Lately, I have really been happy with my Keto/Low Carb diet. It seems that all the hype I have heard for years is true. It is much harder to maintain a steady weight in your 40s. I exercise and eat healthy 90% of the time, which has saved me. However, I feel that I need to change my diet to further maintain. I don’t think the same food selections and amounts eaten in our 20s or 30s can be eaten in our 40s. It just isn’t going to work. Our hormones are different. Our metabolism is different. We are different. My solution is going keto/low carb. Of course, your solution may be something entirely different. I will share with you my journey with this plan on this blog and future blogs. Of course, my exercise routine will still include cardio and weights so that won’t change too much.
Since my family has to eat what I cook, they too have been eating some keto-friendly foods. They absolutely loved my meatballs and gravy with biscuits recipe. We had a side of spinach. Unfortunately, I can’t use the same recipe that I shared with you from before for biscuits because those aren’t keto biscuits. Remember Granny’s cathead biscuits? Those will be saved for another day I guess. I found a wonderful recipe online and altered it to make it more delicious. I may share that with you another day. My created recipe for gravy is below. The meatballs were simple. I put 16 oz. of sausage, 8 oz. of ground beef, and 1 egg.
Mel’s Keto-Friendly Gravy Recipe
1 large egg
1/2 cup of almond flour
1/3 cup of sour cream
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup chicken bone broth
Pepper to taste
First, make sure to fry your meatballs in a deep frying pan. I like to add some of my homemade bone broth to the pan and cover the meatballs while cooking to ensure they cook thoroughly. My homemade bone broth recipe is easy and healthy. I shared it in another post. After cooking, you will make the gravy recipe in the leftover drippings from the meatballs. Mix coconut milk and almond flour together in a bowl and add some water if needed to mix well. To the pan, you will add the chicken bone broth from an earlier recipe, the coconut milk flour mix, sour cream, and heavy whipping cream until mixed well. Then, once mixed, whip in 1 large egg. Add meatballs back to pan until covered. Add pepper to taste.