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Zero Carb and Keto Diets – Compared

I made this infographic today and thought I would quickly share – it's on the topic of Zero Carb vs Keto Diets. Which one fits you better? Please share this on Facebook, etc with the sharing buttons above and below this post. Thanks!

Classic Steak Tartare – the Perfect Summer Meal

EDIT: /rant: Since I've posted this recipe I've received actual HATE MAIL due to it's raw nature (omg raw beef and egg in one recipe breaks the internet apparently). I have had GREAT health results on raw beef from a trusted local source and a neighbors eggs. As always, you control your source and only make this recipe if those sources are trusted. Knowing your farmer is best. Who knew a recipe that used to be served in every fancy restaurant now makes the internet lose its mind. See first comment by SK below (thanks SK for providing good info and not hate mail!) for actual good advice regarding raw beef. /endrant

It was a hot night and I really wanted to try making steak tartare for the first time ever. I was hungry, craving beef yet not wanting to bbq a steak. I used to love eating raw hamburger or steak as a kid, and I do like my steak rare, but as an adult never had any meat so “raw” before. I was a little intimidated.

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Low Carb Keto Spinach Dip

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Tis the season for parties! And this spinach dip is a great low carb appetizer dish to take to a party, depending on how it's made. In this recipe, I reduce the carb count a little more by replacing the carby water chestnuts with a lower carb green onion. For you low carbers or keto folks, it's a great recipe to get your greens in and spinach is so low carb compared to other veggies.

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Low Carb No Sugar Ground Beef Jerky

Since I've been on zero carb and keto I've wanted a beef jerky snack that I can take with me and needs no refrigeration. Yes, I could buy jerky but the ones without the chemicals and sugar are expensive. Even the beef jerky with sugar is expensive, actually!

So I looked at my freezer full of ground beef – grass fed hamburger and said ‘why can't I do this myself?' My ground beef grass-fed jerky was born! And the good thing is, I can flavor this however my family wants. I made mine in my Excalibur dehydrator but it's almost as easy to make this in your oven.

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Zero Carb “Protein Shake” for a Quick Breakfast

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Since I started on a Zero Carb diet, some mornings I've been getting into the bad habit of drinking broth with some gelatin in it. Don't get me wrong, bone broth and gelatin are great for me, but not as a meal replacement. I want to practice actually eating when I'm hungry and giving my body the nutrition it needs, not displacing my hunger and becoming a ravenous tiger at lunchtime or dinner.

I also wanted to find a quick, easy breakfast that I could take with me on the run. Also sometimes I just don't want to eat solid meat in the morning, but I do want to eat, and I'm limiting the amount of eggs I consume. I came up with a GREAT alternative, zero carb, keto quick meal, “protein shake”!

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