I’m sure you’re hearing about the low-carb, keto or ketogenic diet. It’s all the rage. So you’ll probably hear the premise is to eat cheese, eggs and bacon you want. Really it is high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb eating plan that could help you lose weight. It has certainly helped me! And all of these are 30 minutes or less! Win-Win! I always suggest checking with your doc before starting any plan.
For, many looking at the keto diet , it may seem like your options are very limited, especially when it comes to keto dinners .
When initially starting, you are focusing so much on the restrictions of what you cannot eat that a lot of people feel restricted with their meals, let alone their dinners.
But if you take the time to research , you’ll see that your options are almost limitless. You just need to make sure you have the proper keto swap ingredients.
One quick mention before we get into these recipes, there are a couple that are not a one dish meal and are just the meat. You would want to add vegetables to round out your meal. However, be sure you are aware of exactly which low carb vegetables are ‘allowed’ in order to stay in ketosis. That’s just something to keep in mind as you go through these recipes.
As you’ll quickly find out, once you peruse these recipes, there is a lot of variety with ketogenic plan. These are also relatively cheap.
This 20-Minute Shrimp and Sausage Skillet is a unique surf and turf kind of paleo meal that’s quick and easy. And it’s loaded with wholesome, nutritious stuff which makes it even better.
If you’re a fan of Chinese food then you know exactly what Mongolian Beef is. However, the restaurant version you’re probably used to has almost infinitely more carbs in it.
Typically with the restaurant version of this meal, you’ll have the sugar loaded sauce on the beef along with either a massive portion of noodles or rice and maybe a small side of vegetables.
While you won’t be able to have this meal with any rice or noodles, you won’t feel deprived with the zoodles.
If you love loaded baked potatoes, imagine how you’ll love this version, and in a casserole.
Just like a loaded baked potato, you’ll have the richness of the butter, sour cream and cheddar cheese with the savory chives and bacon.
This looks fancy enough for company.
If you’ve never had spaghetti squash before, it’s an amazing flavor and melds well with its accompanied ingredients, such as it’s creamy Alfredo Sauce. Yes, it tastes just as good as it looks.
Don’t be surprised if this meal becomes one of your favorites.
More Recipes & Healthy Food Ideas
If you are a Salisbury Steak lover, then this is a recipe you need to try. This is something that you’ll absolutely love.
A big meaty Salisbury Steak dripping in gravy and mushrooms is something some people may consider a dream.
One of the best parts about this recipe is that, when served over mashed cauliflower, it’s serious comfort food. Make extra as it is great reheated (you can also freeze it).
Yes, this is casserole but the joys of casseroles are that they are typically easy making it a good weeknight dinner. There are so many combinations of foods that you can put together that can be made into a casserole.
This casserole is special because it everyone loves Ht wings and this Buffalo Chicken casserole is certainly reminiscent of that.
I am sure you thought you’d never have tacos again. What’s amazing about these Keto Cheese Shell Taco Cups is that they can act as a full meal or as an appetizer for a party.
The cup themselves are going to be cheese, which is perfect for this keto diet. It may not have the same consistency as a regular tortilla or something similar, but the taste is going to leave you wanting more. Eventually, you’re going to forget how a tortilla actually tastes. Cheese taco cups will be all you know and you won’t regret it.
Anybody that knows me will be the first to tell you that I usually find anything with the word steak a hit in my book.
Best of all the simplicity of this recipe. It takes only 15 minutes. It would take you longer to get ‘fast food’. How nice is that?
What I love most about this recipe, aside from how quick it is and it’s amazing taste is that it’s a one pot meal. So not only fast but less dirty dishes. Win win in my book! Oh, and shrimp. I’m all about shrimp!
Chicken in a chili is a refreshing change from pork or beef. This is similar to a ‘regular’ chili’ but low carb. Few ingredients and pre-shredded chicken and you’re good to go.
Frittatas are an amazingly complete meal depending on your additions and they take just a few minutes to prepare. I like to use leftover vegetables, cheese, and meat, especially bacon. I could eat eggs all day.
Calling all Keto’s, low carbers and gluten-free peeps, this one is amaze balls. These low carb meatballs are bursting with flavor from buffalo sauce and ranch dressing!
These buffalo chicken meatballs are baked, so there’s no worry about the mess from frying.
These buffalo chicken meatballs are so versatile. You can eat over zoodles, simply with a fork to keep it low carb or in a lettuce wrap. I’ve even grabbed cold from the fridge.
I am all about salmon and avocado. And simplicity. All you need to do is season the salmon, pan fry and serve it topped with a cool and creamy avocado salsa.
For those that need their Chines takeout fix, this has all the flavors of a traditional egg roll without the fried wrapper. And it’s fast!
is a low carb twist on a Mexican favorite! It’s SO easy to make, totally filling and ridiculously yummy!
is a twist on the traditional Greek Salad! Normally, an authentic Greek salad does not contain avocado or lettuce, but consists of green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, olives, and onion. It’s such a great addition, you’ll be doing it too!
Low Carb and Gluten Free, Fried Cabbage with Kielbasa is deliciously satisfying -Quick and Easy weeknight dinner on a budget! What could be more perfect?
with fresh herbs, garlic, and lots of ooey gooey cheese atop a cauliflower crust looks and tastes like cheesy bread!
Have you ever had breaded pork chops? Amazing right? Believe it or not, you can do breading without actual bread. These Parmesan Dijon Pork Chops surely satisfy a craving because the texture is similar and it honestly tastes really good.
The beauty in this recipe is how complex it seems from its flavor profiles, but how simple it actually is to make at home. No special wok or obscure ingredients are required! You have to try this Easy Cashew Chicken today!
Chicken Bacon Caesar Casserole is great when you are pressed for time. It is easy, flavorful, and can be made ahead. You can even make it in a crock pot.
Creamy Cauliflower Chowder is the best thing this winter. Richa over at The Food Story says its seriously addictive especially when you top it up with some extra virgin olive oil and lots of bacon. Yes, that olive oil is going to do all sorts of things to this cauliflower chowder. And bacon. What can I say about bacon that’s going to convince you. BACON is just awesome and it makes everything better. Even this cauliflower chowder, which is already awesome.
This Fresh Tuna Salad Recipe is a spin off of a meal Nancy’s mom would always make and it was simple and delicious. Tuna, chopped onions and tomato mixed with mayo and ketchup. She would fry up some tostadas or use white bread to scoop up the tuna salad.
Avocado Egg Salad is Mayo-free, chunky and delicious egg salad with avocados, crunchy bacon, green onions, dill, lime juice and yogurt. This egg salad can be served as an appetizer, a side dish or as a filling for those delicious sandwiches.
Try this easy paleo antipasto salad for a quick weeknight dinner. Start to finish it takes just a few minutes—including the simple homemade Italian dressing.
Nowadays keto and pizza can go hand in hand (just take a peek at this Pepperoni Pizza ), but it’s usually a timely process and takes some preparation. Now, you can have your pizza and eat it too – in under 5 minutes!
Pull up a salad bowl and start filling it with lots of low carb veggies to make a Low Carb Spinach Cobb Salad . You’re health will thank you for it!
This recipe for Chili Lime Steak Fajitas couldn’t be any more simpler. Cafe Delites has taken out the usual pico de gallo and guac to come up with an even faster solution for the night-time-getting-dinner-together-without-losing-your-mind craziness type of situation. You won’t even miss them!
Mozzarella chicken is a simple weeknight dinner recipe! It’s pan seared chicken smothered in a homemade tomato sauce and melty mozzarella — ready in just 30 minutes!
This Cheesy Ranch Chicken takes nearly zero effort in the prep department. You could toss it together after a long day and have dinner on the table in 30 minutes.
The tangy ranch, the crunchy cheesy topping..you too will be a chicken and cheese family in no time flat.
Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps – ready in 15 minutes from start to finish, perfect quick summer lunch. These Thai-style lettuce wraps will please your taste buds, super healthy and delicious.
Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Bowl is the perfect recipe for a delicious, healthy and quick-fix meal. In less than 30 minutes, you can enjoy a diabetes-friendly meal the whole family will love.