Simple Keto Meals for a Too-Busy Cook

You can probably tell by that crazed look in my eye that I ordered the rainbow collection of Zevias from Amazon. There are 2 of every flavor and I am in Zevia heaven! I was cablamoed that the cola flavor tastes just like the original Coke. Wow!

Anyway, this is week 2 of meal plans for Keto eating. I was recently informed by my doctor that I am allowed to lighten up a bit on the Keto train on the weekends. He actually said carb refeeds on Saturday and Sunday have been known to help people reach their goals faster. Obviously for this month of trying Keto for the first time I’m not going to go crazy and he certainly didn’t mean that I should eat like an animal all day, but he said not to hold back from the occasional restaurant meal out and that the cyclical version is probably best for a young couple like us. I also asked him about my 2 cup/day of coffee intake, trying to be honest with myself if I should get off the cup of heaven. He said 2 cups per day were fine…..

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So this ought to do it……lol (Calm down, there’s no coffee in this mug, but there could be!)

All this being said, I added a meatloaf meal where I will be using ketchup to top it (ketchup is high in carbs) so to take it easy, we also we likely have some cashew milk ice cream Saturday night and maybe a restaurant meal on Sunday (but just one meal, again, just because you allow a “fun” meal doesn’t mean it should wreck your whole day). These will be my refeed items and then Monday through Friday will be 100% Keto strict to hopefully grab some awesome results.

Ok, I am not putting days on these, because inevitably I change the order of them and make them on different days because I change my mind.

Breakfast:

Coffee + 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream and 1/2 tsp honey

2 eggs scrambled in 1 tbsp of butter +1 turkey sausage link and 2 crispy strips of bacon (microwave cook for quick cooking)

Lunches:

Mainly I used leftover meat for lunch

Pair with Salad and 1/2 avocado and Avocado Ranch Dressing

Dinners:

1. Meatloaf and Stir-fried Cabbage

2. Chicken Drumsticks and Okra

3. Cauliflower Fried Rice with Grassfed Beef (crumble and cook in butter, then add)

4. Pork Chops Using THIS marinade and Roasted Brussels Sprouts

5. Chicken Salad on Salad Greens

6. Breakfast for Dinner (get creative, egg and cheese omelets, bacon, sausage, avocado slices, ham steaks, etc… these are usually staples I keep in my fridge for breakfast)

7. Eat Out

Snacks:

Pepperoni slices with string cheese

Chocolate Fat Bombs and coffee

Dill pickles with turkey/avocado deli roll ups

I also have Mocha Cream Spoons and Mexican Hot Cocoa Tabs (just add hot water and cream) that are coming soon!

Each of the dinners takes usually 10 minutes to prepare and stick in the oven. You set the timer and forget it! For the cauliflower fried rice, it won’t take longer than 30 minutes usually from start to finish. Amazing, we don’t have to spend all of our time in the kitchen? Im game!

You don’t have to make the same sides as I do, in fact, here is an organized list of the most nutritive veggies and the seasons when they’ll give you the best of what they have to offer! I haven’t met a veggie yet that didn’t love to do a dance with olive oil and salt at 400° for 30 minutes!! (This is an old list of mine I keep on hand, I don’t currently do fruit except a little on the weekend, mostly berries)

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What are your favorite quick meals? Do you know a friend who could benefit from a quick tip meal plan or even this fruit and veggie list? Please share on Facebook and Pinterest or even email with the links below and spread the love!

 

 

 

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