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All good things start with cheese…


A large part of this blog is going to focus on ways to shop bulk and save money.


In our house we have many goals going on at once. One of them is sticking to a budget. It is a challenge. I am not 100% there yet. But, I am working on it.


In an effort to keep up with Keto on a budget, I spend time planning out every meal for the whole family for two week blocks of time. From there, I create a grocery list. I will literally tally mark the # of eggs I need, etc. as I create this list. Keep your eyes peeled for a post on this list making process about mid-month.


In order to be prepared for two solid weeks, I have to shop in bulk. We took the great advice of the internet and have chosen to stop buying pre-shredded cheese. Why?

Block cheese isn’t coated in corn starch for preservation. (read: less carbs!)

It’s more delicious that way.

It is less expensive in large blocks than it is in pre-shredded bags.

It was an excuse to finally get a decent food processor that will shred the cheese for me. 😉


There is cheese in our house. Lots and lots of cheese. If you’re family is anything like mine, you like it shredded, you like it in string cheese form and cream cheese form and cheese chip form and sliced straight off the block too.

So to achieve our new goal of no pre-shredded, I sliced out blocks of cheese. Each 1lb block made about three bags (I used quart size).

I am going to share great products as I find them. This food processor was not one of them. Being the Target-loving, budget-friendly shopper that I am, I took Cartwheel up on this great deal and hated the product. So… goodbye Black and Decker food processor. Hopefully the one on it’s way from Amazon is better. If so, I will share.



Once I shredded, I bagged them evenly. I threw about three bags in the refrigerator because we will probably use all of those this week. The rest found their way into the freezer.


That’s it! Easy cheesy!



Welcome to KetoFam!

Welcome to KetoFam!

I am going to just do a quick intro – then I will dive into all the good stuff as I post. I am going to try to keep my posts short and sweet. I tend to be long winded and would like to avoid that here! 🙂

So, hi! I am Nika.


I’m a mom. A wife. A daughter.

I was an elementary school teacher – that will always be a part of me!

I love coffee… like LOVE it.

I am a small business owner.

I am a photographer.

I’m a Native Arizonan. We just moved across the country to North Carolina and I am in love with it.

I am incredibly social.

I’m terrified of down escalators and swimming pool vacuums (like legit terrified).

I LOVE to cook. I’m terrible at creating my own stuff. Here, if you see a recipe, I will definitely be sharing where I found it. Sometimes I tweak things. But, I do love making masterpieces out of other people’s creative ideas!

I geek out over organizing stuff!

I love to share knowledge with people when I discover something great. Thus why I am here.

I’m excited to be starting this blog. I cannot wait to share ways to implement the keto lifestyle into your busy family schedules!

So, welcome. Come visit often, I plan to post frequently!


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