This Is 330 Calories Per Serving!

Syd loves his rare london broil.  We do not eat a ton of red meat, but when we do, I like to make something he loves!

I went online in search of recipes with zucchini, london broil, swiss, and mushrooms.  I found my inspiration recipe from Cooking Classy, took it and made it my own.

1 large zucchini
3-4.5 oz thin sliced london broil
4 large mushrooms, thick sliced
3 ish oz swiss cheese (you could use cheddar or provolone as well)
1 medium yellow onion
4-5 garlic cloves chopped
2-4 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp olive oil
garlic salt, salt & pepper to taste

Slice your zucchini into 1/2″ slices. Our zucchini made 4 slices/servings.  You could also make zucchini boatsand make them boats. Oil the zucchini, salt, pepper and cook for 10-15 minutes in an oven at 400°.

While this cooks, saute onion and garlic in 2-4 Tbsp of butter (remember this is a meal for 4, not 1 or 2). Saute for about 5 minutes. Add sliced mushrooms, garlic salt (to taste), and cook for another 5-8 minutes. When the zucchini is al-dente, remove it from the oven. Chop the london broil into smaller bite size bits, so that it is easy to eat and cut. Put the mushrooms and onions in a bowl, and add the london broil and mix well.  Put this mixture on top of the zucchini, add your favorite cheese on top, broil for approximately 4-5 minutes until top just starts to brown.

Oh an after thought is throw some cooked/crumbled bacon on top!

This meal was so good and so filling, we can not believe it was so low in calorie. And we get to eat the other part tomorrow for lunch, whoop whoop! Hope you try this and enjoy it!

 

 

 

My Husband Likes It More Than I

Beef & Butter Fast

We changed our eating lifestyle about a year ago and are on a low calorie, ketogenic diet.  We added  intermittent fasting back in November.  I was in a weight loss stall, just bouncing around for a couple of weeks.  Someone recommended a beef and butter fast, and we thought, what the hell and I bought a 10 lb 80/20 ground beef log that would get us through 4 days of meals.

The Diet:

  • Coffee with 1 Tbsp MCT Oil and 1 1/2 Tbsp Heavy Cream
  • Lunch:  1 cup seasoned ground beef & 2-3 Tbsp butter
  • Dinner:  1 cup seasoned ground beef & 2-3 Tbsp butter
  • 48 oz of water, between each meal

Our Weight Progress:

 

 

 

 

 

This beef and butter fast is not for everyone.  We will never try this again.

Important Considerations:

  • Our typical daily calorie range is 1200-1400 calories
  • This meal was about 650 calories per serving which increased our daily calories to almost 1600.
  • Also, I have a colon issue, called Divirticuli.  When you have this problem, you want to avoid eating an excessive amount of red meat and full fat foods.

Ground beef and butter for 4 days was not a good idea.  By Saturday evening, I had a fever and went to bed by 7 pm.  I felt better on Sunday morning.  On a positive note, I am no longer stalling and I am down almost 4 lbs since Friday, you could say, it was because of this beef and butter fast, but not sure it was worth it!

If you are on the ketogenic diet, without the low calorie, you may find you get better results than we did.  The recipes listed below were tasty and filling.  Each recipe makes four meals, 2 for dinner and 2 for lunch the next day.  Making the meals were super easy and it freed up some of my time during the day, trying to deciding what was for dinner.

In all recipes, cook the meat in a skillet first and then drain it (you may cook in butter, for flavor).  Add spices, beef bouillon and water, simmer for 5 minutes, and serve hot. Do not forget the butter.

Biryani Flavored Ground Beef

  • 4 cups ground beef (raw)
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 3 Tbsp garam marsala
  • 1/3 tsp cardomon
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp beef bouillon
  • 1 cup water

Egg Roll In a Bowl flavored ground beef

  • 4 cups ground beef (raw)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 3 Tbsp Sriracha
  • 1.5 Tbsp Chili Garlic sauce
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp beef bouillon
  • 1 cup water

Cincinnatti Chili flavored beef

  • 4 cups ground beef (raw)
  • 1/3 cup chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/3 tsp allspice
  • 1/3 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/3 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp beef bouillon
  • 1 cup water

Good luck, let me know if you have ever done a Beef & Butter fast, and was it successful?  What were your results?

Sous Vide bone-in Ribeye

Being on a keto diet has its advantages.  A wonderful meal at 1038 calories. I kept it light the rest of the day and was still under 1400 calories.

Plated

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Keto Crackers

Made some gluten free, keto friendly crackers this morning, they taste a bit like wheat thins, probably would be more so if we added some sesame seeds before toasting.  Here’s some pics and the recipe if you are interested in trying them!

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor, or bowl.
  2. Stir until it becomes dough like.
  3. Roll dough out between 2 pieces of parchment paper, until it is approx 1/16 inch thick
  4. Transfer dough to a cookie sheet
  5. Slice with pizza slicer, or sharp knife, into squares or rectangles
  6. Poke crackers with fork, this helps the cracker get crispy
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.  Watch it so they don’t burn.

 

I forgot to poke my crackers with a fork before I cooked it, so I had to add an extra 10 minutes… If the edges get done early, pull those crackers out and keep cooking the center.