Medical Assistant Tory Jones shared a meal she made for herself and her family. Tory is super busy, works full time, is in graduate school in the evenings and has a young daughter. On her plate last week: salmon and cauliflower.

She explains: “I purchased ‘take & bake’ salmon from Costco and prepared as directed on the package with a little lemon juice and parmesan, then I pan fried some cauliflower. Took a head of cauliflower and turned it into florets, and threw ’em into a lightly avocado oiled non-stick skillet with seasoning (really you could use anything, but tonight I used salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and oregano). I cooked the cauliflower until it was brown and fairly dry, then I added a third of a red pepper and about a quarter cup rough chopped red onion and cooked for about another minute. Usually I cook the cauliflower in the oven, but I have class tonight and didn’t have time for that!”

For dessert, Tory made these amazing looking doughnuts with Rosette’s yellow cake mix: “I prepared as packaged (but omitted the milk), put the batter into doughnut trays, baked for 30 minutes, let them cool, and then did a quick pan fry in coconut oil. Then I made a glaze with coco polo chips and coconut oil, dipped the top of the doughnuts and sprinkled with sugar free sprinkles. One bag of mix made 18 mini donuts and I froze them. It takes about an hour and a half for them to get to room temperature from frozen, so it keeps me from mindlessly eating them. I love having something ready in the freezer for when the cravings hit, but I don’t have time to cook.”


Article by Amy Eiges

Amy Eiges is a health coach and reformed chronic dieter who is passionate about helping others recover from the diet-binge-gain-shame cycle she struggled with for years. Since discovering a ketogenic and low-carb lifestyle, she has lost over 200 pounds and has both reversed pre-diabetes and resolved lifelong depression. "When I was just starting out, facing 200 pounds to lose seemed insurmountable, and the idea I would ever be where I am now was unfathomable. Know this: I am not extraordinary. I just finally got the right advice, put one foot in front of the other and didn't look back. I know now that it can be done, but after battling this war for 40 years I had lost hope that it was really, truly possible. I am living proof that it is." Read more about Amy's story and struggles with food addiction and chronic dieting ("I Am Not Broken").