Need an Easy Autumn Keto Dessert?

My latest effort was so much more creamy after whipping the ingredients

I have found an easy Autumn Keto dessert that would be perfect any time of day. I even eat it for breakfast some mornings!

It only has 2.8g of carbs, boasts 11g of fat, tastes creamy, delicious, and satisfies that pumpkin craving you surely have at this time of the year.

What is it? It’s called Mini Keto Pumpkin Cheesecakes and I adapted it from a recipe on Pinterest by Kasey Trenum’s blog.

It’s a very easy recipe made with cream cheese, canned pumpkin, egg, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and Swerve sweetener.

I love that my silicone muffin liners make these so easy to pop right out after refrigeration, then I just top them with sugar-free whipped cream!

I halved the recipe which makes 6 tiny cheesecakes, plenty for sharing or hogging all to myself, lol.

If you don’t have whipped cream or don’t want to take the time to make any, Vanilla Bean Halo Top works pretty well too!

A smidge Of Vanilla Bean Halo Top compliments the cheesecake

The fat content keeps you satisfied all morning or evening, whenever you decide to partake! This would also be a great filling for an almond flour crust.

The first time I tried this recipe, I hand mixed the ingredients. It was still delicious but not as creamy as the 2nd time when I whipped them. Y’all!!

Doesn’t this look delicious?

16 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup Swerve sweetener

2eggs

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1T pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp vanilla

Now remember, I halved this recipe. The next step is to whip all the ingredients and pour into silicone lined muffin tins. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Refrigerate after cooling. Pop one out and top with your choice of low-carb topping and enjoy! 😋

Autumn is the Perfect Time for Soup

https://medium.com/@kimsmyth/autumn-is-the-perfect-time-for-soup-e154d7377b21

Click on the above link for a tasty version of a keto fat bomb soup-originally published on Medium

2019 North Texas Walk for PKD

I’m making it easy for you to donate in my team’s name this year! Just click on the link, enter my name (Kim Smyth) in the Box (find an individual) and your donation will count towards my team fundraising goal.

Register and fundraise for your local Walk for PKD. A cure is our finish line!
— Read on pkdfoundation.salsalabs.org/2019walkforpkd-northtexas/index.html

Thank you all in advance, by now you know that my mother passed in 2014 from complications of her PKD and that I also have it. Luckily, I am not symptomatic yet, and take preventive measures to stay that way!

Millions aren’t so lucky though and have to have transplants or suffer through years of dialysis like my mom did. She was on it for over 18 years!

Please give whatever you’re comfortable with, every little bit helps and again, thanks so much, I appreciate it and so does the foundation!

Almond Flour Makes the Difference!

What a difference my second attempt at Keto Bagels using Fathead dough was since I used Almond flour, which I didn’t have the first time!

I actually found a cheaper brand of almond flour at Aldi! A 1lb bag from Baker’s Corner, 6 carbs (per 1/4 cup), gluten free, cost $6.99!

On my first attempt seen here, I used flax and egg to sub for the absence of almond flour. I kept the rest of the recipe the same, yet they came out tiny but still tasty.

This time, I measured everything carefully, used almond flour, egg, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, baking powder and followed the directions to the letter.

BOOM! These bagels came out of the oven beautifully browned, large, dense, almost like ciabatta instead of a bagel. The cheese also lends a sourdough like flavor.

Keto bagels fresh from the oven using Fathead dough

If you are following a Keto diet (or lifestyle like me) and you’ve been missing bread, these bagels are just the ticket! I only eat a half at a time and I’m totally full.

Today I paired an egg cup with half a bagel, slathered in grass-fed butter and some sugar-free strawberry preserves I made on Monday. YUM!!

This time I used the recipe from Fit Mom Journey and maybe that made a difference too. Now, I don’t know if the macros are for a whole or half bagel but they are this:

292 calories, 25g of fat, 4.5 net carbs, 14 g of protein.

Let me know if you have given these a try or even would! Do you indulge in bread once in a while as long as you make it yourself?

I have other go-to breads as well, like 90 second Keto bread and more. Check out my Pinterest page for other great ideas!

The Need to Grow Part II

This morning I watched a very important film called The Need to Grow and immediately went on a crusade to share it with the world.

It hit me so profoundly that I want to help in whatever small way that I can, so for me being a blogger, writer, and freelancer, my way is sharing the news.

Why should you care?

Do you know where your food comes from? Do you care whether the food you eat is poisoned or at least tainted by GMOs and pesticides? What about your kids and theirs?

Do you realize that if we keep going the way we are, we will run out of healthy soil and will not be able to farm at all???

I blogged about this over on my other blog Words on a Page and then I shared that blog on all of my social media channels (except Instagram) (only because I don’t know how yet)

I’m going to share it here too, just in case you don’t want to go visit my other blog-here is the link:

https://grow.foodrevolution.org/?orid=730769&opid=314&inf_contact_key=4ca7370c9436c36cdb7a422d3ad473fdd18a532c4142cb79caf2b269de1401fa

I have a head start at least if I plan to make some changes at home. I recycle. I grow indoor herbs and vegetables that can be moved outside for a starter garden.

I can make a vow here and now that you can help me be accountable for, I will try.

I have pets and other challenges, but if I can do a vertical garden, that will work well! Plus, my husband won’t have to mow around my garden.

Or, maybe I tell him my plan and he even HELPS me grow a garden. I mean, he has recently jumped on the “get healthy” bandwagon too!

He eats better, exercises almost every day, works out with weights, he has dropped from 206 to 177 in just three months!! I hate him (just kidding) but I AM jelly!!

Together, we can do our part to help change the planet by changing our thinking. Industrial farming is killing us. Monsanto knows this, yet they don’t stop their way of farming.

This film is the answer to the problem in the movie Idiocracy-unfortunately, it’s all coming true!! Go watch it again if you don’t believe me!

We can also start supporting our local farmer’s markets, stop shopping at Walmart for our produce, although that will be a challenge for me. I’d rather grow my own than convince the hubs to stop going to Walmart. 😉

Please take just one hour out of your day to watch this ground-breaking film, everyone has to eat, so everyone should be part of the solution.

Let me know your thoughts and ideas after you watch it please!!