I don’t know if you’ve been following along on Instagram and Twitter, but Bryan and I made the decision to embark on the Ketogenic Diet.
Having type 2 diabetes, I have to be so careful and calculated about my carbohydrate intake. I’m insulin resistant and sensitive to carbs.
Lately, any little bit has caused huge spikes, and I’ve been trying to switch up my diet for the next month or so to see if things get a little lower.
We decided to try the Ketogenic diet because it still allows us to eat things we like and really focuses on getting carbs out of our diet for a while so I have the best chance of getting my blood sugar down to normal ranges.
Keto focuses on getting your body into a state of ketosis – a metabolic state where your body is running on energy from fats, instead of energy from carbohydrates.
Though you’re producing ketones in this state, dietary ketones are different than Diabetic Ketoacidosis – which is an incredibly dangerous condition.
This diet has the potential for some great recipes – one of which is creamy, sausage and kale soup (some say Zuppa Toscana).
I was really pleased with the way this came out.
Not only was it yummy, and a bit spicy, it didn’t make me feel like I was missing out on anything.
It also incorporated some of my favorite things (I’m not a liar when I say I LOVE kale. I really do).
Ingredients in Sausage and Kale Soup
The ingredients in this recipe are easy to find. You can sub spicy sausage for sweet sausage, but I love the little kick spicy sausage gives to the dish.
It also tend to make the broth a beautiful deep color.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pounds spicy ground sausage
- 4 cups of kale
- 4 cups of cauliflower chopped
- 1/4 yellow onion, diced
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 4 cups of Chicken or veggie Stock
- 1/2 cup of heavy cream
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 4 Basil leaves
Check out the recipe below, and let me know if you’ve tried Keto, and what other recipes I should try!