Easy Keto Meal Prep, Simplify Your Keto Diet with 8 Weekly Meal Plans and 60 Delicious Recipes
by Aaron Day
I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.
Anyone on the Keto Diet learns quickly the number one drawback is the food prep. It is simply unavoidable – fresh, healthy, unprocessed food must be prepared to enjoy. I don’t know about you but I can only enjoy so much black coffee and hard boiled eggs before throwing in the towel. Variety is the spice of life, right? Done correctly, keto is the healthiest way of eating on the planet. It makes you feel great. There are abundance of reasons to eat keto – but how do you conquer that pesky food prep issue and make it work with your everyday busy life?
Author Aaron Day has a solution contained within the pages of this book. Eight weeks of meal prep plans, set up in one-week increments, all macro-perfect and layed out with clear, easy to follow instructions. There are no weird foods, no crazy expensive ingredients, and sweet snacks are included. He takes all the hard work out of staying on keto. This makes it enjoyable! All you have to do is carve out a few hours once a week and put your meals together. So easy. So simple.
What I Did Like
There is a lot to like about this book. The format is easy to read and follow. The pictures are mouth-watering. The recipes are simple and straightforward. The instructions are clear. The recipe ingredients are not terribly expensive. The plan is laid out for you day-by-day. The macros are calculated and once the meals have been prepped, you can go on autopilot and not have to think about food for an entire week!
The beginning of the book contains a simple, 2-page summary of the keto diet. If you’re picking up this book, it’s likely you know the layout of the land. It’s nice there isn’t a bunch of wasted effort put into explaining keto, yet again. Following that, there is a lengthy explanation of how to meal prep for the week; the supplies, the process, etc. Much of this is common sense for the avid cook but useful for the beginner.
Then, he launches right into the plans. Each week’s worth of meals is already planned out for you and presented in an easy to read grid. The ingredients you need for the week are all on one page, along with any equipment you’ll need to prepare the meals. Then, there are the step-by-step instructions for prepping all those meals in one 3-4 hour block of time. Each recipe for the week follows. All of the instructions are very clear and easy to follow.
There are some really delicious looking recipes in here; Italian Frittata, Greek Salad, Thai Chicken Laksa, Fruit & Yogurt Bowls, Swedish Meatballs, Mason Jar Ice Cream, Vegetable Curry, Cashew Chicken – the list goes on and on. I want to try everything in here! Any one of the recipes you can pull out and do individually as well – no need to do an entire week’s worth just to get the one dish.
What I Didn’t Like
Unfortunately, this kind of meal prep won’t work for our family. I would have to double everything – and there’s no way 7 days worth of containers (21 boxes times the two of us) will fit in our fridge! That being said, this is a stunningly perfect way to go for singles and those just starting out on their own. My personal use of this book would be a bit different than intended – I’d prepare one meal and double it, making leftovers to pack up for for my husband and myself to have for lunch the next several days.
Should You Read It?
There was a time this book would have been like a Bible to me. I would have used it religiously as a single, working girl, just learning about portions and cooking in general. Additionally, I think it’d be fantastic for anyone living alone – from the young to the old. It takes the headache out of meal planning and has you do it all at once, one time a week. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all done, if followed as intended. If you’re looking for a great help in your meal plans and an easy way to add some variety to you keto meals, this cookbook could really help and is worth checking out.
Aaron Day, otherwise known as FatForWeightLoss, is crazy about health and nutrition. Aaron is an Accredited Nutritional Therapist, Advanced Sports Exercise Nutritional Adviser and Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner.
He is a ketogenic food blogger, recipe developer, food photographer, and videographer, with an emphasis on Quick and Simple Keto Meals, Flexible Recipes (Suited for families) and Keto Comfort Food. Visit his website at: