Cooking · Keto

Planning a Keto Week

It is time to get serious. I have had so much success with Keto, but frankly, January has been a bust (so far.) I’m putting on my project planner hat and getting organized. I’m mapping out five days’ worth of meals, starting next Monday, that will help me be stay on this way of eating. Each meal has to be pleasing, delicious, and fixed fast.

We don’t need no stinking breakfast

This is my modified form of intermittent fasting: I have a 17-hour window between my last meal of the previous day, and the first meal of the next. I finish dinner around 6:30 p.m., so my lunch is at 11:30 a.m. If I leave it till noon, I get cranky. All I have in the morning is Bullet-Proof Coffee (which is also a good lip moisturizer. All that MCT oil!)

Something easy to grab at midday

On the two days a week I go to the office, I like to think I’m going to grab a salad from the salad bar, but often I don’t. What makes me happier (and much more satisfied) is bringing in a dish from home. It can be leftovers from last night, or something I’ve made special for lunches. Anything full of protein is good!

Dinner has to be easy too

Let’s face it: I’m not going to come home and start cooking an intricate meal that takes an hour to prep and longer to cook. I need something that’s no more from 30 minutes from start to plate. I’ve learned over the years: cook ahead of time and reheat. Or cook double recipes. Do something that shaves time off nightly meal prep when I’m tired out from the day at work, and I have more things going on at night.

Let’s plan it out

BreakfastLunchDinnerLate Snack
MondayBPCChicken Caesar SaladKeto ChiliKeto Hot Chocolate
TuesdayBPCBroccoli, Bacon & Cheese
Egg Muffins
Filet Mignon w/Gorgonzola SauceAtkins snack
WednesdayBPCKeto ChiliCreamy Pesto ChickenChia pudding
ThursdayBPCChicken Caesar SaladBroccoli, Bacon & Cheese
Egg Muffins
Atkins snack
FridayBPCCreamy Pesto ChickenParmesan-crusted Salmon BakeChocolate Chip
Mug Cake
I don’t plan out Saturday and Sunday because I have more time to cook on those days.

Check back for how I did!

I can’t wait to make these dishes. They just sound fun, filling, and tasty. Every dish above (except for the Atkins snacks, of course) is from my new cookbook, Simply Keto, by Suzanne Ryan. I’ll be posting lots of pictures and text about how each dish turned out.

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