The keto diet emphasizes eating foods high in protein and low in carbs, without sacrificing flavor or comfort. With these family-friendly keto recipes, you can still enjoy delicious meats and creamy sauces without all those extra carbs.
This recipe takes the classic barbecue staple of corn on the cob and turns it into an easy, nutritious weeknight dinner option. Additionally, it makes an ideal side dish to serve alongside steak or burgers!
Roast Chicken with Green Beans
Protein and vegetables form the cornerstone of healthy keto dinners, especially when they’re dressed with spices, herbs and high-grade oils. This simple roast chicken and green beans recipe demonstrates that keto dinners can be both satisfying and delicious!
This recipe is also an easy and efficient way to feed a group. Simply double the chicken recipe, divide into platters, add rice, tortillas and lettuce for a meal that will please every member of your family!
Alternatively, for an even healthier dish, switch out potatoes for asparagus, brussels sprouts, or zucchini to increase your servings of low-carb veggies. Also consider topping off your dish with chopped peanuts or sesame seeds for extra crunch and flavor!
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and prepare a large rimmed baking sheet, before taking steps to create this keto friendly sheet pan dinner. Remove chicken from the refrigerator, seasoning it with salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme and lemon zest as desired before tossing with 3 tbsp. of olive oil mixture before spreading evenly onto baking sheet and placing back into oven for 20 minutes more until both crispiness of chicken and tenderness of green beans has been reached.
This keto dinner recipe can be put together quickly in just 20 minutes! Make it ahead and enjoy an easy weeknight dinner!
Stuffed Jalapeno Fat Bombs
Keto Diet App has you covered when it comes to delicious keto dinners! Their savory fat bombs provide a tasty and filling keto dinner option, with over 85% of their calories coming from fat alone – helping you hit keto macros without going overboard on carbs! Additionally, these are an easy way to start including more avocado and bacon into your diet!
First, blend together cream cheese and butter in a food processor until creamy. Next, cook bacon using air frying or another method until crisp; use any excess bacon grease as coating for fat bombs. Stir Cheddar cheese and diced jalapeno into creamed mixture; fill each jalapeno half and then wrap with pieces of bacon before placing onto baking sheet for 25 to 35 minutes in oven.
These tasty fat bombs can be made quickly and enjoyed anywhere – at home, parties or events! Perfect to satisfy cravings for crunchy or spicy snacks on-the-go, and great to serve at parties. While suitable for keto dieters, Norton cautions against overeating these high-calorie treats because overdoing it could lead to weight gain if consumed regularly; nevertheless they make for a nice addition to a balanced diet provided they’re eaten sparingly as your body will likely store any excess fat instead of using it for energy; thus reminding us all how essential consuming regular nutritious meals will help us all keep our eating habits under control with regular healthy food choices that feed our bodies rather than depleting its reserves of vitality and energy reserves.
Cauliflower Rice Bowl
No matter where you stand on the keto diet or carb reduction journey, this cauliflower rice bowl with meat and greens makes a nutritious yet flavorful dinner option. The flavorful marinade brings out the best in chicken and vegetables while avocado provides healthy fats for optimal nourishment. All this goodness can be prepared quickly in just one skillet for easy weeknight dinner that the entire family will love!
Make this recipe vegan-friendly by replacing chicken with tofu and choosing a gluten-free soy sauce such as Coconut Aminos that is vegan, paleo and has 70% less sodium than traditional soy sauce. Bulgur wheat is used for this recipe but other whole-grain options like quinoa or millet may be substituted if desired.
Cauliflower rice does not possess much of its own flavor; rather it takes on whatever is added as seasoning, making it a delicious alternative to regular grains for dishes like fried rice and stir fries.
Greek-inspired cauliflower rice bowls topped with feta, olives, veggies and grilled chicken are an impressive yet quick and simple dish to create in just 30 minutes! Additionally, dairy-free options and lower carb options exist if dill is swapped out for parsley in its place.
This quick and easy salad is loaded with fresh ingredients and makes an excellent accompaniment for chicken, fish or pork. Plus it can also be enjoyed alone or added onto other side dishes such as guacamole and sour cream!
This creamy delight offers satisfying comfort without all of the carbs found in traditional potato soup. Enjoy its unique blend of flavors including kale, pumpkin, bacon and cheese for an easy weekday dinner option. Make this ahead and heat up as needed on busy days!
Thai Curry with Tofu
Thai curry flavors pair beautifully with healthy tofu in this quick and easy low-carb dinner recipe, serving it over cauliflower rice for an effortless keto weeknight dinner! Simmered together with coconut milk, tender vegetables, and spices this is also vegan- and vegetarian-friendly so everyone can enjoy it!
Begin by draining and squeezing out any extra liquid from your tofu, before cubing into small pieces and setting aside. Meanwhile, prepare vegetables by slicing bell peppers, carrots, string beans, water chestnuts (if whole) and draining any additional water chestnuts that remain. Put all these aside as well.
Simmer the Onion and Garlic: Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pot over medium-high heat and saute onion and 2 cloves of garlic together for 2-3 minutes, until onions become translucent. Next add curry powder and continue simmering for another minute or two with constant stirring.
Add Coconut Milk and Simmer: Whisk the coconut milk until any lumps have been worked out, then bring the mixture to a simmer. After 10 minutes have passed or when all vegetables have become tender, stir in your chopped vegetables. Cook this dish further if necessary!
Finally, mix in the tofu and continue simmering for one more minute before taking it off of the heat and adding lime juice, brown sugar, and salt as desired. Stir in basil before serving over rice!
Add 350 grams (12 oz) of chicken thighs or breast to this recipe to create a heartier meal. When using chicken, add it along with the curry paste in step two, simmering vegetables and tofu for another 5-10 minutes before taking the pot off of the heat.
This Chicken Pesto Bake is an easy, low-carb dinner that will please the whole family. Perfect for busy weeknights when you need something quick and delicious to feed the table, its simple recipe allows for customization according to personal taste by using favorite veggies and spices – simply customize to make this meal your own!
Make your pesto fresh or store-bought to save time. Add variety with different cheeses – try feta for an authentic Greek taste or fresh mozzarella for more Italian influences – for maximum flavor variation in this dish. Stir-frying vegetables such as zucchini and mushrooms before combining chicken into the same pan can add even more veg-friendly options to this meal, plus finish it off with rustic toppings such as sun-dried tomatoes or olives will give this recipe rustic charm!
This easy dinner requires only one pan and is full of flavor! A great way to use up vegetables from your refrigerator, this dish pairs nicely with either salad or low carb noodles for an authentic Italian dining experience! Impress guests by serving this delectable homemade meal!
As a quick dinner solution on those busy nights, this recipe can even be frozen to have ready when needed. Simply combine pesto and mozzarella in a freezer bag before sealing. To thaw and bake as directed. Enjoy alongside salad or some low carb pasta such as shirataki noodles or spiralized zucchini spirals! Reheating in the microwave provides quick lunch time solutions!