Keto-Friendly Recipes

The ketogenic diet has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, and with good reason. Studies have shown that the keto diet can help you lose weight, reduce inflammation, and maintain overall health. But if you’re worried about keeping your diet on track and staying in ketosis, meal planning can be daunting. That’s where keto-friendly recipes come in. 

Keto-friendly recipes provide the perfect balance of protein, carbs, and fats to keep you on track with your keto lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for creative meal ideas, simple snacks, or nutritious dinners, here are some keto-friendly recipes that can help you stay on track.

Breakfast Recipes

  1. Avocado & Egg Toast: This breakfast is not only quick to make, but also full of healthy fats and protein to keep your energy levels up throughout the day. To make, mash one ripe avocado and spread it onto two slices of toasted keto-friendly bread. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Top each slice with one poached egg and enjoy.

  2. Spinach Crustless Quiche: Start off your day with a low-carb crustless quiche. To make this dish, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 10” pie dish with butter or coconut oil. In a medium-sized bowl, crack eight large eggs and scramble with a whisk. In a separate bowl, mix together one cup of shredded cheese, one cup of milk, one teaspoon of salt, and one tablespoon of Italian seasoning. Add one bag of frozen, thawed, and drained spinach to the cheese mixture and combine. Add cheese and spinach mixture to the scrambled eggs and mix. Pour the egg mix into the greased pie dish, spread evenly, and bake for 25 minutes.

  3. Keto Pancakes: Who says you can’t enjoy pancakes while following a keto diet? These pancakes are made with almond flour, flaxseed, and coconut milk to give you an irresistibly fluffy texture and an extra boost of healthy fats and protein. To make, in a medium-sized bowl mix together two cups of almond flour, four tablespoons of ground flaxseed, two teaspoons of baking powder, one teaspoon of cinnamon, and a pinch of sea salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together four eggs, one cup of coconut milk, and two tablespoons of melted coconut oil. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined. Pour about ¼ cup of batter for each pancake into a preheated greased skillet, cook until golden brown, and enjoy with butter, cream cheese, or your favorite keto-friendly topping.

Lunch Recipes

1.Keto Cobb Salad: This classic salad is a great way to get in some fiber-rich veggies while still keeping your diet on track. To make, in a large bowl, mix together three cups of chopped romaine lettuce, one cup of chopped cherry tomatoes, one cup of cooked, diced chicken breast, one-quarter cup of sliced red onion, one-quarter cup of chopped cucumber, one-quarter cup of crumbled feta cheese, one-eighth cup of bacon bits, two hard-boiled eggs, and two tablespoons of olive oil. Feel free to adjust the amounts of each ingredient to your liking. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

  1. BLTA Sandwich: BLTs aren’t just for summertime—you can enjoy them year round, with a few modifications. Try swapping out traditional bread for a keto-friendly wrap or portabello mushroom cap, and spread one side of the wrap with a thin layer of mayonnaise. Top the wrap with one-fourth cup of lettuce, one-fourth cup of chopped tomatoes, two slices of cooked bacon, and one-fourth of an avocado, sliced or mashed. Enjoy your keto-friendly BLTA and stay on track.

  2. Keto Chicken Parmesan: This classic Italian dish will quickly become a family favorite. To make, preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter or grease a 9×13 baking dish. Cut three boneless and skinless chicken breasts in half, and season both sides with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning to taste. In a small bowl, mix together two tablespoons of olive oil, two tablespoons of lemon juice, two cloves of minced garlic, and one teaspoon of dried oregano. Dip each chicken breast in the oil mixture, then place into the prepped dish. Bake for 20 minutes. Coat each chicken breast with low-carb marinara sauce, and top each with one-fourth cup of mozzarella cheese. Bake for an additional 10 minutes until cheese is melted and golden. Enjoy your keto-friendly chicken parmesan.

Snack Recipes

  1. Almond Butter Cheesecake Fat Bombs: These treats make a perfect snack or dessert and are high in fat and protein to keep you full until your next meal. To make them, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together one-half cup of almond butter, one-half cup of cream cheese, two tablespoons of coconut oil, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, and one teaspoon of stevia sweetener. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and freeze for one hour. After frozen, transfer to a container and keep in the fridge.

  2. Keto-Friendly Fruit Crisp: Who says you can’t enjoy a crunchy, sweet dessert while staying on track? To make this fruit crisp, preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 8×8 baking dish with butter or coconut oil. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together two cups of frozen berries, one teaspoon of lemon juice, one teaspoon of stevia, and one tablespoon of tapioca starch or coconut flour. Pour the fruit mixture into the prepped dish and spread out evenly. In a separate bowl, mix together one-half cup of almond flour, one-half cup of rolled oats, one-half cup of chopped nuts, one teaspoon of cinnamon, and three tablespoons of melted butter or coconut oil until combined. Sprinkle the topping over the fruit, bake for 25 minutes, and enjoy.

  3. Keto-Friendly Cashew Energy Bites: These tasty energy bites are high in healthy fats and make the perfect afternoon snack. To make, in a food processor, process one cup of cashews until finely chopped. Add one-half cup of almond flour, one-half cup of coconut flakes, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, one tablespoon of melted coconut oil, two tablespoons of hemp hearts, and a pinch of sea salt. Pulse ingredients until combined. Scoop out one tablespoon amounts of the mixture and roll into balls in your hands. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze for one hour. Transfer to a container and store in the fridge.

Dinner Recipes

  1. Stuffed Bell Peppers: Colorful, tasty and full of nutritious ingredients, these stuffed bell peppers will be a hit with the whole family. To make, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a baking dish with butter or coconut oil. Slice the top off of four large bell peppers, scoop out the seeds and membranes, and rub with olive oil. Place the peppers into the prepped baking dish. In a medium-sized bowl, combine one pound of ground beef, one-fourth cup of chopped onion, and one-fourth cup of diced tomatoes. Season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning to taste. Stuff the peppers with the ground beef mixture and bake for 25 minutes.

  2. Baked Salmon with Garlic Aioli: Start off this protein-packed dinner by preheating oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with butter or coconut oil. Place four eight-ounce salmon fillets into the prepped dish and rub with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 20 minutes. While the salmon is baking, prepare the garlic aioli by whisking together one cup of mayonnaise, four cloves of minced garlic, one teaspoon of lemon juice, and two tablespoons of freshly chopped parsley. Serve the salmon with the garlic aioli and enjoy.

  3. One-Pot Creamy Chicken Bacon Mushroom Skillet: A creamy, comforting skillet dinner that’s high in protein, low in carbs, and easy to make. To make, in a large skillet, cook eight ounces of diced bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove the bacon pieces from the skillet and leave about two tablespoons of bacon fat in the pan. Add two pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for five minutes until lightly browned. Add one diced onion, one cup of diced mushrooms, and one cup of chicken broth to the pan. Cook for five minutes, until the mushrooms are tender. Add four cloves of minced garlic, one teaspoon of Italian seasoning, and one-half cup of heavy cream to the pan. Simmer for five minutes until the cream has thickened. Add the bacon back to the pan and serve.

By following a keto diet, it can be challenging to balance your macros and stay within carb limits. Keto-friendly recipes provide the perfect balance of healthy fats, proteins, and carbohydrates to keep you feeling full and satisfied. The above recipes are just the tip of the iceberg, so get creative