Our daughter Katie started the Ketogenic  diet on July 8, 2008. She was 3 1/2 years old, had failed four medicines and was still having uncontrolled seizures. When the doctors recommended the diet we didn't hesitate; we were scared to try it but even more scared not to try it. 

We had read the books, the blogs, and seen the movie, but we wished we had seen what it was really like to prepare a keto meal. Finding good meals that your child likes is KEY to success on this diet. We want to help other families and decided to post some videos to help people gain better insight into what Ketogenic meal prep is really like.  It is 100% worth the effort.   

Let us know if you have questions, thoughts or recipes!

Please note: All recipes are based on our daughter's ratio and calorie allotment. Please check with your dietitian if you have questions about ingredients or need help creating this meal per your child's diet and ratio. 

Yogurt Snack

Katie loves yogurt and we've struggled with Dannon yogurt as it has too many artificial flavorings in it.  We found FAGE natural greek yogurt and she loves it!  Just make sure you buy the "FAGE total" as it has much more fat content in it.  This is a 100 calorie yogurt snack, at 3:1 ratio:

25.3 grams of FAGE Total Yogurt
18 grams of heavy whipping cream (40%)
7 drops of Sweet N' Low

Scrambled Eggs

Eggs, mixed well
Bacon (Oscar Mayer Fully Cooked)
Strawberries or other fruit
Keto Ice Cream

Cereal Breakfast

Fiber One Cereal
Liquid Sweetener
Sausage (Hormel Little Sizzlers)

Keto Chocolates

Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa
Coconut Oil
Liquid Sweetener

Shrimp Meal

Baby Shrimp
Blackberries or other fruit
Cream (made with coconut oil and frozen to make Keto ice cream)

Hamburger Meal

Keto ice cream

Easy Treat

We have been using the Ketocal pancake recipe and calculating the already made pancakes into snack portions (Katie gets 100 calorie snacks).  We usually make the pancakes in bulk at the start of the week so we can have about a dozen in the fridge that we can microwave for meals or snacks during the week. This snack was created because Katie wanted a chocolate bunny rabbit for Easter.  We made the frosting out of heavy whipping cream and a little bit of sugar free chocolate jello. You can see her excitement in the video. 

Zucchini Mac N' Cheese

Heavy Whipping Cream
Kraft Deli Deluxe American Cheese

Depending on your ratio and calorie allotment, you may need to add a side dish.