Did you know you can eat well and stay healthy? All the credit goes to keto! Finally, there is a diet that can help you lose weight, help you with various physical and mental issues, and provide you with ample options to eat well. Let us brief you on some easy keto recipes to prove my point.
I have seen people get confused, thinking about what to cook and how to measure the right amount with ketogenic recipes. Let me break this down for you, it is not hard, and I assure you you do not have to be a master chef to cook these easy keto recipes. So what are you waiting for? Let us dig in!
Easy Keto Recipes (Breakfast Edition)
Breakfast remains the most critical part of the day, yes, even if you are on keto. You do not want to skip it, do not worry; below are some easy and delicious easy keto recipes for breakfast.
1. Keto Cereal
Cereal sounds impressive; it’s quick and fulfilling. You can have cereal even when on keto; it is simple and easy to prepare. You can make your cereal by adding keto milk, and you are good to go.
Take an egg white (only), whisk it up till fluffy, and add it. Your cereal base is ready; let us add some keto-friendly nuts with healthy fats.
Add some keto granola bars, pecans, coconut flakes, flax seeds, walnuts, etc. You can add as many nuts and ingredients as you like as long as they are keto-friendly.
Add a little bit of coconut oil for a crisp flavor; now, spread this mixture on a baking tray, and bake for 20-25 minutes in a 360F preheated. Once it is stiff and ready, break it into pieces and store it in airtight storage.
Your cereal is ready every morning with keto-friendly milk of your choice. You can store it for up to a week.
2. Keto Avocado And Sausage Breakfast Delight
On keto, you can enjoy delicious sausages for breakfast. I will teach you how to make a fantastic keto avocado sausage sandwich (without the bread, of course).
Whisk up your eggs; I whisk two eggs for two sandwiches. Add salt and pepper and fry the eggs with some butter, do not scramble. Layer the egg-like in an omelet; you can add cheese if you like.
Then fry up two sausages with keto-friendly butter and prepare some avocado to taste, mashed or sliced; it is your call.
Use the sausages as bread and add the avocado and egg between them; Sunday morning. You can adjust the seasoning to taste but make sure whatever oil or butter you use it is keto-friendly and use only a small amount.
3. Keto Flapjacks
The issue with pancakes on keto is most of the ingredients used do not work. Do not worry; I will tell you how to fix some keto pancakes that taste the same or better than ordinary pancakes.
They are simple; all you need is some almond flour instead of all-purpose flour, cream cheese, lemon zest, eggs, and butter (serving and frying). These pancakes will be more fluffy and fulfilling due to cream cheese compared to non-keto ones.
What you can use instead of maple syrup is to add some plain coconut but not sweetened. Add some berries, bacon, keto chocolate chips, or unsweetened peanut butter. Feel free to add whatever suits your taste buds.
4. Keto Smoothie
We do not have time every morning to prepare a meal. Not to worry, you can have a hectic routine and still be on keto with this amazing keto smoothie.
All you need to do is throw in some frozen berries (raspberry, strawberry, and blackberry) along with a splash of coconut milk, a little honey, and some unsweetened coconut. You can adjust the amount according to consistency you desire.
This recipe is simple, quick, and filled with refreshing ingredients. Perfect for fueling you up for the entire day.
5. Seasoned Hardboiled Eggs
If you do not even have time to work on a smoothie, put some eggs on the stove and enjoy them on your way out the door.
I like to turn it up a notch with my hard-boiled eggs by adding a little bit of paprika and seasonings. The flavor of a little seasoning brings out is phenomenal and worth giving a shot.
Simple Keto Recipes: Ready For Lunch
Breakfast keeps you full, but only till noon. Now it is time for lunch. Guess what? I have some straightforward and easy keto recipes for lunch to try.
1. Cheese Egg Salad
So many eggs on keto? Yes, keto and eggs have a strong bond. Luckily, we have ways you can have this protein-packed ingredient in your diet.
We have an excellent egg and cheese salad recipe for you! Cut some hard-boiled eggs into bite-sized chunks, add in any cheese of your liking (only keto-friendly ones). Paneer goes excellent with eggs.
Add in some greens in the form of cherry tomatoes and avocados; it is perfect for adding in some sweetness, it balances out the flavor.
I also like adding some Greek yogurt and mayo to give it a thicker consistency. Do not forget to add a little salt and pepper, and you have a hearty bowl ready.
This salad will amaze you; it is so creamy, fulfilling, and refreshing all at the same time.
2. Lettuce Wraps
With the right ingredients, a lettuce wrap can be more flavorful than a tortilla one. Lettuce wraps are like a blank canvas. You can add roasted chicken, beef, shrimp, any meat you please as long as it prepared in a keto-friendly way.
Once you have the meat, add in your greens, avocado, cherry tomatoes, whatever you like. Now it is time to add a dressing; Any keto-friendly sauce will do. Then add some blue cheese, paneer, or any keto cheese.
You can add in onion for extra crunch, black pepper, salt, and voila; you are all set for a fulfilling lunch.
The best part about a lettuce wrap is that it can be prepared quickly and easily as well as being packed with flavor.
3. Egg Bowls
Yep, eggs again, but this time it is different! They will taste like you are having Chinese! Add butter to a pan, add minced garlic, and any meat of your choice.
Stir-fry till you reach the desired consistency. Once the meat is ready, take it out and prepare some scrambled eggs. Once the eggs are done, take them out. Add a little butter to the skillet, add in your meat and eggs, then season.
Add salt, pepper, a splash of soy sauce, a dash of paprika, whatever seasoning you enjoy in a Chinese meal. Mix in the herbs and put it all in a bowl; add chopped red onions, some mint, chives, a few pieces of green onion, and you are good to go.
It tastes as yummy as it sounds! Not just that, the ingredients are full of healthy fats and protein, perfect for a keto lunch.
4. Fried Rice
Yep, the cauliflower kind. This easy keto recipe tastes exactly like takeout; the only difference is it will not bloat you or make you gassy.
It is effortless, blend a cauliflower cutting out all the greens, blend them to the extent that they resemble rice, don’t make a puree out of it. Take the cauliflower out, spread it out to dry for 10-15 minutes.
Now in a pan, add your butter, garlic, and chopped veggies such as green onion, carrots, celery, and peppers. Now add the seasonings, salt, pepper, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and a little hot sauce or paprika.
Voila! Your keto fried rice is ready! Like Chinese takeout but much healthier.
5. White Chili
This might come as a surprise to you if you are new to keto. Yes, chili can be healthy too, and I will tell you how to make it.
All you need for this heartwarming comfort food is shredded chicken, chicken broth, heavy cream, green chilies, cream cheese, diced onion, and some seasonings.
Throw some butter in a pot, add onions and saute. Then add chicken and once everything is mixed, add broth, chilies, cheese, and seasonings. Cook it until you reach your desired consistency, and you are good to go.
It might not be as thick as chili with beans, but the taste will please your taste buds.
Easy Keto Recipes For Dinner
Dinner is as important as any meal of the day. What people do not understand is dinner should be fulfilling but easy to make after a long day. No one likes standing in the kitchen for hours after a hard day’s work.
Not to worry, because I have jotted down a few of the simple and easy keto recipes for dinner.
1. Shrimp Fajitas
It is simple, tasty, easy, and healthy. All you need to do is take a baking tray, toss in your shrimp with your favorite fajita veggies, season with a desirable spicy marinade and bake till done.
Serve them up with low-carb tortillas, and it is that simple, dinner ready. You can substitute the shrimp for chicken, too; any meat that gets tender will work.
2. Cauliflower Rice Bowls
Do you have some cauliflower fried rice leftover from lunch? Well, then let us make some healthy and fulfilling rice bowls.
Marinate some boneless chicken cubes in whatever seasoning you like and bake them till tender; add some veggies if you like.
Now your chicken is baked, let us assemble our rice bowl. Add in the cauliflower rice, place the chicken on top, add a sliced avocado along with a dash of dressing, and yum! Your keto bowl is ready to enjoy.
3. Avocado Tuna
This is for all those canned tuna lovers. Take an avocado, slice it, take out the pit, and put the shell aside.
Now shred the canned tuna, put it in a bowl, add any seasoning to it you like, and stuff it inside the avocado shell.
You can splash a little hot sauce on top if you like or bake it a little if you want to have a toasty flavor. This dish is also perfect for you if the following keto has been challenging; the number of healthy fats in it will keep you feeling full.
4. Egg Avocado And Zoodles
If you are tired of having meat and wraps, then this dish is perfect for you. Make some zoodles after shredding zucchini with a peeler into a noodle shape.
Twist the zoodles on a baking tray and add a raw egg on top; bake it till the egg is cooked and the zoodles feel tender.
Put on a plate and add your seasonings, do not forget to add sliced avocado on the side, and you are good to go for dinner. Easy, right?
5. Chicken Salad With Peppers
Do you have leftover baked or grilled chicken? Let us put it to good use. Make a chicken salad by adding Greek yogurt, grilled or baked chicken, cucumbers, and chives to a bowl.
You can also add seasoning to your desired taste. Now take peppers, slice them, take out the seeds and fill them with the chicken salad in the pepper shells; the chicken salad with peppers is ready.
Sometimes I add keto cheese on top and bake it for 5 minutes; it tastes phenomenal.
Remember To Play With The Flavors And Enjoy!
Keto does not have to be tedious and hectic when it comes to food. If you have been feeling a little bored and disheartened with your diet lately, do not fear.
The easy keto recipes above will help you explore a range of new foods you can make for an entire day. Diets do not have to be a burden, so live life to the fullest and let your taste buds enjoy.
Let me know what you think about Easy Keto Recipes and which of these you made for yourself in the comment section below.
8 thoughts on “15 Easy Keto Recipes to Try in 2021”
Fantastic delicious looking dishes. Certainly will try several if not all. Thanks for the ideas!
Glad you like the recipes. Let us know how they taste when you make them.
I really like to eat seafood. And shrimps are among my favorites. I would love to prepare these fajitas tomorrow. So I’ll make a list of the ingredients I’m lacking. With your permission, I’ll take some liberties and change the recipe a bit. I’ll use some tender Mexican seasoned shrimp baked in a tray with plenty of peppers and onions.
Glad our recipes motivated you! Your addition of some Mexican seasoned shrimp sounds delicious! Let us know how that works out. Keto diet is a great way to lose weight and feel great.
I have been receiving blogs about keto diet but I wasn’t really giving it a time. Write up seems good but I really did not take time making them.
What I did is sticking to my old menu but just reducing my intake.
It was only two weeks ago that I purchased a bathroom scale. I was shocked, despite my diet and exercise and thinning outward appearance by seemingly 50% off, I just lost about 5 kilograms of weight in 3 1/2 years.
Just imagine the sacrifice of not eating to your delight?
Your recipes look very good and the amount to be taken is not as little as what I am taking.
In your personal experience with keto diet? May I asked how much weight you lost at what particular period of time?
Following the keto diet is a formula. High fat, medium protein, and low carbs. I focus on consuming 25 grams or fewer carbs per day. I lost approximately 10lbs per month for 7 months. At that point, I slowly started increasing the number of carbs per day closer to 50 grams. What that has done is to maintain my body weight.
thank you for a very good article
Glad you enjoyed the keto diet article!