“It is definitely worth the time it took to make and I don’t think it took much longer than when I used to make a high sugar dessert similar to this as I always made my chocolate cream layer from scratch. If someone wanted to cut the time then they could do like you suggested and make some of it the day before. What I love about this recipe is it is so similar to what has been one of my family’s favorite desserts. It felt like welcoming an old friend…but so much better because of the carb count. The high sugar version of this dessert was the first dessert I ever made for my hubby…so it was great to welcome it back into our lives!!! (I love your addition of the chocolate to the shortbread crust!)


The keto diet works by eliminating carbohydrates from the your daily intake and keeping the body’s carbohydrate stores almost empty, therefore preventing too much insulin from being released following food consumption and creating normal blood sugar levels. This can help reverse “insulin resistance,” which is the underlying problem contributing to diabetes symptoms. In studies, low-carb diets have shown benefits for improving blood pressure, postprandial glycemia and insulin secretion. (7)
I for one loved this article, and my very first thought after I read it (and before I read any comments) was I could have written this article! I thought the point of the article was how simple it is to eat this way....and how freeing it is....and therefore sustainable...finally! A way of eating that in its simplicity is sustainable for life. I could have written that article, right down to living in beautiful B.C. (Kootenay boundary) with a huge vegetable garden and access to farm eggs, meat, butter and cheese and “buying local” whenever I can. Part of the reason I started this way of eating was because I wanted to get away from prepackaged food, from reading labels, from someone else having control of what I eat...and those companies can be sneaky with their ingredients. So for me anyway (and I’m retired with time on my hands, no judgement here to anyone) I just prefer to make it myself...and I’m also finding the longer I do it, the simpler it is becoming, just like Anne. I only wish I had realized sooner just how simple it was going to be to change my life in such a positive way.
Thank you for such a nice comment, Eric, and I am so glad you were able to have something to remind you of home while you are currently in Japan. You are right, it is the ultimate fat bomb and we often cut it into even smaller pieces. Thank you for telling me about the lemon juice in the cream cheese layer, I will have to try it. Have a wonderful week and enjoy Japan. -Kim
Maybe rose petals scattered somewhere and portions so small you had to look twice to make sure the waiter wasn’t hiding your main dish behind his back. And champagne, of course. And an insanely rich dessert that put you into a sugar coma at the first bite. Yes, as a young woman, I bought the Hollywood version of romantic dinner hook, line, and sinker.
6. Don’t obsessively plan everything and overwhelm yourself so it feels harder than it has to. This may be controversial for some, but I’m here to tell you not to worry about calories, or nitrates, or Omega 3 vs Omega 6, or if the meat you’re eating skipped about on acres of lush pastureland, while being hand fed organic vegan feed by the tiny perfect hands of 1000 virgin milkmaids.
Hi Stephanie. I’m sorry the dessert did not set well. It could be one of three reasons. First, as you mentioned, it could have been the lactose free cream cheese. Having the dessert refrigerate overnight should have been perfect. The other reason may be because I updated the pudding recipe to have less cornstarch/ arrowroot because people kept complaining that they did not want to use it even though it resulted in a superior recipe. I would suggest adding 1/2 more teaspoons of arrowroot powder. And third, it may have been that the pudding was not cooked enough. It should be really thick after cooking and refrigerating before adding it to the layered dessert. I hope this helps. -Kim
Because they don’t make it easy to lose weight and keep the weight off. My “21 Day Keto Diet” by My Keto Coach makes it simple to enjoy the foods you love—without calorie counting! We have made this diet specifically for those that just don’t have time to cook elaborate ketogenic meals but love great tasting food – and want results*! My goal is to get you into ketosis, and eventually keto adapted!

I have spent weeks reading and learning about the Keto diet plan, downloading random recipes that my husband might even try, and have been overwhelmed with all the information. I was pleased to find your system and how organized everything seems to be. The only question I have is will I be able to “temporarily suspend” my subscription if I find there are more recipes than I have time to prepare. I want to only do about 3 per week and repeat them as leftovers, since I have very little time after working a 12-hour shift, to do much cooking. Once I “catch up,” I would reinstate my subscription. Is that an option? Looking forward to trying out your program.
These pillowy-soft donuts get their taste and texture from a choux-like pastry dough using almond and coconut flours, psyllium husk, and xanthan gum. Plus, a rich cocoa powder glaze makes this keto dessert look like it came fresh from the donut shop — all with only 1 net carb per serving. To stay Bulletproof, avoid enjoying psyllium or xanthan gum too often, since both can irritate your gut.
Growing your own veggies and herbs is very cheap to do. I did it when I lived in an apartment with my husband and newborn at the time daughter. I got the pots for free off community boards and the soil on sale around Memorial Day. The seeds and starters were the cheapest part. Most garden centers sell seeds for 4 envelopes for a $1.00. Not to mention seeds stay viable for years only decreasing in germination rate slowly. I had seeds that were over 5 years old that still had a germination rate of over 80%. If you are willing to plant some extras you can save seeds from heirloom varieties as well.
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Yes, these keto, flourless chocolate muffins are yummy! I didn’t have the confectioners erythritol on hand, so I ran Stevie blend through the blender until it became like powder. The muffins came out moist, not too sweet. My daughter will love them because she often says that she doesn’t like dessert because of it being too sweet. Will I make these muffins again? The answer is Yes! Thanks for the recipe!
I’d like to add to your last point because my uterus hated me for a week! I have the IUD (Mirena) and I honestly don’t remember when my last period was, guesstimating I’d say 8 months ago. Since having the IUD I only spot and rarely have a period (I’ve had it since 2014), but OMG my hormones must’ve been all over the place because I not only got a heavy period but I had it for 9 days straight!
My Husband and I started doing Keto July 2018. We got over weight after we got out of the Marine Corps. It has been hard to workout because I became disabled, but my diet was not good. After our friend Amber recommended your site and support group, we found a lot of helpful information to get us started on a successful journey. So far it’s been one month and we have lost 18 pounds each!
As always, I’m late to the party. Thank you so much for this fantastic resource! I did this 6 years ago, lost 60 lbs. and maintained it for five years. But over the past year or so, my weight has gone up and down the same 18 lbs. To add insult to injury, I’m now borderline pre-diabetic (higher A1C than is healthy), my anxiety attacks have returned and so I’m on medication for that. It’s time to go back to what I know makes me feel better and get off the sugar and garbage once and for all.
I have a question on sugar since I see it’s not allowed. Is splenda or any other sugar subsitute ok? What if one of the ingredients that is required for a keto recipe contains sugar, does it matter? I haven’t really seen any discussion on how some things may already contain sugar (even if in low doses) may affect the keto diet. Should they be avoided altogether?
Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder and CEO of Wellness Mama, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.

Kristin Parker is an American temporarily living in South Korea. Her role with Team Diet Doctor is customer service. If you have a question or a comment on our social media platforms, website or our Facebook group, she will likely be the one to answer you back! Kristin cooks for a family of four, including two hungry teenage sons. Her keto meal plan yields generous servings of substantial, hearty meals that they all like.
With only three ingredients and 30 minutes, you can make a perfect salty sweet and sweet bark. Melt down chocolate, then mix with almonds and top with crisp bacon for a keto dessert anyone could love (just over 5 net carbs, too). Make this one Bulletproof and use raw almonds, pastured bacon, and a high-quality chocolate with at least 85% cacao — plus, melt chocolate on a double boiler instead of using a microwave.

Yes, Francine, use it as a garnish. I made the change. Take care with the chocolate pudding; if it’s not cooked enough it won’t set up. Many first timers either don’t cook it enough (result is a runny pastry cream) or cook on too high a heat, resulting in scrambled eggs. I suggest making the pastry cream early in the morning the day of assembly or the night before. It’s best if let to sit overnight, but you can serve it 4-6 hours after assembly. -Kim

On a ketogenic diet, your entire body switches its fuel supply to run mostly on fat, burning fat 24-7. When insulin levels become very low, fat burning can increase dramatically. It becomes easier to access your fat stores to burn them off. This is great if you’re trying to lose weight, but there are also other less obvious benefits, such as less hunger and a steady supply of energy. This may help keep you alert and focused.
Your body is going to be like an angry child having a tantrum – IT WANTS SUGAR AND CARBS NOW, but you aren’t going to give it any are you? ARE YOU??? Just like with children, the key is to distract, distract, distract (oooh shiny!). Give it something else desirable, (bacon, cheese, etc.) even if it isn’t what it really wants. Don’t give in thinking you’ll feel better if you just eat a little bit of carbs – there is no compromising!
On a ketogenic diet, your entire body switches its fuel supply to run mostly on fat, burning fat 24-7. When insulin levels become very low, fat burning can increase dramatically. It becomes easier to access your fat stores to burn them off. This is great if you’re trying to lose weight, but there are also other less obvious benefits, such as less hunger and a steady supply of energy. This may help keep you alert and focused.

In some ways, it’s similar to the Atkins diet, which similarly boosts the body’s fat-burning abilities through eating only low-carb foods, along with getting rid of foods high in carbs and sugar. Removing glucose from carbohydrate foods will cause the body to burn fat for energy instead. The major differences between the classic keto and the Atkins diet is the former emphasizes healthier keto fats, less overall protein and no processed meat (such as bacon) while having more research to back up its efficacy.
In part, keto diet weight loss is a real thing because high-fat, low-carb diets can both help diminish hunger and boost weight loss through their hormonal effects. As described above, when we eat very little foods that supply us with carbohydrates, we release less insulin. With lower insulin levels, the body doesn’t store extra energy in the form of fat for later use, and instead is able to reach into existing fat stores for energy.

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!
The best part of low carb eating is that you can still have rich, savory foods – dieting isn’t really a part of the lifestyle. Your body regulates your hunger naturally, so keeping your carbs low is the main concern. Being able to do that while still enjoying roast, fish, and big, healthy salads is what makes low carb so easy to stick with, and keep the weight off for good.

I skip the enormous sections of fat-reduced milk, flavoured yogurt and juice and go right on to the produce section. No more need for potatoes, yams, oranges, apples, bananas and other fruit which used to fill my cart. I now stock up instead on avocadoes, mushrooms, cauliflower, zucchini, scallions, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, green peppers, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. I get most of my salad greens and herbs from my own backyard veggie garden — I specialize in kale! — but if my own varieties are low, I’ll top up with something green and leafy.
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