Think that staying in ketosis with healthy meals is difficult? Think again. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the best easy keto recipes that you can enjoy over and over.
Let’s face it: When life happens, it’s nearly impossible to prepare an elaborate keto-friendly meal. That’s why some individuals end up with fast food options that most likely contain hidden carbs and artificial ingredients.
The good news is, there are easy keto meals that can be made in half an hour – even less! Bookmark this recipe ideas list so you’ll always come back to it whenever you need a convenient yet super delicious menu.
1. Avocado Tuna Salad
Avocados are high in quality fats, plus they’re a great source of vitamins A, C, E, and potassium 1. For this recipe, we’re combining avocado with canned tuna, lemon, salt and pepper, onions, and parsley. Now you have a fresh and filling salad!
2. Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps
Here’s a lovely keto dinner that needs just 30 minutes of prep time. This one is a game-changer if you need to boost your protein intake for those bodybuilding and weight loss goals. One serving of these lettuce wraps will give you 53.8g of protein.
3. Keto Egg Drop Soup
We recommend this quick keto dinner if you want something creamy and spicy to warm you up on cold nights. This one uses two medium-sized eggs. But if you want more substance, feel free to add one or two more. Enjoy!
4. Keto Cobb Salad
Looking for a low-carb cobb salad that’s brimming with fat? Try our version made with rotisserie chicken, grape tomatoes, and bacon – to name a few. There are a lot of ways to tweak this recipe, but the flavors in this classic version make it already perfect.
5. Spicy Beef Ramen
Ground beef is so versatile, you can use it to create various delicious keto meals. Like this beef ramen recipe, for example. If you’ve got 30 minutes to spare, try this dish to boost your protein content. Just make sure to pick miracle angel hair “Shirataki” noodles to keep it low-carb!
6. Keto Cucumber Salad
What are some easy keto recipes for beginners? Give this fresh cucumber salad a shot, especially on warmer days. This recipe can be enjoyed on its own or as a classic side dish to pork chops or chicken casseroles.
7. Keto Yogurt
Let’s face it: Typical yogurts are loaded with carbs and sugar which sabotage your keto diet efforts. This yogurt recipe is the answer to your dilemma – in case you have a hard time letting go of yogurt. Top it with your favorite berries!
8. Keto Egg Salad
You could be asking yourself, “How can I make my keto easier?” Well the answer to that is – use a versatile keto staple, such as eggs, and turn them into this delicious 22-minute salad. Study shows that eggs contain a variety of essential vitamins, minerals, and trace elements 2.
9. Keto Chicken Nuggets
Ditch the carby chicken nuggets that contain chemical preservatives. Replace them with this healthy low-carb version made with almond flour, olive oil, and onion powder. The best part? These nuggets need only 18 minutes of prep time.
10. Keto Strawberry Smoothie
What can you do with 5 minutes in the morning? Prepare a keto-friendly strawberry smoothie. It’s one of the easiest options you can have when you lack time. Also, you can enjoy it as a pre- or post-workout supplement since it has collagen.
11. Green Turkey Salad
This green turkey salad may fall on your list of quick and easy keto dinner recipes, but it’s definitely worth serving to special guests. You’ll love its freshness and flavor! Not to mention, it’s super low in carbs – 3g of net carbs per serving.
12. Blueberry Lemon Smoothie
Combine frozen blueberries, coconut milk, sugar-free vanilla extract, and lemon juice. These ingredients are all you need for this hearty breakfast smoothie. If you need a boost in fiber, feel free to add flaxseeds or chia seeds. Your choice!
13. Keto Taco Salad
Another keto favorite, this taco salad is worth snacking on to satisfy your midday cravings. Instead of using those carb-loaded wheat tortillas, you’ll use romaine lettuce. You can also tweak this salad by using ground turkey as a replacement for ground beef.
14. Keto Chorizo Omelette
Chorizo omelette may be a classic breakfast meal, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t have it as an easy keto dinner! Here’s a quick tip: If sour cream isn’t available, Greek yogurt will serve as a good alternative.
15. Homemade Banana Chocolate Protein Shake
Bananas are not allowed on a keto diet. But if you’re craving for a banana-flavored treat, why not have this protein shake? Plus we’ve added two scoops of Kiss My Keto’s protein powder for a yummy collagen boost.
16. Keto Mashed Cauliflower
Cauliflower is among the best veggies you can have to reduce your carb intake. One piece contains almost no carbs 3. If you miss mashed potatoes, then cauliflower would make a great alternative. For this recipe, you’ll only need 7 simple ingredients.
17. Very Berry Chocolate Protein Smoothie
When it comes to keto meals, smoothies are the last thing on our minds. But a smoothie with proper macros can become a perfect breakfast or pre-workout meal. This chocolate smoothie is a mix of delicious berries, seeds, and our very own protein chocolate powder.
18. Keto Cheese Bread
If you miss the real thing, we swear that our low-carb version of cheese bread is as delicious – or maybe even better! You’ll be surprised that something this good is so simple to make. What you need: mozzarella, parmesan, egg, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
19. Keto Chocolate Smoothie
We’ve mentioned a couple of chocolate smoothies here, but if you want something without fruit, try this classic chocolate collagen smoothie. This is perfect for mornings when you don’t feel like cooking breakfast.
20. Keto Mug Bread
Do you know that keto mug bread requires only 5 simple ingredients? If there are leftovers for this recipe, make sure to store them in an airtight container for up to 72 hours. Enjoy mug bread as a comforting snack.
21. Hot Apple Cider
Who would have guessed that an apple cider drink would fall on this keto meals list? It isn’t actually a meal, but something you can have after dinner. Fermented from crushed apples, apple cider is said to help lower blood glucose and bad cholesterol 4.
22. Lime Avocado Smoothie
When you need a pick-me-up or pre-workout snack that’s filling, this avocado smoothie will satisfy you. The best part? You’ll only need 5 minutes for this. Simply combine all ingredients in a blender and serve.
23. Keto Italian Rollups
Looking for some quick keto meals that also double as party snacks? Be sure to try these low-carb Italian rollups. These are fun to make, you can even have your kids join you while meal prepping.
24. Low Carb Cheese Crackers
Crunchy, flavorful, and satisfying. These best describe our cheesy crackers for those who are trying to keep their carbs down. Bonus tip: Feel free to use other kinds of cheeses. Just don’t skip parmesan!
25. Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup
There’s nothing more delightful than a bowl of hot broccoli cheese soup during winter evenings. With a total prep time of 25 minutes, this soup is an excellent way of increasing your fat intake on a keto diet.
26. Butter Garlic Steak
Need an 18-minute recipe to serve to your guests? This garlic steak for lunch or dinner will not let you down. You’ll need the following ingredients: Skirt steak, salt and pepper, butter, garlic, and parsley.
27. Hazelnut Pumpkin Pancakes
Pancakes on a low-carb diet? Sure thing. This delectable pancake recipe proves that there’s always a healthier version of your favorite snack. We’re taking these pancakes to the next level by adding hazelnuts which are full of nutrients.
28. Lemon Donuts
These may not be your regular donuts, but they certainly taste as good. Plus they’re super low in carbs – 1.1 grams of net carbs per serving. For this recipe, we’re using lemon zest as a flavor, but you can replace it with cinnamon or pumpkin spice if you like!
29. Birthday Cake Batter Protein Pancakes
Just because it isn’t your (or anyone’s) birthday, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a birthday-flavored protein treat. Indulge in this recipe that’s made with our very own protein birthday cake powder, almond flour, baking powder, and sparkling water.
30. Keto Peanut Butter Mug Cake
Low-carb mug cake, anyone? You can make this peanut butter-flavored mug cake in just 6 minutes. Simply put together peanut butter, one large egg, and powdered erythritol. Delicious!
31. Keto Chocolate Mug Cake
If you want to take peanut butter mug cake to the next level, here’s an alternative: Chocolate mug cake. This time, you’ll need more ingredients plus Kiss My Keto’s peanut butter keto bar. It’s a good way to consume more healthy fat and boost your sodium intake.
32. Keto Cinnamon Rolls
These cinnamon rolls will be your new keto favorite. In fact, your family and guests will surely love them – and maybe want to do keto as well! Cinnamon rolls can easily fit into a low-carb diet as long as you use the right ingredients.
33. Keto Green Smoothie
Green smoothie can be consumed as dinner if it has ingredients that would make it an adequate meal. This keto-friendly smoothie, for example, uses healthful ingredients such as avocados, spinach, and coconut milk.
34. Thai Iced Tea
Sweetened with stevia, this Thai iced tea is refreshing and delightful. Drink it with your favorite keto-friendly meal or snack. It works on any day, especially days when you need to relax yourself!
35. High Protein Decaf Mocha
This caffeine-free drink combines decaf coffee, medium-chain triglycerides, and protein chocolate. Consume it to energize yourself for the day or before a workout. Each serving has less than 1 gram of total carbs and 5.5 grams of protein.
36. Green Detox Juice
Hydrate yourself in a really good way with this detoxifying juice. It’s made with the best ingredients on keto, such as cucumbers, celery, kale, lemon, ginger, apple cider, and stevia! This drink is an amazing source of electrolytes.
37. Dairy Free Matcha Latte
What drink can you have on keto if you’re allergic to dairy? Here’s your answer: Our dairy-free matcha latte! This 5-minute recipe uses only 4 ingredients which include a bit of Kiss My Keto’s MCT oil.
38. Keto Caesar Salad
This caesar salad is one of our most favorite keto dinner ideas because it’s so delicious. The dressing is something you’ll be really proud of. Fresh, flavorful, and clean are the best words to describe this high-fat salad.
39. Keto Pork Chops
These herbed pork chops use rosemary which has potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties 5. If you’ve got 30 minutes to spare, we recommend this dinner dish that’s great for regular days and family parties. Quick tip: If you can use fresh rosemary, that would be better!
40. Corned Beef and Cauliflower Hash
Are there simple keto recipes made with corned beef? Yep. Corned beef and cauliflower hash will be worth your while. One way to give this recipe a kick is to use spicy corned beef instead of the regular version. If you like garlic, feel free to add that as well.
These forty easy keto recipes are proof that a ketogenic diet doesn’t need to involve complicated meals. In less than 30 minutes, you can make restaurant-quality food that will nourish your body and ensure that you meet your macros. We hope this list fills your entire month. Bon appetit!