I’m Nuts for the New KetoDietQuizApp Game

What you see when you open the app


Hey everyone, and good morning! I have great news for fans of the Keto Diet Basic app or users like me. There’s a new game in town and they are calling it the Keto Diet Quiz App-It’s a fun way to learn about low-carb eating and it’s in a game form.

What you see when you open the original app

The advantages are that it is 100% free, there are no subscriptions, no ads, and no sign-ups. You simply download the app like any other, and start playing the game. It is to test your knowledge on keto and low carb living, while also providing you with helpful resources within the game.

The app is available on IOS and Android by going to either the Google play store or the App Store for iPhone, iPad users. Users of the Keto Diet App can find the buttons in the latest blog and download them right from the page!

I already installed mine on my phone today and learned a thing or two myself! Like which nuts have the least/most carbs, you may be surprised at the answers. Turns out that pistachios and cashew nuts are highest in carbs!

Almonds are lowest in net carbs and highest of all nuts in protein (6g per serving).

What about seeds? Chia seeds have 1.4g of NET carbs, meaning once you remove the fiber grams from the total carb count, 9.9g from 11.3g respectively, you end up with 1.4 net carbs.

They also lower blood sugar and improve satiety, are ant-inflammatory, and provide a good source of calcium. Of all nuts and seeds, chia seeds contain the highest levels of fiber. See how much you can learn with this game?

That is just the tip of the iceberg, there are thousands of questions with various categories and levels of difficulty. Take the quizzes, take notes, share with your friends and compare your answers and your new knowledge.

Combined with the Keto Diet App, this new Quiz app will have you an expert in no time, or simply make it more fun to learn how to live low carb and love it! Try it out today and let me know what you think!

The developer is Martina Slajerova who created the original Keto Diet app.

Off the Wagon

Good morning everyone, I know, it’s been a while since my last post. How was your Valentine’s Day? Did you try my recipe I shared last time?

I have to admit, since I have been gone, we have been going through a rough time and I have fallen off the Keto wagon. Time to detox, shape up, and get back on the plan again. Keto on as they say.

Seriously, I have gained at least four pounds in the last month, I think it may be more like eight! That is not good. My pants are uncomfortable and I have a bit of a belly…how did this happen so fast??

My husband lost his mom on January 19 and the honest truth is, we both have been eating for comfort, not that he was doing keto with me anyway, but I bet he has gained some too.

I would eat like normal during the day but when he got home and did not want to cook, we would go out to eat, which means for us most of the time, Mexican food! I would be fine if I could stay away from the chips and ignore my margarita attraction…but I didn’t.

That is why I have been reluctant to post, however, I will be getting back on track here very soon. I cannot stand feeling tired, bloated, achy, and irritable. Following a mostly keto lifestyle keeps me feeling my best.

So I plugged my new weight (grrr) into the macro calculator and it looks like I need to strive for these macros: Carbs: 15.63g-Protein: 44.97g-Fats: 111.96g Calories: 1250

This will be tough to stick to, but I’m going to try. If I fall off again, I will start over.

Luckily, I know just what to do, how to eat, and how to detox and begin again. I use ACV tea every other morning, go back to eggs and bacon for breakfast, salad with a protein for lunch, and a source of protein, non-starchy vegetable, and salad for dinner. Then a fat bomb for dessert. 🙂

ACV tea is simply 6 oz. of hot water with 1tbsp of each apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, honey (Stevia for me), and a dash of Ceylon cinnamon. It’s good for what ails ya, even if you don’t need to detox.

This is what works for me, my lab work is proof that it does. Even with my cheating, I saw my nephrologist last week and he checked my labs from the previous week-I had nothing out of range!!

He runs a complete metabolic panel, a complete blood count, a urinalysis, Uric acid, PTH+Calcium, Phos+Magnesium all which came out great and I got an A+!!

I plan to start posting again, even if it’s only weekly…I have a few other projects going on so we will see. Anyway, glad to be back after a short break, did you even miss me?

Do you know your macros? Or how to avoid Keto flu? Have a sample meal plan? Maybe these will be some ideas for future posts if that interests you. Have a fabulous Tuesday and get back on that wagon!

Share Some Lemon with Your Love This Valentine’s Day

Making lemony fat bombs with cream cheese is easy with my Cuisinart stick blender

We all love chocolate, but it gets old after a while, am I right?! If you agree, you might like to share some lemon cheesecake fat bombs with your love this Valentine’s Day.

I have this cute little heart-shaped silicone mold that makes the perfect, pretty, presentation for these delicious lemon cheesecake fat bombs. Portable, shareable, and sure to delight that lemon lover in your life.

I found this recipe on Pinterest at Cookpadrecipes.com and tweaked it a little to make it more lemony, and add some lemongrass essential oil into my life. I always take the opportunity to add essential oils into my cooking to support my immune system.

I like to use Dr Axe’s brand of lemongrass essential oil because I trust his product (actually called Ancient Apothecary) to be quality tested, 100% pure and therapeutic grade.

Also, to make mixing the fat bombs easier, I used my handy Cuisinart Stick Blender which makes the job take about three minutes and delivers a smooth, creamy product.

Then, I just spooned enough of the mixture into the molds to fill them to the top, set the silicone mold on a small tray and put them in the freezer to harden. That will take a few hours to overnight.

Here is the recipe with my simple tweaks:

  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 tablespoons granular sweetener (like Pyure)
  • 2 tablespoons pure lemon juice (not from concentrate)
  • 1 TBSP finely grated lemon zest (optional)
  • 2 drops of lemongrass essential oil
  • 1/4 tsp of lemon extract

That’s it! Mix well after softening the butter and cream cheese to room temperature and spoon into the molds. If you have any left over, either eat it right then, spoon into cupcake silicone molds and top with sugar-free whipped cream for an after dinner treat, or use any other molds you might have to make more fat bombs.

Here is what the end product looks like:

Pretty right? Surprise your love with this lemony treat, sugar-free yet satisfying with 0.5 grams of carbs and less than 60 calories per piece!

My Review of Real Good Pizza With Cauliflower Crust

Pepperoni Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

Afternoon everyone, sorry I’ve been gone so long, yet today I’m back with my review of Real Good Pizza with Cauliflower Crust.

I’m sorry to say that I will honestly have to give this one a thumbs down. 😔

Not that it wasn’t edible, it was, but after having (and loving) the Real Good Pizza that uses chicken as it’s crust, this one was tasteless and dry.

I’m not sure where they went wrong, I’ve made Cauliflower Crust before and it turned out great. Maybe they added too much almond flour or not enough spices.

There was not very much marinara sauce either. If it weren’t for the mozzarella and pepperoni toppings, this one would have ended up in the trash.

One note, read the box! You are only supposed to eat 1/4 of the pizza for the proper macros. I remember the first Real Good Pizza I ate, I did not read the box-I ate the WHOLE thing, lol.

I saw 4 carbs and 25g of protein and thought that was for the whole pizza! 🤣 No! It’s for 1/2 the pizza. Now, remember, I’m talking about the one with the chicken Crust.

Nutrition information

This pizza that I tried today was Pepperoni with Cauliflower Crust. This one has 6g of carbs and 19g of protein per serving, which is 1/4 the pizza. It’s also 18g of fat, so I had a delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bomb for dessert.

When you are following a Keto diet, you are supposed to have more (good) fat than anything. Fat bombs are a great way to get there! My Pinterest page has lots of different flavors if you’re interested!

Real Good has many different products to choose from, if I were you, I would try the chicken crust products, including pizza, enchiladas, and poppers. 😊

No, I’m not getting paid by Real Good Pizza or any of their products, I just wanted to share my honest opinion. As for me, I’m sticking to their original pepperoni pizza, must be the meat lover in me!

Questions, comments? Tell me what you think.

Hiatus

I just want to apologize for my absence as of late. My mother-in-law is on hospice and I have been overwhelmed and uninspired to write. I have not set any goals, nor made any resolutions. Right now I’m feeling tired and if I feel like cheating by taking some small comfort from food, I have…albeit not too much. I can’t seem to eat very much lately without feeling too full, so hopefully I haven’t fallen too far off the track.

I appreciate your patience, kind words and understanding during this difficult time and I will be back to blogging when I can. Please say a prayer for my husband’s mother as well as for him, he needs all the uplifting he can get right now. Thank you.