Scroll through your social media feed and it’s only a matter of time before your eye catches an article extolling the virtues of the ketogenic diet. It’s undeniable that the eating plan (keto, for short) has taken the world by storm. Feeling a little lost? It’s essentially a high-fat, low-carb dietary regime that results in a sharp departure from foods many are accustomed to eating (bid farewell to bread and most fruits!). The end goal is to get your body into a natural metabolic state of ketosis – meaning it doesn’t have enough carbs for energy so it burns fat instead. Although this can be a daunting task for some, eschewing carbs doesn’t have to mean saying goodbye to tasty, scrumptious meals. From creamy smoothies and decadent pancakes to mouth-watering breaded chicken cutlets, it’s easier to maintain a keto diet than you might think.
Keto Mint Chip Breakfast Smoothie
It would be easy to confuse this smoothie for a glass of, well, mint chocolate chip ice cream. It’s the perfect – and not to mention simple – option for a quick breakfast or snack on-the-go. Find more keto-friendly snacks that are simple to make.
Keto Breakfast Casserole
Ease into your new keto diet with this simple, scrumptious breakfast gem that is big enough to feed a crowd. We guarantee your guests won’t be able to resist such a colourful, flavour-packed casserole.
The Best Keto Protein Bar Recipe That Totally Beats Store-Bought
Going keto doesn’t have to mean forgoing foods that satisfy your sweet tooth. Loaded with peanuts, peanut butter, eggs and butter, this decadent protein bar is better than anything you’d find in a grocery store. So go ahead and fill up on these keto-friendly proteins and fats. We’ve also got more wholesome recipes packed with healthy fats to keep you full.
Keto Egg Cups
You can’t truly go keto without cracking some eggs – and this delicious and portable recipe is as great a place as any to get started on your new diet. Bonus: it tastes incredible at room temperature, making it the perfect on-the-go snack or lunch.
Keto Cinnamon Bun Muffins
Following a keto diet plan doesn’t mean discarding the comforting flavours (and scents) of cinnamon buns. Indulge in these guilt-free muffins that you can enjoy for breakfast, dessert or a light snack.
Keto Baked Eggs Florentine
Once you’ve gotten more comfortable with prepping keto meals, try upping your brunch game with this decadent baked egg dish that will leave your guests drooling and asking for more.
They don’t call it the most important meal of the day for nothing! Satisfy your breakfast cravings with these keto-friendly nutty flapjacks, made with almond and coconut flours, coconut milk, chopped macadamia nuts and more.
Keto Pizza Snacks
Cheese lovers can rejoice in the fact that they can still indulge in their favourite dairy product, even while strictly adhering to the keto diet. That’s right, there’s no need to miss out on pizza night when you get together with friends thanks to this pie’s cheesy, low-carb crust.
Keto Breaded Chicken Cutlets
We’ll bet you thought you couldn’t enjoy some of your favourite comfort foods while on a keto diet. Think again! These low-carb chicken cutlets will definitely satisfy your craving for fried chicken.
Instant Pot Keto Chili
Whip out your Instant Pot and whip up this hearty, meaty and well-rounded chili with a slow-simmer taste. You’ll be reaching for seconds before you’ve even finished the first bowl. Don’t eat meat? Try one of these vegan keto dinner ideas that are anything but basic.
Instant Pot Keto Mediterranean Chicken
Give your Instant Pot a workout with yet another satisfying keto-friendly recipe you can whip up in just over an hour. Enjoy the rich Mediterranean flavours of olive oil, briny olives and creamy Greek yogurt with this hearty chicken dish. It serves four, so expect plenty of leftovers.
The Keto Kung Pao Chicken Recipe That is Better Than Takeout
Whether you’re a keto follower or not, this scrumptious chicken dish will satisfy protein lovers and healthy veggie seekers alike. For more inspiration, try one of these keto chicken recipes for dinner tonight.
Cauliflower Steaks with Lemon Salsa Verde
Cauliflower is so versatile, and this keto-friendly recipe uses the entire vegetable from floret to core. It’s a warm, hearty dish that boasts a vibrant pop of colour thanks to the preserved lemon salsa verde on top.
Zucchini Noodles With Spinach Pesto is a Yummy Weeknight Dinner
This simple vegan spinach pesto recipe can be paired with traditional noodles or enjoyed with fresh zucchini noodles for a healthy alternative. It’s perfect for those hectic weeknights or one of your first forays into cooking keto-friendly meals.
Keto Mexican Chocolate Cookies
Add a little spice to your life! Cinnamon and cayenne add a hint of heat to these decadent Mexican chocolate cookies that even those not following a keto diet will love.
Keto Almond Shortbread Cookies
In this instant dessert classic, almonds join forces with luscious cream cheese and butter to create the base of these mouth-watering keto-friendly and gluten-free cookies.
These Chocolate Avocado Keto Cookies Are Healthy Enough for Breakfast
A delicious – and healthy! – breakfast cookie that is the ultimate grab-and-go morning meal. These keto-powered treats contain only 3.2 net grams of carbs, along with a secret weapon ingredient: avocado. You can also try one of these creative and tasty ways to eat avocados (that don’t involve toast).