Low Carb and budgeting

Recently a dear friend of mine mentioned that she was doing low carb meals as the budget allowed for and asked if there was such a thing of budget friendly low carb meals. This got me thinking that if my friend thinks this way of life is not budget friendly then I am sure many other people do as well and it may deter them from this healthier way of life. So to my keyboard I sprung to give a few tips on keeping this budget friendly.

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Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

Tonight’s dinners is one of our family favorites, of course the past few times we have made it I wasn’t able to capture the pictures for a nice post. Surprise surprise I still got barely any pictures, at least I did get one of the finished recipe. This makes about 6 servings and takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish to make! The best part, this is easy to increase and is easy on the budget…perfect for party or a big family like mine!

This is from Ditch the Carbs, one of my favorite sites to pull and tweak recipes from.

Ingredients you need:

1 onion quartered and sliced,1 clove garlic crushed, 1.65 lb ground/mince beef, 2 oz full fat cream cheese, 3 slices bacon diced, salt/pepper to taste, 3 Med eggs,1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 1/2 cup shredded/grated cheese divided, 2 tbsp mustard,2 pickles sliced

Instructions

Beef Layer

  • Fry the bacon pieces until cooked and set aside.
  • Fry the onion, garlic and beef until thoroughly cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste, stir through the cream cheese.¬†
  • Pour the beef layer into the baking dish.¬†Sprinkle the bacon pieces over.

Cheese Burger Sauce

  • Mix the eggs, cream, 1 cup of the shredded cheese, mustard, salt and pepper together. Pour the cheese sauce over the beef layer.
  • Place slices of pickles all over the top then cover with the remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese.
  • Bake at 180C/350F for 15 minutes until the cheese is golden and crispy.
  • Delicious served with salad and low carb mayo or full fat sour cream.

Nutritional information:  613 Calories , Fat 51g, Carbohydrates 3g, Protein 33g