My Top Ten Low-Carb and Keto Weekend Food Prep Recipes
Today I’m giving a shout-out for the Weekend Food Prep category on the blog and sharing My Top Ten Low-Carb Weekend Food Prep Recipes! And if you haven’t acquired the habit for weekend food prep yet, I highly recommend it!
Before I tell you about My Top Ten Low-Carb and Keto Weekend Food Prep Recipes, let me tell you what I mean by Weekend Food Prep. Through all the years I’ve been on my own carb-conscious eating journey, the one thing that has helped me the most to stay on track is cooking a couple of low-carb dishes on the weekend that make enough servings that I’ll have leftovers to eat during the week. And although you can make soup, casseroles, or breakfast dishes that create planned leftovers during the week as well, my long years of teaching school got me in the habit of doing that kind of food prep cooking on the weekend.
It was a conversation with my niece Kara that made me realize that since I love to do that kind of cooking (and highly recommend it to anyone who’s trying to follow a carb-conscious eating plan), I really should have a category on the blog for weekend food prep recipes. So I worked on tagging recipes for a quite a while and then launched the official Weekend Food Prep category in June 2018. And I’ve been adding recipes to it ever since, and now there are close to 300 recipes that I’ve picked as being suitable for cooking on the weekend to eat leftovers in the coming week.
Not every recipe tagged for Weekend Food Prep is low-carb or Keto, although most of them are. But you can always use the orange tags above the recipe title to tell what diets I feel that recipe is suitable for. And if you’ve never done food prep on the weekends before I hope I’ve inspired you to try it. Now here are ten favorite recipes I love to make on the weekend and eat during the week, enjoy!
Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower is not only one of the most popular recipes on the blog, but it’s also one of the dishes I’ve made the most myself when I wanted to make something to eat for a few days! (I’ve even eaten this for breakfast a few times when it was calling my name in the fridge!)
I love to pull a container of this Instant Pot Low-Carb Ancho and Anaheim Chili out of the freezer and reheat it on a cold winter night!
I’m always happy when I have some of this Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Mock Potato Salad in the fridge and I can grab some for a quick lunch. This will keep several days in the fridge.
Instant Pot Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Soup is probably the most popular soup recipe on the blog, and this is one I love to make on the weekend and have for dinner a few time during the week. This recipe has stovetop instructions too if you’re not an Instant Pot fan!
This Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake reheats well, and I would never get tired of these flavors. This recipe was also one of my picks for The Top Ten New Low-Carb and Keto Recipes of 2018 from Kalyn’s Kitchen, and it’s been ultra-popular on the blog!
This Low-Carb Breakfast Casserole with Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, and Cheese makes eight servings, and this is something I’d love reheated for breakfast during the week!
I make Taco Salad for lunch and dinner all year long, and on the weekend I regularly make this Slow Cooker Browns-in-the-Crockpot Spicy Ground Beef Taco Meat. I freeze the meat in individual containers so it’s easy to pull one out for a taco salad; you can also use it with low-carb tortillas to make quick tacos.
I make low-carb Egg Muffins of many kinds, but these Low-Carb Green Chili and Cheese Egg Muffins are the ones I make most often because I love the spicy flavors and they use ingredients I almost always have on hand.
I’ve been food prepping these Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers with Italian Sausage, Ground Beef, and Mozzarella for years and years now. I freeze leftover peppers individually, thaw in the fridge, and reheat for an easy tasty low-carb dinner!
And finally, this Crunchy Low-Carb Chopped Salad is the recipe that launched the Weekend Food Prep category over six months ago, and when I am on my food prep game I always love to have a container of chopped salad in the fridge to eat during the week. There are endless variations but this recipe has the combination I make the most.
What Recipes Do You Make for Weekend Food Prep?
Those are ten of the Weekend Food Prep recipes I make over and over. Visit the category for Weekend Food Prep for lots more ideas. And if you have some favorites from this blog that you make on the weekend for eating during the week, please share about them in the comments!