Clean keto diets offer an effective solution for weight loss without depriving yourself. With easy-to-make recipes designed specifically to support this goal, the ketogenic diet will keep your goals within reach and help you reach them faster than ever.
Start your day right with a nutritious chia seed pudding made in under 25 minutes with only 2.4 grams of net carbs!
These Jalapeno Fat Bombs combine one of the highest protein meats with an eye-friendly vegetable to make a delicious weeknight dinner option.
Cornbread is a southern classic that’s easy to prepare. However, when cutting carbs you must substitute wheat flour with something else – almond flour makes an excellent alternative that still creates that crunchy texture! Pair this keto-friendly cornbread recipe with butter or sugar-free jam for an irresistibly quick side dish in 30 minutes or less that tastes even better the next day when fresh from the oven!
This gluten and dairy free cornbread is created with simple ingredients found in most kitchens. A one-bowl recipe that makes an impressive presentation at dinner parties or get-togethers, perfect for serving alongside hearty soups, chilis and other hearty fare. Also an ideal candidate for catering services due to being easy and quick to bake ahead.
Make delicious keto-friendly cornbread by mixing all of the dry ingredients in one large bowl and mixing yogurt (or buttermilk), milk, egg and butter in another. Pour this wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until everything is thoroughly mixed before pouring it into a greased baking pan for baking.
Add extra flavor and kick with this cornbread by including diced jalapenos or herbs like chives, rosemary or thyme for an additional punch of flavor!
Almond Flour Tortillas
These easy keto tortillas are soft, flexible and taste just like their real counterpart. Perfect for keto wraps, tacos, burritos and quesadillas with just 1 net carb per tortilla to worry about! Enjoy guilt-free eating with just one net carb per tortilla!
To make this simple low-carb recipe, combine almond flour, psyllium husk powder, baking powder and salt in a food processor and pulse to mix. Next add olive oil and warm water. Pulse again as necessary until all the ingredients have been fully integrated and your dough comes together (Pictures 1-3). If desired, gradually increase or decrease water quantity until reaching desired texture (if preferred smoother texture add incremental amounts ).
Once ready to cook, remove the dough from the refrigerator and place between two sheets of parchment paper. Roll into a circular shape before using a rolling pin or tortilla press to flatten with some oil for extra grip if necessary.
Cook in a lightly-oiled pan over medium heat until small brown spots begin to appear, then cool before enjoying with fillings such as carne asada, shredded chicken, salsa or avocado slices. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for two or three days or frozen for up to three months; when ready to reheat just microwave briefly or cook on the stovetop – this recipe makes an excellent healthy keto recipe!
Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Breasts
Chicken breasts are an easy and reliable staple for any healthy diet, making them the ideal solution when time is short or your schedule is busy. A simple dish like this one becomes even more appealing with the addition of a Parmesan crust to make this delicious dinner even more palatable for children (and adults!) alike! Plus, this recipe comes together quickly making this the ideal solution on hectic weeknights.
Breading this dish uses parmesan cheese instead of flour – an essential element in following the keto diet. While this recipe calls for panko breadcrumbs, they can easily be replaced by regular or gluten-free ones for this three-step breading process that ensures coating adheres well and cooks evenly while tenderizing and tenderizing chicken breasts is also helpful in getting their optimal result!
If you’re following the keto diet, this entree makes an excellent addition. Pair it with low-carb sides like keto mac and cheese or cauliflower rice; roast veggies such as Brussels sprouts and asparagus also work well; just be sure to use a meat thermometer so your chicken breast reaches 165 degrees F at its thickest point for best results.
Breakfast may seem unlikely as part of a keto diet plan, but with careful preparation it can actually fit perfectly into the keto lifestyle. Simply follow these rules for keto egg with bacon to stay satisfied until lunch time or try this tasty Keto Tomato Basil Chia Pudding for flavor but minimal carbs.
Dutch Oven Roasted Chicken
One of the easiest and most comforting keto recipes for weight loss is whole roasted chicken. Not only is it quick and simple to prepare, but this version adds Parmesan cheese for an alternative crust that lowers carbs while also increasing flavor compared to traditional breading methods.
To avoid dry chicken, brining the meat for a day or two prior to cooking (this process can last as long as a week). The added water and salt help the chicken stay moist and juicy during its journey from fridge to table! In addition, resting the cooked meat allows all its juices to redistribute across its entirety for maximum moisture.
Another outstanding feature of this recipe is its efficiency; chicken and vegetables can be cooked together in one pot for ease. That means no time-consuming cleanup afterward! This Dutch oven chicken and vegetable dinner makes an ideal meal whether for weeknight dining or an elegant gathering.
To prepare this dish, place the chicken on the counter for 30 minutes to bring down its temperature before roasting it. Next, season it with salt, herbs and butter (melted or not!) which both enhance its flavor as well as help the skin brown evenly. A large round Dutch oven works best here as it can fit a whole chicken while cooking evenly.
Creamy Ham and Broccoli Soup
Beans are generally not recommended on a keto diet, so this recipe omits them and doubles down on meat to create an irresistibly flavorful and nutritional stew in just 25 minutes using your Instant Pot.
Make this delicious cheesy soup using leftover Easter ham or any deli meat you have in the refrigerator, using cooking fat in a large saucepan to saute onions and carrots until softened, before adding remaining ingredients (except the ham). Allow to simmer until vegetables are tender before using an immersion blender to puree the mixture (or leave chunky for texture) then stir in your reserved ham before garnishing it with cheddar cheese and remaining bits of ham before serving!
If you miss the flavor of Panera Bread’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup while following a keto diet, here’s your solution: This dairy-free version still packs all the same richness and creamy textures of its counterpart! This dish won’t disappoint!
This creamy cauliflower soup is packed with bacon and low in calories – the ideal combination to kickstart any day! Additionally, coconut milk provides healthy fats to help you feel satisfied until lunch time arrives again.
On a keto diet, traditional Chinese takeout is notoriously loaded with unhealthy fats; thus making it unsuitable. Here is an easy and tasty alternative that is low-carb-laden yet ready in less than 20 minutes – an ideal meal solution!
Closet Cooking offers this recipe as an easy way to incorporate more protein and vegetables into your meals, perfect for use all throughout the week in wraps, sandwiches and salads.
This delicious low carb alternative to fried chicken takes mere minutes to prepare, using skinless chicken breasts and homemade pesto sauce for maximum flavor!
This delicious meal makes the perfect option for dinner or a quick lunch, boasting only 4g net carbs per serving and boasting full flavor! Perfectly suitable to pair with low-carb pasta, cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles and delicious toppings such as sauteed broccoli florets or caramelized onions and peppers for extra flair!
Add some oil from the pesto or sundried tomato jar to cream cheese before spreading on chicken for an oozy sauce. Or combine 1 tablespoon of heavy cream with the pesto for a creamy topping!
No matter what stage of the keto diet you’re at or whether or not you are, these delicious recipes will surely delight. Packed with protein and flavor while being low in carbs – you can feel good about eating these even while trying to manage your weight!