Eating Keto gives us plenty of opportunities to get our daily dose of meat, but sometimes I get a huge craving for a plate of vegetables! Not only are they healthy and full of vitamins, but a meatless main course can be a great way to change up your Keto meal routine. That's why I've put together a list of 32 Keto-friendly meatless recipes, with delicious options to get your veggies in for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Bread is often made with highly processed carb-dense ingredients and served with other calorie-rich foods that are far from healthy for us, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Alternatively, we can use low-carb flours and other healthy ingredients to make keto-friendly bread and bread products that boost our health and make us feel fuller longer so that we can finally eat less and look and feel better than before.
Eggplant. Many eggplants are big enough that you can cut them crosswise and end up with a slice the size of a bread bun. Grill them or bake them and make a sandwich or open-faced sandwich out of them with your favorite keto ingredients. However, keep in mind that the eggplant will be tender after you cook it so it won’t hold up as well as the other bread alternatives.
The main ingredients in this recipe (chicken, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon) are all part of a low-carb, ketogenic diet. We skipped the store-bought Ranch seasoning mix because it usually contains sugar, quite a bit of salt, and preservatives that we try to avoid if possible. Instead we used a keto-friendly mix of dried chives, garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper flakes, dried dill, salt, and black pepper to season our Crack Chicken.
This recipe gives you juicy and tender shredded chicken that is generously spiced with earthy cumin and has a gentle heat from the chilli powder, resulting in tasty and delicious meat to serve either on its own with some homemade guacamole, or served in lettuce leaves for a flavorful light lunch. The overall appearance can be brightened if you use different colored bell peppers.
When you buy chicken, it’s often a better deal to buy a whole chicken and divide it into pieces yourself. Chicken breast is usually the most expensive part and also the leanest. We suggest leaving it in the store and opt for thighs, with or without the bone in, instead. They often come cheaper, have more natural fat and therefore more flavor. If you can get pieces with the skin on, it’s even better! You’ll find more tips on how to cook chicken below.
Nice and firm. Baked it on the recommended temp, added 6 or 7 minutes. Pressed the middle and it was great. I let it cool. What was nice about it was obviously it’s low carb bread…hurray for that, but it cut well. Got 18 slices easily about 1/2 inch thick without breakage. Most importantly, it wasn’t greasy, or almond tasting overload, just delicious.
I followed the recipe to a tee, used all recommended ingredients. I’ve attempted making it twice, the first time I didn’t have a food processor and that was a complete fail. The second time, today, I bought a food processor and attempted it again. The egg whites were fluffy but never got to stiff peaks… maybe my eggs were too cold? Anyway, I baked for 30 mins, and it wasn’t even golden brown on the top so I didn’t put the foil on time and cooked it another 20 mins. I just pulled it out about 20 mins ago and it is golden brown. However, it is a very moist almost like a banana bread texture. I just popped it back in the oven hoping it will “dry up”. Any recommendations? Do I need to cook for and hour ?
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These chicken fingers are quite easy to make and would be ideal for a weekend lunch. With all the Asian-inspired spices used here, this would even make a lovely appetizer at an Indian dinner party. The chicken fingers can be eaten with cutlery or without – finger foods for a kids’ lunch? Just team this with a paleo tomato sauce or mayonnaise and everyone will enjoy dipping these spiced treats!
Creamy risotto, fluffy couscous, and succulent pilaf- all things you can’t enjoy when you’re living the Keto lifestyle, right? Nope! If you haven’t discovered cauliflower rice already, let me be the first to sing the praises of this fantastic ingredient. I’ve put together a list of my favorite Keto-friendly cauliflower rice recipes so you can get to enjoying this fantastic (and nutritious!) ingredient asap!