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After losing 140 pounds, bestselling author Stephanie Laska shares her unconventional weight loss secrets and 100 easy, accessible recipes so you too can experience the fun behind the keto lifestyle with lots of humor and zero judgement.
You don’t have to be perfect to be successful at weight loss—now you can bend the rules and still lose the weight. If your version of the keto diet includes a Diet Coke, low-carb beer, or the occasional chocolate-covered protein bar, The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Cookbook is your roadmap for results. Bestselling author Stephanie Laska explains her flexible, honest, and real-world approach to losing weight with the keto diet and inspires you to cook your way to weight loss, maintenance, and beyond whether you’re a beginner or experienced keto veteran.
Including 100 recipes that are under 10 net carbs per serving, The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Cookbook presents affordable, traditional, and—most importantly—recognizable recipes to guide you on your weight loss journey. All of the ingredients can be found at discount grocery stores—nothing fancy here! Within these relatable and unique recipes there are meals for picky eaters, fancier meals for guests, and some that are vegetarian “ish” (don’t contain meat, but may contain dairy or eggs). And with simple, stress-free instructions that require no cooking experience, there’s no excuse not to cook.
The Laskas, a husband-and-wife team, follow up their Dirty, Lazy, Keto diet book with this straightforward, accessible companion cookbook. The opening chapters provide tips and motivational support for following the diet, as well as an exploration of what they refer to as a "kinder more inclusive version of keto" that allows for artificial sweeteners and less counting of carbs. Swapping out starches is key to many of the choices, beginning with pancakes made with almond and coconut flours and served with sugar-free syrup. Radish hash browns make for a clever alternative to the traditional dish; pizza lovers will find four different crusts utilizing such ingredients as riced cauliflower and canned chicken (sliced thinly, spread on parchment paper, and dried in the oven for 10 minutes). Meanwhile, pork rinds add crunch to meatloaf, and avocado serves as the thickening ingredient in chocolate pudding. The authors maintain a sometimes forced, low-brow sensibility, providing recipe names such as "Hillbilly Pot Roast with Taters'" (radishes stand in for potatoes) and frequently name-checking fast food restaurants in such options as Slow Cooker Taco Bell Soup. This homey collection has plenty of accessible, tasty dishes for readers who can go along with the sometimes forced patois.