Following a ketogenic diet to lose weight or for health purposes can produce mouthwatering dinner recipes — these delicious keto dinner recipes feature high fat, moderate protein and low-carb content to support weight loss while providing your body with energy for proper functioning.
A classic comfort dish gets an update in this keto chicken parm recipe made with zucchini pasta and reduced carbs, completed with honey-balsamic glaze to balance out its richness – a great weeknight dinner option for two!
Zucchini makes for an excellent low carb and gluten free pasta alternative in this vegetarian ravioli recipe that’s low carb and gluten free, providing a healthy keto meal suitable for kids or adults alike. Add extra vegetables for extra nutrition or swap out the ricotta filling for low fat mozzarella cheese to keep your meal dairy-free!
To create zucchini “ravioli”, use a mandolin slicer or vegetable peeler to thinly cut long and wide strips from squash or zucchini, similar to how an Italian made ravioli would. Any leftover scraps can always be grated for use in zucchini bread or cakes! Alternatively, if you do not own either tool simply slice your zucchini thinly using a sharp knife before placing on a plate for five minutes so the zucchini can release some moisture before placing onto a paper towel to absorb any additional liquids.
At first, combine the ricotta with garlic salt in either a food processor or hand mixer until fully mixed, adding some basil and lemon zest as desired. Spread some sauce at the bottom of a baking dish before layering your zucchini slices over it with the ricotta mixture on top and covering with more sauce before topping off with Parmesan cheese for decoration. Cook the lasagna until bubbly and golden-brown cheese has set.
This dish can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge, providing an easy yet comforting dinner option on busy nights without all of the guilt. Add extra flavor with some black olives or green onions in the ricotta filling for added depth of flavor, or serve this family style to let everyone create their own ravioli bowl!
Turkey Burgers with Roasted Vegetables
Just the taste of juicy, flavorful turkey burger is enough to get us excited for dinner, but adding veggies makes this meal even better! Not only is this recipe easy – most of the work can be completed using your food processor or by simply tossing ingredients together!
Ground turkey makes for an excellent alternative to red meat burgers due to its lower fat content, yet can often become dry when not treated correctly. This recipe addresses this by including plenty of veggies which naturally boost moisture levels; plus mayonnaise acts as a binder and adds even more hydration; for those avoiding gluten, make sure that you use gluten-free mayonnaise!
Roasting vegetables adds both flavor and nutrition, before they’re combined with ground turkey and seasoned to perfection. Aim to use 93% lean ground turkey for optimal burger texture; additionally, take care not to overmix as doing so could result in tough burgers.
These delicious, low carb burgers make the ideal weeknight dinner or barbecue appetizer! Simply prepare on either the stovetop or outdoor grill and pair with your choice of side dishes to customize to your own personal preferences – think low FODMAP vegetable salad with avocado, air fryer seasoned steak fries with homemade low FODMAP ketchup or fresh fruit for the ultimate dining experience!
Carpaccio is an Italian delicacy traditionally made with beef, but now encompasses any fresh protein source. Tuna Carpaccio features high quality saku tuna thinly sliced and dressed with lemony caper vinaigrette for a quick yet flavorful appetizer or salad that takes only 15-20 minutes to create! Additionally, this dish has very few net carbs making it a suitable option for those on keto diet.
Tuna carpaccio requires fresh fish that has been handled carefully; purchasing it at the docks would ensure you see it for yourself and can ensure it was handled with great care. Tuna is very delicate fish and could quickly acquire bacteria if not handled correctly; to prevent this, always use a sharp knife and clean cutting board when preparing this dish.
Use a very sharp knife to slice the tuna into paper-thin slices. If you find this difficult, put it into the freezer for approximately one hour prior to cutting for easier cutting. Additionally, consider using an excellent quality olive oil as this will add great flavor and aroma.
To serve, arrange the tuna on a serving plate and garnish with capers and thinly-sliced red onion. Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil over it for additional flavour before seasoning to your own tastes with salt and cracked pepper to finish it off! Be sure to serve this alongside toasted baguettes!
Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas
No matter if you’re trying the ketogenic diet for weight loss or simply seeking to add more vegetables and protein to your meals, this delicious crock pot chicken fajitas recipe will definitely hit the mark. Packed full of all your favorite Tex-Mex flavors while making life simpler on busy weeknights!
Add slices of bell peppers, chopped onion and marinated chicken to your crock pot with Rotel tomatoes and spices for an easy yet delectable dinner you can serve over flour or corn tortillas or instead swap out for cauliflower-based versions such as steam-in-the-bag cauli rice for a healthier option.
Once your chicken is finished cooking, either cut it into strips or shred it using two forks. Mix back into your crockpot, stirring to incorporate. Spoon out onto tortillas of various kinds for an authentic fajita bowl or taco salad meal!
If you’re in a rush, try these super fast and easy keto fried chicken tenders instead! Covered in an irresistibly flavorful sauce made of panko breadcrumbs and butter, they can be baked until tender yet crispy on the outside – and served alongside your choice of side dishes like roasted vegetables or salad for a complete and nutritious meal!
Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip
Try this quick, healthy buffalo chicken dip made with cottage cheese and Greek yogurt for game day snacks that’s low in calories (117 per serving!). Crumbled blue cheese adds a unique tang to this low-cal dish!
To create this easy dish, combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir thoroughly before transferring the mixture to an oven safe dish and baking. Additionally, it can also be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.
One of the great aspects of this dip is its versatility: you can switch up toppings and sauces for maximum variety. Personally, I enjoy adding some sriracha for some heat balance as well as to balance out its tartiness. Blue cheese may also be substituted with another cheese such as goat cheese, feta or Cojita to provide variety in texture and taste.
Provide this healthy buffalo dip as an appetizer or snack at any party or gathering for maximum impact! For an alternative twist, serve it over some veggie noodles for an easy yet hearty meal that the entire family can enjoy! This Keto-friendly dish won’t fail you.