If you’re following the keto or another low-carb diet, these nutritious recipes will keep you on track with your goals. From hearty soups to summer-squash frittatas and pizza casseroles – everything from hearty soups will keep your diet on track!
Cauliflower has long been a cornerstone of keto diets due to its mild flavor and adaptability. This cauliflower dish makes a delicious side or main course when served alongside meat and cheese!
Roasted Chicken with Green Beans
If you want a delicious yet easy keto dinner option, look no further. Packed with protein and veggies, this simple dinner can be ready in under 20 minutes. Plus, it makes an excellent recipe for meal prepping!
This keto dinner offers a tasty twist on classic picnic fare, making it the ideal meal to serve during busy weeknights. Tender skirt steak topped with creamy mustard caper sauce is sure to surprise tastebuds – plus this low-carb option makes an impressive dinner party appetizer!
Simply combine several ingredients together for this satisfying casserole, which can serve both as an entree or as leftovers for lunch the following day. Sweet potatoes and peppers offer plenty of carb-free fiber while the seasoned chicken and green beans provide ample flavorful crunch.
This skillet dinner makes an excellent option for meal prepping. Not only is its savory, filling taste delicious, but its sauce can be reused to create other keto meals throughout the week!
This comforting soup makes a fantastic cold-weather dinner option, full of hearty ingredients like ham, broccoli florets and full-fat cheddar cheese for an irresistibly filling meal that also checks all the boxes when it comes to healthy keto recipes. Even better is its ease of preparation thanks to store-bought salsa verde and canned cream of chicken soup; make this meal ahead and impress friends and family at parties alike with its impressive results! Make the broth and collect ingredients the day before for maximum efficiency and efficiency!
This delicious pesto chicken recipe makes an easy and quick dinner option that everyone in your family will adore. Simply coat chicken breasts in pesto sauce before popping it in the oven – then enjoy an enjoyable dinner served alongside pasta, quinoa or vegetables like our Chickpea Salad! Or if you prefer something simple but satisfying – use pesto chicken as part of a sandwich – be it plain bread or add bacon for a delicious and filling creation.
This creamy pesto chicken dish is an ideal low-carb option for those on the Keto Diet or South Beach Diet; simply use low-fat mozzarella in its place. If time doesn’t permit making the sauce from scratch, store-bought pesto will work just as well!
Make this delicious chicken dinner on the weekend, then enjoy it all week long! Perfect for busy weeknights with limited cooking time.
Combine oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; use this mixture to coat chicken. Heat your grill on medium high, adding chicken once hot; cook until charred spots appear and it has cooked through, before transferring to a plate for storage.
Saute onion and garlic with paprika until tender. Incorporate remaining pesto, heavy cream, tomatoes and juice from chicken into the sauce before seasoning with salt and pepper as desired before serving.
This delicious meal resembles restaurant fare in terms of texture and taste, making it suitable for anyone following either the Keto Diet or South Beach Diet, or those simply interested in monitoring their blood sugar levels using glycemic index indexing or monitoring their glycemic index (GI). A continuous glucose monitor can help you gain insight into which foods affect your body more directly and determine which may be better choices than others.
Creamy Cauliflower Cauliflower Casserole
If you love creamy comfort foods, this cheesy cauliflower casserole will hit the spot. Perfect when craving cheese but looking for low-carb meals. Delicious family friendly recipe can also serve as vegetarian main courses. Additionally it makes an impressive crowd pleasing meal when serving to keto dieters or those on similar diets!
Cauliflower is an excellent vegetable that pairs perfectly with rich, creamy sauces. In this recipe, cauliflower is served alongside bechamel sauce made of butter, flour and milk – an all-purpose classic white sauce perfect for almost anything imaginable – then it is topped off with cheddar cheese before being baked until bubbly!
This dish requires minimal ingredients and steps for preparation. First, cauliflower must be steamed until fork tender in either the microwave or stove top, before making bechamel sauce by melting two tablespoons of butter and whisking in two tablespoons of flour to create a roux (a thick paste-like substance called “roux”). Gradually add milk while continuing stirring, until mixture reaches desired thickness; season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika as needed before stirring in two cups of shredded cheddar until all has melted away.
Once the bechamel sauce has been prepared, it should be poured over steamed cauliflower and sprinkled with 1 cup of shredded cheddar before being placed into the oven until bubbly and golden-brown in color.
Hot Sauce Cauliflower Salad
This colorful salad is simple to create and delicious to eat! Plus, it’s an effective way to incorporate cauliflower, which can be very filling!
This recipe has been designed to be both gluten-free and vegan-friendly, making it the ideal option for those who follow a plant-based diet. Simply swap out breadcrumbs with gluten-free alternatives, use dairy-free dressing, and store separately from lettuce to prevent sogginess or wilting when stored in the fridge.
Combine shredded carrots, celery, red onion, chickpeas and cauliflower together with this zesty buffalo sauce for an irresistibly flavorful side dish that pairs beautifully with virtually every protein source. Plus, it makes an ideal dish to bring along to potlucks or share among friends!
While your salad is in the oven, prepare a buffalo sauce. Combine hot sauce and olive oil before stirring in an allulose or erythritol-based sugar-free sweetener for a savory and less sweet version of traditional buffalo sauce.
Once the cauliflower is ready, serve it on top of a bed of greens with any extra blue cheese crumbles you might like for garnish and drizzle on some of its dressing for extra flavour.
This keto dinner recipe is the ideal way to showcase your culinary expertise. Sure to impress even your pickiest eaters, make large batches and freeze leftovers for easy lunches and snacks later. With its flavorful seasonings and crunchy cauliflower texture, your family is sure to ask for more.
Avocado Cauliflower Casserole
Keto diets offer numerous health and weight loss benefits; one key element is finding satisfying yet flavorful meals to add variety to your dinner rotation and for quick lunches on-the-go. Here are ten delicious keto recipes designed specifically to do just that!
This creamy, cheesy casserole features nutritious avocado and delicious bacon in an easy cauliflower rice base dish for a weeknight dinner option the whole family will appreciate.
Need something deliciously filling to satisfy your appetite? Try this delicious soup of ham, broccoli and cheese that’s sure to do just that. With its keto-friendly options and full-fat cheddar, this meal won’t leave your tastebuds wanting.
Bring a large pot of water to boil (large enough to accommodate all the cauliflower florets). Place cauliflower florets into boiling water for five minutes. When done, drain and rinse under cold water before pat drying before transferring to a medium bowl where you will mash with a fork until creamy before stirring in lime juice, garlic powder and salt as desired.
Spread the mixture out over a baking pan in an even layer, spreading out as needed until an even coating forms. Bake at 425deg for 18-20 minutes. Garnish as desired with additional grated cheese sprinkled on top for extra flair!
Optavia 5 and 1 meal plans allow for substitutions that include olive oil or unsalted spread in place of butter; plain Greek yogurt offers higher protein counts with reduced fat. You could also serve your meal alongside easy side dishes such as air fryer-roasted broccoli or an easy salad made up of greens, tomato and avocado for optimal nutrition.