A support blog for parents of children on the medical ketogenic diet for intractable epilepsy. KetoCal® is a medical food for the dietary management of intractable epilepsy and is intended for use under medical supervision. Talk to your healthcare provider to determine if KetoCal is right for you.
Medical ketogenic diet chef, Rachel Finn, came up with these
kid-friendly recipe ideas that your little ones will love. From chocolate
donuts to pizza bites, these are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. As
always, talk with your child’s healthcare provider to determine if these
recipes are appropriate for your child.
KetoCal is a medical food for the dietary management of
intractable epilepsy and is intended for use under medical supervision. Talk
with your healthcare provider about whether KetoCal is right for you.
My name is Rachel Finn, and I am a chef at a children’s hospital where I help create recipes for children following a medical ketogenic diet for the management of intractable epilepsy. Working with Nutricia North America, I created a new, versatile dough recipe, KetoCal® 2:1 Dough, and it has become the go-to keto dough for almost everything! It is made with the KetoCal® 3:1 Powder, which is unflavored and works nicely for a savory dough. I’ve used this dough as the base to create a variety of other keto-friendly recipes – check them out below! These recipes were shared at our most recent Keto University for professionals administering the ketogenic diet in the medical field, and they were a big hit!
Carbohydrate-heavy foods like pasta and fries are undoubtedly the basic foods patients understandably miss the most when being on the classic, modified ketogenic or modified Atkins diet. My new KetoCal Dough recipe is at a 2:1 ratio. It can be used for various dishes from pocket sandwiches, to faux French fries, to even pizza rolls that resemble what the rest of the family might be eating. If you’re a bit more adventurous, you can also use this dough recipe to create samosas with cilantro chutney, crab rangoons, or empanadas. Serve these recipes with high fat sauces or with a high fat drink on the side (such as KetoCal or heavy cream) to reach your needed ketogenic ratio. Ask your healthcare provider for help to modify these recipes to reach your specific requirements.
KetoCal 2:1 Dough is found as an ingredient in MyKetoPlanner. Using the dough as the base, you can individualize recipes to fit into specific ratios. The following recipes each use 40 grams of dough that will provide a large enough portion to work with and make a filling meal or snack.
Once made, KetoCal 2:1 Dough can be
stored for 24 hours wrapped in plastic in the refrigerator. You can also freeze these recipes if you
prefer to make your ketogenic meals ahead of time. However, for best results, making,
baking, then eating immediately is recommended.
Ingredients are weighed in grams for
consistent results. For each of these recipes, the dough is weighed (40 grams)
prior to baking.
Tools You Will
Parchment paper and a rolling pin
are essential tools for rolling this dough.
For small helping hands, a 1-inch dowel rod cut into 12-inch section is
easy to grasp and roll. Send us pictures
of your keto kids helping to create these recipes!
To download a PDF of these recipes for print, click here.
This KetoCal 2:1 Dough is
surprisingly easy to whip up! It
is versatile and can be used for many different ketogenic recipes. Be creative and let us know what dishes you
come up with!
Please be sure to individualize
recipes for your specific diet plan with the help of your healthcare provider.
I was paid by Nutricia
North America for my time to create this blog post, however, my opinions are my
KetoCal® is medical
food for the dietary management of intractable epilepsy and is intended for use
under medical supervision. Talk to your healthcare provider about whether
KetoCal is right for you.
*Hellmann’s® and Best
Foods® are registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies. Kikkoman®
is a registered trademark of Kikkoman Corporation. Philadelphia® is a
registered trademark of Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Unilever, Kikkoman
Corporation, and Kraft Foods Brands LLC are not affiliated with Nutricia North
America and have not endorsed the proposed use of their products in this
recipe. Specific brand names are referenced to ensure consistent nutritional
composition necessary to maintain the medical ketogenic diet. KetoCal is a
registered trademark of SHS International Ltd.
She’s done it! – Chef Rachel, the amazing medical ketogenic diet chef, has come up with the perfect 4:1 cake recipe with the most delicious buttercream frosting! We recently debuted this cake recipe at the Glut1 Deficiency Foundation family meeting and it was a hit – lots of smiles, thumbs-ups, “yummy”s and requests for seconds from the kids (and some of the parents!). We hope you love it just as much!
7 g Pudding powder Kraft®* FatFr/SugarFr, Inst.Vanilla
Preheat oven to 325 F.
Weigh KetoCal® powder, almond flour, egg, mayonnaise, baking powder, and vanilla extract. Save cream, butter, and pudding powder for later.
Mix KetoCal powder, almond flour, egg, mayonnaise, baking powder, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. Mix with a spatula until well blended.
Pour batter into a greased very small baking dish – we used a 7.5 x 5.5 x 1.8 (3 cup) glass baking dish.
Spread batter evenly in baking dish.
Place baking dish into the oven.
Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until edges start to brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Keep a close eye on it as it bakes as oven baking times may vary.
While baking, prepare your frosting recipe.
Weigh heavy cream, butter, and sugar-free pudding powder.
Add heavy cream to a large bowl. Using a hand blender, whip cream until it starts to stiffen to whipped cream consistency.
Add pudding powder and butter to the same bowl with the cream, then blend until mixture is blended. Do not over blend or frosting will become too stiff. If this happens, add a small amount of water to thin out frosting.
Remove cake from oven and allow to cool.
Once cake is completely cool, spread frosting as evenly as possible over the top.
Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator. Note – frosting will melt if exposed to heat or direct sunlight.
*Optional, add “keto sprinkles”
(granulated stevia leaf extract sweetener mixed with a dash of food
coloring) on top of the frosting. If you do this, be sure to add the stevia leaf extract sweetener as an ingredient to the
recipe and account for any extra carbs – you may need to add a bit of extra
butter to the frosting recipe to even out the ratio.
Makes approximately 6 servings of cake (about 250 calories
per serving). Can adjust serving size to reach needed calorie amount.
KetoCal® is medical food for the dietary management of intractable epilepsy and is intended for use under medical supervision. Talk to your healthcare provider about whether KetoCal is right for you.
*Hellmann’s® and Best Foods® are registered
trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies. Calumet® and Kraft®
are registered trademarks of Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Unilever and Kraft Foods Brands LLC are not
affiliated with Nutricia North America and have not endorsed the proposed use
of their products in this recipe. Specific brand names are referenced to ensure
consistent nutritional composition necessary to maintain the medical ketogenic