Perfect Roasted Broccoli

For dinner I frequently make roasted broccoli with some kind of chicken dish and I usually showcase it on my Instagram page.  Many times I receive questions about how I prepare the broccoli, so I thought I would create an easy-to-follow guide to making the perfect roasted broccoli.  Roasted vegetables are the perfect accompaniment to high fat entrees.  Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, daikon, cabbage, kale, and other greens are a staple in the low carb diet.  They are often called "super veggies" because of their health benefits, including lowering the risk of cancer, protecting against cardiovascular disease, and lowering the risk of stroke.  Cruciferous vegetables are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, folic acid, and fiber, and dark, leafy greens like kale and spinach are high in Vitamin K which helps control inflammation.  I enjoy eating them roasted all year long in order to get in as many servings of vegetables as I can each day. I began by [Continue reading...]

What Is A Ketogenic Lifestyle?

I decided to write an "all about keto" post should anyone be curious about the science behind this "diet."  I use the word diet loosely as, for me, this is not about losing the weight and returning to old habits; this is a lifestyle change.  I can't say for certain in this moment if I'll stick to keto forever, of course, but I do see myself eating a low carb lifestyle for the rest of my life.  This is mostly due to having PCOS and the way my body reacts to certain foods; if I go back to over-eating bread and pasta once I lose the weight, I'll go back to being overweight - it's as simple as that.  This post will explain how I started following keto, hopefully answer a lot of questions about ketogenic living and provide some great resources for those interested in low carb, high fat eating. I do want to stress I am not promoting this as the answer for everyone.  Every body is different and what works for me may not work for you and vice versa.  Also, if you have any of these medical [Continue reading...]