What Should My Daily Meals Look Like?
Here are some examples of what you can do for your daily meals.
One of the questions that most people start with is - what makes a good low-carb meal? What should my menu look like?
I would love to share a few examples of a daily menu to give you an idea of what James and I eat.
When we started our keto journey, we followed a 30 day meal plan through ruled.me. This helped tremendously because I was so new to this concept and didn’t really know what to cook. Unfortunately I don’t think those plans are offered anymore but there are great recipes on there. A lot of the books I’ve recommended have great recipes included too. I also find a lot of recipes on Pinterest but one thing to know about those - read the ingredients list and make sure it’s all good because some people call their recipes keto or low-carb and they’re not so you can’t just trust them all.
So with that being said, let’s get down to it.
One of the things I saw over and over again when we started was recommendations for “keto coffee” for breakfast. Well, when we started I was not a coffee drinker so I didn’t do that but I’ve since learned to love keto coffee and have it almost every day for breakfast.
- 1 T butter or ghee
- 1 T coconut oil
- 1 T heavy cream
I’m not going to lie, it sounds weird to put that combination together in coffee but it’s so good! I also like flavored coffee so I add 1 T of coffee syrup. Jordan’s Skinny Syrups are my favorite. You can order online or you can find these at a variety of retailers as well. (Ross and Home Goods are my favorite because they’re cheap there! lol!)
Because we have coffee for breakfast, most of the time we eat “breakfast” food for lunch. Don’t be afraid to eat meals that you enjoy at whatever time of day it is. There’s no such thing as food just for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Mix it up! :)
Some of these are made from recipes and I’ll be starting to share recipes soon on here so stay tuned for all of these! Here are some of our favorites:
- Scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese shredded on top (cheese you have to shred is much better for you than the cheese you buy that’s already shredded FYI)
- Eggs over medium with a couple of strips of bacon
- Hard boiled eggs with a small handful of nuts and a couple of pieces of cheddar cheese
- Pizza roll ups
- Chicken club wraps
- Keto waffles
- Egg & Avocado Salad
I love trying new recipes all the time (and I’ll share all these soon) but these are some of our favorites that we’ve had multiple times:
- Big Mac salad
- Chicken fajita salad
- Tilapia Bake (click for the recipe!)
- Bacon avocado cheeseburger
- Egg roll in a bowl
- Chicken jalapeno popper casserole
- Steak and cheesy asparagus
The key to making great meal choices is to make sure none of the ingredients are full of carbs and that you get some good, healthy fats included in the meal. Your protein should be a moderate amount because if you have really high protein you can create an insulin response just like with carbs. Just don’t be afraid of fats. As long as they’re healthy fats and it’s enhancing your meal you can’t go wrong. :) You’ll get full before you can eat too much. haha!
So take this list and run with it or use it for inspiration for your own meal creations and enjoy the low carb lifestyle. And because I want to start sharing more recipes, I will start sharing 3 times a week instead of just two. :)