Welcome to Better Than Bread Keto! I am Logan Childress, the author of the recipes and articles you will find here. I’ve struggled with my weight all my life, along with the continual struggle with constant hunger and carbs.
Hopefully, this website and these recipes will help you on your journey to a healthier life without an onslaught of carbohydrates and processed foods!
As you’ve probably seen in the sidebar or near the bottom of the pages, my day job is teaching. After high school graduation, I pursued a degree in music education. I began my first teaching job in 2013 shortly after graduation.
In 2017, I completed my Masters of Music Education from the University of Florida, not long after a move to a new (and current) director position.
Currently, I teach middle school and high school instrumental music. I also perform regularly in jazz and classical ensembles as a professional saxophonist.
ENOUGH OF THAT… LET’S TALK FOOD!
To really set the stage, you need to know something very important. I am in no way, shape, or form a professional chef, cook, or nutritionist.
Cooking is something I did A LOT when I was younger. My mother spent a lot of time cooking and I was fortunate enough to pick up lots of information from her over the years.
Having said that, I often like to think of myself as an amateur Sam the Cooking Guy. Sam is a celebrity chef from California who quit his job with a pharmaceutical company to become to become a traveling travel guy. He then morphed that job into a career in cooking, making it easy and understandable for the masses.
He now has 15 (and counting) Emmy Awards and his videos on YouTube are my absolute favorite. Of course, I’ve never met Sam, but he’s one of my inspirations when it comes to the kitchen.
Several years ago, I lost a significant amount of weight. I was fresh out of college in my first teaching job, weighing close to 400 pounds. The stress of the first few months led me to lower the amount I was eating, therefore helping me lose about 30 pounds. I didn’t realize it, but a friend mentioned it. This was enough to spur me into trying to continue the loss.
I tried several things. Simply eating less, drinking supplement shakes, and even juicing. Nothing really kept the weight coming off. After Christmas that year, I turned to low-carb, my previous tried and true method. It started to bring the weight off again.
I ran into an ad on Facebook for something called the ketogenic diet. My interest led me to click the ad and I read a little bit about the way of eating before the sales pitch started. Puke.
Next stop was Google, where I found perhaps the pinnacle of keto living, the website Ruled.me. Craig does a lot of amazing work over there. If you haven’t visited that site before, check them out.
I hopped onto the “keto train” and shed a ton more weight. That’s when I decided it was time to start creating recipes. Not all of the ones I found online were appealing and some just didn’t have the pop I was looking for. Personally, I have a philosophy that says the first bite has to be good or the dish won’t satisfy you. I know
I say this all the time at restaurants my wife and I visit. There’s a lot of hype with online reviews and delicious writeups in the menu then the dish comes and you take that first bite. It’s ok. Or it’s alright. It’s just not what I had in mind or what I consider “great.” Huge letdown.
I hope you find the recipes and information on this site to be useful. Please, please, please use the comment section on the recipe pages to let me know what you think of them. If you make them, let me know how it turned out. If you have trouble with one, let me know. Basically… Let us know! It helps us help you and provide better stuff in the future!
– Logan Childress