Let’s face it, we are not always able to go home and cook. There is also nothing more frustrating than trying to decide on what you can and can’t eat after a long day, especially when you are “dieting”. Even worse while out with friends, family, or co-workers. The great thing about Keto is that you do not have to sacrifice some of your brain cells, you favorite restaurants, or your social life. The possibilities are ENDLESS! Here are some of my favorite Keto friendly restaurants and meals! #anybodycanbeaketobody
Olive Garden- Zoodles Primavera with shrimp or Chicken (Yes olive garden has zucchini noodles)
Wendy’s- Baconator with mayo and a side of caesar salad (no crotons) instead of fries
Buffalo Wild Wings- Naked, Garlic parmesan, or Lemon Pepper wings extra celery and ranch dressing
California Pizza Kitchen- Mushroom, pepperoni, sausage kids pizza on cauliflower crust.
KFC- Grilled Chicken (At least 3 pieces) and green beans- The green beans at KFC are actually pretty “clean”
Chick-fil-a- Large Superfood salad with a side of grilled nuggets.
Zoes Kitchen- Mediterranean cauliflower rice bowl with salmon
McDonald's- Egg White rounds and sausage patties
Chipotle- Keto salad bowl
Captain D’s/ Long John Silver- Grilled salmon with a side of green beans and broccoli
Even though I had a Keurig at home I still found myself driving through Starbucks almost every morning to get a flavored Cafe Americano. The problem was, Starbucks only carries 2 sugar-free flavors... Vanilla and Cinnamon Dulce. This eventually got boring to me, I knew there were more flavors out there because I had seen them! At that time fall was just around the corner and I wanted to make sure that pumpkin spice is one of those flavors!
I hit up a few grocery stores and quickly realized how expensive sugar free syrups could be. Not only that but they did not solve my original problem of not having enough variety. Then I quickly remembered stores like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Burlington, and Ross! These stores offer endless varieties of sugar-free syrups for almost anything you want to drink, for practically half the price! Next time are in one head to the back where they keep the gourmet foods and check them out.
Deconstructed Egg Roll Bowl
1 lb (16 ounces) ground pork, beef, turkey, or chicken
1 teaspoon minced garlic
14 ounces shredded cabbage
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons sriracha
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons sliced green onions
half a cup of frozen chopped spinach
1. Brown your meat in a large frying pan with your garlic.
2. Then add the cabbage, spinach, soy sauce, ginger, and saute until desired tenderness.
3. Drizzle the sesame seed oil and green onions over everything at the end. Then use sriracha before eating if you like.
Chop up 2 7oz salmon patties
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
1 cup of plain plain crushed pork rinds
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1. Combine salmon, onions, pork rinds, cheese, egg, salt and pepper together in a mixing bowl.
2. Form into 5 patties about 3 inches wide
3. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet, once hot brown the patties about 4-5 minutes per side.
4. Remove excess oil if any... AND ENJOY!
" Zucchini noodles are a fantastic substitute for pasta. However buying pre-spiraled zucchini can be expensive, and sometimes not the most fresh after being packaged and in the cooler for some days. However, if you already have zucchini at home (if you don't I'm telling your mother) but don't have a vegetable spiralizer don't fret, because I'm sure you have a potato peeler! Peel your zucchini just like you would and potato and BAM you have instant zucchini noodles for free! worst case scenario go to your nearest $1 store and purchase a potato peeler!
3 large hard boiled eggs
1 teaspoon of mayonnaise
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 cups of fresh spinach (optional)
Pinch of salt
1 crank of fresh cracked pepper