The ketogenic diet (keto diet) is having a bit of a moment right now, and for good reason! It’s an amazing way to lose weight as well as improve energy levels, reduce blood pressure, maintain consistent insulin levels (aka control your blood glucose/sugar) and it’s delicious too.
The basic idea is that you eat a diet high in fat, moderates amount of protein and low carb, forcing your body to use fat for energy instead of glucose. That’s right, fat doesn’t make you fat, if anything fat equals weight loss
I’m not going to go into too much detail here because I know you’re excited for the recipes! But if you want some more general information on the keto diet (like benefits and how it works) then have a look at this blog post from Keto Dash and for even more information have a look at this book called: The Keto Diet: The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet, with More Than 125 Delectable Recipes and 5 Meal Plans to Shed Weight, Heal Your Body, and Regain Confidence
I super wanted to write this post mainly for myself because I plan to move onto a keto way of eating to control my weight and body fat (I’m the sort of person who only has to look at a carb and I put on 10 pounds). I have tried keto before and absolutely loved it, the food you eat is just sooooo good!
Bu as with any diet be sure to seek medical advice from your Doctor to ensure that the diet won’t harm you. One person’s cure is another’s poison after all (okay I made that up and it’s a bit extreme but you get the idea).
KETO MEAL PLANNING
Starting a new way of eating can be super overwhelming and a lot of people find meal plans to be really helpful.
Because I am one of those people, I have made sure to include 14 recipes each for breakfast, lunch and dinner. So this blog post is basically a two-week meal plan! YAY!!!
Just follow a new recipe each day and you’re all set to get healthy, lose weight and enjoy this new way of eating!
EASY KETO RECIPES
14 KETO BREAFAST RECIPES
Okay confession time, there’s actually 16 recipes in the breakfast section because I’ve include two recipes for keto bread (which yessss is a thing!!!). Use the bread as side, snack or make a sandwich, the choice is yours, but think of these as bonus recipes!
Also just so you know, all the photos of food were taken by the bloggers who came up with the recipes. Sadly I did not take these photos or come up with the delicious recipes, I just put them all together in one handy place for you!
[BONUS RECIPE] Easy Paleo Keto Bread Recipe by Wholesome Yum
Anyone starting a low carb diet is bound to be a bit worried about missing out on the delicious carby goodness that bread is. But not anymore with this amazing keto bread recipe from Wholesome Yum.
[BONUS RECIPE] Cloud Bread by Spend With Pennies
Cloud bread is the classic keto bread alternative and it looks super yummy. Plus not only are they low carb they are also low calorie at only 40 calories each! Dieting win with cloud bread from Spend with Pennies!
1) Avocado & Egg Fat Bombs and Deviled Eggs by Keto Diet Blog
This is kind of like two recipes in one! A lush, lighter keto breakfast for anyone who can’t stomach something big for breakie: Avocado & Egg Fat Bombs and Deviled Eggs by Keto Diet Blog
2) Keto Pancakes with Berries and Whipped Cream by Diet Doctor
Pancakes are delicious. No one can argue with that. So what about if I told you that you can still eat pancakes on a keto diet, don’t believe me then check out this Keto Pancakes with Berries and Whipped Cream by Diet Doctor recipe.
3) Keto Grain-free Hemp Heart Porridge by Healthful Pursuit
If you’re a morning porridge person then you will be pleased to know that porridge is still on the menu. Yum! Check out the Keto Grain-free Hemp Heart Porridge by Healthful Pursuit.
4) Low Carb Breakfast Sausage Egg Muffins by Mashup Mom
If you want something you can cook in advance, but that’s still filling, then these sausage egg muffins are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast from Mashup Mom.
5) Avocado Bacon and Eggs by Lil Luna
Literally cooking eggs inside half an avocado. So simple but so delicious. I’ve had this and yes you are going to want to eat this for breakfast every day of your life. Thanks Lil Luna for this amazing Avocado Bacon and Eggs.
6) Ham and Cheese Roll-Ups by Delish
Who needs wraps when you have ham!?! Well that’s what Delish thought and after seeing their recipe I kind of have to agree with them! Thanks to Delish for this awesome recipe!
7) Low-Carb Breakfast Egg Wrap by Forkly
Or if you don’t fancy the idea of ham as a wrap, what about eggs? Sounds good right, then give Forkly’s Low-Carb Breakfast Egg Wrap a go.
8) Keto Morning Hot Pockets by Ketovale
Oh my goodness these look amazing. I keep stumbling onto this recipe on Pinterest and every time I see it my mouth waters. I need to give these Keto Morning Hot Pockets from Ketovale a try!
9) Perfect Keto Breakfast (Bacon and Eggs) by Ketosis with Joey
Yeah okay this one is less of a recipe and more of a reminder that keto breakfasts need be no more complicated than some bacon and eggs. Score.
10) Keto Breakfast Smoothie Recipe by Yummy Inspirations
Smoothie person? No problem I’ve got a keto breakfast smoothie that’s going to be right up your street thanks to Yummy Inspiration’s Keto Breakfast Smoothie Recipe.
11) Keto Oatmeal Overnight Hemp Oats by Yummy Inspirations
Overnight oats is such an amazing breakfast if you’re short on time in the mornings or need to take food on the go. And this post has five overnight oats recipes, oh yasss! Go check out Keto Oatmeal Overnight Hemp Oats by Yummy Inspirations here!
12) Vegan Keto Berry Chia Pudding by Julie’s Lifestyle
Keto vegan food can be quite hard to find, but here is a delicious keto vegan breakfast that will knock your socks off. Try Julie’s Lifestyle’s Vegan Keto Berry Chia Pudding!
13) Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding by A Saucy Kitchen
Okay confession, I don’t really like peanut butter, but it seems like everyone else does so here is a scrummy looking peanut butter keto breakie curtsey of A Saucy Kitchen.
14) Cheesy Sausage Puffs (Keto & Low Carb) by Instrupix
These little bites of yumminess can also double as snacks, but really these Cheesy Sausage Puffs from Instrupix are the most perfect delish keto breakfast.
14 KETO LUNCH RECIPES
My main thing about lunch is it needs to be quick and easy. Whether that means fast to make at the time, or something I can cook in advance and then just grab a serving of when I need. So I’ve tried to make sure all of these keto lunch recipes are just that!
1) Keto Supreme Pizza Rolls by Wicked Stuff
Let’s start with pizza because who doesn’t love pizza!!! Thanks Wicked Stuff for these awesome Keto Supreme Pizza Rolls!
2) Keto Mug Lasagna by Ruled Me
I adore lasagna and I’ve got to say it would be one of the biggest things I would miss going keto. Except that I don’t have to miss it, and there’s even a super quick lunch lasagna mug recipe right here from Ruled Me!
3) Keto Chicken Sandwich Recipe with Toasted Italian Grain-Free Bread by The Keto Summit
Sandwiches are just the perfect lunchtime meal, so of course I’ve included a delish chicken one. If you don’t fancy the bread recipe they use here you could always use one of the bread recipes I shared in the breakfast section. But this chicken sandwich recipe from The Keto Summit looks perfect to me.
4) Crustless Quiche Recipe by Reuse Grow Enjoy
Quiches make the most perfect lunches because you can cook up a big one and that will last you for days, not to mention how yummy they are, particularly this Crustless Quiche Recipe by Reuse Grow Enjoy.
5) Baked Low Carb Turkey Broccoli Taquitos by Mashup Mom
You could easily cook these the night before and then take them as a packed lunch, perfection in the form of Turkey Broccoli Taquitos by Mashup Mom.
6) Easy Broccoli Mushroom Frittata by Mashup Mom
Another recipe from Mashup Mom (because they are all so darn tasty). Frittatas are another great cook-the-night-before-then-take-as-packed-lunch. No more overpriced sandwiches for you just a tasty Broccoli Mushroom Frittata.
7) Low Carb Crack Slaw Egg Roll In A Bowl by Wholesome Yum
This stir fry recipe take less than 20 minutes and its super healthy. What more could you want for lunch than a Low Carb Crack Slaw Egg Roll In A Bowl by Wholesome Yum!
8) Ham & Cheese Quiche Cups by Kidsummers
A take on the classic quiche, but the twist here is that they are individual meal sized portions, perfect for a packed lunch. Check out the Ham & Cheese Quiche Cups by Kidsummers now!
9) Zucchini Pizza Bites With Double Cheese by Low Carb Yum
They’re pizzas made with vegetables, yummy and healthy. What a great lunch from Low Carb Yum.
10) Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust by Living Sweet Moments
Sticking with the pizzas made from vegetable theme, how about this one with cauliflower? I’ve actually made cauliflower pizzas before and they are just as good, if not better, than normal pizza. Thanks Living Sweet Moments for this Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe.
11) Crock Pot Mexican Chicken Soup by Low Carb Yum
Oh my goodness how good does this look? I would probably chuck this in my slow cooker the night before on low and then be eating it for lunch the next day.You definitely need to check out this Crock Pot Mexican Chicken Soup by Low Carb Yum.
12) Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe by Low Carb Yum
Another soup because I swear soups make such an awesome lunch, plus this one is great if you’re wanting a bit more greenery. Another amazing recipe from Low Carb Yum!
13) Low-Carb Curried Riced Cauliflower With Shrimp by Living Sweet Moments
A light shrimp curry for lunch, to keep you going through the afternoon. Perfect for if you’ve got a bit of a carb carving. Get the recipe for Low-Carb Curried Riced Cauliflower With Shrimp by Living Sweet Moments here!
14) 15 Minute Garlic Shrimp Zoodles by Salt & Lavender
Another shrimp dish (well seafood is very good for you) but this time using zoodles, aka low carb noodles made from zucchini. Thanks Salt and Lavender for this 15 Minute Garlic Shrimp Zoodles.
14 KETO DINNER RECIPES
Just like with lunch I only cook quick and easy dinner recipes, ideally that take less than 20 minutes to make, because this blogging life is a busy life! I also like comfort food, I don’t mind a salad but I’m a cold person so 80% of the time I want to be eating something delicious and warming for dins.
1) Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash With Meat Sauce by Reuse Grow Enjoy
One of my favorite dinners ever is spaghetti Bolognese so anything remotely similar I’m obsessed with, thanks Reuse Grow Enjoy for this tasty looking Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash With Meat Sauce.
2) Slow Cooker Kickin’ Chili by Peace, Love and Low Carb
Firstly slow cooker recipes are the best because by the time dinner rolls around your food is already cooked. Secondly it’s chili, yum! Have a look at the Slow Cooker Kickin’ Chili by Peace, Love and Low Carb here.
3) Low Carb Enchilada Chicken Bake by The Weary Chef
I swear enchiladas are just one of the most delicious things on this planet, plus I adore chicken, so this enchilada chicken recipe is perfect from The Weary Chef.
4) Baked Salmon With Creamy Garlic Yoghurt Dill Sauce by Melanie Cooks
Salmon is so good for you, but can get a little boring (there I said it) however salmon will never get boring with this recipe! Check out the Baked Salmon With Creamy Garlic Yoghurt Dill Sauce by Melanie Cooks.
5) Easy Low Carb Beef Stew by Low Carb Yum
Does anything say winter comfort food more than beef stew? This Easy Low Carb Beef Stew by Low Carb Yum is so yummy!
6) Meatball Parm Casserole by Joy Filled Eats
Look at that melted cheese! Like I said earlier anything that be even remotely connected to spaghetti Bolognese is the stuff of my dreams. So I will be trying out this Meatball Parm Casserole by Joy Filled Eats.
7) Keto Lasagna With Meatza Layer by Low Carb Yum
We had a lunch lasagna earlier but now it’s time for a dinner lasagna, because you can never have too much lasagna (except for maybe in this sentence). Go have a look at this Keto Lasagna With Meatza Layer by Low Carb Yum.
8) One Pan Broccoli Casserole by A Modern Homestead
This dinner only has four ingredients in it, talk about easy!!! One Pan Broccoli Casserole I’m coming for you!
9) Buffalo Chicken Casserole by Moore Or Less Cooking
For any cheese and chicken lovers out there, this recipe is definitely for you and you can guarantee I will be trying this Buffalo Chicken Casserole by Moore Or Less Cooking.
10) Low Carb Cauliflower Mac And Cheese Recipe With Keto Cheese Sauce by Wholesome Yum
Mac and cheese is everybody’s favorite, so it’s only fair that we include a keto version for you to enjoy. Check out this Low Carb Cauliflower Mac And Cheese Recipe With Keto Cheese Sauce by Wholesome Yum here!
11) Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry by Savory Tooth
Stir fry’s make a brilliant dinner because they are tasty and so quick and easy. Perfect for if you’ve just got back from a long day and need food now! In fact I think I need this Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry by Savory Tooth now!
12) Low Carb Pressure Cooker Zuppa Toscana by The Fervent Mama
Sometimes you don’t want anything too heavy for dinner, maybe you had a big lunch or maybe you’re just not hugly hungry. In that case this Low Carb Pressure Cooker Zuppa Toscana is perfect.
13) Instant Pot Tikka Masala by Highlights Along The Way
That’s right you don’t even have to give up your favorite curry on the keto diet, made using cauliflower rice this is one of the healthiest curries for you. Have a look a the Instant Pot Tikka Masala by Highlights Along The Way.
14) Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Recipe by Wholesome Yum
Delicious creamy, cheesy chicken for dinner, yes please! And super quick to make too! This Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Recipe by Wholesome Yum is definitely going on my menu!
KETO SNACKS AND KETO DESSERTS
Sometimes you just need something sweet to snack and nibble on. I understand, trust me I do, so check out these sugar free keto puddings and see if they will satisfy.
1) Low Carb Chocolate Cheesecake Bites by My Life Cookbook
These look a lot like fat bombs, in a totally delicious and I’m craving them now kind of way!!! I might have to go and make these Low Carb Chocolate Cheesecake Bites by My Life Cookbook ASAP.
2) Creamy Low-Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge by Tatertots & Jello
Fudge, peanut butter and chocolate all in the same sentence… I can’t see many complaining about these Creamy Low-Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge by Tatertots & Jello.
3) Keto Low Carb Creme Brulee by Wholesome Yum
If you’ve got people coming over for dinner but want to stick to your low carb diet this dessert is perfect. It looks fancy, tastes delicious but is actually super easy to make. Keto Low Carb Creme Brulee by Wholesome Yum for the win!
4) Keto Cookies And Cream Ice Cream by Fat Fueled Mama
The great thing about this recipe is that you don’t need an ice cream maker. I’m not going to lie it’s a little more complicated than some of the other recipes here, but if you’re an ice cream person then this Keto Cookies And Cream Ice Cream will hit the spot!
5) Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Baked In Pressure Cooker by Low Carb Yum
I think we can all agree that cheesecake is one of life’s little pleasures, so what a happy surprise it was when I spotted this recipe and found out you can still have cheesecake when you’re following a keto diet. Check out this Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Baked In Pressure Cooker by Low Carb Yum here!
6) Low Carb Paleo Keto Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe by Wholesome Yum
Ahh the humble mug cake, perfect for if you need something a little sweet like ten minutes ago! Have a look at the Low Carb Paleo Keto Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe by Wholesome Yum!