Your success with keto diet depends largely on how well you can meal prep. For example, I work crazy hours, and the last thing I want to do after a long day at work is cook. Seriously, no. I would go on autopilot and order delivery for either chinese or pizza. Or samosas if I am feeling rather adventurous.
Anyway. So meal prepping is the key. You must make most of your weekend and invest heavily in Tupperware. But what can you cook for a week in advance? How do you make sure it is not BPC for breakfast every morning? This is where these 5 life-saving websites come to our rescue.
Some people enjoy and are good at cooking. They test recipes and make fool-proof versions for people like me. So instead of going whacko trying to meal prep, but still ending up chicken cauliflower rice for most weeknights, check out the following blogs and bookmark the ones you like. I have tried AT LEAST one recipe from them, and ate what I cooked. It is no mean feat, let me add.
I BREATHE I’M HUNGRY
Mellissa Sevigny started her blog 6 years back to catalogue her recipes. Since then, she has penned cookbooks, created delicious recipes and meal plans, moderated a forum for questions on her blog, and amassed over 150 million page views – for all the right reasons.
LOW CARB YUM
Lisa MarcAurele’s story will hit home if you have struggled with over or under active thyroid. She also has three children, and most of her recipes are quick and nutritious. It is perfect for someone who doesn’t have the time or skills to make elaborate meals. Her seven years of experimenting with low carb recipes, especially baking, will definitely help kickstart your keto journey.
DITCH THE CARBS
Ditch The Carbs aims to teach, inspire and support keto-ers. It is populated with FAQs, recipes, plans and guidelines to help you get started. My favourite is the Top 10 section, which features top 10 low carb snacks and top 10 reasons why you are not losing weight on LCHF.
LAZY LOW CARB
I am lazy and a wannabe keto-er, so it is a no brainer why I love this website. You can whip up dinner in as little as 5 minutes, or go up to 20 if you have the energy. There are also a few pointers on how to deal with social situations and eating out scenarios.
While all the above 4 websites are precious, sometimes you wants desi food. Headbanger’s Kicthen makes it possible – keto done the desi way. His recipes include Sindhi mutton to vindaloo and baba ganoush, and he is one that you must bookmark. MUST.
A new month is about to start, and there is no better time than now to give this lifestyle a try. You might come to love it, especially when you realise you are no longer bloated, have tons of energy, doctors suggest taking you off some of your pills and you love the downward trend on the weight scale.
P.S. WOE = Way of Eating