As I began to make egg salad yesterday, it occurred to me that as much as I love it, I’m way too busy to be making keto-friendly foods all throughout the day. Who has time to be doing crazy recipes at breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks at various times every day?! NOT ME! Like many folks, life happens and we just don’t have time to be as artistic with our tasty keto recipes as we might like. For me, making a large container of egg salad that I could randomly eat from for a few days, was essential to fitting keto into my life and not the opposite.
With that being said, the more progressive recipes are great also, but for this blogger, I gotta teach what I know! My brain doesn’t like caffeine, sugar or sugar substitutes,nuts, cheese or too much protein. It DOES enjoy eggs, butter, bacon, fatty meats like chicken legs & thighs, pork, turkey, grass-fed beef bone broth and hard cheeses like ooooh fresh pecorino & parmesan. Then there’s cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, asparagus, cabbage (sauerkraut) and oooh kale! Also apple cider vinegar, olive oil, lemon, coconut milk and MCT (medium chain triglycerides). Oh and avocados and onions too! All of these (and much more that honestly escapes my mind at the moment) can be mixed and matched for some fantastic and EASY meals that can be made in bulk and ready at any given moment.
While there are a plethora of recipes for both strict & progressive forms of ketogenic eater, these migraines that I’m keeping at bay with nutritional ketosis call for the easier and much more strict recipes. So what are some great recipes to make on-the-go without interrupting one’s day? Well, I’ll start with my favorite and that’s egg salad. Easy!
Keto Egg Salad: eggs, mayo, mustard, salt, oregano & celery. Different amounts of eggs will call for more or less mayo & mustard, but just slowly add in and see where you like it! Some like it thicker and some like it much more smooth. As a rule, for every dozen eggs you use, use 1 cup of mayo and 1/3 cup of mustard. Salt & oregano to taste and celery is as much as you prefer!
Fatty Pork In Crockpot: 8lb pork shoulder, tomatillos (pureéd & enough to fill the crock pot), cumin, jalapeños (a few if you can handle them!) ancho chiles (4), garlic (4 cloves), organic beef broth (1 cup), S&P to taste. Place all in crockpot on medium for 12 hours; overnight is best for a fantastic breakfast.
Garlicky Kale: Large bag of kale, tahini, lemon (powder works good too), water, fresh garlic & salt. Whatever size of this you’re going to make, just keep in mind that the mixture of tahini with water is going to be about 1 to 1; 1 cup of tahini to 1 cup of water.
Keto Mashed Cauliflower: 1 large cauliflower, 1 stick of butter, garlic salt & pepper. Boil or steam the cauliflower until soft. Once cook, drain the water and toss in the butter and begin mashing. Once mashed, ad in garlic salt and pepper to taste!
There are maaaaany easy ways to cook even more great meals that are large and won’t have you breaking the bank. It may take some time to get keto to mesh well with a busy life, but if we want it bad enough, we can make it work for us. And don’t worry if you’re too exausted to try making anything in bulk now. A boiled egg with a little salt is fabulous all on it’s own.