Cooking Keto – Transitioning from your old ways of preparing food…Keto shopping guide
Changing the way you prepare food either for yourself or for your family can be challenging.
I know it has been hard for me at times to not get bored with the way I prepare my keto meals, especially when I try very hard to keep carbs low. There are however, loads of great keto sites and ebooks that offer recipes to guide you through the preparation of tasty keto meals that would happily grace any table. Check out the Keto Cure Me recipe and free resources page. There are basic recipes to help you along your way. It doesn’t need to be complicated to get started.
The foods we eat on keto make life pretty easy compared to eating carb laden foods that make you hungry again in a couple of hours. I love eating keto especially the cuts of meat that have delicious fat attached to them. I never, ever, cut the fat off as it is a vital element to turning your weight around.
When we start keto we usually stick to the same foods all the time until boredom kicks in and we go looking for other foods to excite our pallete. This usually leads to letting higher carb foods back in and we go back to watching our weight creep up again.
There are simply loads of foods that you can keep in your keto arsenal to keep you interested on staying on track with your health plan.
Here is a list of foods that you can use as a reference when you can’t think of what to use in your cooking or need to change up your menus!
Pork bones for stock
Chicken Frames for stock
Uncured Bacon (preferably not cured with sugar hard to source)
Bones containing marrow for beef broth
Deli meats are high in preservatives like salt and hidden sugars so they are best avoided as you would avoid anything processed.
Grass fed protein is simply so much better for you, it is generally more expensive but worth the investment. Not only is it better for weight loss results, but for better health outcomes in general.
REMEMBER ALL THE MONEY YOU SAVE AT THE STORE BY NOT BUYING ALL THAT PROCESSED RUBBISH.
Check out an earlier post on how I saved loads of money by going keto
Try to buy the freshest wild caught seafood that you can find
Fish fillets, Mackerel is delicious and super nutritious. Go for the oily fish first.
Canned tuna in water or olive oil
Fresh tuna fillets
Cream, thickened and double fat
Tasty and other hard cheeses (grass fed)
Brie & Camenbert (use sparingly as a treat)
Grass fed butter
Low Carb Vegetables
Avocados (technically a fruit but excellent soutrce of plant based fat)
Onions & Garlic! (use sparingly as they have sugars)
Sprouts–!alphalfa Carrots (use sparingly as they have sugars)
Nuts & Seeds
Any nuts and seeds should only be eaten in small quantities as they go off quick and are also an easy way to ingest too many carbs in one go. Great for snacks, especially Macadamias.
Avoid peanuts as they are more susceptible to fungi (mould – spores).
Almond butter (watch the carbs)
Apple cider vinegar
Lemon & lime juice
Tinned tomatoes (watch out for the extra sugars)
Almond flour and Almond Meal
Vanilla extract, lemon extract
Soy sauce in very small quanitites
Stevia (limit all artificial sweetners as they are excellent at making you crave sweet foods)
Salt & pepper
Herbs and Spices
Cumin & Coriander
(make sure to count all spices as carbs… they may not seem to have many carbs but it all adds up)
Cold pressed olive oil
If you need help getting started on your keto journey, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and schedule a ketogenic coaching session. Individually tailored to suit your health goals, one on one via Skype anywhere in the world or in person if you are local.
Keto isn’t hard and it’d defineltely not a diet that has a start and end date.
Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. I can help make it easier for you to start and stay on track.
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Take care of yourself,
Michelle Keto Cure Me