I hate leftovers just as much as you do. And it’s even worse when your kids and family feel that Keto recipes are bland and tasteless. But is it really all that bad? I was certain that it was still possible to prepare tasty, healthy meals and yet still be suitable for those on the Ketogenic diet.
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That’s what I set out to discover last month. And I’m delighted to be able to bring you these 10 Keto dinner recipes that are not only just healthy, Keto-friendly, but they’re also absolutely tasty. You’ll be certain everyone in the house will polish every plate there is on the table!
If you’re new to the Keto diet, and are unsure what it means. I’d suggest you to head over to Keto 101 to learn more about what the diet entails, and what benefits you can reap from it. In short, anyone on a Keto diet would want to consume meals that are high-fat, high-protein, and low-carbs. This is a popular diet option to lose weight quickly without sacrificing access to tasty foods.
You definitely want to pay attention this list as some of these recipes are curated such that you can even prepare them with just one crockpot!
Slow Cooker Greek-Style Green Beans and Chicken Thighs
The first one pot wonder recipe on the list. And it’s an intriguing one because it utilises green bean in a new light that I’ve never tried. Because the chicken and greens are basted in each others’ juices in the same pot. The outcome is a tasty, glistening dish that would make anyone salivate at the sight of it.
The colours are amazing and would turn any child’s heads. This is one easy way to convince your kids (who’re afraid of greens) to give it a shot. Oh, and the chicken is something to die for. The meat is tender and simply tears away from the bone at the slightest pull.
- Calories: 385
- Total Carbs: 17.7g
- Net Carbs: 4.9g
- Fats: 24.9g
- Protein 25.1g
Slow Cooker Low-Carb Chicken Taco Soup
Wait what? A chicken taco soup? I had the same reaction when I first discovered this recipe last month. I was apprehensive at how it’ll turn out because it sounds like a very rich, fatty soup (and also a little confused of its identity: is it a soup or a taco?)
But I can say I’m pleasantly surprised by the recipe. It’s certainly rich. It’s not as fatty as you’d expect. In fact, the freshly diced tomatoes, chillis, and herbs make the dish a lot more fresher than it sounds. In fact, the recipe is really easy to prepare as it utilises a southwestern seasoning from Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle. What you get is a meal with zero net Carbs.
Low-Carb Tuna Casserole (Keto Seafood Casserole)
I admit I was stunned by how well it looked on the plate in the recipe and that just made me want to try this recipe! All I can tell you is that the taste is even better.
This means you gotta give this recipe a try. What’s even more attractive is that it’s a really affordable family recipe, and one that every member of the household will come to love. Even if your family is not on the ketogenic diet, they’ll also come to enjoy this wonderful recipe.
- Calories: 332
- Total Carbs: 4.8g
- Net Carbs: 0.8g
- Fats: 25.5g
- Protein: 20.8g
One Pan Salmon and Asparagus
You’ve got one pot wonder/ crockpot recipes, what about a one pan recipe? This is the one for you.
No one can resist the compelling combination of lemon, garlic, and herb butter with salmon. Perhaps you’ll find someone who doesn’t like salmon but that’s no issue because the protein in this recipe can be easily changed. Use chicken, why not? It’ll taste just as delicious.
You’ll get all the nutrition you need. Salmon also provides you with the necessary antioxidants and good unsaturated fats (Omega-3) that will be good for you and your kids.
Keto Mac and cheese with Pulled Pork
This is one flexible recipe. You can choose to either use a crockpot to slow cook the pulled pork, or to utilise the skillet or iron pan. Needless to say, this is another one pot/ one pan recipe.
This recipe jazzes up the traditional mac and cheese by adding a delicious, sautéd pulled pork. What this results is a very creamy, sinful (yet it isn’t) dish that will be well-loved by your family.
- Calories: 221
- Total Carbs: 8g
- Net Carbs: 4g
- Fats: 15g
- Protein: 14g
Spicy Grilled Shrimps
A summer fan favourite. One week, I almost had this on every other night because of how easy it is to prepare and how delicious it is. You only need 5 ingredients and a grill and you’re done. Even if you don’t wish to use a grill, the presence of olive oil allows you to easily sauté them in a skillet.
Note down this refreshing, spicy recipe in your recipe book and keep it for life. It never gets old and boring.
- Calories: 233
- Fats: 15g
- Protein: 23g
Honey Mustard Pork Chops
I love pork chops. Do you?
Do I really need to say anything anymore?
- Calories: 693
- Total Carbs: 15g
- Net Carbs: 2g
- Fats: 53g
- Protein: 37g
15-Min Lemon Garlic Butter Steak with Zucchini Noodles
Let me guess your first thought would be: no way. I didn’t believe it too until I tried it for myself. How did anyone actually figure out that it was possible to plate such a beautiful dish in just 15 minutes? This gives me some inspiration to try out more 15-minute recipes next time.
Hold off a little on the sodium to flavour your noodles. You can always opt to baste your noodles in the juices from the steak.
Keto Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Sauce
Somehow my recipes are just getting more and more sinful. This is certainly much more than the previous one. But what I like about this recipe is that you can cook it with the pan, and then serve it on the pan. This not only makes it easier to wash up or clean down the kitchen, but you don’t have to sacrifice taste while at it.
- Calories: 558
- Total Carbs: 8g
- Net Carbs: 7g
- Fats: 41g
- Protein: 41g
Keto Fathead Pizza – BBQ Pulled Pork
How could I possibly miss pizzas?! I never realised just how much tasty recipes are out there that I forgot one of the easiest meals to prepare for dinners is simply the good-old pizza.
Another pulled pork option here except this is less creamy, less rich but certainly on par with its taste. But what exactly is a fathead pizza? It’s a recipe that utilises almond flour and mozzarella in place of regular pizza dough (to avoid gluten). This means this pizza is a wonderful alternative for keto diets!
If you want me to try out your recipes, simply submit your recipes through the contact form on this blog and I’d love to give it a shot and opinions on it!
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