Have you jumped on the Keto train? If you are like us and the answer is yes, then no worries we have 15 best Keto-Friendly foods for your meal planning.
And before you say no way Keto is too hard. It’s actually not, because you can eat so many cool things, the key is keeping it healthy. Read on to learn about the 15 best Keto-Friendly foods…
CelebNFood247.com points out that a Keto diet aka the ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet.
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The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates.
Annessa Chumbley, R.D., registered dietician and nutrition consultant to Premier Protein explains:
Prepping for meals (especially on the keto diet) takes the effort out at the moment when it matters, and conquers ‘decision fatigue’ during your busy times.
Here are the 15 best Keto-Friendly foods for your meal planning.
1 – Hard-Boiled Eggs:
Eggs are the most convenient ‘fast food’ ever,” Hard boil several on Sunday night, shell them and keep them in a clear container in the refrigerator. Eggs last in the refrigerator for 5 days.
2 – Canned Tuna:
Prep a tuna salad into containers for the week by adding (mayo or Greek yogurt) chopped celery, hardboiled egg, green onion, and any low-carb vegetables.
3 – Green Beans:
For lunch on the go, try green beans with almonds with lemon. Lemon will give you vitamin C without additional fructose or fruit sugar. We suggest steaming them.
4 – Pesto:
Pesto is best for meal prep because you can freeze it in ice-cube trays and have a delicious high in good-for-you-fats condiment/sauce to pair with protein foods and vegetables.
5 – Zucchini:
Using strips of zucchini instead of the pasta. Use a food processor and cut it like pasta.
6 – Shrimp:
Use these high-protein ocean dwellers for a dry shrimp scampi, you can add to the zucchini pasta or make the shrimp in multiple ways.
7 – Mushrooms:
Another filling meal is meatloaf with carrots and mushrooms. That is a delicious meal or Mushrooms stuffed with shrimp.
8 – Chicken Breast:
Put them in a Crockpot for shredded chicken. You can eat them in multiple ways. From Lettuce wraps to tostadas and more.
9 – Cottage Cheese
Use this to make a super easy baked egg recipe perfect for breakfast.
Chumbley suggests this recipe:
Whisk 10 eggs with 2/3 cup full-fat cottage cheese. Divide equally into 12-count prepared muffin tin. Bake for 10 minutes at 350º, then add cubed ham, chopped spinach, crispy bacon, or low-carb salsa and top with mozzarella cheese. Put back into the oven for 10 minutes, then remove and enjoy.
10 – Greek Yogurt Dip:
Combine full-fat mayo mixed with 100% plain greek yogurt, chopped green onion, fresh dill, flat-leaf parsley, grated garlic, sea salt, and a squeeze of lemon for a homemade ranch dip.
11 – Bone Broth or Beef Stock:
This is perfect for keto soups. You can add mushrooms, zucchini, spinach, tomatoes, celery, chicken or what every for a hearty meal.
12 – Cauliflower:
One of our favorite meals is a simple cauliflower and cheese casserole its filling.
13 – Grass-Fed Ground Beef:
Cook at the beginning of the week, and then portion into containers for the week, or put some into 1-cup portions into zip-top baggies to freeze for future easy meal prep use.
14 – Cubed Sharp Cheddar:
“Make keto ‘Bento Boxes’ filled with optimal keto snacks: cubed sharp cheddar cheese, raw almonds, a few blueberries, and dark chocolate.
15 – Bacon:
Are you NOT worried about your cholesterol? Then throw everything into a casserole dish, a ground beef casserole with cheese, bacon, and/or eggs will be filling