Cooking Keto with Kristie

Keto Together – 10 Day Meal Program Overview

Keto Together is a 10-day meal plan(ish) with “recipes” that are easy and versatile. Our goal is to work together to cook keto for the next 10 days using whatever we have on hand to create tasty dinners. 

Each day I’ll give you a basic “recipe” with suggestions for protein, veggies, fat, and seasonings, but I’ll also give you suggestions for substituting those ingredients with what you already have. 

Start by reading the basic guidelines below and then use my list to inventory your kitchen. Once you know what you have on hand, it will be easy to follow along and cook keto together. 

The 10-day keto meal plan and recipes

About the meals….these are recipes that aren’t really “recipes”. Think of it as a plan for when you don’t have a plan or when it feels impossible to plan. 

Keep in mind that many of you will create your own unique twist to these recipes. And you should! Use what you have on hand. Try new combinations if you can. Perhaps there will be combinations you hadn’t yet considered. Better yet, perhaps you can find creative and delicious ways to use up the goodness in your kitchen while staying inside and limiting your exposure.

The idea is to use what you have without making unnecessary trips to the store. Use your creativity. Then show it off!  Post your creations and let us know how you did it. 

Here are the basic guidelines that apply to creating each of these Keto meals. 

  1. Assume each meal makes at least two servings.
  2. Build your meal around protein first. An average of 4-5 ounces of protein per serving.
  3. Include veggies or other items if you have them.
  4. Add fat for flavor and satiety. 
  5. Use seasonings to give your taste buds some variety. 
  6. When you’re swapping out veggies, pay attention to the carb counts in the combinations you’re creating. For example, pair higher carb veggies with lower carb ones to keep meals keto. 

Together we will share our meals and inspire each other to try new combinations of meats, veggies, fats, and seasonings. You never know who might benefit from the meals you share. Be sure to tag your photos and posts with #ketotogether so that we can cook keto together for the next 10 days beginning Monday, April 20th. 


Potential food list for #ketotogether

You don’t need everything on this list, but if you have even half of some of these, then you have more than enough!

Fats

The basic fats are those that many of us have already at home. You can substitute preferred fats such as ghee or avocado oil if you have them, but any two or three of those fats is plenty.


Dairy

As for dairy, most of us keep plenty of cream and cheese on hand; however, if you’re dairy-free, you can still enjoy most of the options included here. I’ll give you dairy-free options for each day. 

If you have any of the following on hand, you can make a variety of meals:

  • Cheese
  • Cream Cheese
  • Sour Cream

Produce

The produce each of us uses will vary, and you do not need everything on this list. In fact, if you have just 3-4 items, then you can eat well in the next 10 days.  Keep in mind that the produce doesn’t need to be fresh. Canned or frozen produce will work well in most of these “recipes”.

This list is not an exhaustive list. You may have other vegetables on hand. If so, feel free to use them. 

  • Onions
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Squash
  • Cabbage
  • Radish
  • Celery
  • Olives
  • Avocado
  • Brussells Sprouts
  • Tomatoes
  • Green Beans

Meats & Seafoods

Many of us are using whatever sources of protein we have on hand or can easily find. Larger cuts of meat like roasts or whole chickens come in handy when cooking for a family. 

These recipes are perfect for less expensive cuts and some can be modified to include canned meats or seafood if that’s what you have on hand. Even though seafood can be expensive in some parts of the US, it also freezes well and can be used in a variety of ways.

  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Lamb
  • Venison
  • Bacon
  • Sausages or hot dogs
  • Pepperoni
  • Canned meats
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Shrimp
  • Scallops

Pantry

Before you look at any of the meal plan suggestions, take a few minutes to inventory your pantry. You might be surprised to find that you have more options than you think. 

Sources of flavorings such as mustards, vinegars, pickles, capers, peppers, etc. can help make a meal feel a little less mundane. I found jars of roasted red pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, and marinated artichokes in the back of my cabinets. 


Seasonings

Now is the time to use those herbs and seasonings in your pantry. Below are the basics, but if you have others, pull those out too!  


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I can’t wait to #ketotogether with all of you! XOXOXOXO

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20 replies »

  1. What a great idea and I am excited to do this with you. I guess I have a well stocked kitchen so I will be able to really follow along. I do a grocery store haul once a week and change stores to see if I can get different items. This past Monday I went to a Mennonite grocery store that is almost an hour away but these have fabulous cheeses and meats. We live in a very rural part of Michigan and not near Sam’s Club or Costco so I do not go there. Even Aldi is over an hour away. Normally weekly shopping is at Walmart.

  2. I’m looking forward to seeing what I can come up with. I have limited freezer and pantry space so I don’t have a big stockpile of things.

  3. THIS is exciting.. when I fail at the WOE, it’s always because of poor planning. This 10 days could be the key to my success going forward!

  4. I can’t wait to start this with you Kristie. Thank you so much. Just wondering is 4 to 5 ounces of protein per serve about 125gms of uncooked meat?

  5. Awesome!!! Always looking for different ideas! Just started Keto back this week because I felt like crap!!

  6. I’m looking forward to this too! The same “ole” same “ole” is becoming dangerous! Over eating😩

  7. This should be extra fun to see everyone’s uniqueness in our recipes!! Let the inspiration begin Kristie!!😋

  8. Can use all the support I can get right now. I have fallen off the wagon big time with this quarantine and have gained at least 15 pounds. It’s shameful and I just feel terrible eating this way. I have to get back to my “normal” way of eating, even if everything else is crazy. I enjoy your videos very much! And hello from Fuquay-Varina, NC!

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