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Featured Recipes

Grilled Chicken And Bacon Ranch Kabobs

After a seemingly never ending winter, summer is finally here and it’s officially grilling season!

Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite summer-time recipe from my best-selling keto guide and cookbook, Simply Keto.

Grilled Chicken and Bacon Ranch Kabobs

PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES, PLUS 30 MINUTES TO MARINATE • COOK TIME: 15 TO 20 MINUTES

YIELD: 6 KABOBS (2 PER SERVING)

Marinade

  • 1⁄3 cup ranch dressing
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder

Kabobs

  • 1 1⁄4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed (24 cubes total)
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 12 small white mushrooms, halved (optional)

Special Equipment

• 6 wood or metal skewers (soak wood skewers in water for 30 minutes before grilling to prevent them from catching fire on the grill)

Instructions

  1.  Make the marinade: In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the ranch dressing, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.
  2.  Add the chicken to the bowl with the marinade and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Thread the end of a slice of bacon onto a skewer. Add one piece of chicken and one mushroom half (if using) to the skewer, then loop the bacon around and thread it onto the skewer again. Add another piece of chicken and another mushroom, then thread the bacon onto the skewer again, creating an “S” pattern covering each level of chicken and mushroom with bacon. Repeat until each skewer has 4 pieces of chicken and 4mushroom halves.
  5. Grill the skewers for 15 to 20 minutes, until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F and the juices run clear, and the bacon is cooked.

ENJOY!

Have a great summer!

Lots of love,

Suzanne

Featured Media

Health Theory: How Mindset Helps You Battle Obesity

Recently, I had to honor of heading down to Beverly Hills to film an episode of Health Theory hosted by Tom Bilyeu. Tom and the team at Impact Theory are incredibly thoughtful, driven, and on a mission to ignite human potential.

Tom’s message has inspired a lot of change in my life and mindset, and he continues to make quite an impact on the world with his videos, podcast, blog and more. One of my favorite recommendations on the Impact Theory website  is Tom’s reading list, filled with so many life changing books!

In this episode, we chatted about everything from keto, to struggles, to redefining failure and how important it is to have the right mindset! Be sure to check out Impact Theory for inspiration and thought-provoking topics.

Featured Recipes

Easy Keto Pizza

Pizza has always been one of our favorite foods, so when Mick and I switched over to the ketogenic lifestyle, I knew we would likely create a new low-carb version! After lots and lots of recipe testing, we finally dialed in this delicious and easy keto pizza recipe!

This recipe is featured in my best selling book, Simply Keto, but I wanted to share it with all of you here on the blog! Give it a whirl and let me know what you think!

Quick and Easy Personal Pizza

PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES • COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES • YIELD: 1 SERVING

Crust

1⁄3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1⁄4 cup blanched almond flour

1⁄8 teaspoon garlic powder

Pinch of salt

1 large egg yolk

Toppings

1 1⁄2 tablespoons no-sugar- added pizza sauce

1⁄4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

5 slices pepperoni (Or toppings of your choice)

1⁄4 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Note: Feel free to create your own pizza toppings or season the crust with different spices! Fresh basil also complements this recipe really nicely.

  1.  Place an oven rack in the top position. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2.  Make the crust: In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the mozzarella cheese, almond flour, garlic powder, and salt and stir until well blended. Microwave for 25 seconds.
  3.  Knead the dough with your hands for a few seconds. Add the egg yolk while the dough is still warm. Knead until combined and roll into a ball. Form a disk as if you were making a hamburger patty. Place the dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet and use your hands to press into a circle 5 to 6 inches in diameter and about 1⁄4 inch thick (or use a rolling pin). If the dough cools too much to form properly, place it back in the microwave for 10 seconds.
  4. Use a fork to poke holes in several places throughout the crust before baking. Bake on the top rack for 8 to 10 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.
  5. Remove the crust from the oven and flip it over. Top the flatter side with the pizza sauce and sprinkle with half of the cheese. Next, add the pepperoni slices, then sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for another 3 to 4 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
  6.  Sprinkle the pizza with Italian seasoning before serving.

Per serving:

CALORIES: 479 | FAT: 39 g | PROTEIN: 25 g | TOTAL CARBS: 11 g | NET CARBS: 7.8 g

Lots of love,

Suzanne

Featured Recipes

Keto Peanut Butter Bites

Hey there!

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes from my new book, Simply Keto. This recipe is called Pop Pop’s Peanut Butter Bites. These delicious bites remind me of peanut butter cups, but the great thing about this recipe is that there’s no need for special molds or sugar! Only 6 simple ingredients, and ready to eat in less than an hour! Enjoy…

Pop Pop’s Peanut Butter Bites

PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES, PLUS 40 MINUTES TO CHILL • COOK TIME: 1 MINUTE YIELD: 10 BITES
(2 PER SERVING)

  1. Line a plate or small rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the peanut butter, sweetener, almond flour and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Form the peanut butter mixture into 10 small balls and place them on the parchment-lined plate. Place the plate in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  4. After 30 minutes, place the chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave until fully melted, about 45 seconds.
  5. Add the MCT oil to the melted chocolate and mix well.
  6. Remove the peanut butter balls from the freezer. Dip the balls one at a time into the melted chocolate. Use a spoon to gently roll the balls in the chocolate until they’re fully covered. Place the chocolate-coated balls on the parchment paper–lined plate.
  7. Place the chocolate-coated balls in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes, until the chocolate is solid. Store extras in a zip-top plastic bag in the freezer for up to 6 months.

CALORIES: 122 | FAT: 10.8 g | PROTEIN: 4.2 g | TOTAL CARBS: 7 g | NET CARBS: 2.6 g

 

Lots of love,

Suzanne

 

Recipes Things I like

NutriBullet Balance & Creamy Cauliflower Comfort Soup

Hey guys!

I’ve teamed up with one of my favorite companies, NutriBullet, to share about the new NutriBullet Balance! This incredible and compact nutrient extractor connects to your smart device via Bluetooth and shows you exact measurements and macros of each ingredient in real time as you add them!

In the NutriBullet Balance app you’ll also find a lot of cool features like recipes, shopping lists and unique user profile settings (there is even a wellness goals setting for Ketogenic!). While scrolling through the recipes, I stumbled upon this easy, 5 ingredient cauliflower soup recipe and decided to give it a try! (Spoiler alert: It was so easy to make and turned out great!)

Note: Not all recipes in the app are keto friendly, but you do have the option to add your own! Also, hot ingredients can’t be used in the Balance, so be sure to cool all items before use.

Now on to the soup…

CREAMY CAULIFLOWER COMFORT SOUP

 Made with only 5 simple ingredients!

NutriBullet Balance – Creamy Cauliflower Comfort Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2

Calories per serving: 67

Fat per serving: 4g (without oil)

Carbs per serving: 3g net

Protein per serving: 3g

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Almond Milk, unsweetened
  • 2 cups Cauliflower, chopped, streamed and then cooled. (No hot items in the NutriBullet)
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper, ground
  • Olive Oil (Optional)
  • Herbs (Optional)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into the NutriBullet Balance as instructed and blend for 45 seconds. Transfer to a microwave safe bowl and heat to desired temperature.
https://ketokarma.com/balance/

 

Using the NutriBullet Balance was easy (plus easy to clean!), and very user friendly! Due to having really limited counter space, I really love that the Balance is smaller than a traditional blender and easy to store. The Bluetooth connection is really amazing and it’s so awesome to see how well it measures the ingredients as you add them! The Balance does a great job with macro calculation and I really enjoyed using it!

I hope you all enjoy this delicious and simple recipe, and let me know what you think about this new NutriBullet Balance!

Lots of love,

Suzanne

This post is sponsored by NutriBullet, but the opinions are my own and true. I would never share anything with all of you that I don’t truly love myself! Thank you to NutriBullet for sharing such a great product with me!

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LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

As many of you know, I lost 120 lbs simply by switching to the ketogenic lifestyle! After almost three years later, I decided to write a book. Simply Keto is a practical and approachable guide to starting the ketogenic diet, filled with tips, advice, encouragement and over 100 truly easy low carb recipes!

If you’d like to check out my new book on Amazon, click on the book image below! Also, Simply Keto is sold at your local bookstore, such as Barnes and Noble and Books a Million!

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The Today Show with Megyn Kelly

As many of you know, the ketogenic lifestyle has completely changed my life, and it was truly an honor to share about keto today on The Today Show! I have no doubt that this lifestyle will change so many people lives. Thank you to all of you for your support and love!

If you are interested in keto, my new book Simply Keto will guide you though everything you need to know to get started and be successful, as well as over 100 easy, real life recipes! Link to order here!

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120LBS LOST AND A NEW PERSPECTIVE GAINED

Hey there!

Lots of you have been asking me to get back on YouTube, so I wanted to be transparent and share why I needed to take a break from filming. I plan to film more as I push my comfort zones, so please subscribe to my channel. Thank you all for your support and love!

Pre-order my book, Simply Keto HERE

Weekly Updates

Epic Thanksgiving Giveaway!

Thanksgiving Giveaway!

To celebrate Thanksgiving and the upcoming launch of my new book, I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite companies to bring you an epic Thanksgiving giveaway! 

One winner will receive the following prizes: 

1. @ketokrate – 3 month subscription 

2. @knowfoods – Sampler box with cookies

3. @primalpalate – 3 pack of Organic spices 

4. @lacroixwater – a variety of sparkling water 

5. @gooddeesmix – keto friendly brownie and blondie mix

6. @swervesweetie – bakers bundle (confectioners and granular swerve)

7. @amazon – $50.00 gift card

8. @epicbar – Bacon bars and pork rinds

9. @questnutrition – two boxes of the new birthday cake bars 

10. @piquetea – two boxes of the new organic hibiscus mint instant herbal tea 

To enter: 

For 1 entry – like this photo on Instagram or Facebook, follow/like my page, then tag a few friends in the comments below the image! 

For 5 entries – Do the above steps and pre-order my first book, Simply Keto (Link to order Simply Keto click here) If you have already pre-ordered you can still be included in this. Once you have pre-ordered, email me at [email protected] with a preorder screenshot or order confirmation and your 5 contest entries will be confirmed. 

Contest open Nov 21-Dec 1st.

No purchase necessary to enter. 

Open to the USA only. 

What you’ll find inside of Simply Keto: 

Suzanne has shared every detail of her transformation, from the very first days of starting keto to her most recent successes, on her popular blog, Keto Karma, as well as on her YouTube channel and Instagram page. Her first book, Simply Keto, isn’t just a cookbook; it’s a portal into Suzanne’s life and dieting success—how she accomplished the incredible feat of losing almost 40 percent of her total body weight and developed a healthier and more balanced relationship with food. In this book, she shares everything you need to know to get started and find your own success.

Inside, you’ll find

• helpful advice for starting keto

• grocery shopping tips

• keto and weight loss FAQs

• more than 100 easy recipes

• a structured 30-day meal plan

• guidance for living and thriving with the ketogenic lifestyle

 

Pre-Order Simply Keto by clicking on the Simply Keto book image !

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All about my new book, Simply Keto

Now that Simply Keto has released, I want to give you guys a quick overview of everything that I have included in the book!

Inside, you’ll find

• helpful advice for starting keto – everything I implemented to get started, as well as a simple and easy to understand breakdown of what keto is and how it works.

• grocery shopping tips and lists

• keto and weight loss FAQs – this section covers all of your most asked questions.

• more than 100 easy recipes

• a structured 30-day meal plan, as well as restaurant meal recommendations by type.

• guidance for living and thriving with the ketogenic lifestyle and more!

On top of everything listed above, Simply Keto is filled with inspiration, encouragement and my personal story and struggles to lose weight. I talk about mindset change, loving yourself and digging deep to know that you truly can change your life for the better.

I truly hope this book helps and encourages everyone who reads it.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!

Lots of love,

Suzanne