9 of the best simple keto recipes that are easy to make and you might not even know are keto. When you are on a low carb diet it might be a challenge to find easy tasty recipes. Well on the Tortilla Channel we can help because we have a lot of recipes that are keto friendly and low carb. Want to know the 9 of the best simple keto recipes? Lets get started!
The keto or ketgenic diet is a low carb, high fat and moderate protein diet. The main reason is to get your body into ketosis which is a metabolic state.
In ketosis your liver will produce ketones and these ketones will be used as the main source of energy for your body. That way your body can burn fat instead of e.g. sugar.
When you are on the keto diet, carbs will be omitted from your diet and you will not be eating:
Which are all high in carbs. In the keto diet the majority of your daily caloric intake will be from fat. Your daily food intake will be according to the following ratio:
- 70% from fats
- 25% from protein
- 5% from carbs
As you are restricting carbs in your diet you should try and stay below 20g of carbs per day from your food intake.
Now lets take a look at all of these delicious recipes that you can eat on a keto friendly or low carb diet without only eating fats.
This is not only the easiest peanut butter but a peanut butter without any additives. That is what makes this peanut butter so good. You can peel the peanuts from the shell or you buy peeled unsalted peanuts.
I found raw peanuts that should be roasted in the oven first and these work great and turn into a delicious peanut butter.
A lot of store bought peanut butter contain:
- additional oil
Let me tell that is absolutely unnecessary. Take a look at this recipe it is truly all you need and you can use it many of your favorite recipes.
Calories: 57; Fat: 5g; Carbs: 2.1g; Protein: 2.5g;
Just like with the peanut butter this homemade Nutella contains mostly nuts. To give it that typical Nutella flavor you need cacao, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.
The texture of this homemade Nutella is not a smooth as the real thing. I have found that by adding coconut oil and cashew will make you Nutella much smoother than when you use hazelnuts only.
Fortunately both ingredients are keto so no worries if you can add either of these ingredients.
Serves: 50 tbsp; Calories: 46; Fat: 3.8g; Carbs: 3.1g; Protein: 0.9g
For every problem there is a solution and the solution for keto or low carb tortillas are these cauliflower tortillas. They taste amazing, no worries these do not taste like cauliflower at all.
Eat them with:
The options are endless. Give them a try you will love them.
Calories: 32; Fat: 1.5g; Carbs: 2.5g; Protein: 2.7g;
Another great recipe that you can eat when you are on the keto diet. If you love tuna you will love this low carb tuna salad.
It is super easy to make. With the pickle and onion you get a great crunch. Eat it with an eggs to make:
- an omelette
- boiled eggs
- poached eggs
Calories: 283; Fat: 16.5g; Carbs: 6.6g; Protein: 26.1g;
This guacamole is super easy to make and so tasty. Obviously you can’t eat it with the tortilla chips that are on the image above but if you make some low carb tortillas you can actually eat it as a dip.
You can eat it in many ways:
- Put it on your beef burger,
- Eat it with Julienne cut carrots, cucumber and celery as a dip
Calories: 23; Fat: 2.1g; Carb: 1.24g; Proteins: 0.3g;
Another great recipe that can either be eaten as a lunch dish or dinner. This tomato frittata with vegetables, cheese and salami is a great combination.
Make it in a skillet to add to that rustic feel and flavor. Cut it in wedges and serve with a salad. You will have more than a full meal with this tomato frittata recipe.
Calories: 87; Fat: 3.8g; Carbs: 8.9g; Protein: 5.8g;
Another easy recipe. One that you can easily make yourself instead of buying it in the store. It is rustic green and red tapenade.
You can eat this tapenade as a dip or an appetizer on low carb crackers. Make sure that you buy quality green and black olives as these are the bases of your recipe.
Calories: 91; Fats; 8.6g; Carbs: 3.7g; Protein: 0.9g;8. Peanut salsa
Another great salsa that you can serve with your summer salad. This peanut salsa is quite spicy and has a creamy texture.
If you do not leave it in the kitchen machine for to long you will get a more rustic salsa but if you like smooth then let the kitchen machine run a little while longer.
Calories: 105; Fat: 8.6g; Carbs: 5.1g; Protein: 3.5g;
This salsa has a natural sweetness as a result of the plum tomatoes that are broiled under the grill. A little salt draws out the sweetness. Give this roasted tomato salsa a try you will love it.
Calories: 16; Fat: 0.1g; Carbs: 3.6g; Protein: 0.9g;
I hope you have found some inspiration for simple keto recipes that can accompany your snacks, lunch or dinners.