If you’re deciding to start the Ketogenic Diet you may be dreading it a bit. Not because you’re going to change your lifestyle but because you’re going to have to change your eating habits.
The reason some diets get a bad reputation is that they force you to eat foods that lack a significant amount of flavor. Nobody wants to constantly eat something that isn’t appetizing regardless of whether it helps them lose weight or not.
Lucky for you, the keto diet isn’t like most other diets. You’re going to be able to have a lot of variety when it comes to the foods you eat.
The recipes that are a part of the keto diet are absolutely amazing. Something else that’s good about the diet is that you aren’t going to get bored with what you’re eating because you have so much to choose from.
You won’t have to constantly eat the same foods over and over again unless you choose to do so.
Are You Even Dieting?
On the ketogenic diet, you’re going to have recipes that are so good that you won’t be able to believe that they are actually part of a diet.
You won’t believe that something so good could help you lose weight and cause your body to be much healthier.
The following recipes are going to be just like this. They are going to be so delicious that you aren’t going to believe that you’re on a diet. You’ll actually forget that you’re dieting.
Avocado Taco Boats
Image courtesy of Peace, Love, and Low Carb.
With the keto diet, you’re going to be cutting a bunch of carbs from your everyday diet. This means that a lot of the foods you’re probably used to having are no longer an option. Foods like bread, rolls, and even taco shells or tortillas are a no go.
However, this recipe calls for you to use the avocado shell as the taco shell.
This is beneficial because you are eating something that gives you a bunch of healthy fats that you need as a part of the diet and you’re also getting all the flavor that you know and love from a taco.
Making this recipe isn’t difficult. The time to make this will probably take you as much time as it would if you were to make a typical taco that you might be used to.
Net Carbs: 5.0g
Oven Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu
If you’ve never had chicken cordon bleu then you need to try and make this recipe as soon as possible.
It’s just a different kind of eating experience than you’re probably used to.
You have chicken that is basically stuffed with ham and cheese. It definitely sounds a little weird at first, but you’ll understand why so many people love it once that first bite touches your mouth.
It’s just something that everyone should try at least once in their lives.
Net Carbs: 1.8g
Ribeye Steak Salad
This simple recipe is going to be a great option for you.
If you don’t feel like spending a long time in the kitchen but need a very flavorful meal, this salad is the way to go.
All you have to do is cook up a nice ribeye steak to your desired temperature and place it over a bed of greens. Yes, this may sound a bit overly simplistic but you aren’t going to regret a moment when you’re eating it.
Sometimes the best things are the simplest as well and you can make a strong case for this recipe from Simple Eats.
Net Carbs: 1.5g
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
Chicken and bacon were made to go together in my opinion. The flavors of both, when they’re put together, make for something that is very hard to recreate anywhere else.
This casserole combines a lot of flavors that just work so well together. After you have this for the first time, this casserole could very quickly become your favorite.
When you have this recipe, you should expect a little spice as well just for an added kick that you don’t want to catch you off guard.
Net Carbs: 4.0g
Bacon Cheeseburger Cauliflower Casserole
This is essentially a bacon cheeseburger in the form of a casserole.
You’ll be able to get all the deliciousness of a bacon cheeseburger without the hassle of the carbs. So, you’ll be able to keep your body on track with the ketogenic diet.
One thing that I would say about this recipe is that you shouldn’t add ketchup. I know that most of you might not be able to eat a burger without ketchup, but you’re going to have to deal without it for this. Not only does ketchup have added sugars that could easily throw you off on your diet, but after you try this meal, you’re going to realize that you aren’t even going to need ketchup.
Net Carbs: 3.6g
Chicken Avocado Casserole
Avocados are a superfood that everyone should include in their everyday diet no matter what that diet is.
Like bacon, if you add avocado to anything, it’s going to be delicious. Delicious is probably an understatement.
When you add avocados to this chicken casserole, you’re going to have something that’s so good, you may look back at the recipe to make sure that everything you added is actually keto friendly.
Net Carbs: 6.0g
Cumin Spiced Beef Wraps
Image courtesy of Paleo Flourish.
Since you’re on keto and can’t use traditional tortillas for your wraps, the next best thing you can use is Cabbage wraps.
Cabbage wraps are great because they add a bit of crunch to a meal that otherwise lacks it.
This recipe will be the perfect wrap that’s incredibly simple to make. Even if you aren’t skilled at making the wrap, as long as you have everything combined, you’ll be just fine. The taste is all that really matters
Net Carbs: 4.0g
For the mushroom lovers out there, this is a recipe that you must try.
Portobello mushrooms are big enough and act as the perfect “crust” for this pizza.
If you like mushrooms on your pizza then you’re guaranteed to love this. Again, this is yet another recipe that can be made in no time and is very simple to make.
Something that tastes so good that takes minimal effort to make only makes things easier for you.
Net Carbs: 4.0g
Chili and Garlic Olive Pizza
This is another pizza recipe that is going to be completely different than the previous one.
You have all the components you want out of a pizza (crust, sauce, cheese, and toppings). It may not be the best pizza you’ve ever had, but it will for sure make you forget that you’re on a diet.
You don’t need to go to a gourmet pizza restaurant to get a flavorful pizza that makes you enjoy the healthy life you’re living.
Net Carbs: 3.7g