The Most Popular Health Trend of 2017…Plus, A Sweet Opportunity

Hey guys!  I am excited to announce my affiliation with The Keto Diet Bundle, an all-inclusive ketogenic resource that includes cookbooks, ebooks, product discounts, 20 weeks of meal plans, and a whole lot more!  I was approached a while ago to have three of my recipes featured in the community cookbook, which will include recipes from other ketogenic bloggers, too!  There is a 5 day event going on from February 7th-February 11th where the bundle will be available at a huge discount - after that, the bundle will no longer be for sale.  The community cookbook will still be available after the 11th, but the bundle will not, so if you are interested in receiving the most comprehensive guide to ketogenic eating I've seen, you'll want to sign up during those five days.  The best part: there is a money back guarantee as well, so you can't lose.  Disclaimer: Links in this post are affiliate links, and I do receive a referral commission if you purchase the product through my link.  As always, [Continue reading...]

How ‘Atkins’ Is Your Lifestyle?

Earlier this week I was approached by Atkins to link my readers to their new campaign "How Atkins Is Your Lifestyle?" and I am really excited, and proud, to bring this information to you today.  Atkins promotes the same low carb lifestyle I've written about on Butter Is Not a Carb for over a year and a half now, and is something I am very familiar with and have followed in the past.  There are so many wonderful success stories on the Atkins website of others who have followed a low carb lifestyle, so I urge you to check out their website to read their inspirational messages.  The Facebook quiz linked at the bottom of this post provides additional tips and ideas for you as well, especially if you are new to eating low carb foods.  I've seen their products appear in stores more frequently in recent years and I appreciate their effort to make low carb options available nationwide.  Please note, this entry is not sponsored by Atkins - I am posting this to provide my readers with more [Continue reading...]

Stuffed Zucchini Cups

Although autumn officially begins this week, I'm still knee-deep in my new found love of zucchini.  Hopefully Whole Foods continues to keep the vegetable well-stocked into the colder months as I have been eating 1 or 2 a week all summer.  This recipe will show you how to make zucchini cups that could be served as appetizers or entrees; you could also turn the zucchini into boats (slice end to end and hollow out the flesh the same way as demonstrated here) and stuff them that way instead, if preferred.  These are simple to make, low calorie and surprisingly filling - a winning trifecta for any recipe I try. I pulled all the ingredients out of the fridge and pre-heated the oven to 350°F.  Please note, I forgot to include the jar of salsa in the above photo and realized too late (ie vegetables already chopped and meat already cooked) - don't forget it!  I have nearly a pound of ground beef in the package and I cooked all of it but only used half of the meat mixture when stuffing the [Continue reading...]

Easy Zero Carb Egg Muffins

The words "zero carb" are music to my ears when looking up keto recipes online.  I was determined to make some zero carb egg muffins for breakfast that I can bring with me all week for lunch at work, too.  These muffins are extremely easy to put together and have the perfect low carb, high fat, moderate protein macro ratio.  I absolutely plan to create other egg muffin recipes in the future with different filling combinations; for now, this is a simple recipe that can be easily built upon by adding veggies or other cheeses that suit your taste. I began by pre-heating my oven to 350°F and spraying my 6 cup jumbo muffin tin with non-stick spray.   I sliced the Italian sausage into small bite-sized pieces and sauteed them in butter.  Although the Niman Ranch uncured sausage links are fully cooked in the package, I do want to brown them and heat them thoroughly before baking. After cooking I spooned the sausage evenly into the muffin cups and set aside. A quick note [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...]