The Most Popular Health Trend of 2017…Plus, A Sweet Opportunity

Hey guys!  I am excited to announce my affiliation with The Keto Diet Bundle, an all-inclusive ketogenic resource that includes cookbooks, ebooks, product discounts, 20 weeks of meal plans, and a whole lot more!  I was approached a while ago to have three of my recipes featured in the community cookbook, which will include recipes from other ketogenic bloggers, too!  There is a 5 day event going on from February 7th-February 11th where the bundle will be available at a huge discount - after that, the bundle will no longer be for sale.  The community cookbook will still be available after the 11th, but the bundle will not, so if you are interested in receiving the most comprehensive guide to ketogenic eating I've seen, you'll want to sign up during those five days.  The best part: there is a money back guarantee as well, so you can't lose.  Disclaimer: Links in this post are affiliate links, and I do receive a referral commission if you purchase the product through my link.  As always, [Continue reading...]

Keto Delivered January 2016

*FTC Disclaimer: This box was sent to me free for my consideration.  This is not a sponsored post.  As always, all opinions are my own.* Subscription boxes have become hugely popular across numerous industries in recent years.  I know I've tried my fair share of different beauty and food boxes and have always enjoyed the experience of receiving some goodies in the mail each month.  That's why I was extremely happy to learn about Keto Delivered, a subscription service that launched in August of 2015.  Co-founded by Craig Clarke of Ruled.Me, Keto Delivered curates samples of keto-friendly food products that make our lives easier while living a low carb lifestyle.  I commend Craig (and his co-founder Katie) for creating a wonderful idea and exposing all of us who are passionate about low carb eating to new foods and products. Each month the box includes a card with information about each product inside.  I love that the retail prices of the products are included - Keto Delivered [Continue reading...]

How ‘Atkins’ Is Your Lifestyle?

Earlier this week I was approached by Atkins to link my readers to their new campaign "How Atkins Is Your Lifestyle?" and I am really excited, and proud, to bring this information to you today.  Atkins promotes the same low carb lifestyle I've written about on Butter Is Not a Carb for over a year and a half now, and is something I am very familiar with and have followed in the past.  There are so many wonderful success stories on the Atkins website of others who have followed a low carb lifestyle, so I urge you to check out their website to read their inspirational messages.  The Facebook quiz linked at the bottom of this post provides additional tips and ideas for you as well, especially if you are new to eating low carb foods.  I've seen their products appear in stores more frequently in recent years and I appreciate their effort to make low carb options available nationwide.  Please note, this entry is not sponsored by Atkins - I am posting this to provide my readers with more [Continue reading...]

Recipe Roundup: Favorite Low Carb Blogs

I promise to get back to recipe creation very soon, but I did want to create a post that lists out some of my favorite low carb blogs for you to browse and find more ideas for other healthy, tasty, low carb meal ideas.  I would love to hear some of your favorite blogs that are not listed here as I'm always looking for new dishes to try! I Breathe I'm Hungry by Mellissa Mellissa posts beautiful photos and creative recipes and she has a cookbook on Amazon!  Here are some of my favorite recipes she has posted: Spicy Shrimp Handrolls BBQ Chicken Stuffed Zucchini Broccoli Slaw All Day I Dream About Food by Carolyn I love the layout of Carolyn's website and I equally love her writing style.  Her list of low carb desserts is extremely impressive.  Here are some recipes that I've tried and loved: Kung Pao Meatballs Mini Pepper Nachos Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Avocado Peace, Love and Low Carb by Kyndra I admire Kyndra's weight loss journey and her efforts to better [Continue reading...]

Current Favorite Go-To Low Carb Snacks

A lot of low carb eaters are always in the market for new snack foods to have in their desks at work or in the kitchen at home.  I am not much of a snacker.  I like eating 3 square meals and maybe something small for dessert, if I'm in the mood.  I do like trying new foods, though, and can include these items with lunch at work or while dinner is cooking.  There are also some weekend days where I'm just not hungry until maybe 1 or 2pm but I don't want a big meal, so a few snacks hold me over until dinner.  The last few months I've found a few keto-friendly snack options that would be great throughout the day if you're craving a little something before the next meal.  In addition to these products, other favorites of mine are pepperoni slices, full fat mozzarella string cheese sticks, pickles and celery with unsweetened peanut butter. Some of these snacks were ordered from Netrition.  Netrition is a website with a lot of food items that cater to numerous dietary restrictions. [Continue reading...]

What Is A Ketogenic Lifestyle?

I decided to write an "all about keto" post should anyone be curious about the science behind this "diet."  I use the word diet loosely as, for me, this is not about losing the weight and returning to old habits; this is a lifestyle change.  I can't say for certain in this moment if I'll stick to keto forever, of course, but I do see myself eating a low carb lifestyle for the rest of my life.  This is mostly due to having PCOS and the way my body reacts to certain foods; if I go back to over-eating bread and pasta once I lose the weight, I'll go back to being overweight - it's as simple as that.  This post will explain how I started following keto, hopefully answer a lot of questions about ketogenic living and provide some great resources for those interested in low carb, high fat eating. I do want to stress I am not promoting this as the answer for everyone.  Every body is different and what works for me may not work for you and vice versa.  Also, if you have any of these medical [Continue reading...]