The first time I tried shifting from Paleo to Keto, I tried it while E.J. was deployed with the National Guard so I was on my own. I struggled with energy levels and stomach aches, and it kind of fizzled out after about 2 weeks. Though, in that 2 weeks, I did lose a couple of pounds.
This time, E.J. is driving the keto bus, and he’s done a lot more research on strategies and supplements to help make it work better. So, today is day 2, and I’m looking forward to enjoying some cheesy goodness, even if I can’t have my beloved honey and maple syrup sweetened treats…
Here are some of the recipes we’ve got on the menu this week:
Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole – E.J. had a craving for enchiladas verdes, one of his favorite mexican dishes, so I made this casserole which brings all of the flavors without the pain of tortilla making and rolling.
Low Carb Quiche Lorraine – this is a favorite from the last keto experiment. It’s so good that my mom (who does not follow our diet) fell in love with it and asks me to make one for her every other week or so. I use Jarlsberg Swiss cheese for this recipe and the flavor is outstanding.
Three Cheese and Broccoli Casserole – Mom tried this one last night also and gave it 2 thumbs up. I added some chopped sausage to the dish to make it hearty enough to stand as an entree, but otherwise kept to the recipe.
E.J. also made a Hungarian stuffed cabbage and sauerkraut dish as well as smoked ribs to round out our weekly meals.
Yesterday for lunch we tried fat head dough for the first time as a pizza crust – and can you say Yum!? We haven’t had pizza in forever, so E.J. was particularly excited about being able to have a slice now and then again. This recipe from Ditch The Carbs is the one we used.
Happy Monday, Everyone!