If you’re on a keto diet, these delicious yet healthy dinners will satisfy all of your cravings without compromising on taste. Additionally, they’re quick and simple to prepare – ideal for busy weeknights.
Here is our collection of delicious low carb and keto recipes! Everything from chicken and cheese-filled tacos, creamy soups and casseroles are sure to delight. We hope that one or more will find their way into your rotation!
Indian-Spiced Chicken with Yogurt Raita
If you’re in search of an Indian dish with a keto friendly flair, look no further. This dish features marinated grilled chicken topped with yogurt sauce and served alongside cucumber-yogurt Raita sauce and cauliflower with seasoning.
This dish is easy to make and delivers an exquisite flavor experience, perfect for those living with diabetes as it contains less carbohydrates than traditional meals.
Chicken marinated in yogurt adds extra tenderness, before it’s cooked on a barbecue grill or chargrill to capture all its flavors and served over basmati rice topped with raita.
Raita is a delicious creamy, cooling condiment popular in India. This dish can range from being simply made up of yogurt with spices to including an array of vegetables, fruits or chickpea fritters (known as boondi).
Rasta comes in both sweet and savory varieties, perfect for pairing with any meal!
Onion raita is one of the simplest side dishes and often served alongside meat- and vegetarian-based biryanis and pulaos, garnished with roasted onions and cilantro for extra flair.
One common North Indian menu option is mixed vegetable raita, often made up of carrots, onions and tomatoes.
Rasta is an aromatic, cooling raita dish commonly served alongside spicy curries and naan bread, often as part of keto diet meals. Low in carbs and full of protein and fiber, it makes an excellent way to add an extra dose of nutrition and fiber into any keto meal plan meal.
This delicious raita is easy to make, and pairs perfectly with any biryani or curry dish. Add extra texture by topping with crunchy boondi for an authentic experience!
There are various variations of onion raita, but all have one thing in common: they utilize plenty of fresh mint. This makes the dish more refreshing, while providing you with an opportunity to add in whatever other ingredients you desire.
This raita is also an excellent choice for diabetics as it contains very little sugar and protein, with its tart tang balancing the sweet and salty tastes of other ingredients.
Cauliflower Fried Rice with Pork Belly
If you love fried rice but are following a keto diet, there is an easy way to make it healthier. Simply switch out part of the rice for cauliflower; it looks and tastes just like regular rice but has far fewer carbs!
Cauliflower makes an excellent substitute for rice due to its lower caloric and sodium intake. You can create delicious cauliflower rice stir fries or use it in recipes that call for regular grains.
Prepare cauliflower rice ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to three to four days – or freeze it and enjoy later!
To create fried cauliflower rice, start by grating fresh cauliflower into small rice-sized granules using either a food processor or blender; alternatively you could also just grate on the medium side of a cheese grater or do it by hand.
Next, set a pan over medium to high heat. Pour some oil or ghee into it before adding cauliflower rice and stirring regularly while it fries for several minutes.
Once the cauliflower is done cooking, remove from the heat. In the same pan, add frozen vegetables and let simmer for 3-5 minutes until softened.
Stir the pork belly and cauliflower rice together in a mixing bowl before stirring in the coconut aminos and seasoning it with salt and white pepper to your liking.
This dish is quick and tasty – ideal for a Keto diet!
It’s also sure to delight everyone in your family, serving this alongside salad or vegetables for an ideal, nutritious meal rich with fiber and vitamins.
This dish can be prepared in less than 30 minutes and enjoyed with your family during a busy night. Additionally, this recipe makes an excellent meal option for those watching their weight or diabetic. Gluten-free options can be added by swapping out soy sauce with tamari instead.
Chicken Caesar Salad with Prosciutto
One of the most enjoyable low-carb dishes you can prepare yourself is chicken Caesar salad, packed with flavor and easy to make.
This version of the classic dish includes chicken breasts, prosciutto and croutons for maximum flavour – along with our light and creamy homemade Caesar salad dressing!
Greek yogurt-based salad dressing offers less fat and more nutrients, making it much healthier for you!
Your croutons should keep for up to one week in an airtight container in the fridge.
Prosciutto is an integral part of this recipe as it adds salty crunch and saltiness to both the salad and dressing. I prefer thicker slices but thinner slices may work as well if that is all you have available.
Serve the dish with some drizzled dressing and extra parmesan cheese as desired to complete this delicious keto dinner that’s simple to prepare and perfect for busy weeknights!
If you’re in search of an easy yet delicious low-carb dinner idea, give this Chicken Caesar Salad with Prosciutto a try – it has all of the flavorful and crunchy components your palate desires, and can be ready in under 30 minutes!
This quick, healthy dinner will have everyone asking for more! Feel free to double the recipe for larger gatherings.
This delicious salad recipe is simple to create and provides an effective way to incorporate more veggies into your diet. The dressing combines lemon juice, garlic, mustard seed, yoghurt, and mayonnaise; and its filling composition includes lettuce, tomato slices, and feta. Enjoy it alongside fresh bread or some grilled meat!
A chicken Caesar salad is an essential staple on any keto diet. Perfect for when you need something quick in an emergency situation, and so adaptable that you can use whatever ingredients are handy to create it in any combination. An ideal keto dinner, this salad can even be prepared ahead and just thrown into the oven when ready.
Tuna carpaccio is an elegant and light dish perfect as an appetizer or side for a meal, often prepared with either spicy or savory dipping sauces.
If you are on a keto diet, this recipe offers an ideal way to incorporate protein-rich meals that also fit within your low-carb plan. Tuna and avocado will keep you full, while the dressing provides some healthy fats to assist your weight loss efforts.
It’s also simple and delicious – perfect for lunch or dinner any day of the week! Plus, you can easily prepare its components ahead of time before assembling it all when ready – making this recipe great for busy people looking for quick yet nutritious meals on-the-go!
Avocado pairs perfectly with tuna for an irresistibly flavorful dish, and its creamy, tart, nutty and crunchy textures combine beautifully in this recipe. Radish flakes add another textural dimension and should definitely be included for even greater depth of flavour and texture. Serve this meal on multigrain bread to round off this experience.
Switch out radishes for cucumber slices for an equally delectable side dish! This option would also be suitable if you suffer from allergies to radishes; but no worries: either way, this recipe still turns out great!
Tuna salad with this twist will leave an unforgettable taste sensation. A combination of canned tuna, fresh dill and mayonnaise is spread onto cucumber sticks for an easy and quick snack that you can enjoy any time during the day.
This alternative mayonnaise uses boiled potatoes instead of oil to cut back on saturated fat and cholesterol content found in store-bought versions. Plus, making your own dressing couldn’t be simpler: combine yogurt, garlic and mint for an amazingly flavorful dish enjoyed by everyone!
Yellowfin tuna has an exceptionally high concentration of Omega-3 fatty acids compared to other fish types, making it a superior source of Omega-3s and protein than some raw seafood options such as sashimi or sushi. If raw tuna doesn’t appeal, marinate it first in lemon or lime juice to prevent any bacteria growth while simultaneously changing both its colour and texture.