Keto Valentine’s Day Love

Nora woke up yelling “Valentine’s Day!” She loves love. She made her own Valentines for all of her classmates after being inspired by the card she received from Grandma Sheryl. She started with making a heart, and wrote “Happy Heart Day” and just kept rolling until she made one for each member of her class! I only helped with the heart shape, otherwise it was all-Nora.

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For a little extra special keto treat to bring to school, I melted her daily B^3 and poured it into a heart-shaped silicone cup to re-harden with the apples on top. I also made a “cookie” of ground macadamia-coconut oil-blueberry to solidify in another heart mold. Easy!

Her teacher sent home a note asking the kids to bring cards to exchange, but she didn’t really specify that candy was not welcome. I’m sure Nora will see some candy today, and we’ve had a talk about it. As an alternative, I made some Lego-guy chocolates from the Charlie Foundation’s Chocolate Candy recipe (with video!). I added a drop of peppermint extract to one batch for a twist. Unfortunately the heads fall off when they pop out of the mold. Good thing they are not long for this world anyway.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Spread the keto-love!

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About Christy Anderson Brekken

In no particular order... Instructor and Researcher, Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University. Educational background: University of MN Law School, 2005. MS in Ag and Resource Economics, Oregon State University, 2011. Teaches: Agricultural Law, Environmental Law. Mother: brilliant 9 year old boy; brilliant 6 year old girl with benign myoclonic epilepsy on a modified ketogenic diet therapy. Married to: Ted Brekken, OSU Department of Electrical Engineering. Ride: Xtra-cycle Edgerunner with kid seat; 400-pound cargo capacity. Grew up: Devils Lake, ND. Lived in: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, Pohang, South Korea, Trondheim, Norway, Corvallis, OR. Interests: Cooking, knitting, eating, yoga, laughing, hiking, traveling, staying sane.

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