Keto Hack: Otter Pops

I’ve got nothing but love for the PTA at my daughter’s school… but sometimes they have these popsicle sales that make me break out in hives. So many carbs! Spikes in blood sugar! All the kids get one but mine! Well… no longer. Enter Zipzicle. Long skinny ziploc bag that you can create your own otter pops out of. For these ones I used Powerade Zero, because that’s what I had on hand. NOTE: since publishing we have cut out Powerade due to intolerance to artificial dyes. An alternative version can be made with Stur water enhancer, which is very tasty, albeit less vibrantly colored. Or if your kid can handle carbs, you can cut water with juice for an all-natural, no sugar treat. Links below to the products you’ll need.

Zipzicle – Ice pop pouch

Powerade Zero – Zero calorie sports drink suitable for the ketogenic diet

Stur Water Enhancer – Stevia and natural flavoring water enhancer that can be used as a natural sugar free alternative.

Silicone Funnel – Must have in the kitchen

Bento Box #1: How About Them Apples

img_6231Apples! So sweet! So juicy! So damn full of carbs! Dimples loves them and still mourns the days of yesteryear when I could just hand her an entire apple. But you know the saying… “an apple a day causes increased seizures.” Or something. So you’ll notice the forbidden fruit is sliced quite thin and is displayed next to a less desirable fruit in hopes that it will increase the bulk.

Dimples was pleased with the offering. While the apples were a special treat, the big winner here was the string cheese. “Mom, its in the wrapper!!” Like she’d just won the frickin’ lotto. I fooled around with this recipe and calculated the exact amount of cheese that was in the serving size.

CONTENTS:

FAT – Liquigen, Heavy Whipping Cream (Trader Joe’s), Kerry Gold Butter.

PROTEIN – String Cheese

CARBOHYDRATES – Apples, blackberries, tomatoes. Fruit is always displayed in a small cup so it looks like a bigger portion.

SUPPLEMENTS – Multi vitamin, fish oil, flax oil, carnitor

GEAR:

Stackable Bento Boxes

Silicone Cups

Medela Containers to hold cream, liquigen, and supplements

Randomly adorable toothpicks

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