My keto steak bowl holds up to Chipotle. @ me. I made sure to up the fats with lots of sour cream, Monterey Jack cheese and guac (not extra at my house). I also make sure to add some greens - both for crunch and their vitamins and minerals. 🥩🥗🤗🥑 Tag a keto friend below!
If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been cooking most of my meals at home because the keto life at restaurants is a struggle.
Today I found the light at @christiessfd! Christie’s is Houston’s oldest restaurant (102 years young), and it’s known for its wonderful seafood offerings. It was a favorite of Late President George H. W. Bush, and it’s still a long-standing Houston tradition. It’s the kind of place where everyone knows who you are when you walk in the door. It has such a warm spirit.
Recently, they launched a keto menu, and I got to try a few items like the blackened shrimp (and a bacon wrapped version with jalapeños and peppers 🌶) the lump crab meat, Greek style snapper and more.
I’m so thrilled that restaurants are helping us on the keto journey eat more than just meat, cheese and bacon. This meal made me really happy.
A special thank you to @glitsa for inviting me and being such a gracious host! This is my new keto hangout ♥️.
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! I’m also becoming a true master at cooking eggs while I’ve transitioned over to the Keto Diet.
This omelette has been a favorite! It’s cooked in brown butter and stuffed with chives, cream cheese, cheddar and bacon. It’s quite lovely.
The key, I’ve found, is to brown your butter, then turn everything down to low heat. Add cream to your eggs and whip them with lots of force to get some air into them. Then let things simmer and come together. You’ll have a perfect egg like this one!
I’m gonna let y’all in on a little secret..... 〰️
I miss carbs, y’all. But I know I’m doing a great thing for my body. This week I was testing out a recipe for a “chip” that I could eat with guac, or queso. I love pork rinds, but they literally crumble with any liquid that touches them. 〰️
I tested out a few things and ended up with this cracker. They’re a little like Cheese-it’s, which I loved. 〰️
🥣Keto Cheese Cracker🥣
1 cup shredded cheddar
3/4 stick of butter (I love @kerrygoldusa)
1/3 cup coconut flour
5-8 tbsp almond flour
1 scoop @vitalproteins collagen peptides
1tsp baking powder
1 tsp unflavored, soluable fiber
Salt and garlic powder to your own taste. 〰️
Preheat your oven to 350
Melt cheese and butter together in a microwave safe bowl.
In a separate bowl combine and mix dry ingredients.
Next, add your dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix until it’s all incorporated.
Spread the mixture out into a thin layer on a silpat mat or parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Bake the “dough” for 25 minutes, watch it carefully - the edges get dark fast, rotate the pan halfway through,
Take out the crackers and let them cool. Slice them into squares with a pizza cutter (you do this afterward so the crackers don’t spread into one another). If you want them to be more crisp, throw them back into the oven and turn it off - let them bake in the residual heat.
3g net carbs for 10 crackers. This recipe made around 110 crackers for me!
Enjoy with some guac, or by themselves! 〰️
Tag a friend who could use a keto cracker and don’t forget to follow @thehangrywoman.
You don’t need take out with this recipe. 6g net carbs in this #keto cauliflower shrimp fried rice. 🥡🥢 Full recipe in my bio!
Tag a keto friend!
In 2019, I’m serious about keeping my blood sugar in check and losing weight.
A few days before the new year, someone called me fat on a Facebook post. They dismissed all of my hard work and made me feel like shit. Straight up. It actually hurt my feelings. It brought back all of these terrible feelings of how I felt years ago when I hadn’t accepted myself, and I hated my body.
It made me feel like the 20 pounds I set free in 2018 had been for nothing (I know it’s not true). I’ll tell you this though. No person will ever disrespect me like that again. No one else will ever use my weight as a weapon against me. But I also want to do better for myself. I want to keep my A1C in check, I want to be healthier, and I want to be a shining example of what taking care of yourself can do.
So, I’m 2019, I’m doing things differently. I started at the end of the year with a celery detox from @nekterjuicebar. It helped me lower my blood sugar, and kick processed carbs while I prepped myself for keto! It was a nice reset, and I feel ready for this. 💪🏾 what are your health goals for this year?
Every so often I bring you guys back to the things I have to do to keep up with my chronic illness. There’s an #everydayreality Of dealing with diabetes. One of those things is foot care! 🦶🏾 For people with #diabetes, it’s crucial to take care of your feet. You need to check for cracks, scrapes or blisters because those tiny things can quickly turn serious if you’re not paying attention. Our wounds heal slower, so we want to make sure we’re checking our feet and avoiding any complications.
For me, @gekks_go_sockless are a way where I can keep my feet (and shoes) clean and odor-free! I have pairs for my heels, flats and sneakers and they act as a no-show, antimicrobial sock in my favorite pairs of shoes! I can always pop them out and wash them to keep everything tidy!
Check out my full review on #Gekks at HangryWoman.com (search gekks)AND read to the end for a special discount for your own pairs so you can #gosockless!
The holidays are my favorite time of year because things finally start to slow down and I can catch my breath.
When I’m trying to build a perfect holiday food spread I turn to @365bywholefoods for their amazing cookie trays, their global hot bar options and of course the champagne 🍾! Check out the link in my bio for all of the options and swipe through to check out my spread (including my AMAZING Christmas Mule cocktail, which is on the blog)! ____
Leave me a comment below with your favorite holiday traditions and foods! [AD]
The end of the year is when I reflect on my wins and the #smallvictories that got me there.
I also use this time to prep for my last doctor’s visit of the year, so I know what questions to ask, and what patterns to share.
The holidays can be a stressful time for people with diabetes because of all the temptations and adjusted schedules, but My OneTouch Verio Flex® meter and OneTouch Reveal® mobile app are right by my side through all of the setbacks, reflection, and preparation! It’s important to find tools that fit into your life and help make your diabetes management MANAGABLE!
My OneTouch Reveal® app and OneTouch Verio Flex® meter have done that for me and I’m so grateful to have found these tools that work for me. [AD]
Did you guys know that I basically took a trip to Italy 🇮🇹 for two hours and then came back home to #Houston?
Kidding! But I did transport myself to Italy with @thechefandthedish! My instructor @chef_paola_italy was a dream to work with and helped me make some of my favorite Italian dishes. Bryan was able to join in too, and we had fun on our “day date” making these dishes and getting to know Paola.
Check out the link in my bio to read about the experience. This is one of the coolest things ever, and would make a superb gift 🎁!
I hope over the last few weeks you’ve learned something about birth control, and we’ve had a great, open conversation. I’ve got one more fact for you!
The average woman's reproductive years are between the ages of 12-45 - that's 33 years you've got to have kids if you wanted. But, if you considerd waiting, whether because of your career aspirations, personal aspirations, health, or otherwise, you do have options. I mentioned before that I've loved my long acting reversible contraception (LARC) because I don't have to remember to do anything (except to go back to my doctor to get it removed and replaced). There are doctors, and clinics in Houston who specialize in LARCs and can lay out the pros and cons of the different kinds.
Visit @owneverypiece at owneverypiece.com to get honest information and supportive resources that can help you plan for the future. [AD] #owneverypiece#houston#houstonwomen
Stepping into my 29th revolution around the sun with the power of Scorpio ♏️ szn behind me. 🍁
This has been the best year of my life, truly. I can’t wait to see what this next year brings.
I focused on bettering myself this year, physically understanding my body, mentally seeking help when things felt dark and emotionally learning to let go of everything out of my control. I can’t wait to see what another year on this earth brings my way.
I also can’t wait to celebrate this birthday with a big glass of champagne and a huge piece of chocolate cake! 😆🥰🥳
Bread. Butter. Beef.
40 day dry aged New York Strip, cooked medium, served on a baguette with Normandy butter.
Dare I say it was the most perfect sandwich I’ve ever tasted in my life.