I know you’ve all heard the term keto diet. But what is it really? Well, according to WebMD, the keto, or ketogenic diet, is a low carb diet. This diet means you cut back on sugars and breads consuming less than 50 grams of carbs a day. For those new to this lifestyle, here’s a few healthy keto recipes to get you started.
There are many health reasons to eat a ketogenic diet. It’s been known to help those with epilepsy, diabetes, heart disease, and protect against some forms of cancer. Not to mention the weight loss benefits. After about 3 or 4 days your body runs out of fuel (blood sugar) and you start to burn protein and fat for energy. This is where the term keto or ketosis comes from. As with all nutrition and diets, please check with your doctor before changing your eating habits.
Okay, enough of the doctor type information. Here are some delicious ketogenic or low carb recipes. These recipes are delicious and perfect for anyone who’s looking to follow a low carb or ketogenic diet. They’re packed with so much delicious flavor you won’t realize they’re low carb! Yes, we know there are more than fifty recipes in this round up. We can’t count, but all the more for you to enjoy.
Since breakfast is one of the more important meals of the day let’s start there!
If you’ve never had coddled eggs, then you need try these from Family Around the Table. Her Coddled Eggs with Bacon and Cheddar is an impressive dish for guests or holidays. You can easily customize it with sausage instead of bacon or change out the cheddar for another cheese like pepper jack for a kicked up coddled egg.
This Sausage Keto Breakfast Casserole is a healthy keto recipe that is an easy low carb breakfast with Italian flavors. Food Faith Fitness made this one make-ahead friendly and gluten-free!
If you’re looking for something chocolatey delicious for breakfast, then look no further than this recipe from My Healthy Dessert. Her Delicious Paleo Chocolate Muffins are packed with sweet honey flavor and delicious tahini. Though any other nut butter will work.
Some muffins are sweet and some are savory like these from Paleo Flourish Magazine. Their Bacon Lemon Thyme Breakfast Muffins are moist and delicious for breakfast or a snack.
Korean Egg Roll is a delicious and healthy make ahead breakfast, lunch, or dinner recipe! The Hungry Traveler shared this travel from your kitchen delicious egg recipe.
We don’t know about you, but we love a good bagel! That’s why we’re happy that Raia’s Recipes created this delicious recipe for 3-Ingredient Grain Free Bagels.
If you think potatoes are the only thing you can turn into hash browns then you’re sadly mistaken! These Low Carb Air Fryer Radish Hash Browns from This Old Gal are delicious and a great substitute for potatoes. Cooked radishes have a completely different flavor than their raw counterparts.
Breakfast cookies are a hearty and delicious healthy keto recipe! These Keto Breakfast Cookies from The Foodie Affair are packed with hemp hearts, walnuts, and lots of coconut flavor. Who says cookies aren’t for breakfast?! Of course they are!
Savory Tooth has some great tips for making her Low Carb Biscuits with Almond Flour. Make sure you use blanched almond flour, check the net carbs of your almond flour, and weigh your cheese and it can have a different moisture content and throw off the ratio in these biscuits.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It can make or break your energy level for the day. So, start the day off right with these Make-Ahead Whole30 Breakfast Sandwiches from I Heart Umami.
Starting a dinner off right is also a great idea. These Sesame Sea Salt Low Carb Crackers are a great way to start a dinner or dinner party off right! Top with delicious cheese or a great tapenade for a delicious appetizer or snack.
Ceviche always seems so elegant and international! Served from Scratch whipped up some Shrimp Ceviche Lettuce Wraps from fresh shrimp and fish she found at a local market.
These from Food Done Light are the perfect balance of sweet and tart with delicious herb and spice flair. Bread and Butter Pickles taste delicious by themselves or on your favorite tuna salad.
Since it’s the season for Passover and Easter, we thought these Zucchini Fritters the Lemon Herb Dipping Sauce would be a great addition to any holiday dinner table. Coley Cooks whipped up these light, crispy, and addictive fritters.
If you’re looking for an interesting and different healthy keto recipe than try this one from Buy This Cook That. Her Bacon Wrapped Grilled Cabbage is full of smoky bacon flavor with sweet and delicious cabbage.
Bread is one thing that those new to the keto or low carb diet might crave. Instead of depriving yourself all together, try this Sesame Low Carb Cloud Bread from Healthy World Cuisine. Instead of going the cream of tartar route, they simply used cream cheese, eggs, and baking powder.
Instead of rice in this sushi, Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen used kefir cheese. Her Kefir Cheese Smoked Salmon Wrap is packed with probiotic kefir cheese, smoked salmon, avocado, cucumber, and microgreens just to name a few.
Beauty and the Food whipped up some burger worthy buns! Their Quick Low Carb Buns can be toasted, broiled, and even a great platform for mini, personal pizzas! The recipe makes 2 buns but can easily by doubled or quadrupled.
We are all about the revival of cottage cheese! These Keto Broccoli Cheese Balls contains two kinds of cheese and 2 cups of broccoli. You know it’s packed with flavor by all that green color.
Parmesan combines with cauliflower in these fritters. The Flavours of Kitchen serves up these crispy and cheesy Parmesan Cauliflower Fritters with a garlicky yogurt dip.
These Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits are not only low carb, but gluten free. Divalicious Recipes made these tender, flaky, with a kick of jalapeno flavor. She makes these in a blender for a simple recipe with great flavor.
Look no further for your loaded baked potato fix than this recipe from Personally Paleo! Their Low Carb Loaded Cauliflower Mash is packed with all your favorite loaded potato toppings in a carb friendly cauliflower mash.
Using spaghetti squash as the crust in this quiche, A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures turned an already hearty meal into a low carb hearty meal! From breakfast or brunch to a light dinner, this Spinach and Mushroom Quiche with Spaghetti Squash Crust can be served for any meal except dessert.
Grumpy’s Honeybunch layered chicken, tomato sauce, and cheese in this comfort food casserole. Chicken Parmesan Casserole will satisfy your carb and low carb eaters alike. It’s a healthy keto recipe topped with delicious pork rinds for a smoky, crunchy topping.
Layers of browned chicken, ham, cheese, and rich creamy sauce are baked to perfect. Kalyn’s Kitchen used her niece to help her test this delicious Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Blue Bake. If you don’t eat it all for dinner, she says the leftovers are great!
Paleo Flourish cooked up not just a great steak salad recipe, but a super quick and easy great steak salad. Win win win! Their 15-Minute Tamari Marinated Steak Salad Recipe uses simple ingredients and gluten-free tamari soy sauce.
A classic British dish gets a healthier make over. Delicious Everyday replaced the meat from a traditional shepherds pie with meaty mushrooms. Their Mushroom & Cauliflower Vegan Shepherd’s Pie is a delicious low carb dish the family will love.
Packed with tons of vegetables, this recipe from The Low Carb Diet could be a main dish or a hearty side. Almost a ratatouille, this Parmesan Zucchini & Tomato Gratin is made quick and easy with a mandolin and perfect for summer squash and zucchini.
Who says lettuce wraps are just for Asian flavors? These Grilled Jerk Tofu Lettuce Wraps have amazing Jerk flavors in the sweet, spicy, and delicious grilled tofu.
Cupcakes & Kale Chips topped her grilled steak with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil. Her Caprese Grilled Filet Mignon is summer in a plate. The combination of the perfectly grilled steak topped with vine ripe tomatoes, buttery mozzarella, and balsamic drizzle will have your family asking for more!
If you’re missing a loaded baked potato, then look no further than this recipe from Taste Abounds. Their Loaded Cauliflower Mash Casserole is a complete meal with hearty chicken on top of a delicious mash.
You can prep these Keto Mediterranean Foil Packets on the weekend to pop in the oven for any night of the week. Easy and Delish says this healthy keto recipe is a family friendly meal.
Travel from your kitchen with The Organic Kitchen. Their Argentinian Beef Kabobs with Chimichurri Sauce are grilled to perfection and topped with a herb packed garlic sauce.
Craving some southwest? Try this Crustless Low Carb Taco Pie from Mother Would Know. Instead of a tortilla or other topping, this pie is topped with cheese and baked until golden brown and delicious.
You will drool over these chops from What’s in the Pan?. Creamy Pork Chops are dredged in almond flour before sautéing to help create a creamy and delicious sauce to drizzle over cauliflower rice.
Short ribs can be extremely tough if they’re not cooked correctly. Gluten-Free Palate shared a fall off the bone, Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs recipe. Drizzle them with the tomato balsamic sauce before serving.
We love that this Artichoke Chicken Bake has only five ingredients. FIVE! Half-Scratched says this chicken tastes like it’s topped with artichoke dip and tastes divine! We agree.
Sausage Spinach Pie from Karen’s Kitchen Stories could be a great brunch, lunch, or light dinner. If you omit the sausage, she says, you can serve this as a side dish for dinner, too.
We think stuffed zucchini is hearty and delicious no matter how you serve it. Salt & Lavender made delicious Taco Zucchini Boats that are topped with tomatoes, red onion, avocado, and lots of cheese!
Most people think you can’t have pizza if you’re on a keto or low-carb diet. Well, Wholesome Yum proves those people wrong! Her Fathead Pizza Crust consists of 4 ingredients and is well worth trying. You’ll love it!
Don’t think you have to skip rice on a keto diet! Try this deliciously Easy 10 Minute Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice. Taste Abounds was inspired by A Saucy Kitchen for this lime and cilantro packed side dish.
Skip the pasta and make this Keto Mac and Cheese with Pulled Pork. It’s creamy deliciousness from Low Carb Yum topped with repurposed pulled pork leftovers. It’s topped with pork rinds for a hint of smoke and crunch.
St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, but we’re still loving this Mashed Cauliflower with Kale & Bacon, also known as Low Carb Irish Colcannon. Taste Abounds knows how to serve up some comfort food with this low carb take on an Irish classic.
If you love taco and burrito bowls as much as we do, then have no fear! This Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice from My Food Story is the perfect vessel for your taco meat or carnitas.
Don’t for one second think you can’t have dessert on a keto diet! My Keto Kitchen dispels that myth with these Sugar Free Lemon & Poppy Seed Cupcakes. They’re light and delicious and the perfect end to your low carb meal.
Yes! You can have cookies! Sweet and delicious little bites of coconut like these from Allergy Free Alaska. Their Sugar Free Vanilla Macaroons are packed with coconut flavor and perfectly bite-sized.
Keto cookies are simply delicious. With five ingredients this Keto Sugar Cookie Recipe can be whipped up in no time. This Mom Can Cook adds a little cinnamon to hers, but you could easily sprinkle in other spices, too.
Fat for Weight Loss turned the most American of cookies into a low carb delicious treat. Their Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies are super soft and tame any chocolate chip cookie cravings you may have.
My Keto Kitchen made the ultimate light and fluffy chocolate cupcakes. Their Ultimate Low Carb Cupcake Recipe allows you to treat yourself without sugar, gluten, or grains.
We have to admit, fat bombs just sound…interesting. Low carb bites of heart healthy goodness like these Chocolate Coconut Fat Bombs are easy, make ahead breakfasts, snacks, or quick pick me ups after a workout.
While chocolate chip might be a favorite for some, others might enjoy a peanut butter cookie more! These Keto Peanut Butter Cookies from Savory Tooth are made with almond flour and three other ingredients. They packed with peanut butter flavor.
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