If you’ve recently committed to the ketogenic diet, chances are you’re looking to shed off that extra pounds off you. If that’s the case, then you need to make sure that what you are eating are keto-approved, low carbs, and high in fat. Below is a list of meals and snack keto recipes to help meet your weight loss goals.
Greek Lemon Kitchen Kebabs
This Kebab is an easy recipe. All you need is:
- lemon juice
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- dried oregano and rosemary
Mix the recipe in a bowl or zip lock back along with your chicken pieces. Give it at least an hour for the chicken to fully absorb the flavor, but if you can let it marinate for 24 hours, the better.
Put the chicken in a skewer along with red onion, and sweet pepper. Alternate between vegetables and chicken.
Fire up the grill in medium-high flame then grill for about 10 minutes. Enjoy!
Chicken and Avocado Pesto Salad
This keto-friendly recipe is easy to make with a lot of variations, depending on how you want to make it. It comes with loads of healthy fats from avocado, pesto sauce, and pine nuts.
The recipe is easy to make. All you need is a blender or food processor and 10 minutes of your time.
To make pesto:
Toss all your ingredients into a blender or food processor until you get to that pesto consistency. Taste and season with extra salt if necessary.
Once the pesto is ready, add arugula, chicken, and pesto to a large salad bowl, toss well to combine. Mix everything thoroughly so that the greens are fully coated in pesto. Top the avocado and pine nuts. Enjoy!
Crazy Good Beef and Broccoli
Beef and broccoli is a staple dish that you’ll commonly find in Chinese American restaurants. It’s an easy one-pan stir fry recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to make.
1 tablespoon canola oil
5 cloves garlic minced
1 pound flank steak sliced into 1/4 inch thick strips
1/2 cup beef stock
2 tablespoons corn starch
3 cups small broccoli florets
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons corn starch
Toss the been into a large bowl with corn starch.
Heat canola oil in a pan over medium heat for a few minutes. Add sliced beef and cook until brown. Stir frequently. Transfer to plate and set aside.
Place the broccoli and garlic to the pan, then stir. Add beef broth then let it simmer for about 10 minutes with occasional stirring.
While waiting for the broccoli to cook, combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.
Add the beef and sauce to the pan then stir. Let is sit for 5 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken a bit.
Keto limits your net carb intake and metabolizes the fat to create energy and ketones. For some, it may require to cut off carbs 20 grams per day. If you are looking to maximize the benefits of the keto diet, the recipes above are perfect for you.