About Me


My name is Trina Krug – queen of my house, mom extraordinaire to five kids, wife to my blazing hot firefighting man, and recipe engineer.

After 20 years in the software engineering field, I went back to graduate school and earned my Master’s Certificate in Nutrition and officially switched my path!  But I didn’t stop there!  I also worked hard and earned my Master’s Degree in Complementary Alternative Medicine with the focus in Holistic Nutrition!

Good thing I switched paths because in early 2017, I had a big problem to solve.

Despite leading a Paleo lifestyle that involved consistent exercise and clean-eating, I was diagnosed as prediabetic. Though this was incorrect (I was later correctly diagnosed with Adult Onset Type 1 Diabetes), the reality was the same: I needed to lower my blood sugar.

So my engineering brain took over. I needed a system that would allow me to overcome this obstacle.

Which is how I discovered the diet that overhauled my health and changed my life (in case you haven’t guessed it yet, that diet is Keto.)


So let’s be honest… there’s a lot of crap Keto advice out there.

Even the healthiest diet can have negative effects if you’re just eating bacon slathered in butter. And it hurts me to see people embark on Keto for positive reasons — like weight loss or improved blood sugar — only to find the lifestyle unsustainable because they received bad advice.

There is a RIGHT way to do Keto. And you know what? It’s completely sustainable, and it won’t leave you feeling deprived of your favorite foods.

Yes, you still get to eat bacon.


I started this blog to help people understand how to do Keto the right way, to share delicious Keto recipes, and because I firmly believe that there IS a Keto Option for any situation.

Dying for a chocolate chip cookie? Guess what… there’s a Keto option for that.

Making a popular family dinner that includes a non-Keto side? Yep… you can choose the Keto option for that food (just for yourself, or for the whole family).

Trina Krug

When I talk about “the Keto option,” I’m talking about the switches that make this lifestyle sustainable. Because in just about every scenario, there IS a Keto option.

You don’t need to throw all your favorite recipes out the window — you just have to change them up a bit. You don’t have to make a separate meal for yourself if your family doesn’t eat Keto — there are easy ways to satisfy everyone with one meal.

Take me for example. I’m feeding five kids and a husband. If I’m able to eat Keto and still make sure every meal is a crowd-pleaser, you can too.

But you don’t have to figure out how to do that all on your own. That’s why The Keto Option exists — to show you the right way to do Keto, and to make it easy.


No sugar-coating (food or otherwise). I’m known for my bluntness, which means you can expect no-nonsense advice about doing Keto the right way.

And of course, tons of delicious recipes.

In a past life, I was an engineer developing algorithms to solve problems. Then I traded in algorithms for recipes, inputs for ingredients, and random outputs for super tasty foods.


I’m not exaggerating when I say that Keto changed my life.

I lowered my blood sugars, I took control of my health, I have more energy and improved moods, and I even lost that stubborn 10 pounds of “I’ve had 4 babies” weight. I didn’t get into Keto for the weight loss, but I’ll take the benefit.

There’s also nothing wrong with starting Keto for weight loss. The problem is that when so many people talk about Keto as a weight-loss miracle, it’s easy to write it off as just another fad diet.

It’s not.

Keto is a lifestyle that has improved the health of so many people. It just so happens to also be great for weight loss.

I fully believe that we can heal our bodies through nutrition. And that’s why I’m here to share everything I can to help YOU learn about Keto, how to do it the right way, and how to start experiencing all the incredible benefits I have.


Living Keto comes down to the food you’re eating. And if the food you’re eating is delicious, it’s going to be way easier to make Keto a long-term lifestyle.

Which is why I offer a FREE recipe subscription! Sign-up to get my original recipes delivered straight to your inbox (so you never have to go hunting for dinner inspo again)!

Sign up HERE for FREE,  tasty keto recipes!

Looking for more free content? Be sure to check out:

The Keto Living Podcast – Educational topics covering the healthiest keto lifestyle possible, Q&A, and myth-busting

Recipe Section of The Keto Option – Browse TONS of free and unique Keto recipes to inspire your next cooking venture

Private Facebook Group – Find your support community to nurture your Keto journey

Keto Sweets and Snacks Recipe Group – Because you can never get enough recipes!


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Fun Fact

I also enjoy the world of Buhurt with my hubby and am the Webmaster and Communications Director for ilovebuhurt.com.  Would you have guessed???

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