I’ve been on Keto for a few weeks now and I’m loving the results I am seeing. I have energy, I’m noticing changes in my body already, and I’ve reduced the urge to snack endlessly. It wasn’t easy in the beginning, but now that I’ve found what works for me, I’m so glad I decided to do it.
The biggest thing for me is planning. I need to ensure that I always have something on hand that is “Keto friendly” so I don’t find myself wanting or grabbing for something I shouldn’t have. I’ll do another post soon on my journey, but for now I want to share with you 10 things that I always have on hand. These items set me up for success and leave me confident that I can reach my goals.
Eggs are a staple for me. I eat them for breakfast, and sometimes dinner. Hardboiled eggs are great to have on hand for a quick and easy snack throughout the day too. At just 1 net carb per egg, you can’t go wrong.
Lunchmeat is a great option for Keto. You can use it in lettuce wraps, or top a salad with it to bump up your protein for the day.
#3: Flavor Enhancers
I cannot live without MiO while on Keto. If I’m going to drink water all day, I need a little flavor in it. 1 small squirt will do the trick and these make it super easy to pop in your purse when you’re on the go.
I use burger a lot in my recipes. Whether its a burger on a lettuce wrap, meatballs (skip the breadcrumbs), or using it in my Taco Casserole or Big Mac Salad, this is something that you can do a lot with if you have it on hand.
#5: Mixed Nuts
When you just need a small snack, a handful of nuts can go along way. Be careful, there are carbs so always check the label and make sure you’re not eating more than you should.
#6: Slim Jims
If you know me, you know I love this as a snack. I keep a few of the small sticks in my car and at the salon to have if I just need something quick.
#7: Riced Cauliflower and Other Frozen Veggies
There’s never a time that my freezer isn’t stocked with frozen veggies, especially riced cauliflower. I use it in almost every casserole I make as a substitute for rice and pasta. And you know what? There’s not much of a difference in taste or texture.
#8: Citrus and Strawberries
Fruit is usually a no-go on Keto because it’s so high in natural sugar. However, if you find yourself under on your carbs and need something sweet, Oranges and other citrus fruits, as well as strawberries have 12 grams of carbs or less per serving.
#9: Quest Bars
You’ll find these in the health food aisle and they are amazing. Low carb and gives you the snacky-snack satisfaction that you will need from time to time. Great for on the go or to grab in the morning if you don’t have time for breakfast.
#10: Canned Chicken
I know, I know. It’s not the most appetizing thing in the world BUT it’s a must have if you’re on Keto. I like to cook up some broccoli and cheese (frozen obviously) and then mix some chicken in with it. I’ll microwave it for another 30 seconds or so until the chicken is warmed through and then enjoy! It’s a great quick and easy lunch.
Do you do Keto? What are some of your must have items? Let me know below!