We are one week into Keto and I’m happy to report: it ain’t so bad.
It’s simple, it keeps me going and it’s totally satisfying.
WATER WATER WATER
I find that I am especially thirsty while on Keto, I try to fill my Yeti Cup up at least twice before lunch time. It’s not so bad because my little girl finds the Yeti hilarious for some reason. All mommies know, giggles are the greatest motivator.
50/50 Blend Greens + Chicken + Mozzarella + Homemade Bacon Vinaigrette
Bacon, glorious bacon.
It’s a weekly staple for Daniel & I right now. I have to say, I’m not mad about it.
Quite honestly, without it, I would be choking down chicken salad with some basic store bought carb free vinaigrette. This salad BEGGED me to put bacon on her and I was much obliged.
Yeah, we finished the WHOLE BOWL.
The worst cravings I experience are in the afternoon stretch before dinner. This is when Thalia is usually taking her nap and I have idle hands. I was able to control myself and focus on dinner prep. Good thing I didn’t snack today, because dinner got a little gluttonous.
No Crust Pizza Cassarole
I hate using the word “cassarole” to describe it, this dish feels too elegant for that word, but it did totally carry the comfort that “cassarole” exudes, so I’ll let it fly.
I started prep about an hour before I planned on cooking because our little one had one 30 minute nap all day and I had a feeling we were going to be IN for it around 5/6pm (and I was right).
This dish is super simple, but it takes a little time. It is composed of three layers.
1. Ricotta, parmesan, herb and garlic layer
2. Mushroom, Shallot, and red bell pepper layer
3. Fresh basil marinara, mozzarella, and crispy pepperoni
The crispy pepperoni sets this thing OFF. I simply sliced up some generic brand pepperoni, stuck it on a pan on medium heat and waited for the beautiful sizzle.
Baby girl joined us for a little pasta with Mommy’s marinara sauce. We did let her sneak a taste of the un-pizza.
Sauce stains are not my friend, so we let the “no shoes, no shirt” policy slide this time.
We are really getting a hang of this Keto thing and sometimes I forget that we are “dieting”. I can’t wait to see what we come up with next week.
If anyone has any awesome Keto recipes or tips for us we would LOVE to hear them!
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See you all Friday!