Are you interested in following the Keto diet but concerned about the increased cost?
If so, you might be surprised at just how affordable it can be when you slash your carb intake.
Plus, eating a ketogenic diet can be a cost savings in itself. As Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt M.D. says, “Eating more fat keeps you satiated for longer which means you can go longer between meals. Not having to snack constantly to keep hunger at bay is a saving tip all on its own.”
In any case, eating on a budget is tricky, regardless of the foods you’re buying. The good news is that with just a little extra preparation and effort, you can embrace the Ketogenic lifestyle without going bankrupt.
Whatever the many downsides to processed and packaged foods, they are undeniably cheap. When you switch up to fresh produce you could end up spending far more than you’d like to, if you don’t do your homework. We’ll show you how to avoid that.
Today, we’ll look at 6 of the best ways to shave a few dollars from your grocery bill without blowing your macros.
We’ll walk you through:
Sticking firmly to a Keto meal plan
Embracing frozen produce
Favoring seasonal foods
Visiting the supermarket
We’ll get straight down to business showing you how to save money on your Keto food bill by making a few sensible but simple tweaks.
Crackers are the true workhorse of the snacking world. Whether you’re piling them high with cheese, putting them into a bowl of chowder, or just need a quick handful to get you through the afternoon, these crunchy snacks are everywhere. But so few store brands are Keto friendly!
When I went Keto, I didn’t want to give up crackers full stop, but I needed a way to make them work for my new lifestyle. That’s why I created this list of over 30 Keto-friendly cracker recipes.
Perfect on a party platter or an easy mid-afternoon snack, these recipes are sure to please both friends and family. From savory garlic and parmesan flaxseed crackers to plantain crackers to crave-able cheddar crisps, there are recipes on this list to suit any palate (I’ve even included a few recipes for kale crackers!)
Check out these baked crackers that’ll keep you in ketosis:
What’s a taco without a tortilla? Answer: delicious!
Although tacos may seem like a totally non-Keto friendly option, there are so many ways to enjoy this staple of Mexican cuisine while on a Keto diet. We’ve put together a great list of recipes that are guaranteed to help satisfy your taco cravings, from delicious low carb tortilla recipes to protein-fueled fillings.
Whether you’re in search of a hard or soft-shelled Keto-friendly taco, this list has you covered. From creative recipes that use protein as the taco shell (chicken and bacon taco shells? Yes please!) or low carb twists on how to make your taco fillings pop, you’ll soon be throwing Mexican fiestas at your house every week!
And if it’s the flavor but not the tortilla you’re looking for, we’ve even thrown a few “taco-inspired” dishes on the list- from taco casseroles to even taco deviled eggs!
Going Keto might seem like a huge transition at first. But the truth is you just need to create a few new habits and find a few good products to replace the ones you used to rely on.
Shopping for snacks is the perfect example. Most grocery stores - even the healthy ones - have an entire aisle dedicated to snacks. You remember that aisle, full of shiny bright colored crinkly bags promising unbeatable crunch and flavor.
Unfortunately most of those bags are full of problematic carbohydrates. Definitely not helpful on Keto.
The great news is there are snack items available today that won’t hijack your carb budget, and they’re available at your favorite stores. And because you probably won’t see a “low-carb” section in the snack department, we’ll also help you find them.
In the lists below, note that items containing dairy are marked with an asterisk (*). All nutritional information provided applies to a single serving, so be sure to check the package to see how many servings are included.
All the snacks listed below have less than 5g of net carbohydrate per serving - that’s total carbs minus fiber and sugar alcohols. We’ve also included links for pictures, nutritional information, and online shopping.
Keto Snacks to Buy at Walmart
Walmart is the grocery hub for many communities, and fortunately for us, they tend to keep up with popular food trends. This means some great Keto snacks could be as close as your nearest supercenter.
About 85% of Walmart locations are either classified as Supercenters or Neighborhood Markets, and commonly stock the Keto snacks below. The remaining 15% of Walmart stores are mainly Walmart Discount Stores, which carry fewer grocery items.
Because Walmart’s grocery department can be huge, we’ve organized these by where you’re likely to find them in the store.
Produce/Grab-and-Go Snacks at Walmart
Most Walmarts have a produce section near the door, including a small grab-and-go section for quick snacks and meals. This is great when you need Keto snacks on the go or you just want to get in and out of the store quickly.
You can usually find these items near the pharmacy or nutritional supplements. Because these can have an impact on insulin levels, consider making these an occasional indulgence rather than a daily staple.
Old Wisconsin Beef Snack Sticks (1g net carb) These and many other brands of beef sticks and beef jerky are available at Walmart. You can also find them in the refrigerated deli meat section of the store and near the checkout lanes. Check labels and avoid unwanted ingredients and higher carb counts.
You can buy almost anything on Amazon, so you can probably find most of the packaged products above there too. For that reason we’ll focus on some of the best Keto snacks you can buy at Amazon that your local store might not offer.
Keep in mind, many grocery items that cost less than $5 locally are available on Amazon only in bulk quantities. This is great when you find a product you love and if you have storage space, but less great if you’re not ready to commit to 24 cans of tuna!
Here are some of our favorite Keto snacks available at Amazon:
Whether you buy snacks online or locally, you can find Keto versions of exactly what you crave. There are great Keto snacks to go at the stores we visit regularly, so there’s no reason to dread that 3PM slump.
Once you’ve got your meals dialed in and a few good snacks you can rely on, your Keto lifestyle will be on auto-pilot. Use these lists, but keep looking for Keto substitutes for the foods you crave. Better health and wellness awaits!
From bacon to brisket to roast to ham, there are a thousand and one reasons to love pork, particularly on a Keto diet. That’s why I’ve put together a list of 36 Keto pork recipes; with such a versatile ingredient, it’s hard to find a reason not to use pork in almost every dish!
You can travel the world with these global pork recipes, from Chinese-inspired Mu Shu pork to marinated Greek pork tenderloin to pork chops bursting with Mexican flavors of chipotle and coffee. And don't worry, I didn’t forget to put a few bacon recipes on there too!
If you buy pork rinds at the store, just make sure there’s no added sugar in the ingredients. And if you want to make your own Keto pork rinds, then follow this recipe here.
3. Ribs - Ribs are the best food for get-togethers, if you ask me! I wasn’t too sure of my rib-cooking skills but this recipe for Keto Baked Ribs changed everything. They truly fall off the bone!
4. Bacon - Do I even need to explain why..? I will, just to make sure you understand it is one of my favorite ingredients on Keto. Bacon is great for any meal of the day, and that makes it hard to beat. Think about it:
Keto Snacks - cook your bacon extra crispy, and then just enjoy it for a savory snack whenever you need one.
Keto Appetizers - While I could most definitely have simple crispy bacon for a party app, I think my guests would appreciate these pretty and scrumptious Garlic Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites, more.
Keto Breakfasts - Besides the traditional bacon and eggs you should really give this Keto Breakfast Stack a try! It’s one of my favorite Keto recipes.
Keto Lunches - Make Keto Bacon Mini Frittatas! They’re awesome, especially if you want to bring a Ketogenic lunch to work. I’ve had great success freezing these; it’s such a great quick meal to grab along when you’re in a hurry.
Keto Pork Roast Recipes
Who doesn’t like savoring a pork roast over lunch or dinner?
Yum, Yum, I know. If you are still looking to get inspired on how to cook a keto-friendly pork roast, here’s a list of mouth-watering recipes that are worth the time! We’ve included recipes for slow cooker, instant pot and crock-pot, so you just have to pick your… favorite!
This tangy roast is quite simple to prepare, but it doesn’t taste like it. It’s a fresh spin on a home-cooked favorite. The recipe calls for rosemary, but if that’s not your favorite thing you can sub in a different herb, like oregano, sage, or all-spice.
Ingredients: pork shoulder, Jamaican Jerk spice blend (no sugar or msg), olive oil, beef stock or broth.
If you enjoy jerk seasoning then this is the recipe for you! Just imagine a large pork roast coated in all those lovely flavors and ready to eat in less than one hour. This is such an easy recipe that I am sure it will inspire you to come up with your own twists. Once cooked, this pork can be served on its own, in a salad, a lettuce wrap or over cauliflower rice – the choice is yours! It even makes a great dish to impress if you are entertaining guests.
This is a delicious and savory pork loin with a simple herb rub to coat the roast in wonderful flavors. It’s best to brown the pork before baking in the oven, but that step can be skipped if time is an issue. Serve it with some green veggies and a warm cauli mash for a hearty and satisfying meal.
Keto Pulled Pork Recipes
I know that pulled pork can take a little bit longer to cook, but I promise you it's worth the trouble because nothing compares to its mouth-melting texture. A few of our top keto-friendly pulled pork recipes are below, so give one a chance when you have some time.
Most of the pulled pork recipes imply big quantities that cannot be consumed at once. This super quick and tasty recipe gives you a creative and delicious way to use your pork leftovers to prepare an appetizer.
Ingredients: shoulder (or butt) pork roast, tomato paste, smoked paprika, garlic, onion, tamari sauce, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper.
This pulled pork recipe is one you can easily do on one of those too-busy-to-be-true days of the week. I’m absolutely sure your loved ones will be highly impressed with your results and, after all, it will only take you 10 to 15 minutes to get everything ready and going.
Keto Pork Chop Recipes
I know that you’ve probably heard a million times that pork chops are kind of boring or not as tasty as other cuts of the animal, but here’s the thing: they can be amazing if you learn how to season them properly. That’s why we’ve created this list of keto-friendly pork chop delicious recipes that will dial up the flavor and convince you to make tasty dinners, despite what the world says.
Just looking at these amazing pork chops makes your mouth water! Tender, juicy pork with a tart and spiced sauce is just crying out to be served for Sunday lunch! Pork and apple go really well together, so why not try making your own applesauce so you can serve it anytime. The chops only take minutes to cook so this would also be great for dinner after a busy day.
Ingredients: pork cutlets, Italian dressing, grated parmesan cheese, FlavorGod everything or favorite seasonings.
Using parmesan to coat meat is an idea that we have enjoyed for a long time. It adds just a bit of contrast to the flavor without increasing the carbs too much. You can reduce the cooking time if you prefer your pork to still be pink in the middle. If you find the coating comes off easily, dip the cutlets in seasoning then parmesan and leave in the fridge for ten minutes before cooking.
Ingredients: boneless pork chops, coriander ground, garlic powder, sea salt, ghee, cabbage, apple cider vinegar, chicken broth, red chili flakes.
Seasoned pork chops can be a delicious meal to serve to the family and they can be sourced quite cheaply so are great if you are working to a budget. The cabbage is slightly caramelized around the edges and has the heat from the red pepper flakes to offset the earthy flavor, making this the ideal side to serve with the chops.
Ingredients: bone-in pork chops, ghee, lard, or any fat of choice, sea salt, finely ground dark roasted coffee, ground black pepper, chipotle chile powder, garlic powder, cinnamon, cumin, ground allspice.
Some people think pork chops can be a bit boring, so this recipe would be one to use to prove how wrong they are! The rub used on these chops is so rich in flavor with all the spices and the dark coffee that they give the pork a really intense taste and a smokey aroma. Serve these with whatever side you prefer, but these are so good you can just eat the chops as they are!
Pork is a meat that is commonly used in Asian recipes and this one is no exception. It uses garlic and coconut aminos to give the traditional Asian flavor to the meat and it also uses bok choy which is a form of Chinese cabbage that does not have such a strong flavor as other cabbage. If you are using the sherry, make sure you burn the alcohol off to make this dish family-friendly.
Keto Ground Pork Recipes
We can all agree there are so many ways in which you can cook ground pork that it’s hard to choose your all time favorite. For this reason, we’ve included here a wide variation of keto-friendly ground pork recipes, so get ready to try out everything: from spicy meatballs to tasty tacos or amazing sausages!
Ingredients: ground pork, egg, garlic, fresh basil, hot sauce, chili flakes, salt, pepper, olive oil, onion, tomato sauce, bell pepper, chili pepper.
Meatballs make a great dish to serve, as it’s one that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The basil and garlic give these meatballs their Italian-inspired flavor and they have a wonderful tomato sauce over the top. These meatballs taste amazing served over cauliflower puree or rice, or you could try them serve on a bed of zucchini noodles.
Ingredients: ground pork, Japanese (smaller) eggplants, green onion, ginger, gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, salt, pepper, garlic, sesame oil, vinegar.
You’d never have thought that Chinese cuisine would naturally produce delicious Keto burgers, but there it is! This keto eggplant burgers recipe sticks pretty closely to the traditional Chinese recipe (often called Qiezi He or Qie He).
Meatballs can be a great dish to serve as they can be enjoyed by the whole family. The parmesan and garlic give these their Italian-inspired flavor and they have a wonderful tomato sauce over the top. These meatballs taste amazing served over cauliflower puree or rice, or you could try them serve on a bed of zucchini noodles.
This is such an adaptable recipe that gives you an appetizer, main meal or individual servings to enjoy as party food. They are full of flavor, high in healthy fats and super-tasty! You could use whatever meat you like – try chicken and bacon or pork with sage, or add some pepperoni and Italian seasoning – the list is endless! These can be frozen once cooked and reheated in the oven for five minutes.
Ingredients: ground pork, ground beef, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, egg, mustard, salt, pepper, mayo, hot sauce, bacon, parsley, avocado slices or guacamole.
Homemade burgers are always popular in our house, and I love making them because that way you know exactly what you are using. These ones taste so good, especially with the spicy mayo, and I like to top mine with raw red onion, thinly sliced, or bacon strips for extra flavor. These burgers taste better if you rest them for a couple of minutes before serving.
Ingredients: spaghetti squash, ground pork (or beef, turkey, or chicken), fire-roasted diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning.
This recipe is quite a basic one which you can use as a guide to making your own meat sauce. For example you could add in onions, mushrooms and garlic for a completely new dish. Also you can experiment with different seasonings, or add in some fresh herbs to make it your own design. Even as it is this is a filling and very satisfying meal!
I just love lettuce wraps as they make food much easier to serve and are great for kids! These tacos are packed with color and flavor, especially if you add your own toppings like chopped bell peppers and avocado. You can also add in some hot sauce when you are cooking the meat to give them a bit of a kick, and a squeeze of lime finishes it off really well.
Ingredients: ground pork, egg, Chinese chives, garlic, fresh ginger, tamari sauce or coconut aminos, avocado oil, coconut oil, salt.
This ground pork recipe is a great choice for an appetizer or entree. It will take about 10 minutes to prepare all the ingredients and another 20 to cook them properly so it’s a really quick and easy recipe that can impress your loved ones while keeping their tummy satisfied.
Ingredients: ground pork, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, cooking fat (tallow, bacon grease, avocado oil, or coconut oil are great keto fats to cook with).
I love sausage for breakfast or lunch, and I am always on the lookout for different ways to flavor it up, so this one was a definite! The paprika gives the sausage almost a chorizo-like flavor and if you like it you can increase the amount used. You could make these different by adding in some chopped fresh herbs, but they are lovely as they are.
Ingredients: ground pork, egg, eggplants, onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, tomato sauce or marinara sauce, salt and pepper.
Let’s face it, some days we feel the urge to cook something new, interesting and delicious and we’re wondering what to do this time while keeping it keto-friendly. I’m here to tell you that this Italian Eggplant Pork Rollatini recipe is a perfect choice for those moments.
Keto Pork Ribs Recipes
Has someone ever said no to a plate full of juicy barbeque pork ribs? I don’t think so, and you don’t have to... at least not while you’re on a keto diet!
There are a bunch of great ways to cook your pork ribs, but we’ve included here only the best ones we found so far, so get ready to be amazed and enjoy these awesome recipes!
Ingredients: baby back ribs, applesauce, gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, olive oil, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper.
This mouth-watering keto baked ribs recipe was modified for my clean-eating keto friends. While your diet will stay clean, these sticky ribs with apple ginger tamari glaze will ensure your hands won’t!
Ingredients: cacao, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, chili powder, black pepper, sea salt, cayenne, pork spare ribs.
Normally rubs for spare ribs involve using sugar to achieve the sticky coating but this recipe is sugar-free, yet the ribs have a wonderful deep flavor because of the cacao powder. It doesn’t taste of chocolate and is a good addition to chili or beef stews as it adds richness. Because these ribs are oven-baked, it means you can enjoy these meaty treats at any time of year!
Keto Pork Tenderloin Recipes
One of the best cuts of the animal is tenderloin. Why? Because it’s juicy and meaty enough to satisfy the protein carvings we all get from time to time. What can make it even better? Knowing what kind of seasoning to use and what types of marinades are best suited for it. Take a look at our top choices of keto-friendly pork tenderloin recipes and find the inspiration to prepare that awesome dinner you’re dreaming of!
Ingredients: pork tenderloin, avocado oil, orange, green onion, garlic, gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, Chinese 5-spice, salt.
I am not going to lie, I am incredibly excited about this recipe. It utilizes not one, but two of my favorite ingredients to cook with. Which also means that it is easily one of my favorite meals to eat. So, I hope this is a recipe that you will love to cook as much as I do.
One of those favored ingredients is pork tenderloin. This is one of the best proteins to cook with because it is tender, tasty, and generally well-priced for an ideal portion size. Mixed up with a few ingredients and this 5-spice keto pork stir fry is such a wonderful meal.
Ingredients: shredded pork (or pork tenderloin, sliced thin), avocado oil, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, onion, cashews, fresh ginger, garlic, Chinese chili oil, sesame oil, gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, salt.
Cashew nuts are slightly softer than other nuts and this makes them perfect to put in stir-fry dishes to add a bit of bite and a contrast in texture to the meat. They are rich in nutrients and healthy fats and go so well with the pork. If you are cooking to a budget, you can replace the pork tenderloin with ground pork, but this is a good way to use up leftover roast pork too.
Ingredients: pork tenderloin, salt, pepper, avocado or coconut oil.
Here is another basic recipe that shows you how to cook tenderloin, and once you’ve mastered it, you can experiment by adding different seasonings, herbs and spices. For tender and juicy meat, you don’t want to overcook it. Pork can be left a bit pink in the middle, just remember to rest the meat for a few minutes before serving.
Ingredients: pork tenderloin, coconut oil, eggs, carrot, onion, cabbage leaves, ginger, gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, scallions, lettuce leaves, salt and pepper.
Mu Shu is a recipe with its roots in Northern China, and with a few tweaks it can be made easily with local-sourced ingredients. Like many stir-fries, it is bright and colorful and full of flavor and can be served on lettuce leaves, or simply placed in a bowl and enjoyed on its own. Because all the ingredients are thinly sliced, you will find it a quick and easy recipe, ideal for unexpected guests.
Pork tenderloin is a favorite for dinner parties and celebrations. Marinating the pork can be so easy if you place the meat and marinade into a ziptop bag. This can ensure a complete coating on the meat. Once you have marinated the meat remove it from the bag and pat it dry with paper towels to ensure a perfect seal on the meat. Once cooked, let the pork rest for 5 to 10 minutes to make sure it is tender and juicy.
Ingredients: pork tenderloin, avocado oil, cauliflower, garlic, onion, red bell pepper, sausage, green peas, salt and pepper.
The sausage and rice make a lovely stuffing for the pork, rich in flavors and giving the dish a fabulous color. Allow the pork to rest for ten minutes after cooking and this will let the meat relax and become more tender and juicy. Pork tenderloin may be slightly more expensive than other cuts, but there is absolutely no waste.
Ingredients: pork tenderloin, olive oil, Italian seasoning, lemon, salt and pepper.
These skewers may look straightforward but the flavors from the marinade make the pork taste amazing! The Italian seasoning and lemon give the meat an authentic taste and these would be perfect served with a fresh green salad or on a bed of cauliflower rice. You could even put extra veggies on the skewers to change it up.
Keto Bacon Recipes
Bacon can be cooked in so many ways and... to be completely honest, that’s the beauty of it. The keto bacon recipes we’ve gathered here will inspire you to go out of your comfort zone and into the lands of really appreciating the incredible flavor of this nasty element. Impress yourself and your loved ones with these beautiful ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
There isn’t really an end to the list of keto-friendly pork recipes you haven’t tried yet, so take a look at these extraordinary ideas we’ve listed here. Don’t know what to do next? What about some Pork Cheek Stew or some Pork Carnitas with Lettuce Wraps? Mhm, I did it and it’s amazing!
Whoever invented lettuce wraps was a genius! They can be enjoyed by even the younger members of the family, especially when you think that kids love eating with their hands! It’s also a fantastic way to get them eating healthy without them noticing. With this recipe you can serve everything in individual bowls, then everyone can build their wraps to suit their taste!
Need some pulled pork in your diet? Here is an amazing recipe for slow-cooked pork that is so tender it will shred up a treat, ready for lettuce wraps, adding to salads or on its own with some coleslaw, The list is endless! If you can’t find Hawaiian salt you can use Celtic sea salt instead without affecting the flavor of the pork.
Ingredients: coconut oil, pork boneless shoulder, butt, or loin, cubed, bone broth, cabbage, onion, fresh ginger, garlic, apple cider vinegar, salt.
Don’t you just love one-pot cooking? So simple and less washing-up, so this is a win-win situation! This stew is hearty and warming which is perfect to have for dinner on a chilly day as you get the gentle heat from the ginger. Just make sure you check the liquid level regularly so the pork doesn’t dry out.
Ingredients: lard or coconut oil, onion, garlic, pork loin, Himalayan salt, black pepper, dried oregano, dried mustard, freshly ground whole nutmeg, bone broth, white wine vinegar, oyster mushrooms, full-fat coconut milk, ghee, capers.
This meaty sauce is extra tasty due to all the cooking in the crock-pot that happens for hours. Cauliflower fried rice will soak up the flavors from the sauce really well while providing you with extra fiber and nutrition. The result is going to be amazing as the meat becomes extra-tender and the tomatoes will add a delicious flavor increasing that sauce’s taste… Yum!
Ingredients: pork shoulder or butt, cajun seasoning, water, salt.
This recipe shows you how to cook spiced pork in bulk so that you have loads of meat ready to be used in different meals like salads, sautés and stir-fries throughout the week. If you are not going to use it all, simply shred the pork and divide into portion-size containers and freeze for using later. If you don’t have Cajun spice mix you can experiment with other dry rub ingredients.
This is a recipe that you can make using pre-cooked Cajun-spiced pork which is very simple to make in a slow cooker. Adding the chopped tomatoes to this dish helps to stop the pork from being dry and the garlic gives this meal a boost of flavor that complements the spiced pork. This can be enjoyed just as it is or served on a bed of cauliflower rice.
Ingredients: pork cheeks, avocado oil or lard, pork or chicken broth, white or cremini mushrooms, leek, onion, garlic, sea salt, lemon juice.
Pork cheeks are a wonderfully tender meat option and can usually be bought quite cheaply so this dish won’t break the bank! They also release collagen which is so good for your well-being and means that this stew is rich and thick. You get added flavor from the blended vegetable ‘sauce’ to give you a warming and very satisfying meal. Serve with cauliflower rice or spaghetti squash.
Pork steaks and mushrooms give you a real hearty and comforting meal to satisfy any hunger pangs, and the garlic and lemon give a real boost to the flavors and make the whole dish very aromatic. This would be a lovely dish to serve to guests as it doesn’t take long to cook so you won’t have to spend too long in the kitchen. Serve these with some steamed green veggies on the side.
If you’re like me, snacks can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Whether it’s a morning coffee break or an energy bar to get through the mid-afternoon slump, a snack can be the perfect way to keep your energy up between meals. But, as we all know, snacks can have a pretty bad reputation. Whether they’re high carbs, sugar, or just full of processed ingredients, finding a good Keto-friendly snack can be difficult, especially when you’re on the go.
But wait! Before you reach for the chips or pretzels, check out this list of over 60+ low carb snacks to keep you satisfied from morning til night. Whether you’re ready to whip up a batch of homemade hummus or just looking for a quick and easy low carb snack, there’s something here for everyone.
With delicious savory and sweet ideas, here are some of our favorite Keto-friendly satisfying snacks:
Tuna is a fish that really runs the gamut in the kitchen. Whether you’re making that 1950s classic, the tuna noodle casserole, or serving up elegant ahi tuna steaks on the grill, tuna can be a totally different ingredient depending on the kind you buy.
From shelf-stable canned tuna to juicy ahi steaks fresh from the water, this list of Keto tuna recipes has it all. These recipes are so diverse, demonstrating how perfect tuna is for a Keto lifestyle. Whether you want to make diner-style tuna melts or Japanese-inspired ahi tuna sushi bowls, this list of Keto tuna recipes will set you up for a tuna-rific meal! Continue reading
Kale chips, green smoothies, even a good old-fashioned salad, kale seems like it’s everywhere these days. And it’s easy to understand why!
Dr. Austin Perlmutter, M.D. says, “Kale is jam-packed with vitamins. Eating one cup of chopped kale gets you over 200% of your daily value of vitamin A, 134% of your daily value for vitamin C, and almost 700% of your daily value for vitamin K! In addition, kale contains important minerals like manganese, potassium, and copper.”
It’s a true superfood!
But if you need a little inspiration to keep kale on the plate, look no further than this list of 35 Keto Kale recipes. This list is chock-full of inventive ideas for everyone’s favorite leafy green.
From introductory recipes for simple and delicious cooked kale to how to make your own kale chips with a home dehydrator! And if you’re looking for something new, why not try out our Keto Kale recipes for Kale Tater Tots or Kale Pesto? Continue reading
We all know that spiralized zucchini is a delicious Keto-friendly way to enjoy pasta. But there’s so much more to the humble summer squash! I’ve put together a list of 33 zucchini recipes that go beyond the simple spiralizer to showcase this delicious and healthy ingredient.
There are lots of reasons to eat more zucchini on Keto. Registered Dietitian Patrick Quillin, PhD, RD says, “The summer squash also contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. This makes zucchini, also known as courgette, a nutrient-dense food that you should include in your diet.”
From bacon zucchini mushroom bakes to almond parmesan crusted zucchini chips to even zucchini blueberry mushrooms, you won’t believe how easy it is to include zucchini in almost any kind of recipe! Of course, I’ve also included my favorite zucchini noodles recipes on the list, from garlic roasted shrimp pasta to a Keto-friendly lasagna.
I like to think of spaghetti squash as nature’s original pasta. With its soft angel hair texture, spaghetti squash is a delicious ingredient that you can swap in for any traditional pasta recipe.
Registered Dietitian Brenda Duby, RD says, “Spaghetti squash is a winter squash that is gaining popularity as a lower calorie, lower carb alternative to pasta.” She notes some of the nutritional benefits of this vegetable, including beta-carotene, and vitamins C, K, and B vitamins.
And with this list of 30 Keto Spaghetti Squash recipes, you’ll find everything from inventive twists on classic lasagna to new “noodle” casseroles, all using Keto-friendly spaghetti squash.
And spaghetti squash has way more to offer beyond pasta recipes. The natural shape of the squash makes it perfect to stuff with delicious fillings! Our spaghetti squash recipe list includes everything from chili cheese squash boats to pork and egg breakfast cups!
In my book, chicken thighs are totally unsung heroes. Not only are they often tastier and juicier than their more popular counterparts, the chicken breast, but they’re often way cheaper at the grocery store.
But chicken thighs may be ready for a comeback.
I’ve put together a list of my favorite chicken thigh recipes to show you just how many ways you can use this fantastic ingredient in all kinds of Keto-friendly dishes.
From delicious Indian-inspired tandoori style main courses to succulent slow-cooker chicken soups, these recipes showcase just how many fantastic ways you can use chicken thighs in your cooking. Forget the chicken breast, the thigh is the way to go!
Picture this: you walk in the door after a long day at work. You’re tired, you’re hungry, maybe your kids are asking you what’s for dinner before you take them to soccer or ballet or violin lessons.
Except, instead of wandering over to the fridge and peering inside, wondering what you’re going to do…
You walk over to the slow cooker that’s been simmering since this morning. You lift the lid and this delicious aroma wafts out.
In 5 minutes, dinner is served and on the table, the kids are happy, and your stomach is full of warm, delicious, keto food.
That is the power of a slow cooker.
Throw your meat and veggies in them in the morning, let simmer, and enjoy delicious food later that evening. It makes dinner fast, easy and sticking to keto a breeze. Because instead of having to figure out dinner when you get home, dinner’s ready and waiting for you to eat!
We scoured the internet for the best ketogenic crockpot recipes, and this giant list is the culmination of our hard work. All the recipes are Paleo, low-carb, keto, and can be made in your favorite crockpot or slow cooker, saving you time and making keto that much easier to stick to.
Here are just a few of the Keto Crockpot Recipes we’ve included:
There are so many ways to cook pork chops, but this one is great if you don’t want to turn on your oven or it’s not grilling season. Make this Keto crockpot pork chops recipe any time you’re craving the other white meat!
I had gone out grocery shopping only to return to this amazing smell in my apartment. I was wondering who was cooking on my floor and whether the aroma was flowing through my vent system when it hit me that it was MY PORK! I had put it into the slow cooker earlier in the morning and completely forgotten about it. Of course, that’s the beauty of the slow cooker – you can totally just forget all about it!
Ingredients: pork shoulder or butt, cajun seasoning, water, salt.
In this post, I wanted to give you a quick and delicious example of how to cook 3 meals super fast using slow cooker pork + 3 other easy meals to add some variation (so, lunch and dinner for 3-4 days or dinner for a whole week)!
Ingredients: pork roast, garlic cloves, hot sauce, smoked paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, salt, yellow onions, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, fire roasted tomatoes, tomato sauce, avocado, green onions.
Nothing warms you up like a hearty, spicy bowl of chili. Try this fresh take on classic chili using budget-friendly pork shoulder instead of ground beef. All the ingredients go right into the slow cooker for a simple, flavorful meal that sure to please. Did we mention its paleo and keto-diet friendly as well?
Ingredients: pork butt/shoulder, chili powder, kosher salt, cumin, oregano, red pepper flakes, ground cloves, stock or broth, bay leaf.
You can be five minutes, and a day in the slow cooker away from taco Tuesday, keto-style. These easy, tasty tacos cook up perfectly with just a few spices and swapping in lettuce cups for the traditional tortillas mean they’re keto and paleo compliant. We’d recommend Boston Bibb or butter lettuce for your taco “shells” the leaves are big and sturdy enough to hold up to the juicy pork!
Ingredients: bacon, onion, bacon fat or coconut oil, onion, garlic, collard greens, pork or chicken stock, apple cider vinegar.
A classic Southern soul food, this Keto collard greens recipe is so easy to make, requiring only 15 minutes of prep time. The slight bitterness of the greens is beautifully balanced by apple cider vinegar. And bacon makes just about anything taste good, and this dish is no exception. The apple cider vinegar has health benefits of its own – just another reason to love this dish.
Your weeknight just got a bit more celebratory with this easy Keto slow cooker luau pork recipe. The key ingredient for recreating that succulent luau flavor? Natural liquid smoke. A few tablespoons in this recipe gives it that all-day smoked flavor, without having to dig a pit in your backyard.
If you’re looking for a cheap and easy crowd-pleaser, this Keto chili verde recipe might be just what you need. Pork slow cooks with garlic and salsa verde – if you have time, made-from-scratch salsa verde is recommended. Top with avocado cilantro lime sauce for a spicy, zesty Mexican flavor explosion.
This super simple dish couldn’t have been easier, and it was delish to boot! I love that it makes a ton of super versatile meat – you can throw it onto romaine leaves for some gluten-free tacos, toss it into a frittata, or just chow it with some fresh avocado.
Kalua pig is one of Hawaii’s best-known dishes and easily replicated at home. Traditionally, an entire pig is placed in an underground pit (“imu” in Hawaiian) that is lined with hot rocks and wrapped in banana leaves, then covered with a layer of soil and roasted overnight. Since we don’t have room in our back yard for an imu, nor access to a suckling pig and banana leaves, nor the desire to go through such a hassle, we just use a crock pot or french oven.
– Melissa Joulwan’s Well Fed Ingredients for a Happy Life
Ingredients: pork roast, garlic, salt, Penzeys Italian Herb Mix.
I’m pushing the boundaries of using my slow cooker as a roasting vessel. I have a passionate dislike for stew and soups made in the slow cooker — they just don’t caramelize enough for me, and I feel like they’re always too watery — but I’m loving my slow cooker as a countertop oven.
Ingredients: pork shoulder, New Mexican chilies, chicken or beef stock, onion, garlic, Mexican oregano, ground cumin, ground coriander, kosher salt, apple cider vinegar.
It’s a little messy, with preparing the chile sauce…it takes some time, with an overnight marinade of the meat and a slow cook on the next day. However, the end result is tender chunks of pork enveloped in a spicy red chile sauce, which despite the heat, has many layers of flavor.
Ingredients: pork shoulder roast, paprika, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, white pepper, cayenne, dried mustard, salt.
This pulled pork recipe is on regular rotation in our house. If you haven’t noticed by now, I am not one for fancy shmancy recipes with a million steps and a ton of complicated ingredients. I’m all about big, simple flavor achieved in a minimal but strategic way. This pulled pork may not be as traditional as smoked meat, but it certainly curbs my barbecue cravings.
Ingredients: pulled pork, romaine lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole, red bell pepper, onion, Primal Palate Adobo seasoning, avocado oil, Tessemae’s Southwest Ranch or dressing of choice.
For years I was obsessed with Chipotle salads. And when I say obsessed, I really mean it. For a year or two, I don’t think there was a week where I didn’t grab one for dinner. It was quick, relatively inexpensive and in comparison to some other “fast food” places, Chipotle has much better (but still not great) quality standards. However, I’ve struggled with digestive issues for as long as I can remember and have a pretty sensitive stomach
Here is a quick and easy slow cooker recipe with lots of flavors. Also – if you’re loving the health benefits of turmeric but don’t see yourself eating it every day, consider giving our Turmeric Soothe supplement a try.
Ingredients: beef brisket, olive oil, onion, garlic, mushrooms, green bell pepper, ground cumin, chili powder, beef stock, tomatoes, salt, ground black pepper, flat leaf parsley.
Being on a keto diet shouldn’t mean you’re hungry all the time. This rich, deeply flavored chili will leave you full and satisfied. If you’re new to brisket, this recipe is great to try. It’s a fun twist on traditional beef chili.
Ingredients: beef roast, onion, garlic, parsley, white mushrooms, Kettle & Fire mushroom chicken bone broth, salt, pepper, cucumber, coconut milk/cream, Dijon mustard, salt, parsley.
I love using a crockpot any time of year, but during the colder months, it seems especially perfect. And a hearty Keto beef stroganoff recipe is both warming and delicious. And there’s the added benefit that making this in the slow cooker is so easier.
I spent a large part of the day listening to and discussing natural health through food and nutrition, and bone broth definitely came up several times! So, it seems fitting to share with you my bone broth recipe.
Ingredients: beef round roast, coconut aminos, beef broth, salt, onion powder or minced onion, garlic powder, dried or fresh cilantro leaves, star of anise, Szechuan peppercorns.
This is such a versatile pot roast! You can cook it and then freeze it for a few weeks so that it’s available whenever you’re out of food. It’s also great to use in random stir-fries with some vegetables or in a salad.
I really love oxtail (it’s so tender and flavorful), and I’ve been lucky that it’s so plentiful in the UK! I see it at the butcher’s all the time, whereas I had to special order it in New York from my local butchers there.
The first time I made oxtail stew, it turned out not that great. It was a similar recipe to the one below, but I put all the ingredients into the slow cooker. And it came out all watery and not very flavorful. I had given up on oxtail stews until my friend in London made me some delicious oxtail stew in the slow cooker!
Ingredients: corned beef brisket, onion, carrot, celery stalk, chicken or beef stock, green cabbage, avocado oil, salt, pepper.
Corned beef is something that is really special when you brine it yourself. Doing the brining yourself can be a bit of a hassle but is incredibly self-satisfying. Something about waiting that long makes it taste so much better, not including the fact that you brined it.
Beef Stroganoff has been around for 150 years or so. It has stood the test of time for sure, sometimes disappearing for a while but always coming back into vogue. While I prefer other cooking methods for dishes that need to keep their distinct flavors and brightness, I’m a big fan of the slow cooker for cozy dishes like Stroganoff. You can always add some brightness with parsley, lemon zest, or zoodles as your base.
Ingredients: beef chuck, white onion, curry powder, garlic, ginger, whole fat coconut milk, salt, chili sauce.
This is a really hearty curry that has a nice heat to pair with the winter weather, although I’d eat this year round. Beef chuck is one of the less expensive cuts at our market, and it was great to use it in something that wasn’t another slow cooker pot roast. This takes about an hour to make, but boy is it worth it.
There may be a lot of effort that goes into these pulled beef rolls, but they are so worth it! Since carbs aren’t something you should be dreaming about on a Keto diet, we’ve created these tasty, keto-friendly rolls to enjoy without guilt. The perfect choice for a casual get-together with friends.
Ingredients: bacon, chuck roast, red onions, garlic, cabbage, Celtic sea salt, black pepper, thyme, beef bone broth.
Did you know cabbage is one of the healthiest foods you can eat? Just add some delicious bacony flavor, and a nice chunk of grass-finished beef to complete the picture, a perfect beef stew! Beef stew is the perfect combination to come out of a slow-cooker!
Bone broth is known as a superfood. The cooking process breaks down bones and connective tissues – including proteins, minerals, and fat – that heal the body in various ways. Today, I’m talking specifically about Beef Bone Broth, but the same basic principals apply to the chicken bone broth which I will cover in a separate post soon.
Ingredients: beef brisket, Sea salt, pepper, fennel seeds, whole cloves, whole peppercorns, cumin powder, cardamom powder, ground cinnamon, tomato paste, onion, bone broth, coconut vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
I don’t have a great deal of experience with slow cooker meals, but savor the warmth and aromatic bliss of the slow-cooked result in the colder months of winter. I also very much enjoy robust flavors, full of intention and dialogue with each forkful.
I wasn’t exactly sure what on earth I was going to make with these random cow parts, so I had a flip through some of my favorite recipe books to get ideas. Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey piqued my interest as I already had some bits and pieces from the Thai supermarket lurking in the fridge. I decided I would make my own take on his Beef Rendang recipe (a Malaysian curry).
Ingredients: oxtail, sea salt, black pepper, onions, leeks, celery, carrots, thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, garlic, tomato paste, beef broth.
I do love oxtail. When cooked correctly it really is incredible. Absolutely jam-packed with flavor and it gets all gooey and caramelized like making it hard to stop at just one. The key is to cook it slow and cook with simple flavor packed ingredients.
Ingredients: beef stew meat, red onion, garlic, beefsteak tomatoes, green chiles, chili powder, oregano, cumin, Sea salt, pepper, broth, water.
WARNING! This will make your house smell amazing and you may find yourself writhing with desire until the slow cooker completes its task. Oh, and you may not want to stop eating…. In all seriousness, this is pretty amazing.
Ingredients: red onions, coconut oil, black mustard seeds, fine sea salt, beef roast, curry leaves, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, serrano pepper, meat masala, coriander powder, Kashmiri chili powder, turmeric powder, black peppercorns, coconut slices or coconut flakes.
This Slow Cooker Spicy Indian Beef Roast recipe is my take on a very popular beef dish served in Kerala (Kerala Beef Fry). It’s flavorful and spicy – made with curry leaves and frozen coconut slices (which can easily be found at any Indian grocery store).
Back in my pre-paleo days, we used to make a vegetarian chili full of beans. I don’t know what I was thinking because this meat-filled chili is so much better! And, chili without beans = no chili farts…your friends and family will thank you.
A classic home-cooked favorite of most people I think is spaghetti and meatballs. The marinara sauce is the easiest thing to convert into a paleo rendition, but the other two are well-known foods that contain flours and other sorts of non-paleo fare. The most common way around the spaghetti (and most kinds of pasta) is using the spaghetti squash. The meatballs can be a little tricky sometimes but when done right, you’d never know the difference.
Ingredients: ground beef, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, sea salt, black pepper, coriander, dried oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, crushed red pepper.
Here is another easy slow cooker recipe for you – taco meat! Taco meat is a Paleo favorite of ours. We make a big batch and enjoy it throughout the week. Taco salad is one of our favorite ways to eat it, but it’s also really good with eggs or tossed with a bunch of roasted veggies.
This Crockpot Ground Beef Minestrone Soup is the perfect meal for a busy fall night. It’s one that I’ve been making for years and taking with me to lunch when I worked in an office. Now that I work at home, I store it in Mason jars in the refrigerator for a healthy, hot meal during the day. For those that follow the Paleo lifestyle, you’ll be happy to learn that this Paleo Minestrone Soup is something you can enjoy as well.
Let me start by saying M loves chili. I made this recipe for M’s work Christmas party and he’s been asking for it ever since. To make it detox friendly, this chili is sans legumes (no beans, people), and doubly meaty and therefore, doubly delicious.
Ingredients: onion, green pepper, portobello mushrooms, garlic, paprika, cayenne pepper, jalapeños, ground beef, tomatoes, butter or ghee, salt, pepper.
Chili is perfect for a lazy, chilly, rainy day, especially if you can make it in the slow cooker. It was exactly chili weather the other day so I was definitely craving it… the only issue was I didn’t have any chili powder laying around! Doesn’t matter to me, because I can make paleo slow cooker chili without any chili powder!
Ingredients: ground beef, cumin, paprika, sea salt, pepper, bone broth, tomato paste, fresh parsley, cauliflower, butter or ghee.
This is perfect for when you are on the go. You can set up the slow cooker with this great Paleo recipe then run to a few shops and come home and they will be ready to eat. I made cauliflower mash to serve them with which is a great low carb, paleo substitute for mashed potatoes.
Ingredients: coconut/olive oil, ground beef, ground pork, flank steak, tomatoes, beef broth, garlic, mushroom, carrots, white onion, celery, broccoli, zucchini, red pepper, ground chipotle chilies, chili powder, fresh cilantro, jalapeños.
In true Paleo style, there are no beans in this chili, but I still wanted to give it that thick and chunky texture. To do this, I went crazy with the meat…a TRIFECTA, which included lean ground beef, steak, and sausage. Heaven!
Ingredients: bones with marrow and joints, apple cider vinegar, onion, carrots, celery ribs, rosemary or other herbs, cold filtered water.
Homemade broths are so much different than the store-bought ones. The most profound difference you will notice is that the store-bought broth is easy to pour out of those neat little containers. Homemade broths take on an interesting metamorphous and are jelly-like, no pouring these broths!
Ingredients: chicken drumsticks, onion, garlic, gluten-free tamari soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, green onion, cauliflower rice.
If you haven’t come across this dish, then you have to give it a try! Adobo is considered to be (unofficially) the Philippines’ national dish. Although the word adobo comes originally from the Spanish word ‘adobar’, which means to marinade, the recipe dates back to before the Philippines was colonized by the Spanish.
I was at Butcher Bar a few days ago perusing their selection of grass fed beef when I spied some pasture-raised chicken on the top shelf. It came to $12 for the chicken, but it’s worth it to know where the meat came from!
I love making chicken broth in the slow cooker and after having some amazing Thai Chicken and Rice with Chicken Soup in Portland, I had to go make a Paleo version to enjoy at home! It’s a simple process – place everything into the slow cooker and leave overnight.
The word, “jerk” originates from Spanish words meaning dried meat (hence the food beef jerky). So jerk chicken, which is a popular dish in Jamaica (see photo above), is made with a spicy, dry rub. Although this dish is traditionally grilled, it’s actually much easier in the slow cooker! Just rub the spices on the chicken and cook away.
I had a bunch of uncooked bacon left over and I wanted to use it in a dish that didn’t involve frying more bacon! And so I turned to the slow cooker. But what would it go well within the slow cooker, I pondered…chicken!
Ingredients: chicken thighs, coconut milk or homemade coconut milk, green curry paste.
Today I am going to share with you a couple of “recipes” that we rely on when life gets hectic. When I have the time, I love taking the extra few minutes to do things like brown the meat and saute the vegetables before adding them to the slow cooker. Having some ideas for really easy slow-cooker meals can make all the difference in keeping you on track with your healthy Paleo lifestyle.
Ingredients: chicken drumsticks, lemongrass, garlic, ginger, coconut milk, Red Boat fish sauce, coconut aminos, five-spice powder, onion, scallions, Kosher salt, black pepper.
If you have leftover lemongrass and coconut milk in the pantry, you can make a slow cooker chicken drumstick dish with these ingredients. Add some five-spice powder and throw the ingredients in the slow cooker instead of the oven.
Ingredients: boneless chicken breasts or thighs, onion, carrots, green beans, broccoli, tomatoes, and red bell pepper, full-fat coconut milk, tomatoes, cumin, coriander, ginger, garlic powder, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, water, salt.
Crockpots do everything for you…except clean up. Put it in and walk away…What resulted was a warm, filling, and savory curry that’s not at all spicy hot. Best part, it’s free from the weird ingredients found in most premixed curry pastes. and you don’t have to worry about that lonesome jar of rarely used curry powder getting stale because you’ve made it fresh.
When shopping for green beans, take a tip from Registered Dietitian Natalie Butler, RD. “Fresh green beans are the healthiest option. Look for beans that are bright green and free of black spots and blemishes. The beans should not be flimsy. For the most nutritional benefits, eat fresh green beans as soon as possible after harvesting or purchasing.”
I found a really great deal on some Split Chicken Breasts the other day so I bought them not really know how I was going to use them. With most bone-in meats I prefer to use the slow cooker so I started my online research for slow cooker split chicken breasts to see how long I needed to cook them. Then I checked out the fridge to see what we had available and voila this recipe was born.
Ingredients: chicken carcasses from roasted chicken, raw backs, necks and wings, apple cider vinegar, water, kosher salt.
I’ll be the first to admit that I used to buy chicken stock (or broth or whatever you want to call it) almost as often as I made it. I’ve mentioned some of my favorite brands before and while I do still keep a carton or two in the pantry for emergencies, it is now rare that I use a store-bought stock of any kind in most of my cooking.
Crockpot chicken stock is unbelievably simple. Just put chicken bones, some vegetables and water in the slow cooker and turn it on. You really can’t do it wrong. It’s the easiest way to make chicken stock, and it’s so much better than store-bought.
Ingredients: olive oil, butter, ghee or coconut oil, chicken thighs, sea salt, black pepper, coconut or almond flour, onions, carrots, garlic, rosemary, lemon juice, chicken broth, lemon.
I adapted this recipe from the Cuisinart Multi-Cooker Cookbook. It is a light but savory summer crockpot dish. If you are using a regular slow cooker you will need to brown the chicken and sauté the onions and garlic in a separate pan.
Ingredients: chicken carcass, onion, bay leaves, salt, ground pepper, water.
I love having homemade chicken stock in my freezer. Any time someone in our family starts getting the sniffles or feels under the weather, I whip out a jar of it and watch as they slowly savor each sip. I decided to try making some crockpot chicken stock so that I could just put it in overnight and not have to think about it until the next morning. I’ll never go back to using the stovetop for stock again!
Ingredients: chicken thighs, salsa or pico de gallo, salad greens, shredded cheese.
This is a slow cooker recipe, and anyone who has known me long enough to have one conversation on the topic of convenience cooking knows that I have a deep love affair with my crock-pot. Especially when I used to teach daycare full time.
Ingredients: chicken, salt, pepper, ghee, onion, garlic, tomatoes, New Mexico chili, almond butter, dark chocolate, sea salt, cumin powder, cinnamon powder, guajillo chili powder, avocado, cilantro, and jalapeño.
When this recipe for Chocolate Chicken Mole was bubbling away in the slow cooker, my stomach would not stop constantly screaming to eat. I felt like it had turned into a toddler having a temper tantrum over some candy. I could not wait to inhale this deliciousness that my friend Arsy, from Rubies and Radishes, had created for her cookbook The Paleo Foodie Cookbook. It was so stinking good, I ate seconds.
Last year, my husband and I attended a super bowl Sunday party and I was introduced to buffalo chicken dip for the first time, ever. (i know, I’m a little behind.) I was so delighted at this new “high protein” dip that I asked for the recipe. It was appalling. I couldn’t believe I had even eaten it! So this year, I’m taking control by hosting my own super bowl party and making my own healthy version of this delicious buffalo chicken dip. It’s amazing. And totally not healthy tasting!
Crockpots are the BEST! It takes only 5 minutes to assemble this recipe. Then I can leave it cooking while I run errands, go to class, or workout, and it’s ready by dinner time. It’s so simple, just chicken breasts and salsa verde.
Ingredients: red onions, bison roast, beef stock, sherry, thyme, bay leaf, olive oil, salt, pepper.
One of our favorite pre-Primal/Paleo soups was a good homemade French Onion soup served with a couple of slices of toasted baguette topped with broiled Provolone cheese. By removing the bread and cheese and adding in some great protein, in this case, bison, we have transformed a soup that was previously an excuse to eat cheese toast into a hearty Paleo meal.
Ingredients: lamb’s feet, onion, tomatoes, coriander, black peppercorns, cayenne pepper, turmeric, ginger, garlic, bay leaf, water, salt, cilantro.
Attukal Paya (sometimes spelled as Aattukaal Paya or just Paya) is a hearty soup made with lamb, sheep, or goat feet served in South India. What fascinates me about this dish is that it’s often served for breakfast – initially this sounded strange to me, but the more I thought about it, the more it made sense; why not start your day out with some nutritious bone broth soup?
Ingredients: spicy Italian sausage, red bell pepper, eggplant, zucchini, yellow onion, garlic, pasta sauce, kosher salt, fresh basil.
This Slow Cooker Sausage and Vegetable Ratatouille are ridiculously easy, loaded with vegetables, dairy free, paleo and can be served alongside a simple side salad, over cauliflower rice, regular rice or even some zucchini noodles!
Ingredients: garlic, yellow onions, green bell peppers, kosher salt, Italian seasoning, dried oregano, red pepper flakes, tomatoes, cold water, bay leaf, Italian sausage links (mild or spicy), Italian parsley.
Traditionally, this is a dish I make on the stove top, slowly cooking down the onions and peppers and then the sausage. I would make a homemade red sauce in another pot and serve everything together with the sauce spooned over-top.
This paleo Shrimp Fra Diavolo recipe is from page 208 of The Everything Weeknight Paleo Cookbook, edited by Michelle Fagone (Cavegirl Cuisine). Serve this spicy sauce over hot “Paleo pasta,” that is, spaghetti squash.
Ingredients: olive oil, garlic, paprika, salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, raw shrimp, flat-leaf parsley.
The gentle heat of the slow cooker is terrific for producing shrimp that are not overcooked. The poaching oil gets a 30-minute head start to develop flavor and soften the raw garlic. For easy, hands-on eating, leave the tails on the shrimp.
Ingredients: water, apple cider vinegar, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, peppercorns, bay leaves.
I can think of nothing more comforting, more nutritious, or more versatile then homemade stock. Learning to make your own stock is essential (in my opinion) to preparing truly healthful meals. The benefits of homemade stock are so numerous! Here are just a few reasons to want to make and consume some ASAP!
This soup is the perfect blend of late summer/early fall: loaded with ripe, garden tomatoes, but warming, easy, and full of flavor. This is a really lazy soup because during the semester the weekends are the only time I can really cook with leisure.
This cream of celery soup is a tribute to the vegan cream of potato soup that used to be a staple in my diet when I was in my 20’s and living on a teeny tiny budget. But this soup is full paleo, starch-free, and alkalizing too! It’s also super affordable to make. And it is super easy, especially if you got an Instant Pot for Christmas!!
Ingredients: whole tomatoes, garlic, basil leaves, dried thyme, onion powder, red pepper flakes, Kal Stevia, heavy cream, parmesan cheese.
Who says you can’t have soup in the summer (or when it is May and 90 something degrees outside!) I just love tomatoes and fresh basil I love making Tomato Bail Soup. I usually serve it warm but for tonight, I think I will serve it chilled.
Do you ever have days when you just want a big, juicy steak?
I know I definitely have those days, especially on Keto.
So, to satisfy your steak pangs, we’ve gone and found 41 of the most succulent and juicy keto steak recipes. You’ll definitely find a steak dish you love from this list.
And if you’re worried about not knowing how to cook the perfect steak, then don’t worry, many of the recipes come with detailed cooking instructions (including timing and temperatures). Just remember to get a meat thermometer so you can cook your steaks perfectly each time.
When talking about minced meat, people usually think about ground beef but there’s more to it than that. You can mince any type of meat and use it in either meatballs, sausages, stews, wherever you want.
Today we would like to highlight a less popular meat, ground turkey. Yes, ground turkey is perfectly suited on the keto diet, but it’s a leaner meat with a subtle flavor, which makes a lot of people shy away from it.
There’s a trick to cooking with ground turkey and that’s using bone broth wherever the recipe allows it, to maximize the flavor profile. Hopefully that won’t be needed with these recipes, as we already find them surprisingly flavorful.
We’re starting off the list with a mid-week favorite, an Italian turkey sausage casserole. It’s quick and easy to throw together after a long day at work, and it will surely warm your soul on a cold night. You can even use an instant pot for this. Just set the timer and come home to a comforting meal.
Serve these crunchy meatballs in a creamy sauce on a bed of zucchini noodles and satisfy your pasta cravings! They are light and flavorful, and can be adapted to any type of meat you have available around the house.
Contrary to popular opinion, chilli doesn’t have to be red. We’re here to show you how amazing and fresh a white chilli can be. This is another time-saver recipe, as it can easily be cooked in an instant pot.
Ingredients: ground beef or ground turkey or ground chicken or ground lamb, garlic powder, egg, onion, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, coconut cream, cabbage, seasoning
This is another great recipe for a healthy and satisfying meal for the whole family! The creamy tomato sauce helps to boost the flavors of the meatballs and the fried cabbage is a great side dish. The original recipe uses ground beef, but you can use whatever meat you want with the same satisfying result.
Casseroles are an easy option when you’re pressed for time and looking to make something comforting and delicious. This cheesy dish has a great texture combination, with the soft turkey, wilted spinach and creamy sauce, which makes it perfect for a shared meal or a potluck.
These stuffed peppers are a comforting, wintery dish, and a healthy alternative to the traditional stuffed peppers. You can serve them with either a marinara sauce or coconut cream, to balance the spice. The heat level for these peppers is not very high, so they can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Soups are very versatile and forgiving. You can add almost any veggies and meats into it, and it will probably produce a great result. This recipe combines two types of cabbage to enrich the flavor and add a healthy dose of antioxidants to the table.
Who doesn’t love an one-pot-meal? In this case, skillet. This dish will be done in less than 30 minutes, and you won’t believe the flavor! It’s quick and light, perfect for a hot summer evening when you just want something fresh and healthy to eat.
Ingredients: ground turkey or ground beef or ground pork, lettuce, avocado oil, onion, garlic, ginger powder, tamari sauce, apple cider vinegar
This is the perfect recipe for those who love to go primal and eat with their hands! The asian flavors are not too overpowering which makes it a good option for introducing new cuisines to children, especially since they will not be required to use fancy cutlery.
This delicious turkey burger, topped with delicious jammy onions is soft and sweet and the perfect dish for a weekend cookout! You can prepare the onions in advance and keep them in the fridge. They also go well on steaks!
If you don’t happen to have ground turkey around the house, this recipe is great to use when you have leftovers. The crunchy bacon bits add some texture to the dish, to balance out the creaminess of the spinach. This skillet is great as either a breakfast leftover skillet or a lunch or summer party dish.
This is another great recipe where you can just use whatever ingredients you have available in the pantry. It’s quick and easy, done in around 10 minutes, and pairs well with a side of cauliflower rice. You can also skip the rice completely and use lettuce wraps for a fresher taste.
Ingredients: ground beef or ground turkey or ground pork, mushrooms, onion, garlic, coconut cream
The stroganoff is one of those traditional dishes that stand the test of time. It’s usually cooked using strips of ribeye steak, but if you want to stick to a budget, any type of ground meat will do the trick. Choose ground turkey for a leaner dish. This keto friendly stroganoff recipe promises great taste and flavor without any extra carbs used in the classic stroganoff recipes.
Enjoying a refreshing, delicious popsicle on a hot and sunny day may be something you’ve really missed on a Keto diet.
Not anymore, because these 32 yummy popsicle recipes are all Keto-friendly – and they’ll make you love this summer even more!
Why you shouldn’t eat most store-bought popsicle on a Keto diet
First of all, they tend to contain so much sugar it’s crazy! And if you’re lucky enough to find a sugar-free popsicle, it’ll most likely contain other non-keto ingredients (like artificial sweeteners).
And if you’re trying to be dairy-free, your search will get even harder.
What makes homemade popsicles so much better?
My favorite part is that I can add all the ingredients I love – and there’s nothing artificial in them. It’s super easy to make these even for a larger crowd (or if you just want to fill up your freezer with healthy treats…)
Homemade keto popsicles are also pretty inexpensive compared to the few keto-friendly options out there. You won’t have to destroy your budget to enjoy these summer desserts!
Be warned – this list is going to create a whole new problem. Which one of these am I going to make, first? Do I stick with just one recipe, or should I make three of them..?
Sorry, I can’t help you with that! But I can tell you that these are all pretty amazing!
Check out this video to see how easy it is to make keto strawberry coconut popsicles. Continue reading