The keto diet has become crazy popular recently, even getting celebrity endorsements from big names like the Kardashians and Megan Fox. If you've tried eating keto, you know how specific the regimen can be. And unlike the celebrities who swear by eating this way, you don't have experienced chefs and nutritionists at your side to help you curate a weekly menu.
Eating keto entails eating less than 5 percent of your calories from carbohydrates, taking "low-carb" to new levels. The idea is that this extreme carbohydrate restriction will force your body into ketosis - a metabolic state in which your body is forced to burn fat for fuel instead of easy-to-use carbs.
But so many of the foods you're probably eating for breakfast, dinner, and everything in between are not keto-friendly. Bananas are off-limits, grains are almost wholly forbidden, and bread is absolutely barred from a majority of keto dieters' menus. So what are you supposed to eat to feel satisfied?
There's some debate over whether this diet is safe, so it's probably best you talk to your doctor before trying it for yourself. Some people with certain medical conditions should steer clear of the diet entirely, while those with other conditions, such as epilepsy, may reap some benefit.
Regardless of whether or not you're trying the keto diet, some recipes that are technically keto-friendly can still be a delicious addition to your dinner table. Salmon, for instance is totally keto-friendly. Do you like eggs? You'd probably like a few of the ideas on this list. Filled with fats and with no carbs to speak of, here are 12 keto recipes to try this week.
3-Ingredient Dijon Salmon
This salmon recipe from Lexi's Clean Kitchen is so easy, and it's so good. Nobody will know it only took you 10 minutes to make! For the 3-Ingredient Dijon Salmon recipe, click here.
Lexi's Clean Kitchen
Ground beef at breakfast may seem like a novel idea, but it works so well in this frittata recipe by Snacking in Sneakers. It's cheesy and filling and just all-around delicious.For the Cheeseburger Frittata recipe, click here.
Snacking in Sneakers
Chipotle Shrimp With Avocado Sauce Zucchini Noodles
Sweet, spicy, and ready in less than 30 minutes, these shrimp with avocado zoodles by Chef de Home are great for a weeknight dinner the whole family will enjoy.For the Chipotle Shrimp With Avocado Sauce Zucchini Noodles recipe, click here.
Chef de Home
Layered Raspberry Chia Smoothie
This smoothie by A Sweet Potato Pie is almost too beautiful to eat. Plus it's packed full of healthy goodness so you don't have to feel guilty about eating one or two.For the Layered Raspberry Chia Smoothie recipe, click here.
A Sweet Potato Pie
Low-Carb Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies
These low-carb treats from Moore or Less Cooking take their flavor cues from the lunchbox favorite. Use any jam flavor that is your favorite. Ready in just 20 minutes!For the Low Carb Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies recipe, click here.
Moore or Less Cooking
The best part about this recipe from Simple Sweet Savory is that it is easy and quick to prepare, making it the perfect weeknight meal. Plus, it's also a great way to get kids to eat their veggies because it tastes like pizza.For the Pizza-Stuffed Peppers recipe, click here.
Simple Sweet Savory
Roasted Butternut Squash Apple Soup
Roasting brings out a delicious natural nutty and sweet flavor that makes this soup from Delightful Mom Food extra special!For the Roasted Butternut Squash Apple Soup recipe, click here.
Delightful Mom Food
Spicy Tuna, Mexican and Regular Deviled Eggs
Eggs are loaded with antioxidants, high-quality protein, and healthy fats. These non-traditional toppings for deviled eggs made by Gigi Eats Celebrities avoid mayonnaise but don't sacrifice any flavor.For the Spicy Tuna, Mexican and Regular Deviled Eggs recipe, click here.
Gigi Eats Celebrities
Smoked Brisket With Citrus Marinade
This smoked brisket by Civilized Caveman Cooking, may take a whopping 12 hours to cook, but the end result is so juicy and delicious that it is worth every minute.For the Smoked Brisket With Citrus Marinade recipe, click here.
Civilized Caveman Cooking
Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms
These spinach-and-artichoke-stuffed mushrooms by Every Day Eileen can be prepped ahead of time and then baked right before serving making them the perfect healthy appetizer.For the Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Mushroom recipe, click here.
Every Day Eileen
Sugar-Free Smoked Pork Ribs
These smoked ribs by Vindulge are made with a savory and sweet dry rub that has zero added sugar, as well as an incredible barbecue sauce that is naturally sweetened with no sugar. It's keto- and paleo-friendly and absolutely delicious!For the Sugar-Free Smoked Pork Ribs recipe, click here.
These tasty cakes from Souffle Bombay are an easy to make a snack, and the best part: You can add as much cheese as you wish!For the Zucchini Cake recipe, click here.
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