The ketogenic diet is a very high fat, very low carbohydrate diet that uses fat (not carbohydrates) for energy. Designed to reduce seizures in children with epilepsy, it has a number of neurological benefits, and can improve behavior in children with autism.

Because it is a restrictive diet, it is important to work with your doctor, and have an understanding of supplementation. The keto diet places an emphasis on healthy fats, adequate protein, and vegetables, but restricts most fruits.

The ketogenic diet restricts most carbohydrates including: grains, fruits, sugar, honey, starches, beans.

The ketogenic diet can make a huge difference for clients with certain metabolic conditions, seizures, and neurological disorders.

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Explore our Ketogenic diet recipes below. Be sure to read all of the instructions before beginning in case diet-compliant substitutions are described in the introduction.

Ketogenic Diet Recipes

Low Carb Cauliflower Tortillas

Low Carb Cauliflower Tortillas

Avoid pepper for LOD and FG. Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower 3 eggs ½ teaspoon salt Black pepper (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash cauliflower, cut cauliflower chunks off base stem/leaves. Put cauliflower in food processor and process until a...

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Dairy-Free Fudge

Dairy-Free Fudge

GFCFSF, Paleo, Keto, Nut-Free, Egg-Free To make Paleo or Keto, use Lily’s chocolate, or an unsweetened chocolate and add your own compliant sweetener. To make soy-free confirm your chocolate does not contain soy. (Enjoy Life Mini Chips are soy-free.)...

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Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Turkey

     The turkey is usually the star of your Thanksgiving show! Many traditional recipes can be converted for food allergies or intolerances. Here is an easy guide for a perfect bird! Let’s start by discussing how much turkey you will need to buy and how to...

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The Easiest Shishito Peppers

The Easiest Shishito Peppers

Have you tried shishito peppers?  They are an incredible Asian pepper with no heat and such a great flavor profile. They are rich in vitamin C and also contain vitamin B6, K, and E.  They are also one of the easiest dishes you can create in a really convenient short...

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Ground Beef Stuffed Zucchini (Zucchin-izza)

Ground Beef Stuffed Zucchini (Zucchin-izza)

We continue the food and garden chronicles here at Nourishing Hope. Our garden, to say the very least, has been a place of comfort, fun, learning, memories, and deliciousness for me and my family.  I know there can be some intimidation around starting a garden. But...

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Summer Grilling: Kid-Friendly Vegetables on the BBQ

Summer Grilling: Kid-Friendly Vegetables on the BBQ

Most dads love a good barbeque. If you’re a dad planning a barbeque, or a mom creating a fun day for the dad in your family’s life, I’ve got some ideas for you! When you think of BBQ, I’m sure most of you are thinking of meat. But vegetables can be delicious on the...

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Sauerkraut Recipe

Sauerkraut Recipe

GFCF/SCD/GAPS/Paleo/LOD/BED/Keto Diet Compliance Sauerkraut is wonderful for digestion and the immune system. It’s also beneficial for our mood.  Sauerkraut is made with fermented or cultured cabbage and other vegetables. When they are made raw, the traditional way,...

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Crispy Kale Chips Recipe

Crispy Kale Chips Recipe

Our family loves kale chips, including my daughter. And not only are the delicious, they are very nutritious. Kale is the cruciferous, or brassica family, along with other powerhouse foods like broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cabbage.  Kale Nutrition Kale...

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Zucchini Pickles [Recipe]

Zucchini Pickles [Recipe]

If you have planted a garden, by the time summer is in full swing, zucchini and summer squash are often so abundant that you just don’t know what to do with them all.  These are simple refrigerator pickles, so there’s no expertise in canning necessary and no fuss....

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Sugar-Free Ketogenic Chocolate Mousse (RECIPE)

Sugar-Free Ketogenic Chocolate Mousse (RECIPE)

  Contains Dairy. You can make this GFCFSF and Paleo, use coconut cream. This recipe is perfect when you cannot have any sugar in your diet. And the cream adds the perfect mouth feel for a dessert treat that is very satisfying for those on a sugar-free or...

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