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A Beginner’s Guide to a Ketogenic Diet

A Beginner’s Guide to a Ketogenic Diet

A Beginner’s Guide to a Ketogenic Diet Now that I have solidified my choice that keto is my number one choice for a post op bariatric diet, I think it’s only fair for me to elaborate on this diet a little further. Many readers come […]

Keto Low Carb Chili Cheese Dogs

Keto Low Carb Chili Cheese Dogs

Keto Low Carb Chili Cheese Dogs Keto Low Carb Chili Cheese Dogs are a thing!  You really won’t even miss the bread or beans, plus this classic recipe is so filling and delicious.  I recommend serving it up with my Jalapeno “Corn Bread”.  This is super easy […]

Sweet and Sour Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Sweet and Sour Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Sweet and Sour Bacon Brussels Sprouts

So I’ll be the first to admit that I use to hate Brussel sprouts.  My mom would just boil them in a pot, put some salt on them and she’d be good to go. YUCK (Love you mom!) I could never imagine how anyone would want to eat these…. little mini lettuce…sprouts? I don’t know.  Did not enjoy.

Sweet and Sour Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Sweet and Sour Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Finally, after years and years, Cody finally insisted I try his recipe for brussels sprouts, and they are delicious.  They are fairly keto friendly, but they taste soooo good.   The tanginess of the Brussels sprouts and sweet balsamic vinegar pair very well , plus the bacon just ties everything together… because, bacon.

My point is, even if you don’t like Brussels sprouts, give these a try!  This recipe might change your mind.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts, sliced in half if large
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Erythritol or another sweetener to taste
  • 2 Tbsp refined coconut oil (the flavorless kind)
    • Or you can use any other neutral high smoke oil

Begin by chopping bacon into small cubes or pieces and add to an oven safe saute pan, or cast iron skillet.

Over medium heat render (cook) the bacon, be careful not to brown yet, we are just trying to soften them and extract the bacon fat.  Once rendered,  remove the bacon from the pan.

Next, pour off bacon fat, return pan to the stove and raise to medium high. Once pan begins to smoke, add the refined coconut oil and once it starts to smoke, add brussels sprouts to pan, stirring frequently until caramelized.

Add bacon and bacon fat back to the pan, vinegar, and sweetener, continue tossing until the Brussels are tender, but not mushy.

Enjoy!

 

 

Easy Delicious Chicken Broth: A Holy Grail of Recipes

Easy Delicious Chicken Broth: A Holy Grail of Recipes

Easy Delicious Chicken Broth: A Holy Grail of Recipes Hey, guys. Just wanted to share this as chicken broth is a staple fo post op life. This actually is great for any keto recipe requiring broth too! “Bone broth”, which is basically just chicken stock, […]