Don’t think I’m building bombs! They’re edible. At the beginning of the keto diet, I had said I was going to stick with “real” food, meaning meats, veggies and more basic and closer to how it’s found in nature foods.
I soon learned that it was a struggle to eat all the needed fats, even eating more than one avocado each day, bacon, cheese, and butter. I was eating a tablespoon or two of coconut oil almost every day just to get close to the amount of fat recommended. I know some will balk at consuming the amount of fats required for this diet. I’m not giving dietary advice – I still have a hard time believing how it has affected me . . mainly that I am just not hungry, no withdrawals from the Dr. Pepper/caffeine (and I’ve only had one glass of the Matcha tea which has caffeine). I really am enjoying drinking about 10 glasses of water per day. Surprising, I’m not having to go to the bathroom any more than normal. Also, everyone I’ve known who has been on the keto diet has had amazing reductions in cholesterol and blood sugar numbers.
So . . fat bombs were the answer. I’ll try adding one or two per day to see how it affects the diet. In most of the recipes, they’re all cute and neat. I made mine in ice cube trays. I’m not trying to impress anyone . . just get a few of these made and see what happens.
The first ones I made were Chocolate Walnut Fat Bombs. Don’t ask me why I made chocolate . . I don’t even like it to start with but these are actually not bad at all. I kinda liked them!
I’m not exactly sure how he figured it because he said the recipe made 30. Mine look smaller than his but I only got 16 so I’ll double the nutrition breakdown for mine and count each one as 9.6 grams of fat, 1.4 carbs and 92 calories. Not bad for that “candy” taste.
The next ones I made are Pumpkin Pie Patty Fat Bombs. For this one, the recipe says it serves 12 and each serving is 2 patties. The given nutrition info is 20.2 grams of fat, 219 calories and 2.4 carbs.
For me, the recipe made 16. I’m not feeling real confident with my math but I think . . if their nutrition numbers are for 12 servings, and I’m getting 16 servings, I should use 75% of their numbers, which would mean 15.15 fat grams, 164,25 calories, and 1.8 carbs. Does that sound right to anyone besides me?
We split one of each to try them. We loved the chocolate one. The nuts, the coconut oil gives it a coconut taste. It reminded me an Almond Joy — if I let my mind wander . . really far. We’ll eat the pumpkin pie ones but I won’t make them again.
This little kitchen experience reminds me of my opinion of plastic wrap. Every time I use it, I wonder . . the first few women who ever tried that stuff, how on earth did it ever get to the point that someone thought others would buy it? I always have it. I always use it and it always makes me say bad words.
For the chocolate ones, I thought I’d be really clever and cut small pieces of plastic wrap. Good grief. I about threw it all in the trash but I managed to get it done. My thinking is . . I’m taking some of these with me to MO and they may not stay hard in the cooler. I like them better when they’ve been in the freezer.
For the pumpkin ones, I figured .. what the heck, I’ll put them in a zipper bag and if they melt, I’ll stick the gooey mess in the freezer at Chad’s and break off a piece when I want it.