For those of you out there trying to stay on a keto diet during the quarantine, I have a few helpful tips for you.
On my blog, many of my posts focus on a keto diet. Lately, I've been receiving emails from my readers who are having a hard time staying on their keto diet while dealing with the quarantine.
Have you been struggling to stay on your diet during the quarantine as well? If so, these ideas will really help you out.
Below are some common problems my readers were facing when it came to staying on their keto diet during the quarantine. Can you relate to any of these?
(By the way, the tips I share will help you out with any problem listed.)
- In some US cities, it's hard to find certain ingredients and foods, especially meat and eggs.
- People are going to the grocery store less to minimize trips and having a hard time finding non-perishable keto foods.
- Many people are now homeschooling their kids or working from home and don't feel like they have enough time to make meals, let alone recipes catered to a specific diet.
If any of these issues apply to you, don't worry. I have some great tips for you that'll make it easier to stay on your keto diet!
Tip #1 Get creative with your ingredients and try things you normally wouldn't buy.
You may have experienced going to the store and not finding certain ingredients available to you.
When this first hit it took me weeks to find chicken even after checking different grocery stores. That's when I had to get creative because normally chicken is a staple protein source for me.
I loaded up on ground beef, turkey, and frozen fish. Normally I don't eat fish that often but what I found is I love incorporating this healthy protein into my meals.
Who knows, you might find foods you never thought you would enjoy so much.
Tip #2 Stock up on non-perishable keto foods.
If you're trying to make fewer store trips, it's a great idea to stock your pantry with some keto non-perishable foods.
Check out this great Keto Non-Perishable Food List. It has over 100 low carb foods!
Tip #3 Make you keto meal prep easy.
Life is stressful enough, preparing yummy keto meals doesn't have to be. If you make ahead some of your meals, it will make everything so much easier!
I even like to batch prep a few keto freezer meals to have for the week and it just takes all the stress out of having to prepare weekly dinners every night.
If you're not into freezer meals, these keto casseroles are great to make ahead, then in the evening just pop it in the oven. Sounds nice, right?
(FYI the keto pizza casserole in the post I linked to above is my favorite! It's perfect for kids or non-keto eaters in your household.)
Tip #4 Make some keto-friendly meals for everyone in your household to save you from making two separate meals.
(Now this one may not apply to everyone but just wanted to mention it just in case.)
If you are cooking a keto meal for yourself and a non-keto dinner for others in your household, this can be a lot of work.
I totally understand non-keto eaters aren't going to want your "diet food". If you're the only one cooking in your household if possible try to have others help you cook. This way it's easier to cook separate meals.
Another thing you can do is a couple of nights a week make just one keto meal for everyone. Most of the time if you don't mention it's keto-friendly, others will probably not even notice.
So much keto food tastes amazing, even to people not on a keto diet.
Hope you found these tips helpful. Has it been easy or hard to stick to your diet during this crazy time?? Let me know in the comments below. Hope you are all staying safe.