Are You On the Keto Diet? Looking For Some Tasty Low Carb Recipes to Add to Your Weekly Meal Plan? These keto friendly dishes make great lunch or dinner options and are easy to prepare! Check them out now!
The ketogenic diet has quickly gained in popularity as it can help curb hunger and speed weight loss in some individuals, as well as helping control blood sugar for those living with type 2 diabetes.
1. Chicken Pesto Pizza
Pesto is an Italian classic consisting of basil, garlic, olive oil, cheese and nuts – it makes an irresistibly flavorful topping for pizza or pasta dishes alike!
Pesto is one of the best things about being on a keto diet – only needing minimal ingredients to make a flavorful and flavorful dish! That makes it perfect for busy individuals on a keto diet who still desire delicious meals!
This Chicken Pesto Pizza Recipe makes an easy low-carb keto dinner or lunch idea with Rotisserie Chicken, Kalamata Olives, Tangy Red Onions and Crumbled Feta for an irresistibly delicious topping for pizza! Enjoy it as part of an easy low-carb keto meal plan for yourself or as an ideal meal option for family!
Pizza is also an effective way to use up leftover chicken quickly for a keto dinner! Rotisserie chicken can be prepared quickly in just minutes or you can grill it before adding it to the pizza!
To prepare this dish, you will require a pizza crust, pesto, mozzarella cheese and shredded chicken. Dough can either be purchased pre-made or created yourself from scratch.
After rolling out your dough, transfer it to a greased baking sheet. Spread pesto across it while leaving an 1-inch border around its perimeter. Finally, bake in an preheated oven until your pizza has golden-brown edges and cheese has completely melted.
Once your pizza has been baked, finish it off by topping it with shredded mozzarella and chicken. Feel free to customize it even further by including other keto-friendly veggies such as red peppers.
Add some Parmesan cheese for extra flavor and texture, along with some toasted pine nuts for a unique pesto flair.
This easy keto dinner will keep you full and satisfied for hours to come – it’s the ideal low-carb dish to enjoy on weeknights or lunchtime! Meal prep this ahead of time for an unforgettable keto feast in no time at all! Try it soon to see for yourself!
2. Chicken Fajitas on Pork Rind Tortillas
Chicken fajitas are an easy and flavorful Mexican classic that are great for keto. As they contain vegetables as well as protein sources, this dish makes an excellent meal option to include into your keto meal plan.
Delicious budget-friendly dinner recipes include these deceptively affordable rice bowls. However, be mindful that they contain high amounts of sodium.
To stay healthy, switch out the tortilla for a healthier, lower-carb alternative or use lettuce leaves as wrappers instead of tortillas to create a delicious low-carb Tex-Mex meal!
Add extra nutrients by topping these delicious chicken fajitas off with salsa, black beans or queso fresco – or enjoy them plain!
This quick and simple sheet pan chicken fajitas recipe includes flavorful, juicy grilled chicken pieces seasoned with spices, along with peppers and onions that everyone will love! A great weeknight meal that everyone will appreciate.
Fajitas are best enjoyed when prepared using fresh ingredients and an authentic seasoning blend, rather than using pre-mixed packets of instant seasoning mixes that contain sugars and fillers that do not match up to what would make for delicious homemade fajitas.
Instead, create your own homemade chicken fajita marinade by mixing garlic powder, chili powder, cumin and cayenne pepper into an aromatic mixture – then marinate your chicken in it for at least 30 minutes (or longer if possible).
Once the chicken has marinated, it’s time to create your fajitas! Preheat a skillet with oil over medium-high heat and add the peppers and onions. Stir to coat in oil while seasoning them with half of your fajita mix; when softened and browned remove from skillet.
Add some zesty lime juice to your chicken fajitas by drizzle drizzling it over, then finish them off by garnishing with cilantro leaves before serving!
These low carb pork rind tortillas offer the flavors of Mexican cuisine without the high levels of carbohydrates found in other dishes. Their crunchiness and subtle smokiness complement other elements in this dish perfectly.
3. Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower rice is an excellent low-carb alternative to traditional white or brown rice and makes an ideal side dish or base for stir fries. Plus, its neutral flavor allows it to be customized by seasoning it with herbs or spices of your choosing!
Cauliflower makes an excellent substitute for regular rice when making casseroles, though if used this way it should be pre-cooked before being added as it could otherwise cause too much liquid in your casserole and make it too watery.
Make cauliflower rice ahead of time and store it in an airtight container or freezer bag in your refrigerator, before heating in either a skillet or microwave at 20 second intervals until warm.
Cook cauliflower rice until it reaches the desired texture – tender yet still slightly firm and with some bite. Overdoing will result in bland results.
For an extra kick when it comes to cauliflower rice, add herbs or seasoning before cooking it – this will not only increase flavor but also give an authentic Asian touch!
Another easy and quick way to prepare cauliflower is grating it on the shredding blade of your food processor. This quick method provides an efficient source of vegetable ‘bulk’ for use in various recipes.
Cheese makes an excellent and healthy topping for cauliflower rice dishes, adding additional flavors such as sour cream or bacon for additional appeal. Plus, it is an effective way to use up leftover shredded cheese from other recipes!
This delicious keto recipe is an ideal way to stay on track with their diet. With only 60-80 Calories per Serving and plenty of texture from grilled meats or Mexican dishes, it provides a tasty option!
If you’re in search of an easy side dish to pair with your chicken dish, this Spanish flavored cauliflower rice could be just what’s needed! Packed full of flavor, this Spanish inspired recipe pairs beautifully with any Mexican or fajita dish and your entire family will surely love it! Plus it’s simple enough even the pickiest eaters will love this tasty treat.
4. Spicy Salmon
Salmon is an ideal way to nourish oneself with omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and potassium while being low in calories and fat content – perfect for those following the keto diet!
Try this delicious yet easy salmon dish for an enjoyable family meal that won’t break the bank! Perfect as a weeknight dinner.
This low-carb recipe is great for any diet, particularly keto. Plus, they can even be frozen for later!
Make this dish with oil, brown sugar (or honey), soy sauce, lime juice and zest, garlic, ginger and sriracha for added spice! Combine all the ingredients in a large resealable bag or bowl before placing your salmon into it – give it at least 15 minutes of marinating time to absorb its flavors fully!
Once the ingredients have been prepared, either bake it in the oven or pan fry it briefly to create an irresistibly delicious keto meal that mimics salmon tacos!
If you enjoy spicy food, this keto recipe should become part of your repertoire. The spicy-soy marinade pairs beautifully with salmon and is easy to create.
Serve this spicy salmon dish with rice for a filling meal that will boost energy and satisfy hunger pangs. Plus, this is also an ideal meal to prep ahead for lunches during the week so you can grab it on your way.
Make yourself a delicious salad of romaine lettuce, cucumbers, green onions and pickled or fresh jalapenos; top it off with avocado for even more healthy fats and fiber content!
This recipe is an amazing and flexible staple, ideal for eating on its own or as part of other meals, like sushi rolls. Additionally, use this base recipe as the foundation for creating your own custom sushi roll by opting out of traditional grains in favor of cauliflower rice or even eliminating all grains altogether for an entirely grain-free sushi roll!