You have asked and I am going to show you how I do it. Here are my 10 ways to eat a low carb keto diet on a budget. It's easier than you think! Here is my real life advise using the same things I do weekly to the KETO diet on a budget.
Part of eating a low carb keto diet is learning to eat foods in their most pure form. What does that mean? It means eggs in their shell, fresh cream, meats, green veggies and the more that are unprocessed.
1. Use Ground Beef!
2. Use Cabbage!
Cabbage is delicious cold in a coleslaw or cooked and used in places of pasta in lasagna or just cooked and served with butter and salt.
3. Eat Eggs!
Eggs are another delicious and versatile protein that is super low carb. You can boil, fry, omelet, poach, devil, scramble eggs plus add them to other dishes too like a chefs salad or a cobb salad. Eggs are one of the most affordable KETO foods.
3. Buy in Bulk & Freeze!
Our local store has a meat sale every 6 months. The meat is super cheap if you buy it in bulk. Simple wrap your meat in freezer paper and store in the freezer for up to 6months or longer. My grandparents use to raise their own beef and we would wrap it and freeze it the deep freezer and use it until the next years beef was ready.
Many foods can be frozen including... butter can be frozen for 6 months, cream for 4 months and most veggies and berries for 6 months. Looks for your favorites on sale and just FREEZE THEM for later!
4. Shop Amazon!
Amazon is a marketplace which means if more than one person is selling something you can most likely get the best price. If you have Amazon Prime which I totally find worth it, you get FREE shipping. If you DON'T have Amazon Prime you can try it for a month for FREE.
5. Make Your Own Bone Broth!
Bone broth is a perfect food for KETO'ers but it is also expensive to buy. Making it is super easy and can be made with scraps from other meals! Save your bones, onion, garlic and veggie scraps by freezing them to save to make your own broth!
6. Meal Prep!
Plan ahead and prep for days you know you won't have time to cook. Make extra meat. Cut up veggies. Make some dip. Leftovers are great too. Have something ready so you don't feel like you have to eat out on the run.
7. Buy Seasonal Veggies & Berries!
Buy vegetables and berries when they are in season. The prices will be so much better. Buy they when the prices are super low and freeze some for later.
8. Save Your Bacon Butter!
When you find some bacon at super great price be sure to save your bacon drippings/grease/bacon butter when cooking it! Remeber fat is your fuel on KETO and bacon makes some of the most beautiful golden fat for your next meals. Bacon butter great to use on your cooked veggies, use it to make omelets, and pretty much any other place you would normally use butter!
9. Shop at Costco or Sams Club!
Some things are simply cheaper ( I know not all of them but some) at Costco because they negociate a great deal with a brand and then slap their logo on it. I use this coconut oil, these raw almonds are great and are alwasy fresh and I love this almond flour! ALL of them are at a FREAKIN GREAT PRICE!
10. Make Your Own Pickle Juice!
The price of pickle juice can really add up and leave you with a fridge full of dry pickles! If you wondering why I sam saying pikcle juice it's because pickle juice helps you keep you electroylces balanced. Sports teams are know to drink pickle juice as well as pickle juice popsicles. I promise they are a thing look here: pickle juice pops. Here is my super easy recipe for pickle juice. I explain more about how pickler juice is great in the KETO diet here: Homemade Pickle Juice
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