Let me just throw this out there… I love cheese! I crave grilled cheese, nacho’s, and Cheeto’s. This craving began in my first pregnancy and it never stopped. When I make my family grilled cheese sandwiches and soup on those gray dreary days, it can be nearly impossible for me not to bite into that crisped buttery bread with melted cheese inside. Since I have gone to a more keto eating lifestyle. Bread is a big no-no when trying to cut carbs. So, when I found Joseph’s Pita Bread and saw it was only 6 grams of carbs for one whole pita, I was pretty excited. This is my bread substitute. My main use has been to use it as a grilled cheese sandwich.
I stick cheddar cheese slices inside and butter the outsides and heat it on a skillet, just as you would a normal grilled cheese sandwich.
A couple of variations… Once I put the cheese in, I mash up some avocado and stick it in the pocket and heat it up. Or I stick a spoonful of salsa in the pocket and heat it with the melting cheese.
This grilled cheese has a spoonful of salsa inside it. YUM!
This last month I have really enjoyed making a little sampler plate. Here is how I quickly put this plate together.
- Heat up (both sides) in a skillet with butter, 1 Joseph’s Pita Pocket. When finished cut them with a pizza cutter into triangles Δ.
- About 4 or 5 Pork Rinds.
- String cheese stick or a few slices of cheddar cheese.
- Mashed-up or sliced avocado & add Himalayan Salt
- A scoop of salsa
- A scoop of hummus
- Small dill pickle or two
- Hard boiled egg & add Himalayan Salt
- A few slices of summer sausage
- Small Caesar salad
So this sampler plate can consist of any items that sound good that day or that you have on hand. The only things that takes a couple minutes is to heat and crisp up the Pita. Simple and satisfying.
For many — MANY years (17- ugh!) I have tried any and every way to lose weight. I am the body type who LOVES to hold on to her weight. I never had a weight issue until I started having kids. Include my metabolism slowing to a halt and you create a perfect storm of weight gain upon weight gain!
But, on May 2, 2017 I stumbled upon a YouTube explaining an eating plan called Keto. In that few minute video, the intrigue began. I am a research NUT and so I took notes vigorously. By the following Monday (8th of May) I was ready to get started with this new weird thing called KETO. Here were a few things that I did to get me started within 6 days of first learning about it.