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Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl...Upgraded!

Maybe you've heard of egg roll in a bowl, a staple in the lchf (low carb high fat, aka keto) community. Likely, you've also heard it called by another name: crack slaw. Why do people call it crack slaw, you ask? Because it's suuuuper addictive. It's cheap to make, comes together in about 10 minutes, and it's filled with flavors everybody loves, not to mention good-for-you veggies. However, the recipes I was running to online weren't doing it for me…so I came up with my own. Glow Getters, allow me to introduce you to a REAL crack slaw. Once you've had this egg roll in a bowl, you won't look at the other versions the same.

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Is this the best keto side dish ever?

Introducing keto colcannon, a spin on a traditional Irish dish that is sure to please. Recipes for colcannon vary, but one thing is clear—colcannon must have two three things: mashed potatoes and cabbage (or kale), mixed together and topped with a pat or two of butter. This recipe adds one more variation to the mix by subbing cauliflower for the potatoes. You won't wanna miss this!

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You Have to Try This Low Carb Mixed Berry Compote!

Okay, so sometimes you just want something sweet. Despite being keto for three years, the sugar cravings don't ever completely go away, and that's fine. The trick to managing your cravings on keto is knowing how to satisfy them without busting your macros. I'm in love with this little compote, which elevates ice cream, cottage cheese, and panna cottas alike while curing your sweet tooth. Try it and let me know what you think!

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5 vegetables at their peak right now (and how to enjoy them!)

Veggies: A source of kids’ worst dinner nightmares everywhere, often labeled as “boring.” However, these nutrient-filled powerhouses are key to a healthy diet and packed with more vitamins than anything Centrum can put into a bottle. And if you prepare them right, vegetables are anything but boring.

These days, you can get almost any vegetable at any time of the year, thanks to freezers, cans, and refrigerated transportation. However, these five veggies are currently in their peak season and at their freshest. Read on to find out how each benefits you and some suggestions for enjoying more green veggies this winter.

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Best Ever Garlic Parmesan Mashed Faux-tatoes

Let's face it...mashed cauliflower generally leaves a little to be desired. As low carbers, we eat it, resentfully, silently wishing they were mashed potatoes. But they're not, are they?

Say goodbye to soggy, watery mashed cauliflower. This recipe truly transforms cauliflower in a way that makes me not even miss mashed potatoes. Honestly, truly. 

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Low Carb Mississippi Pot Roast

I stumbled across a recipe for Mississipi Pot Roast on Facebook, and while the results looked AMAZING, I was a bit dubious when I saw the ingredients. For some reason, I couldn't wrap my head around the concept of pepperoncini and roast beef, and I was downright skeptical of the ranch and gravy seasoning packets, as I try to stay away from processed foods (the stick of butter, of course, was a plus for me—being on a high fat diet, and all). I did some digging and found a few other versions of the meal, and all though they came close to working for my style of eating, none were quite perfect. So, of course, I adapted it to be low carb keto-friendly. Beef excellence ensued.

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The Basics of Bulletproof Coffee

I wrote about bulletproof before, a couple years ago, but I figured it's time for an update. A lot of people are confused by what they see online because bulletproof tends to be heavily branded or specialized—there is, of course, the actual Bulletproof brand that was founded by Dave Asprey, who really kicked this whole bulletproof trend off, and there are other people who tell you their version of "butter coffee," which generally starts with some organic coffee that costs an arm and a leg or is ridiculously difficult to prepare. 

We don't do that over here. Your bulletproof drink can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it. I have a few bulletproof recipes on the site already, each very different, that gives you a glimpse of the ways bulletproof drinks can take on a new life. I encourage you to try some! Or, even, experiment with your own favorite bulletproof blend.

Today, I'll give you the bulletproof basics—the ingredients you need to make a bulletproof drink, and optional add-ins to help it fit what you need. Because aren't options the fun part of life? Let's get into it.

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Low Carb/High Fat Snacks to Help Kill Your Cravings

One of the best things about following a high fat, low carb diet is that most people rarely feel the need for snacks—the inherent nature of the foods you eat on a ketogenic diet (fat and protein) are satiating, keeping you full for hours at a time. However, for others, snacking is a way of life, and as humans, we occasionally (ha) get cravings. I’ve been there…bored at your desk at work, watching a movie and wanting something to munch on, just in between meals, riding the crimson wave...sometimes you just need a little somethin somethin. So, what can you eat?

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Keto Breakfast Roundup

So you like to eat breakfast? You don't say! I must admit...I have never been one for breakfast. I think that probably stems from the fact that I'm not a morning person. It has to, because I looooove brunch, which occurs at a much more decent hour.

But apparently, breakfast is a thing. For those of you following a low carb diet (we all are, right?), here are a couple breakfast options to help your morning go by a little more quickly. Enjoy!

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White Chocolate Rocket Fuel Latte (Non-Dairy Bulletproof Coffee)

By now, I'm sure you've heard about bulletproof coffee in one form or another. I've talked about it, that one hipster in your office has talked about it, your favorite celebrity has mentioned it offhandedly, and that coffee shop down the street has started selling it for outrageous prices. Everybody is buzzing about bulletproof. The three main ingredients -- grass-fed butter, MCT oil, and coffee -- are proven fatbusters and brain boosters, so going bulletproof just seems like the right thing to do, right? But what if you can't have dairy?

Well, there are a couple options: one, you can sub ghee for the grass-fed butter. (For those who don't know, ghee is clarified butter -- basically butter with the dairy removed.) Or, you can try this delicious version, inspired by Leanne from Healthful Pursuit, that combines cacao butter and vanilla protein powder to make a morning drink that's better than anything Starbucks -- or that trendy cafe down the street -- sells. Prepare to be amazed! Whether you can have dairy or not, this drink is truly delicious.

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