Easy Keto Recipes for Beginners
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Starting a keto diet can be daunting. You have to keep up with your macros, and get the right fat/protein/carb balance to maintain ketosis. At the same time, you are still trying to get the hang of all kinds of new ingredients, and learn to substitute out carbohydrates.
So what you need is a list of easy keto recipes to get you started cooking and eating in a whole new way. As you progress, you will try other recipes and new techniques for creating delicious keto foods, but for starters, these easy and delicious, keto fried recipes will do most of the work for you.
Let’s get started!
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Easy 30 minute Keto Chili
Stir Fry ground beef and bell peppers for the perfect keto chili. You can serve this in a bowl with sour cream and shredded cheese and you will have a crowd pleaser.
Freeze individual portions for a quick ready meal when you don’t have time to cook!
Keto Cheese Omelet
When we said easy, we meant it! This is a simple, go to meal for when you really don’t have time to cook, or you are too hungry to think. Just grab some butter, a bunch of eggs, and plenty of melted cheese, and you are good to go. Delicious!
Keto Chicken with Herb Butter
Just make a simple, elegant herb butter, and fry chicken in regular butter. It’s that simple. And so delicious!
As long as you’ve got a few basic ingredients on hand, you can make this great recipe any time, in less than 15 minutes.
Fried Cabbage With Crispy Bacon
The beauty of this dish is the way it mimics a stir fry, but without the carbs. Crunchy bits of bacon raise this dish to a delicacy with its wonderful textures.
You won’t miss the rice, but the butter is not to be missed. It turns cabbage decadent, while staying high fat and low carbs. True to keto form.
Keto Chicken BLT Salad
With bacon, tomatoes, and lettuce, plus plenty of mayonnaise, this salad has all the classic flavors of a BLT without the carbs. Adding chicken fills out the salad and give you something to sink your teeth into.
Easy and fast to prepare, it’s a meal in a bowl that can be a weekly regular in your menu. Make sure to have bacon and chicken on hand in the fridge, and plenty of fresh green lettuce.
Get used to adding a green salad with every meal. It will round things out and keep your diet healthier.
Keto Caprese Omelet
Here is another omelette, with a twist. Fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella raise the bar on this omelette, and it’s still is ready in minutes, with little prep time.
Keto Smoked Salmon
This recipe is listed as an appetizer, but it could also make a meal for one. The intense saltiness of smoked salmon is cut with plenty of cream cheese and sour cream, turning into a creamy treat.
Roll it up in a lettuce leaf and it’s like a bagel, without the bagel. Crunchy lettuce creates the perfect foil. Or serve as an appetizer to another meal.
Keto Baked Salmon With Pesto
Another easy crowd pleaser. Salmon is delicious baked with a rich, flavorful pesto sauce. And this meal requires almost no prep, and a short cooking time.
Make this a standard meal in your house. Steam some veggies or make a batch of cauliflower rice to go alongside this yummy main course. A fresh salad with a delicious dressing will complement the salmon as well.
Keto Tuna Salad With boiled Eggs
All you need to do is boil some eggs, and make this delicious tuna salad, rich with mayo, and crisp with celery. Use lettuce leaves as a base, and them with the tuna.
It’s fast, it’s simple, and it’s really easy. It travels, and refrigerates well, so you can also pack this as a lunch.
The most complicated part of this recipe is the blender. If you don’t have one, just mix the ingredients well, and have your pancakes in butter. You won’t regret this.
Almond flour and cream cheese form the base of the batter, keeping these pancakes low carb, and high in fat. They taste good too.
Try drizzling them with yacon syrup, a low carb, natural sweetener, if you miss the taste of maple syrup on your pancakes. Get used to having plenty of almond flour, eggs, keto sweetener, and full fat dairy like butter, heavy cream, and cream cheese.
These ingredients come up again and again in keto cooking, so you will learn what to have on hand to create delicious keto meals in the flash of a pan.
Low Carb Beef Broccoli
Another quick meal, perhaps the next level up in terms of kitchen know how is sauteing flank steak and broccoli until tender and delicious. Still, as long as you have the ingredients on hand, and about 30 minutes, you can make this keto friendly stir fry for a weeknight, or as part of a festive meal, with cauliflower rice, and soup.
Baked Pesto Chicken
This baked pesto chicken will taste like a gourmet creation, but creating it couldn’t be simpler. All you need are chicken breasts, pesto, and melted cheese.
With only five ingredients, this is really just a matter of assembling them in a pan and letting heat take care of the rest. It’s prepared in a flash, and you can even bake earlier and reheat, with added melted cheese of course.See the full recipe here.