I had a meaningful conversation Saturday with my neighbor about out health and family members health. I told her we've been doing this thing called keto and she said her doctor recommended a ketogenic diet for her as well.
Low carb and a keto diet are similar but I believe the keto diet has helped us get fast results and feel better then any "diet" before. It's all about increase healthy fats to flush out bad fat and decreasing carbs to make your body use fat as your fuel tank. The protein intake doesn't even change that much from a standard diet. Just remember...increase healthy fats and decrease carbohydrates.
Being that we were just talking about this way of eating and I had a yummy soup in the crock pot I told her I'd send some over so she could taste why this doesn't feel like a diet at all. The food is rich and hearty. A little goes a long way.
Here is my recipe.
Enchilada Chicken Soup
3 Pre-cooked chicken breasts, shredded
2 cups chicken broth (reserve 2 cups as needed to thin down after cooking if desired)
1/2 cup enchilada sauce
6 garlic cloves diced
1/2 chopped onion
4 tbls salsa
1 8oz block of cream cheese
1 package of taco seasoning
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tsp of xanthan gum for thickening
Add additional water per cup as needed during cooking.
Cook in slow cooker, on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours.
With hand help mixer beat the mixture until liquid is smooth.
Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, chives, or cheese crisps.
MACROS (8 servings) Approx 8oz
I love to cook but only if the meals are healthy, easy, and yummy. .