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Keto Powdered Chocolate Cookies

Hey there Keto friends! We have been on hiatus for the past 6 months since quarantine because of all the craziness going on. Now that the kids are back in school, we thought we’d get back into business! We apologize for the long break and do hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy during this challenging time. Without further adieu, we are just thankful to be back and it feels good to be making videos and blogging again. Thank you, to everyone who has waited patiently for our return and continued support. Let’s help grow our channel community and if you haven’t already, please, subscribe to our YouTube channel, LIKE us on Facebook, Follow us on Instagram, and signup with our MyOCKeto Blog! Warm thanks again!

Keto Powdered Chocolate Cookies

  • Servings: 18-20 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of Lakanto’s granulated monk fruit sweetener
  • 1 cup of superfine blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa (cacao) powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (or other flavoring of your choice)
  • 1/4 tsp xantham gum
  • 1/4 cup of softened/melted butter (or coconut oil)

Directions

  1. Combine the almond flour, baking soda, sweetener, xantham gum, cocoa powder in a mixing bowl and combine.
  2. Beat your eggs and then add the vanilla extract. Whisk thoroughly.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients bowl and then drop in the butter/coconut oil.
  4. Use your hand/stand mixer to incorporate everything evenly.
  5. Scoop your batter one at a time and roll into a ball placing each one onto your parchment paper lined baking pan.
  6. Scoop a tablespoon of your batter one at a time and roll into a ball placing each one onto your parchment paper lined baking pan. (Refrigerate for 2hrs if the dough is too soft to roll and then try again.)
  7. Set your oven to 350F and bake for 9 to 10 minutes.
  8. If you like your cookies flatter, you can use a spatula or wooden spoon to flatten when nearing the end.
  9. Once cooled, sprinkle the cookies with powdered Lakanto monkfruit sweetener
  10. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Per Serving: 67 calories; 6g fat; 1g net carbs; 2g protein; 30 mg sodium.

Keto Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

COVID-19 has brought so much chaos, uncertainty, and challenges to the world. Today marks the first week of being in quarantine at home with the family. And while there has been so much craziness out there and hurdles at the grocery store, I wanted to bring some normalcy at home. The kids have been a great sport through all of this so when my 2 year old asked me to bake chocolate chip cookies, how could I resist? After all, we still need some happiness in our lives! This recipe also only calls for 2 eggs so no guilt there given our current food shortage situation. So go ahead and bake away! We need some sanity during this insane time. Enjoy this time with your loved ones and cherish every moment.

Keto Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Servings: 18-20 scookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: OC Keto

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of monk fruit sweetener
  • 3 cups of almond flour
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of Skinny Girl’s Salted Caramel syrup
  • 1 cup of unsweetened dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Combine the almond flour, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl.
  2. Beat your eggs and then add the vanilla and salted caramel extracts. Whisk thoroughly.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients bowl.
  4. Use your hand/stand mixer to incorporate everything evenly.
  5. Fold the chocolate chips into your dough with a spatula.
  6. Scoop your batter one at a time and roll into a ball placing each one onto your parchment paper lined baking pan.
  7. Set your oven to 375F and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  8. If you like your cookies flatter, you can use a spatula or wooden spoon to flatten when nearing the end.
  9. Sprinkle a small bit of sea salt on each cookie for flavor (optional)
  10. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Per Serving: 173 calories; 15 g fat; 0 g net carbs; 6 g protein; 140 mg sodium.

How to Get Back into Ketosis After Cheating

It happens! Either a holiday, a celebration, or just plain letting loose one weekend! We are only human for goodness sake! Just don’t make it a habit! So worry no more because there is a way to get back and restart your momentum!

See below:

  1. INTERMITTENT FASTING

When you fast, your body needs energy to continue operating, and since there are no calories coming in due to not eating, it will use up your stored glycogen and eventually will use up the FAT. A great way to say BYE BYE to all that Halloween Candy! Easy way to go about this is by only eating from 12PM to 8PM. So you will be fasting from 8PM to 12PM. This is a typical intermittent fasting schedule. You can even go as far as fasting for a full 24 hour cycle or just eat ONE meal a day until you’re back in Ketosis.

  1. DRINKING 1-2 TABLESPOONS OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (ACV) WITH A SPLASH OF LEMON JUICE DILUTED IN 1-2 CUPS OF WATER BEFORE/AFTER A MEAL HELPS:

-Improve insulin sensitivity during a high-carb meal and significantly lowers blood sugar and insulin responses.
-Reduce blood sugar by 34% after eating 50 grams of white bread.
-Lower blood sugar levels after meals.
(Note: You can add a splash of lemon juice to help with the taste. Lemon juice is also a natural antioxidant.)

  1. DRINK A LOT OF WATER!

When you consume carbs/sugar, your body automatically holds on to the water in your body thus resulting in the weight gain. By loading up on water, you will flush all that excess water OUT!

  1. WHEN YOU’RE HUNGRY, EAT FAT!
    This helps curb any carb or sugar cravings and helps you stay full LONGER! You can add MCT oil in your coffee as well.

5. EXERCISE
This helps your body send glycogen storage straight to your muscles so you end up using the glucose faster thus helping your body switch to burning fat/using ketones for energy. Take a 30 minute walk, do some stretches on the floor. Any physical activity will help.

6. GET PLENTY OF QUALITY SLEEP
To help your body recuperate and reset fully, it will need a complete reboot and there is no better way than by having some good quality sleep. Did you know that when you get less than 8 hrs of sleep each night you:

-Are hungrier
-Tend to crave for high carb foods
-Your cells become 30% less productive in using insulin
-Metabolism rate decreases

Keto Flourless Fat Bread (Magic Pill Documentary)

A flourless bread recipe using macadamia nuts. Just throw all the ingredients in a food processor to make the batter, bake and then voila! Your Keto Flourless Fat Bread!

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Keto Flourless Fat Bread

  • Servings: 14 slices
  • Difficulty: easy
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A flourless bread recipe using macadamia nuts. Just throw all the ingredients in a food processor to make the batter, bake and then voila! Your Keto Flourless Fat Bread!



Credit: OC Keto

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of raw macadamia nuts
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup of coconut butter (microwaved for 20 seconds to melt)
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 2 tbs of lemon juice

Directions

  1. In a food processor, crush the macadamia nuts.
  2. Drop each egg one at a time as the processor runs.
  3. Add the coconut butter.
  4. Add the vanilla extract, sea salt, baking soda, and lemon juice.
  5. Run the food processor until batter is well combined and smooth.
  6. Grease your bread pan or line with parchment paper.
  7. Transfer the bread batter onto the bread pan and distribute evenly.
  8. Using the mixing paddle, mix at medium speed until well combined.
  9. Set oven to 350 F and bake for 35 minutes.
  10. Let it cool and slice to your desired thickness.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 267 calories; 25 g fat; 3.5 g net carbs; 5 g protein; 157 mg sodium.

Keto Pork Belly Adobo Cabbage Tacos

Do you miss your street tacos? I know I do! Here’s a Filipino take on tacos using mouthwatering pork belly marinated in adobo sauce wrapped in cabbage. Simple to make and definite crowd pleaser!

Keto Pork Belly Adobo Cabbage Tacos

  • Difficulty: easy
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Do you miss your street tacos? I know I do! Here's a Filipino take on tacos using mouthwatering pork belly marinated in adobo sauce wrapped in cabbage. Simple to make and definite crowd pleaser!

Credit: OC Keto

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tbs garlic
  • 3 tbs soy sauce or liquid aminos
  • 5 tbs white vinegar
  • 1 tbs black whole peppercorns
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1.5 lbs of pork belly cubed
  • 1 head of cabbage or lettuce
  • lime/lemon for garnish

Directions

  1. Chop the onion and garlic then set aside.
  2. Mix the wet ingredients to create the sauce, add the spices and bay leaves.
  3. Chop the pork belly into 1-2 inch cubes and then season with salt and pepper.
  4. Turn your pressure cooker on to saute mode and brown the meat with oil on all sides and fry the fat well. Remove meat from pot and set aside.
  5. Saute the garlic and onion inside the pot until cooked through.
  6. Add the meat back into the pot and saute everything together.
  7. Add the sauce mixture into the pot and mix.
  8. Seal the pot and then set to high pressure for 20 minutes until meat is tender. Add more time as needed.
  9. Once meat is cooked, mix together in its sauce and then assemble the tacos onto cabbage/lettuce shells.
  10. Garnish with favorite toppings and dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Keto Salted Caramel Pecan Pie

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Keto Salted Caramel Pecan Pie

  • Servings: 12 slices
  • Difficulty: moderate
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A dessert dish perfect for your holiday celebration or if you just want a rich pie with that perfect crunch!

Credit: OC Keto

Ingredients

PIE CRUST:– 2 1/2 cup Superfine Blanched Almond Flour– 1/4 cup Lakanto monkfruit sweetener– 1/4 tsp sea salt– 1/4 cup melted ghee– 1 egg– 1/4 tsp of vanilla extractCARAMEL SAUCE:– 1 cup of butter– 1/4 cup Lakanto monkfruit sweetener– 1/4 tsp of sea salt– 2 cups heavy cream– 1 tsp of vanilla extractPIE CREAM:– 1 cup heavy cream– 2 tbs of powdered Lakanto monkfruit sweetener– 1/4 tsp of sea salt– 1/2 tsp of vanilla extractGARNISH: Crushed/Whole Pecans

Directions

  1. Start by creating the pie crust. In a food processor, pour all of your pie crust ingredients inside. Run the processor for 15-20 seconds until a dough forms.2. Mold the pie crust dough onto your pie pan or pie dish. Press onto the pan with your hands or a spoon.3. Poke holes all over the pie crust with a fork to prevent bubbling during baking. Create ridges along the edges with a fork if desired.4. Bake for 10-12 mins at 350 F.5. To make the caramel sauce, start by melting 1 cup of butter in a sauce pan on medium heat.6. Add the rest of the caramel sauce ingredients and continue to cook and mix carefully until a golden brown caramel like consistency forms. This could take several minutes. Be sure not to burn the sauce so keep mixing!7. Carefully pour the caramel sauce onto the pie crust and spread evenly. Once cool, place the crust in the refrigerator and leave it there for 1-2 hours.8. To make your pie cream, put all your cream ingredients into your electric mixer. Run the mixer and gradually increase to high speed until stiff peaks form.9. After 1-2 hrs, take out the pie crust and carefully spread the pie cream on top of it. Spread evenly. If the cream begins to melt at the bottom, the caramel sauce is not cold enough and may need more time to cool.10. Drizzle the top of the pie with the caramel sauce. (reheat the sauce just enough if needed). Add whole or crushed pecans. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Per Serving: 520 calories; 7 g fat; 4 g net carbs; 10 g protein; 147 mg sodium.

Keto Chocolate Dessert Chaffle

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Keto Chocolate Dessert Chaffle

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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A simple waffle or bread alternative to satisfy your cravings! Make large batches and store in the freezer.

Credit: OC Keto

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp Cream Cheese
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 tbsp Almond Flour
  • 3 tbsp Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Directions

  1. Whisk all the ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Plug in your chaffle maker and grease with avocado oil or butter.
  3. Once the chaffle light turns green, carefully pour 2-3 tbsps of the batter onto the chaffle maker. Close the lid and once the red light turns green again, remove the chaffle with a spatula.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 until all the batter is used up.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 134 calories; 10 g fat; 1 g net carbs; 6 g protein; 99 mg sodium.

Keto Chocolate Fudge Brownies

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Keto Chocolate Fudge Brownies

  • Servings: 16 slices
  • Difficulty: easy
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Here's an easy classic Keto brownie recipe that has always been a hit at home! Ask the kids join in on the fun!

Credit: OC Keto

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Superfine Blanched Almond Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 10 tbsp Butter
  • ¼ cup Cacao (Cocoa) Powder
  • 4 tbsp Unsweetened Dark Chocolate Baking Chips
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ cup Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener
  • Lakanto Monkfruit Powdered Sweetener

Directions

  1. Melt the softened butter and chocolate baking chips in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add more time if needed.
  2. Whisk together until a fudge like consistency is created.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the almond flour, cocoa powder, monkfruit sweetener, baking powder. Mix the dry ingredients together.
  4. In another bowl, add the eggs, vanilla extract and then mix together.
  5. Add the fudge to the egg mixture and combine well.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients to complete your batter and mix.
  7. Grease your brownie pan with keto-friendly oil (I use avocado oil spray).
  8. Add your batter to the pan and spread evenly.
  9. Bake in the oven at 350 F for 20 minutes.
  10. When cooked and cooled, slice the brownies to your desired sizes and then dust with powdered monkfruit sweetener.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 121 calories; 11 g fat; 1 g net carbs; 3 g protein; 18 mg sodium.

Ribs with Asparagus & Sesame Salad

When you’re a full time working parent juggling things from a project at work, baseball practice, and doing the laundry, sometimes it just makes sense to skip cooking a 100% homemade dinner for the family. Though I love to cook, there are times when I would just rather hit the store and find something good to bring home.

One of my go-to places is Costco and for the money, you just get a lot of value. There are so many meal ideas that are ready to buy over there and I love how they have pre-cooked meat.

For this meal, I bought baby back ribs, a bag of asparagus, and some romaine lettuce. I just popped the ribs in my good old Breville convection oven, sauteed the asparagus in some butter and garlic, and prepared an easy salad topped with nuts, parmigiano reggiano and drizzled in asian sesame dressing. Costco is definitely a life saver when it comes to semi-homemade meals!

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Keto Almond Golden Bread

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Keto Almond Golden Bread

  • Servings: 16 slices
  • Difficulty: medium
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Credit: OC Keto

Ingredients

    A light and simple Keto bread option perfect for toast and your favorite Keto spread.
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Xantham Gum
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 5-6 eggs
  • 3 1/2 oz Butter (softened)
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil

Directions

  1. Mix together in a mixing bowl the almond flour, baking powder, xantham gum, and sea salt.
  2. In an electric mixer, whisk the eggs and slowly incorporate the softened butter.
  3. Add the coconut oil.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the mix. Continue mixing.
  5. Line the bread pan with parchment paper. Grease if needed.
  6. Pour the bread batter onto the bread pan then set the oven to 340 F for 40 mins.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 122 calories; 11 g fat; 2 g net carbs; 4 g protein; 150 mg sodium.