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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 – New Recipe!
https://www.eatingonadime.com/low-carb-taco-casserole-recipe/

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!

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Meal Prep for Week of 7.7.2019

Y’all. It’s hot in Virginia.
Like, surface of the sun, hot. Gimmie all the salads, hot. Too hot for cooking, hot. Maybe we should grill a burger or piece of chicken? Keep that heat outside of the house.

Breakfast:
Noatmeal – I make two-serving packets and store them in the fridge. Add hot water and whatever toppings you like! Toppings: Strawberries, Walnuts, Unsweetened Coconut, Lily’s Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter
https://www.healthysweeteats.com/my-favorite-noatmeal-aka-low-carb-oat-free-porridge-the-basic-recipe-and-6-variations/?cn-reloaded=1

Lunch:
Keto Cobb Salad
https://www.ketoconnect.net/keto-salad/
We make Pioneer Woman’s dill dressing and substitute 1 T. Honey for the sugar. This adds a few more carbs than using stevia, but it’s worth it!
https://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/layered-salad/


Greek Salad – We never tire of this one!
https://www.spendwithpennies.com/greek-salad/

Dinner:

Grilled Burgers on Lettuce Buns – We stopped at Five Guys on the way back from the beach and had their cheeseburger in a lettuce wrap. So good! I’m trying to recreate that at home.

Skinny BLT Avocado Wraps – New Recipe! I meant to sub in cucumber slices because hubby doesn’t care for avocado, but I forgot. Oops. These were delicious. And messy to eat!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-skinny-blt-avocado-wrap/

Cheeseburger Salad Bowls – Tried and true!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/cheeseburger-salad-bowls-healthy-recipe/

Strawberry Chicken Salad – New Recipe! Don’t let the garlic in the dressing scare you away; you won’t get dragon breath. My avocado was a little green, and I think the dressing would have been creamier with a ripe avocado. Maybe you can catch your avocado during the fifteen minute window of time between unripe and rotten?!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-strawberry-chicken-salad/

Dilled Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes – New Recipe! My cousin made this delicious tuna salad and shared the recipe with me. Thanks, Ruby! I’ve made it twice three times in the last week. I might be just a little obsessed.

Dilled Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes
adapted from The Supermarket Diet Cookbook
Prep: 25 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
2 cans (6 ounces each) solid white tuna in water, drained and flaked
5 T. mayonnaise – I like Sir Kensington‘s
2 medium cucumbers, unpeeled, cut into 1/4 inch pieces – or one English cucumber
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh dill, finely chopped
2 T. capers, drained and finely chopped
2 T. fresh lemon juice
1 T. Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
4 large, ripe tomatoes (12 ounces each)

1) In medium bowl combine tuna, mayonnaise, cucumbers, dill, capers, lemon juice, mustard and pepper.
2) Cut each tomato, from blossom end, into 6 attached wedges, being careful not to cut all the way through. Spoon one-fourth of tuna mixture into center of each tomato.

Snacks:
I’ve found that I’m not really hungry between meals on keto.
See also: too hot to cook.
Delicious carb snacks for hubby: Watermelon, Cherries (Oh my gosh, the cherries are beautiful this year), Tiny But Mighty Popcorn

Treat:
Strawberries and Fresh Whipped Cream

Happy Salad Week! Stay cool, everyone!

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Deviled Eggs, Three Ways

Much like Peeps marshmallow candy, deviled eggs are polarizing. You either love them or you hate them. We’re in camp Love Them. Deviled eggs that is, not Peeps.

Because they’re are a pain in the butt to make, I usually make a large batch of deviled eggs, 8-10 whole eggs at a time. We eat them until we don’t want to see another one for six months or so.

This deviled egg plate belonged to my husband’s great aunt, Ruth.

To make hard boiled eggs:
Bring a large pot of water (mine holds 7 quarts) to a rolling boil. Gently, gently lower 8-10 eggs into the water. Don’t crowd them. Leaving the pot uncovered, lower the heat to a medium simmer. Simmer for 14 minutes and transfer the eggs to an ice bath for five minutes. Peel the eggs.

Once the eggs have cooled enough to handle, slice them in half lengthwise and release the cooked yolk into a mixing bowl.

Classic Deviled Eggs
For 8-10 eggs, mix 1/2 cup (or so) of mayonnaise, a little finely ground salt and white pepper into the cooked egg yolks. Add a teaspoon of honey, or other sweetener to taste. Mix until the filling has a smooth texture. Pipe or spoon into egg halves and lightly sprinkle with paprika and chopped flat leaf Italian parsley (optional).

Classic Deviled Eggs with Bacon
Because bacon makes everything better! Mix bacon crumbles into the classic filling, spoon into whites and sprinkle more crumbled bacon on top.

Guacamole Bacon Deviled Eggs:
Not the prettiest deviled egg, but dang, they’re tasty! Serve these babies immediately so that the avocado doesn’t oxidize. My version is loosely based on this one. Instead of making my own guacamole, I take some help from the store and use pre-made. I like the classic guacamole from Aldi.

For 8-10 eggs, I use 6 – 8 oz. of guac. I substitute Cholula hot sauce for the jalapenos, because I never remember to take my contacts out before chopping jalapenos and things get ugly from there. Mix bacon into the filling, sprinkle more on top.

Bring literal deviled eggs to your next Halloween party with little slivers of red bell pepper for horns. So cute! The horns would work well with any of these variations, with or without other garnishes.

Now, go throw that bacon around like confetti!

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Meal Prep for Week of 6.9.2019

Welcome to another week of clean eating! We’re trying out loads of new recipes this week and we’ve already found a couple of keepers! Noatmeal is a nice change to our usual egg-based breakfasts and fun to come up with new topping combinations. Strawberry/Peanut Butter is my favorite combination so far.

I’ll let the pictures of the Chicken Pot Pie and Philly Cheesesteak Skillet speak for themselves.

Here’s this week’s menu:

Breakfast:
Noatmeal – Toppings: Strawberries, Walnuts, Unsweetened Coconut, Lily’s Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter
https://www.healthysweeteats.com/my-favorite-noatmeal-aka-low-carb-oat-free-porridge-the-basic-recipe-and-6-variations/?cn-reloaded=1

I mixed up double batches in sandwich bags. Because these have flax seed meal in them, they need to be stored in the fridge. When I empty a bag each morning, I fold it up and put it back into the storage bag; that way we’re not using as many plastic bags from week to week.

Lunch:
Hubs has requested stuffed peppers this week.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/stuffed-peppers-with-ground-beef-and-cheese

Dinner:

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Pie – New Recipe!
https://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/keto-slow-cooker-bacon-cheeseburger-pie/

Low Carb Chicken Pot Pie – New Recipe! One word: Delicious.
https://asweetlife.org/low-carb-chicken-pot-pie-with-cheesy-biscuit-crust/

Keto Philly Cheese Steak Skillet – New Recipe, and this one is so good! It comes together quickly too. Hubby rated this one a 10/10!
https://www.eatingonadime.com/philly-cheese-steak-skillet-dinner/

Mexican Cauliflower Rice Skillet Dinner – New Recipe!
https://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/low-carb-mexican-cauliflower-rice/

Keto Cobb Salad – New Recipe!
https://www.ketoconnect.net/keto-salad/

Keto Snacks:
Celery sticks with either pimento cheese or peanut butter, green pepper strips, cucumber slices, boiled eggs
Beautiful Carb Snacks: Bananas, Oranges, Red Grapes, Tiny but Mighty Popcorn

Treats:
Key Lime Cheesecake Fat Bombs – The lemon version was delicious, so I’m trying lime flavored bombs next.
https://www.eatwell101.com/lemon-cheesecake-keto-fat-bombs-recipe

Velvety No Bake Keto Brownie Bites – New Recipe! Scroll about halfway down the page to find the recipe. I added a few tablespoons of milled flax seed, so maybe mine aren’t as velvety as the recipe indicates. They’re still tasty, though! I used a 1″ cookie scoop and got 5 fat bombs from a single recipe. The picture below is a triple batch.
https://hungryforinspiration.com/keto-brownie-bites/

I hope you have a great week!

Seriously, this Keto Philly Cheesesteak Skillet is amazing!

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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.

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Real Food Meal Prep for Week of 5.26.2019

My husband started creating a grocery list, so I asked him to pull together a menu as well. I think he did a great job of it! He pinned several new recipes to try this week. I found out after he made the menu that he Googled “inexpensive keto meals”! He’s so sweet. I don’t have anything to report about my keto experience except that I avoided the keto flu, and I’m solidly in ketosis.

Breakfast:
Almond Flour Pancakes with Chocolate Chips – I’m adding cocoa powder to some of my batter for a double chocolate variation and sweetening with Whole Earth powder.
https://joyfilledeats.com/almond-flour-pancakes/

Our nephew painted this plate for us when he was four.
He’s 25 now, so yeah, it’s been a few years.

Lunch:
Keto Stuffed Bell Peppers – I’m making a jelly roll pan full of these goodies.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/stuffed-peppers-with-ground-beef-and-cheese

Dinner:
Lemony Avocado and Tomato Tuna Salad – So good! I sub in cucumber for the avocado, and use tuna packed in olive oil, omitting the 2 T. of olive oil in the recipe.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/eat-clean-lemony-avocado-tuna-salad/

Easy Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs with Green Beans – New Recipe!
https://www.ieatketo.com/easy-garlic-butter-keto-chicken-thighs/

Best Ever Broccoli Salad – We’re slightly obsessed with this salad. Pa Kettle gave us some home grown broccoli this week.
https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2018/11/20/best-ever-broccoli-salad/

Crack Slaw –
New Recipe! Can’t wait to try this one. I hope it lives up to its name!
https://www.tasteaholics.com/recipes/video/easy-crack-slaw-video/
UPDATE: This was tasty, but I wouldn’t quite call it ‘crack’. Maybe ‘Gateway Drug Slaw’? Anyway, it was good.

Zucchini Noodle Carbonara – New Recipe!
https://skinnyms.com/zucchini-noodle-carbonara-recipe/

Snacks:
Deviled Eggs, Pimento Cheese, Celery Sticks and Peanut Butter, Cucumber Slices, Walnuts – I’ve been on keto for two weeks and I’ve noticed that celery tastes ‘sweet’ now. Weird, huh?

Delicious Carb Snacks for Hubby: Watermelon, Oranges, Bananas, Tiny but Mighty Popcorn

Treat:
Fresh Strawberries with Homemade Whipped Cream

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

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Real Food Meal Prep for Week of 5.19.2019

This week’s menu has several recipes with the flavors of restaurant meals, plus the added benefit of knowing (and controlling) what’s in our food.

Breakfast:
Keto Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuits – Prep these on Sunday and you won’t need the drive-thru for breakfast. These are nutrient dense and very filling.
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/paleo-almond-flour-biscuits-low-carb-gluten-free/
I baked the sausage patties in the oven and used this genius method for the eggs. While slicing the biscuits with a bread knife, use a sawing motion without applying pressure. Let the knife do the work, so the biscuits don’t crumble.

Lunch:
Paleo Egg Roll in a Bowl – Edible dianthus is entirely optional, but it’s pretty!
https://ancestral-nutrition.com/paleo-egg-roll-bowl/

Dinner:
Cheeseburger Salad – I know this sounds weird, but we eat warm meat over lettuce and call it taco salad, right? This is the same idea, just with the flavors of a cheeseburger. And guess what? We like it!
https://www.facebook.com/cleanfoodcrush/posts/2369352406632167

Low Carb General Tso’s Chicken – New Recipe!
https://www.noshtastic.com/low-carb-general-tsos-chicken/
UPDATE: This is a tasty Asian inspired meal, but it ain’t General Tso’s! We’ll certainly make it again, but sadly, this did not scratch the itch.

Lemony Avocado and Tomato Tuna Salad – So refreshing! I subbed in cucumber because my avocado wasn’t ripe, and used tuna packed in olive oil, omitting the 2 T. of olive oil in the recipe.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/eat-clean-lemony-avocado-tuna-salad/

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

Sukuma Wiki – So good! I double the collard greens in this dish.
https://thedomesticman.com/2013/07/02/sukuma-wiki-kenyan-braised-collard-greens-and-ground-beef/

Keto Snacks: Celery and Peanut Butter, Walnuts, Almonds, Cucumber Slices, Pimento Cheese, Boiled Eggs

Bacon Guacamole Deviled Eggs – Take some help from the grocery store and use a clean pre-made guacamole. Serve these right away.
https://laurenrabadi.com/2019/05/05/bacon-guacamole-deviled-eggs/

All the delicious carbs for Hubby: Bananas, Oranges, Watermelon, Tiny but Mighty Popcorn

Treat:
Peppermint Fat Bombs – I made a double batch using 1 tsp. of peppermint extract and 1 tsp. of honey for the sweetener. Divided by 30, the honey adds less than 1 gram of carbs per fat bomb. Adjust to your tastes.
https://www.ditchthecarbs.com/peppermint-fat-bombs/

Happy Monday! Have a great week!

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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.

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Real Food Meal Prep for Week of 5.5.2019

I’m inching closer to keto this week and sharing some family favorite recipes with you!

Ropa Vieja is a delicious, Cuban, shredded beef dish that I’ve made frequently over the past 18 years. My version is Americanized; I take some help from the store and use jarred salsa. If you serve it over cauliflower rice instead of white or brown rice, it’s very low carb. I love the richness of flavor that slow-roasting gives, so I use the Dutch oven. As a bonus, the house smell amazing while it cooks!

Here is this week’s menu:

Breakfast:
Blueberry Smoothie – New Recipe!
“Looks so bad, but it tastes so good.” – My husband
Y’all. I have laughed so hard over these smoothies which look NOTHING like the beautiful purple in the recipe photo. These look more like something you would serve at a Grinch party! Trust me, they are tasty, and you know you’re getting your daily dose of green goodness from the spinach. If the kids are constantly drinking your smoothie, offer them this and watch them recoil in horror! Looks can be deceiving.
https://tastythin.com/anti-inflammatory-blueberry-smoothie-paleo-keto/

Copycat Starbucks Keto Egg Bites – New Recipe!
https://laurenrabadi.com/2018/08/29/copycat-oven-baked-starbucks-keto-egg-bites/amp/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_smartloop&utm_content=smartloop&utm_term=8803022

Lunch: Ropa Vieja
My husband will have his over brown rice, I’ll have cauliflower rice.

Ropa Vieja
325° for 2 1/2 to 3 hours
3 lbs beef chuck roast
1 package (1 oz.) dry onion soup mix – or make your own like this:
https://feedingbig.com/clean-eating-onion-soup-mix.html
1 onion, chopped
1 c. red wine
3 T. coconut oil
1/2 c. salsa – look for salsa with no added sugar
1/2 c. water – optional (I almost never add this)
Garnishes: sour cream, cilantro, lime wedges and avocado

Heat oil in dutch oven, over med-high. Add beef and brown on all sides . Reduce heat, add onion and cook until soft but not browned. Add onion soup mix, wine, salsa and water (if using). Bring to a boil. Cover and place in preheated oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Check occasionally to make sure there is sufficient liquid in the pan, add more wine if necessary. Shred beef before serving. Serve over rice, or cauliflower rice for low carb. Garnish as desired.

Dinner:
Keto stuffed bell peppers with side salad
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/stuffed-peppers-with-ground-beef-and-cheese

Guacamole Bacon Burgers on a lettuce bun – we make lettuce buns two ways:

  • Slice large rounds from the sides of a head of iceberg lettuce.
  • Stack several large leaves of romaine lettuce to make each half of a bun.

Strawberry Avocado Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/strawberry-avocado-salad-clean-eating/

Summer Squash Oregano – I found this recipe in Southern Living magazine years ago; and we make this all summer long. Well, as long as the squash from Pa Kettle’s garden are rolling in! Add some rolls or cloud bread, and you’ve got a nice vegetarian dinner.

Summer Squash Oregano – Serves 6 as a side dish
From Southern Living magazine
3 T. butter
1 medium yellow onion, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 small, green bell pepper, chopped
1 T. chopped, fresh oregano
3/4 lb. yellow squash, sliced
3/4 lb. zucchini, sliced
4 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 t. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 c. grated parmesan
Melt butter in a large skillet; add onion, garlic and bell pepper, and saute until tender. Stir in oregano, yellow squash and zucchini; cover and cook, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes. Stir in tomato, salt and pepper; cook uncovered until squash is tender. Spoon into a serving dish and sprinkle with cheese.

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

Snacks:
Low carb for me: Peanut Butter Dip with celery sticks, Cucumber slices, jicama sticks
Fruit for hubby: Grapes, bananas, pineapple, watermelon
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/peanut-butter-fruit-dip-clean-eating/

Treat:
Lemon Cheesecake Keto Fat Bombs – So good! Swap out limes for the lemon and make lime cheesecake fat bombs instead!
https://www.eatwell101.com/lemon-cheesecake-keto-fat-bombs-recipe

Have a great week, everybody!

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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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