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4/10/17 6:49 P

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I have found meal prep containers on Amazon at a decent price and there are many different brands but basically look the same. Freezer/refrigerator use containers. 3 compartment, 2 compartment, etc.

I got (12 or so) 3 compartment but wish I had just gotten 2 compartment.

Started 9/27/13 to release myself from my 'FAT' cocoon ~ Restarting 9/1/17 my journey!!!!

SW 254.4 lbs 9/1/17 CW 249.8 lbs 12/17/17 GW 145 -135 lbs by 9/1/18

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Fat 129-174 g; (80%)
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4/2/17 5:52 P

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emoticon for the recipes & keto recipe sites. I've just dumped a major time sink in my life, so now I'll have time to choose what I want to cook for the week, make the shopping list, & actually do the cooking (no problem finding time to eat ...). These will really be a big help!

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3/27/17 3:48 P

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never tried cabbage pasta..thanks for the tip!! I have a vegetti (who thought up THAT name!!) and make zoodles often..they are really good!

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3/27/17 9:36 A

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GUESS WHAT????

I cut up a whole bunch of cabbage last night because I happen to love cabbage and had this idea to cut some into really skinny strips because I remember reading somewhere that you can make "cabbage pasta."

Well, I did and it is not bad! If you don't mind spaghetti squash, this is also another option!

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3/26/17 11:57 P

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my son sent me a chocolate cupcake recipe with buttercream frosting..only 2.5 net carbs per!!! i have one in the evening..they arent as fluffy as a "normal" cupcake but man are they wonderful!!!

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3/26/17 8:29 P

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I fell off the Keto wagon two weeks ago after an eight week run. I think the biggest problem was that I got lazy with food prep. No one else in my family intentionally eats Keto (though they do eat a lot of keto suppers as I usually cook that meal), so it's vital I have the right foods/ingredients/treats on hand. I've always had a sweet tooth and need a supply of low carb high fat "sweets" on hand (cookies, fat bombs, cheesecake fluff, etc.) so today made some coconut cookie bars (from the blog Up Late Anyway), and some peanut butter and chocolate fat bombs. I also made a lchf dessert (lime cheesecake pie from Mother Thyme) for our family's dessert this evening. I should be set for a week or more in that department now lol. I wish I didn't crave sweets but it's wonderful how many great lchf recipes are out there that actually help me stick with the Keto WOE. I have keto suppers planned for the week and am eager to get back to feeling good again.

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3/16/17 11:36 P

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thank you for posting these!! i did lasagna last night..it was wonderful!!

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3/15/17 1:56 P

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I know, right? I'm going to have to buy more tupperware! I found another one!

http://www.ditchthecarbs.com/2016/08/19/
9-best-low-carb-freezer-meals/

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3/15/17 12:18 P

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Jules, some of these casseroles look fantastic :)
Maybe I can try to get my family away from standard noodle or rice-based casseroles with these (although we only have casseroles every 3 weeks or so)
Thanks for posting the website :)

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3/8/17 12:10 P

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I just found these and I'm going to try ALL of them!

https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/reci
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3/8/17 12:09 P

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Holly,

For bacon, I've found the easiest least mess way to cook it is to cook it by the pack in the oven. I have to look up the instructions every time but I use a baking sheet covered in foil and I bake a whole pack at a time. You can make it extra crispy so that it stays crispy even when you put it in the fridge!

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3/8/17 10:18 A

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i want to try the creamed spinach. i didnt know about the bacon..i thought warmed up it would be soggy so thats great to know!! i usually cook what i need 1 min per slice in the microwave and it comes out crispy..but then theres the mess...
cauliflower mash is..well..cauliflower..never found one that remotely reminded me of mashed potatos. do you do something different to it to make it taste better? i put in cream, butter and bacon and it still tasted like cauliflower to me...

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3/8/17 10:08 A

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I like to cook my vegetables on the weekend because I only want to use fresh from the farmer's market and that takes longer to prep. Last weekend I made loaded cauliflower casserole (find it on facebook) which tastes like loaded baked potato. I also made creamed spinach in the crockpot (delish) and eggplant moussaka. We had enough of each to feed five as a side dish, give me some to take to lunch and a little to freeze for another night. I also baked two pounds of bacon. I then freeze or refrigerate it and 30 seconds in the microwave makes it as crispy as if I just cooked it.

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3/8/17 9:56 A

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well if you find some good casserole recipes please pass them on. i'm just so used to eating plain everything i forget what a casserole is.....

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3/8/17 9:28 A

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I've been doing this since Dec and I just don't know. . . I feel like it would be nice to sit down for lunch or dinner and have a nice hot meal. I've only done that when I've eaten out. I'm thinking it's because it seems so daunting for me to buy all these ingredients to cook for just one person.

I really need to get out of that type of thinking and just COOK! It doesn't have to be fancy, maybe just an easy casserole but I need to treat myself a little better than eating cheese and processed meats and a few nuts every day LOL

Does this make sense? I might spend this coming Sunday making a few casseroles and dividing them up into single serving tupperware and keep them in my freezer so I can have hot meals whenever I feel like my soul needs to be nourished. Kinda like my mom giving me a big hug.

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3/7/17 11:11 P

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I buy the prepared salad mixes in the grocery store. I think that is lazy.

I make some kind of meat. Recently I bought pre-made kababs from COSTCO (lots of work on that too) and I baked the kebabs in the oven. Once they cooled down I took them off the skewers, cut them up a bit and put them on top.

Then with some bought ranch dressing it tastes great. Wonderful supper.

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3/7/17 5:51 P

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I graze my fridge/cupboards too but I'm getting tired of eating cured meats, eggs, and cheese.

What I think I'm going to do is look up some keto-casserole recipes and make a ton of little leftovers to put in the freezer. I'm not getting nearly enough veggies and I rarely have "hot" food. I need to start adulting! LOL

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3/7/17 11:10 A

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I have only been on LCHF for about a week now. I do just about the same as NightSkyStar. I have to plan or I will just end up doing what is easiest. I just made a Low Carb Cheeseburger Casserole last night for a week's worth of lunches. I keep string cheese, pepperoni, salami and hard boiled eggs on hand as well. Fridge is stocked with veggies too. I scour Pintrest daily for new recipes and will spend the weekend fixing items for the week.

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3/7/17 10:31 A

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i make a roast...beef, chicken, pork. slice it up and keep it in the fridge or freezer to take out quick. i make 4 oz burger patties. I know some that cook a pound of bacon at a time then warm it up, but its only 3 mins in the microwave so personally i like it fresh and crispy lol.
i make up a week or two of fat bombs and keep them in the fridge. i have spinach ready for salads, and canned spinach for emergencies. i have butter at room temp on the counter at all times...and plenty of fresh eggs in the fridge to scramble at a moments notice. i keep bags of pepperoni and a hillshire farms or aldi summer sausage in the fridge, and i cube up cheddar cheese for lunches and snacks.
even being a chef, i eat very simply because i'm alone...so it works for me.

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3/7/17 10:22 A

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I've been eating low carb since Dec but really serious about it since the new year.

I'll admit that while I haven't cheated, my eating is haphazard. I eat what is in my fridge and none of it really requires any prep. Lazy much Jules?

So I think it is time for me to spend a day to have "good" food for me already prepped in the fridge or freezer. What do you all do? Do you have any tips for me? The most "prep" I've EVER done is maybe boil a dozen eggs for the week.

Help!

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