Following a ketogenic diet can be tough, especially when there are carb-eaters in your life. It can be very disheartening when you cook a delicious meal only to have noses turned up, and mouths demanding bread and potatoes.
These recipes are all completely keto-approved, but they are also so delicious and satisfying that anyone will finish the lot and ask for seconds.
Spinach, fresh mozzarella, chorizo, and toasted almond salad
Salads have suffered from a bad rap over the years, with people assuming they consist of a few measly leaves and a wedge or two of tomato. We in the keto world (or simply the healthy eating mindset) know the endless possibilities for filling, exciting, and delectable salads. This recipe features fresh mozzarella cheese, salty chorizo, and crunchy toasted almonds. All sitting in a bed of fresh baby spinach and arugula.
Creamy chicken “pasta”
This pasta dish is made from zucchini noodles. Don’t turn and run! Your non-keto friends and family will love them because they’re doused in creamy sauce and mingled with tender chicken pieces. They may even decide that veggie pasta agrees with them far more than regular pasta…who knows?
Lamb burgers with eggplant buns and grilled halloumi
Who doesn’t love a good burger? These burgers are a little different, swapping beef for lamb, and buns for eggplant, giving them a Greek flair. The addition of halloumi provides a hit of Cypriot deliciousness. They’re a little messier to eat than a regular burger, but that doesn’t matter! Some of the tastiest foods are the messiest.
Spicy salmon wraps
Salmon is an incredibly nutritious fish with lots of healthy fats to keep you full and satisfied. Crispy lettuce encases hot, spicy grilled salmon, cucumber, fresh chili, and cream cheese. Great for a dinner party snack, or a decadent light lunch for keto and non-keto eaters to enjoy.
Keto pancakes with crispy bacon and vanilla cream
These keto pancakes are soft, fluffy, and have a vibrant hum of lemon. They’re served with crispy bacon and vanilla whipped cream for a totally over-the-top, decadent breakfast. Great for special occasions or to treat a special person…such as yourself!
If my plan has worked, your non-keto friends and family will now see the charm and tastiness of the ketogenic diet. They will stop giving you grief about your food choices, and may even convert to a few low-carb meals a week too. Feel free to adjust the servings to suit your needs.