Keto at Costco

Here is just part of my Keto haul at Costco today. Of course, I was only there to buy a steam cleaner, but you know how it goes…

Just walk the aisles for the refrigerator and freezer sections, and you can find all kinds of goodies! I was also shocked that all but one of the famous Costco samples were Keto! I basically had my lunch made of samples due to Keto keeping my appetite in check. It’s so nice not to be hungry all of the time.

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Keto Ramen!

Ok, so I’m totally doing lazy keto, but I kept wanting to eat without being hungry. If you want to fill your stomach without calories or carbs, then Miracle Noodles are a good place to look. I use real ramen packets, throw away the ramen noodles, and then use the packets to season the miracle noodles. It’s perfect, and the texture is just right. Stomach is full, and I didn’t pitch myself off the wagon.

Keto Tartar Sauce

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I saw the wild halibut at Costco again and pictured fish sticks.  I ended up with fish tenders, but the idea of eating them plain just wasn’t appealing to me. I set out to make a tartar sauce. It turned out GREAT!  I am tempted to use the leftovers to make egg salad or tuna salad.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mayo (here is a paleo mayo recipe)
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp drained, chopped capers
  • 1/2 cup chopped dill pickles (Trader Joes have ones that are paleo friendly)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp finely chopped green onion

Method:

Combine all ingredients. Taste to determine if you want to add more lemon juice. Serve with any kind of fish!

Ready Made Crab cakes!

What an easy and convenient meal! Thank you, again, Trader Joe’s!

I baked them in a 425-degree oven, and then I pan fried them in a bit of butter. My son and I were both pleasantly surprised at how good they were with only 3 carbs and lots of protein! Just throw a bit of tartar sauce on the side, and you’re good to go. If you want to make your own tartar sauce, this is a good recipe.

Low Carb Spinach Pies

I grew up LOVING spanikopita and spinach pie, so I gave this a shot. It totally paid off! I had one last night for dinner, and I had another for lunch today. I think it would be very easy to make something like mini quiches with the dough.

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I used something similar to this and had varying sizes to play with.

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IMPORTANT! Be sure to prep the filling BEFORE making the dough. You must have warm dough to work with it, so that is the last thing that should be prepared.

Filling:

  • 8 ounces cooked spinach with ALL of the moisture squeezed out
  • 6-8 ounces of feta cheese (depending on how much you love feta)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Method: Beat all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.

Dough:

  • 1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 Tbsp soft cream cheese
  • 3/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum (optional)
  • 1 egg (optional)

Method:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Combine all ingredients (reserving the egg) in a bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments and stir until the cheese is melted. Add the egg and stir with a fork until it creates a dough-like substance. If you used the egg, you will need to use wet hands to handle the dough. Without the egg, the dough is not sticky and can be manipulated easily with dry hands. Break off pieces of dough depending on the sizes of the pies that you want to make. On a baking mat, press the dough into a circular shape. Add the desired amount of filling on top of the Dough, fold it, and press the edges.

Transfer the baking mat to a cookie sheet and bake until golden brown (about 15 minutes).