The Konscious Keto Guide to a Healthy Low-carb Thanksgiving
Nov 17, 2020
Thoughts of your favorite high-carb dishes and sides may be dancing in your head like visions of sugar plums as we approach the holiday season. Trust us; we get it; this time of year evokes a nostalgic longing for recipes of old.
However, the extra calories and carbs that many tend to face and at times consume on Thanksgiving—as you indulge in your family's traditional festive fare—can devastate ketosis and derail your best-intentioned efforts to keep it keto.
But what is life without your family's coveted favorites, at least once a year? We know the prospect of choosing between health and culinary indulgence is daunting, but what if we told you that you could have it all?
Well, we're happy to share that it is entirely possible to enjoy remixed high-carb favorite dishes while maintaining your designated macro budget—and without...Read More
The Konscious Keto Guide to Smart Cheat Meals
Nov 10, 2020
The ketogenic diet is about changing what you put in your body as much as it is about your relationship with food, especially the controversial and infamous cheat meal.
Two things: 1. Occasional cheat meals are entirely welcome on keto and 2. Most keto meals are decadent and indulgent, cheat-meal-status recipes, by default.
Fortunately, there are many keto friendly ingredients you can use in place of high carb ones to get the “cheat day” feel without actually cheating. However, if you can't rest until you enjoy a buttery and sweet potato, go ahead and eat it in moderation; keto is a lifestyle and a marathon rather than a sprint.Read More
The Best Foods to Buy in Bulk on a Ketogenic Diet + Storage Tips
Nov 03, 2020
Whether you're a homesteader or an urban city prepper, you may already be aware of and leveraging the many benefits of keeping a full pantry stocked with keto-friendly foods at all times.
Whether it's to have ample options for the kids throughout the weekdays, if still homeschooling, or merely more focused on ensuring food security no matter what the future brings, you may have considered buying in bulk recently—smart thinking.
Having several extras of the foods you and your family love and eat regularly, and a sizable store of water will prove priceless in periods of lack due to natural or human-made factors.Read More
Keto-friendly Halloween Treats and Confections
Oct 26, 2020
Our end-of-year holiday season will look like no other this year. There is no other year to compare to 2020 in many ways, and trick-or-treating festivities are not spared in many communities still restricted to some form of voluntary quarantine to lessen chances of covid-related issues.
We've all had to make many adjustments this year, and the kids have certainly made their share of adaptations from homeschooling to social distancing. And they may take the loss of enjoying candy and camaraderie harder than usual. Luckily, there's no need to disappoint the little ones as we have many options to make the holiday fun, even in quarantine.
From candy and other sweets to dressing up and getting lost in imaginative play, Halloween is a day to explore your creativity and indulge your sweet tooth for many people—and that doesn’t have to...Read More
Not getting enough greens but hate vegetables? What are my options?
Oct 20, 2020
There are many indulgent and decadent comfort foods available on a ketogenic diet, so there's no need to go off-plan in that sense to feel like you're cheating.
However, although monitoring macronutrients like carbs, fat, fiber, and protein are vital, it's also essential to mind your micronutrient intake to ensure you're getting enough vitamins and minerals in your daily diet.
To that end, you'll want to incorporate foods containing essential nutrients into your keto meal plan as much as possible. But what do you do if said foods are vegetables and that's a food category you don't venture into often enough throughout the week?
It's fair that everyone has their taste preference, and if you don't jive with kale or cabbage, you shouldn't have to force yourself to eat it. But with that said, it’s also crucial to acknowledge that...Read More