I get asked about hot chocolate recipes a lot. A lot a lot. I currently have three recipes, one that will probably kill you with calories, one that can be vegan and is lower calorie and the easiest one, hot cocoa. This recipe is super easy, quick to do and very satisfying. It definitely ticks all the hot chocolate boxes! It's currently winter here in South Africa, and my first year with a much lower body fat percentage, so I am constantly freezing. This recipe is going to save me this year.
My all time keto favourite staple is definitely scrambled egg - it's the easiest way to do breakfast, or lunch. The macros on this meal are almost perfect at 1% carbs, 17% protein and 82% fat. This recipe is loosely based on Gordon Ramsay's scrambled eggs. Waide and I LOVE this recipe and we decided that sour cream in scrambled egg is life and my recipe has since evolved from this over the last few years.
People often ask me for keto snack ideas or ideas for appetizers and this is one of my favourites. It's easy to do and even if you aren't a fan of chilli, these are perfect. I made these last year for Christmas dinner and it was fantastic, everyone loved them.
I've been giving this post a lot of thought lately and honestly, I can't remember exactly how I stumbled on keto. I live in South Africa and banting is a big thing here and has been for a while. Banting is Tim Noakes' version of the Low Carb High Fat diet. So I wasn't totally unaware of this way of eating but I was very against it. I bought into the rhetoric that fat will kill you, carbs are fuel and complex carbohydrates are absolutely necessary for life to continue. Yup. Hook, line and sinker. At least until I started testing my blood sugar after eating "healthy foods".
I would also like to pause here to say, I am not a doctor or a dietician. This is not medical advice, and everyone responds differently to carbohydrates. So, if you feel strongly that people need complex carbs to be healthy… you should probably stop reading now.