Are you into the keto craze? Or thinking to boost your weight loss with healthy and easy keto recipes? Here’s the list you need.
More and more people choose to follow a Keto diet in their everyday lives. A keto or ketogenic diet is a very low-carb diet, which can help you burn fat more effectively.
Many people have already experienced its many benefits for weight loss, health, and performance, such as less hunger and a steady supply of energy. This may help keep you alert and focused.
The “keto” in a ketogenic diet comes from the fact that it allows the body to produce small fuel molecules called “ketones”. This is an alternative fuel source for the body, used when blood sugar (glucose) is in short supply.
So the basic idea is to get most of your calories from fat and proteins.
This diet is very low-carb, low-sugar, high-fat, and moderate protein.
It might seem like an ambitious resolution trying to follow those guidelines but it can easily be done.
It doesn’t have to cost you a fortune or be time-consuming to cook some easy Keto meals.
Easy Keto recipes
Here are over 30 easy, quick, and delicious recipes to try when you are on a Keto diet. They all include minimal ingredients and cooking/preparing times and the results are mouthwatering, wholesome and appetizing dishes.
1. Keto Zucchini Bread
This Keto zucchini bread is so delicious you will never feel like you are missing out! It is filling and satisfying.
In the flavor department, it is so amazing you will never know that it is also low-carb. Zucchini adds to a fluffy but moist texture of the bread.
It is slightly sweet and just plain delicious. Great with butter or cream cheese and is a wonderful complement to your morning cup of coffee or tea.
It also makes a great snack. Make it with almond or coconut flour for a marvelous nutty flavor.
2. Keto Chicken Salad
Most chicken salads are already low-carb to start with as long as you omit grapes, cranberries or sugars in dressing.
This Keto chicken salad is simple but flavorful thanks to fresh herbs like dill, parsley, and scallions.
Fragrant herbs bring an unbeatable freshness and are a great way to spice up any of your Keto recipes.
The dressing is a mixture of mayo and avocado, but you can substitute for plain greek yogurt for even more health benefits.
3. Shrimp Salad
This easy shrimp, avocado, tomato, and feta salad is so vibrant and beautiful. It looks like a poster for a farmers market basket with the bright kaleidoscope of colors.
Buttery pecans add a wonderful crunch and are high-fat (read very Keto-friendly).
All of the ingredients are rested on the bed of emerald green spinach and have a bounty of nutrients.
Drizzled with oil this salad comes together in under 20 minutes.
4. Garlic-Rosemary Pork Chops
Not only pork chops and butter sauce meant to be together, but they are both a great Keto option. This recipe for garlic-rosemary pork chops is far from ordinary.
Pork chops are juicy and tender, baked in the oven until golden brown and served with aromatic rosemary and fragrant garlic-infused butter sauce.
Butter sauce helps the pork chops caramelize on the outside while keeping them moist on the inside. They will melt in your mouth.
You can substitute butter for ghee if you are lactose intolerant.
5. Keto Jalapeño Poppers
Searching for a fantastic Keto appetizer? Look no further. The recipe for Keto jalapeño poppers is perfect for Sunday football games or gatherings.
Don’t let the ridiculously shortlist of 5 ingredients fool you. Those poppers are bursting with flavors.
Stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon, those little peppers will be devoured in a flash so make sure to make extra.
6. Keto Meatballs
You don’t need to avoid your favorite dishes when following the Keto diet. Just swap up the ingredients for a Keto-friendly alternative.
Like in some of those simple Keto meatballs. Instead of traditional breadcrumbs, combine the meat and herb mixture with a Keto-approved meal like almond.
Serve it with your favorite Keto sauce and never fell like you are missing out on your favorite meals.
7. Citrus Green Smoothie
Smoothies are a perfect on-the-go snack any time of the day.
Blend avocados, cucumbers, spinach, lemon juice, and lemon zest for a refreshing, energy-boosting citrus green smoothie for a productive day.
Using zest and rind of lemons, oranges or grapefruits is the easiest way to get the intense citrus flavors without going overboard on your carbs and to satisfy the citrus taste you have been missing on the Keto diet.
Plus it is loaded with vitamin C that is crucial for our health.
8. Rosemary Keto Bagels
Try this Keto take on a breakfast staple with rosemary Keto bagels.
Baked with almond flour, psyllium husk powder, eggs, and avocado oil, those bagels are delicious and will not knock you out of the ketosis.
Easy to make, you can indulge in those chewy, dense bagels without any guilt.
9. Slow Cooker Keto Mongolian Beef
Come home from work to a house smelling like Mongolian beef and have an effortless dinner on your plate all thanks to the magic of slow cooker.
Layer flank steak with garlic, onions, avocado oil, ginger soy sauce, and sugar substitutes like Sukrin gold and stevia and you are a step away from a delicious slow cooker Keto Mongolian beef.
Turn the crockpot on and walk away. It cooks itself. Serve over plain broccoli or cauliflower rice for a complete meal.
10. Garlic Butter Sheet Pan Salmon
This garlic butter sheet pan salmon recipe will rival a fancy restaurant fare. It might be even better.
Delicious, juicy salmon is baked with butter that is infused with garlic and lemon. It is a powerhouse of flavors.
The lemon cuts the richness of the buttery salmon balancing the flavors and brightening up the taste. Bake salmon together with asparagus on a foil-lined sheet pan then finish under the broiler for the last 2 minutes to create a perfect crust.
The clean up is as easy as throwing away the foil.
11. Avocado Breakfast Cups
Expand your horizons and try those perfect avocado breakfast cups.
Simply slice avocados in half, take the pits out, fill in with an egg and bake for 10-12 minutes. They come out warm, creamy with a beautiful nutty, smoky flavor, and slightly runny yolk.
You can add any toppings to spice up the basics. I love mushrooms, bacon, fresh herbs, spinach, and kale. And, of course, all of those are Keto approved.
12. Chocolate Keto Doughnuts
Craving chocolate for breakfast? Here is a healthy way to do it. The chocolate Keto doughnuts are baked with coconut sugar and glazed with no-sugar chocolate glaze.
They are simply delicious and nutritious. Do not skimp on eggs, the coconut flour will not rise without them.
13. Steak Fajita Roll-Ups
Who knew that Mexican food can be so Keto welcoming. Quick and zesty steak fajita roll-ups are an ultimate example of that.
They are as taunting and appetizing as regular fajitas without carb overload from the tortillas.
Simply wrap flank steak around the veggies, secure with toothpicks, and sizzle on a hot pan with oil. Serve with Taco sauce and garnish with pieces of avocado and cilantro.
14. Low-Carb Beef Stir Fry
Experiment with delicious, Asian inspired, homemade Keto dishes like this low-carb beef stir fry.
Even though the corn starch has a fair amount of carbs it is a must-have ingredient in this dish. It thickens the sauce to the desired consistency and doesn’t let the pieces of flank steak dry out.
Just under 30 minutes you can have an amazing meal in the comfort of your own home. Serve the beef over cauliflower rice for a complete meal.
15. Bulletproof Coffee
Butter and oil in your coffee you ask? It is actually delicious and healthy, and it’s called bulletproof coffee.
It is actually a technique when freshly brewed coffee or espresso is blended with butter, ghee, and MCT or coconut oils to create a turbocharged emulsion.
Make it a bulletproof latte by adding milk.
16. Keto Shrimp And Sausage Skillet
Seafood is a wonderful Keto diet ingredient. It is naturally low-carb and low-calorie but quality protein and nutrient-rich and let’s be honest, is simply irresistible.
Plump, fresh shrimp, and savory sausage combine in one pan for a truly elegant offering. Keto shrimp and sausage skillet recipe is just what the name implies.
17. Oat-Free Porridge
This is an ultimate busy-free breakfast. 5-minute no oatmeal (oat-free porridge) is a hearty, satisfying morning meal that can be done in the microwave or a stovetop.
In order to achieve creamily, oatmeal-like consistency, you need to use a combination of Keto and low-carb ingredients like:
- hemp hearts,
- almond or coconut flour,
- shredded coconut,
- chia seeds,
- and flexed meal.
Drizzle with vanilla extract for an added bright flavor and top with your favorite toppings.
18. Keto Chicken Pizza
Finally a pizza recipe without the carbs! This Keto chicken pizza recipe is tasty and cozy and done all in one pan for easy cleanup.
Shredded chicken mixed with eggs and parmesan cheese serves as a low-carb, delicious crust. Spread it on the pan, top with Keto tomato sauce and cheese and bake.
Just under 30 minutes you will have an amazing meal suited perfectly for chicken lovers.
And since it is all fat and protein a little goes a long way. It is very filling and satisfying.
19. Keto Hearty Green Soup
Who doesn’t love a cozy, soothing green soup? This recipe for Keto hearty green soup is a bounty of nutrients and healthy fats.
Loaded with wholesome broccoli, cauliflower and zucchini, fragrant onions and garlic and aromatic fresh herbs, it is then pureed to creamy perfection in a high-speed blender.
Collagen protein, bone broth, and ghee round up this nutrient0-dense soup.
20. Chocolate Keto Nut Butter Cups
A heaping dollop of peanut butter goes in the middle of a sugar-free chocolate shell for the best chocolatey Keto nut butter cups.
It is a great way to enjoy this divine flavor combination without completely falling off the Keto wagon.
Vanilla and a little bit of sweetener added to peanut butter really intensifies the flavor combination. You can absolutely substitute for other nut butters like almond.
21. Keto Pancakes
There is nothing better than a stack of freshly made pancakes for breakfast. You don’t need to miss out on the favorite morning offering just because you are on Keto plan.
Fiber-rich coconut flour is paired with protein-rich almond flour for the most fluffy, pillow-like Keto pancakes.
Topped with low-sugar berries like blueberry and creamy whipped cream, they are heavenly.
22. Keto Naan Bread
Craving Indian food? Look no further. This Keto naan bread with melted garlic butter is simply fantastic.
Made with coconut flour and psyllium husk powder and topped with fragrant butter infused with garlic, this dish is sure to make your taste buds happy.
Easy to make with minimal ingredients, this recipe is worthy to add to your Keto meals.
23. Keto Blue Cheese Dressing
This Keto blue cheese dressing is luxuriously rich and indulgent. Mayonnaise, sour cream, and crumbled blue cheese make up for the base of this creamy goodness.
Chives add freshness and lemon juice brightens up the dressing by cutting the richness of the blue cheese.
And the best part is this scrumptious dressing is homemade with no added preservatives or ingredients you can’t even pronounce.
It is the best with a crisp wedge salad. It is creamy and savory and simply delicious.
24. Keto Carrot Cake
Who said you can indulge in an occasional cake when you are on a low-carb diet. This Keto carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is superb.
Made with almond flour, carrots, shredded coconut, and walnuts, it has a wonderful texture and really does tastes like a traditional carrot cake.
Cream cheese frosting is rich and creamy and a perfect compliment to the cake. All your friends will be fooled thinking this cake possibly cannot be that tasty and Keto.
You can also make it nut free by using grounded sunflower seeds instead of almond flour and omit the walnuts.
25. Cheeseburger Soup
If you are tired of the same cheeseburger for dinner, you can take the meat patty with cheese in another direction and turn it into the soup.
This cheeseburger soup is crazy easy to make and it is so good you will want to stop calling Keto Diet a diet.
I could eat this soup every day! Bacon, ground beef, cheddar cheese, and aromatic herbs pack a powerful flavor punch.
Soup is hearty, filling, incredibly tasty and smells amazing while cooking. The hardest part will be to wait for the soup to be ready.
26. Keto Ice Cream
Another crowd favorite is Keto ice cream. It is luscious and creamy, made with coconut milk and heavy cream.
Rich and just with a touch of sweetener, it is a perfect dessert on a warm summer day.
Add unsweetened cocoa powder for a decadent chocolate flavor, or vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste to make it snowy white vanilla.
Nuts like pecans and walnuts are also a great addition to this Keto ice cream recipe.
27. Micro Greens Matcha Smoothie
Smoothies are the best on-the-go snacks. Great to take with you and drink in the car on your way to the gym.
This micro greens matcha smoothie is an amazing way to sneak in some needed vitamins and minerals into your Keto Diet.
Since most high-sugar fruits and high-carb vegetables are off the table when on Keto diet, it might get a little tricky to get the needed nutrients.
The micro greens powder is a health bomb loaded with micronutrients.
Matcha powder is a powerful antioxidant and the stunning purple color comes from the frozen blueberries. MCT oil is an energy booster to help you get through your day.
28. Coconut Flour Crepes
These coconut flour crepes are very versatile and make up for an ultimate breakfast splurge.
They can be enjoyed sweet or savory. Fill them up with breakfast sausage and sunny side up egg for a wonderful culinary delight.
Or go a sweet route and stuff them with lemon infused ricotta cheese and fresh berries. No-one can resist this wholesome, filling and satisfying meal.
They are super easy to make and the recipe is definitely worthy of a company.
29. Keto Tacos With Bacon And Guacamole
Another amazing breakfast idea is Keto tacos with bacon and guacamole. Those tacos will give drive-through tacos a run for their money.
Instead of carb-overload flour or corn tortillas, the shell is made of slightly cooked organic eggs. The shells are then filled with uncured organic bacon, homemade guacamole, and salsa.
This meal will sure to satisfy your Mexican cravings.
The sky is the limit for the toppings. Add crunchy shredded lettuce and aromatic cilantro for an unbeatable freshness. Fill the eggshells with ground beef or sausage. Beans are great vegetarian filling as well.
30. Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
Reminiscent about the sugary frozen açaí bowls but can’t have one on Keto? This low carb chocolate smoothie bowl is appetizing and delicious.
It will completely fulfill your refreshing frozen bowl dreams without falling off the Keto wagon.
The smoothie is thick, creamy and chocolatey. It’s also protein-rich thanks to the whey protein powder and just overall good for you.
Blender does all the work so you just enjoy the finished product. Top it with your favorite nuts, berries, and pomegranate arils for a decadent, very pretty and healthy treat.
31. Cinnamon Chocolate Smoothie
Most of the fruit smoothies blast you with high-fructose sugar rash. But not this Keto cinnamon chocolate smoothie. It will power up your day without crash-worthy sugars.
This smoothie is packed with healthy slow-burning fats and filling fiber. It is a nourishing mix of coconut milk, cocoa powder, sweetener, and gut-healthy collagen peptides.
Avocado adds healthy fats while cinnamon gives a touch of warmth to this delicious concoction.
Hopefully, you’ll enjoy a few of these 30+ easy Keto meals. Let me know in the comments below which is your favorite recipe.