I think one of the most valuable lessons when learning to adopt a Keto lifestyle is understanding just how simple it is to eat this way in the many restaurants you find. Denny’s is a perfect example. It is not the kind of establishment that you would consider if you were looking for healthy meal options, and yet, with a few strategic choices, you can absolutely have a healthy, keto-friendly meal.
Breakfast on the Run Does Not Have to be Carb-Fueled
Case in point, while on my summer road trip through New England, I stopped here for breakfast. I had a cheese omelet, bacon, sausage, unsweetened tea, and black coffee. It was filling, delicious, relatively inexpensive, and perfectly acceptable for the keto diet.
As you can see, with relatively minor tweaks, keeping to a low carb, high fat keto diet is easy no matter where you are.
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I finished my journal last night. It is the journal I have been working from since February of 2017. In these 19 months, I have created a new life.
The very first entry was affirmations that I created after reading The Miraculous Morning by Hal Elrod. This post is not about that book, but it is a great read, and it inspired me to accomplish a number of things that I have in the past year and a half.
Here are the affirmations that I wrote on Feb 6, 2017:
I want to live a lifestyle that allows me the opportunity to secure wealth and stability.
I want to own land and property for both investment and wealth-building.
I want to be healthy and slim to maximize my quality of life.
I want to grow in my study of philosophy, the occult, and esoteric knowledge.
I want to deepen my love and appreciation for my partner to bring us closer together and walking a shared path for as long as we both choose to do so.
basil pesto Caprese stuffed avocado drizzled with balsamic glaze makes an incredible light lunch or snack!
Take creamy avocados to a different level with this stuffed avocado recipe! Sweet and juicy grape/cherry tomatoes with fresh mozzarella balls are tossed in basil pesto with a touch of garlic, then stuffed into avocado halves! Drizzle with a balsamic glaze for an incredible flavor combination.
If I have learned nothing over the past year, and particularly in the last 6 months, it is the value of defining your own identity and crafting your own life. Having a partner is a wonderful thing, but you must have your own identity independent of them. A partner does not complete you, a partner enhances, complements and enriches your life.
Many people are too willing to give up who they are for the sake of a relationship. When they lose their sense of adventure and joy in life, they wonder what happened. Their partner wonders what happened to the amazing person they fell in love with. Do not fall into this trap. Embrace and love yourself.
Crispy bacon wrapped bratwursts are smothered in a rich beer cheese sauce.
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Party Food
Servings: 6 people
Author: Susie Bulloch
12 slices bacon
Beer Cheese Sauce
(To make a keto friendly version of this, I would omit the flour. Alternatively, you could experiment with coconut, almond or some other flour substitute. Personally, I would just use a slice of cheddar cheese).
3 Tablespoons salted butter
3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour (experiment with flour substitutes, if you want to make the sauce.)
3/4 cup whole milk
3/4 cup beer (preferably an ale)
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (less if you want the sauce to be mild)
3 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat your grill to 400-450 degrees F for indirect grilling.
Wrap each bratwurst with two strips of bacon. Tuck the ends of the bacon strips or secure with toothpicks so the bacon doesn’t unravel on the grill.
Cook the bratwursts on indirect heat for 10-15 minutes, turning frequently until the internal temperature of the bratwursts reaches 165 degrees F.
Once your brats are on the grill, start the beer cheese sauce.
In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and whisk in the flour until a thick paste forms.
Pour in the milk and whisk constantly, breaking up any clumps, until the mixture comes to a boil. Stir in the beer, again whisking constantly, until the sauce is smooth.
Reduce the heat to low and stir in the dijon mustard, salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder.
Add the cheese to the sauce in batches and stir in slowly until the cheese is entirely melted.
Toast your bratwursts buns on the grill and then start serving the bacon wrapped bratwursts in the toasty buns alongside the warm beer cheese sauce. I find it best to keep the sauce warming in the skillet during serving to prevent the cheese from getting hard. Enjoy!!