On the keto diet? Check out these fun ways to enjoy some keto-friendly deli meat and cheese. Thank you to McKenzie All Natural Artisan Deli for sponsoring this post. All views are my own.
Are you trying to eat cleaner this year? Maybe you are on the keto diet? I know our family is trying to eat healthier, but I am the only keto-er here! As a parent, it is my job to make sure my kiddos get the most nutritional bang for their buck.
While I totally still let my kids have occasional treats I have started checking labels more so lately. The past 3 months have really opened my eyes to the harmful junk some brands load into our food.
Would you believe that 2 weeks ago I found cartilage and actual chicken bones in a “cheaper” brand of deli meat? Before I totally swore off the deli completely, I did my research.
I also learned the hard way that paying less does not produce better results. I quickly came to realize that when it comes to deli meats and cheeses I rather pay more for a quality product.
That is why I now will be buying premium deli meats from brands like McKenzie Natural Artisan Deli which is now available at Shaw’s.
I love that my daughter also shares the same name as this company (she spells it differently though), and their vast assortment of foods.
Why you should choose McKenzie Natural Artisan Deli
Available in Ham, Turkey, Chicken, Roast Beef, and a variety of hormone-free cheeses.
Products are gluten-free, raised without hormones (chicken, turkey, pork, and beef)
Sourced from independent farms
Made with no growth hormones
McKenzie Deli also believes in animal welfare and sustainability since 1907.
Find McKenzie Deli products near you with their store locator tool.
Since Shaw’s is one of my FAVORITE grocery stores I am actually very happy to have the option of such a quality brand at my fingertips.
Yes, McKenzie Natural Artisan Deli is slightly higher cost wise, but the product quality is superb! I recently bought a pound each of their Turkey Breast, Black Angus Roast Beef, and Ham off the Bone. My kids love sandwiches so these 3 lbs of meat would go FAST!
Looking for keto snacks?
These low-carb deli meat lunches or snacks are so easy to prepare too which is a total win in my book.
I can even prep them the night before, put them in an airtight container and have lunch ready for my husband on the go. Sometimes even before the gym, we need a little protein fuel so a roll-up or two is ideal!
Let’s explore these 4 Delicious Keto Friendly Ways to Enjoy Deli Meat
Antipasto Salad– I love this method because I typically already have fresh produce like cucumbers, romaine, and tomato on hand. There are so many combinations you can come up with making this a fun meal idea that can easily be prepped ahead of time.
Meat & Cheese Roll Ups
Meat & Cheese Roll Ups- Ever since I worked in a deli 11 years ago, this will forever be my favorite ways to enjoy deli meat & cheese. It is so simple and easy to do! Simply take a slice of deli meat. Add one slice of cheese, and roll it up. These also make perfect additions to any deli meat & cheese tray! This is perfect for those on the Keto diet!
Keto Bunless Romaine Sandwiches
Simply grab two pre-washed romaine leaves, cut them midway and make two “buns”.
Add your deli meats and cheeses to the center and enjoy!
Keto Cucumber Roll Ups
These are so fun and easy! They remind me of sushi and make lunchtime fun.
Carefully slice a cucumber thinly (lengthwise) You want the flesh to be pliable. Add a small piece of rolled up deli meat to the center, along with some cheese. Enjoy!
As you can see there are several Delicious Keto Friendly ays to Enjoy Deli Meat. Each of these serving suggestions would be made extra perfect with McKenzie Natural Artisan Deli meats & cheeses. You can find these premium products at your local Shaw’s Supermarket.
robin rue says
Not that I ever need convincing when it comes to eating deli meat, because YUM, but I love your ways and can’t wait to try them!
Lunch meat is tricky. When it’s good it’s great, and when it’s bad, it’s abysmal. I’ll have to check this brand out. LOVE Shaw’s.
These all look delicious! For the Super Bowl I have been trying to find different recipes some that a low-carb and some that are regular. This is a great idea for the low carb side of the food!
Melissa Chapman says
I have to tell everyone I know and who reads my blog about Shaws and the great deli meats. I loved all your ideas to avoid the carbs and make a healthy way to eat those very nice looking meats.
I couldn’t imagine finding cartilage and bones in my deli meat. How horrifying. These all look delicious.
When it comes to deli meat, you definitely need quality. Your combos look yummy.
I love enjoying my deli meats in a salad or just wrapped up with a litle bit of cheese. These are some yummy ideas!
Everything here looks delicious! One of my favorite flavor combos is sweet & savory so definitely going to have to check this out!
Nancy at Whispered Inspirations says
All of this looks really delicious. I am going to have to give some of these a try. I think these would be great ideas for school lunches.
I would totally flip out of I found bone or cartlidge in my deli meats! Sheesh. That’s super yucky! I love these low carb ideas though, I am going to have to try them out.
Lisa Favre says
Yup, officially craving deli meat now… especially since it’s so close to dinner time. Your ideas seem totally delicious but can we also take a second to discuss how beautiful your photography is?!
Thank you so much!!
We made cucumber roll-ups at my cousin’s baby shower and they were a huge hit! So many gluten-free mamas loved it! So many good ideas you have here–totally pinning this!
Dawn Lopez says
I love all of your idea for low carb deli meat options for meals. I think the cucumber roll-ups are so cute! I thought of sushi also when I saw them.
Tomi C says
I agree I’d rather pay for quality than save a few cents. You can totally taste the difference when you use quality ingredients also. I love how you paired fresh ingredients with the deli meat to produce some tasty dishes.
Ann Bacciaglia says
I love Cobb Salad with ham and chicken. A great way to incorporate a healthy salad and veggies and some tasty deli meat.
Lisa B says
These look like great recipes to add to my list. I have been trying to eat healthier this year. I will have to look for McKenzie Deli products.
Vanessa Delia says
These are some great ideas for using deli meat! I stopped buying deli meat a while back but this has inspired me to use it again.
I’m not practicing low-carb but everything looks delicious! These are great healthy options.
This salad looks so appealing. I have been trying to eat healthier. It can be so hard. The deli meat is something I want to try this coming week.
GiGi Eats says
Won’t lie to ya, I definitely love me some deli meat. It’s just so quick and easy!!! I like to just roll up a slice and shove it in my mouth – no recipes necessary for me, haha!
Nadalie Bardowell says
This salad looks phenomenal! The colours make it look so appealing and tasty! A friend of mine was recommending we go out and try McKenzie’s for lunch, she was raving about it. I love cheese and meat boards and wouldn’t mind serving this at my next family get-together.
Yona Williams says
Hold up…chicken bones and cartilage in deli chicken…that’s gross. But anyways, I love the combination of deli meat and cheese on top of a salad. I also eat cheese, apple and ham together often as a midday snack.
Alysia Bear says
Wow, your pictures are gorgeous! What do you shoot with? I love the brightness and clarity in your photos.
We don’t have a Shaw’s around here but I have a Zhers, which looks to be similar.
Those cucumber roll ups are SUCH a good idea! They would be awesome in kids lunches too. I’m going to have to try them out and see what our jury of 5 litle ones thinks :P
Hi! I used a Nikon D7200 with a 35mm lens at the moment in daylight.
Ali Rost says
These premium deli meats check all of the boxes I’d look for. Especially made from animals that haven’t been fed growth hormones. Also, love the quick and easy meal and snacking ideas. The Antipasto Salad would be great for lunch. Cheddar, ham and apple slices so yummy as an afternoon snack. x
Aileen Adalid says
I’m trying to do a low-carb diet this year so this post comes in handy for sure! I especially love the salad ideas as I need to stock up more on greens too. Thanks for this!
Katherine Accettura says
Wow! You are SO creative and i could definitely tell your children probably inspired some of these ideas! So fun! My faves in this post are that gorgeous big salad and the roll ups where you used the flower picks to spruce them up.
Thank you Katherine! My kids inspired the cucumber roll-ups and the apples & cheese : )
Gemille Sleweon says
Glad you’re selecting more healthier options. I went plant based last May after being diagnosed with PCOS and seeing how harmful a lof of the food we eat are to our bodies. I always encourage people to read the labels. My rule: If you can’t pronounce or identify it, you probably shouldn’t be eating it lol
Everything looks yum! I’m trying to eat cleaner, have always had but would always slip once in a while…Love your photos too, so appetizing!
unfortunately the McKenzie store locator tool is “coming soon”
I just noticed this too! I am sorry! I live in Mass and can find this at Shaw’s supermarkets.
I would call the deli at your local store to see if they carry it. Sorry about that!