Bacon Roses – Maria Mind Body Health

Today is our 19th wedding anniversary so I thought I would make a fun bouquet of Bacon Roses for celebrating!

I can’t believe it has been 18 years since our wedding! We have been through so much together. I feel blessed to have such a generous, kind man as my husband. Craig is the most amazing father to our precious boys. He is a patient home schooling dad who teaches with passion and love. He puts up with my crazy adventures even though he may be tired and weak due to his illness but he puts on a smile and always does his best despite my outrageous ideas. I am a very lucky woman to have found such a man when I was only 17 years old.


When we were engaged we read, The 5 Love Languages, which was the most helpful book to understand how to feed the proper love to all the people close in my life. Craig’s love language is personal touch. My love language is not gifts, it is quality time. I’m not one to ask for real roses on anniversaries or Valentine’s Day but I do love it when Craig helps me make fun

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KETO SOUPS – Maria Mind Body Health

Sometimes life just get too busy and it is hard to plan healthy keto options.  Even Craig and I, who actually enjoy cooking have had our own struggles and are often pinched for time. I find myself making homemade bone broth less and less; and more often than not, using Kettle and Fire bone broth!

I have great news!

People who truly understand the struggles of wanting healthy keto food and wanting it fast exist…and they want to help! Like my friends over at Kettle & Fire.

They aren’t strangers to the keto lifestyle. In fact, they’ve been quietly showing the bone broth community how to make it work for quite a while.

But then they did something even cooler. (Or maybe I should say warmer…)

They developed a new line of soups – made with their signature organic bone broths – that are ready-to-heat in less than 5 minutes, portable, and (more importantly) keto-friendly. I LOVE that I can pack these when we go camping!

Their new keto soup line (now up to 30% off!) features a new spin on some classics, as well as brand new, never-before-seen combos.

I can’t honestly say which is my favorite yet, because

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The BEST Chicken Wings – Maria Mind Body Health

I have GREAT news!!! Butcherbox now has wings! Yes! Organic wings mailed right to your front door! Click HERE to order organic WINGS to your front door! 

If you order from July 24th until July 29th, new ButcherBox customers will receive 3 lbs of free-range organic chicken wings in EVERY order for the lifetime of their subscription.


If you didn’t know already, I am working away at writing Keto Air Fryer cookbook! AND I worked so hard on it, the book is releasing 2 MONTHS EARLY! You can pre-order it HERE.

Cooking wings in the air fryer can be so delicious, you will never miss oil fried chicken wings again! The trick is to start at a lower temperature such as 375 degrees F for 25 minutes and making sure to flip halfway through. The lower temperature allows the fat under the skin to gradually break apart. After the fat is broken apart, increase temp to 400 degrees F and cook for another 6-8 minutes to add that delicious crispy skin. You end up with a tender inside and a crunchy outside!

Check out this video of me making this recipe with

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Summertime Drinks and Pique Tea Sale

Summer is supposed to be a time to slow down, relax, and enjoy life. But a lot of people tell me that in reality, it’s a time of stress! Between planning vacations and having the kids home from school, this season can definitely take a toll.

That’s why I’ve partnered with Pique Tea to give you a special limited-time offer on their Stress-Free Tea Bundles. You’ll get a variety of green teas, white teas (less caffeine which I prefer), and herbal teas that promote digestion and immunity.

Summer is a great time for adding some variety and make refreshing drinks to help quench your thirst. Pique teas are great for spicing up your summer drinks but also because they are hassle free. Just add the packet to hot or cold water and mix. No heating up a water pot, steeping tea bags, then cooling down if you want a cold summer drink. It makes then really convenient for summer cold tea.

We have partnered with Pique to bring you 20% off your some great summer tea bundles! Just use THIS LINK to save and stock up.

These tea crystals are pure and convenient. They mix quickly with hot or cold

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Keto Coaching Program July Sign-Up

We are very excited to announce that our Keto Coaching Certification Program July sign-up period is now live! This self-paced keto coaching certification program has everything you need to become a keto coach along with 90 days of support and weekly webinars. The program includes:

  • Over 130 amazing educational videos
  • Biology, science, business education, health coach instruction and more
  • Business in a box. Meal plans, intake form, pantry list and more that you can brand and give to your clients!
  • How to setup a website
  • Building engagement
  • How to be a health coach and support your clients
  • Photography and video training for blogging, food photos and social media
  • Expanding your social media presence
  • Implications for Taxes, LLC considerations and more
  • 90 day of support including weekly live webinars!
  • Lifetime access to the course and materials
  • Course is self paced and can be completed on your time-frame
  • Private Facebook group for all Certified Keto Coaches!

This is the most complete keto coaching program that exists. It is also certified with NASM and AFAA. Once completed you will be listed on our site as a certified keto coach!

Now is a great time to start your own business, help coach your friends,

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How to Improve Sleep in the Summer and BluBlox Sale!

Are you having trouble losing weight or are you having high morning blood sugar despite eating keto? Too often I see clients that are doing everything right for weight loss except they are ignoring the importance of quality sleep.

Summertime can be challenging when it comes to sleep. Longer days with more sunlight are great for activities and getting outside, but it can also interfere with our sleep. Especially in northern climates like we are in Wisconsin, it doesn’t get dark until after 9PM and is getting light out at 5AM. Add to that all the summer activities and your sleep could suffer.

I usually put my BluBlox glasses on around 5pm. Yep, 5pm! It is best to stop blocking all the blue light about 2-3 hours before bedtime to allow the body to naturally produce melatonin. With stylish blue blocking glasses you can start wearing them in the evening while still hanging out with friends. They even make a good conversation starter! You are biohacking your sleep. 🙂

As we have talked about many times, blocking the blue light (and certain green light wavelength) is so important for allowing your body to naturally generate melatonin, our bodies natural sleep

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Keto Strawberry Shortcake – Maria Mind Body Health

I like to make everyday a little special. It doesn’t have to cost money or be a big event to be special. It is sometimes as simple as spending an hour fishing with my boys, hiking in the woods for “dinosaur bones” or celebrating National food holidays! My boys LOVE strawberries and since June 14th is National Strawberry Shortcake Day I thought celebrating with this for breakfast would be fun!

I also made Strawberry Shortcake with my biscuits that everyone loves (which you can find HERE) . It is delicious! But the thing that I LOVE about using my angel food cake for making Strawberry Shortcake is that there are no nut flours used so it keeps the total carbs very low.

Keto Strawberry Shortcake


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift egg white protein and confectioners Swerve together and set aside. In a large clean bowl, whip egg whites with a pinch of salt until foamy (save the yolks for “healthified” creme brule, “healthified” coconut custard, OR “healthified” ice cream). Add cream of tartar and continue to beat until very stiff (you will be able to put bowl upside down and the whites won’t fall out).

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