The next two weeks are really going to throw us off our schedule. In the past, this would be an excuse to just wing it but in an effort to stay on track as much as possible, we made a partial meal plan!
Because we had such a huge grocery haul two weeks ago, I made this meal plan after looking at what we already had on hand. We will be at a cabin over Thanksgiving, plus doing other things Thanksgiving weekend that will make it so we probably won’t be cooking at home. Then Aaron will be out of town for two nights which means I know I won’t want to cook a full meal just for myself.
Our grocery budget for these next two weeks, which includes meals on our mini Thanksgiving vacation, was (past tense because it’s now gone) $160. That means for the month of November, our keto grocery budget was $560. This may seem high to some but we’ve determined to stay on track with eating keto AND stay in budget by not eating out, we needed to beef up our grocery budget.
Whenever anyone asks me tips on making a budget I always say, make a budget that will give you success. If you know you need something in order to be successful, PUT IT IN THE BUDGET! If not, you’re just setting yourself up for failure.
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Skillet Roasted Bacon Brussels Sprouts
6 slices thick cut bacon
1 1/2 lbs brussels sprouts, cleaned and halved
2 tbsp butter or ghee (get it here)
1 tbsp minced onion flakes
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
3 cloves garlic, minced
sea salt, to taste
a generous amount of cracked black pepper
In a large cast iron skillet, over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan, crumble and set aside. Retain the drippings.
To the bacon drippings in the skillet, add butter. Once the butter has melted, add brussels sprouts and minced onion flakes.
Saute, tossing occasionally until the brussels sprouts are crisp-tender and golden brown. Add the crumbled bacon back to the pan and toss with the brussels sprouts.
In a small sauce pan, over medium-high heat, add heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, garlic, sea salt and cracked black pepper.
Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Stirring occasionally, let simmer and thicken.
Pour over top of the roasted brussels sprouts.
- I turned 40 last month. Yeah, I know right? I can't believe it either.
To commemorate the occasion, one of my friends made me these Pumpkin Spice Fat Bombs from @realbalanced.
They are creamy with just the right hint of pumpkiny cinnamon goodness and at .7 net carbs and 78 calories each, they are a creamy fall treat that totally fits ya macros.
I N G R E D I E N T S : *1/2 cup pecans
* 1/2 cup coconut oil
*4 oz.cream cheese (softened)
*1/2 cup pumpkin puree
*1/4 cup @lakantosweetener
*2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
*1/4 tsp cinnamon *Avocado oil cooking spray
R E C I P E : *Toast pecans in saucepan coated with avocado oil over medium heat
*Heat coconut oil and cream cheese in saucepan over medium high heat until softened *Pour into mixing bowl and add all other ingredients (except cinnamon and pecan) and mix together using hand mixer
*Pour into silicone molds and top with cinnamon and pecan.
*Freeze for four(ish) hours until set and enjoy! . . .
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