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Keto Snacks That I'm Loving!

Keto Snacks That I'm Loving!

Do you remember we started the year with all the attitude, planning our outfits to exercise (as much as possible), taking care of our skin for a brighter 2021 and discovering the colors of the year to improve our outfits and our social media? Well February just started and I'm still working on myself to get a healthier life.

A few weeks ago I started "Keto", which is a low carb, high fat diet that sends your body into a state of ketosis, where the body uses fat stores for energy. On the ketogenic diet, you are restricted from all grains, sugar, and high-starch and high-sugar vegetables and fruits such as potatoes, squash, dates, and bananas.

Today I want to share with you some healthy snacks that are part of my new diet, I just want to say that everyone's bodies and needs are different, this is just some inspiration in case you are into Keto too or you want to try it.

1. Berries 

Most fruits are too high in carbs to include on a ketogenic diet, but berries are an exception. Berries are low in carbs and high in fiber. In fact, raspberries and blackberries contain as much fiber as digestible carbs.

2. Avocados

Thanks to their high content of heart-healthy fats, avocados make a great addition to a ketogenic diet. The fat content in avocados makes them a delicious and satisfying keto snack.

 

3. Dark Chocolate

A small piece of dark chocolate is an excellent keto-friendly snack that is both delicious and nutritious.

4. Greek Yogurt

While yogurt does contain carbs, Greek yogurt has less than the other varieties. Go for the full-fat versions and pay attention to the sugar content.

5. Cheese and Deli Meat

Okay, I'll be really honest, as a cheese lover, this is my absolute FAVORITE from the list, imagine a charcuterie board with this elements + avocado + olives (also Keto), is the perfect combo!!!. Just be careful with portions. 

The best way to stay full and keep your energy high on a ketogenic diet is to make sure you’re getting enough of the right fats. When you cut carbs, you have to replace them with something, which is why fat is your friend.

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Ep. 3 - Meal Prep for Summer body?

How much do you spend on a meal each day? I used to spend 10-15 dollars a day for a meal each day I work. Honestly, that adds up and after realizing that I’m spending so much money to feed myself. I noticed the change in my expenses and decided to find a different alternative. I noticed I was becoming lazy by purchasing pre-made meals. That is why I started meal prepping! I got inspired by a co-worker of mine who meal preps every week. It’s pretty crazy how well she preps it but I aspire to do that one day. I’m only as my third week of meal prepping but surprisingly I am enjoying it. I sometimes wish I had better containers so that it can look more appealing.
 
Enough of my rambling and let me tell you what and how I prepped my meals this week. I’m still new to this so I have been only eating the same meals every lunch time. Oh, I forgot to mention that I only meal prep for one meal because currently I’m on a strict diet.
 
This week I decided to stick to the old chicken breast and brown rice meal plan. I usually prepare all my ingredients first before I start cooking anything.
 
First thing I did was, I boiled the water for my brown rice. I also enjoy eating quinoa so I mix it in with my brown rice.
 
Next, I like to season my chicken breast with some roasted garlic seasoning and a little bit of paprika. Also to that I add some taco seasoning for a little more flavor. It’s hard for me to have very bland meals so I like to add a little bit of spice.
 
With my chicken all seasoned and ready I use olive oil to grill the chicken on a pan. After cooking it for around 10 minutes I like to add some bell peppers for some crunch and color.
 
When the food is visually pleasing I tend to enjoy it more. With that going on, Some last minute vegetable steaming!
 
I usually tend to go for broccoli and carrots when it comes to steaming them. After getting my steamed vegetables ready I finish by placing them into containers. I put the rice and quinoa on the smaller side because you know, less carbs.
 
Then, on the larger side on the container I place the steamed vegetables and chicken I prepared. Lastly, I garnish with some fresh cilantro. I love cilantro on a lot of my food. Also, if I have lime I like to put in a slice and squeeze it before I eat it. It might sound simple and it is simple but I don’t know why it takes me so long (lol). Does anyone want to give me any advice for any simple and quick meal plans?
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