Our first weeks transitioning to a Keto Lifestyle is becoming easier and easier. Much of this attributes to our mindset and desire to do the prep work on Sunday's.  If we waited until the night before or day of to prep I don't think we'd be experiencing our current level of success. 

The menu from last week was awesome and posted here: Going Keto (our grocery haul).  The biggest hits were the stromboli recipes, pizza, faux oatmeal and sausage and egg breakfast pies.

For this upcoming week we cut down the elaborate recipes and stuck with the basics to make prep faster - we really needed a bit of downtime and movie watching on Sunday afternoon. We did treat ourselves with a cheesesteak stromboli (homemade of course) and a 1/2 pint of halo top which I am sure knocked us out of Ketosis, but that was our reward for a week well done!

Both of us had great workouts, Patrick finished up a training program he had been following for three months and I finally committed to 6 training sessions in a week which is something I hadn't done since I transitioned jobs in October.  Which leads me into sharing the news that I will be leaving my personal training job on April 4th.  The decision to do so wasn't done lightly, but I feel that by taking this leap I'll be able to dedicate more time to bringing my creative vision to life (photography + design) and also train more.   It's bittersweet, but I know that I haven't been able to give all of my attention to the clients I train in two days a week and this will give them the consistency and support that they deserve.

Okay, enough about the behind the scenes and let's talk about the Cuban Sandwich Inspired Pizza.

I'm a sucker for a Cuban Sandwich - in fact, it might be one of my favorite sandwich to order.  When we transitioned to Paleo almost four years ago - we'd make a mock sandwich using a grain free bun and a slice of swiss to curb our cravings, but it rare we could ever order a gluten free Cuban when dining out.  Pork chops aren't my favorite and rather than be un-interested in our meals I came up with creation instead.



 You'll need the following for toppings:

  • Roasted pork
  • Ham
  • Swiss
  • Pickles
  • Mustard

You'll need the following for the crust: Pizza Crust Recipe

Our modifications to crust recipe: we omitted the thyme and sea salt from the crust.  The option to remove the sea salt was based on the salt content from the pork and ham - we aren't huge salt eaters and tend to be highly sensitive to overly salted foods.  We omitted thyme because we didn't have any for starters and two didn't feel the crusted needed it


What's on your menu for the upcoming week?