Low Carb-Keto, Gluten Free, Sugar Free Friendly Recipe
I loved ordering a tall hot drink and a slice of the Lemon Pound Cake at Starbucks but since needing to go gluten-free and keto I have been missing it. This low carb keto Lemon Pound Cake is the perfect treat for my Starbucks Lemon Bread cravings. It’s a super moist
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl combine sweetener, butter, cream cheese. and eggs. Cream together. Add vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and baking powder mix until combined. Then add almond flour. Grease a loaf pan. I use this coconut oil spray. Add batter to pan and bake for 35 min and test. The side will slightly pull away for the pan when done.
Once cooled mix together ingredients for glaze and drizzle over the top of your cake.
It’s such a delicious moist lemon cake!
Wether you’re planning meals for your whole family or just for yourself it’s nice to make a plan. Since I’m on the keto diet I like to meal prepping on the weekends and plan out my meals for the week. It helps cut down on food waste and it keeps me on track so I’m not tempted to eat out or grab something that is off my keto diet plan.
For moms and dads it’s great to have a meal planner so that everyone in the household from you to your spouse to your nanny knows what’s in stock and what’s planned for dinner!
I made this simple meal planner for you! I included a couple of recipes cards too just in case you want to share one of your favorite recipes with a friend.
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.
Use Ground Beef!
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.
Eggs are another delicious and versatile protein that is super low carb. You can boil, fry, omelet, poach, deviled, 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.
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!
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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!
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.
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.
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!
Shop at Costco or Sams Club!
Some things are simply cheaper ( I know not all of them but some) at Costco because they negotiate 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 always fresh and I love this almond flour! ALL of them are at a FREAKIN GREAT PRICE!
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 your electrolytes balanced. Sports teams are known 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 pickle juice is great in the KETO diet here: Homemade Pickle Juice
I LOVE lemon and All Day I Dream About Food’s low carb keto Sour Cream Lemon Pie is amazing!
FRIDAY PIE DAY!
With Thanksgiving Dinner keeping up very full on Thanlsgiving day, I am offically call it- Friday is Pie Day! Have some keto pie for breakfast or host a pie day gathering with friends after you gather up all your Black Friday Deals.
The Keto Connect couple do their research and their Low Carb KETO Pecan Pie is sure to be a favorite for those of you who need some Pecan Pie for your Friday Pie day.
How about a Low Carb Keto Chocolate Silk Pie, yum! Ruled Me has a great chocolate keto pie to add to you Friday Pie Day menu. Click here for the recipe.
Dreaming about your grandmas pie for your Friday Pie Day? You can still have it just tweak it a bit with I Breath I’m Hungry’s Low Carb Keto version of Strawberry Icebox Pie
Low Carb Keto Friendly Recipe
Kind of like Beattle Juice only Pickle Juice. If you have done any kind of research into a low carb-keto diet you have probably seen posts about pickles and drinking pickle juice.
The reason everyone is talking about pickles and pickle juice is because it's an excellent way to prevent you from getting headaches, muscle cramps and getting dehydrated when you are on a low carb- keto diet especially when you are first starting out. Even before I started my low carb way of eating a found out that I could stop my migraines in their tracks with some pickle juice.
WHY PICKLES AND HOW DOES THE PICKLE JUICE WORK?
The pickle juice just happens to be the perfect mix of salt, water, and vinegar which renew the electrolytes in your body. It also helps you stay hydrated too. Did you know that athletes drink pickle juice too? It a much better drink than those awful sticky sugar filled sports drinks.
After draining several bottles of pickles of their juice I decided to make my own pickle juice. I already make pickles, I come from pioneer stock and we pickle everything! Here is our tried and true delicious pickle brine recipe.
PICKLE JUICE (SANS CUCUMBERS)
2 one quart canning jars
2 cups apple cider vinegar
2 cups of white vinegar
4 cups water
2 tablespoons Himalayan pink salt
8 garlic cloves
4 teaspoons dill
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Wash and dry canning jars. In a large pot combine water, vinegars, and salt. Bring to a simmer then add garlic cloves, dill, and red pepper flakes. Simmer for 5 minutes for flavors to blend. Pour into quart jars.
That's it! Peasy Peasy! Store in the fridge.
LOW CARB KETO FRIENDLY RECIPE
Fresh pico de gallo is one of my favorite kinds of salsa. It made from all fresh ingredients and is another one of those delicious condiment toppings to have on hand. It's great on everything from carne asada to fish!
Did you know that Pico de Gallo only has 5 ingeirents? It's super eay to make. If you want to grow one thing even on a porch garden this summer make it a pico de gallo garden. Tomatoes and jalapenos are some of the easiest garden plants to grow. Add a pot of cilantro and you will be making this delicious recipe all summer!
FRESH PICO DE GALLO SALSA RECIPE
3 large tomatoes
1/2 fresh jalapeno
Small bunch of cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
Course Sea Salt
Simply chop all your vegetables into small pieces. Chop cilantro. Mix together in a bowl. Squeeze the juice from 1 lime over the top. Salt to taste.
LOW CARB KETO FRIENDLY RECIPE
There is no need to miss out on some good snacks at a party. Just make this quick and easy low carb keto friendly guacamole inspired dip. Perfect for dipping veggies.
Avocados are rich in good fats and essential nutrients. They also happen to be one of my favorite foods. This simple Avocado Party Dip, which is basically another kind of guacamole recipe, will be the rave of our party. It's soooo addicting so be sure to make extra. You might even want to make a batch for yourself.
More guacaole recipes coming soon... until then enjoy this creamy dip!
2 Large Haas Avocados
1/2 sour cream
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon red pepper
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
In a small mixing bowl add all ingredients squeezing in the juice of the lime. Smash together with a fork. Top with a light sprinkling of red pepper for garnish.
Serve with tortilla chips, veggies or potato chips. Enjoy!
Note: The lime keeps the avocado from turning brown. I left mine out for a good hour to test it and it works quite nicely.
MORE RECIPES TO TRY!
LOW CARB KETO FRIENDLY RECIPE
Taco on a low carb keto diet? You bet! I wouldn't go with out some good Mexican flavory keto tacos in my life.
🎵"If you like Cinco de Mayo, so you c'n eat tacos all day. If you're not into carbs, and you have half a brain. If you like taking walks at midnight ..." 🎵 I know, in another life I was weird al with food lyrics haha.
There is no way I'm missing Taco Tuesdays just because I'm on a low carb keto diet. I love Mexican foods and flavors. Any taco can easily be converted to a low carb - keto taco by replacing the taco shell with your favorite lettuce. I used romaine hearts but a butter lettuce taco shell would be really good too.
Do you make tacos for Taco Tuesday? These turned out so good. You're going to love them and so will your family.
LETTUCE SHELL SOFT TACO RECIPE
1 lb ground beef
vegetable oil, butter or bacon butter
red pepper flakes
1 small onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
head of lettuce
Pico de Gallo- recipe here
white cheddar cheese - shredded
1 large avocado
In a saute pan add bacon butter, ground beef, chopped onions, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, paprika, cumin and sea salt. On medium heat brown your ground beef until starting to caramelize. Set aside.