New keto meal plan: Budget-friendly #4 (intermittent fasting 16:8)

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Would you like to cut the carbs AND your grocery costs? Then we have the perfect meal plan for you! This week offers delicious and affordable meals such as Naomi’s lemon-baked chicken thighs with cauliflower mash, a keto cheeseburger salad, and the genius pizza omelet. Plus, you’ll be skipping breakfast each day, which saves money, too.

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Keto: Budget-friendly #4 (16:8)

This ketogenic meal plan (below 16 g net carbs per day) will keep both your carb intake and your costs down. But don’t worry, your taste buds and your satisfaction won’t be a casualty of lower costs. These meals are far from boring. And they’re filling, too. You won’t be hungry between meals — especially if you are keto-adapted and used to intermittent fasting)!

We have focused on affordable low-carb ingredients such as ground beef, chicken thighs, canned tuna, and cauliflower. Then we’ve added a lot of flavor with delicious cheeses and spices.

If you want to cut costs even more you can replace the avocado in the tuna salad (if you are not lucky enough to find avocados on sale) with more vegetables. A drizzle of some extra olive oil on the salad will compensate for the reduction of fat from the avocado. You can also substitute any of cheeses in the recipes for other types of cheese that you may find on sale.

In this weekly meal plan we are also skipping breakfast to boost weight loss and provide other health benefits. Read more about fasting here. And of course, by skipping a meal each day you are saving even more money, and you’re saving precious time, too.

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This meal plan will keep you below 18 g net carbs per day. How great is that?

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You won’t go hungry. You’ll enjoy great meals like keto Asian chicken with peanut coleslaw, a classic keto hamburger and keto crab cakes with cucumber salad.

This meal plan will keep you below 19 g net carbs per day.

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To make your shopping list even shorter you don’t need to use different kinds of cheeses, just go with your favorite one. Mozzarella will work with all of the recipes but if you like more flavor go with a tasty, sharp cheddar instead.

You can also skip fresh herbs and use dried spices and veggies that you already have at home.

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Keto: Pescatarian #2

We’re not just fishing for compliments: we know that if you are following a keto diet, and you LOVE fish and seafood, this just might be the meal plan of your dreams! This week you will get to enjoy the bounty of the sea in low-carb dishes like a creamy keto seafood chowder, fresh salads with tuna and smoked mussels, perfectly seared salmon with tender asparagus, and a crazy quick and delicious hollandaise sauce. Will you take the bait?

This meal plan will keep you below 20 g net carbs per day.

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Keto: Spring is in the air #1

Longer days with more light; the warmth of the sun coaxing everything into bloom. Yes, spring is in the air.  And while we all love cheesy casseroles and hearty stews, in spring our fancy turns to lighter, fresher meals with vibrant young veggies, cold plates, fresh herbs and tart bright flavors like the refreshing burst of lemon.

With this spring-inspired meal plan starts off the week with a breakfast of vegetarian keto scramble and grilled pork skewers with ribbon zoodles for dinner. Eat leftovers for lunch, or skip it. Other fare during the week includes a keto salad Niçoise, a seared salmon with asparagus and a lemon-flavored chicken soup.

This meal plan will keep you below 20 g net carbs per day.

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