Baked Keto Fried Zucchini Chips

These Keto Fried Zucchini Chips are a great low-carb appetizer, snack, or side dish that can be fried in oil or simply baked.


It’s zucchini season and what better way to use up this garden veggie than to make fried zucchini! These Keto Fried Zucchini Chips are super tasty, gluten-free, and perfect for sharing…or not, we won’t judge

Chips or fries?

You can easily make these zucchini chips into zucchini fries! Instead of slicing the zucchini into rounds, simply cut it into fry shapes. The method and the bake time will be the same.

A note on air-frying

Can these Keto Fried Zucchini Chips be made in an air-fryer? Probably, but we haven’t tested it. If you do, please leave your results in the comments below!

Ingredients in this Keto Fried Zucchini Recipe

  • 3 large zucchini, cut into ¼” rounds
  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Super-Fine Almond Flour – this is our go-to almond flour as it’s blanched and very finely ground so it sticks really well for breading!
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese – regular or vegan, for a vegan option we like VioLife
  • 1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch – this affects the net carbs a very negligible amount and you’ll even have some of the slurry mixture left over.
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt (or garlic powder + sea salt)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Cooking spray (or avocado oil if frying and not baking)
  • Marinara, for serving – be sure to opt for a sugar-free kind or…

Continue reading

The Decline in American Friendships

David Cox, a pollster at AEI, recently tweeted a chart that got some viral pickup showing declines in the number of friends American’s have.

Since 1990, there’s been a sharp uptick in the percentage of both men and women who say they have no close friends. That’s now up to 15% of all men. There’s also been a big drop in the share who report having a lot (10+) of close friends.

This is in line with much of the reporting and discussion we’ve read about growing loneliness in recent years. It goes to show that despite economic advances, American society has retrogressed in important ways.

Continue reading

Why Parents Need to Be Able to Hire Help With Their Kids

Aaron opened an interesting topic in this post about the divide in conservative, homeschool communities about hiring outside help. In the past, white collar knowledge workers, who admittedly were fewer in number, universally had a servant or two to help in the house with cooking and cleaning for their large families. Having servants was so common that at some points over half of employed women in America worked as domestic servants.

This historical world is portrayed in costume dramas like Downton Abbey, which show the upper classes having larger families assisted by an army of mostly single servants. Gregory Clark, an economic historian at UC-Davis, posits in his A Farewell to Alms that the higher historical fecundity of the English middle and upper classes, facilitated by having servants and enabled by stable property rights, transformed the English nation, from top to bottom, into a society mostly descended from those who showed an inclination to productive economic output. This change in the nature of the population reached a threshold where the Industrial Revolution became possible such that mankind escaped what Clark calls the “Malthusian trap” of history prior to 1800.

This servant-saturated world seems so bizarre today we can hardly imagine it. What happened? Rising incomes in the postwar period made low paid domestic work less attractive for most. And later the welfare system put a floor on incomes that caused even the poor to avoid domestic work. Families other than the truly wealthy were thus no longer able to afford servants. At the same time, the government was starting to provide more subsidies and assistance to the children of the poor than those of the middle class. The net result of these and other trends is that income is now inversely correlated with number…

Continue reading

Father’s Day and the Major Media

I hope those of you who are dads were able to enjoy a great Father’s Day this weekend. I had a good time, and the church I visited even had a positive mention for dads, which was great. Maybe the era of Fathers Day beat downs is coming to an end. Let’s hope so.

I have noted before that the major media always tend to promote the unusual or the transgressive, and rarely celebrate the mainstream or the norm. The New York Times, for example, loves to rep polyamory. But you rarely get the same kinds of articles about ordinary heterosexual married life.

This trend was on display for Father’s Day this weekend. The one piece in the Sunday New York Times that was a very positive portrayal of fatherhood was about gay dads. The cover story of the magazine was about a man who had been conceived in a one night stand and hadn’t seen his father since he was a kid. There was another piece by a woman writing about how her 70 father had joined Tinder.

The Wall Street Journal weekend edition went with a similar theme. It featured another article from a man who had never known his father. There were some other pieces as well, such as a communications expert writing about how to better understand our dads (on the assumption we must have some understanding or communications gap).

These pieces were all interesting in a way. I’m not saying articles about people whose fathers were missing from their lives are bad. I enjoyed reading both of the above.

But the major news gave more space on Fathers Day to people growing up fatherless than it does to people who had a dad in their…

Continue reading

Easy Loaded Keto Cauliflower Casserole

This easy Loaded Keto Cauliflower Casserole is packed with bacon, cream cheese, sour cream, shredded cheese, and green onions. It’s a great low carb side dish! You can also make this recipe vegan!

Keto Cauliflower Casserole in a cast iron skillet on a grey background with a wooden spoon and green onions to the side.

We’re loving this easy Loaded Keto Cauliflower Casserole as a perfect low carb side dish! Cauliflower recipes are usually shunned but we happen to LOVE them. I think most of you agree since you love our Keto Sticky Sesame Cauliflower and our Keto Street Style Cauliflower. No boring mashed cauliflower here (even though our Keto Mashed Cauliflower is – recipe in our cookbook but also coming to the site this fall).

Ingredients in this keto loaded cauliflower casserole

  • bacon
  • head of cauliflower – either fresh or frozen cauliflower will work – if short on time buy frozen and steam the cauliflower florets in the microwave
  • cream cheese
  • sour cream
  • spices: garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, salt and pepper
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • shredded Monterey Jack
  • green onions

How to make low-carb cauliflower casserole

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Heat a cast-iron skillet (10.25” or larger) over medium heat. Cook the bacon pieces until cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel lined plate. Drain fat from skillet.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, sour cream, dry seasonings, half the bacon, half the cheese, half the green onions, and the salt. Mix well then add in the cauliflower and mix again until combined.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the skillet and top with remaining cheese and bacon. Bake for 15 minutes, and then broil on high for 3-5 minutes to brown the cheese on top….

Continue reading

The CIM is dead. Long live the CIM!

The carbohydrate-insulin model (CIM) discussion/debate h?a?s? ?r?e?a?c?h?e?d? ?m?a?t?u?r?i?t?y? ?a?t? ?t?h?i?s? ?p?o?i?n?t? hasn’t exactly aged like a fine wine.

[Patron link]

Disclaimers: I like the recent studies on ultra-processed foods (UPFs), but they’re neither necessary nor sufficient to explain obesity. Ditching them seems to do a lot for weight loss, however.

The CIM has been pronounced dead. Here is the most recent iteration:

I do not like this version, mainly because of the left side.

For the rest of this article and more, head over to Patreon! Five bucks a month for access to this and all previous articles. 16% off for annual subscriptions! It’s ad-free and you can cancel if it sucks ?

For personalized health consulting services: [email protected].

Affiliate links: OMAHA. STEAKS. Check here for daily discounts and the best steaks of your life.

Still looking for a pair of hot blue blockers? TrueDark is offering 10% off HERE and Spectra479 is offering 15% off HERE. Use discount code LAGAKOS for a deal on CarbonShades. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, read this then this.

Naked Nutrition makes some great products, including Naked Grass Fed Protein. Also, free shipping 

20% off some delish stocks and broths from Kettle and Fire HERE

Real Mushrooms makes great extracts. 10% off with coupon code LAGAKOS. I recommend Lion’s Mane for the brain and Reishi for everything else

calories proper

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Continue reading

Audio Recording of the Latest Newsletter

Why do young men today turn to online men’s gurus instead of to the church for identity, meaning, belonging, and guidance in the current age? This issue looks at the “Dissident Right,” a large grouping of people and movements that accounts for a good chunk of these online gurus.

I discuss what the Dissident Right is, how it differs from a different group the New Right, what groups of people constitute it, and what some of its major characteristics are. This issue in particular discussed the atheist metaphysics and Nietzschean ethics shared by many of these figures. Books and other items referenced in this issue.

George Hawley: Making Sense of the Alt-Right 

Jordan Peterson: 12 Rules for Life

Mike Cernovich: Gorilla Mindset

Mike Cernovich: Hoaxed Documentary

Paul Gottfried: Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt

Vox Day: SJWs Always Lie

Continue reading