I'm seriously considering starting a blog that centers around easy cooking on the Keto plan. Although spark got me started counting macros, for the past two years I have eaten low carb/keto and it's very difficult to track that on spark, specifically if you eat anything with sugar alcohols. I know too many sugar alcohols are taboo, and that's ok. I try to keep my intake of them below 10 mg a day, but it throws off all my counts if I track on Spark.
I have been in maintenance for about a year and had gained about 10 lbs. One week ago I went back to tracking by pen and paper and weighing absolutely everything, and I'm down 7.6 lbs already. I've realized just how much sodium I was eating and decided to get that under 1300 mg a day to see what would happen. Wowzer. I was retaining a lot of water!! Although it is hard to track on Spark eating this way, I love the community and will forever be a part of it.
Back to the blog. I LOVE to cook, but I'm not super fancy when it comes to ingredients. Some recipes are super intense and I honestly do not have the time or patience for that. I work two jobs already, so when I want to cook something that tastes great, I want it to be relatively easy. I'm hoping to pass some of the recipes I have come up with along to anyone willing to try them out! I try many things from Pinterest, but I always end up putting my own spin on them or cutting corners to use less ingredients. You are never going to find fresh rosemary, thyme, basil or any other herb growing in my window sill or in my recipes. I've killed a cactus so....
My plan is to touch on my journey in my blogs a little at a time since it's such a long one. I also want to discuss hot topics for me like how to save money when eating right, the affect of sodium, vitamin intake, etc. Below is the blog I have been working on along with my super delicious, super low carb waffles. Let me know what you think!
Little by little I will begin to talk about my journey and how I got to where I am four years later, but I wanted to dig right in and start with one of my favorite keto recipes! I often take out the cinnamon and Splenda to just make bread for a cold meat sandwich or grilled cheese too! If you eat on a keto diet, you likely have all of these ingredients in your cupboard and can whip these up in no time! I make a large batch and store these in the fridge. This recipe makes six servings and will last fine for up to two weeks in the fridge!
I usually have one serving when I make them and just take them out of the fridge and toast them when I'm ready to eat one. Often, this is my dessert with dinner, as I'm not a huge breakfast fan. I use a Belgian waffle maker and have one serving as half of one Belgian waffle, or two segments. This recipe will make 3 full Belgian waffles, or six servings. I usually top with one tablespoon of butter, some sugar free syrup and 1/4 cup of blueberries! This would also be good for pancakes if you don't have a waffle maker!
- 5 large eggs
- 5T heaving whipping cream
- 5T ground flax meal
- 1T coconut flour
- 3t Splenda (or other artificial granulated sugar substitute)
- 1t baking powder
- 1t ground cinnamon
1. Preheat waffle maker and mix all ingredients well in a bowl. Spouted works best if you have one!
2. Once preheated, use cooking spray of your choice on waffle maker. Carefully pour about a third of the batter onto the waffle maker in a very thin layer, as it will rise and overflow if you're not careful!
3. Once at desired shade of brown, remove and enjoy half while cooking your other two! Store in an airtight container or storage bag in the fridge!