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5 Low-Carb Halloween Cocktails
October 16, 2019
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Halloween brings about lots of parties, events, and other activities that may include alcohol. Eating a keto diet limits your use of alcohol, but we’ve put together recipes for 5 low-carb Halloween cocktails that’ll bring out the grinning ghoul in you.

Always consume alcohol with caution when following a ketogenic lifestyle. Depending on your body, alcohol can sometimes cause undesirable effects and deter you from your health goals.

Now, onto the creepy cocktail recipes!

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Yolkensteins (GFDF, Keto, Paleo, Whole30)
October 15, 2019
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Here’s another egg recipe that I just couldn’t pass up, these Yolkensteins devilled eggs are so darn cute!

I really dig the super gory and realistic looking Halloween recipes, but this one is just too cute to pass up. I love these little guys and they are a great addition to your Halloween snack table or Halloween veggie tray!

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Mozzarella Eyeballs (GF, Keto)
October 14, 2019
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More eyeballs, this time they’re cheesy! These mozzarella eyeballs are sure to be a hit at your Halloween party.

We’ve already talked about how awesome cheese is as a party snack option. It’s super easy to prep ahead of time and it’s cheap! We’ve already got Frankenstein’s Finger string cheese snacks and cold cut meat head meat and cheese platters as cheese tray options. But these mozzarella eyeballs are also a fun option.

Don’t forget to include some other great Halloween snacks on the snack table like Spider Deviled Eggs and Apple Bites. Maybe include a sugar-free sweet treat like these Meringue Ghosts too!

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Cold Cut Meat Head (GFDF, Keto, Paleo, Whole30, AIP)
October 13, 2019
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This cold cut meat head centerpiece in this meat and cheese tray will creep everyone out, it’s so cool looking with scary green eyes. They’ll be talking about it for years! It looks so real, made out of meat!

No party is complete without a meat and cheese tray and this is the most creative and creepy way to dress up that boring old plate of meat and cheese I’ve ever seen! So fun and festive and you can get as gorry and gross as you want. You can go all out with blood and creepy crawlies, or you can keep it clean with just the cold cut meat head.

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Frankenstein’s Fingers (GF, Keto)
October 12, 2019
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Oops! Frankenstein came to visit the wrong house and lost his fingers. These doctored up string cheese Frankenstein’s fingers are the perfect finger food (see what I did there?) for kids and adults will nom them too!

Cheese is the best option for party snacks, but why not doctor up some string cheese to make Frankenstein’s Fingers instead of serving a boring old cheese platter? I mean, what’s more fun than munching on a string cheese finger!?

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Upside-Down Deviled Egg Eyes (GFDF, Whole30, Paleo, Keto)
October 11, 2019
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I originally got the idea for these upside-down deviled egg eyes from The Ghostess who swears by it for her parties.

I love deviled eggs in any variety and I decided to mix these up with a little bacon. Since they’re upside down, your guests will get a little surprise when they bite into them and get a bit of a crunch!

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Bloody Floating Hand Punch (GFDF, Keto, Paleo)
October 10, 2019
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This wickedly refreshing bloody floating hand punch is sure to chill your guests at your next Halloween bash!

Ha, this is a classic Halloween recipe that I have always loved. I made it low-carb it by kicking the sugary fruit juices and opting for Crystal Light and Zevia instead.

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Radish Eyeballs (Keto, Paleo, GFDF, Whole30, AIP)
October 9, 2019
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These radish eyeballs are the perfect ghoulish garnish!

They are fun and can be used to creep out just about anything from martinis and spooky cocktails to salads. You can serve them on their own as a veggie snack too. The kids will be grossed out and the adults will love that there is a healthy option at the snack table!

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Apple Bites (Paleo, GFDF, Whole30)
October 8, 2019
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Scare away the candy with these apple bites!

Ok, so when it comes to Halloween, we have to think about the littles. Children are inundated with sugar at this time of year. Actually, this is the start of the sugar season. They are under sugar attack from here through the end of the year. We have to give them better options and hone our negotiation skills to get them to make better choices.

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Cheddar Witches Finger Crackers (Keto, GF)
October 7, 2019
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These fun and creepy cheddar witches finger crackers are a traditional cracker at Halloween bashes far and wide. Unfortunately, as cool as they are, these are traditionally a high-carb snack made with white flour.

Few items are safe from the low-carb tweak and I’ve been able to make these low-carb friendly. Adapted from this recipe, you can assure your friends that these are on plan and delicious!

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Halloween Veggie Tray (Keto, Paleo, AIP, Whole30, GFDF)
October 6, 2019
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Don’t have time to put together anything really exciting or creative for your Halloween bash? I got your back! This super easy and quick Halloween Veggie Tray will fill your guests full of wholesome nutrient-dense food and it won’t take you years to put together.

Crudités are the one item that you can arrange very quickly and if there are minimal chopping and veggie prepping, they’re even quicker and easy. Taste of Home came up with this great idea, just arrange your crudités in the shape of a Jack-o-lantern.

Veggies are generally safe for most people who have food allergies or who are working on correcting their health or watching their waistlines. I always recommend a veggie tray at parties, it’s saved my life more than once. I always look for a meat and cheese try and if there aren’t any safe meats, the veggie tray is where I turn for safe munchies.

You can also whip up these super easy Spider Deviled Eggs to go with your Halloween veggie tray. Grab some cocktail fixings, some spooky music, and you’re set for a great evening of ghouls and goblins. You’ll even have time to get into your amazing costume and impress your guests.

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Halloween Bloody Mary (Keto, Paleo, GFDF)
October 5, 2019
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This Halloween Bloody Mary recipe is sure to charm your guests this Halloween season.

Ok, so…alcohol is a very controversial topic when it comes to cleaning up your diet and using food as medicine. It’s not technically keto-approved or paleo-friendly and it’s certainly not good for you. I actually prefer not to drink and I don’t recommend it if you are actively working to optimize your health with nutrition and lifestyle interventions. So, if you’re working on your health, make sure your bloody mary is of the virgin variety.

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Meringue Ghosts (Keto, Paleo, Whole30, GFDF)
October 4, 2019
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These meringue ghosts are sure to charm even the ghastliest of ghouls at your next Halloween bash!

Meringues have been a low-carb dessert staple forever. I’ve seen the low-carb meringue recipe tweaked to add every flavor imaginable. Sweet and fluffy, what better food to make into the shape of a ghost?

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Bloody Chicken Eyeballs (Keto, Paleo, GFDF, Whole30)
October 3, 2019
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Meatballs are awesome, the perfect party food. These bloody chicken eyeballs are super fun and festive Halloween version!

Meatballs make for easy munching and easy cleanup as your guests can use their fingers or a toothpick. They’re easy to prep ahead of time to help save time the day of the party and they satisfy even the biggest of appetites so all those big guys will get their fill.

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Dead Man’s Halloween Ribs (Keto, Paleo, GFDF, Whole30)
October 2, 2019
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Traditional main dishes at Halloween parties often loaded with carbs and sugar. They usually include odd pasta dishes that look like worms or scary-looking soups and stews. Oh, and of course, we can’t forget about all the cookies, cakes, candy, and confections that come out this time of year. I say we chow down like only carnivores can and have dead man’s Halloween ribs with low-carb BBQ sauce!

These barbeque ribs will pack a punch at any dinner party and it’s all in the presentation to make them creepy and festive for Halloween! The red bell pepper with a knife through it positioned like a heart in the middle of the ribs is so good. Your guests will freak out!

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Spider Deviled Eggs (Keto, GFDF, Paleo, Whole30)
October 1, 2019
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October is here! These spider deviled eggs are sure to get you in the mood!

That means cooler weather, crunchy leaves, beautiful colors, sweaters, boots, hot drinks, pumpkin everything, and of course, ghouls and goblins! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I love to throw a ghoulish bash for all my friends!

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Lifestyle
5 Natural Deodorant Brands That Work
September 30, 2019
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Back in the day, people smelled bad. There was no deodorant and if there was it was a natural deodorant. But, as you can imagine, it didn’t help much. That’s just how it was. They were hard workers and they sweat. Can you imagine Pa Ingalls rooting around Olsen’s Mercantile for pit stick? Maybe snotty Nellie Olsen had a bit of perfume to wear but the rest of the world happily stayed stinky, and they didn’t really care.

Fast forward about 100 years and we find ourselves constantly trying to make our bodies smell good. We use perfumed soaps, shampoos, and deodorants like there’s no tomorrow. That’s all fine and dandy to an extent. It‘s nice to live in a society where people don’t stink, but some of the chemicals in these products are pretty harmful.

Deodorant is at the top of the list. Mainstream deodorants are filled with fragrance and aluminum. Aluminum is the ingredient that clogs up your pores, so you don’t perspire. It’s the component that keeps you dry. Honestly, staying “dry” is unhealthy. Your armpits are meant to sweat to rid your body of toxins.

So, are there deodorants out there that will keep you smelling sweet without hurting your body? Absolutely! Just like we found the best non-toxic sunscreens and non-toxic facial sunblock, we’re going to take a look at five of the best natural deodorants on the market today.

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Marinara Sauce (Keto, Paleo, Whole30, GFDF)
September 28, 2019
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Everyone needs a badass marinara sauce recipe in their recipe box. I’m not about the ‘sauce’ or ‘gravy’ that takes hours and hours to simmer to perfection. I’m all about that simple sauce life and this recipe is just that. Super easy and quick!

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Keto Oatmeal (Paleo, AIP, Whole30, GFDF)
September 26, 2019
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This keto oatmeal or “noatmeal” or “no oats” recipe has been floating around the low-carb and keto forums for years and years. When I first saw it, I wasn’t so sure because I hadn’t had much experience with some of these ingredients at that time. But once I tried it, oh man, it’s so good. This tastes just like the real thing!

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Pumpkin Bread (Keto, GF)
September 23, 2019
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While perusing the recipe blogs this weekend, I came across a really great looking recipe for gluten-free pumpkin bread over at Serious Eats and I had to have a slice! So I set out to make a low-carb version of this recipe and it came out alright. Here’s my tweaked recipe for your enjoyment!

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