Karen, I have done Keto cow-dairy free for 1 1/2 years. I recommend you try goat and sheep cheeses - they have very small amounts of lactose. Soft goat cheese can replace sour cream. I have severe lactose intolerance and can eat a couple of ounces around 3 days a week without much, if any, discomfort. That takes care of the cheese items in recipes. I use full fat unsweetened coconut milk as a substitute for cream and a combination of the coconut milk and unsweetened almond milk as milk. Unrefined virgin coconut oil is a life saver - I use it for everything - definitely every recipe which calls for butter. If you look at recipes on line these ingredients usually make it possible to convert almost any recipe to dairy free. Using coconut oil for fat bombs works great - you can put it with coconut, unsweetened cocoa powder, pb2, pecans and macadamias. Any combination you can think of. The oil melts when warm and solidifies when cold so you can make little pb cups, macadamia nut clusters... Hope this helps!


You’re transitioning. Your body is equipped to process a high intake of carbs and a lower intake of fat. Your body needs to create enzymes to be able to do this. In the transitional period, the brain may run low on energy which can lead to grogginess, nausea, and headaches. If you’re having a large problem with this, you can choose to reduce carb intake gradually.


Hi Kelly, All packaged foods will have a nutrition label that list the macros per serving, including fat, protein and cabrohydrates. Net carbs, which is what most people look at for low carb and keto, are total carbs (the amount on the label) minus fiber and sugar alcohols, as explained in the article above. I have a low carb food list here that gives you a full list of all the foods you can eat, and the net carbs in each. You can also sign up above to be notified about the meal plans, which are a great way to get started.
Rich in gut-happy bacteria, yogurt is a great way to add a little sweetness to a Keto diet. Although you can find Greek or low carb coconut yogurts on many grocery store shelves, why not get creative and make your own? It’s easy as pie and delicious homemade yogurt will be a fabulous addition to the recipes featured on our list of top Keto-friendly yogurt dishes!
I made these last night but used granular Swerve instead, as that is what I had. I was a little light handed with it – so maybe a quarter inch below top on my steel 1 cup measure. I was still worried it would be too sweet due to the difference in granular and confectioners. It actually turned out perfect for us. Husband and I both love them. Crust held together, but was really buttery and a little loose while still warm, but so, so good. Stored in fridge, it firmed up nicely and is delicious cold as well. A great recipe. Will order the powdered erithritol for next time.
Who doesn’t love ice cream? True, there are a number of keto friendly frozen treats that are now available at the grocery store, but this recipe is too simple and too delicious to pass up.In lieu of sugar, I used allulose. I like it because it has zero GI and zero aftertaste. You may also use erythritol. If you want it sweeter, I suggest adding about 8-10 drops of liquid stevia. I didn’t find it necessary, to be honest. Fromage blanc is the French yogurt - it is a type of soft cheese ...

This is a popular post and I see why! I read the comments about the crust and modified mine by cutting butter in half and adding 1/4ish extra cup of flour and using granulated xylitol. I also baked it 5 minutes longer. The filling I followed to a T and it’s soo delicious! The crust is like traditional lemon bar crust and the filling baked up perfectly in the time suggested. I have a feeling I will be making these more often as they are my husbands favorite treat. Thanks for the recipe!!!!
Imagine not having carb cravings anymore!* This is not just another “off the shelf” ketogenic diet. This is very different. I personalize the keto diet to YOU by giving you a plan made to your weight, that is a highly effective, time-saving & yet simple keto diet plan to follow. Spend less time researching & in the kitchen, feel great, and finally start losing weight!*
Believe it or not, low-carb desserts don’t have to taste like cardboard. These 14 fabulous creations prove that and so much more with their delicious flavor and texture. We’re talking everything from cakes to brownies and even ice cream, which can stand alone or be served with both. And each of these tempting treats will satisfy… yes, even non-carb-conscious folks. Because some days you want to end things on a healthy and sweet note, right?
In order to transition and remain in this state, aiming for about 30–50 net grams is typically the recommended amount of total carbs to start with. This is considered a more moderate or flexible approach but can be less overwhelming to begin with. Once you’re more accustomed to “eating keto,” you can choose to lower carbs even more if you’d like (perhaps only from time to time), down to about 20 grams of net carbs daily. This is considered the standard, “strict” amount that many keto dieters aim to adhere to for best results, but remember that everyone is a bit different.
I know you've been asking for a mug cake that does not use almond flour, and I think you will find that this recipe really fits the bill! The cake is dense, but moist, and so easy to create.In the directions, we tell you to mix the ingredients in a separate bowl. This is so that the ingredients are fully incorporated and you won't hit any spots of dry cake mix while eating your mug. If you prefer to mix everything in the mug you can, of course, do that too!If you don't want to use ...
“The filling with this wonderful texture is made with cashews, yes raw cashews, and without salt. It may seem strange to anyone who has never tried or made it but I guarantee it’s worth it. After being soaked for a few hours, they are crushed together with the remaining ingredients in a food processor and you get a cream with an incredible texture.”
“The plan is easy to understand and very easy to get started, it takes care of all of the guesswork and questions. It's the easiest and best diet plan I have ever been on, and it works! I have lost 54 pounds in 10 weeks, and couldn't even exercise for 6 of those weeks! No hunger issues and no temptations to cheat. I can't wait to get the next level and continue on my journey back to fitness.*”
Most people do not need fiber or vegetables to maintain a healthy diet. Those are all unproven hypotheses mandated by the FDA and our governments that keep us fat, sick and dependent on big pharma and big food companies. There are loads of people that have been eating a purely carnivorous diet, as well as ketogenic, who are healthier than ever. I am one, to be sure. Plus, the actual science that backs it up and proves it is overwhelming, unlike the standard American diet (SAD). The results are in, and low-fat, low-calorie, high fiber diets aren’t sustainable or beneficial for the majority of humans. Look at the uptick in diabetes and inflammatory diseases in the last 60 years. Do the research. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. 😉
Thank you! Yea, no bread/pasta for me, by all accounts I was eating a (what I thought and what everyone would tell me, even a dietician I went to!) ‘healthy’ diet of whole grains, rice, fruit, vegetables, low fat, etc. and couldn’t understand why I was steadily gaining weight. That’s what led me here, as I was getting so frustrated and the more I read up on low carb/ketosis and how the body processes even conventionally healthy foods, it made sense to me, but I don’t think I can give up oatmeal and fruit forever! So I will definitely just make sure I only eat those in small amounts, but that is much farther down the road anyway.. I’m on to Week 1 and I’ll post an update at the end of the week. Thanks again!

Now, as I get ready to celebrate my 43rd birthday, all of that sounds like a tremendous amount of work. Instead of sounding romantic, it sounds utterly exhausting. I’d rather curl up with my honey on the couch after the kids are in bed, eating some low carb gooey dessert out of the same dish and catching up on our favourite show du jour (see what I did there? High school French!).
I’ve never really thought of myself as a coach Monica but thank you! (note to self: buy an obnoxious whistle to wear around my neck at all times) I’m so happy to hear that you are excited and optimistic about losing weight with the plans! I am looking forward to hearing about your progress as you move through the weeks! I’m with you on the avoiding bad decisions – if I get too hungry and don’t have on plan stuff available, that’s always a recipe (no pun intended) for disaster!
This keto dessert is perfect for moments when you have leftover pumpkin puree in your fridge. Mix it up with almond and coconut flours, warm spices, and butter for a high-fat treat with 2 net carbs. Make it more Bulletproof and trade almond milk for full-fat canned coconut milk, use grass-fed butter, use a pumpkin spice without nutmeg, and avoid enjoying xanthan gum too often.

Now it’s up to you how to enjoy it. You can eat your lava cake straight out of the mug (let it cool until you can touch the mug without burning yourself!) or top it off with ice cream, whipped cream, or all kinds of goodies. We decided to make it a molten lava cake. While still hot and in the mug, add a scoop of ice cream to the top. Then wedge a knife along the sides of the mug to help the cake unstick and place a plate onto the mug.
I know you've been asking for a mug cake that does not use almond flour, and I think you will find that this recipe really fits the bill! The cake is dense, but moist, and so easy to create.In the directions, we tell you to mix the ingredients in a separate bowl. This is so that the ingredients are fully incorporated and you won't hit any spots of dry cake mix while eating your mug. If you prefer to mix everything in the mug you can, of course, do that too!If you don't want to use ...
Wondering how many carb foods you can eat and still be “in ketosis”? The traditional ketogenic diet, created for those with epilepsy consisted of getting about 75 percent of calories from sources of fat (such as oils or fattier cuts of meat), 5 percent from carbohydrates and 20 percent from protein. For most people a less strict version (what I call a “modified keto diet”) can still help promote weight loss in a safe, and often very fast, way.
Some people on a keto or low carb diet choose to count total carbs instead of net carbs. This makes it more difficult to fit in more leafy greens and low carb vegetables (which are filled with fiber), so you should only try that if you don’t get results with a net carb method. And, start with reducing sugar alcohols and low carb treats before deciding to do a “total carbs” method.

Just found this (link from All Day I Dream About Food on FB), but I’m on it! Starting 3-day kickstart today, then wil jump into week 1 and 2 meal plans. I just want to thank you for putting together something I can realistically follow, not confusing, and has everything I need to know all in one place! I have had a very similar low-carb gluten-free journey to what you describe, and knew that keto was going to be the solution. I had lots of info sources, but even more questions – and you answered them! Thank you, thank you – you ROCK!
Karen, I have done Keto cow-dairy free for 1 1/2 years. I recommend you try goat and sheep cheeses - they have very small amounts of lactose. Soft goat cheese can replace sour cream. I have severe lactose intolerance and can eat a couple of ounces around 3 days a week without much, if any, discomfort. That takes care of the cheese items in recipes. I use full fat unsweetened coconut milk as a substitute for cream and a combination of the coconut milk and unsweetened almond milk as milk. Unrefined virgin coconut oil is a life saver - I use it for everything - definitely every recipe which calls for butter. If you look at recipes on line these ingredients usually make it possible to convert almost any recipe to dairy free. Using coconut oil for fat bombs works great - you can put it with coconut, unsweetened cocoa powder, pb2, pecans and macadamias. Any combination you can think of. The oil melts when warm and solidifies when cold so you can make little pb cups, macadamia nut clusters... Hope this helps!
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