Sorry to any who read this, it was missing the gram amounts earlier, I swear I do not just wing it!!:-)
How much time do you spend meal planning and cooking on average? 1 hour per day, 30 minutes maybe, if you’re organized and on the ball with weekly meal planning. I used to be like that, and sorta smug about it even, HA!! God knew all about my smugness I guess, ’cause now I spend 30 meal planning for one meal, and hope to Heaven I have the right things for it, and then put together everyone else’s meal after that.
Ketogenic cooking is not for the faint of heart, it requires commitment, accuracy, organization, creativity and patience, really, I have about 2 of the 5, the others, notsomuch!!! I have had to find them, and combine them with my creativity in the kitchen, to make things that Little Man will eat, and still fit the narrow confines of his diet. Just so you can see how much fun his food can be I have included a recipe I created for him below, and yes, you do measure every little thing to the gram, perfectly, every time. This is a basic meal, to the ratio for his calorie intake, protein needs, carb levels and fat needs, it requires a lot of adjusting to get right, and a hope and a prayer that it will actually taste good once it is done!
Meal planning for the ketogenic kiddo is elaborate, with many small bowls used, and lots of mixing, but so far it is helping with seizure control, and for that I am thankful. So enjoy the recipe, Little Man does.
|KETO CALCULATOR – Meal Edit|
|Important Information Regarding Meals:|
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|2. You must press the ‘SAVE’ button after changing any field or adding new foods.|
Meal Created: 1/29/2013
|Group B Vegetable||42||
|Cheese, Parmesan Grated (100%)||2||
|Hot Dog Hebrew National||28||
|Almond Flour (whole ground blanched almonds)||3||
|Oil, Coconut – unrefined (regular or organic)||7.5||
|Sour Cream – cultured (not low-fat)||38||
|Mayonnaise, Hellmann’s/Best Foods||20||
Suggested accuracy; achieve within 4 calories of recommended calories AND on or slightly above the ratio.
Meal Preparation Instructions
for group B veg use butternut squash, cut into long thin fries, steamed.
dredge in mayo, with garlic powder, salt and pepper
roll in almond meal mixed with parmesan cheese
fry in pan, with just a touch of the coconut oil,until crisp and brown on all sides.
Put coconut oil and any leftover mayo, on top of pile of fries, sprinkle with a bit more garlic powder and pepper.
serve with hot dog and whip cream salad(whipped cream, sour cream, a pinch of lemon sugar free jello, and grapes)
Just so you know, this fry recipe was a hit with the girls and I too, the squash fries are pretty tasty, and the almond meal adds a nice crunch, not too bad at all:-)