Organic Grass-Fed Uncured Beef Hot Dogs
People used to say “hot dog!” when they were excited about something, but that obviously wouldn’t fly today because “organic grass-fed uncured beef hot dogs!” is a real mouthful. Regardless, Gluhaich loves these fully cooked dogs. “Because it’s grass-fed beef, you know you’re getting good meat,” she said. “It’s pure protein and fat.” She also loves pairing this TJ’s naturally-fermented sauerkraut from the refrigerated section, which she noted “is really good for your gut microbiome.”
Korean Style Beef Short Ribs + Organic Riced Cauliflower
Here’s another easy dinner option straight from the TJ’s freezer. “I like these because there’s only 2 grams carbs,” she noted. The soy sauce marinade on the ribs, while tasty, does have wheat in it, which Gluhaich said gives her pause for anyone who’s gluten-sensitive. And she said brown sugar is normally a no no, but it’s buried in the ingredient list (it contains two grams), so she’ll give it a pass. Other than that, it’s great as a meal’s centerpiece. “They have frozen cauliflower rice, so you can make that with sauteed onion and garlic, and then put the beef short ribs over that,” she said. “Or you can make cauliflower mashed potatoes, either of those are great.”
While the Tuna Salad, Egg Salad, and Nicoise Salad all get the thumbs up keto-wise, Gluhaich said that the Cobb Salad is the best lettuce-filled option in the TJ’s refrigerated section, as she likes the six net carbs and 29 grams of fat. While she’s not a fan of the canola oil in the ranch dressing that it comes with, you could always sub in a Primal Kitchen option, or combine olive oil and lemon juice for a quick dressing.