February 24, 2019

Still trying to keep up with more keto-friendly dinner recipes. Some very yummy and very easy recipes for this week!

The Gist

Breakfast: yogurt/eggs

Lunch: kale and romaine salads w/ creamy lime dressing* (same as last week)

Snacks: frozen fruit, nuts

Dinner: salads with chicken**, slow cooker beef bourguignon***

The List

  • Kale
  • Limes (3)
  • Jalapeno
  • Baby arugula
  • Tomatoes
  • Scallions
  • Garlic
  • Avocado (2)
  • Carrots (2 large)
  • Yellow onion
  • Fresh thyme
  • Mushrooms
  • Potatoes (2 medium size)
  • Cilantro (for salad dressing and salads)
  • Sour cream
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Frozen fruit
  • Frozen pearl onions
  • Almonds (for snacking)
  • Corn tortillas
  • Whole chicken or rotisserie chicken
  • 1.5 lbs of stew beef
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Dry red wine
  • Beef stock
  • Tomato paste
  • Egg noodles
    • $71.26 from Lidl and Whole Foods

The Details

Sunday night: We were out of town this weekend and ate leftover Chinese food from Friday night 🙂

Monday night: Beef bourguignon

Tuesday night: Beef bourguignon

Wednesday night: Salads with chicken

Thursday night: Salads with chicken

*Skipped the romaine lettuce this week and just did chopped kale with tomatoes, some tortilla strips (tossed in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes with salt and pepper) and this dressing

**SUPER easy, especially if you pick up a rotisserie chicken instead of roasting one yourself, salad. If you do your own chicken, this is how I do it. And here’s the simple recipe for salad itself.

***Low carb slow cooker beef bourguignon . I put mine over egg noodles and added in some potato for mine, but left those items out for my husband’s more keto-friendly version.

February 17, 2019

My husband is doing the keto diet thing. It’s torture for me! While I’m not doing the diet myself, I’m trying to keep our dinners as keto-friendly as possible.

The Gist

Breakfast: yogurt/eggs

Lunch: kale and romaine salads w/ creamy lime dressing*

Snacks: fruit

Dinner: spinach and artichoke chicken roll ups**, bunless burgers***, and omelets****

The List

  • Blueberries (just for snacking)
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes
  • Limes
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeno
  • Frozen spinach
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Asparagus
  • Pickles
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Tortillas
  • Sour cream
  • Mozzarella
  • Cream cheese
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • Bacon
  • 1 lb of ground beef
    • $69.42 from Lidl and Fresh Market

The Details

Sunday night: Spinach and artichoke chicken roll ups

Monday night: Spinach and artichoke chicken roll ups

Tuesday night: Bunless burgers

Wednesday night: Bunless burgers

Thursday night: Omelets

*Just chopped kale and romaine with some tomatoes and this dressing

**Delicious chicken roll ups 

***We season ground beef and made some burgers. Topped mine with pickles and mustard, all on a romaine lettuce “bun”!

****We sautéed some asparagus with garlic and fried up some bacon. Tossed it in the eggs with some leftover mozzarella to make our omelets.

February 10, 2019

It’s been a while… who knew having one tiny person to take care of could take up ALL of your time? Well, I do now. Back to meal planning now, and looking to lose the last few baby pounds!

The Gist

Breakfast: yogurt

Lunch: veggies w/ yogurt dip*, crispy chickpeas**

Snacks: fruit/frozen fruit

Dinner: pork chops with asparagus***, cauliflower crust pizzas****, lettuce wraps*****

The List

  • Blueberries
  • Mushrooms (2 packages sliced baby bellas)
  • Red bell pepper (1)
  • White onion (1)
  • Asparagus
  • Lettuce (I got romaine hearts)
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Sausage (I got 3 links, but enough for 2 pizzas)
  • 1 lb ground turkey or chicken
  • Pork chops (we have some in the freezer, but if you don’t – you should buy some!)
  • Eggs
  • Mozzarella
  • Greek yogurt (2 single serving cups of plain)
  • Cauliflower pizza crust (2)
  • Chickpeas (2 cans)
  • Frozen fruit
    • Total: $73.26 from Lidl and Whole Foods

The Details

Sunday night: Pork chops with asparagus

Monday night: Pizza

Tuesday night: Pizza

Wednesday night: Lettuce wraps

Thursday night: Lettuce wraps

*I’m over hummus so I wanted to make a different dip for veggies. I mix together the yogurt, a tiny bit of lemon juice, and dried dill, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and a few chili flakes to taste.

**I like this recipe for crispy chickpeas

***We had some pork chops in the freezer, so add whatever spices you want and pan sear those while asparagus roasts in the oven with some garlic.

****We put olive oil and garlic as the base, and top with cooked sausage, mozzarella, some onion and mushrooms!

*****Cook up the ground chicken or sausage with the bell pepper, some onion, and mushrooms. We mix in some hoisin and Szechuan spicy sauce and pop it into the lettuce.