11 Keto Recipes That Are The Opposite Of Diet Deprivation
The ketogenic diet may be one of the most difficult nutrition plans out there to follow, but the high-fat, low-carb diet trend is only growing in popularity. While it’s scientifically proven to help people dealing with epilepsy and going through chemotherapy, many have turned to it as a weight loss aid — and with significant success.
That said, it’s an incredibly challenging dietary shift to make, since 80 percent of your daily food intake needs to be fat-based and only 5 percent or so can come from carbohydrates. So let’s try to make things a little easier. Here are 11 of the best keto recipes out there that’ll make meal prep a breeze and chowing down genuinely enjoyable. Because no matter which diet you’re on, if you feel deprived, something’s gotta give.
Bring on the bacon! This beautiful, keto-friendly, gluten-free frittata is loaded with healthy fats. Fun fact: Mushrooms absorb fat to make the dish both keto and appetizing.
Give this Italian classic a morning makeover that’s keto-friendly by swapping that rice for eggs. And if you want to give your bell peppers more of a Mexican vibe, we recommend adding in some seasoned ground beef in lieu of (or hell, in addition to) the bacon, ham or sausage.
Spice up your daily diet a bit with the help of the low-carb jalapeño pepper! When combined with eggs, bacon and cream cheese, magical things can happen. We’d eat these babies for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Just because you’re on the keto diet doesn’t mean you need to skimp on the comfort food. This low-carb, high-fat soup is full of all the flavor you want and void of all the sugar that usually comes in that Campbell’s can.
Yes, there is such a thing as keto bread, and it’s loaded with bacony, cheesy goodness. This recipe uses almond flour and flaxseed meal to keep the carbs at a minimum and loads up on mozzarella, cream cheese and butter to give you that perfect melt-in-your-mouth effect. Yum.
Calling all zoodle fans! Loaded with all of the zucchini, cheese and olive oil your heart could desire, these tasty cakes are a legit replacement for hash browns. Try them as a side dish at dinnertime — you won’t be disappointed.
Coconut milk is every keto dieter’s BFF when it comes to adding new flavors to savory dishes. And these citrusy chicken breasts will transport you to that tropical vacation you wish you were on right now.
Hosting a summer barbecue and need a keto-friendly option? Give these little guys a try. Of course, they’re wrapped in bacon, because that’s honestly the only right way to go keto.
This summertime treat uses an easy, low-carb vanilla cake base, fresh whipped cream and fresh strawberries to satisfy that sweet tooth in all the best ways. We’re officially drooling over here.
These low-carb bars are a dessert lover’s dream come true. Made with almond flour, Swerve sugar substitute, vanilla extract and all the butter and cream cheese your high-fat keto diet could want, these babies are rich AF and every bit as tasty as the classic cake.
Naturally, the last spot on the list has to go to a cookie recipe since so many keto peeps out there thought they had to give them up entirely. But since this recipe uses almond meal, ghee and monk fruit sweetener for the base, you’re in the clear when it comes to pesky carbs and sugar. Dig in!
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