How to Save Money on Keto Recipes

People often think that keto recipes are expensive. It is possible to make keto recipes without seeing a substantial increase in your expenses.

Remember that you aim to restrict carbohydrates, eat a moderate amount of protein, and adjust fat consumption to help you lose weight. Eating more protein can keep you satiated for longer, which means you can longer go between meals. But protein-rich foods tend to be relatively expensive, especially if you’re on a budget. Here are some money-saving tips for you:

Create a Keto budgeting plan and stick to it

Making smart decisions about your money can be challenging when you don’t have a plan. Many grocery stores and online stores are always tempting you to buy more stuff than you don’t need. If you have a budget plan and stick to it, you’ll have a better chance of resisting those deals that you don’t plan to add on your keto recipe, but only because they’re on sale.

Planning will take up your time and energy, but it is worth it in the long run. With proper diet and budgeting, you’ll lose weight and save a lot of money in the long run.

To give you a better idea, here’s how to start a budget plan:

Create your meal plan and grocery list every week. Look for keto recipes that you can make in bulk for the upcoming week, then create a shopping list based on those ingredients. It is a great way to make sure you won’t spend more cash than needed, but it also helps in achieving your weight loss plan.

Cut your costs by skipping meals. You can decrease your food expenses by following an intermittent fasting plan. Intermittent fasting is skipping a meal or two per day. Replace your bacon and eggs every morning with an unsweetened coffee or tea. This meal skipping strategy will help reduce your expenses and cut your body fat without having to spend money on complicated keto recipes.

Take advantage of special offers or sales to guide with your meal planning. Before you plan on what to focus on what keto recipes you want for the week, check out what’s on sale on your local grocery store or online. Combine the items you bought on sale with your keto recipes, leftovers, or any foods to help with your weight loss plan. With this strategy, you’ll be able to create amazing meals while reducing your grocery bills.

Below are other money-saving tips:

Instead of buying pre-chopped chicken, buy a whole chicken, and cut the pieces yourself.

Keep your recipe simple. The fewer ingredients you need, the less money you’ll be spending on ingredients.

Cook in bulk. Cooking for breakfast, lunch, and dinner can not only spend a lot of time but also exhausts you quickly. Find keto recipes with large servings or double your serving, so you don’t have to buy as many ingredients and cook every day.

It is important to note that not all of the strategies above will work for everyone. So try out each approach and see what works.

3 Quick and Easy Keto Lunch Recipes

Have you run out of keto recipes to try for your next lunch? Here we rounded up some of the yummiest keto recipes we found on the internet are full of flavor and nourishing fat. Whether you are craving for hearty meat, soups, and smoothies, these recipes are a must-try!

Paleo Baked Meatballs

Baked meatballs are the perfect lunch for busy people. They take only a few minutes to prepare, and you can easily make as much as you like.

Ingredients:

  • One teaspoon salt
  • Two tablespoons grass-fed ghee
  • 1 1/4 pounds pastured ground beef
  • Optional: One teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, minced
  • Two garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh rosemary, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • One tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place all the ingredients for the meatball into a mixing bowl. Mix until all the ingredients are combined.
  3. Line the baking tray with parchment and roll it into little balls. Roughly a tablespoon of the mixture is enough for one meatball.
  4. Place the rolled mixture into a parchment then bake for 20 minutes or until cooked.
  5. Serve warm or allow it to cool by placing the meatballs in an airtight container in the fridge.

Keto Salmon Poke Bowl

This nutrients-packed keto recipe is made from fresh salmon, shredded cabbage, radishes, cucumber, avocado, and herbs. It’s a quick and easy lunch that is ideal for hot days and warm weather. The low carb, high-fat contents of this recipe can keep you satiated and fueled for hours.

Ingredients:

  • One teaspoon of Black Sesame Seeds
  • 4 ounces of Cucumber, sliced
  • One small Radish, thinly sliced
  • One teaspoon of Sesame Seeds
  • One tablespoon of Sesame Oil
  • 8 ounces of Fresh Salmon, skinless and deboned
  • Two tablespoons of Keto Sesame Mayonnaise
  • One teaspoon of Tamari Sauce
  • 2 cups of Cabbage, shredded (we used a mixture of Red and White Cabbages)
  • ½ an Avocado, diced
  • ¼ cup of cilantro
  • Pinch of Salt

Instructions

  1. Cut the salmon into cubes and place them in a blow.
  2. Add tamari, salt, and sesame oil. Set aside to marinate.
  3. Prepare the cabbage, radishes, avocado, cucumber, and cilantro into two bowls.
  4. Top with the marinated salmon, drizzle with sesame oil, mayonnaise, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

This low-carb lunch is very flavorful, fresh, and quick to make.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 c. hot sauce, such as Frank’s
  • 1/2 c. blue cheese, crumbled
  • One head romaine leaves separated, for serving
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • One rib celery, sliced thin
  • Two garlic cloves, minced

Instructions:

To make a buffalo sauce:

Place the butter in a small saucepan in medium heat to melt. When the butter has completely melted, add garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add hot sauce and stir to combine the ingredients.

To make a shrimp:

Place the shrimp in a large skillet over medium heat—season with salt. Turn off the heat, add buffalo sauce and toss it to coat the shrimp.

Assembling the wrap:

Add a small scoop of shrimp to the center of the romaine leaf. Top with onion, celery, and blue cheese.

The Best Keto Dinner Recipes You Need to Try

If you want to eat all the cheese, eggs, and bacon you want without the guilt, these keto recipes are a must-try on your next dinner. You don’t need carbs to care for a delicious and comforting meal for your family. Check out these recipes:

Avocado Greek and Salad

Avocado Greek and Salad is a tweak of the traditional Greek Salad. It is loaded with vegetables, avocados, cucumber, olives, and onion—the best salad for dinner or for any meal.

Ingredients:

The Dressing:

  • Two teaspoons dried oregano (plus extra to serve)
  • One teaspoon minced garlic (or one large garlic cloves, minced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Two tablespoons red wine vinegar

For The Salad:

  • Four vine-ripened tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • One large avocado, diced
  • ½ red onion, sliced thinly
  • 7 oz | 200 g good quality creamy feta cheese, cubed
  • One green pepper (capsicum), deseeded and sliced
  • One large cucumber halved lengthways and sliced
  • ½ cup (3 oz | 80 g) pitted Kalamata olives

Instructions:

  1. Mix the ingredients for the dressing in a jar.
  2. Mix all the ingredients for the salad in a large bowl. Toss with dressing. Toss with salt to taste and sprinkle with oregano. Serve and enjoy!

Chicken Meatballs and Cauliflower Rice

This recipe puts all our cravings to rest. It is a lean dish that doesn’t sacrifice flavor.

Ingredients:

Meatballs:

  • Two garlic cloves, minced
  • One tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • One tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ red onion
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Sauce:

  • 1¼ cups chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • One cauliflower rice
  • One 14-ounce can coconut milk
  • Red pepper flakes, for serving
  • Four scallions, roughly chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • One garlic clove, peeled and smashed

Instructions:

To make the meatballs:

  1. Preheat the oven to 370 degrees Fahrenheit. Line the baking sheet with aluminum. Spray with non-stick spray.
  2. In a medium-sized pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Saute the onion until tender. Add garlic and saute until fragrant.
  3. Transfer the onion and garlic to a medium bowl. Stir the chicken, parsley, and mustard then season with salt and pepper to taste. Form the mixture in 1 tablespoon-size ball then transfer to the baking sheet.
  4. Bake the meatballs until firm, 17 to 20 minutes.

To make the sauce:

Combine parsley, coconut milk, scallions, lemon zest, garlic, and lemon juice in the food processor. Process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Top the meatballs with red pepper flakes, parsley. Serve with cauliflower rice and sauce.

It goes without saying that dinners should be the easiest of them all because you neither have the time or energy to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. That is why these recipes are excellent for people who just want to get done with it and eat. These are the best low-carb keto recipes for dinner that you could hope for. So go on, give these a try on your next dinner with friends and family members.

3 Quick Keto Recipes for Perfect as Snacks

A ketogenic diet is not that hard. Although it can take a lot of work to prepare keto recipes, having keto snacks available when you’re hungry can make a difference between sticking to the diet, and succumbing to temptation. You can’t just walk into a restaurant or stores to grab yourself some snacks, so here we have a list of the best keto recipes for snacks.

Nacho Cheese Chips

Did you know that you can turn a single slice of cheese into a cracker? This keto recipe is a great way to curb your cravings to potato chips.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp. taco seasoning
  • 1 (8-oz.) package sliced cheddar (preferably Sargento)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit, then line a large baking sheet and parchment paper.
  2. Cut each slice of the cheese into nine squares and place in a medium bowl.
  3. Add taco seasonings then toast to coat.
  4. Lay the cheese in an even layer making sure the cheese won’t overlap one another on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until crisp and golden brown for 40 minutes. Let it cool for 10 minutes then remove it from the parchment paper.

Keto Ice Cream

This keto-friendly ice cream is creamy, flavorful, and barely sweet. The coconut milk is decadent enough to have that same ice cream taste.

Ingredients:

  • Four scallions, roughly chopped
  • One 14-ounce can coconut milk
  • Red pepper flakes, for serving
  • One garlic clove, peeled and smashed
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • One cauliflower rice
  • 1¼ cups chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Chill coconut milk for at least three hours.
  2. To make a whipped coconut: place the coconut cream into a large bowl. Use a hand mixer to beat the coconut cream until the consistency is creamy. Set aside.
  3. To make the whipped cream: In a separate bowl, beat the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Beat in vanilla and sweetener.
  4. Fold whipped coconut into the whipped cream then transfer the mixture in a loaf pan.
  5. Freeze for about five hours or until solid.

Keto Cheese Roll-Ups

This keto recipe is fast and very easy to make. It’s impossible to resist this flavorful, but nutritious snack.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. cheddar cheese or provolone cheese or Edam cheese, in slices
  • 2 oz. butter

Instructions:

  1. Place the cheese on top of the cutting board.
  2. Slice butter along with cheese or cut thin pieces of it with a knife.
  3. Cover every cheese slice with butter and roll-up. Serve and enjoy!

Keto French Toast

Keto French Toast is a keto-friendly version of the french toast that we all love.

Ingredients:

  • Mug bread
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • One pinch salt
  • Two eggs
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream

Batter

  • Two eggs
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • One pinch salt

Instructions:

  1. Put butter in a large mug or glass dish.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in the mug with a spoon or fork. Crack the egg and stir the cream. Combine until smooth, and there are no lumps.
  3. Microwave in 700watts for around 2 minutes. Check if the bread is done in the middle. If not, microwave for another 30 seconds.
  4. Let it cool and remove it from the mug. Slice the bread in half.
  5. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, and cinnamon with a pinch of salt. Pour the bread slices and let it soak. Turn around a few times to make sure the bread absorbs the mixture.
  6. Fry in butter. Serve and enjoy!

3 Keto Recipes for Weight Loss

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
  • garlic

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.

Ingredients:

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

Sauce:

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.

Enjoy!

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.