I have so many photos yet to post of the meals I’ve had recently, so I just decided to do a multi photo post of my keto/cooking progress. I will admit I’ve fallen off the bandwagon recently, but I’m trying to get back into my keto routine now that I’m not as depressed lately! 💕
From top left to bottom right:
1) Breakfast: Almond flour pancakes with cinnamon and butter + peppered bacon.
2) Late Leftover Lunch: Cheese quesadillas with low carb tortillas and sliced avocado, with leftover caesar salad and butter sautéed, parmesan crusted asparagus.
3) Dinner: Onion smothered porkchops, asparagus (mentioned above), and mashed cauliflower.
4) Dinner: Lettuce-wrapped, pub style burgers with onions, mushrooms, and blue cheese.
5) Dinner: Creamy chicken alfredo with spaghetti squash noodles.
Snacks I’m loving rn: pork rinds with sour cream, blue cheese stuffed olives, pickles, raw celery sticks/broccoli florets and ranch dip.
Not pictured - Mozzarella stuffed meatballs over spaghetti squash. I used the leftover squash to make the chicken alfredo! 😋
Tacos! I miss them so much. They're so bad for you though. :( And a cool idea for people that love pasta, but want to cut the calories: try using a veggie instead of noodles! I really like Alfredo sauce so i use broccoli or spaghetti squash in place of noodles. It's super tasty!
Sounds really tasty!
But if you like soft shell tacos, ik Ashley Halloween has a 25 kcal tortilla recipe on her YouTube channel, stuff it with veggies and salsa and you have a taco!
I once tried making the Dalish Deep Forest Comfort and it’s honestly my favourite food now. I have to replace the spagetti squash with rice noodles (thin ones work the best) but it’s honestly both very nice and light but filling. You don’t have to be exact at all with the ingredients and it’s pretty fast to make. Adding fresh rucola to the top can be a nice extra. I’m just so happy I found that recipe.
For 9 days I ate 3 vegan meals a day for £3.39, I did a big food shop that would feed me for that long and then divided it by 9 to reach the daily price! I wanted to show that veganism is still do-able and tasty on a budget.
(the only thing different from the receipts pictures is I bought some butternut squash noodles for 84p)
Here are all the meals that I had each day with a picture of the receipts too so you can see exactly what I bought. A repeated a few of the meals and ended up on leftovers by the end of the week but still found it really diverse and enjoyed it a lot. I also felt like I was definitely eating enough and getting a balance of all the good stuff. (I forgot to include this on the list because it’s such a habit, but I drink a glass of fortified plant milk every day and sprinkle nutritional yeast on almost all my savoury food to make sure I get enough vitamin B12)
I didn’t include the specific recipes for these because they were all SO simple and were completely improvised, it just involved a lot of frying and simmering and microwaving. I hope the lists speak for themselves but if you want to know how I made an exact meal message me and I’ll try and get back to you!
I could have made it significantly cheaper if I hadn’t done the last third of the shop at Tesco, but I’ll fix that next time and hopefully get it down to £2.50 per day. Also, at the end of the week I still had a lot of food (leftovers, frozen veg, rice, pasta, bread) left over which makes it work out even cheaper.
* things marked with this are condiments, spices, spreads etc. that I always just “have in”/last a long time and wouldn’t be included in a regular shop
In 1957, a respected BBC news program aired footage of Swiss peasants harvesting spaghetti from trees. No, not the squash– the noodle. The BBC phone lines were burdened with calls, viewers from all over wanted to know how to get hands on their own spaghetti tree. A successful April Fool’s joke. A nation laughed at its gullibility.
Not too many years ago, a coworker’s whole office was foiled. As in everything from his desk, computer, pictures on the wall, his globe, down to individual pens were wrapped in aluminum foil like Sunday’s leftovers. Cleanup was tedious but he laughed the whole time. This is April Fool’s, after all.
A good friend once–and only once– printed up very believable medical lab reports. He led his girlfriend to believe he was dying of cancer. When she burst into tears, he burst into laughter. She didn’t stay mad for long, can now laugh at such a clever prank. It’s April Fool’s, after all.
I told you I still love you. You laughed and I followed your lead. My love is such a funny punchline but this is not the joke we wish it was. I am still in love with you. The most random of memories of you on the most random of days can still make me cry. I am just a fool in April. The only joke here.