Keto vacation must be learned - KetoEpi 2:1 and MCT oil make our lives easier
In a previous blog, I have already described that traveling always requires an intense preparation phase - especially with a toddler on a ketogenic diet. Elisabeth enjoys eating the same things in phases and then - quite suddenly overnight - expresses new food preferences. Therefore, we now limit our overnight stays to visits with grandparents and mainly focus on individual day trips. This way, I feel the safest - especially because the preparation of ketogenic meals has become somewhat easier as a result. In this case, I even like planning somehow.
Preparation is everything.
At my parents' place, I have access to a well-equipped kitchen. Additionally, they take care of Elisabeth while I can cook and prepare meals. Fortunately, I know all the local shopping options in great detail. In the corresponding supermarkets, I prefer to navigate in the "vegetarian/vegan" section. I primarily do it for health reasons, but also because many vegan products already have a relatively ketogenic nutritional profile. This allows me to easily integrate these products into my modular system.
At home, I usually bake my own ketogenic bread in advance and then quickly assemble a meal on-site with the products mentioned above, along with Kanso MCT Margarine, KetVit, or spreads. Currently, I prefer to use the bread recipe from KetoFlour because it turns out really well. Give it a try! It actually resembles real white bread! It not only looks like it's made with white flour but also tastes like it! Like white bread-toast!
Elisabeth loves the bread topped with stuffed bell peppers. For this, I buy small mini bell peppers, fill them with vegan cream cheese, and marinate them in MCT oil for an ideal ketogenic ratio. This is currently one of our favorite picnic meals, but it would also work excellently for a trip. Kanso offers MCT oil in convenient portion packets as well as in 500 ml cans. Additional ingredients can be purchased locally!
With appropriate (necessary) planning, many creative possibilities can be conjured up in everyday life.
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Cooking tips with MCT fats
The most important information summarized briefly:
- Half a teaspoon of MCT oil is approximately 1 g/ml.
- One teaspoon of MCT oil is approximately 3 g/ml.
- One tablespoon of MCT oil is approximately 6 g/ml.
- MCT margarine is ideal for spreading on bread as well as for sautéing and baking.
- MCT oil can be used for salad preparation and for gentle frying at low temperatures (approximately 150°C).
- Do not keep MCT fats warm for too long, heat them too hot, or reheat them (in the microwave) as this could result in a bitter taste.