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Thursday, July 25, 2013

KETO: Taco Bake and Lemon Cheesecake

Time for some more low-carb recipes!

Low Carb Taco Bake
http://www.food.com/recipe/low-carb-taco-bake-119732

This recipe is really simple, and a fun way to mix it up a little bit when you find yourself eating similar items time and time again! I can't tell you how many times we've had tacos for dinner. Anything we can do to spice it up while remaining in ketosis is fine by me.

Lemon Cheesecake
http://www.food.com/recipe/low-carb-lemon-cheesecake-bars-97486

The lemon cheesecake is fantastic and easy to make. Be sure to mix thoroughly! I was lazy one time and left little cream cheese chunks floating in there. Still tasty, but changes the texture a lot (texture can fully ruin a meal for me).


Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday Review: Prince Lionheart Soft Booster Seat

I was not paid to endorse this product, these words are my own. Affiliate link used.
As Nathan approached the weight limit for our old high chair, I started thinking about what type of seat would be best to serve our needs. My biggest complaint about the high chair was how difficult it was to clean. Sure, the cover could go in the washer, the top tray could go in the dishwasher; I still had to dig into the numerous little nooks and crannies all over the place. So my biggest focus with the booster seat was it being easy to clean.

Enter the Prince Lionheart Soft Booster Seat.

As soon as I saw it I knew it was the booster seat for me! I wanted to order it right away but held off on my impulse and went in-store to make the purchase. It has been a huge lifesaver for me! Not only it is incredibly easy to clean, but it is portable, reasonably priced, durable, and convenient. It has little grippers on the underside to keep it in place on a hard seat or booth at a restaurant, and the little edge keeps your toddler in place. This product also comes in a variety of colors to go with many decors.

One thing I should warn you about, if you've got a giant kid: my little guy fit into this seat before he had learned to sit still. If he leans way over he can (and did) tip it. For a short while my husband and I had to scoot right up near him in case he made a break for it. This product isn't meant to wrangle up a wiggly baby! Just something to watch out for if you have to move your child into a booster when they are quite young.




The reviews I present are my own words and thoughts, and are in no way impacted by an outside source. I post these because sometimes it is difficult to find unbiased, quality reviews on products, but I sure rely on them before making my own purchases. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Intermittent Keto

My husband and I have decided to return to our eating habits of ketogenic throughout the week, and whatever on the weekends. We strayed from this when we found ourselves overindulging every single weekend and practically breaking even by Monday with the weight loss. The problem is that we just shoveled food into our mouths and let the carbohydrates take over 2 days each week.

The thing about sugars and carbohydrates (yes, I'm being redundant) is that they make you crave more of the same. Eating 200 calories of chicken would fill you up, while 200 calories of potato chips is just getting started!

So, for the time being (possibly indefinitely) we are back to our low-carb living throughout the weekdays and focusing on keeping our weekends reasonable.

Instead of just eating anything ketogenic and limiting carbs alone, I will be watching my calorie intake as well. That way, instead of losing 2 pounds in a week and regaining that with water weight alone, I might actually make some progress in those five days!