Low Carb Keto Diet On A Budget
If you have decided to switch to a low carb diet, you must learn some basics first. The first thing you should know is: you will be eating food closest to its most basic form. That means unprocessed or lightly processed food, the form of which resembles its pure form – green vegetables, eggs in the shelf, meat, fresh cream.
Choose Ground Beef as a protein source!
This sort of meat is rich in protein, tastes yummy and has 0 carbs! There are all sorts of recipes that you can try out – meatloaf, cabbage rolls, butter burgers, and many many others!
Cabbage is a veggie that can be consumed both raw and processed. You can serve it raw in coleslaw or cooked with meat, or even just salt and butter.
Eggs are also reached in protein and also very affordable for all keto lovers. The good thing is, you can serve them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, depending on the type of egg dish. You can go with boiled eggs for breakfast, omelet for lunch or you can even add eggs to other dishes, for example, salads, and make it a great, light, but rich in protein dinner.
- Make a shopping list and freeze!
Buy meat in bulk when on sale, and then store it in your refrigerator. It can last up to 6 months, sometimes even more. It’s even better if you know someone who grows their own beef or poultry. Freeze it until the next years meat is ready. It’s also a plus when you’re not sure what to make for lunch and then you remember you have a refrigerator full of meat. Just add some low carb veggies.
Speaking of freezing, you can store butter, veggies and berries for 6 months!
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Use Meal Scraps to Make your Own Bone Broth!
One of the super keto foods is the bone broth. Why would you waste your money on buying it when prep is so easy. You can even make it using leftovers from other meals! Freeze your veggie scraps, bones, garlic, and onion and make your bone broth.
- Plan your Meals!
Plan your meals for the whole week if possible or for the days when you know you won’t be able to make anything. Use leftovers. Have something ready so you don’t have to buy food and eat on the run.
Buy Seasonal Veggies & Berries!
Buy veggies and berries when they are in season. Not only will they taste better, but they will also be a lot cheaper. And remember to freeze for later!
Don’t Throw Away Your Bacon Butter!
Make sure to store bacon butter/grease when cooking. All KETO lovers know this is their fuel, plus you can use it for the preparation of many meals such as omelets, veggies and practically anything else where you would usually use butter.
Buy at Costco or Sams Club!
Some chain stores really are cheap, why wouldn’t you use this as an advantage? Search for products you need and compare the prices before buying something. For example, Costco offers amazing coconut oil at an awesome price!
Homemade Pickle Juice!
Why pickle juice? Because it’s full of electrolytes and many sportsmen use it when working out. Here is a recipe for a homemade pickle juice that will save your money. I also wrote more about the connection between pickle juice and keto diet, you can read eat here: Homemade Pickle Juice
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