10 Easy Keto Recipes for the Ketogenic Not-So-Good Cook
If you’ve spent any time over the last few years looking into different diets, there’s a good chance you’ve heard someone talking about the keto diet.
Maybe you even know someone who’s tried it and seen great results — it was the most popular diet of 2018, after all.
The key to sticking to any kind of diet is having a few go-to recipes that you can turn to when you’re feeling hungry or just need something to satisfy your sweet tooth.
If you’re interested in trying the keto diet, here are ten easy keto recipes that you might want to try.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a total kitchen novice. Anyone can nail these recipes!
1. BBQ Beef Brisket
Fatty meats like brisket would be banned on a lot of diets. That’s definitely not the case with keto, though.
A perfectly smoked brisket is the perfect dish to serve for your family dinner or at a backyard barbecue.
There are a lot of complicated brisket recipes out there, but sometimes it’s better to just stick with the classics. For a simple, flavorful beef brisket, combine the following seasoning:
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Cayenne powder
- Chili powder
Rub the seasoning blend on your brisket, pop it in your smoker, and prepare for a delicious meal.
2. Bulletproof Coffee
Every keto dieter needs to have a go-to bulletproof coffee recipe. Bulletproof coffee is just coffee that has some kind of fat added to it.
One of the best and most popular combinations involves a tablespoon each of grass-fed butter and MCT oil or coconut oil. Add those to your morning cup of coffee and mix it in the blender to create a frothy drink.
This rich, creamy coffee will keep you full for hours and won’t give you a sugar crash the way regular creamers will.
3. Avocado Breakfast Bowl
Avocados are a staple for anyone sticking to a keto diet. This recipe takes things up a notch by using the avocado as a vehicle for your other breakfast favorites.
An avocado cut in half makes a great bowl for scrambled eggs and chopped bacon. Top it off with a little cheese if you want and you’ve got a tasty, low-carb breakfast.
You don’t even need to worry about washing a dish after you’ve finished!
4. Cheese Crisps
Regular potato chips aren’t exactly a keto-friendly food. You don’t have to give up your love of crunchy, salty snacks while following this diet, though.
Cheese crips are the perfect keto gluten free snack that will satisfy your cravings without kicking you out of ketosis.
It’s not just a snack either; we like this one because it’s a great example of the many keto appetizer recipes out there as well.
Simply line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then add evenly spaced tablespoons of cheddar cheese to the paper. Sprinkle with your favorite seasonings and bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 7-10 minutes.
5. Bunless Burgers
In lieu of a burger and fries, why not serve your cheese crisps as a side dish along with a bunless burger?
Bunless burgers come with tons of flavor but none of the carbs that you get when you eat a regular burger.
Top your burger cheese and all your favorite toppings and you won’t even notice that there’s no bun holding it together!
6. Meat and Cheese Roll-ups
This simple snack is perfect for when you need something to tide you over until dinner.
In fact, this is probably our favorite keto friendly appetizers you can eat guilt free.
Simply take a few slices of your favorite deli meat (ham, turkey, roast beef, you choose) and roll it up with a few slices of cheese.
If you need a little extra flavor, add some mayonnaise, mustard, or your favorite low-carb veggies like carrots or bell peppers.
7. Salmon Salad
Salmon is a delicious fatty fish that’s rich in vitamin D, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. It’s definitely a superfood and one that everyone should be eating on the regular.
There’s more good news, too — canned salmon is just as nutritious as the fresh stuff, and it’s a lot more affordable. Just be sure to look for wild-caught salmon that isn’t combined with any unhealthy oils or preservatives.
Mix your canned salmon with some mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and dill and you’ve got a delicious salmon salad ready to go. Eat it with some low-carb crackers or as a lettuce wrap.
8. Chocolate Fat Bombs
The name “fat bomb” doesn’t really sound like a good option when you’re on a diet. When you’re following a keto diet, though, there’s definitely room for a fat bomb or two in your meal plan.
To make some easy, tasty chocolate fat bombs, simply combine a quarter cup of coconut oil with two tablespoons of cocoa powder. Add in a tablespoon or so of your favorite calorie-free sweetener (stevia and monk fruit are great options).
Pour the mixture into silicone molds and let them harden in the freezer. Pull one out when a chocolate craving strikes.
9. Berries and Cream
Heavy whipping cream is another keto staple. Use your hand mixer to whip some up and serve it on top of a bowl of mixed berries.
Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are all low in carbohydrates and perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without derailing your diet progress.
You can enjoy fresh berries when they’re in season or stick to frozen ones to save a little extra money.
10. Two-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
If you need another easy dessert recipe, try making some two-ingredient peanut butter cookies.
All you need is peanut butter and some sugar-free syrup. Yep, two ingredients and you’ll have cookies reminiscent of the carb-laden ones your mom used to make!
What’s more, is this makes a perfect keto gluten free snack or after-dinner treat.
Click here to get the full instructions for this recipe.
Want More Easy Keto Recipes?
You’ve now got ten easy keto recipes at your fingertips. Are you ready to conquer this diet and make an important lifestyle change?
What happens when you’ve tried all these recipes? What do you do when you’re ready for something new?
Lucky for you, we have lots of great recipes on our website for you to explore, many of which are keto-friendly.
Start by checking out this article for shredded chicken recipes. Lots of them are perfect for those who are following a keto diet.