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Your Keto Journey #41: EXPERIMENT – TRY THIS AT HOME!

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Often we find ourselves purchasing premade items at the grocery store in order to save time.  But that can be a big mistake!  Experiment and do try this at home.  I did this and what I found will surprise you!!!  Learn more in today’s "Your Keto Journey"© post.

As you read this we will be closing out 2018.  A time for reflection.  A time to dream.  A time to plan with purpose the future you want.  A very wealthy man once said that he created his own world and then walked in it.  I say that You can create your own future and walk in it!

There are some people who will say:  “How nice.  Wish I could do that!”  Then there are Other People like YOU who will say:  “I want to do that too!”

The WAY to begin anything is to take the first step!  So let’s take that step together in 2019.  As you may have noticed, the title of this week’s Keto Journey is EXPERIMENT.

Experimenting is exactly where I want you to begin creating your own Keto future.  Right now.  Right here.  Today!

The experiment I am about to show you did not start out on purpose.  In fact, you could call it a mistake.  Or you might call it an attempt to fix a mistake.  Either way you see it, go ahead and perform your own experiments in 2019 to see what you might find.

Experiments all begin with a basis or foundational item.  Something that is tried, tested and changed for the better by the time your experiment is complete.

The basis of my own experiment was found at a popular grocery store which touts health, freshness and trustworthiness.  I have walked the aisles of this store numerous times.  For the most part, my family has enjoyed the quality of this store’s offerings.  I usually choose to skip the items in the bakery and the deli.  The bakery seems an obvious choice for its wheat flours and rampant use of sugar. I thought the deli was different.

On this particular day, I decided to indulge just one more time.  I had previously purchased a portion of the Pecan Cranberry Chicken salad.  I had fond memories of this salad.  So I was brave and purchased some more.

I was short on time and heading for work soon.  No time to cook, so I spooned out some of this good looking salad and plated it.  As I began to eat, I took notice of the overwhelming sweetness on my tongue.  I didn’t enjoy the taste.

Later, with more time on my hands, I began the deconstruction process in an effort to save the salad.  My plan was to wash the awful salad dressing off this good salad and replace it with Primal Kitchen Avocado Mayo in order to concoct a Keto friendly bite to eat.  What I found astounded me!!!

Step 1

I placed the cold Pecan Cranberry Chicken salad in a strainer in the kitchen sink to rinse it off and get rid of the sugary tasting dressing.

Step 2

With the nasty tasting dressing removed from the salad ingredients, the following came into view:

         A, Dark, ugly chicken bits and hard, chewy fat and sinew from the chicken.

B. Soft and mushy, not crunchy, fresh celery. (Cold water would not have mushed out the celery).

C. Objectionable cranberry bits that were off color.

D. Very few, very small broken bits of pecans – which were the headliner on the salad marquee sign.

 

Step 3: Lesson Learned

This Pecan Cranberry Chicken salad is advertised as Fresh Made in-the-store.  In the future, I will create my own fresh made Pecan Cranberry Chicken salad with fresh, not frozen, healthy, good looking ingredients that our family will enjoy eating.  Something that can stand up to reconstruction and still look good in our eyes.

In fact, I am determined to create our Keto friendly meals in our clean kitchen, using fresh ingredients that will contribute to good health and good eating.

By the way – making the salad at home from scratch took less time than it took to drive to that store and shop the aisles.  (Provided you are thawing your pre-cooked pieces of chicken for the salad).  Plus there is a nice bonus:  You save money in the process!!!

This family that God has given me will eat, live and walk in health and happiness.

As always, I want the best for You, my Keto Family.  Know that you are on my heart and in my fond thoughts.  Love and God Bless You!   Kat

Happy Cooking.  Happy Eating.  Happy New Year!

I Love You Keto Family. There are worthwhile resources at my website sourced and created for YOU!

Visit my website and check out the “Resources” page.  There you will find a link to “Dr. Colbert’s Keto Zone Diet” book.  I highly suggest you read it.  If nothing else, borrow the book from your local public library.  If they don’t have it, ask them to get a copy that you may borrow.

Share your experiences, good or bad, with your Keto family here at www.YourKetoJourney.com.  Scroll down and leave your comment.

Share this blog with someone you love and care about.  I’m here for you!

Good Day, Good Week and Good Health to you all!

See you next time!

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© 2018 Kat Heil 2018 Kat Heil, LLC

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