Vanilla Flavored Fat Bombs – Keto Diet

I’m like Oprah…I’ve tried every diet out there with very little success. Mostly because I wasn’t seeing much changing or it was too restrictive, which then brings out my rebellious side and I end up eating everything in site. The Keto diet is different. The first week I lost 7 lbs. Of course, the majority of that is water weight, but I’m into my second week now and I’m already down 1.5 lbs (and the week is not over yet). Switching gears and adding more fat into my diet is difficult, I’m not going to lie. But it’s so important to add the fat in. Since we are eating less carbohydrates, we need the fat to fuel our brain and body. Not to mention, food tastes so much better!

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Benefits of the Keto Diet

Over the last, almost two weeks, I’ve noticed the following things since starting the Keto Diet:

  • Eating REAL foods
  • You’re satisfied with less food
  • Sugar cravings are completely gone
  • Diet Coke craving is completely gone
  • Sleeping better than ever
  • Mood is better

Like I mentioned above, it’s sometimes hard to get fat in. When you’ve spent the vast majority of your life buying and eating low fat foods, suddenly abandoning that leaves you scrambling at the end of the day. That’s why I make these delicious vanilla flavored fat bombs to help make up the difference. Now while I am no longer craving sugar, these vanilla flavored fat bombs are just what I need every once in awhile.

Vanilla Fat Bombs

Yields 14 Fat Bombs|116 Calories|11.7 g Fat|1.2 g Protein|0.6 g Carbs

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. block of Cream Cheese (I use Walmart brand because it says gluten free on it)
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 cup Splenda
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla

Directions

  1. Set the cream cheese and the butter on the counter for awhile so it can warm up a bit.
  2. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and using a hand mixer, blend until smooth.
  3. Place wax paper over a baking sheet or cutting board. Using a spoon, scoop a small amount until the cutting board. Continue doing so until you’ve used up all of the mixture.

You can make these as big or as small as you would like. My recipe makes 14 fat bombs. I use My Fitness Pal to figure out the calories/fat/protein/carbs for this recipe. You will want to do that with the ingredients you use to insure you have the most accurate numbers.

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OH. MY. GOSH. These are delicious! It’s like eating a little mini frozen cheesecake. After freezing them for about an hour or two, I store them in an airtight container in the freezer. I would imagine you could store them in the fridge once you’ve frozen them, but I’m telling you, they are so good frozen, I don’t even know that I care to try storing them in the fridge!

I have the 200 Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes cookbook and I really like it! There are a lot of great information about the Keto Diet and information like what to stock your pantry with, etc.

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Chorizo Chicken Soup Recipe

For a little over a week now, I have been following the Keto Diet. If you aren’t familiar with the diet, Google it. I’m telling you, this is the first diet I have ever done that doesn’t feel like a diet at all. I’m never hungry; I have plenty of foods to eat; and most importantly, I’m losing weight and inches. Lots of weight! My first week I lost 7 lbs. I know I also lost inches too. A pair of jeans that couldn’t button two weeks ago, can now! I’ve also lost ALL cravings for food. Here’s a great book I found on Amazon about the Keto diet: Keto Diet for Beginners. Seriously…get the book and give this diet a try! One of the amazing foods I’m eating this week is Chorizo Chicken Soup.

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Chorizo Chicken Soup

chorizo chicken soup

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1 lb Hot Chorizo
  • 4 cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 can Stewed Tomatoes with garlic
  • 2 TBSP Minced Garlic
  • 2 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 TBSP Frank’s Red Hot Sauce

For the rest of the recipe and directions, please visit Caveman Keto.


When I ran across this recipe, I knew I had to make it! It sounded (and looked) absolutely delicious to me. My recipe varies slightly from the original in that I chose to use hot chorizo instead of regular. We like spicy foods in our house! I also added 2 TBSP of shredded Parmesan Cheese when I ate it. If you are following the Keto Diet and you decide to make this soup, be sure to put all of your ingredients into a recipe on My Fitness Pal to get the correct calories/fat/protein/carbs for your ingredients. I scanned each of mine and came up with slightly different numbers than what is shown on the original site. Not a huge discrepancy, but definitely different!

Variations you can make with this recipe:

  • Use a precooked rotisserie chicken to cut down on time.
  • Regular Chorizo vs Hot Chorizo.
  • Fresh minced garlic vs. dried minced garlic (I used dried. My jar of fresh smelled funky).
  • There are a variety of different kinds of stewed tomatoes. I bought the can with garlic in it…we like garlic here!

If you are doing or decided to do the Keto Diet, let me know! I’d love to chat with you about it!

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Keto Recipe – Cheesy Bacon Chicken

About a week ago, I decided to start following the Keto diet. The Keto diet is a high fat, moderate protein and low carb diet. I do all of my tracking on My Fitness Pal. Making the decision to switch to this way of eating was a real difficult one for me. I kept going back and forth. Finally I got a book that was recommended to me (Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It) and began reading. Every single thing I grew up knowing about food or thought I knew, completely went out the window. I decided to give this diet a try. Now I thought I felt good after eliminating gluten. My goodness…I feel like a million dollars eating on this new plan. I am no longer craving sugar, I have an infinite number of things to eat when I am hungry, and most importantly, I feel light. I don’t know if that makes sense, the feeling light part, but that’s the only way I can think of to describe it. You really have to give this a try to know what I mean. Before you get started, read, read, and read some more about the Keto diet. There is a TON of info out there. You can also feel free to ask. If I don’t know the answer, I will definitely try to point you in the right direction where you can get the answer!

The other night was my FIRST attempt at making a total Keto dinner. Here’s what I came up with:

Cheesy Bacon Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts
  • 1 TBS Unsalted Butter
  • 6 slices Fully Cooked Bacon
  • 1/2 cup Mild Cheddar Cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter the bottom of your glass baking dish (I used the butter wrapper). You can probably skip this part, if you wanted too.
  2. Place your thin sliced chicken breasts in the glass baking dish.
  3. Cut your butter into thin slices and place over top of the chicken.
  4. Place the bacon on top of the chicken. Sprinkle the half a cup of cheese on top.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes covered. Uncover and bake for about 10 minutes more (or until the chicken is done).

keto cheesy bacon chicken

One piece of advice…use a wide spatula to help you get the chicken out of the baking dish or it will end up looking like that piece on the far right! We devoured the chicken! It was so delicious! I debated about putting the butter on it, but I think it was a good call. It prevented the chicken from sticking to the bottom of the pan and it also kept the chicken nice and moist. Ugh. I hate that word, but it’s true. The chicken was very moist. There’s that word again…

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Roasted Whole Chicken with Delicious Dry Rub

Over the weekend, we were watching some cooking show competition on television and one of the contestants made a dry rub for chicken that sounded absolutely delicious. I knew I wanted to make an oven roasted whole chicken recipe. Of course, I did not write the dry rub down. However, while I was grocery shopping, I picked up a whole chicken and decided to put together as much of the dry rub ingredients that I could remember and then hoped and prayed it turned out OK!

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Roasted Whole Chicken Dry Rub Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 TBS Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 TBS White Sugar
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • 1 TBS Butter, softened 
  • 5 lb Whole Chicken (or meat of your choice)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° or use your slow cooker!
  2. Remove the nasty stuff inside the chicken and rinse it inside and out. Pat the chicken dry with paper towel. Place in a baking dish or on a baking sheet with sides breast side up.
  3. Combine all of the ingredients (except the butter) in a small bowl and mix it together.
  4. Rub the butter all over the chicken. Be sure to cover the legs and wings well.
  5. Rub the dry rub all over the chicken and inside the chicken.
  6. Cover the chicken with foil and bake for 1 hour. Remove the foil and bake for another 45-50 minutes. * If you are using your slow cooker, be sure to use slow cooker linersroasted whole chicken and place a few balled up pieces of foil at the bottom, place the chicken on top and cook for 6-8 hours on low.

roasted whole chicken

How Was It?

You guys…this was the best roasted chicken recipe ever! My kids DEVOURED it! The skin was crispy and delicious!  This tastes really good if you wanted to use your slow cooker to make the roasted whole chicken. Place balls of foil on the bottom of the slow cooker and then place the chicken on top of the foil. No matter how you choose to make this recipe, it is a very easy roasted chicken recipe!

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I have made this roasted chicken recipe a bunch of times and it is ALWAYS a favorite in our house! I’ve never had it turn out bad! Definitely put it on your weekly menu. Whole chickens are usually pretty inexpensive, so stocking up on them when they are on sale is a good idea! I think I have four or five in my freezer right now!

Other Chicken Recipes You May Like

Best Chicken Parmesan Recipes on the Web

Cast Iron Skillet Meals: Harvest Chicken

Spicy Chicken Thighs Recipe

Chorizo Chicken Soup Recipe

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*Baking time depends on the weight of your chicken. A good rule of thumb is 20 minutes per pound.

Oven Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Tonight was a rare occasion…we actually sat down and had a family dinner…together! Thanks to Mother Nature, lacrosse practice was canceled. Only problem, I forgot to take something out to make tonight. It was 4:30 pm and I was scrambling to figure out what to make. I found a Stouffer’s Meat Loaf in the freezer so I made that, noodles for the kids, heated up some leftover mashed sweet potatoes and I made THE BEST oven roasted cauliflower. It got an “eh” from Zack. That’s pretty huge considering he will only eat salad and green beans!

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

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Ingredients

  • One Head of Cauliflower
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • 2 TBS Olive Oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Cayenne Pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with tin foil (makes clean up easier).
  2. Put all of the ingredients, except for the Parmesan Cheese, into a gallon size Ziplock bag. Shake the bag to toss the ingredients evenly.
  3. Pour everything in the bag onto the baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle the Parmesan Cheese over top of the cauliflower and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.

Look at all that deliciousness!

cauliflower-roasted

I am a huge cauliflower fanatic. I thought my favorite was the Cauliflower Rice was my favorite recipe, but now I don’t know! If cayenne pepper is not your thing, experiment with different spices!