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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).

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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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Easy Fudge Recipes Anyone Can Make

One of my favorite desserts is fudge. I remember going to Mackinaw Island when I was a kid and buying all kinds of different flavors of fudge. If you aren’t able to get to Mackinaw Island to buy their delicious fudge, then these easy fudge recipes are for you! Even if you are able to go (and you should…Mackinaw is such a nice place), you’ll want to make these recipes. Especially with the holidays coming up. Everyone loves fudge and they love easy recipes. This is a definite win-win!

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With the holidays quickly approaching, I am starting to think about the menu and more importantly, the desserts I want to have for our Christmas dinner. My husband and I are hosting this year, so I am really trying to plan the perfect menu. Some of these quick and easy recipes are definitely on the menu.

Easy Fudge Recipes

This time of year, peppermint everything is my favorite. Combine that with chocolate and it’s heaven on a plate! These easy fudge recipes are so perfect! Which one (or two or three…) fudge recipes sound good to you?

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe

Eggnog Fudge Recipe

Easy White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge

Irish Cream-Pistachio Fudge

2 Ingredient Fudge

Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

Creamy Christmas Fudge

Soooo…which of these fudge recipes will you be making? I am definitely making the peppermint fudge. Like I said, peppermint is my favorite, as is white chocolate. The peanut butter fudge sounds good, as well. No matter which one of these easy fudge recipes you make, your friends and family will love them!

If you are following the Keto diet, don’t fret! I have you covered! These Keto approved fudge recipes are perfect!

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Fat Bombs

Chocolate SunButter Keto Fat Bombs

Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

Vanilla Keto Candy


Ultimate Pumpkin Recipe List

It’s fall and the holidays are quickly approaching. There are three things people are thinking about 24/7; where they are spending the holidays, what gifts they need to purchase or make, and when they can get their next pumpkin fix. Am I right? I mean, people go crazy when Starbucks has their pumpkin spice drinks available! This ultimate pumpkin recipe list is everything you’ve been waiting for! You may even find a recipe on their that you can take to Thanksgiving on Thursday!

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Ultimate Pumpkin Recipe List

When you think of Thanksgiving and the fall season, do you think about all the pumpkin recipes you can and will be eating? This ultimate pumpkin recipe list is perfect for you! If you are following the Keto diet, there is even an amazing Keto pumpkin recipe to keep you on plan, but also enjoying your favorite dessert!

Now is that the ultimate pumpkin recipe list or what?!? I told you I had a bunch of pumpkin recipes for you! So which one do you think you will make for Thanksgiving or any of the other holidays coming up? Or…let’s be real, which one are you going to run out and make tomorrow so you can eat all the pumpkin things? I mean, if we’re being honest, those pumpkin spice peanut butter cookies sound pretty darn amazing…don’t they?


5 Mashed Potato Alternatives for Thanksgiving

I am really looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. Ever since my husband and I got married, we’ve alternated years. This year we are spending it with his family and there will be like 60+ people there. Not even joking. It’s so much fun to sit, eat and just enjoy each others company. The food is always amazing. I truly look forward to all of it. If you are just starting to plan your menu and you want a few new recipes or alternatives to the traditional side dishes, then you will want to check out these 5 mashed potato alternatives for Thanksgiving!

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Planning the Perfect Thanksgiving

If you are anything like me, when you are hosting a holiday, you start planning WAY in advance. While I am not hosting this year, next year I will be and yes…I am already thinking about it! Last year, when my husband and I were following the Keto diet, we made sure that EVERYTHING (or nearly everything) we made for Thanksgiving was Keto approved. Everyone that came to our house that year really enjoyed the food. When you put a lot of thought into the planning, you can’t go wrong!

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Yes…I realize mashed potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple. However, if you would like to shake things up a bit and have something slightly different, then one (or more) of these mashed potato alternatives are for you! Or…if you think your guests will go nuts if they don’t have mashed potatoes…make both! But I’m telling you, these alternative recipes are amazing!

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

If you are like me and you are looking for a less starchy option to mashed potatoes, then my garlic mashed cauliflower is the recipe for you. It is amazing! The consistency is very similar to mashed potatoes, but it’s a lot better for you. That is, if you are watching carbs like I am. Even my kids tasted it and liked it!

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Twice Baked Potatoes

If cauliflower as a potato substitute is not your thing, I get it. It’s definitely not for everyone. If you are having a smaller get together for the holidays, then these twice baked potatoes by Emily Enchanted are perfect! They are super easy to make and you can make them ahead of the holidays for a little easy pre-holiday prep!

Cheesy Potato Casserole

If there is one thing that is a standard Thanksgiving food, it’s a casserole of some sort. This cheesy potato casserole by The Salty Side Dish is an excellent mashed potato alternative! Not only does it look super simple to make, and it’s full of flavor, but it’s another recipe that I would put together ahead of time. All I would need to do is pop it in the oven on Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving Loaded Potatoes

I have a couple more mashed potato alternatives for you! This next recipe, by Rocky Mountain Savings, mixes two Thanksgiving staples…potatoes and stuffing! Sounds good already, doesn’t it? These Thanksgiving loaded potatoes take the traditional baked potato and jumps it up a notch with the addition of stuffing (and a few other tasty ingredients).

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

One of my favorite recipes of all time is a good cheesy hash brown casserole. This delicious cheesy hash brown casserole recipe by Cosmopolitan Cornbread has a few ingredients that I’ve never had in similar casseroles before and I bet those additions are amazing! I guarantee you, if you make this as one of your mashed potato alternatives this Thanksgiving, your family and friends will not even notice that mashed potatoes are missing!

So…what are your favorite mashed potato alternatives?

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WW Mobile App – How to Add Exercise

As you know, I have been doing WW (Weight Watchers) for the last couple months. I’m really liking it. Switching from Keto to WW was a big decision for me. If truth be told, I was scared to make the switch. Keto has worked so well for me. But it’s been a good switch! Being apart of various WW online Facebook groups, I’ve noticed a lot of questions about activity tracking. If you’re having trouble with your WW mobile app, then this post is for you!

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WW Online vs WW Meetings

Choosing whether to do WW online or to go to meetings is a personal decision. For me, I tried the meetings route years ago and it was not for me. It could have totally been the place I went, but I felt like I was being judged when I had a slight gain. I didn’t like feeling that way. So doing it solely online, especially after my success with the Keto diet, it just made better sense to me. I have much better self control now, than I had years ago. Only you know what is best for you!

 

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Using Your WW Mobile App

Getting used to your WW mobile app takes a little time. Adding food is relatively easy. Type in the food you ate or scan it, select your serving size and click to track it. Where things get a little tricky is when the activity needs to be added. Adding your activity (exercise) for the day is very similar to adding your food. However, what happens if you forgot to add your exercise and it’s now the next day? Can you still add it? Should you still add it? The answer to all of those questions are YES!

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As you can see, I currently have 5 Fit Points (I’m recovering from knee surgery so I am getting around very slowly). Let’s say I am sitting here and I realized I forgot to add to my exercise the day before. Adding it the day after is super easy.

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Simply type in the exercise you did and it will pull up a screen like the image above. Put in the appropriate duration, intensity and then select the day you completed the activity. That’s it! Your Fit Points will be added to your total.

What If Your Fit Points Don’t Show Up?

On the WW Facebook pages I belong to, there was a question about the Fit Points not showing up in the total. Assuming there is not a glitch with the ww mobile app, and lets be completely honest here, it can happen…I mean, it’s technology! But…assuming no glitch, the ONLY reason I can find that your Fit Points would not show up in the total is if you are currently on your weigh in day and you are trying to add the exercise for a day prior to your weigh in day. Once you hit your weigh in day, a new week starts, so you will not get credit for that exercise for the current week. Make sense? I’d still add it because I like to make sure I add everything, but in the grand scheme of things, you don’t really need to if you don’t feel like it. Adding it will just reinforce the habit of adding everything to your tracker.

Want to Join WW?

Are you thinking about joining WW? I would love for you to use my link to sign up. By using my link, you receive a free month and I receive a free month! How great is that?!?