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Keto Walnut Coffee Bars

Keto walnut coffee bars (@ditchthecarbs)- 1.5 net carb per bar

Ingredients

110 g butter melted

5 tbsp granulated sweetener, of choice or more to your taste

2 tsp vanilla

125 ml strong coffee

pinch salt

1 tsp baking powder

60 g coconut flour

8 eggs medium

55 g walnuts chopped

Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, mix the melted butter, the sweetener, vanilla together.

Add the strong coffee, pinch of salt, baking powder and coconut flour. Mix gently.

Slowly add 1 egg at a time, mixing after each addition until all the eggs are added.

Stir through the chopped walnuts.

Pour into a baking dish lined with baking parchment, and cook at 180C/350F for 15 minutes, or until cooked in the centre.

Allow to cool, slice into 14 bars and serve with whipped sweetened cream and a few extra walnuts for decoration

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Keto Coconut Flour Cupcakes

After a fun filled family BBQ, nothing hits the spot like a cup of coffee and dessert.

I decided to try Coconut Flour Cupcakes as a keto friendly dessert and they were delicious! The sugar free cream cheese frosting was just perfect for them too.

I love trying out these new keto friendly recipes and sharing them so you can know which ones are worth making. Enjoy!

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Keto Fried Chicken

What I love about following the keto lifestyle is that you never miss out on a lot of the foods you might think you couldn’t have anymore.

Take fried chicken. I dip my pieces in egg and then coat them in almond flour and shredded coconut and fry them in a pan with butter. So tender and crispy and the coconut gives it a nice crunch. Pair it with a hearty salad and you have the fixings of a five star meal. Give it a try! You’ll never go back to the oily type again.

Fun

The Original

When I saw the wedding picture of Harry and Megan, I immediately saw the similarity between it and my own wedding portrait. Seriously, take a look.

All that’s missing is my hubby in military uniform and me wearing a tiara that could feed a whole nation.

So disappointed that the royals couldn’t come up with something more original and had to resort to copying us common folk

Congratulations to the gorgeous pair!

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Keto Cheesecake

My own twist on the keto raspberry cheesecake from Ditch the Carbs

I used a blend of blueberries and strawberries instead of the raspberries and it turned out amazing! I love that I can indulge my sweet cravings and still be healthy ❀️ Don’t be afraid to add your own touch to recipes…it’s so exciting to see what you can come up with πŸ‘©β€πŸ³

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Ketogenic Blueberry Fingers

Living a ketogenic lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to forgo those delicious desserts. There are many healthy keto friendly recipes that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth (or teeth in my case!)

I found this recipe at Ditch the Carbs for raspberry fingers. I didn’t have any raspberries so I used fresh blueberries instead and it turned out amazing. Made with coconut flour this is also perfect for those avoiding gluten.

For that extra kick of sweetness, top it off with a blast of whipped cream and you’ll be in heaven.

I’ve lost 20lbs since following the keto plan in February of this year. Never hungry and always satisfied, this is not a diet, it is a healthy way of life.

Family, Mommy

Sleep regression

Wow…I thought by my third kid I would be prepared for anything. But this guy had other plans for me! He has gone through every sleep regression in the book and now we are at 12 months.

With two other kids needing sleep for school, the cry method is out the window. This kid has a set of lungs on him…just ask the doctor who circumcised him!

So a mattress on the nursery floor it is for me. He falls asleep so fast but he has a sixth sense knowing when he’s in the crib and then he loses it! I’ll pick him up, settle him, put him back down, pat him, he sleeps for an hour and then repeat. I’m tired…dear heavens, I have never been this tired especially since I work full time too. But I’ll pick my battles. My husband tries to help out during the weekends but when he sees dad instead of me, he freaks out even more! The guys got no boobies for him!

So I’ll take one for the team and at least the rest of the family is getting some rest and hopefully this nightmare will end.

In honour of this, here is my latest parenting meme:

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Low carb Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake

Just because you chose to follow a ketogenic lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to desserts. Say hello to the low carb strawberry swirl cheesecake!

This gorgeous delight took me 1 hour to make from start to finish using a recipe from Ditchthecarbs

I’m going to be honest, this is not going to taste exactly like a regular cheesecake. But at a fraction of the calories and sugar, this cake is a delicious alternative. I liked it so much, I’m making it again for a dinner party tomorrow.

Give it a s-whirl and you’ll love it!