Introducing “Keto for Life” a ketogenic lifestyle and cookbook by yours truly. I know, right?!?! Full disclosure? I’m freaking out a little…
It’s strange to have worked so hard on a project, all with the goal of putting it out there for people to see and use – but then when the time comes to actually pull the trigger on it, I’m straight up terrified. Also excited, exhilarated, relieved that it’s done – but still mostly terrified.
Being the perfectionist I am, we could have tweaked things about this book for another month or more and I likely still wouldn’t feel ready. The team at Victory Belt has been incredibly patient with my first time author jitters, and I appreciate them and their hard work so much. Hopefully you will too once you’ve seen the results.
Even I haven’t actually seen the book yet – I won’t hold it in my hands for at least another two weeks by the time it’s printed and finally makes its way to my door here in Honduras! Hopefully once I do have an actual solid copy, this will all start to seem real and I won’t be so worried that it will be an epic failure. Or not. Ugh.
What if you hate it? Or maybe worse yet, what if you just don’t care? There are tons of keto books coming out right now – do we really need another one? These are the anxieties that have plagued me over the last few months. But now it’s happening – so we’ll all find out for sure one way or another…
THIS JUST IN: Apparently I’m horrible at hyping my book and making you want to buy it ha ha! I should probably delete that entire first part and write instead that the book is amazing and you’re going to love it and you should absolutely PREORDER NOW with flashing neon letters.
I’m not going to though – because what I just typed up there is real, and I know at least some of you will appreciate that.
But now that I’ve gotten all of that paranoid rambling out of my system, let’s talk about the many things that I love about this book and hope you will too!
Keto for Life briefly shares my story, explains why and how keto works (in language the average person without a PHD can understand,) and provides information and tips that are designed to help you lose weight and feel great on the keto diet.
In addition, Keto for Life aims to help you:
- Figure out how to make keto work for your unique body/metabolism, schedule, lifestyle, and budget.
- Become a better cook overall.
- Get your kids involved in the cooking process, ultimately teaching them important life skills while spending quality time together.
- Make keto easy when cooking for both yourself and non keto family members. Yes, even the picky ones!
- Learn to make easy and inexpensive fermented foods at home that will keep your gut bacteria thriving and your immune system in tip top shape.
- Navigate social events and entertain friends, all while staying within your macros.
- Get back into ketosis quickly and efficiently if you’ve gone off keto for a bit – whether it was planned or not.
But wait, there’s more! 😂
While all of the above is helpful information, my ultimate goal in writing Keto for Life was to provide the keto community with delicious and approachable recipes that eliminate keto recipe fatigue and boredom with the same tired dishes featuring only bacon, ground meat, cheese, and/or cauliflower. Not that those ingredients aren’t in this book too – but you will find so much more than that!
The majority of recipes in Keto for Life aren’t hard to execute and don’t require weird, expensive ingredients (beyond the keto basics like almond flour, coconut flour, etc.), but they contain flavor profiles that are vibrant and interesting – giving you new family favorites that you’ll want to make over and over again.
All of the recipes in Keto for Life contain full color photographs and complete nutrition values to help you stay within your macros. In addition, many of them contain pro tips or extras to help you up your cooking game, or customize your keto meals to serve to your non keto family – without them staging a mutiny because you tried to take away their pasta or bread.
Finally, other than a handful of favorites like Cream Cheese Pancakes, Green Chicken Enchilada Cauliflower Casserole, and Cauliflower Faux-lafel, at least 95% of the recipes in Keto for Life are brand new and not recycled from the blog. I promise that if you decide to purchase Keto for Life, you will definitely be getting your money’s worth!
Here’s a sample of some of the recipes you’ll find inside Keto for Life – and I can say with confidence that these are some of my very best recipes yet…
Note: These are photos I took of the recipes, but not all of these were the specific photos chosen to represent the recipes in the final manuscript of the book.
There’s just small sample of the mouthwatering recipes you’ll find in Keto for Life. We’ve got you covered with entire chapters devoted to Breakfast, Fermented Foods, Beef, Chicken, Pork, Seafood, Side Dishes, Vegetarian Mains, Snacks, Cocktails, and of course Desserts! There is literally something for everyone in this book!
Of course I couldn’t leave you without meal plans, so the book also contains 4 weeks worth of practical and budget friendly meal plans using easy and delicious recipes from the book. The plans make use of all leftovers and require just a bit of prepping at the beginning of each week. I specifically designed these plans to not only help you lose weight with the right keto macros, but also to be as easy as possible so you aren’t spending hours in the kitchen preparing your daily meals.
Shopping lists are also included for each week of the plans.
Finally, there is a recipe index at the back of the book with page numbers and thumbnail photos for each recipe. And more importantly, even though the recipes themselves each have icons identifying common allergens, there is a special index in the back that allows you to see in one place all the recipes that are dairy free, nut free, egg free, vegetarian, etc. for when you’re doing your own meal planning.
So there it is – Keto for Life…
You can pre-order the book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Indie Bound – or wait for it to come out so you can get a look at it before you decide. You buy it or you don’t – either is ok with me, pinky promise. Just because it’s here, doesn’t in any way obligate you in my eyes – whether you’re a longtime fan or just starting out.
Of course if you do decide to buy Keto for Life, I really, really, REALLY hope that you’ll love it. And of course, let me know either way because your feedback makes me better at giving you what you want and need moving forward.
Meanwhile, it’s business as usual over here at IBIH and I’m back to work posting delicious keto recipes on a weekly basis – which feels great, and it’s right where I want to be.