8 Mouthwatering Keto Recipes
While there’s the feeling of security in health insurance, one must also take steps to keep their health in check. The keto diet rose in popularity these past few years as people become more conscious about their health and food intake. However, without the proper knowledge, the keto diet may sound dangerous since it is very high in fat. When you understand how it works and what it does to your body, you’ll be more understanding of this lifestyle.
While it is very high in fat, it is very low in carbohydrates — it does, however, have protein content. Most keto diets are usually grain-free too. It is mostly composed of meat, dairy, eggs, fish, nuts, butter, oil, and non-starchy vegetables. Since it is very low in carbohydrates, it allows your body to burn stored fats instead. This metabolic phenomenon is called ketosis. When your body is in this state, you burn more fats, ultimately leading to weight loss.
Believe it or not, but this diet isn’t entirely new. It’s been used for many years as a treatment for children with epilepsy. According to studies, the keto diet reduces seizures, which proffers positive benefits for a few neurological conditions.
If you’re interested in trying this diet, try these mouthwatering recipes we’ve curated for you. Credit us later if you lose some weight!
Most people substitute rice with cauliflower. This is a healthier carbohydrate substitute. If you’re craving for mashed potato and skin, check out this recipe from Low Carb Maven. It’s both satisfying and healthy! It has all the goodness of butter, sour cream, chives, cheddar cheese, and bacon in this loaded dish; what’s not to love!
Low Carb Sesame Chicken
Here’s another easy keto diet recipe that would rival your favorite Chinese takeout. The takeout version is often loaded with batter and breading, making it a low option for those sticking to low-carb diets. Credits to Tasteaholics for this low-carb take of sesame chicken. It uses arrowroot to help thicken the sauce!
Thai BBQ Pork Salad
You don’t need to worry about your health insurance every time you enjoy a barbecue. Here is a guilt-free Thai barbecue pork salad created by Ruled Me. This creative concoction lets you enjoy pulled pork outside of a bun! It has heaps of vegetables too, so it’s packed with nutrients while helping you lose weight.
Salmon Wasabi Burgers
Here is a reason to enjoy burgers! Yes, burgers are keto-friendly, so no need to feel guilty when you indulge in them. However, ditch the bun! Here’s an Asian-inspired recipe with salmon wasabi. No need to add condiments as it is already packed with flavors from ginger, lime, cilantro, and wasabi. Get the recipe!
Keto Chicken Pot Pie
A pot pie is equivalent to a carbohydrate bomb, and often those on a low-carb diet can’t enjoy this. Credits to Breathe I’m Hungry for keeping the flaky crust and the comforting filling minus the guilt! It’s both aromatic and filling.
Colombian-Style Zucchini Rellenos
Another popular vegetable to those on the low-carb diet is zucchini. They use this vegetable as a substitute for many things. A great way to use this stuff is with meat and cheese! Skinnytaste has adapted a Colombian recipe using zucchini loaded with good fats. In selecting the ingredients, always choose whole food. Also, eating moderately is key to any diet.
Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice
If you love rice and hate to ditch it when you want to go for a low-carb diet, substitute it with cauliflower instead. Cauliflower rice has risen in popularity and works well with stir-fries too. Check out this dish from All Day I Dream About Food for some inspiration.
Pesto Grilled Shrimp
If you’re bored with chicken and meat skewer, try this pesto grilled shrimp from Closet Cooking. It’s a great addition to your grilled recipes, and it’s keto-friendly too! Plus, the pesto is made from fresh basil, where the shrimp is happily marinated in. There’s minimal preparation involve and easy cleanup at the end!
The good thing about taking conscious care of your body is that you don’t need to worry about maxing out your health insurance. Preparing your meals will become less expensive too!