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The Keto For One Cookbook: 100 Delicious Make-Ahead, Make-Fast Meals for One (or Two) That Make Low-Carb Simple and Easy

The Keto for One Cookbook cover
With Keto For One, get 100 delicious dishes for every meal of the day—perfectly proportioned and macro-balanced. Single-serve cooking is one of the biggest challenges when trying to adhere to an eating plan. Most recipes are portioned for 4–6 servings, which means you’ll be eating the same thing for a week or trying to adjust recipes and struggling to figure out proper cooking times and fractions of measurements. With keto, you also have the additional…

The Keto for One Cookbook; 100 Delicious Make-Ahead, Make-Fast Meals for One (or Two) that Make Low-Carb Simple and Easy by Dana Carpender is a great cookbook for people who are cooking for themselves. It's hard to find cookbooks that make it possible to cook a single meal. It's even harder when you are following a specific diet plan. This book allows you to break out of making a meal meant for 4 to 6 people, and eating it over and over again throughout the week.

The Keto for One Cookbook Recipes

There are a lot of great recipes in this cookbook. One of my favorites is; Chicken-Feta Sausage with Cucumber Salad. It's an easy to make recipe and this is one recipe that I wouldn't mind eating again and again. Sticking with main meals for now, here are some other recipes that you will want to try; Wasabi Crab Salad Lettuce Wraps, Lime Salmon with Lime-Chipotle Crema, and Solo Joe. You will want to make the Steak and Blue Cheese Salad (you can stop at a salad bar for the ingredients if you have left over steak that you are looking for make a meal with). For breakfast you can enjoy a ton of options, my favorite being the Chorizo, Cheese and Avocado Omelet. Other options include; Harissa Poached Eggs, Busy Day Scramble, and Hot Chia Cereal. Her recipe for Coleslaw for One is such a relief, I love coleslaw but I can't eat a whole head of cabbage myself. This recipe is the perfect amount for a side, or even to put on the top of a favorite protein. For a sweet treat there is Fudgy Chocolate Almost Pudding Cake in a Mug. 

The Ingredients

There are a lot of ingredients that she spends time explaining in this cookbook. Once you decide to to invest in the ingredient, you will have options throughout the cookbook. I will say that the one thing that I found a bit frustrating in the cookbook was the shopping suggestions. She is very detailed on information about where she buys her ingredients. She does note that many options are available on Amazon, so I am going that route for some of the staple ingredients specific to Keto. However, she gives lots of examples for ingredients in health stores, or even suggests Krogers because it's a biggest grocery chain. Well, sorry, but there aren't any Krogers in my part of the United States so I started glossing over the paragraphs that went into great detail on ingredients. But, have hope! My favorite recipe for Chicken-Feta Sausage with Cucumber Salad was an example of where to buy ingredients, and I'm happy to say that I'm able to get the sausage right at my local grocery store. So if the description in the cookbook makes it sound like you could only get it in her suggested retailers, don't let that discourage you.

A good cookbook if you are eating with the Keto diet plan. Knowing that you can downsize your cooking to fit even the smallest of households is wonderful.

Disclosure:  Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group - Fair Winds Press  for providing me with a complimentary copy of this e-book for review purposes.  No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.

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