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Cheap Keto Meals
Cheap Keto Meals: Budget-Friendly Ideas and Recipes When getting started on the keto diet, some people worry it's going to be too expensive and their grocery budget is going to skyrocket-I was one of those people. But honestly, you can eat great cheap keto meals that are high quality and taste so good. Today I'm going to show you the best cheap keto meals and give you shopping and meal prep tips that will help you do keto on a budget. You'll be able to eat high quality keto foods, reach your keto goals and not go broke. Is It Expensive to Eat Keto? Before I started dieting, I used to be an extreme couponer-and I was used to getting my groceries cheap (or even free LOL). But, it was a lot of junk that was filled with sugar. When I switched over to keto, I started buying more whole ...
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I hear people say all the time that the keto diet is too expensive-but it doesn't have to be. Knowing the best cuts of cheap keto meat and how to prepare them are the first steps toward doing keto on a budget and saving money. Ground beef, chicken thighs, and pork loin are a few of the cheapest cuts of meats that make for great keto meals on a budget! Keep reading to see my top 5 picks for the cheapest cuts of meat to buy if you're on the keto diet. Plus, I'll share tips on how to prepare, store and those cuts of cheap keto meat taste amazing. Get inexpensive, delicious keto meals every time. Top 5 Cheap Keto Meat Cuts: 1. Bone in chicken thighs or leg quarters These are often super cheap cuts of keto meat because the butcher doesn't have to do much to break ...
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101 Keto Snacks
Snacks. I love 'em and I bet you do to. Don't get hungry and let yourself get suckered into sugary or carb filled snacks, be prepared and always have keto snacks on hand. That way you won't feel starving and you'll be able to stick to your keto plan! What makes perfect Keto Snacks? First thing, pick keto snacks you really enjoy. If you're craving cookies, try one of the keto cookie options from the list below. If you're in the mood for something crunchy and salty, check out one of the keto cracker options or even keto chip substitutes. My only point here is that you should have snacks that satisfy a craving or your hunger-no sense eating something you don't like or eating it mindlessly. Having a keto snack can really help you stay on track with your goals. Next, I like to choose keto snacks that are ...
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best keto snack bar
When I first started out on my keto journey, I was all about making homemade fat bombs and other low-carb snacks. But, after a few weeks, I realized that some months were crazier than others and, when I was short on time, I was left without keto-friendly options that I could easily take with me. I found myself trying other low-carb protein bars on the market just to hold me over. Previously, I was a hardcore Quest Hero and Quest Cereal bars fan. They didn't have the best Keto macros, but at least they were low carb and didn't have that horrible protein bar aftertaste. But luckily, i found the best keto snack bar out there-the Perfect Keto Bar! Keep reading and I'll give you all the details on taste, texture, ingredients, macros and even some discount codes you can use to save big when you try these Perfect Keto ...
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101 Keto Snacks
Keto Chocolate Covered Strawberry PopsiclesKeto chocolate covered strawberry popsicles are an easy summer dessert that you can whip up in less than 5 minutes and pop in the freezer to have on hand for a quick Keto treat! At 2 net carbs per Keto popsicle, you can have all the flavor of a chocolate covered strawberry in frozen guilt free form. Make these today!Servings 6Ready In: 2 hours (inc. freezer time)Good For: SnacksAbout this RecipeKeto chocolate covered strawberry popsicles are an easy summer dessert that you can whip up in less than 5 minutes and pop in the freezer to have on hand for a quick Keto treat! At 2 net carbs per Keto popsicle, you can have all the flavor of a chocolate covered strawberry in frozen guilt free form. Make these today! I bet you’re wondering how the heck I decided to make Keto chocolate covered strawberry popsicles?!?! ...
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Keto Stovetop Frittata-with Feta Cheese This savory Keto stovetop frittata is easy to make and really versatile. Portobellos, arugula, cherry tomatoes and salty feta cheese are combined with fluffy rich eggs. Plus, this version uses the stovetop, so need to turn on the oven! Servings 4 Ready In: 35-40 min Good For: Breakfast About this Recipe This savory Keto stovetop frittata is easy to make and really versatile. The most difficult part is deciding whether you should enjoy it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Portobellos, arugula, cherry tomatoes and salty feta cheese are combined with fluffy rich eggs. Plus, this version uses the stovetop, so need to turn on the oven! No Bake Frittata I love that this Keto stovetop frittata doesn't have to be baked. I hate turning on the oven in the summer. And I really hate turning on the oven to make breakfast. So, this Keto stovetop ...
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Pickle-Braised Chicken Thighs with Cauliflower “Rice”
Pickle-Braised Chicken Thighs & Cauliflower “Rice”Tart and tangy pickle juice complements moist and tender budget friendly Keto chicken thighs served over a bed of  seasoned cauliflower rice.Servings 4 Ready In: 55-60 minGood For: Lunch About this RecipeThis budget friendly Keto chicken thigh recipe will not disappoint. Tart and tangy pickle juice complements moist and tender chicken thighs served over a bed of  seasoned cauliflower rice. Is it expensive to eat Keto? This is a question I hear all the time. The answer is-it doesn't have to be. Sure, Keto can be expensive-for example, you're buying expensive Keto products, not waiting for sales and buying specialty cuts of meats. But, if you stick to cheaper cuts of meat, buy in bulk and buy when things are on sale you will reduce your Keto grocery budget and making eating the Ketogenic diet less expensive. Another tip I like to give when people ask ...
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How to Start the Keto Diet in 4 Easy Steps
How to Start the Keto Diet: 4 Easy Steps One really common question I hear ALL the time is "how do I get started with the Keto diet?" I hear people say, I've done the research, I know what Keto is, but how do I start? And you know what? I find myself giving the exact same advice every time. So, I'm here to give you the easy and over simplified 4 steps on how to start the Keto diet! This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some commission. Full Disclosure Pre-step: Do your research! I know I said I was going to show you how to start the Keto diet in 4 easy steps, but then it occurred to me that this "pre-step" might be necessary. I'm assuming you're here, because you have a basic idea of what the Keto diet is (low ...
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Keto Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Keto Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon This  delicious Keto side dish is full of caramelized flavor punctuated by tasty bits of bacon and crispy goodness. Pair this dish with pork chops or roasted chicken for a wonderful, low-carb mealServings 6Ready In: 25 minutesGood For: side dishesAbout this RecipeThis  delicious Keto side dish is full of caramelized flavor punctuated by tasty bits of bacon and crispy goodness. Pair this dish with pork chops or roasted chicken for a wonderful, low-carb mealKeto Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts I didn't eat a single brussels sprout until I was at least 26-crazy I know. My grandpa used to call brussels sprouts boiled baby brains to scare the kids away from eating them because they were his favorite. Now that I've tried them, I love them and I'm on the same page as my grandpa. I'm sharing this Keto pan roasted brussels sprouts recipe because it is a ...
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keto potato salad
Keto Potato Salad Before I tell you all the details on this Keto Potato Salad, I have a confession. This will be a bit shocking escpecially if you're a part of the Keto and low carb community. I am not a fan of cauliflower. I especially DO NOT enjoy cauliflower as a potato substitute.Sure, I'll eat cauliflower steamed with cheese sauce or baked in the oven with and garlic. But cauliflower potato salad-I'll pass. I just don't like how it tastes.The good news is, I've created a Keto Potato Salad with NO cauliflower.  I'm going to say it again in case you weren't listening-that's right a Keto potato salad with NO cauliflowerThis post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some commission. Full Disclosure What do you put in the Keto Potato Salad? So, if I don't use cauliflower in this Keto Potato Salad, I'm sure ...
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keto KFC copycat coleslaw
Keto KFC copycate Coleslaw There are affiliate links in this post. Meaning if you click the link and make a purchase, I may receive a commission. The links are at no cost to you.  Why Keto KFC copycat Coleslaw? True confession, I actually love KFC coleslaw. Call me crazy, but there is something about those teeny tiny cabbage bits smothered in creamy sweet goodness, you can't beat it. But the KFC version is filled with sugar and god knows what else, so the Keto KFC copycat Coleslaw was born. To help fill that KFC craving and stay Keto! The 2 "secrets" that make this recipe work When I've tried to replicate this recipe in the past pre-keto, it never really worked for me. There were two critical elements I was missing. Celery Seed. I don't know what it is about celery seed, but it adds just a hint of earthy, spicy ...
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Keto Meal Prep on a Budget: 10 Keto Meals for $18.19 Doing the Keto diet on a budget is possible! You can make delicious low-carb, high fat meals that don't cost an arm and a leg. I'm going to show you what I was able to meal prep 10 Keto meals for $18.19! I love cooking, shopping for deals and coming up with creative meal ideas. My sister on the other hand does not. So when she decided to start the Keto diet, I offered to prep her meals for her to help her stay on track (and save money). Each week I make 10-12 lunch/dinner meals for her and she makes herself bulletproof coffee for her breakfast in the am (check out my 3 recipes for bulletproof coffee here). We both do "lazy Keto", so we are only tracking our net carbs and stay under 20 each day. Because ...
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keto chirstmas jello
Keto Christmas Jello (almost 0 carb!) These Keto Christmas Jello cups are an amazingly simple Keto Christmas Dessert to make. It uses minimal and budget friendly ingredients and tastes incredible. This is a festive and inexpensive dessert you can enjoy at home or take to a party. If you make this, you can have a sugar free Christmas treat without the carbs, guilt or weight gain! Easy Christmas Dessert I am a die hard Christmas fan. This year, I was listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving-which drives most people crazy, but I was just so filled with holiday cheer and anticipation for the Christmas season, I couldn't wait! I look forward to baking, gift wrapping, tree decorating, the whole shebang! But I know the holiday time can be tough when it comes to sticking with the Keto diet. You have to navigate carb filled work parties, family get togethers, cookies, ...
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keto peanut butter trees
Keto Peanut Butter Trees Reese's peanut butter trees are a holiday favorite for me. I always loved getting one of these in my stocking as a kid and putting them in someone else's stocking as an adult. But they are filled with sugar and are not good for the Keto diet. But don't worry, this Keto peanut butter trees recipe is here to the rescue!Each of these Keto peanut butter trees have about 3 net carbs (2.66 to be exact based on my ingredients) and taste really close to the real thing. I taste tested this recipe on my sister (she is Keto) and on my partner (he is not Keto) and they both loved these. They taste very much like a real Reese's one!!! Which is exactly what I was going for. PLEASE NOTE: these are VERY sweet. Just like a real Reese's tree would be. If you are new to ...
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Keto Advent calendar
Keto Advent Calendar Today I'm going to show you how to make a Keto Advent Calendar! I grew up loving Christmas and that enthusiasm has stayed with me to this day! One of the things I loved to do during the Christmas season each year was the advent calendar. Growing up we had an advent calendar with pockets and a tiny little mouse that moved each day closer to Christmas (see below). My two younger sisters and I used to take turns (and truely argue) moving the mouse each day.  Some years we would each also get our own chocolate advent calendar (usually from the Dollar Tree). I loved opening the cardboard flap each day and getting my very own delicious piece of chocolate to help me count down to Christmas. I still enjoy using an advent calendar as an adult and this is how the idea for a chocolate Keto ...
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8 Black Friday Survival Tips! 1. Set a budget Sometimes "budget" gets treated like a dirty word, but it's really just you telling YOUR money what to do. I think you should do this all the time 🙂 But, set a clear budget for black Friday spending. Set a hard dollar amount limit for how much you have to spend. You can spend it all, or you don't have to if you can't get the deals you were looking for. And above all else. DON'T OVERSPEND or GO INTO DEBT. The quote below is my absolute favorite from Dave Ramsey. "Don't buy things you can't afford with money you don't have to impress people you don't like"...I always add in or do like. Because remember, spending money and presents don't equal love.  2. Make a list Make a list. Especially if you are going out to the actual store. Trust me, this ...
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Keto Black Friday
Keto Black Friday Deals You Keto Black Friday Deals page is here! If you haven't already, you can check out my 8 Black Friday Survival Tips (here). This page will be updated as deals come in. I will post Keto Black Friday deals from Amazon, Target, Perfect Keto, Nui (formerly Keto Kookie) and any other Keto deals I see. Are you looking for a sale on a specific product? Or something you want me to search for or post? Comment below and let me know!  Perfect Keto Black Friday Deals: Save 25% on Keto Bars with code: KETOBARS25 (good for the entire month of November)****This is the biggest sale you will see ALL YEAR from Perfect Keto****Black Friday (BF): 40% off All Perfect Keto and up to 55% off Bundles with code BLACKFRIDAY40Cyber Monday (CM): 33% off All Perfect Keto and up to 55% off Bundles with code CYBERMONDAY3Click here to see all ...
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10 Keto Thanksgiving Recipes for a Complete Thanksgiving Dinner Keto Thanksgiving Recipes for a Complete Thanksgiving Menu I started hosting a "friendsgiving" on Thanksgiving day a few years ago and it has become one of my favorite meals to cook. I love planning a fancy menu, shopping and cooking. This year, I starting thinking about putting together Keto Thanksgiving recipes to share with all of you that would give you a complete Thanksgiving menu that is totally Keto. I've included a few of my own personal recipes and collaborated with several other bloggers to offer you some unique ideas. You can pin or print the menu above for your reference. This post may contain affiliate links which won't change your price, but I will share some commissions. Full Disclosure.  Keto Thanksgiving Recipes-Appetizers 1. Cheese Board. A cheese board or a cheese tray is a super easy Keto appetizer for any holiday. And you ...
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Keto Deals and Recipe Ideas at Aldi (week of 11/7)
Keto Deals and Recipe Ideas at Aldi (week of 11/7) This week at Aldi, you can look for great deals on turkey, spaghetti squash, avocados and more! Plus look for butter for $2.29/pound! This is a stock up price for me. I plan to buy enough for Thanksgiving cooking, holiday banking and a few extra boxes for regular use. I'll keep some in the fridge and the rest in the freezer. As usual, I've put together a list of Keto recipe ideas that use the ingredients that are on sale. Lots of options that will help you reuse groceries that are on sale throughout the week. This way, you're saving money and not eating the same boring meal everyday! Remember always check your local store and ad for prices and sales date. These vary by location! This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some ...
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Keto Roasted Turkey
Keto Roasted Turkey Keto Roasted Turkey Turkey is my favorite holiday meal. In fact, I usually buy an extra turkey or two each year at Thanksgiving when they are on sale and make them over the next few months. What can I say? I love turkey. I used to brine my turkeys with sugar, salt and spices. But since I've gone Keto, I needed a recipe without a sugary brine, that is why I developed Keto Roasted Turkey. It's just as good if not better than my usual brined turkey and is a completely Keto friendly recipe. Keto  Roasted Turkey will work as a perfect recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday. Or if you're doing Keto on a Budget like me, this will work when you cook your extra turkey in the middle of January! Fresh vs. Dried Herbs Keto  Roasted Turkey calls for dried herbs mixed together with loads ...
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Keto Deals and Recipe Ideas at Aldi (week of 10/31) Keto Deals and Recipe Ideas at Aldi (week of 10/31) This week at Aldi, you can look for great deals on Keto baking staples like canned pumpkin, walnuts, almonds and more. This is a perfect time to stock up for Thanksgiving and Christmas (or any holiday) baking you plan to do. Also look for frozen broccoli to stock up on as a freezer staple. When this goes on sale, I love to buy a few (or a lot) to keep on hand when I need a quick side dish. Especially with winter months coming, I just never know what fresh produce will be a good price. As usual, I've put together a list of Keto recipe ideas that use the ingredients that are on sale. Lots of options that will help you reuse groceries that are on sale throughout the ...
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how to store ground beef
How to Store Ground Beef My main concern when I'm thinking about how to store ground beef (or any ground meat really), is making sure it lasts. The basis for doing the Keto diet on a budget is to buy when food prices are the lowest, store the food properly and then make AMAZING Keto recipes with it. I want to store ground beef in my fridge or freezer and keep it fresh as long as possible because I want to have enough on hand, that I can wait for the next ground beef sale . This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some commission. Full Disclosure How to pick out ground beef First thing to consider is price! Pick out and store ground beef that is CHEAP. I normally buy 80% lean or 73% lean ground beef. These are fatty cuts of ground ...
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Keto Deals and Recipe Ideas at Aldi (week of 10/24) This week at Aldi, look for "Mexican" themed sale items. Salsa, chicken, guacamole and more! Avocados are $0.59 each! This is a stock up price for me. Meaning, I buy a lot to use and freeze for later. And yes, you can freeze avocado-check it out here!  If you stocked up on ground beef when it was on sale last week, this would be a great time to pull some ground beef out of the freezer and make Keto Taco in a Bag! As usual, I've put together a list of Keto recipe ideas that use the ingredients that are on sale. Lots of options that will help you reuse groceries that are on sale throughout the week. This way, you're saving money and not eating the same boring meal everyday! Remember always check your local store and ad for ...
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Keto Deals and Recipe Ideas at Aldi (week of 10/17) This week at Aldi, you can look for great deals on beef, chicken, mushrooms and more! Ground beef is on sale for $1.79/pound. This is a stock up price for me. Meaning, when ground beef is this cheap, I buy a lot and freeze for later. This is one of the biggest things that can help you do Keto on a budget. Buy when the price is low, store correctly and use for later. If you've been reading my posts for awhile, you know some weeks, there is nothing on sale. So, if you already have some on hand that you bought when the price was low, you'll save money! As usual, I've put together a list of Keto recipe ideas that use the ingredients that are on sale. Lots of options that will help you reuse groceries that are ...
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keto halloween costume
10 Keto Halloween Costume Ideas If you love Keto as much as I do, you might be thinking of incorporating a Keto Halloween costume into your celebration this year. I've got you covered. I've picked out 10 great Keto costume ideas for you. I've also included hacks wherever possible to make these ideas cheaper and budget friendly. Plus if you scroll to the end, you'll see 3 sarcastic costume t-shirts if dressing up isn't your thing. This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some commission. Full Disclosure 1. Butcher Meat=Keto...right 🙂 A butcher costume is a great Keto Halloween costume idea. You can buy this get-up on Amazon (here). But this would be a super easy and budget friendly costume to make yourself. If you want to DIY this yourself, take an old apron, splotch it with red paint and a cleaver(which you probably ...
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