The Ketogenic Cookbook in Costco

By July 11, 2016 April 16th, 2017 cookbook, dairy free, Paleo, Uncategorized, Weight Loss

The Ketogenic Cookbook in Costco!

If you would have told me 10 years ago my life would be what it is now, I would have laughed and said, “don’t tease a girl like that!” The Ketogenic Cookbook has changed all of that. 

10 years ago, my husband Craig was out of work, I worked at a non-profit camp making minimum wage. We could barely make our house payment, we sold our fancy cars, put our adoption on hold due to finances, our date nights were going to the library to rent a free movie and a game of scrabble. I started teaching yoga at a friend’s dance studio whenever it was empty and she wasn’t using it to teach dance lessons. We even put our house up for sale but it was the downturn of the housing market (if you too suffered through the housing market crash watch the movie The Big Short, it was quite eye opening!)

We stopped spending money going out to eat and started cooking at home (which was great for weight loss as well as saving money). I also started writing a book about nutrition as well as writing recipes. Never thinking anything would come of it. All of these hardships formed what I am today.

A few years ago, I was blessed to be-friend Jimmy Moore (of Livin’ La Vida Low Carb) and spoke on his fantastic Low Carb Cruise. After that Jimmy asked me to work on a cookbook with him and I am so grateful to him in my life!

I never knew what was in store for me. The publisher Victory Belt is not just a regular publisher. Their team is so amazing and they put out the most beautiful books! The Ketogenic Cookbook is my first book published with Victory Belt and it is selling so well, COSTCO will now be carrying in all of their stores as well as feature it in their flyer!

I would be so honored if you see it in your local Costco to tag me in a photo of you with it! On facebook or instagram or twitter. Help spread the work of health!

I am grateful for the struggles I have endured. Don’t get me wrong, there are still very difficult days… there are days it seems like the boys are fighting all day, business struggles, not to mention we home school which throws another level of complexity into our life. There’s also the days where someone writes a terribly mean comments on social media, which comes the territory. But I think with the difficult times Craig and I have been through, we choose joy. We choose to be grateful for what we have been given and grateful we have a job that can help put so much joy back into peoples lives. Craig often says when he is making breakfast for the boys and they are fighting and he gets frustrated, he just turns on the radio to listen to the traffic report! Then he is grateful for getting to work from home and teach the boys instead of driving the 60 miles to work like he once had to do.

I want to take the time to say thank you to you, my readers. Without you my life would look very different. Thank you all so much for your love and support!

Make today special! Treat yourself with honor!

The Ketogenic Cookbook in Costco

Maria Emmerich

About Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Anna says:

    Congratulations, this is great news! Thanks for sharing so much. You have helped me and many others so much.

  • angela says:

    Congratulations. I got my book when it first came out. It is well loved with lots of grease stains. I will let anyone I know your awesome book is now very easy to get.

  • Becky Davis says:

    Congratulations! So excited for everything you’ve done and how you’ve helped propel Keto into the mainstream and onto a Costco shelf 🙂

  • Meredith says:

    Maria you deserve this increased exposure to your great, hard work. Congrats! 🙂

  • Elo Awai says:

    Thank you for all you do, for your help and for the knowledge you share!! You are a wonderful person!💕 And have a great family!!💕

  • Jennifer O says:

    I am thrilled with this news! Your hard work and generosity have paid off and nobody deserves it more than you two do. I hope, both for your sake and the health and well-being of the Costco members who buy it, that it sells a million copies. Congratulations!

  • Marthe Biroli says:

    Contrats! I already get your Quick and easy ketogenic cook book in Costco in Canada and love it.

  • Tracey says:

    Yes, congratulations!!! It is a awesome cookbook! My family loves it. I have it on digital and hard copies, so if I’m out I can always get to the list of ingredients. So many great recipes. You have helped me so much and I just wanted to take time to say Thank you!

  • DonnaZ says:

    Isn’t life amazing when we let Jesus be in charge!

  • Kate says:

    I can’t believe how anyone could be mean to you! You do such wonderful work helping people. Shame on anyone making a mean comment on social media or anywhere else.

  • lisalilly says:

    This is great news, I’m so excited for you! I already own all of your books or I’d definitely go buy that at Costco! Thank you for all you do to initialize and support our journeys to wellness–your success is well deserved!

  • Sue says:

    You have changed so many lives including mine. Congratulations you have worked hard for this success enjoy it. I continue to spread the word.

  • Mary Rembert says:

    That is wonderful! Your cookbooks are works of art. I’m not sure if I could have stuck with a keto plan if I didn’t have these recipes to make it fun. I don’t know what I’d do without your zucchini tortillas!

  • Congrats so much to you, Maria! I already have a copy 🙂

  • Robyn says:

    Bought mine today!!! Now to decide what to make first!!! Love all the dairy free options!!! And wow, it’s a beautiful cookbook!!! Congratulations and many more successes to you!!!

  • Leisa says:

    Hi Maria do you know if costco in australia will be selling the cookbook too?

  • Amy M says:

    Praise God for using your gifts and talents to help others in their health journeys! I look forward to seeing how He continues to bless you in the future. I love your cookbook!

  • Connie says:

    How great to get your book there. I hope they sell out fast and have to reorder.
    We don’t have a Costco. Maybe it could spread and come to Sam’s Club also.
    Thanks for all your work.

  • Emily says:

    I will look for it at our Costco in Canada. Maria can I ask you about coffee creamer???
    What is best? We have come a long way we do not use those sweetener creamers any more too sweet, I am now using creamo with Sweet Drops English Toffee flavor. but what would be the best choice. Is artificial any worse than sugar?????

  • Koshie says:

    Congratulations! And happy me — we HAVE a Costco!

  • Laura says:

    I was in my local Costco today and looked for it. It wasn’t there yet :-(. I’m in CA –

  • Darlene says:

    I actually got your book from the library, which I think is a positive thing! Now I know I would like to buy it, also.

  • Taz says:

    Congratulations, you truly deserve this for changing so many people’s lives for the better, including mine. I have this book and together with the Quick and Easy cookbook, they both have a permanent spot on my kitchen counter. Thank you so much for all you do and all the valuable information you share on your blog.

  • Suzie says:

    Found it at my Costco in Ohio on Wednesday! It looks like a great resource – I’m anxious to try some of the recipes.

  • Faith says:

    So,so happy for you Maria! I not only appreciate all of your recipes but your honesty and your humility as well! You and Craig are inspiring and I wish you both the absolute best! Thanks for all the hard work in making such great information available to us!

  • Darlene says:

    I made the Mushroom Ragu and Pork Ragu and loved them! Also the Eggplant Polenta–mine came out much darker than yours and didn’t look as appetizing, but tasted delicious!

  • Erin M. says:

    I saw it at my local Costco (Seattle) and couldn’t believe it! Congratulations! I was so happy to see a ketogenic cookbook on their shelves. There are always plenty of paleo books but this is the first keto one I’ve seen. I hope it sells well!

  • Rosemarie says:

    I have both the Ketogenic Cookbook and the Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking books and use them daily. I couldn’t eat this way without them. Thank you.

  • Rosemarie says:

    I would love to write a review for you.

  • Chris says:

    Need help.bresd recipe not working. 1 inch layer of omelette at bottom of loaf. How do I.correct?

  • Darlene says:

    FYI. I was surprised to see it at my local Wegmans ! (NYS)

  • Susan says:

    I got my copy of your cookbook from Costco last week! Yay! As I’m trading through it, I noticed you explain erythritol in the sweetener section but only show xylitol in the sweetener chart (pp. 38-39.) Do you prefer erythritol to xylitol? If so, why? I’ve been using xylitol for my sweetener and am wondering if I should switch to erythritol. Thanks!

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      I prefer erythritol (like in Swerve). Xylitol has some calories and can have a small blood sugar effect in some people. Thanks! 🙂

  • Susan says:

    Sorry about that typo – I meant to say “reading” not “trading” – spellcheck on a smartphone doesn’t always choose the right word. 🙂 A couple more questions. Do you ever use straight erythritol or is it always in Swerve? Is there a difference in how xylitol and erythritol affect ketosis? Since xylitol can have a small blood sugar effect,would that make it harder to get into ketosis using xylitol? Thanks for all your help!

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Yes. I have charts for all this in my cookbooks. I don’t recommend xylitol. It raises blood sugar a little.

  • Irish says:

    I love the cookbook. I saw it @ Costco & decided to buy it & give keto a try. So far so good. I’m really into the avocado egg cups.
    keto bread, pg 276, you mention a video on making keto bread on your blog. I did a search for it but did not find it. How do I find recipes without scrolling thru 124 blog pages?

  • Darlene says:

    I love making my own sauerkraut, but have an issue with it tasting too salty when made as directed. Do you have any suggestions?