The keto diet is known for its effectiveness at managing weight and controlling blood sugar. Here are some healthy keto recipes to help maintain a balanced meal plan on this lifestyle plan.
Use up all those greens you’ve been saving with this decadent creamy broccoli cheese soup! Packed full of delicious flavors and fiber-rich, it makes an ideal keto recipe.
This salad makes an excellent lunch or light dinner choice. You can prepare it ahead and store in the refrigerator, adding in your choice of grilled meats and halloumi cheese for an indulgent filling meal – or serve on low carb bread as a quick sandwich/wrap alternative!
This eggplant salad is packed with Middle Eastern flavors and makes an ideal side dish to accompany any of your summer BBQ meals! Quick to make, vegan-friendly, gluten-free and low in carbohydrates – its beautiful combination of flavors and colors make this salad ideal for adding to mezze platters or serving alongside chicken or fish!
This recipe is inspired by a classic Moroccan salad known as Zaalouk, featuring eggplants, tomatoes, garlic and olive oil for maximum savory flavors. Enjoy its smoky and salty tastes to enhance any meal!
This easy roasted eggplant salad recipe is quick and simple, full of vibrant and savory flavors, featuring cumin, paprika and oregano for an authentic taste! Serve this as a side dish or even use it as a dip!
This Mediterranean-inspired eggplant salad features fresh tomatoes, pan-fried or grilled eggplant, arugula, and quinoa in an easy meal that’s naturally low-carb and vegan – perfect for summer dinner or casual lunch gatherings!
Cauliflower is a fantastic ingredient to include in low-carb and keto dishes from appetizers to main courses, and these delicious cauliflower snacks make an easy way to incorporate more vegetables without adding an overwhelming number of additional carbs to your diet. These tots make an easy snack that even kids love munching on! Pair these tasty snacks with homemade sugar-free ketchup or cheese sauce for an added treat!
These delicious cauliflower bites make an easy, healthy appetizer option that will remind you of a restaurant-style appetizer, without all of the additional calories and carbohydrates. They make a fantastic replacement for loaded potato skins or french fries that might otherwise be difficult to consume on a diet plan.
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and combine all of the ingredients for this cauliflower recipe in a large bowl until all pieces of cauliflower are evenly coated with seasonings and spices. Transfer onto a baking sheet, sprinkle with shredded parmesan, and return to oven for another 10-15 minutes or until cauliflower is golden-brown in color and tender to the bite. Enjoy your dish topped with sour cream or Ranch dressing as desired!
Maintaining a keto meal plan may initially become monotonous, but with some clever low-carb tricks you can spice up your meals and keep them feeling exciting and interesting. One great example is garlicky lemon mahi mahi; its versatility allows it to become the centerpiece of multiple flavorful dishes! Plus it makes an easy weeknight dinner that takes less than 30 minutes – ideal after a hard day’s work when cravings hit!
Dark Leafy Greens
Dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale and collards contain more nutritional value than their lettuce counterparts. They offer essential calcium, iron, folate magnesium vitamin A & C along with helping with digestion appetite regulation gut health making them perfect choices for keto weight loss recipes.
Leafy greens make an excellent way to start off a healthy morning or lunch, either alone or as part of a sandwich or wrap. Plus, their addition can reduce starchy carbohydrates and extra calories! Furthermore, sauteed with some garlic and olive oil is equally delectable or chopped up and added into salads!
Spinach is one of the most versatile leafy greens, as its mild flavor is easily found at grocery stores. Use spinach with grilled chicken for an easy salad option, or pair it with avocado and strawberries for an alternative twist on classic salad pairing.
Swiss chard is another dark leafy green with an unforgettable flavor, similar to beet greens but with an earthier, nutty taste that pairs beautifully with proteins such as pork chops or with roasted squash dishes for a satisfying weeknight dinner.
This classic Italian comfort food can now be enjoyed on keto thanks to clever ingredient swaps. Firm globe eggplant slices are coated with gluten and refined flour-free breading before being baked until crisp and golden for added crunchiness in this cheese-packed dish.
When making eggplant parmesan, the preparation process must be handled with great care. First, the eggplant must be salted and allowed to sweat; this step helps eliminate any bitter notes in its flesh. Next, thoroughly dry all slices before breading and baking them.
After cutting an eggplant into slices, sprinkle with salt and let sit for 10 minutes before patting dry with paper towels to pull out excess moisture and prevent your eggplant from absorbing too much oil during its cooking process. This can help ensure an even and delicious outcome!
As soon as the eggplant slices have been coated in flour, oregano, and pepper, begin the breading process. Combine flour, oregano, and pepper in one shallow bowl; beat eggs in another small bowl; and finally combine Panko with 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese in yet another. Working one slice at a time, lightly coat each eggplant slice in flour before dipping it in egg mixture followed by Panko to thoroughly cover them all. Place coated pieces on a baking sheet when finished.
Baked eggplant Parmesan can be stored in the fridge for three to five days when stored tightly sealed; or frozen up to three months in an airtight container.
Avocado may seem out-of-place in a frozen treat, but when combined with zesty lime and sweet coconut they transform into creamy tropical treats. These vegan popsicles make an excellent summertime snack and fit seamlessly into any keto diet plan!
First step of this healthy keto recipe is ensuring the avocados are ripe. They should feel soft to the touch and yield to gentle pressure; if they’re still hard, place in a paper bag with banana or apple to speed up ripening process. When ready, blend with lime juice and shredded coconut. Feel free to add berries or chopped nuts for additional texture or flavor!
Once your popsicle mixture has chilled for at least four hours, pour into popsicle molds with sticks attached and place into the freezer. Enjoy!
Add an extra sweet touch with drizzles of melted chocolate by running a double boiler (bain marie) or using the microwave.
These tasty low-carb recipes can easily be prepared in your own kitchen. For even more keto-friendly dishes, download the Wholesome Yum app on iPhone and Android for full keto meal planning, grocery lists, macro tracker functionality and more!
With its comforting combination of caramelized onions and toasty cheese baked on top, this comforting soup recipe makes an ideal comfort food. Making it keto-friendly by swapping out cream for coconut cream should not be difficult!
To create this delicious dish, onions must be simmered long enough for their desired caramelization – this can take 45 minutes or more. If your onions begin to burn, simply add a splash of wine (which doubles up as deglazer and scraper of any brown bits that collect in your pot) before continuing your cook until they reach an ideal caramelized state.
This soup is usually enjoyed topped with large slices of Gruyere cheese, though you may opt for your preferred variety instead. Additionally, it makes an ideal vegetarian-friendly choice as it does not contain meat or fish products.
Serve this soup either as a main course or appetizer, garnishing each bowl with fresh thyme sprigs or chive fronds to impress guests. It freezes well; just be sure not to add the croutons until just before reheating and serving for maximum enjoyment from even your most skeptical diners! This hearty recipe will impress even your pickiest eaters!