Meatballs with Queso and roasted asparagus.



Just sharing a quick 5 ingredient low carb or keto meal.

I used pre made meatballs (cuz I am lazy)


Just bake them through at 350 degrees for 2o minutes.

Heat up 1 serving of Queso.

I just do it in the microwave

Next I just tossed asparagus with coconut oil spray and tossed with Parmesan cheese. Baked at 350 for 20 mins.


It has a total of around 5 net carbs. And around 32 grams of fat. Don’t forget, fat is your best friend kids 😉

Drizzle Queso over meatballs ! Yum!

Pro tip- if you are lazy like me and want to buy pre made meatballs, read the labels!! Most of them are stuffed with at least 6-9 carbs a serving. I found these in the fresh meat section for 2 carbs a serving 🙂 


Keto for life! I am losing .4-.6 lbs a day!

I’m ending my day with these macros.

Now of course this isn’t total accurate because MFP doesn’t subtract fiber but I’m at 19 net carbs for the day. Happy ketoing!

WWE “DIVA” Ariane Andrew Reveals Top Secrets for Enjoying the Holiday and Staying Fit.


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I got the incredible opportunity to do a phone interview with WWE superstar Aariane Andrews aka CAMERON about her ten holiday tips for staying on track. Here are her tips.

  1. It’s ok to over indulge with sweets but add 5-10 minutes of cardio the next day
  2. Add a half-hour to one-hour holiday hike daily; make the incline festive
  3. Make sure to get some circuit training in—burning calories the whole hour of your workout is the most effective
  4. Use heavier weights—like kettle bells (and jingle the jiggle away)
  5. Make sure to do an AB Class—still on board with circuit training… But concentrate on the hardest area to break down… You’ll be away ahead for your spring break bikini body.
  6. Opt for Matcha Green Tea over your daily coffee & cream as its  speeds the metabolism and curb cravings
  7. Add 8 grams of fiber daily to your diet to help maintain sugar levels
  8. If you have plans to go to blow-out party, make sure you have solid protein a few hours before
  9. Pick your poison: either the sugary dessert or the exotic cocktail. Don’t go for both!
  10. Remember, there’s always tomorrow to keep your resolutions of optimal fitness & health

Speaking to Ari was great. She was kind and open and honest. Here are some highlights from our interview.

For tip one she talks about how it is okay to overindulge with sweets but to add some extra cardio into your schedule the next day. I asked what her favorite treat to indulge in was and she said chocolate souffle!

She loves to hike/run Runyon Canyon in LA with her girlfriends and spill the tea!

Her favorite form of exercise is circuit training which she does with her personal trainer. Sometimes she will do her own thing and concentrate on heavy lifting.

She loves ab classes and really concentrates working on her stomach. She has a love hate relationship with ab workouts! For someone who doesn’t have access to a gym she recommends bicycle crunches and planks at home to target the ab area.

She has been working on her booty with lunge exercises and squats. She says keep at it and you will get results!

Her favorite kettlebell workout is deadlifts.

She is a tea girl specifically a “soy chai latte” girl. Once in a while she will drink coffee but will mostly go for tea.

She spends half of her time in Orlando and half of her time in LA.

She takes a multi-vitamin to make sure she is getting all of her nutrients in.

If she is going to a holiday party, she will fill up on protein such as steak, chicken, or a protein shake so she doesn’t overindulge once she gets there.

If she has to choose between drinking and eating sweets, she told me that she will go for the cocktail. Even when indulging though she never goes for sugary drinks and instead opts for clear liquor like vodka and club soda.

She tries to not weigh herself around the holidays too much. She tries to find the balance and not get obsessed with scale numbers.

Her goals for 2016 is to not set goals. She is constantly pushing for bigger and better things and works year round to achieve it.

She has a anti-bullying campaign called #wrongnumber which she said was inspired by her fans to create.

Before WWE Ari wanted to be a psychologist and have her own practice. She misses working with autistic children and hopes to bring more awareness to the cause.

She doesn’t get much downtime. She calls herself a Jill of all trades. In her spare time she is building her business and her brand.

I hope sharing these tips with you guys will help you have a BALANCED and amazing holiday!

 

 

 

Walnut coconut bark


I saw this on the web.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add a few walnuts to paper.
Melt coconut butter for 30 seconds so it’s melted but still thick. I do it right in the glass it comes in.
Pour over top of walnuts.
Add more walnuts!
I added unsweetened coconut shreds on top along with one tsp of stevia as well.
You can use whatever toppings you like. I saw some people adding crushed up quest bars!!
Put in fridge to harden. About 15-30 mins.
Break apart and store in a container in fridge.
Low carb, healthy fats! Nice little treat! Literally took me 4 minutes to make!

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Summer Recipe Ideas.


Uhm. It’s really freaking hot. Right?! I am so over cooking. I don’t want to turn my oven on at all if I can help it. Here are some quick and easy summer recipes that I plan on making soon.

 

Check out my pinterest board!

https://www.pinterest.com/gracekeyxo/light-summer-recipes/

 

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Low carb French onion soup.


Sunday night my husband and I were just hanging out talking about dinner. He mentioned French onion soup and so I knew instantly what had to be done. We ran to the store and I got some beef broth + onions + smoked Gruyere. This recipe is so simple anyone could make it.

For 8 servings.
6 tbsp of butter
2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
1 container of beef broth {32 oz}
2 medium size onions of any variety (I like Spanish and white)
1 tsp of dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
8 oz of cheese of choice. I suggest Gruyere, provolone, or Swiss. Anything smoked is good too!
Small bag of plain pork rinds.
Ramekins or oven safe bowls for soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin cheesecake ice cream!


What I use for 2 servings of PCI- Sweetener about 1 tbsp, 3 tbsp of full fat cream cheese, 1/2 cup of pumpkin, 1/4 cup of heavy cream, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin spice. 1 cup of ice.
What I use for 2 servings of PCI- Sweetener about 1 tbsp, 3 tbsp of full fat cream cheese, 1/2 cup of pumpkin, 1/4 cup of heavy cream, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin spice. 1 cup of ice.
Measure out ingredients. 1/2 cup pumpkin, 1-2 tbsp's sweetener of choice, 3 tbsp of cream cheese, 1/4 cup of heavy cream. Add to blender. Add 1 cup or so of ice. Add spices. I just do a few shakes of each. Blend in blender. Mixture will be thick because of the whipping cream. Keep adding ice until you get your desired texture.
Measure out ingredients. 1/2 cup pumpkin, 1-2 tbsp’s sweetener of choice, 3 tbsp of cream cheese, 1/4 cup of heavy cream. Add to blender. Add 1 cup or so of ice. Add spices. I just do a few shakes of each. Blend in blender. Mixture will be thick because of the whipping cream. Keep adding ice until you get your desired texture.
 Around 7 carbs and such a wonderful treat if you are on a low carb diet. Tastes delish!
Around 7 carbs and such a wonderful treat if you are on a low carb diet. Tastes delish!

 

 

 

Cauliflower Pizza Crust!


Warning- this literally took forever to make!! Next warning- It was sooooooooo worth it and delish!!

I know I am late to the cauliflower crust party but I had to jump on board. I have collected a million recipes and just went with the most simple one.

Ingredients for crust- 1 head of cauliflower, 1 egg, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, and spices like oregano and a bit of sea salt. Also, toppings. I used mozzarella, pepperoni, yellow pepper, and mushrooms.
Ingredients for crust- 1 head of cauliflower, 1 egg, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, and spices like oregano and a bit of sea salt. Also, toppings. I used mozzarella, pepperoni, yellow pepper, and mushrooms.
Clean and cut cauliflower into florets. Use a food processor or a blender and rice your cauliflower into little pieces. Do small batches. I had to do about 6. If you don't have a food processor or blender, start chopping with a knife? Good Luck!
Clean and cut cauliflower into florets. Use a food processor or a blender and rice your cauliflower into little pieces. Do small batches. I had to do about 6. If you don’t have a food processor or blender, start chopping with a knife? Good Luck!
Riced cauliflower! Now you are on your way. Boil about one inch of water.
Riced cauliflower! Now you are on your way. Boil about one inch of water.
Boiling water!
Boiling water!
Add rice in and cover. Let cook for four minutes.
Add rice in and cover. Let cook for four minutes.
Now comes the fun part (not really). We have to strain the cauliflower. I started with a simple mesh strainer and switched to paper towels to really press out the water. You have to get the cauliflower rice completely dry or you will have a crappy crust!
Now comes the fun part (not really). We have to strain the cauliflower. I started with a simple mesh strainer and switched to paper towels to really press out the water. You have to get the cauliflower rice completely dry or you will have a crappy crust!
Most people use a tea towel. I had no such thing. One whole roll of paper towels gone and finally the rice was dry!
Most people use a tea towel. I had no such thing. One whole roll of paper towels gone and finally the rice was dry!
Add one egg, cheese, and seasonings to bowl. A sprinkle of oregano, and a bit of sea salt.
Add one egg, cheese, and seasonings to bowl. A sprinkle of oregano, and a bit of sea salt.
Add rice in. Use your hands and mix all the ingredients.
Add rice in. Use your hands and mix all the ingredients.
Your oven should be on 400. Layer parchment paper on a baking sheet. Shape your dough into whatever shape you want.  We made a slightly higher crust for a more pizza effect.
Your oven should be on 400. Layer parchment paper on a baking sheet. Shape your dough into whatever shape you want. We made a slightly higher crust for a more pizza effect.
Bake in your 400 degree oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Pull it out.
Bake in your 400 degree oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Pull it out.
Pick your toppings! I loved this boarshead pepperoni, mushroom, and yellow pepper slice combo.
Pick your toppings! I loved this boarshead pepperoni, mushroom, and yellow pepper slice combo.
Put your sauce on. We kept ours super light to avoid carbs :)
Put your sauce on. We kept ours super light to avoid carbs 🙂
Top with your cheese and toppings. Put back into your 400 degree oven for 5 or so minutes or until pizza cheese is bubbling.
Top with your cheese and toppings. Put back into your 400 degree oven for 5 or so minutes or until pizza cheese is bubbling.
All done. I am so impressed with this crust.
All done. I am so impressed with this crust.
Pizza you can hold and everything!! MMM.
Pizza you can hold and everything!! MMM.

 

I give this pizza a 10/10. I will for sure be making this crust again. Being on low carb this crust is a miracle. It’s amazing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cream Cheese Balls!


Super fun and easy snack or low carb dessert. I used this recipe- http://lowcarbpinay.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-cant-believe-this-isnt-cheating-cream.html

 

Ingredients- 1 stick of unsalted butter, 1 block or 8 oz of regular cream cheese, low carb sugar of choice, nuts of choice.
Ingredients- 1 stick of unsalted butter, 1 block or 8 oz of regular cream cheese, low carb sugar of choice, nuts of choice.
Make sure butter and cream cheese are room temperature. Add to bowl.
Make sure butter and cream cheese are room temperature. Add to bowl.
Whip together. You can use a hand blender or a fork. Add sugar of choice. I only needed to add 5 packets of stevia.
Whip together. You can use a hand blender or a fork. Add sugar of choice. I only needed to add 5 packets of stevia.
Crush nuts of choice. I didn't measure, but I think I used like 20 pistachios or maybe 1/4 a cup. These balls are versatile. Use what you like! Stir nuts in. Put in fridge for one hour for mixture to get cold.
Crush nuts of choice. I didn’t measure, but I think I used like 20 pistachios or maybe 1/4 a cup. These balls are versatile. Use what you like! Stir nuts in. Put in fridge for one hour for mixture to get cold.
After being in the fridge for one hour, roll into balls and keep in freezer. So good! The carb count will depend on how many nuts you use as it's the only thing with carbs.
After being in the fridge for one hour, roll into balls and keep in freezer. So good! The carb count will depend on how many nuts you use as it’s the only thing with carbs.

 

 

 

 

 

Cedarlane Omelet Review!


  • I never know what to make for breakfast. About 4 years ago, I went on a smoothie binge and literally drank a smoothie every single day for a year. That kind of died out. I am always looking for other options. http://www.cedarlanefoods.com/ asked me to try out their omelets. They are a 30 plus year natural company with healthy but still super convenient choices. With 20 grams of protein per omelet I knew this would make a good breakfast for when all I had time for was to pop something in the microwave. They sent me four flavors.
  • Spinach and mushroom
  • Garden vegetable with mozzarella.
  • Turkey bacon, vegetable and cheese.
  • Green Chile, cheese, and ranchero sauce.

chiliIMG_7116.JPGThe green chile was my favorite. It was filling, and spicy but not too spicy. I love mexican for breakfast!

IMG_7117.JPGThe spinach and mushroom omelette left me super full! I always love the combination of spinach and mushroom so this was a win.

IMG_7034.JPGThe turkey bacon omelette was good too! My only complaint? Needs more bacon. Everything needs more bacon 😉

IMG_7036.JPGThe veggie omelet was my least favorite of the bunch. It wasn’t bad, but it just wasn’t amazing. A little bland. I added some hot sauce and that helped.

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Is it cheaper just to make your own egg white omelet for breakfast? Absolutely. Do you always have the time to chop up your veggies, get your protein together, and cook. Oh and not screw up the flip part of the omelet?! Ha. No you probably don’t. These are great in a cinch. Left me full for 3-4 hours.

Check out their facebook! They have a ton of other products ranging from tamales to enchiladas.

https://www.facebook.com/cedarlanefoods

Low carb grocery haul.


When all else fails I turn to low carb. Here is a quick little haul.

IMG_6818.JPGFew bags of lettuce, organic zucchini and red pepper, spaghetti squash, and mushrooms. I have a ton of frozen veggies in the freezer to get through before our move so I went light on fresh veggies.

IMG_6816.JPGProtein! Turkey burgers, ground turkey, chicken tenders, steak slices, and new york strips.

IMG_6815.JPGMore protein! Bacon, organic roast beef, cheese (I always buy block when I do low carb..The bagged cheese has a carb) eggs, turkey pepperoni, and 3 packs of protein shakes. I love these shakes! So good!

 

Looking forward to getting into ketosis! 🙂