll fix different breakfasts and snacks for him like I did before he went gluten free. Again, with the first world problems.
5) What should I eat before and during running? I usually eat a piece of toast with peanut butter before a short run and eat a Larabar or Honey Stinger waffle during long runs. I have no idea how to fuel on keto. Some say you can’t do keto and strenuous exercise, others say it’s amazing for endurance sports.

The jury is still out on this decision. That said, here is this week’s menu:

Breakfast: Breakfast Egg Muffins with Ham – New Recipe
https://www.foodfaithfitness.com/breakfast-egg-muffins-with-ham/

I used spinach, roasted red pepper strips and mozzarella in my egg muffins.
They’re delicious!

Almond Flour Biscuits with Keto Chia Jam – New Recipes – I made the jam to go with a coconut chia pudding. I added a smidge of stevia sweetener and it’s very good. So good that I nixed the pudding and found a low carb biscuit recipe to go with the jam.
https://www.gnom-gnom.com/paleo-keto-chia-jam/
I used ghee in the biscuits and they were buttery and filling. They are not sweet at all, and could go savory with the addition of a little garlic powder and cheddar cheese. Maybe some crispy, minced bacon?
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/paleo-almond-flour-biscuits-low-carb-gluten-free/

Lunch: Broccoli Cheese Soup – New Recipe – To decrease the dairy I’m subbing canned coconut milk in for the heavy cream. I’m not sure this will work, but I’ll give it a whirl!
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/broccoli-cheese-soup-low-carb-gluten-free/
Garden Side Salad with Dill Dressing – This dressing recipe is an old standby and normally we substitute honey for the sugar. This week we left the sweetener out all together. It’s tasty without it.
https://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/layered-salad/

Dinner:
Southwestern Squash Casserole – My sister-in-law made this for Easter and we’ve gone slightly crazy for it. We substitute a gluten-free flour blend (not low carb) for the all-purpose flour. We also use 1/8 tsp of cayenne and leave out the jalapeno.
https://12tomatoes.com/southwestern-squash-casserole/

Breakfast for Dinner – Almond Flour Pancakes – New Recipe
https://joyfilledeats.com/almond-flour-pancakes/

Cauliflower Crust Pizza – So good! Add some Italian herbs and a little more parmesan to the crust if you don’t love the slight cauliflower flavor.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2016/09/27/cauliflower-pizza/

Turkey Meatball Zoodle Soup – New Recipe
https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/paleo-turkey-meatball-zoodle-soup-whole30/

Chicken Salad on Baby Spinach – We’ll add grapes for my husband, omit them for my salad.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/quick-easy-chicken-salad-recipe/

Snacks: Hard-boiled eggs, Celery, Cucumber and Green bell peppers, organic guacamole from Aldi
Pimento Cheese – Every good Southerner should have a favorite pimento cheese recipe and this is mine. I use Sir Kensington’s mayonnaise and finely grate the cheddar.
https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/09/sauced-pimento-cheese-recipe.html
Additional snacks for my hubby – Banana, Watermelon, Pineapple and Apples
*sniff* I love you, fresh fruit.

Treat:
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Keto Cookies – New Recipe
https://thesoccermomblog.com/keto-no-bake-cookies/

Let’s have another look at that biscuit, shall we?

Have a great week, everyone!

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Real Food Meal Prep for Week of 4.7.2019

Hmm, let’s see: Parmesan in the broccoli salad, mozzarella on the pizza and a cream cheese based spread for the banana bread. Yep, we’re heavier on dairy than usual this week.

Breakfast:
Baked Carrot Cake Oatmeal – New Recipe
https://thehealthyapple.com/gluten-free-baked-carrot-cake-oatmeal/

Lunch:
Balsamic Chicken with Onions
https://www.5dollardinners.com/balsamic-chicken-with-onions/

Balsamic Chicken with Onions – We made this last week using chicken thighs and it was so good that my husband suggested we meal prep it for lunches this week with brown rice and broccoli on the side. I caramelized the onions well before baking.
I didn’t feel comfortable keeping chicken in the fridge for five days, so we kept Monday and Tuesday’s lunches in the refrigerator and put the rest in the freezer.

Dinner:
Minute Steaks with Chive Butter – New recipe
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2018/12/04/minute-steaks-chive-butter/

Sukuma Wiki
https://thedomesticman.com/2013/07/02/sukuma-wiki-kenyan-braised-collard-greens-and-ground-beef/


Perfect comfort food on a chilly spring day! This dish sounds more exotic than it is; and you may have the ingredients on hand already. The blend of spices is amazing. Be sure to drain excess grease from the ground beef if necessary.

Best Ever Broccoli Salad – New Recipe
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2018/11/20/best-ever-broccoli-salad/

Cauliflower Pizza – New Recipe – I’m using ground flax seed instead of the psyllium husks.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2016/09/27/cauliflower-pizza/

Breakfast for Dinner – Scrambled Eggs, Bacon and Potatoes

We love breakfast for dinner!

Snacks: Cantaloupe, Apples & Peanut Butter, Grapefruit, Oranges, Bell Peppers, Cashews

It’s nice to have a healthy treat available throughout the week so that we don’t feel deprived or tempted by junk food. This banana bread is very nutrient dense, egg free, dairy free and of course, gluten free.

Treat:
Stupidly Easy Banana Bread
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2015/03/31/stupidly-easy-banana-bread/

Maple Cream Cheese Spread
I added about a teaspoon of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg to the maple cream cheese frosting recipe linked below. You could whip chilled coconut cream for a dairy-free version. If your mixture is too thick to spread easily, mix in a tablespoon or two of milk or coconut milk.
This is so good, it’s dangerous!
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2015/09/15/the-best-birthday-present-ever-a-sale/

Have a great week, everyone!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

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