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  • The Perfect Keto Christmas Hamper – Keto Gift Basket
    A Christmas Hamper is a traditional Christmas gift consisting of a pretty gift basket filled with small nonperishable food items. A Frest Christmas Hamper is filled with perishable food items
  • The Ultimate Keto Christmas Gift Ideas
    Christmas 2020 Keto Gift Guide Finding the perfect Christmas Gift for someone who has entirely changed their way of eating when they started their keto diet can be challenging.  You
  • Are Artichokes Keto Friendly? Carbs In Artichokes
    Yesterday a friend called me and said she spent more than 15 minutes debating with her husband about whether artichoke dip could be keto-friendly or not. So she called me
  • Is Eggnog Keto Friendly? Plus A Keto Friendly Recipe.
    Store-bought eggnog is not Keto-Friendly.  Commercial eggnog is full of sugar, and is not allowed on a Ketogenic Diet. However, you can make your own low-carb eggnog that is keto
  • Are Tic Tacs Keto Friendly? Carbs In Tic Tacs?
    Tic Tacs are a confusing food for keto diet beginners. Let’s dig into the details and find out if Tic Tacs are keto friendly or not. To fully understand the
  • Are McDonald’s Smoothies Keto Friendly?
    McDonald’s smoothies are presented as a healthy alternative drink at this wildly popular fast food restaurant. With just a few ingredients, it probably is healthier than a glass of sugar
  • Are McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets Keto Friendly?
    McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets are not keto-friendly. Each individual nugget has 2.5 carbs so they add up quickly. If you add some dipping sauce on top of that your daily carbohydrate
  • Are Mushrooms Keto Friendly? Carbs In Mushrooms
    Mushrooms are great food; they are full of nutrients. They have been around for thousands of years and are very healthy packed with essential vitamins and minerals, many of which
  • Is Pasta Keto Friendly? Carbs In Pasta
    While we normally think of pasta as being an Italian dish, the Chinese were making pasta noodles as far back as 3000 BC. But even with its long history, does
  • Is Quinoa Keto Friendly? Carbs In Quinoa
    A few days, one of my new keto friends asked me if quinoa was allowed on a keto diet. I certainly understood her confusion. Even though this South American food
  • Is It Keto Friendly
    So many of my new keto friends on my email list send me questions asking me if _____________ is allowed on a keto diet. Some of those ‘is it keto’
  • How long does it take to get into Ketosis?
    One of the most common questions I hear from those just starting a Keto Diet is “How long does it take to get into Ketosis?”  Here is the short answer:
  • Avoid these Keto Diet Mistakes
    We talk to a lot of people who are new to the ketogenic or low carb way of eating. As the fast weight loss success rates and other benefits of Keto become
  • What is the Keto Diet and why does it work?
    Interest in Keto Diets is at an all-time high and growing, simply because these low-carb, high-fat diets actually work.  This article is designed to be your comprehensive Keto guide. This
  • Keto Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes – Easy Low Carb Recipes
    by Angela Davis | Nov 17, 2018 Thanksgiving is over. You’ve eaten, you’ve celebrated, you’ve given thanks. And whether you stayed Keto over Thanksgiving or you decided to opt-out for a day to
  • The Best Ketogenic Thanksgiving Recipes for 2020
    As Angela and I begin planning our family’s low carb Thanksgiving menu, we decided to go ahead an collect our favorite keto Thanksgiving recipes in one place. Please, let us
  • Best Keto Friendly Candy Bar
    While I eat Keto, I still enjoy my candy bars. So what are the best keto friendly candy-bars available? Below is a list of the low-carb candy bars that I
  • Are Cucumbers Keto Friendly? Carbs In Cucumbers.
    If you are like me and garden, in the summer you’re probably buried in cucumbers. Even if you don’t garden, cucumbers are often a tempting vegetable because they are so
  • What Can You Eat On A Keto Diet? Keto Vegetables, Drinks, And More.
    On a ketogenic diet, you eat like royalty. On a ketogenic diet, we enjoy the foods that our ancestors loved; good fatty meat, veggies and greens, and an occasional feast
  • Is Garlic Keto Friendly?
    In this keto article, I’m going to dig into garlic in all it’s forms to helps us all know once and for all if Garlic is safe on a keto
  • Is Applesauce Keto Friendly?
    Starting a keto diet can be complex and confusing, and deciding what you can and can’t eat can be mind boggling. One of the questions I hear from my new
  • Zucchini Pizza Bites Low Carb Recipe: Keto Party Appetizers
    When many people first start a Ketogenic Diet, they fell like they can’t enjoy the social aspect of party food. That’s just not true. Not only is there great keto
  • Cob Salad Mini Sandwiches Low Carb Recipe: Keto Party Appetizers
    Eating a Keto Diet doesn’t mean that you can’t still be the person who brings the WOW to party food. As all great appetizers, these Cob Salad Mini Sandwiches are
  • Summer Keto Party Food Ideas
    Keto Party Food – Low Carb BBQ & Potluck Food Ideas & Recipes Summer parties are here.  That means that you and I are going to be looking for great
  • Are Apples Keto Friendly? Keto Diet & Apples
    I’ve served as a guide to thousands of people who have started a keto diet successfully, and one of the biggest challenges is changing the way of thinking about foods
  • I’ve Been Keto For 3 Weeks and I’m Still Not In Ketosis! Let’s Figure It Out.
    I’ve been Keto for 3 weeks and still not in ketosis. Help! Have you been eating Keto faithfully for a while but are frustrated that you don’t seem to be
  • Starting A Diet During Quarantine – Starting Keto During Corona?
    We’re a few weeks into the lock-down associated with the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic, and maybe it’s time we all start thinking about how to use these “Stay At Home Orders”
  • Keto Food Prepper – Building A Keto Emergency Food Kit
    With the current coronavirus alarm, many of us are thinking about Keto Emergency Preparedness and Low Carb Emergency Food. I’ve been a “prepare for the worst and hope for the
  • Is Red Bull Keto Friendly? All The Research In One Article.
    Red Bull has been a popular energy drink and mixer for decades, but many of my keto friends have asked me if they can still have Red Bull on a
  • Donating Blood on a Keto Diet? We Asked The Experts.
    Donating blood is an incredible community service but many people on a Keto diet are unsure if they can donate. Honestly, I’d never even questioned whether donating blood was appropriate
  • Is Tonic Water Keto Friendly?
    Tonic water is a common mixer for alcoholic beverages, and I’ve had many people ask me if it is Keto friendly. It’s just as important to consider the carbs in
  • Is Gin Keto Friendly?
    I’ve been teaching people about the Keto diet for years, and people often wonder if it’s ok to have a drink at the end of the day. My brother-in-law likes
  • Are Potatoes Keto Friendly? The Ugly Truth & 3 Great Alternatives.
    You may or may not know that in addition to helping people start keto, I also run a local meal prep service that offers keto (and standard) meals to my
  • Are Onions Keto Friendly? How Many Onions Can You Have?
    From my grandmother, I learned to love the sweet earthy base of slow-simmered onions in butter. But as I started eating low-carb, I needed to know if I would I
  • Is Cream Cheese Keto Friendly? With Bonus Creamed Cheese Spinach Keto Recipe
    My family meal preparation business has been offering keto meals to our local clients for over a decade, and because of that, looking for new and unique dishes is always
  • Is It Hard To Start A Ketogenic Diet?
    In the last 15 years, I’ve guided thousands of people through starting a new diet, and in the last decade, I’ve helped thousands more start a Keto Diet.  Here is
  • Is Peanut Butter Keto Friendly? Carbs In Peanut Butter
    When making the transition to a ketogenic diet, giving up some of your old comfort foods can be one of the most difficult challenges. When I started Keto, I missed
  • Is Fried Chicken Keto Friendly? 2 Fried Chicken Recipe Allowed on Keto.
    Prior to starting a Keto Diet, I loved fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and gravy. Like you, I wanted to know if Fried Chicken is keto approved and if not how
  • Is Vodka Keto Friendly? +5 Great Keto Vodka Cocktails
    I’ve been eating a keto diet for over a decade, and I also have been known to regularly enjoy an adult beverage, including vodka. I did all the research on
  • Is Whiskey Keto Friendly?
    Great News. Whiskey is Keto Friendly! Whiskey, like all unflavored distilled spirits, has zero carbs and is therefore quite keto-friendly and just fine on a Keto Diet. Now let’s talk
  • Is Ghee Keto Friendly?
    I’ve been eating a keto diet for over a decade, and coaching others in starting and upgrading their ketogenic diet for nearly as long.  Sources of good keto fat are
  • Undereating & Overeating on a Keto Diet
    It is possible to both undereat and overeat on a Keto Diet, just like on any other diet or way of eating.  When you undereat on keto, you might lose
  • Can I Eat Less Fat on a Ketogenic Diet?
    Many people that I work with struggle to eat a lot of fat when they first start a ketogenic way of eating. They wonder if they can eat less fat
  • What Does Keto Friendly Mean?
    When a food is called “Keto Friendly” it means that the food is very low-carb and fits within your keto diet’s daily limit for total carbohydrates. How low-carb does a
  • Are Brussels Sprouts Keto Friendly?
    Brussels Sprouts are keto friendly. I did all the research about Brussels Sprouts so I could create the definitive answer to this common question. At about 3.5 grams of net
  • Parmesan and Parsley Crusted Salmon Recipe
    A rich, creamy and delicious topping of parmesan cheese with mayonnaise and herbs takes baked salmon fillets to a new, Keto-awesome level. Even people who think they don’t like salmon
  • Low Carb Liver Pate Recipe
    Smooth, creamy, and rich, our liver pate recipe makes an impressive appetizer at your next party or holiday table. Spread pate on vegetables, flax crackers, or parmesan cheese crisps to
  • Parmesan Bacon Crusted Chicken Thighs
    Parmesan cheese and bacon combine to take boneless chicken thighs from simple to fantastic in this low-carb and Keto recipe. Plus, the prep is quick and easy, so this makes
  • 2020 Three Week Keto Challenge – Ketogenic Diet Made Easier
    There is No Current Official Challenge.  Be sure to signup for my emails to hear about future challenges! ~Angela The 2020 New Year 3 Week Keto Challenge starts on Monday January 6th,
  • Low Carb Mozzarella Salmon Cake Recipe
    Super easy, rich, and flavorful yet not heavy, these low carb salmon cakes are so good! Loaded with mozzarella cheese and fried crispy in bacon grease, this is a salmon
  • Keto Fat Bomb Recipes
    These are our favorite keto fat bomb recipes.   Please, tell me in the comments what your favorite fat bomb recipes is. ~Angela Peanut Butter Cup Fat Bomb Recipe Low Carb
  • Keto Brown Gravy Recipe – Keto and Carnivore
    My Favorite Keto Gravy Recipe Beautiful, rich, thick Keto gravy, perfect for your Thanksgiving table (or any time you want!). This homemade brown gravy has the flavorful goodness of bone
  • 56 Ways to Add More Fat on a Keto Diet
    One of the most common questions that I get from Keto beginners is how they can eat more fat to hit their fat macros.  In this ketogenic beginner’s article I’m going
  • The Keto Meal Template For a Perfect Keto Meal
    What does the perfect Keto meal look like?  While this might seem like an impossible question to answer, it’s actually very easy!  The web is full of tons of complicated
  • Cheesy Air Fryer Meatballs Recipe – Keto & Carnivore
    Delicious, easy Keto meatballs you can put together in less than 30 minutes, with no greasy, splattery mess! Angela’s Air Fryer Cheesy Meatballs My kids love meatballs. And I like
  • Keto Chicken Hearts Recipe
    Easy & Yummy Keto Snack – Keto Chicken Hearts This is a super easy keto recipe.  I eat these as a snack while watching the game. A little Franks Red
  • Keto Chili Cheese Dog Casserole Recipe
    Keto Casserole Recipe Gluten Free | Sugar Free | Keto | Kid Approved Recipe This is a great keto potluck recipe or just a keto casserole that even the kids
  • Bonnie’s Keto Success Story – Keto & Diabetes
    After our 2019 Spring Three Week Keto Challenge, we asked our hundreds of challenge participants to share their keto stories in our group on Facebook. Some of our friends shared keto struggles
  • What are Macros? Macronutrients and the Ketogenic Diet.
    If you are considering starting a Keto Diet, then you’ve probably heard references to ‘macros’ spoken in a nearly reverent way.  But, honestly, do you really know what macros are
  • What is the average weight loss on Keto? Real Statistics
    If you are thinking about beginning a ketogenic diet, I’m sure you’ve wondered how much weight real people actually lose on keto. We wondered the same thing, so we asked
  • Low Carb Italian Beef Casserole – A great Keto Casserole Recipe
    This is a wonderful family-friendly low carb casserole that will make keeping a Keto household so much easier. Italian Herb Beef Casserole is one that the whole family will love,
  • 99 Keto Tips For Beginners to the Ketogenic Diet
    Below we’ve collected the 99 best Keto Diet tips and tricks for keto beginners as submitted by members of the Advantage Meals Keto Community.   These were submitted by people who have
  • Do Ketone Test Strips Go Bad?
    Ketone Test Strips go bad after being opened and exposed to the air.  A humid storage location, like a bathroom, will make them go bad even faster. Once opened, Ketone
  • Keto Weight Loss Stall – How Break a Keto Plateau
    Has your weight loss stalled on keto?  Have you hit a keto plateau? Don’t worry, stalls are common on a keto diet, and your stalled weight loss is not permanent. You
  • Keto Diet Beginner Guide: Keto Rules for the First Three Weeks
    Are you getting ready to start a Keto Diet? Good for you! I absolutely believe that we all deserve to be Healthy & Happy. Most of us have failed in
  • Intermittent Fasting for Women with Bloating
    Intermittent fasting has solved my bloating and I know other women deal with the same issues. Intermittent fasting of 12 to 24 hours has relieved my bloating and given me the flat tummy that I like. When eating a primarily primal or keto (ketogenic) diet, intermittent fasting is easy, safe, and very effective.
  • Cheating on Keto – Get Back into Ketosis Fast
    Well, you did it. You fell off the keto wagon. You had a keto cheat day. You carb-loaded…a lot.  You had a beer and one piece of pizza…and then the rest of the six pack and the large pizza. You carb binged, and now you are no longer in ketosis.  How are you going to deal with your carb-adventure of cheating on your keto diet?  How are you going to get back into ketosis fast?
  • Easy Cheesy Keto Garlic Bread Recipe – Keto Recipe
    Easy Keto Garlic Bread Recipe that has only 2 net carbs, 17 grams of fat, and is gluten free. Not only that, it’s delicious and comes out beautiful. This easy low carb recipe is perfect for you Keto Diet!
  • Are Radishes Keto Friendly? A Keto Vegetable
    With so many people starting a keto diet, it’s common for people to ask us if their old favorite foods, just as radishes, are keto friendly. I did all the
  • Being Tired on a Ketogenic Diet
    Does the Keto Diet Make you tired? There is a lot of anecdotal evidence that the Keto Diet can make you feel crazy tired, but does it? From my personal
  • Planting a Keto Diet Garden? – Best Keto Vegetables
    What to grow in your Keto Diet Garden? Are you into growing your own food? There are lots of great keto-friendly vegetables that can be easily grown in a home garden. This article
  • Is Thrive Market Cheaper? My Honest Thrive Market Review.
    In full disclosure, I’ve been a regular customer of Thrive Market for years and recently they became a sponsor of this website. I order and pay (they don’t give me free
  • Is Silicone Microwave Safe – Pans, Cups, Cupcakes, Molds
    We use silicone pans and cups in the oven all of the time to make our keto desserts and some breads. Then one day we started wondering if we could
  • Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
    The husband and I came up with this easy low carb recipe for my Keto Mother’s Day Menu.  The were perfect. These Bacon Wrapped Asparagus bundles make a beautiful side
  • Are Bananas Keto-Friendly? The Dirty Truth.
    So many people who are just starting a Keto Diet ask us, “Are Bananas Keto-Friendly?” because we’ve all been raised with conventional nutritional wisdom that told us that eating fruit
  • Bacon, Spinach and Strawberry Keto Salad Recipe
    I love this delicious, low-carb salad! The savory bacon, sweet strawberries, and briny Feta cheese make this keto-friendly spinach salad both gorgeous and wonderful to eat.  It’s perfect for a
  • Ultimate Mother’s Day Keto Menu + The Best Mother’s Day Keto Gift Ideas
    Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day Keto Gift Ideas? Every mom deserves to be spoiled on Mother’s Day. If your mother follows a ketogenic diet, show her how much you care with
  • Will Eating Carbs Make Me Sick on Keto?
    A ketogenic diet is a way of eating that keeps carb intake very low, usually below 25 g net carbs per day. For all of us, there comes a day
  • Keto at Dollar General – It’s Possible & Affordable
    by Stacey Davis | Feb 9, 2019 You’re not the only one wondering if you can find keto foods, including keto snacks and keto drinks, at Dollar General. I had the same questions, so
  • After Ketosis – After Your First 3 Weeks of the Keto Diet
    Starting a Keto Diet is all about getting into Ketosis.  Here at Advantage Meals, we believe that for most people, it takes 3 weeks to get into ketosis and adjusted
  • Easy Keto Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken Thigh Recipe
    First and foremost, we do Easy Keto at our house.  Life’s too hard to make my way of eating anything but easy.  That’s why we do our Keto Parmesan Crusted
  • Top 11 Intermittent Fasting Rules for Effortless Weight Loss
    Intermittent Fasting (IF) is a powerful tool for health and weight loss. Used wisely, this practice can not only help you reach your weight loss goals, but heal your gut
  • How to Lose Weight on a Keto Diet – When Starting Keto
    Recently, I received a message from one of my new friends in the 3 Week Keto Challenge that said, “I started keto two weeks ago, and I’m not losing weight.  Please help!
  • Easy Pulled Pork Recipe – Keto Meal Prep
    Keto meal prepping is vital in our house to make our Keto Diet easy and sustainable. This easy pulled pork recipe is one of my favorite meal preps. And you
  • Keto Eating Out – How to eat out on your Keto Diet
    Wondering if you can dine out while eating a ketogenic diet? Keto eating out is not only possible, it’s really not all that hard. Keto is a lifestyle, and there
  • Keto Breakfast Casserole Recipe – An Easy Low Carb Breakfast
    I just want an easy, filling keto breakfast that is good at home or good on the go. And I want it to be low carb, keto-friendly, and kid-approved. Can
  • Upgrade Your Keto Diet
    So, you’ve started eating a ketogenic diet. You know the basics of keto, and you’re keeping your carbs low and eating more fat. You’re following the 9 Rules for the First Three
  • Chocolate Coconut Fat Bombs
    These are my for real, every day, go-to chocolate keto fat bomb treats.  This is a super easy keto recipe and is really good. I eat several of these chocolate
  • How to Start Keto – 6 Easy Steps to Begin your Ketogenic Diet
    Trying to start a Keto Diet can be so confusing. There is so much information out there, and so many people trying to tell you the one-right-way to keto.  It’s
  • Keto Eggnog Ice Cream – Low Carb Recipe
    Eggnog Keto Ice Cream that is low-carb, keto-friendly, creamy, smooth and ridiculously simple. Who could ask for anything more? Perfect Low Carb Ice Cream for your Keto Christmas Celebrations With
  • Keto Eggnog Recipe – Easy Low Carb Eggnog Recipe for your Keto Christmas
      This time of year, eggnog starts popping up in every dairy case you see, and what you are seeing is eggnog packed full of carbs.   Eggnog is iconic to
  • Keto Christmas Survival Guide – Your Low Carb Christmas Tips & Tricks
    Christmas is around the corner. Like me, you love your Keto way of eating, and you’re making progress on your health goals. Keto helps you lose weight, enjoy mental clarity and
  • Keto Christmas Recipes
    The Best of Advantage Meals Keto Christmas Recipes 2020 The holidays are a time for family, friends, and joy. They are not a time to stress over what you’re eating
  • No Bake Chocolate Cranberry Cookies – Low Carb, Paleo, Primal
    You are going to love this easy low carb cookie recipe.  It’s nearly no cook, no fuss, and yummy. Why Cranberries in Low Carb Cookies? First off, we love cranberry.
  • The Keto Period Survival Guide
    It’s that time of the month. Even though you are keto and loving it, your period can send all your best intentions out the window. Bloating, weight gain, cravings, ravenous
  • 🍦 Low Carb Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe | Super Easy & No Sugar |
    You are going to love this low-carb, keto vanilla ice cream. It’s rich and creamy, right out of the churn, and incredibly easy to throw together. And it won’t get
  • Keto BBQ Sauce Recipe – Low Carb – Just 1 Net Carb
    Low Carb Barbecue Sauce Recipe Barbecue Sauce was one of the things that I missed when I was new to the Keto Diet.  After much trial and error, we came
  • Types of Keto Diet – The Right Way to Keto
    Are you confused about the Keto Diet? What is the right way to keto? With so many different types of ketogenic diets and countless opinions on every kind of keto,
  • Stuffed Pork Loin
    Want to elevate a regular pork loin to a low carb, a stuffed masterpiece? Then this recipe is for you! By butterflying the loin lengthwise, you literally open it up
  • How to lose weight fast
    Whether it’s that last stubborn five pounds that you can’t seem to lose or you have a few more extra than that but can’t seem to figure out how to

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