Creamy Jalapeno Chicken

I cannot express enough how tasty this meal was. If you are bored with eating the same ole’ seasoned chicken… You need to take a stab at this recipe. Fairly easy to make and you can change it up by adding just a few ingredients.

The only thing I really wish I had on hand for this one was bacon, but regardless the recipe was perfect. Bacon makes everything better though, am I right?

You can add different seasonings and other cheeses if desired. I really want to try this dish in the cast iron skillet as well.

The video on how I made it is below.

 

Here’s the recipe:

Creamy Jalapeno Chicken 
Ingredients:
2 large chicken breast
3/4 cup shredded cheddar
Half a block of cheddar cheese sliced and cut in half pieces
4 jalapeno peppers diced
3/4 cup Heavy whipping cream
1 package full-fat cream cheese, softened
1/2-1 tbsp Pink Himalayan salt and herb blend
1/4 tsp Pink Himalayan salt
Pepper to taste

Optional: bacon (I didn’t have any on hand but it would’ve made this dish!)

Before preparing chicken:
Slice pieces of blocked cheddar and cut in half to be placed in chicken pockets
Dice jalapenos

Directions:
1. Preheat stovetop on low/ medium heat and add oven-safe skillet (can also use a glass baking dish, just skip this step)

2. Also preheat oven to 350

3. Combine jalapenos, heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, shredded cheddar, and spices in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

4. Slice slits in chicken to create small lined pockets every half inch or so.

5. Place cheddar slices in each pocket.

6. Place chicken in skillet and pour creamy mixture with jalapenos on top of chicken breast and in skillet.

7. Place oven-safe skillet with chicken in oven for 40 minutes or until cooked thoroughly. The cheese mixture will start to brown and bubble.

⛺Keto Campfire Meal⛺

We recently went camping and wanted to share one of our favorite campfire meals.

Pack some aluminum foil, your favorite seasoning, and change it up if you’d like. This meal definitely had some heat to it. 

I did the prepping🔪 prior to leaving for our trip but I’ve done it at the campsite as well. I pre-chopped a head of cabbage and trimmed up the radishes placing them in a baggy to pack in the cooler.

In the pouches we included:
head of chopped cabbage
uncured kielbasa from Sprouts
half an onion- diced
1 jalapeno- diced
radishes- quartered
4-5 tbsp grass fed butter spread over 3 foil pouches
✅a side of avocado after cooking
topped with shredded cheddar

*for the kiddos I made a separate pouch without jalapeno.
*be sure to double up the foil and flip halfway between cooking

21 Day Keto Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intro

We get asked all the time what’s the fastest way to lose weight. Although going keto is our initial answer, people want to know exactly what to do. Of course there are a lot of paths someone can go down but we wanted to outline one way that works for us to get the fastest results possible. This blog post will follow Jon’s 21 Day keto challenge that incorporates pure therapeutic ketones, fasting, intermittent fasting, and a complete keto meal plan. Tune into this blog post for daily updates on my 21 Day Keto journey.

 

To kick off this 21 days of keto success the first thing I like to do is a 60 hour Keto ReBoot. This Keto ReBoot is a metabolic reset in a box. It comes packed with everything necessary to go without food for 60 hours while preserving muscle, keeping energy levels up, and depleting glycogen stores, allowing you to get in a deep state of ketosis.

Following the 60 hours without any food and only utilizing the ReBoot kit, I’ll then go 19 days with a functional fat coffee for breakfast, pure therapeutic ketones for lunch, and a simple ketogenic meal for dinner. Stay tuned and I’ll share the full meal plan, the shopping list, and all the macros. In order to create the fastest fat loss possible, I’ve chosen to keep my daily caloric intake less than 1,000 calories as outlined below. At my age, height, and weight in order to maintain weight, it’s recommended I eat 2490 calories a day. By creating a 1500 calorie/day deficit before my workouts this allows me to sustain a higher level of fat loss as my body dips into my fat reserves for those extra 1500 calories. Once I add in exercise this will add another 300-500 calorie deficit. It’s important to note that you can do this effectively while preserving muscle only while supplementing with pure therapeutic ketones.

  • FAT  will be 70-80% of my calories (700-800) which is about 78-88 grams
  • PROTEIN will be 20-25% of my calories (200-250) which is 50-62.5 grams
  • CARBS will be 5-10% of my calories (50-100) which is 12.5-25 grams of carbs

Day 1 – 199 lbs

Starting off day one is very simple with the Reboot Kit. Simply follow the schedule below, drink lots of water, and don’t give in to the habit of eating.

Food & Supplements

    1. Upon waking KETO//OS® Max
    2. Mid-morning SIGNAL//OS® Capsules (2)
    3. Noon BETTER//BROTH™
    4. 3pm KETO//OS®
    5. Max 6pm BETTER//BROTH™
    6. 8pm KETO//KALM™ SIGNAL//OS® Capsules (2)

Exercise

  • 15k Steps
  • 20 Push ups
  • 20 sit ups

Day 2 – 197.2 lbs

Day two is always the toughest for me. My body was definitely in the cleansing mode. I spent a lot of time making trips to the restroom, but this is how I know I’m clearing out all the junk and getting my body reset for awesomeness.
Food & Supplements:

    1. Upon waking KETO//OS® Max
    2. Mid-morning SIGNAL//OS® Capsules (2)
    3. Noon BETTER//BROTH™
    4. 3pm KETO//OS®
    5. Max 6pm BETTER//BROTH™
    6. 8pm KETO//KALM™ SIGNAL//OS® Capsules (2)

Exercise

  • 5k steps (was pretty tired this day)
  • 20 Push ups
  • 20 sit ups

Day 3 – 192.6 lbs

Woke up feeling great. I went for a 1.6 mile run at 5:30 am and was high energy most of the day. I measured my blood ketones and it was at 5.3. I did start to get bogged down before dinner and you could tell the hangriness was kicking in as the day wore on. Eating my first meal in 72 years was a definite treat I’ve never had such a great tasting salad!

Food & Supplements

    1. Upon waking KETO//KREME and Black Coffee
    2. Multi Vitamin Multi Mineral (Vimerson Mens Vitamin)
    3. Lunch Time KETO//OS® MAX
    4. Dinner – Salad with Chicken, Olives, Cheese, MCT Oil, Avocado and a high fat dressingChicken Salad

Exercise

  • 12,804 steps (with 1.6 miles of that being a run)
  • 20 Push ups
  • 20 sit ups
  • 3,535 calories burned

Day 4 – 190 lbs

I thought by this point I would hungrier than what I was. Surprisingly enough I was able to sit through two lunch meetings at work where lunch was provided and had no issue passing up the food. My energy level towards the evening right before dinner was down a little but I’m attributing that to the fact I only got 5 hours of sleep the night before. I made sure to get in the bed earlier this night because good sleep does contribute to a healthy body and continued weight loss.

Food & Supplements

    1. Upon waking KETO//KREME and Black Coffee
    2. Multi Vitamin Multi Mineral (Vimerson Mens Vitamin)
    3. Lunch Time KETO//OS® MAX
    4. Dinner – Salad with 8 oz of Salmon, 1/2 oz of Cheese, 1-Avocado and a high fat dressing (organic ranch)
    5. Salmon Salad 1

Exercise

  • 12,243 steps (didn’t run today but did purposefully walk more often)
  • 20 Push ups
  • 20 sit ups
  • 3,444 calories burned

Day 5 – 187 lbs

Food & Supplements

    1. Upon waking KETO//KREME and Black Coffee
    2. Multi Vitamin Multi Mineral (Vimerson Mens Vitamin)
    3. Lunch Time KETO//OS® MAX
    4. Dinner – Grilled chicken, brussel Sprouts with bacon cooked in MCT oil topped with Kerrygold butter with one avocado on the side.

Chicken Brussel and avocado

Exercise

  • 12,672 steps
  • 20 Push ups
  • 20 sit ups
  • 3,405 calories burned

Day 6 – 186.6 lbs

Food & Supplements

    1. Upon waking KETO//KREME and Black Coffee
    2. Multi Vitamin Multi Mineral (Vimerson Mens Vitamin)
    3. Lunch Time KETO//OS® MAX
    4. Dinner – Grilled Salmon, broccoli topped with hand shredded cheese,  Salmon w broccoli and avocado

Exercise

  • 12,484 steps
  • 20 Push ups
  • 20 sit ups
  • 3,189 calories burned

 

Day 7 – 185 lbs

Food & Supplements

    1. Upon waking KETO//KREME and Black Coffee
    2. Multi Vitamin Multi Mineral (Vimerson Mens Vitamin)
    3. Lunch Time KETO//OS® MAX
    4. Dinner – 1/4 lb Bacon Cheeseburger on a bed of lettuce with a side of mashed cauliflower and an avocado.

Bacon cheese burger on lettus with mashed cauliflour

Exercise

  • 14,332 steps
  • 20 Push ups
  • 20 sit ups
  • 4,027 calories burned

Day 8 – 185.4 lbs

Food & Supplements

  1. Upon waking KETO//KREME and Black Coffee
  2. Multi Vitamin Multi Mineral (Vimerson Mens Vitamin)
  3. Lunch Time KETO//OS® MAX
  4. Dinner – Salmon topped with avocado salsa and a side of mashed cauliflower
  5. Salmon with avocado salsa

Exercise

  • 12,033 steps
  • 20 Push ups
  • 20 sit ups
  • 3,357 calories burned

Day 9 – 184.2 lbs

Food & Supplements

  1. Upon waking KETO//KREME and Black Coffee
  2. Multi Vitamin Multi Mineral (Vimerson Mens Vitamin)
  3. Lunch Time KETO//OS® MAX
  4. Dinner – Bacon wrapped chicken stuffed with guacamole with a side of cauliflower riceChicken and Quac

Exercise

  • 13,539 steps
  • 20 Push ups
  • 20 sit ups
  • 3,781 calories burned

Day 10 – 189 lbs

Food & Supplements

  1. Upon waking KETO//KREME and Black Coffee
  2. Multi Vitamin Multi Mineral (Vimerson Mens Vitamin)
  3. Lunch Time KETO//OS® MAX
  4. Dinner – Bell Peppers stuffed with Grass Fed beef, green chilies, and topped with cheddar cheese
  5. peppers

Exercise

  • 12,414 steps
  • 20 Push ups
  • 20 sit ups
  • 3,244 calories burned

Day 11 – 184 lbs

Food & Supplements

  1. Upon waking KETO//KREME and Black Coffee
  2. Multi Vitamin Multi Mineral (Vimerson Mens Vitamin)
  3. Lunch Time KETO//OS® MAX
  4. Dinner – Grass fed Ribeye Steak with 2 tbsp of kerrygold butter and a side of mashed cauliflower
  5. Steak

Exercise

  • 12,671 steps
  • 20 Push ups
  • 20 sit ups
  • 3,612 calories burned

Day 12 – 184 lbs

Exercise

  • 14,231 steps
  • 30 Push ups
  • 30 sit ups
  • 3,576 calories burned

 

 

 

Day 13 – 184 lbs

Exercise

  • 20,463 steps
  • 30 Push ups
  • 30 sit ups
  • 4,243 calories burned

Day 14 – 184 lbs

Exercise

  • 10,950 steps
  • 30 Push ups
  • 30 sit ups
  • 3,386 calories burned

Day 15  – 184 lbs

Exercise

  • 7,332 steps
  • 30 Push ups
  • 30 sit ups
  • 2,654 calories burned

Day 16 – 184 lbs

Exercise

  • 8,633 steps
  • 30 Push ups
  • 30 sit ups
  • 3,179 calories burned

Day 17 – 184 lbs

Exercise

  • 16,521 steps
  • 30 Push ups
  • 30 sit ups
  • 3,477 calories burned

Day 18 – 184 lbs

Exercise

  • 13,233 steps
  • 30 Push ups
  • 30 sit ups
  • 3,778 calories burned

Day 19 – 184 lbs

Exercise

  • 15,136 steps
  • 30 Push ups
  • 30 sit ups
  • 3,617 calories burned

Day 21 – 184 lbs

Exercise

  • 13,691 steps
  • 40 Push ups
  • 40 sit ups
  • 3,648 calories burned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Fat Bombs

Whether or not to incorporate fat bombs in your keto life is a personal preference. You want to be sure you utilize these as a very tasty, on occasion treat because you can easily consume too many to kick you out of ketosis. I for one, use them for my kiddos to have a much healthier, full fat treat than grabbing a bag of candy and will occasionally have one myself. One or two will do!

With this recipe I learned a few things along the way. I shared the tips at the end of the post to make these fat bombs a success.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup salted macadamia nuts
8 tbsp coconut oil (add more or less per preference)
1/2-3/4 bag of Lily’s stevia sweetened chocolate chips
3-4 large strawberries diced

Tools:
Food processor
silicone molds

Directions:
1. Chop macadamia nuts in a food processor until you reach a finer consistency and set aside.
2. Dice strawberries in small pieces and set aside.
3. Heat coconut oil in a small pan on low-medium heat. Careful not to make it too hot as it will cause the chocolate to scorch. Stir in Lily’s chocolate chips (can be found at whole foods stores or online) until fully melted.
4. While chocolate is still warm, pour directly into silicone molds on a flat surface, filling 3/4 of the way full.
5. Place silicone mold in the refrigerator for 5 minutes or so. Careful not to let cool too much as all the toppings will sit on top.
6. Remove mold from refrigerator and add macadamia nuts. Place back in the refrigerator for an hour to allow firming.
7. Test removal from the silicone mold, if it doesn’t remove easily, allow more time to cool. You can also flip the mold over and run under warm water to allow for easy removal. Once cooled completely, place in foil or a container in the freezer.
8. Enjoy your chocolate macadamia nut fat bomb as an occasional treat.

Tips:
If you want the toppings to sink and mix into the chocolate, add toppings prior to refrigeration.
Add strawberries on top once refrigerated because the moisture from the berries causes the chocolate not to firm up and makes for difficult removal from the silicone mold.

See the recipe in action here:

 

 

Other yummy fat bombs:

Keto Family Frozen Peanut Butter Fat Bombs

24 Keto Fat Bombs

33 Delicious Keto Low Carb Fat Bombs

Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Fat Bomb

 

Keto Thyme Chicken Veggie Soup

We made the perfect chicken veggie soup. This is a game changer!
This recipe can be made in the instant pot or crock pot. The beauty of this soup is the ingredients are optional. If you desire less carbs, omit the tomatoes. If you have room in your carb allotment then keep em’, they add a delicious flavor. Typically our largest meal is dinner, so it was the perfect fit!

While this recipe would be wonderful in a crock pot, it takes much longer for the soup to be ready. With two kiddos and the mad dinner rush, the instant pot is a magical thing. Meals like this can be ready super fast and still taste flavorful.

See how we made it below:

 

 

Nutrition Info:
Instant Pot – Keto Thyme Chicken Vegetable Soup w / Ketones, AC-11, Fermented L-Leucine, & Type II Collagen Peptides

8.2 grams of net carbs / serving

Remove Carrots and Tomatoes & net carbs = <2grams/serving

Some other Keto Soup favorites:

10 Keto Approved Soups

Keto Stew and Soups

10 Best Low-Carb Soups

Instant Pot Low-Carb Taco Soup

Keto Stuffed Bell Peppers

Why I have I waited so long to make these? I find myself asking that question about a lot of keto meals. I have never been a big fan of cooked peppers mixed in with my food but my tastes must be changing with this keto woe because I devoured this meal and it was perfect. Just enough spice with lots of cheese.

 

Ingredients:
Two large bell peppers, any color
1lb grass fed beef
1-2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup each shredded mozzarella and cheddar
2 tsp grass fed butter
1-2 tsp MCT oil
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp onion powder
2-3 green onions
3 cilantro sprigs
Pink Himalayan Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Optional: 1/2 can Rotel

Directions:

1. Heat a large skillet on medium to high heat. Brown and drain grass-fed beef.

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2. As it cooks, chop onion and cilantro and set aside.

 

3. Add butter and MCT oil to skillet, along with minced garlic. Let simmer for a couple minutes, then add in chopped green onions and cilantro. Let simmer and additional 2-3 minutes.

 

31958902_10103041130173033_5275153509543575552_n4. Add browned beef and seasonings to the mixture. Let simmer on low-medium heat until it combines well.

 

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5. As the beef mixture is simmering, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wash and cut the center out of two bell peppers, scooping out the seeds and rind. Place them in a glass baking dish.

 

 

6. Scoop beef mixture into bell peppers one at a time, leaving a bit of room at the top. Cover with shredded mozzarella and cheddar. Place in the oven for 20 minutes or so.

 

 

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7. Remove from oven when cheese turns golden brown and the pepper looks tender.

 

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8. Slice and dice with a knife and enjoy with a cold keto beverage.

 

 

Other delicious bell pepper recipes:

Low-Carb-Stuffed Bell Peppers

Low Carb Stuffed Bell Peppers with Cheese

Skinny Low Carb Pepper Tacos

Low-Carb Lasagna Stuffed Peppers

Chocolate Covered Bacon

Chocolate Covered Bacon
1lb Bacon
1/3 cup Lily’s Chocolate Chips- stevia sweetened
1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil

Directions:
1. Cover a cookie sheet with foil
Lay bacon strips flat and cook until desired crispiness (flip in between to cook evenly).
Place in refrigerator for 20 minutes or so to cool.
2. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan, using a stainless steel bowl (similar to a double boiler) place it on top of the saucepan. Add in Lily’s chocolate chips and coconut oil and stir until smooth. Remove bowl from stove. Transfer bacon to a sheet of parchment paper. With a baster, coat both sides of each piece of bacon. Place in the refrigerator to cool. Once cooled, enjoy your delicious, full fat snack.


Keto Sausage Balls

Keto Sausage Balls
These keto sausage balls will be gone before you can grab one if you are not careful. They are by far, the most delicious recipe I have found and pretty simple
too.

Ingredients:
1 lb. Breakfast Sausage
1 Large Egg
1 Cup Blanched Almond Flour
8 Oz Cheddar Cheese
1 tbsp Butter (or your favorite keto oil)
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt

 

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Add eggs and spices to a bowl and beat until well combined
3. Add all other ingredients to egg mixture
4. Using your hands roll sausage mixture balls
5. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet, place sausage balls on top
6. Bake for 16-20 minutes

🍣Keto Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll 🍣

🍣Keto Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll 🍣

* This makes three rolls*
4 cups riced cauliflower (I used a food processor and a fresh head of cauliflower instead of bagged rice for better flavor) (20g carbs per 4 cups)
2 oz cream cheese (2.4g carbs)
1 sheet seaweed paper (1g carbs)
Spicy Tuna Mixture:
1 can albacore canned tuna (0g carbs)
1/3 cup avocado Mayo (0 carbs)
2 tbsp sriracha sauce (<1g per tsp)

Directions
* Make the Spicy Tuna mixture first so it can cool in the refrigerator while making the cauliflower roll.
Spicy tuna mixture:
Mix together canned tuna, avocado Mayo, and sriracha sauce and stir well. Place in fridge to cool.

For Cauliflower Roll
* Heat up the riced cauliflower for 4-5 minutes in the microwave in a glass bowl, add cream cheese and mix well. Place mixture in a pan to let cool for an hour or so.
Place a kitchen towel down, lay a sheet of parchment paper on top. Place seaweed paper on top of the parchment and spread cauliflower mix in a thin layer about a 1/4 of inch thick leaving an inch or so around the edge (it spreads as you roll).
Place spicy tuna (or whatever filling you desire) in a thin layer on top of the cauliflower. Start rolling by using the towel to keep the shape of the roll as you go (this may take two people), be sure not roll the parchment paper with it but rather, pull it out as you roll.
Place in refrigerator for about an hour to bind together. Cut with a sharp knife and serve.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
1 tbsp Avocado Oil
1 tbsp MCT oil
2 tsp Pink Himalayan salt and herb blend
1 lb shrimp
1 lb thin sliced bacon, cut in half down the center of the pack

Directions:
Cook bacon in a frying pan until it starts to brown slightly, making sure to flip to cook evenly. It still should be flimsy enough to wrap around the shrimp. Place on a few paper towels to cool. Preheat the oven on 400F while bacon is cooling.
Drizzle a little avocado oil and MCT oil in a glass baking dish.
Once the bacon is cooled, take the half slices of bacon and wrap them around individual pieces of shrimp, placing them in a single layer in the glass baking dish. Fresh shrimp is best, frozen leaves a lot of water behind in the dish but will still do the trick if that is what you have. Place a toothpick in the bacon/shrimp to hold it in place. In a pinch, you can tuck it under the shrimp. Sprinkle with a little Pink Himalayan salt and herb blend or creole seasoning (low carb) and place in the oven for 8-10 minutes until shrimp is cooked. Check often, no one likes overcooked shrimp 🙂 Serve with a few slices of avocado for some additional fat. Enjoy!