Maria Emmerich

French Onion Meatball Soup by Maria Emmerich

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Maria Emmerich is a wellness expert in nutrition and exercise physiology who shares a passion for helping others reach their goals of optimal health. 

She recognized that modifying the Ketogentic diet around dietary restrictions can be challenging, so she created this book to meet the need! She includes many delicious recipes that can be enjoyed by those with or without dietary restrictions!

Here's one of Maria Emmerich's recipe from her new book  "Easy Dairy-Free Ketogenic Recipes."


For the Meatballs:

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or lard 1⁄4 cup chopped onions

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 2 tablespoons beef bone broth, homemade (page 106) or store- bought

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 large egg

For the Soup:

  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil or lard

  • 2 cups thinly sliced onions

  • 4 cups beef bone broth, homemade (page 106) or store- bought

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves Fine sea salt

  • For Garnish:

  • Fresh thyme leaves

  • Freshly ground black pepper

Prep time: 8 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: 8 servings


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.

  2. Make the meatballs: Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and season with the salt; sauté until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Transfer the onion mixture to a small bowl and set aside to cool.

  3. Combine the ground beef, broth, thyme, and egg in a large bowl. When the onion mixture is no longer hot to the touch, add it to the bowl with the meat mixture and work everything together with your hands.

  4. Shape the meat mixture into 1 1⁄4-inch balls and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through.

  5. Meanwhile, make the soup: Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the sliced onions and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring often, until golden brown. Add the broth and thyme and boil for 10 minutes or until the onions are very soft. Taste and add salt, if desired. Ladle the onion broth into bowls and add the meatballs. Garnish with fresh thyme and freshly ground pepper.

  6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze in a freezer-safe container for up to a month. To reheat, place the soup in a saucepan over medium heat for a few minutes, until warmed through.

Nutritional info (per serving):
Calories 385
Fat 31g
Protein 22g
Carbs 5g
Ber 1g

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Maria Emmerich is a wellness expert in nutrition and exercise physiology. She shares a passion for helping others reach their goals of optimal health. 

She struggled with her weight throughout childhood and decided enough was enough. She decided to study health and wellness so she could help others stop wasting their time being discouraged with their outward appearance and not feeling their best mentally. Maria understands the connection between food and how it makes us all feel on the inside and out.

She is a International Best Selling author of several books including “Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking” "Keto" and “The 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse“

Reset Your Metabolism With Maria Emmerich

Maria Emmerich is a ketogenic diet expert and an author of various books with the newest being "The 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse: Reset Your Metabolism with 160 Tasty Whole-Food Recipes & Meal Plans"

In this episode we talk about metabolism and we're giving away a free book so be sure to listen to the end to learn how to enter the contest.

Click here to download an mp3 recording of "Reset Your Metabolism with Maria Emmerich."

Here's what you'll hear: 

Min 02:25 Introduction to Maria Emmerich

Min 04:00 Maria's new book "The 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse"

Min 05:20 What works and what doesn't work

Min 07:50 Glucose & non-glucose burners

Min 09:30 Being in ketosis and burning fat

Min 11:50 What happens on consuming excess sugar/carbs?

Min 18:00 Doing the ketogenic diet the right way

Min 19:40 Exercise and mistakes people make

Min 21:50 Recommended tests

Min 26:30 Negative charges & grounding

Min 30:50 The ketogenic diet and its adoption by different people

Min 34:55 Minerals, mineral deficiencies and supplements

Min 38:30 Maria's resources including free recipes

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Thanks for listening,

Bridgit Danner, Founder of Women's Wellness Collaborative

Ketogenic Cooking with Maria Emmerich

Are you trying to reduce the amount of carbohydrates in your diet, but don't know what to cook instead?  Come check out this episode with Maria Emmerich, co-author of the Ketogenic Cookbook:  Nutritious Low-Carb, High-fat, Paleo Meals to Heal Your Body.