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Make Your Own Jerky with Meat, Fish and More

How to Make Your Own Jerky from Beef, Turkey, Fish, and More

Jerky is a favourite snack of low carb dieters everywhere. It’s high in protein, convenient, portable, and available in a huge range of flavours and styles. However, many people shy away from jerky as a snack since so many of the typical store-bought varieties contain added sugars and carbs. Fortunately, jerky is easy for you to make yourself at home, allowing you to completely customize the ingredients to ensure that your jerky is low in carbs but big on flavour. In this article, we’ll help guide you through the different kinds of meats that you can use to make jerky, as well as explain how to achieve certain flavours, and what common methods you can use to make it in the convenience of your own kitchen.

For starters, let’s take a look at some of the most popular meats that people use to make jerky, and how their taste and textures are different.

Popular Meats to Use for Jerky

Beef

Undoubtedly, beef is the most popular meat that is used to make jerky. It’s an excellent choice to work with as it is extremely common and has a great base flavour and texture for this type of food. As you’d expect, the quality of the beef you use will determine how good the jerky will be, so make sure you choose lean, fresh beef to get the best results. A popular choice for a cut of beef to use for jerky is a nice flank steak, but you could also use brisket or another cut that has low fat content. Look for cuts with less marbling to ensure the fat content is as low as possible.

Turkey

Another popular meat for jerky is turkey. Many people prefer the lower fat content of turkey, but it also has a milder flavour than beef, so depending on what your desired flavour is, it may be a better choice. This is a fantastic way to use up those turkey leftovers after big holiday dinners like Christmas or Thanksgiving, and can be seasoned in many different ways to boost and accentuate the milder flavour of the meat.

Fish

There are plenty of different types of fish that can be used to make jerky, but the most popular choices are salmon, trout and tuna. Fish is extremely healthy and a great source of protein and fatty acids. Fish jerky is often flavoured using sweeter marinades like teriyaki, but is equally good when flavoured with spicy or smoky ingredients. Smoked salmon jerky in particular is an absolutely wonderful taste experience that is a favourite of jerky lovers all over the world.

Other Meats for Making Jerky

Jerky isn’t just limited to those meats, however. You can make it from nearly every kind of meat you can imagine, from boar and bison, to snake and alligator. Here is a great list of 17 different types of meat that you can make jerky from. The next time you feel inspired to make something completely new and unusual, try experimenting with some of these ideas to make some jerky that’s definitely out of the ordinary.

Marinades and Sauces for Jerky

Jerky flavours come in a very wide range, and you’ll find different variations to suit virtually any flavour preference that you may have. Some are bold, others are mild, some are sweet, others are spicy, but they’re all delicious. Here are some of the most common and popular jerky flavours you can try.

Sweet Jerky

If you like a sweeter taste to your jerky, you may want to try a marinade like teriyaki or honey garlic, or create your own. It’s important for low carb dieters to be careful with sweeter sauces and marinades, as they can contain high amounts of sugar. Fortunately, there are plenty of low-sugar and sugar-free marinades available for low carb dieters to use for making homemade jerky. For example, this sugar-free Teriyaki sauce from Seal Sama has a great flavour, and will definitely produce a great tasting teriyaki jerky.

Spicy Jerky

Whether you like just a little heat or a lot of it, there are countless options for spicy marinades to use for making jerky. While many spicy sauces and marinades are inherently low in carbs, there are still some that you’ll need to be wary of as they may contain added sugar. Check the labels carefully to be sure, or make your own spicy marinade using your favourite low carb hot sauces. Here’s a great list of hot sauces that are perfect for low carb dieters.

Smoky Jerky

The best way to get a smoky flavour in your jerky is to actually smoke it. If you have a smoker or a barbecue that is capable of smoking, then you’ll get best results if you use that to finish your jerky. Hickory is a popular wood used for smoking jerky, and it has a great flavour that really accentuates the flavour of the meat. You can also use maple or mesquite for some different smoky flavours to try. If you don’t have the ability to actually smoke the jerky, there are flavours you can add to your marinade that simulate a smoky taste. As with any other flavour or marinade, be sure to check the bottle of liquid smoke flavouring to make sure it doesn’t contain sugar or other added carbs.

How to Make Jerky at Home

Making jerky at home is actually quite simple, and can easily be done in the oven. The key to making great jerky is patience. The marinade needs a good amount of time to really soak in to the meat, and the drying needs to be done in an oven low and slow to get the best results. Here are the basic steps to making jerky in your oven.

1 – Slice the meat into long, thin strips and place them in your desired marinade to soak.

2 – Marinate the meat strips in the refrigerator for no less that 4-5 hours and up to a full day to ensure complete saturation of the flavours in to the meat.

3 – Preheat the oven to a very low setting. Under 200ºF is essential, and around 160º is best.

4 – Remove the jerky from the marinade and use a paper towel to absorb any excess sauce from the meat strips. They should be somewhat dry before going in to the oven.

5 – Hang the jerky on bamboo skewers on the oven racks and place a foil-lined pan underneath to catch any errant drips from messing up your oven.

6 – Bake the jerky for at least 4-6 hours, depending on the thickness of your strips. This may take as long as 12 hours for thick jerky, or if your oven temperature is lower than 160º.

Check in occasionally until the jerky has a firm, but not hard or crispy, texture. A good way to test is to remove a strip and bend it. It should be dry to the touch and crack slightly when bent.

Once you’ve achieved the desired texture and consistency, your jerky is ready to remove from the oven and start enjoying.

Be sure to keep any leftover jerky refrigerated or in a cooler at all times.

Conclusion

As a snack for low carb dieters, jerky is simply perfect. It’s got everything that low carb dieters need, and tastes absolutely delicious. Once you start making your own jerky at home, we’re sure that you’ll have a lot of fun experimenting with different flavours and other types of meat to discover your own unique combinations. We certainly hope that you’ve found this article helpful.

 

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Zoodles – Low Carb Noodles – Recipes & More

All About Zoodles: What are they and how do you use them?

Pasta lovers, we have some great news for you! If you’ve never heard of zoodles before, prepare to be surprised. Made entirely from zucchini, zoodles are the perfect low carb noodle alternative that can be used in virtually any pasta dish that you can imagine. In this article, we’ll explain some of the different ways you can make zoodles, as well as provide a couple of delicious recipe ideas to try.

As we’ve discussed in our previous article, Tips for Making Delicious Pasta Meals the Low Carb Way, there’s no reason that low carb dieters need to avoid pasta as part of their meal plans. There are plenty of options available for low carb noodles, but with zoodles you also get the benefits of a pile of nutrient-rich vegetables as well.

How to Make Zoodles

There are three basic methods that are commonly used to make zucchini noodles. First, you can simply use a standard vegetable peeler to create long, flat strips of fresh zucchini noodles. While this may work fine at producing a nice pile of zoodles, it’s definitely not the fastest method, especially when you need to prepare a larger meal. To create a lot of zoodles in less time, you can use a kitchen mandolin to speed up the process. In addition, since mandolins allow you to adjust the thickness, you can customize your style of zoodles much easier than with a hand-held peeler.

The third common method of making zoodles is to use a spiralizer. Here’s a great article from Foodal.com that reviews 5 fantastic kitchen spiralizers, and outlines the different accessories that allow you to create multiple styles of spiraled vegetables. Using a spiralizer produces a much longer zoodle if you want a more ‘spaghetti’ style format to use for your pasta meal. Regardless of what tool you use to create your zoodles, they will all taste the same, so it really comes down to your personal preference.

How to Cook Zoodles

Once you have your zoodles ready, there are a few different ways you can cook them depending on the type of recipe you will be using them in, or how you prefer them to taste. Here are the most common ways to prepare zoodles for a wide variety of meal types and recipe styles.

Raw Zoodles

Sometimes, the best way to cook your zoodles is to not cook them at all! Fresh, raw zucchini noodles are crisp and delicious, and are a fantastic way to make cold pasta salads in a new and exciting way with very few carbs and lots of flavour. You can also top cold zoodles with any of your favourite hot pasta sauces for a different kind of pasta experience.

Fried or Sautéed Zoodles

Frying or sautéing your zoodles is a great way to prepare them, and allows you to add extra seasoning or flavour in the form of oils, such as olive oil or avocado oil, and a sprinkle of salt or vegetable seasoning. The key to preparing zoodles this way is to keep the time short. If they are heated for too long, they become mushy, so pay close attention to the zoodles as they cook, which usually only takes about 2 minutes.

Boiled Zoodles

Another way to prepare your zoodles is to boil them just like any other type of noodle. Just like frying and sautéing, you’ll want to keep the time very short to avoid ending up with a pile of mush. Really, all you’re doing is heating them up, so all you need is about one minute of time in boiling water. Then, simply drain and serve as you normally would.

Delicious Recipes Using Zoodles

Now that you’re a zoodle expert, we thought we’d share a couple of tasty recipes that you can use to try out your skills. These healthy zoodle creations are easy to make and taste absolutely delicious. Give them a try as part of your next meal plan!

Zucchini Noodles with Mini Chicken Feta and Spinach Meatballs

Wow! This recipe is an amazing mix of flavours and textures that is a real culinary adventure. Jessica at HowSweetEats.com hit it out of the park with this creation, which is an absolutely perfect example of how zoodles can work to create a truly unique and tasty low carb meal. It’s loaded with protein, vegetables, and big flavours.

Spicy Sesame Zoodles with Crispy Tofu

If you’re a lover of all things spicy, then Lindsay over at PinchOfYum.com has created a recipe that is sure to bring the heat! This delectable zoodle recipe combines a thick and spicy sesame peanut sauce with crunchy raw zoodles to create a marriage of opposites that works amazingly well. The addition of crispy fried tofu further adds to the experience and keeps the carb count low.

Conclusion

Well, there you have it! Next time you cook up some of your favourite pasta sauce, or are looking for a new twist to put with an Asian stir fry, give zoodles a try. It’s a simple and easy way to incorporate more vegetables in to your pasta meals, and cut out even more carbs. We’re sure that you’ll love using zoodles in all kinds of creative low carb recipes. We hope you found this article helpful!

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5 Low Carb Cookbooks That You Will Want

5 Amazing Low Carb Cookbooks You Need to Own

No low carb kitchen would be complete without a set of fantastic cookbooks to help you craft a diverse meal plan full of delicious recipes and healthy foods that the whole family will love. Of course, once you start scanning the cookbook shelf at your local bookstore or online shop, you may find yourself lost in an endless pile of books and not much clarity on which ones are worth picking up.

We’ve simplified your search for great low carb cookbooks by listing 5 of the best by some of the most trusted authors in the world of low carb eating.

In this list, you’ll find cookbooks for a variety of different cooking styles, including recipes that are fast and easy, some that focus on a short list of ingredients, some that keep things simple with slow cookers, and more.

We’ve found these cookbooks to be easy to follow and packed with delicious, healthy recipes for low carb and keto dieting lifestyles.

The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook by Jen Fisch

This cookbook is incredibly popular right now, and with good reason. With just 5 ingredients, these recipes fit the keto and low carb lifestyle and are absolutely delicious. Author Jen Fisch has pulled together a fantastic resource that is perfect for people just getting started on the low carb or keto diets by keeping things simple without sacrificing taste or health value. Even experienced low carb and keto dieters will love the recipes in this book, and it will definitely become one of your favourite places to go for quick and easy meal ideas.

The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook by Colette Heimowitz

It’s hard to argue that Atkins is an authority in the world of low carb. As the most well-known low carb brand and diet plan, Atkins has a reputation of providing quality products, healthy living tips, and great recipes. In this cookbook, author Colette Heimowitz has gathered together a fantastic collection of 200 fast and easy low carb recipes that are on the table in 30 minutes or less. You’ll find ideas for any meal of the day as well as tons of snacks, appetizers, and desserts that are sure to be a big hit with your family.

Keto One Pot Wonders Cookbook by Elizabeth Jane

If you love the ease and convenience of one-pot cooking, then this cookbook is for you. These 50 recipes from author Elizabeth Jane are all keto-friendly, and cover a wide range of cuisine styles to bring lots of exciting flavours to your table. In this book, you’ll find stews, stir frys, baked casseroles, ribs, soups, and many more. These recipes aim to keep things simple and easy, and focus on fresh and healthy ingredients to produce amazing meals that will definitely satisfy you and your family.

 

The Big 15 Ketogenic Diet Cookbook by Megan Flynn Peterson

You’d never guess that 15 simple ingredients could produce hundreds of different meal variations, but this incredible cookbook by Megan Flynn Peterson proves that you definitely can, and the results are amazing. This cookbook includes 150 recipes and 300 different variations that bring the carb count down or the fat content up, depending on what stage of the low carb or keto diet you are in. Choose from tasty classics like BLT wraps, or explore interesting new creations like cauliflower pizza to add some unique flavour experiences to your meal plans.

Easy Low Carb Slow Cooking by Robin Donovan

We love our slow cookers, and the convenience that they bring to the kitchen. It’s always nice to come home at the end of the day to find that dinner is already prepared and ready to serve. These recipes are easy to follow, and amazingly satisfying meals for low carb, keto, and paleo diets. Author Robin Donovan pays close attention to making these 125 recipes healthy, fast to prep, and extremely delicious. With recipes like Bacon-Wrapped Chicken, Thai Red Curry Beef, and Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cheesecake, you’ll definitely see lots of smiles around the table when you serve up these meals.

Meal Planning Tips and Advice

Now that you’ve got all these amazing low carb recipe ideas, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed in trying to figure out where to fit them in your weekly meal plans.

We suggest checking out our article on Tips and Tricks for Low Carb Meal Planning to help you put together a meal plan that is easy to follow and includes a wide range of healthy foods like those found in these cookbooks.

Conclusion

It’s always helpful to have lots of different options to select from when you are crafting your weekly low carb meal plan, and with these cookbooks in your kitchen, you’ll have hundreds of healthy, delicious, and easy recipes at your fingertips. Each of these books delivers plenty of advice, tips, and tricks to save time, customize flavours, and more.

If your low carb recipe archive is getting boring and repetitive, we’re sure that you’ll find the meals contained in these cookbooks to be exactly what you need to inject some fun and excitement back in to your healthy eating habits. We hope that you are inspired to give some of these a try as a part of your low carb lifestyle.

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Choosing the Best Fresh Fish

The How-to Guide for Choosing the Best Fresh Fish

Fish is renowned as being a great option for all types of healthy diets, and is a perfect fit for the low carb lifestyle. Fish is high in protein, and is a very versatile ingredient for many different styles of cuisine from around the world. It’s also an ingredient where freshness is absolutely critical to its taste and how well the final dish turns out. Choosing fresh fish is an important skill to have, but it’s not always clear on what to look for, especially since there are so many ways to buy fish. The things you look for in a whole fish are different from what you need to see in a filet. Fortunately, in this article, we will detail all the tips you need to know in order to choose the best fresh fish at your local grocery store or fish market.

For starters, it’s essential that you know the telltale signs of truly fresh fish, and what to be wary of if the fish may be past its prime. Some of these factors are visible to the eye, but some rely on touch or smell. If the fish is sealed up, you may not be able to smell it or touch it, which reduces the number of signs you can rely on to make your choice. So, while you may not be able to use them all each time you shop, using as many as you can will help ensure that you get the best insight in to the freshness of the fish.

Is It Really Fresh?

Figuring out the freshness of a fish is essentially as simple as going through a checklist and seeing if the fish hits all the right marks. This list of factors is slightly different for whole fish and for filets, since whole fish will usually include the head and gills, which give additional indications of freshness. Here’s how to check for freshness for both types of fish you’ll find at a typical market.

Freshness of a Whole Fish

Check the eyes – The eyes of a fresh fish will be clear, bright, and shiny. If the eyes have taken on a dull, grey, or cloudy appearance, this is an indication that the fish is no longer fresh.

Examine the skin and scales – Similar to the eyes, the scales and skin of a fresh fish will be clear and shiny, with a metallic appearance. Avoid it if the skin and scales look dull or dry.

Have a look at the gills – If you can examine the gills of the fish, they should be a vibrant red. If they’ve started to take on a pale hue or brownish tinge, then skip this fish.

Smell check – Ironically, a fresh fish shouldn’t smell ‘fishy’, but rather will have very little odour to it at all. If it does have a scent, it should be very light and similar to brine or simply like fresh water.

Freshness of a Fish Filet

Colour of the flesh – This is easier to see on coloured fish like salmon, tuna and trout, but the flesh of the fish should be a vibrant colour. If it appears faded or dull, this could indicate the fish is no longer fresh.

Firmness of the flesh – Fresh fish meat will spring back quickly to shape if you gently press it with your finger. If it feels spongy or mushy, it’s not fresh and should be avoided.

Examine the skin and scales – If the filet is still on the skin, check it for the same signs you look for on a whole fish. Shiny, clean, and metallic scales are signs of freshness.

Smell check – Filets should not have any strong smells to them at all. If they smell the least bit fishy, they aren’t fresh and you should choose something else.

If you want an additional bit of guidance on choosing the best in fresh fish, you’d be hard pressed to find better advice than this video featuring celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay as he dishes all the details on choosing the perfect fish.

Different Types of Fish

Now that you know what to look for in a fresh fish, how do you know what kind of fish you really want to buy? Well, if you’re not using a recipe that calls for a specific type of fish, and just want to try something new to grill or pan-fry for dinner tonight, there are three main types of fish you can choose from that each has unique characteristics.

Dark Coloured Fish

Dark coloured fish tends to be very flavourful and is more oil-rich, and comes from fish that are generally open-ocean and long-distance swimmers. Examples of dark fish are Bluefin tuna, Chinook salmon, herring, and mackerel.

Medium Coloured Fish

Medium coloured fish are also quite rich in oils, and include fish such as Arctic char, mahi mahi, yellowfin tuna, and sockeye salmon. These fish tend to have a stronger flavour than white fish, but are generally not quite as strong as the darkest fish types.

White Coloured Fish

White fish is the lightest tasting fish type, and comes in a wide variety of textures and oil content. Some white fish, such as halibut, rockfish, haddock and catfish are lean in oil and have a firm feel. Others, such as tilapia, sea bass, and flounder have a flaky texture and are lean in oils. You can also find white fish that are firm and oil-rich, such as sturgeon, lake whitefish, and albacore tuna.

Conclusion

We certainly hope that you’ve found these tips helpful, and that you’ll put them to good use the next time you visit your local fresh fish market. As with any type of food, however, you’ll find that choosing a fish is as much a personal preference as how you like your steak done or what toppings you want on your burger. Sure, some fish lend themselves to certain styles of cooking, but ultimately the choice is yours when it comes to what ends up on your plate.

We suggest trying fish from different categories and exploring the different tastes and textures to find what you truly enjoy in fish. Regardless of the type of fish you desire, we know that with these tips you’ll be better equipped to get a nice, fresh fish that will definitely taste great in whatever recipe you use it in.

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Make Sugar-Free Easter Chocolates at Home

 

Sugar-Free Easter Chocolates

Easter just wouldn’t be the same without a selection of delicious chocolate treats to enjoy, especially for the kids! But how do you give everyone the sweet treats they love without all the excess sugar and carbs? Simple! All you have to do is get a little creative, gather the right supplies, and you can make your own fun Easter chocolates right at home.

This is a fun activity that the whole family can participate in, and it’s extremely easy to do. The number of supplies and ingredients you’ll need is short, and the process is simple. Here, we will show you just how fast and easy it is to make your own sugar-free and low-sugar Easter chocolates. You’ll get a list of essential ingredients and tools, as well as ideas for different ways you can customize the treats and make them truly unique. Let’s hop to it!

Choose a Good Quality Chocolate

The basic ingredient you’ll need, of course, is a good quality chocolate to use to make your treats. Chocolate comes in a wide variety of flavours and types, from milk chocolate that is common in all kinds of candy bars, to extra dark chocolate that is made with a very high percentage of pure cocoa. Chocolate can be flavoured with all kinds of different tastes, like orange or raspberry, and if you’re using white chocolate, can be any colour of the rainbow.

Regardless of what you may want your chocolates to look like or taste like, one thing you’ll want to be sure of is its sugar content. Indulging in chocolate while on the low carb diet requires careful measuring and moderation, since the high sugar content can easily send your carb counts through the roof. That’s why it’s important to find a good quality sugar-free chocolate or low-sugar chocolate to use instead.

There are many choices for sugar-free and low-sugar chocolate that is suitable for baking or making homemade Easter treats. For example, these sugar free Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips from Krisda are sweetened with stevia, and are completely sugar-free. If you prefer your chocolate to be of the darker variety, with a more potent cocoa flavour, these low sugar dark chocolate chips from Lily’s are extremely low in sugar and are a great choice for any chocolatey creations you want to make.

While sugar-free white chocolate options are a bit more limited, we’ve found a fantastic recipe for sugar-free white chocolate that you can make at home from scratch! It produces a beautiful and delicious white chocolate that is absolutely perfect for making molded chocolate treats. This recipe for Sugar-Free White Chocolate comes from Nora at ACleanBake.com and is the perfect solution for making white chocolate treats for Easter.

Tips for Melting Chocolate

Melting chocolate may seem like an extremely simple job, but there are a couple of things you need to keep in mind while you do it. First, chop up the chocolate in to smaller bits to make it faster and easier to work with. Next, be sure to melt the chocolate over very low heat. Here’s a great video from Realsimple.com on how to melt chocolate using a combination of a heat-proof bowl and a saucepan with simmering water to create the perfect conditions for melting chocolate without any risk of burning.

As the chocolate melts, be sure to stir it to blend it smooth and avoid any lumps or un-melted bits, this will ensure smooth and perfect-looking treats when you remove them from the molds.

Fun & Festive Chocolate Molds

Now that you’ve got the chocolate melted and ready to go, you’ll need some fun and festive chocolate molds to pour it in to and make your treats. Bunnies, eggs, chicks, and more are easy to find and make for some cute shapes for your treats. Pour the chocolate in carefully and slowly, and give the occasional gentle shake to the mold to encourage any air bubbles to the surface. Allow the chocolate to cool completely before removing from the mold. Chill in the refrigerator if you’re in more of a hurry, but don’t rush too quickly or you’ll end up with a big mess on your hands.

Chocolate molds come in several different materials, including silicone, plastic, and metal. Silicone molds are very popular since they are soft and bendy, making it easy to remove the chocolates without risking any damage to them. Metal or hard plastic molds may need to be gently tapped, or warmed in order to have the chocolates removed once they are chilled, so be careful not to hit them too hard and risk damaging the mold or breaking the chocolates as they come out.

Add Some Colour to your Creations!

If you’ve decided to use white chocolate, you can easily pour out a bit in to several smaller cups and add a drop or two of food colouring to create multiple different colours of chocolate. These can be used separately, or combine them to create fun patterns in the chocolates that are unique and interesting. Play around with a few different methods and have some fun experimenting with swirly, coloured chocolate!

Try Different Ingredients & Toppings

If you’re feeling extra-creative, why not try including some fun accent ingredients or toppings? For example, if you’re a fan of licorice, try inserting a small sugar-free licorice piece in the middle of the chocolate while it’s still soft. You can do this with sugar-free gummies or caramels, too. Here’s your opportunity to get really crazy and start coming up with your own individual treats that are truly special. If you’re having fun, then you’re doing it right!

Conclusion

This just goes to show that even those holidays that are famous for their sugary treats don’t need to be a time for stress for low carb dieters. There are plenty of ways to come up with amazingly delicious treats that are low-sugar and sugar-free, and we bet that nobody would ever be able to tell the difference.

We hope that these tips and ideas have given you some inspiration to try something new this Easter. Making your own chocolates is a fun and sweet way to bring the family closer together.

 

 

 

 

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Keto Recipes in 20 Minutes or Less

6 Fast and Easy Keto Diet Recipes in 20 Minutes or Less

We’ve already talked about how the keto diet has very specific criteria that need to be followed, in our recent article here. Since following these details are critical to success on the keto diet, it also helps to have a broad range of recipes that you can choose from when you are putting together your meal plan for the week. That’s why we’ve put together this list of great keto recipes that are fast and easy to prepare, and can be ready in 20 minutes or less. Here, you’ll find suggestions for delicious keto-friendly recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, that suit a wide array of tastes and cooking styles.

When going keto, many people find that it can be hard to work in enough variety in to their meal plans, especially with busy schedules and time being in short supply. While it is easy to come up with basic food combos that meet the requirements for keto, it can get repetitive if you just stick to the same old things every week. We hope that with this list of 6 great-tasting keto-friendly recipes you can change up your routine and work in some exciting new flavours for your next meal plan that won’t take you hours to prepare.


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Easy Keto Breakfast Recipes

Let’s get started with a couple of delicious keto breakfast recipes that you can try!

Green Buttered Eggs

Let’s start things off with something truly unusual for your next breakfast menu. This flavourful egg dish comes from Morocco, and utilizes a unique blend of fresh herbs such as thyme, cilantro, and parsley sautéed in savoury garlic butter. Add in some farm-fresh eggs, along with some cumin and cayenne to give it a spicy kick, and you’ve got a hearty breakfast full of robust flavours. Boost the protein of this meal with a side of sausages or bacon, and even the hungriest of us will be completely satisfied with this breakfast. Dig in!

Bacon and Zucchini Eggs in a Nest

This recipe comes from Melissa at IBreatheImHungry.com, as she experimented with one of her favourite childhood recipes in search of a low carb and keto-friendly alternative version. This is a fun way to prepare and serve eggs and bacon along with a hearty serving of vegetables, and it looks just as good as it tastes. The saltiness of the bacon, the crispy bottom that forms on the base of the zucchini, and the flavour of the Asiago cheese all combine to create a delicious breakfast that will definitely leave your whole family full and happy.

Quick Keto Lunch Recipes

Now that breakfast is taken care of, let’s explore a few incredible lunch recipes that are sure to pique your interest!

Ultimate Keto Burgers

With a name that includes ‘Ultimate’, you can be sure that these will be good! This recipe for delicious keto beef burgers also includes a recipe to make some buns from scratch, but you could save even more time by going with a pack of Smartbuns. These burgers go great with any of your favourite keto toppings, but this recipe also includes some suggestions for toppings along with recipes, such as Sriracha chili sauce or Russian slaw. Whatever you decide to top these burgers with, you can be sure they won’t last long on your plate.

LCHF Chicken Caesar Salad

LCHF (low carbohydrate high fat) is the name of the game when it comes to the keto diet, and this salad definitely delivers on that. This recipe starts with a fresh batch of leafy greens, such as kale and spinach, and piles on the protein with loads of chicken, cheese, anchovies, parmesan and mayonnaise. For an added twist of flavour, the chef suggests to season the chicken with paprika or whatever your favourite seasoning might be. We bet that this would work really well with some kind of Mediterranean chicken seasoning.

Fast Keto Dinner Recipes

It’s time to move on to the dinner menu with these fantastic meal ideas that are definitely going to end up on your list of favourites!

Turkey Vegetable Pesto Bolognese

With a name like pesto Bolognese, you’d never expect this recipe to be ready so fast! This recipe makes excellent use of just a few key ingredients to produce a delectable pasta dish that is both light and filling. If you’re in an even bigger hurry to get dinner on the table, you can save time by using a prepared low carb pesto mix, like this Pesto from Mayacamas.

Pair this dish with your favourite Miracle Noodles, Shirakiku, Shirataki and other low carb noodles, and you’ve got an extremely healthy low carb and keto friendly meal that’s loaded with protein and tasty vegetables like zucchini, mushrooms and onions. Simply delicious!

Chicken in Creamy Green Onion Sauce

Here’s a recipe that is definitely not your every-day kind of chicken. Fortunately, it’s also deceptively simple to make, so don’t worry about it taking hours to prepare.

This savoury chicken dish combines the fresh taste of green onions with a rich and creamy sauce that drenches the chicken in comforting flavours. Serve with a side of your favourite vegetables, or pair it with a salad full of crisp greens, depending on your preference.

Conclusion

We hope that this selection of healthy recipes has added some excitement to your next keto meal plan. It’s definitely plain to see that just because you need keto-friendly meals that doesn’t mean that they need to be repetitive, complicated, or boring.

With recipes like this in the rotation, you’ll save time and not have to compromise on making dinners full of great flavours that will consistently satisfy your whole family. Happy eating!


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