Although Autumn is still on the ketogenic diet, tonight (well actually, last night because I am writing this after midnight 😉 ) was the first meal in over 2 years that Autumn ate the same thing for dinner that we did – no weighing – no measuring.
I should have taken a picture before we ate – I thought for sure we would have leftovers, but it was too good for that.
Here is a picture from the recipe I used:
Shortly after we were done eating, I took her blood ketone level:
Down to 1.4…and so far, no seizures. See ketone post here.
Tonight, I purposely made a low carb dinner that I felt would be in her ratio range (with cream cheese, cheese, bacon, cauliflower and chicken!) because I really wanted to see if we could do it – without a seizure.
And, yes we could.
Wow, I still can’t get over how all this works. Will this really work…will it keep working?
Yes, to be honest, I am still nervously….optimistic.
Then for dessert, we turned a few of these…
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries!
They are so easy to make. Click here for the recipe for “Skinny Chocolate” – It is basically a 1:.5 ratio of coconut oil, to cocoa and ground “powdered” truvia. Remember that if you are looking for a higher fat ratio -use the Ghirardelli. We think it tastes better as well. I always mix in a little dark chocolate for a deeper flavor, but that is optional.
It only takes a couple of minutes to mix up the ingredients, and then dip in the strawberries. NOTE: The best way to dip – actually the only way to we dip – is to make sure the berries have been in the refrigerator for at least 1/2 an hour or so, so that they are COLD. When they are cold and you dip them, the chocolate hardens right away. It is best to use a smaller container so that it is very full of the chocolate when you dip. Also, stir your mixture in between dipping.
You can also add “toppings” if you would like such as shredded coconut or nuts. Just make sure you do it RIGHT after you dip in the chocolate so the toppings “stick” before the chocolate gets hard:
Even if you are on a higher ratio – just cut the strawberries up in smaller pieces and dip – one strawberry can yield lots of bites!
Although Autumn enjoyed her allotted amount…I must say it was pretty easy for her mom to eat about a 1/2 dozen… 😉