In my family, I am the only keto’r… while most of our meals are healthy and good for everyone, I tend to add a lot of my own fat after cooking (pro-tip: if you have family members not doing keto, but you make high-fat food... they will most likely gain weight! Ask my husband how I know this), lol
Usually, I just avoid the carby foods and/or replace them with low carb options.
This is my Father’s Day menu. It’s great for everyone, including me!
- Baked potatoes (I will have steamed cauliflower, then put it in a baking dish with grated cheese, green onions, real bacon bits and drizzled with butter… broil till cheese is melted)
- Garlic brussel sprouts (fry sliced brussel sprouts in avocado oil, minced garlic and diced raw bacon. Once all cooked, put in serving bowl and sprinkle parmesan cheese)
- Green salad. My homemade salad dressing: 1 cup avocado oil, ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, 3 tbsp water, 2 tsp garlic powder, 2 tsp dried oregano, ½ tsp dried basil, 1tsp dried parsley, 1tsp Himalayan seas salt, 1 tsp pepper *blend in a blender.
- Dessert: Heavy whipping cream + stevia (whip to make whipping cream) over fresh berries
So we are all having the same food, but I will swap out the potatoes for the cauliflower replacement. I will adjust my fat intake with the amount of salad dressing I use, and I will keep my berry potion small and my whipping cream larger.
Adjusting my family’s meals to make them ‘keto for me’ and ‘healthy for them’ is not hard at all. It’s funny when I make cookies or anything in the baking department, the first thing my kids say is ‘Mom, is this keto?’ like it’s going to ‘do something’ to them if it is… even non-keto’rs benefit from low carb/healthy fat too, but they have this idea that it might taste different. Most of the time they love it and would have no idea it was even keto friendly.
I think going forward I’m just going to say ‘no, it’s just healthy.’
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Happy Father’s Day to all you Dad’s out there!
You got this!
Leta ~ Intentionally Bare
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