Keto Version of Cheesy Meatball Bake

Keto Version (1)

So I found this amazing looking recipe on Dinner at the Zoo’s Page.  I couldn’t wait to try it!! It only needed a few adjustments to make it Keto friendly! I grabbed some ingredients from the store and headed home to give it a try!

So the only ingredients that are in the recipe that I needed to replace are the breadcrumbs and the milk. Easy enough right!

In place of the breadcrumbs, in almost every recipe I make, I use pork rinds. They are zero carbs for the plain kind (I use these). I simply put them in a ziplock bag and take out some stress from the day. I crush them all up then measure equally to the breadcrumbs the recipe calls for.  Instead of milk like in the original recipe I used heavy whipping cream. This is my go to replacement for milk on this diet. I use it for everything! I simply cut the amount in half. So in this recipe I used 1/8 cup.

This dish turned out exactly like the recipe just with fewer carbs! My entire family raved about it!!!! Thanks Dinner at the Zoo!!!

So….this blog thing is hard

I need some motivation. When I decided to start a blog I was all gung ho!! Then life got in the way!! I got busy and started putting it off. Well I’m determined to get back to it! I have lots to talk about! I want to share my husband and I’s weight lost journey with yall! I also want to share some remodeling we are working on! You guys keep reading and I will try to be better at posting regularly!! Thanks for following! <3

Mid Week Happy

Get Outside!!! I feel like when I get outside it makes my whole mood better!!! I am currently sitting on a blanket behind my work building, under a shade tree eatting my lunch!! Sunshine is such a mood enhancer!!! Here are three things that the fresh air helps us with!!!

  1. Fresh air cleans our lungs and brings extra oxygen into our cells!! Increased Oxygen levels in our bodies gives us more energey to get things done!!! I know I need all the help I can get!
  2. Did you know that the extra oxygen levels also affects our serotonin levels! Serotonin gives us that feel good sense of happiness. It also makes us feel refreshed and relaxed! That will definitly help half way through a work day!!
  3. Fresh air can even keep us looking younger (yeah I said that…who doesn’t want that right)!! It helps keep our healthy cells healthy and keeps our stress levels down! That in turn keeps us looking fresh and younger longer! I’m all up for that!!

I hope that these little tidbits make you motiated to get outside!! Even if it is just on your lunch break at work! Comment and let me know what your favorite fresh air activity is!!

Keto Dinner Menu Plan

Hi guys!! I wanted to share with you my menu plan for the week!! Randy and I have been on the Keto Diet about a month and a half now! I’ll share more on that later! Being on this diet has definitely taken a little bit more preparation and planning! So very week I try to find new recipes to try on Pinterest! I then prep and shop accordingly! So today I wanted to share this weeks recipes that I have chosen!! Happy Planning!

Monday: Low Carb Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy curtsey of I Breathe I’m Hungry!!


Tuesday:   To Die For Meatloaf by Southern Plate!! Randy’s new favorite!!

Wednesday: Chicken Bacon Crock Pot Chowder by Peace, Love and Low Carb

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Thursday: Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash by The Gunny Sack

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Friday we have been reserving for a cheat night!! We usually end up with Pizza but last week we went to Logan’s Road House and destroyed some yeast rolls!!!

Sunday Inspiration


Sundays are special! I feel like its a day to connect to God and refresh! I try to take as much of the day as possible to decompress, since I know a new week is ahead! The Lord wants us to keep him near always! He is my rock and today this verse spoke to me! I fully believe that where he guides us he will provide for us! He has proven it to me so many times. This new blog adventure is going to be another! He put the idea in my head a week ago and in that amount of time I have researched and studied and built a blog without any prior knowledge of how they even worked. I believe that God is telling me that I have a story to tell and I can do it through this blog! I truly hope that my story can be an inspiration to others! Here’s to Happiness!!

But First, Coffee

I wake up every morning the first thing I do is head straight to the Keurig (which is probably my favorite Christmas present ever!)! Coffee has been my comfort for as long as I can remember. It soothes my soul and slowly gets me ready for my day. If I’m ever feeling down and out, a cup of coffee will cheer me up! My love for coffee started when I was just a little girl. My mom is just as much in love with coffee as I am. She would get up every morning and have a cup, I always watched her and saw how soothing it was to her. It didn’t take long for me to want to share in that with her. My mom has always been my best friend and from a very early age drinking coffee together was our thing! One of the items on my Bucket List is to one day own my own coffee shop. One with couches people can rest and relax a while. Until them I will just have to settle with my favorite chair in my living room, or my warm bed when its really early and I can’t seem to be ready to start the day yet!

Here we go…

Well this is it…my first blog post!!! I’m super excited and just a little nervous!! I never dreamt I would have a blog of my own. I thought, why would anyone want to here what I have to say, but after reading so many other amazing blogs I thought, I can do this too!! I hope that I can keep you all entertained and share my life and the things that I love most in the world with you! I hope I can give you advice and be here if anyone is feeling down!! My goal for my blog is just like my name Let’s Spread the Happiness! I feel like so many people are surprised when a person is genuinely Happy!! I get it at work all the time! People come in and after I greet them happily they ask me why I’m so happy? I’m not even kidding! If you stick around long enough, and I hope you do, I hope that my happiness rubs off on you and then from you to the next person! We need more Happy in this World!! Goodnight from my back porch in Silverhill, AL!! I’m so excited to start this journey with you!