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11/17/18 3:07 P

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emoticon I think I'll explore some keto/low-carb recipes this upcoming year too!

it can be so hard to even know where to start, and this is really a real change in my thinking/eating approach... so I also posted this same question on the SP diet-nutrition message board and UrbanRedNek posted the following (which I thought was totally full of awesome ideas...

quote from UrbanRedNek's post

Our clan deals with a mish-mash of different food requirements, due to allergies, illnesses, and preferences. For us, this means that there are always an assortment of options available --- including the original poster's idea of a special mixed crudite tray!

We are doing our seasonal clan meal today, and there will be a roasted turkey, traditional "stuffing" cooked separately, a huge selection of roasted vegetables (all done with just a bit of olive oil), a fresh salad bar, and a tray of homemade pickled everything (beets, onions, baby dills, mushrooms, eggs, asparagus, and whatever else my MIL put up this year). There will be homemade cheese sauce and cranberry sauce (no sugar added), along with some apple butter and plum butter (with no sugar added). We'll have some "the Keto bread" low-carb rolls available, along with some different homemade wholegrain sourdough breads, and a choice of butter or oil / vinegar for them.

For dessert, there will be a traditional pumpkin pie, along with some low-carb mini cheesecake bites (no sugar or sweetener and under 4g net carb), a low-carb almond flour cake with fresh berries (no sugar or sweetener), some homemade lemon curd (with minimal sugar), and unsweetened whipped cream --- along with a sifter of powdered sugar for those who want to add a bit more sweet to the flavour.

While only a couple in the clan follow a keto or low-carb way of eating, the rest of us thoroughly enjoy the less-sweet and highly flavourful lower carb options.

If you do some exploring for recipes and chat with your clan, I'm sure you can come up with a menu that will have something for everyone so that you can spend your energy in enjoying the company and know that your food choices will be fully in line with your health needs.

Enjoy your holidays!

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-- today I'm here, today I'm trying! Making this, making me a priority! We Got This!
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11/17/18 12:49 P

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I got another Keto recipe book from the library and I am thinking I will try to buy one of these. It is Desserts. I looked through it last night and there are a lot of desserts that look good in it. Mostly they use erythritol for sweetening. It has candies, cookies, cakes and pies, and other things. There are also many tips for cooking keto in the front of the book. (most of the "stevia" sweeteners like Truvia, PureVia, Stevia in the Raw are mostly erythritol if you check the ingredients. Also a sweetener called Swerve).

I am still going through the slow cooker recipes that I got earlier. Now if I follow the recipes, I will end up with a lot of things I can make. There are some vegetable dishes that look like they might be good for side dishes in the book I'm going through now.

The books, if anyone is interested are:

Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals
Easy Keto Desserts
Easy Ketogenic Diet Slow Cooking



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11/16/18 5:57 P

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emoticon emoticon emoticon Wow, thank you for the great ideas/encouragement everyone! All sounds yummy and doable approaches :)

so have been pondering things for a couple weeks and settling into these ideas...

emoticon thinking sometimes simple helps for the holidays... I dream of fabulous gourmet specialites but am terribly busy, so will probably KISS it this year (Keep it simple sweetie ;)

easy peasy veggie plate - use baby carrots! we are also taking easy peasy crudité platters - pickled asparagus, specialty olives, regular black olives for kidlets fingers! marinated artichoke hearts and marinated mushrooms and a quick trip to the deli for some smoked meats and specialty cheese...

I am splurging on non-carb/low carb eats because of diabetes and might also make some keto fat bombs a SparkFriend mentioned earlier this year! Yum!!! thinking dark chocolate, chopped nuts, peanut butter to bind, maybe some slivered/thin sliced craisins and rolled in coconut to look festive :)

emoticon Wishing you all a great weekend & yummilicious eats this week! jules



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11/16/18 7:57 A

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bought a small turkey. daughter coming for dinner . do not know if she brings her two children or not. they are not kids anymore grown not married but adults . in years past fights have happened because of my granddaughter addition. the hard feeling between the grandchildren gets out of hand. ruin the day in the past. I hope that this does not happen again this year .they look forward to homemade noodles. mashed potatoes and gravy stuffing and green beans .of course we will have pies. pumpkin and apple crumb. now I am not going to eat it all. but it will be there and as the chief cook and bottle washer, .i am in charge of this meal. i am saying I am so thankful for all the blessing my family has given me. we have a roof over our heads and food on the table so a full tummy. emoticon warth on a cold night

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11/15/18 9:40 P

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I will be invited to someone's home, they don't do Turkey....not sure what will be served so I will keep breakfast very light and same with supper.

I wish you luck!

Edited by: SMOKESMOKE at: 11/15/2018 (21:40)
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11/15/18 9:17 P

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usually eating at my friends' I end up with higher carbs and more to eat. Then IBS will be triggered. I don't know if I will be eating there this year since I haven't heard anything, though I might hear tomorrow or Sunday. If I eat at home I might end up with more carbs, but not as much to eat because there wouldn't be as much variety. So I might have sweet potatoes, but no dressing or mashed potatoes. At my friend's I would have a taste of everything. Your different vegetables sound interesting, though.



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11/15/18 5:28 P

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emoticon Hi everyone :)

posted this a couple other places on SP, and no replies, so posting here too...


emoticon emoticon emoticon So, have been pondering the holiday feasts - how will you be eating? Will you increase your carbs for the feast meal? focus on other foods? What will you indulge in? Wondering how people handle the holiday feasts. Do you increase the amount you eat? change the kinds of foods you eat and indulge in more carbs?

-- I have been using a my plate design for meals and the SP tracker... this is probably the 1st time ever/year that I have wondered about staying in that same range for carbs, and instead thinking about indulging in gourmet crudité type foods such as veggies (marinated mushrooms, pickled asparagus), artichoke hearts, olives and meats/cheeses, etc...

this would be a totally different eating approach than the typical holiday big servings of my fav carbs and desserts.

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-- today I'm here, today I'm trying! Making this, making me a priority! We Got This!
-- finding non-food solutions for non-food problems (food solves hunger)


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