Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ketogenic Meals

I have often heard the expression, "You don't fully appreciate what you have until it is taken away." 
I don't know that I 100% agree with that statement, but after making keto meals for Ethan I SO appreciate being able to make a simple "normal" meal for my family.

Here is how Bob and I spent a good portion of our day today:

All of these little dishes represent 6 meals. Each ingredient must be weighed out before the meals can be made. We were pre-making and freezing pizza meals. Ethan's eating plan consists of 4 meals a day at 313 calories in each meal. The meals are also set at a 4:1 ratio. Meaning 4 parts fat for every one part carb or protein. All of that to say, it is a lot of work!

Did I mention that I SO appreciate being able to feed my other children with out having to calculate out every single bite?

All of these little dishes turned into these:

This is one of his new favorite meals. PIZZA! It is made out of macadamia nuts, olive oil, cheese, egg whites, tomato sauce, pepperoni and mayo. Sounds yummy huh?

We also pre-made and froze his pancake meals (sorry no photos.) They are also from a macadamia nut base. 

I love that we found these recipes that we can pre-make and freeze for him. It sure cuts down on time in the kitchen during actual meal times. With a family of five I already spend a lot of time in the kitchen. When you add keto meal prep time it seems that I never leave the kitchen. Praise the Lord that we found a way to pre-make some of his meals. :)

On a seizure note: Today was a little strange, lots of quick drops. No face plants (Praise the Lord!) There were also lots of small seizures where he would just crumple to the ground. Kind of odd we haven't see very many of these lately. But today we saw quite a few, mostly during meal times. 

Everyday we pray for healing, and every night before we go to bed we all pray again. Every child takes a turn to pray and when Ethan's turn comes he ends his prayers with "thank you for healing me." Oh the faith of that little boy. 

"for we walk by faith, not by sight" 2 Corinthians 5:7


  1. Praying that God will give you the energy and time needed for meal making. Also praying that Ethan will have a seizure free day!

  2. Did you taste them? Are they good?

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