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Keto Bacon-Wrapped Parmesan Asparagus Bundles

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Keto Bacon-Wrapped Parmesan Asparagus Bundles

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Parmesan Asparagus Bundles are usually more popular among the men than our basic Keto Garlic Baked Asparagus. They are great for bbqs or holiday parties.

Keto Diet Cost-Saving Tips:

The keto diet has a lot of health benefits, but it is not exactly easy on the wallet. Fresh meats are some of the most expensive items in the grocery store, and when you follow keto, you’ll need to purchase a lot of them. However, there are simple steps that you can take to cut costs on this low-carb plan.

First of all, be creative in your meal planning. Remember that most diet books and written to entice readers to try new combinations of foods. The recipes within those books contain the most expensive ingredients. You don’t have to cook like a professional chef to be able to experience the benefits of the keto diet. There are many simple recipes that you can make that are within the plan and cost much less than the ones shown in the diet books. If you modify the meal plans with the books, you can enjoy the low carb lifestyle on a budget.

One of the most critical steps to take is to buy your meats in bulk. When you stock up on large packages of ground beef, chicken and fish, you cut down on your protein costs. You can separate the large packages into small freezer bags and freeze them in meal-sized portions. Two to four chicken breasts in a bag are easy to defrost and make a good-sized meal. You can also cook ground beef in many different varieties and freeze the cooked portions. Try doing a portion of the meat with taco spices, another portion with hamburger spices and the third portion with Italian seasonings. That way you’ll be able to use lots of hamburger meat and still have variety in your diet.

Also, look at less tender cuts of meat to trim costs in your grocery money. While fillet mignon may be tasty, it doesnít fit into every budget. Less tender cuts of beef and pork make excellent crock-pot meals, and using a slow cooker will help tenderize them.

Look to alternative protein sources like eggs and tofu. Both of these items pack a powerful protein punch for a fraction of the cost of meats. Nuts are an excellent protein source as well, but they can become expensive very quickly. Some recipes call for expensive macadamia nuts and cashews. Walnuts, peanuts, and almonds contain just as much protein for a fraction of the cost.

Mixed vegetable salads will make a large portion of your daily keto meals. While it may be tempting to buy bagged salad that is already chopped, you are going to be paying $2 to $3 per bag. You can buy three heads of different types of lettuce for the same cost and make the equivalent of six bags of prepackaged salad. Also, consider investing in a salad spinner. This handy device will make homemade salads crispy and satisfying.

Be creative with your menus and use produce and meats that are on sale. If you’ve got a recipe that calls for chicken breasts and turkey happens to be on sale, go ahead and substitute this week. Make sure to carry an acceptable food list with you the grocery store so you can tell whether a sale food is an okay substitution on the keto plan.

When you go to the store, you can also cut costs by limiting your purchase of keto packaged foods. These items are costly, and sometimes full of harmful chemicals. They may also contain hidden carbs which can stall your weight loss efforts. The keto plan can be effectively followed without using any of these products. Unless its a special occasion, skip them altogether.

Finally, it’s best to plan your meals and your shopping trips so you can effectively buy your groceries. Going to the grocery store unprepared or, even worse, hungry can spell disaster for your budget. Plan each weekís menu out ahead and time and then buy what you need to make those meals.

My favorite way to meal-prep is to take meat, veggies, and fats and put them together as a meal. I use a few sugar-free herbs and marinades, and I’m all set. Then to keep my family happy I make 1-2 dinner recipes and 1-2 dessert recipes but everything else is super simple. 

Remember, always talk to a medical professional before starting a diet or choosing foods to include in your diet. 

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Parmesan Asparagus Bundles:

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Parmesan Asparagus Bundles Ingredients:

Makes six servings
2 Net carbs/serving

30 Asparagus spears
2 Tbsp. Olive oil
¼ C. Parmesan cheese grated
½ tsp. Garlic powder
6 Slices bacon
Salt and pepper to taste

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Parmesan Asparagus Bundles Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Snap the tough woody section off of the bottom of each asparagus spear.

3. Place the spears into a mixing bowl, and cover with the olive oil, garlic powder, parmesan cheese as well as salt and pepper to taste. Toss repeatedly to coat thoroughly in the mixture.

4. Wrap a slice of bacon around a bundle of 5 asparagus spears, and place seam-side down on a rack set within a baking pan or sheet.
5. Continue to make bundles with a slice of bacon and five spears of asparagus each.

6. Bake the asparagus bundles for 15-20 minutes until the bacon is crispy and the spears are tender.

Yield: 6 Servings

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Parmesan Asparagus Bundles

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Parmesan Asparagus Bundles

Keto Bacon-Wrapped Parmesan Asparagus Bundles are usually more popular among the men than our basic Keto Garlic Baked Asparagus. They are great for bbqs or holiday parties.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 30 Asparagus spears
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • ¼ C. Parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ tsp. Garlic powder
  • 6 Slices bacon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

    2. Snap the tough woody section off of the bottom of each asparagus spear.

    3. Place the spears into a mixing bowl, and cover with the olive oil, garlic powder, parmesan cheese as well as salt and pepper to taste. Toss repeatedly to coat well in the mixture.

    4. Wrap a slice of bacon around a bundle of 5 asparagus spears, and place seam-side down on a rack set within a baking pan or sheet.

    5. Continue to make bundles with a slice of bacon and five spears of asparagus each.

    6. Bake the asparagus bundles for 15-20 minutes until the bacon is crispy and the spears are tender.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 321mgCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 2gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 7g

Need more keto side dish recipe ideas? Don’t forget to check out our keto sauce and dip recipes to make your sides even more delicious! 

Thank you for visiting Keto Size Me for all of your keto recipe needs. If you have a favorite holiday recipe that we haven’t ketofied yet and you’d like to see it on the site, please let us know! Also, if you have a recipe that you have ketofied and you want to share it, email it to us or comment below and I will reach out to you! 

Enjoy your holidays, and don’t forget to keep your eyes on your goals! 

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