The ketogenic diet, which is very high in fats and low in carbohydrates, was first developed almost 80 years ago. It makes the body burn fat for energy instead of glucose. When carefully monitored by a medical team familiar with its use, the diet helps two out of three children who are tried on it and may prevent seizures completely in one out of three. It is a strict diet, and takes a strong commitment from the whole family. The ketogenic diet is not a do-it-yourself diet. It is a serious form of treatment that, like other therapies for epilepsy, has some side effects that have to be watched for.
The Keto Cookbook is a cookbook for those using the diet to treat epilepsy and other neurologic conditions. The book contains 96 recipes grouped by breakfast and brunch, appetizers & snacks, lunch, dinner, and sweets and treats. The book includes a 16-page color insert illustrating each recipe. Since many children start the Keto Diet before they speak, the pictures of the meal and snack options allow children to choose what they want, helping overcome food refusal due to lack of variety of foods and/or child’s loss of control over food options. This book provides parents and children with options that have been tested and are kid- and Registered Dietitian- approved.
Features of The Keto Cookbook include:
- 96 kid and dietitian tested and approved recipes for the keto diet presented in full color
- Recipes are coded by symbol to indicate personality type and cooking times
- Allergy information for the eight most common allergens
- Practical suggestions to help people “keto-proof” their life, from the kitchen, to the car, to the classroom.
- Four sample shopping lists and vacation guidelines will help families prepare for the unexpected
- Sample forms for the Transportation Safety Agency, School/Daycare Center, and Emergency Room/Primary Physician
Additional Sections include: 1. A Short History of the Ketogenic Diet; 2. Charlotte’s story; 3. Community and Household Hazards; 4. Recipes: a. Breakfast and Brunch, b. Appetizers & Snacks, c. Lunch, d. Dinner; e. Sweets and Treats; 5. Resources: a. Sample letter for visiting the ER or outside hospital, b. Sample letter for travelling (TSA), c. List of stores/products, d. How to compile simple meals (protein + fat + carb)