Keto-friendly pantry/emergency recipes?
March 9, 2014 10:20 AM Subscribe
I've switched over to keto (very low carb, moderate protein, high fat) eating and it's awesome, but I miss the flexibility of starches when it comes to haven't-shopped-in-two-weeks-what-are-we-going-to-eat dinners. Can you give me your ideas for keto-friendly meals that use quickly-defrostable frozen or otherwise storable ingredients?
posted by peachfuzz to Food & Drink (12 answers total) 40 users marked this as a favorite
Emergency dinners with starches are easy - boil some pasta or rice, or open a can of beans, or put together quick cornbread. The way I do low carb has been very reliant on fresh meats and vegetables. I can and do stock both those things in the freezer, but we don't have a microwave so using frozen meats requires some advance planning (I can thaw in running water in a pinch, but even that takes time).
I find myself cooking a lot of eggs in these situations because they keep forever and we always have them. But one can only eat so many frittatas for dinner.
Basically, I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around convenient, low-carb dinners that actually feel like a meal. Any ideas for me, either recipes or strategies for freezing/storing ingredients so they're easier to use in a flash? I already freeze in individual portions whenever possible.