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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

KETO: Spicy Chicken and "Rice" and Bullet Coffee

Since the end of December, my husband and I have been eating low carb, save for a couple cheat days. I have lost just under 26 pounds since then! This morning I decided to try something new with our cauliflower, and the results were fantastic!

I just kept adding spices and tasting the result, these are approximations of what I added. Your tastes may vary.

Spicy Chicken and Riced Cauliflower
Serves 4

Ingredients: 
1   head of cauliflower, cut and steamed
2 chicken breasts, fully cooked and diced
2   oz crumbled cheddar cheese (I prefer sharp, but medium works)
3   TBS butter, unsalted
1 TBS Sriracha
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cayenne powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 TBS Sour Cream - on the side (per serving)

Mash up the cauliflower and put over low heat on the stove top. Add the cheddar cheese and butter and stir until melted and incorporated. Add the rest of the seasonings, mix well, and taste the result. Add more of whatever it takes to make this dish great for you. Serve with a dollop of sour cream!

According to MyFitnessPal, each serving gives you:
283 calories
7 carbs minus 3 fiber = 4 net carbs
17g fat
24g protein


Bullet Coffee
Serves 1

This recipe has been replicated numerous times, and I am certainly not the originator of it. My version is as follows:

Ingredients:
Brewed Coffee - 1 cup
1 TBS Nutiva Coconut Oil
1 TBS Darigold 40 Heavy Cream
2 TBS Sugar Free Vanilla
Blender

Blend the coffee with the coconut oil, then add cream and sweetener and blend once more to froth up the drink. Fantastic way to get your caffeine and a high dose of fat for breakfast!

MFP reports this as:
192 calories
20g fat
0g carbs
0g protein

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tantrums and Individuality

Very recently Nathan has started throwing mini tantrums.

Pretty amusing actually, but I know better than to laugh. His initial version consisted of stomping around in an angry circle while flailing his arms a bit. Now it is more or less the same followed by him bending at the waist and putting his face to the ground, ostrich-style. Silly boy!

He is throwing them all over the place too. Every time he doesn't get what he wants (intentionally from us or unintentionally) he's off again. He is quick to scream or cry, and our sleep training has taken a major step backward. I can likely attribute it to his molars coming in (agonizingly slow) as well as his recent immunizations. Just hoping for the best at this point.

We often go on little walks and have Nathan hold our hands. For the past few walks, however, he has decided that the limp baby technique will get him out of having to be attached to us. When it doesn't work in his favor, and he gets picked up instead, he cries out. Sorry little guy, you're not running around freely in the parking lot!

I realize Nathan is getting to the age where he wants more freedom and individuality, and I am trying to give him choices in order to have more control of his own actions. However, regardless of what I do, there seems to be a lot more crying these days.

How did you guys make it through these types of days?