I had a lot of fun doing Meal Plan Friday posts awhile back. Currently I don’t meal plan week to week anymore. (I may have mentioned that here.) But I thought it would be fun to share my current meal plan for Meal Plan Friday. It’s my February Keto Plan, aka my meal plan for the month of February that is keto friendly.
Never heard of keto? Check out one of these resources to learn more: one, two, or three. I’ve been on and off keto several times. Mostly leaving due to laziness, lack of preparation, and boredom. My current style of meal planning has helped me stay out of boredom ruts.
I should start out by saying that I never plan out breakfast or lunch. I am not much of a breakfast person, but when I eat it, it’s usually sausage or bacon and eggs. Avocados are not something I’m fond of and I stay away from them. Mr. H likes them and he’ll occasionally throw in half an avocado with his breakfast. Lunch usually ends up being leftovers or a salad or picking at some meat and veggies.
Dinner is where all the planning goes. I do themed nights for nearly every day of the week. The themes change from month to month to help go with the seasons or requests of Mr. H. He wanted more chicken wings, so in January we had Chicken Wing Mondays (anything from BBQ wings to hot wings to Crispy Garlic Parmesan Wings.) So what are my February themes?
February Meal Plan Themes
- Sunday = Chicken Wings: Ok, so I moved Monday’s theme to Sunday. I was really enjoying chicken wings! Plus they are super cheap to buy!
- Monday = Meatless Monday: This is another budget friendly meal theme. A little more difficult to plan on keto but still fun to observe. Mr. H requested these again.
- Tuesday = Asian Tuesday: No Taco Tuesday? No. No. And no. I have done Taco (or Tex-Mex) Tuesday for so long now that I. Am. Tired. Of. It. I never thought I’d say it. So I’m taking February off to enjoy doing something different on Tuesdays.
- Wednesday = Leftover Day: Wednesdays are my grocery shopping days. And I generally feel pretty lazy after shopping, prepping, and putting things away that I don’t feel much like cooking. So I make this a day for leftovers. It’s also a great way to clear out some freezer or fridge space for all the new food.
- Thursday = Crock Pot Thursdays: I don’t know why I decided for Thursdays to be my crock pot day but that’s just where it landed. It’s also a great day to use to make a large meal to put leftovers back in the freezer for an easy meal later in the month.
- Friday = Fishy Fridays: Or any seafood really. We love shrimp and scallops, which we tend to have often. And it may not be super healthy, but I can get little C to eat any seafood by cutting it up small enough and frying it in tempura batter. (Hey, I have to start somewhere, right?)
- Saturday = Leftover Day: That’s right. A second day for leftovers. I tend to overdo my portions when cooking and Saturday is a great day to eat some of that excess and keep from overfilling my freezer/fridge.
So what all is on our dinner menu? Tons of stuff. Some things will not sound keto friendly. And some of the original recipes are not. But I’ve been able to adapt most of them to fit our macros.
February Keto Plan
- Wings Sundays: Hot Wings, BBQ Wings, Crispy Garlic Parmesan Wings, Old Bay Wings
- Meatless Mondays: Zucchini Noodle Carbonara, Vegan Brunswick Stew, Sesame Tofu, Easy Brussels Sprout Stew
- Asian Tuesdays: Eggroll in a Bowl, Roasted Asian Shrimp and Sprouts, Korean BBQ Beef, Asian Short Ribs
- Crock Pot Thursdays: Chicken Pizza Casserole, Cheesy Sausage and Mushroom Soup, Chicken Chili
- Fishy Fridays: Baked Salmon, Shrimp and Scallops, Broccoli Shrimp Spaghetti Squash Alfredo, Cheesy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Now you now my plans for eating this month. What’s on your meal plan? Any favorites I must try?