The great thing about going keto is the fact there are low-carb alternatives for just about any food you can think of. From chocolate chip cookies to pizza, to pancakes, there are plenty of tasty keto recipes you can make at home. That being said, sometimes you just want something simple. Here is a guide to easy low-carb meals the whole family will enjoy!
Breakfast tends to be the easiest meal to make low-carb. After all, most breakfast foods are already considered keto. Eggs, bacon, and sausage are all perfect for keto. Skip the biscuits, toast, and sugary fruits and you are all set.
Here are three easy low carb breakfast meals that take less than 30 minutes to make!
1) Stuffed Avocados: this is such a simple keto breakfast idea. Simply scoop out the avocado mesocarp (the inside portion you normally eat) and mix it with your favorite breakfast foods. Add bacon, sausage, cheese, or whatever you enjoy! You can also try leaving the mesocarp intact, frying up an egg, and adding it where the seed originally was.
2) Omelets: You can’t go wrong with an omelet! Omelets are actually super easy to make and highly customizable.
Start out by adding a splash of olive or avocado oil to a small-to-medium skillet. Heat over medium-high heat and add whatever fillings you enjoy.
We recommend peppers, bacon, and sausage!
In a separate bowl, crack 3-4 eggs. Whisk with a fork and add seasonings. Once the toppings are cooked, pour the mixed egg over top.
After a few minutes, the bottom part of the egg will be cooked and the top will still be runny. Simply flip the omelet over (either by flipping in the air, or simply place a plate over the top of the skillet, flip the skillet over so that the omelet slides onto the plate, and then simply place the omelet uncooked side down back into the skillet).
If you’d like to add cheese, do so now to the center of the omelet. Once the bottom is cooked, simply fold over half of the omelet over the other half, slide onto a plate and enjoy!
3) Yogurt & Berries– If you are sick and tired of eggs or avocado since let’s be honest, most keto breakfasts include them, maybe switch it up with yogurt! There are plenty of greek and regular yogurts on the market that are keto-friendly. Simply look for plain, unsweetened yogurt. Brands like YQ, Ratio, and Two Good are all lower-sugar options.
Enjoy them unflavored or mix in your favorite berries and a bit of keto-friendly sweetener.
Pro tip: If you’d like to up the healthy fat content, try mixing in coconut mana or coconut oil.
Lunch & Dinner
When it comes to lunch and dinner, there is a good rule of thumb to live by when planning easy low-carb meals. Start with a protein source and add a low-carb veggie. Because the ketogenic diet is a high-fat, moderate-protein diet, occasionally, you may need to add a healthy fat source if your protein source is a leaner cut of meat.
Examples of keto protein sources include:
Fatty fish (like salmon)
Examples of leaner cuts of meat:
Examples of healthy fat sources:
Examples of keto veggies:
Here are some easy low carb meals that combine a protein source with a keto-friendly veggie:
When it comes to simple desserts, mug cakes are your best friend! Mug cakes typically take less than 5 minutes to make and require only a few ingredients. Plus, since they are made in a mug, there is far less clean-up after! Try one of these tasty mug cake recipes!
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