MY KETO COSTCO SHOPPING LIST!


Costco is like a playground for people like me who love grocery stores! I can roam around a Costco store for hours. I decided to drop in the other day and capture all of the keto deliciousness I found. Hopefully this can help provide inspiration and guidance for your next shopping trip! 

 

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • Beef Loin New York Steak
  • Kirkland Organic Chicken Party Wings
  • Salmon Milano with Basil Pesto Butter
  • Wild Cooked Red King Crab
  • Seasoned TriTip
  • Del Real Smoked Pork Carnitas
  • Wild Planet Sardines
  • Spirella Minis, Sopressata & Prosciutto
  • Copper River Seafoods Wild Alaska Marinated Salmon Portions
  • Steakhouse Beef Tri-Tip
  • Swift Premium St Louis Style Pork RIbs
  • Wild Grade A Scallop
  • Wild Planet Sustainably Pole & Line Caught Albacore Wild Tuna
  • Kirkland Wild Alaskan Smoked Sockeye Salmon
  • Kirkland Organic Ground Beef
  • Teton Waters Grass-fed Uncured Beef Junior Franks
  • Teton Waters Grass-fed Cooked Uncured Beef Polish Sausage
  • True Story Organic Oven Roasted Sliced Chicken Breast
  • Beretta Uncured Antipasto Selection
  • Vicky’s Kitchen Organic Cauliflower Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • WestEnd Cuisine Chicken Skewers
  • Kirkland Organic Chicken Breasts
  • Citterio Prosciutto di Parma
  • Kirkland Signature Crumbled Bacon
  • Kirkland Signature Premium Bacon

 

Produce

  • Asparagus Spears
  • Constellation Grape Tomatoes
  • Houwelings’s Roma Tomatoes
  • Organic Living Butter Lettuce
  • Cocktail Cucumbers
  • Hass Avocados
  • Veg Fresh Farms Brussels Sprouts
  • California Local Organic Spring Mix
  • B Organic Organic Baby Spinach
  • Path of Life Organic Broccoli Florets
  • Nature Sweet Cherubs
  • Wholly Organic Guacamole Minis
  • Kirkland Artichoke Hearts
  • Tommy’s Super Greens Organic Seasoned
  • Maas River Organic Riced Cauliflower
  • Taylor Farms Organic Cauliflower Rice

 

Dairy

  • Sincerely Brigitte Cheese Slices
  • Cello Variety Premium Sliced Cheese, Cracker Cut
  • Kirkland Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
  • Babybel Cheese
  • Kirkland Organic Cheese Snacks
  • Angel & Franco Oil Marinated Mozzarella
  • Galbani Organic String Cheese
  • Cello Whisps Parmesan Cheese Crisps
  • Citterio Genoa Provolone
  • Kirkland French Brie
  • Kirkland Fresh & Creamy Goat Cheese
  • Kirkland Creamy American Blue Cheese
  • Kirkland Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Kerrygold Bubliner Cheese
  • Horizon Organic Heavy Whipping Cream
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Snacks & Sides

  • Cantella’s Organic Cauliflower Mash
  • Organic Roasted Kale, Sea Salt
  • Organic Almonds From California
  • Kirkland Marcona Almonds
  • Jimmy Dean Delights Egg White Omelet
  • MacFarms Macadamia Nuts
  • Lindsay Extra Large California Ripe Pitted Olives
  • C-Weed Snack Seaweed Crunch with Almonds
  • Wiejske Wyroby Petite Dill Pickles


 

Oils & Cooking Ingredients:

  • Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter
  • Knudsen Sour Cream
  • Kirkland Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil
  • Sonoma Gourmet Basil & Parmesan Organic Olive Oil
  • Kirkland Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Dip & Salad Dressing Mix
  • Navitas Organics Organic Cacao Powder
  • Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds
  • Christopher Ranch Peeled Garlic
  • Organic PB Fit Peanut Butter Powder

 

Drinks:

  • San Pellegrino
  • La Croix Variety Pack
  • Spindrift
  • Steep Cold Brew Coffee
  • Glaceau Smart Water
 

I thought it would be fun to create a new 5-ingredient recipes that inspired by this Costco Shopping list! If you love 5-Ingredient recipes don't forget to grab my new cookbook The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook

 

Mozzarella Prosciutto Bombs

Ingredients:

  • 6 balls of Angel & Franco Oil Marinated Mozzarella

  • 12 slices of Citterio Prosciutto di Parma

  • 6 Nature Sweet Cherubs

  • 6 fresh basil leaves

  • 1 tbsp. of Italian Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp. of Kirkland Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 

Directions:

  1. Take 2 slices of prosciutto and make a cross with them.

  2. Using a knife hollow out a hole in the middle of the marinated mozzarella ball, stuff a grape tomato inside.

  3. Place basil leaf and tomato stuffed mozzarella ball in the middle of the crossed prosciutto, add a pinch of Italian seasoning.

  4. Cross the left and then the right prosciutto slice over the mozzarella ball. Then cross the upper and lower prosciutto slice over that. Now you have a perfect pocket of prosciutto. Repeat for all 6.

  5. Heat a skillet over medium high heat with 2 tbsp. of olive oil. Once olive oil is hot add all 6 mozzarella prosciutto bombs and cook on the top and bottom until crispy. Then quickly sear the sides at the end.

  6. Place bombs on a paper towel lined plate to cool and then serve.


PORK RIND NACHOS FOR THE WIN!


I have mentioned before that I had never had a Pork Rind in my life until I went Keto. But then one day I bought them and realized I could use them in a million different ways. One of the easiest and most delicious ways to use them is in keto-fied nachos. Same crunch as a chip, but none of the carbs- PERFECT! 

You probably don't need a recipe for nachos, but check the video out and then I have put some details below!

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Layer pork rinds and cheese in a casserole dish. I like to mix regular and spicy pork rinds. 
  3. Add your meat. Usually I use carnitas, but I was out, so chicken breast strips will do! I added Tajin seasoning for a little kick. Add more cheese on top of meat. 
  4. Add jalapeños (or pepperoncinis are great too!). 
  5. Bake for about 5 minutes or until cheese is fully melted. 
  6. Top with sour cream and guac, you can also add pico de gallo if you wish!
  7. Eat! 
PORK RIND NACHOS FOR THE WIN! BY KETO IN THE CITY

YUM! Get creative and enjoy! 


CHECK OUT MY TOUR OF THE BRAND NEW BULLETPROOF LABS!


Atmospheric Cell Trainer

Atmospheric Cell Trainer

I have been a fan of the Bulletproof brand ever since I went keto and discovered their LA coffee shops, but Bulletproof Labs is their coolest creation yet! I had the incredible opportunity of getting a personal tour by Amanda and Brandon from their team and getting to try out some of their futuristic, bio hacking equipment, so watch the video below to see this amazing facility! 

If you are in LA, you should definitely stop by and check out their equipment for yourself. This video just touches on a few of the pieces they have to not only train your body, but also your brain. 

 

I tried a combination of Body and Mind Hacks when I was there: 


BODY HACKS

  • Cryotherapy

    • Benefits: 

      • + Decrease inflammation
        + Enhance exercise recovery
        + Boost metabolism
        + Maximize endorphin rush & improve mood
        + Increase energy
        + Boost immune system function
        + Increase collagen production
        + Decrease Cellulite

  • REDcharger

    • Benefits:

      • + Improved blood circulation to brain and body
        + Enhanced exercise recovery
        + Improves immune system function
        + Skin rejuvenation
        + Decrease inflammation and swelling
        + Detoxificatio

  • Atmospheric Cell Trainer

    • Benefits:
      • + Enhance detoxification
        + Enhance recovery
        + Improve energy
        + Altitude acclimatization
  • The Vibe

    • Benefits:

      • + Improve strength and endurance
        + Provides a complete body workout
        + Increase energy and reduce recovery
        + Detoxify immune Syste

  

 

MIND HACKS

  • Virtual Float Tank

    • Benefits: 

      • Enhance learning and memory
        + Boost creativity
        + Decrease stress
        + Increase resilience
        + Improve mental and physical energy
        + Enhance meditation effectiveness

  •  EEG Brain Trainer

    • Benefits: 

      • + Sharper memory and focused mental process
        + Increased creativity
        + Improved work/athletic performance
        + More calmness and balance in life

 

You can see a full list of their Hacks HERE.


CHECK OUT MY TOUR OF THE BRAND NEW BULLETPROOF LABS! via Keto In The City

I could spend the entire day at Bulletproof Labs or even move in! A Bulletproof Labs hotel sounds like the perfect restorative weekend for me;) So if you are in LA, you must go by and chat with the team and see everything they have to offer! I truly believe that 5 years from now every gym should be like Bulletproof Labs! 

CHECK OUT MY TOUR OF THE BRAND NEW BULLETPROOF LABS! via Keto In The City

MIRACLE NOODLE & KETO IN THE CITY GIVEAWAY!


My friends at Miracle Noodle are doing an awesome giveaway on all of their social pages with my cookbook and their products! 

 

HOW TO THE MIRACLE NOODLE GIVEAWAY!
* Like Miracle Noodle on Facebook and/or Instagram and/or Twitter
* Like @ketointhecity_ on Instagram and/or Facebook and/or Twitter

 

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES: The more you follow our different social channels, the odds of increasing your chances!

 

PRIZE PACKAGE!

🔹The Easy 5-Ingredient KETOGENIC DIET Cookbook

🔹1 bag Organic Spaghetti

🔹1 bag Organic Fettuccini

🔹1 bag Black Angel Hair

🔹1 bag Organic Miracle Rice

🔹1 bag Spinach Angel Hair 

🔹1 bag Garlic Herb Fettuccini

🔹1 bag Ziti

🔹1 bag Capellini

🔹1 Ready-to-Eat Vegan Pho

🔹1 Ready-to-Eat Thai Tom Yum

🔹1 Ready-to-Eat Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese

🔹1 Ready-to-Eat Japanese Curry 

You can also check out this interview they did with me on their website! 


HUGE Keto Fridge and Leopard Spotted Hippo Giveaway!


Today is my 2 year KETO-versary!!! So to celebrate I am doing a HUGE giveaway with my friends @ketofridge and @leopardspottedhippo! When I say HUGE, I mean it, look at all of the amazing stuff the winner will get: 

• 10 Keto Fridge Meals
• 5 Leopard Spotted Hippo Keto Cold Brew Coffee
• 5 LSH Keto Milkshakes
• 5 LSH pints of Keto Ice Cream
• 5 LSH packs of Keto Cookies
• 5 LSH packs of Keto Cookie Dough
• 2 copies of my new cookbook (1 for you and 1 for a friend!) 


Like I said, HUGE! I love the convenience of the Keto Fridge meals when I'm too busy to cook and when I do cook, of course I love making easy recipes from my own cookbook! Leopard Spotted Hippo just launched, so the winner will get to try all of these amazing products from them before anyone else! 

Enter via the link above! 

GOOD LUCK!


HUMBLE BUMBLE BOOK PROMOTION


The publisher of my new cookbook, The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook, Callisto Media is running a really cool philanthropic promotion where you can get a huge bundle of health and fitness ebooks (including mine!) for a donation of $15 or more. The bundle is worth over $150, but for a minimum donation of $15 you get a ton of awesome ebooks and help great causes! How cool is that?!?! 

 

The promotion just launched today and already thousands have donated raising thousands of dollars for The Little Free Library and other worthy non-profits. So if you have been meaning to purchase my book or any of these other great books now is the perfect time! The Humble Bundle promotion runs through January 16th

 

Click HERE to check out all of the great ebooks in the bundle and to make your donation! 


KETO RECIPE: EASY SLOW COOKER BUFFALO WINGS


I love making wings and this easy method that combines the slow cooker and the broiler is my favorite. It is certainly not the quickest method, but they are worth the wait! 

KETO RECIPE: EASY SLOW COOKER BUFFALO WINGS via Keto In The City

 

INGREDIENTS

KETO RECIPE: EASY SLOW COOKER BUFFALO WINGS via Keto In The City
  • 3 dozen wings (I used drummettes) thawed or frozen
  • 1 bottle of Buffalo Wing Sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray's Buffalo Sauce)
  • 3 TBSP of minced garlic
  • 1 stick of Kerrygold butter 
  • 2 tbsp of Italian seasoning (optional) 
  • Salt and pepper  
 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat slow cooker to low (if your wings are frozen you can start on high)
  2. Add wings and season them with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Then pour 3/4 of the bottle of buffalo sauce over the wings and 3/4 of the stick of butter. 
  3. Cook thawed wings for 4 hours on low in slow cooker, stir occasionally. If wings are frozen I cook them on high for 1 1/2 hour and then turn it down to low for last 2 1/2 hours. 
  4. Then after 4 hours, turn broiler to high. 
  5. Add other 1/4 of the bottle of Buffalo Sauce, 1/4 stick of butter, and 3 tbsp of garlic to a small saucepan. Heat on medium low heat until butter melts and sauce combines. 
  6. Place rack on cookie sheet and spray with nonstick spray. I also put parchment on the cookie sheet just to make clean up a little easier. 
  7. Place 1/2 of wings on the cookie sheet and use a brush to brush sauce from saucepan onto the top of the wings. 
  8. Place in broiler for about 15 minutes, or until top gets a bit charred. I like my wings crispy, if you don't you can pull them out a bit earlier. 
  9. Pull wings out, flip them and brush more sauce on other side, place back under the broiler. The 2nd side doesn't take as long, 5-10 minutes or until they reach desired crispiness. 
  10. Repeat steps 7-9 for second 1/2 of wings. 
  11. Serve with ranch or blue cheese! 
KETO RECIPE: EASY SLOW COOKER BUFFALO WINGS via Keto In The City

YUM! Enjoy!