Being on a diet no longer means plain and boring meals. The keto diet can be viewed as a strict diet but there are hundreds of delicious keto-friendly recipes available to substitute for your favorite cheat meal or home comfort meal.
Here we have compiled 15 amazing keto recipes that all include one key ingredient, ground beef. These recipes are quick and simple to make and don’t have an excessive ingredient list.
Whether you love to cook or hate it you will enjoy making these recipes, bringing fun back into your kitchen, and helping you to enjoy preparing food for yourself, friends and family.
This hearty soup is the perfect way to warm up during the colder months of the year. It is a one-pot recipe meaning there is hardly any wash-up required, giving you more time to relax in front of the fireplace.
Preparation for this meal takes 10 minutes and while the soup simmers for 25 minutes you can stoke up the fire and set the table.
For many lasagna is the dish that springs to mind when thinking about home comforts. This recipe may be missing pasta but it tastes amazing.
A delicious mix of creamy cheese, seasoned ground beef, and tasty layers of spinach this meal is sure to warm you up without stepping outside the boundaries of your diet.
This recipe is food for the soul. Stroganoff is sure to warm up anyone during the winter time and is a quick, 30minute recipe. This meal can be used to feed a family, for meal preparation for the week ahead or it is safe to freeze and eat at a later time.
Casseroles are made in family homes around the world. This delicious keto-friendly casserole is jam-packed with basic ingredients that are suited to any budget.
If you like to food prep for the week ahead this is a great meal as it is safe to store in the fridge so you can enjoy it as a quick and easy reheat for three days.
A perfect recipe for when you are using up ingredients from the fridge. This meal can be thrown together and still taste delicious. The perfect recipe for the super busy that are following a keto diet.
This dish can be enjoyed on top of a bed of cauliflower rice or alone.
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Bursting with flavor, this hearty dish will transport you to the table of an Italian home. A brilliant low-carb recipe that is quick and simple to make and drenched in a crisp layer of cheese. Mamma Mia, yes please!
International Cuisine Recipes
A healthy way to have Japanese food while enjoying your keto diet. Simply swap the turkey mince for ground beef and you have a restaurant standard meal ready for you to enjoy.
Perfect for lunch on the go, this meal can be put in an airtight container and enjoyed alongside cauliflower rice or place the meat inside lettuce to eat in a wrap style.
This simple low-carb option tastes as good as it looks. You can serve the ground beef in a lettuce bowl or in a wrap, even on top of cauliflower rice. Taking only 20 minutes to prepare and serve this recipe is sure to be a family favorite.
If you are worried about missing your usual Mexican cuisine make sure you try this keto friendly recipe.
You can garnish this meal with different toppings, like jalapenos, cilantro, and avocado to recreate that authentic Mexican taste. All the spice without all of the usual carbs.
This 15 minute dinner will satisfy your deep-fried take-out cravings while being packed full of goodness. It is a one pan dinner and the perfect quick and easy meal to add to your weekly food plan.
Full of healthy vegetables you can swap and change what you add to this recipe until you find a flavor that you like.
This skillet dish can serve up to 6 people and is easy to whip up. You can garnish this dish with salad on the side or even a roll, for those cheat days.
Usually, a cheesesteak uses steak but this healthy alternative uses ground beef but does not lose any of that delicious cheese steak flavor.
We are heading to Mexico with this recipe. A perfect recipe that can be enjoyed at any time of the year by those following a keto or those who are not.
Garnish this dish with your sour cream, guacamole, and cheese or some jalapenos for an added bit of spice. You can make this dish larger or smaller making it suitable for a main dinner dish, lunch, or a light snack.
This recipe is not only healthy and nutritious it is also the perfect canape or appetizer for a diner party. These cheeseburger stuffed peppers are delicious and you can adapt the recipe to suit your taste buds and what ingredients you have at home.
Who knew cheat meals could be keto-friendly? This recipe will be great for keeping your takeaway cravings at bay with a perfect fakeaway recipe.
If you are missing the crunch of a portion of chips why not add some crunchy onions to the top of this recipe to recreate a try big mac taste.
Cheesy wraps anyone? These delicious enchiladas won’t have you missing bread one bit and may have you using cheese wraps forever. This fakeaway recipe only uses 6 ingredients to create a delicious dinner, perfect for any movie night or Saturday night celebration.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is A Keto Diet?
The keto, or ketogenic, diet is a high fat, low carb diet. It is similar to the Atkins diet. While following the keto diet you dramatically reduce your intake of carbs and replace this intake with fat.
Your body is put into a state of ketosis when your carb intake reduces. While your body is in ketosis it begins to burn fat as there are no carbohydrates that it can burn to create energy. This burning of fat is what ultimately results in weight loss.
Can You Lose Weight While Following The Keto Diet?
Yes, as long as you follow the strict guidelines of the keto diet you will be able to lose a significant amount of weight. Weight loss will vary between each person as each body is unique in its response to the keto diet.
You should avoid cheat days or meals when following the keto diet as this may result in your body falling out of ketosis which would stop the weight loss from happening.
What Is The Maximum Amount Of Time Your Body Can Be In Ketosis For?
It is recommended that you do not exceed six months following a keto diet. You should always speak with a medical professional or nutritionist before beginning a diet to ensure you are following a plan that is right for you and will not make you unwell.
Depending on the amount of weight you are hoping to lose you may be recommended to follow the keto diet for a longer or shorter period of time.
Can I Drink Alcohol When Following The Keto Diet?
Low-carb drinks can be consumed alongside the keto diet.
Alcohol that is still in its pure forms would be the best to consume when following the keto diet although you should follow national guidelines regarding alcohol consumption to ensure you are not overconsuming alcohol which may result in weight gain as well as other medical conditions.
What Is Keto Fatigue?
Keto fatigue is a side effect of the keto diet felt by many people when beginning to follow this strict diet.
The keto diet induced fatigue is a sign of your body adapting to the dramatically reduced intake of carbohydrates and it begins to break down fat to create energy as the fatigue begins to fade away. While keto fatigue can be frustrating it is a sign that the diet is working.
You should not feel this exhaustion for longer than a few days. If it lasts longer than a week you should speak with a medical professional to see if the keto diet is safe for you to follow,.
What Are The Side Effects Of The Keto Diet?
Keto fatigue is the most common side effect of the keto diet. Some people also experience diarrhea as their body adjusts to the high levels of aft you are eating and the reduced amount of carbohydrates.
In some cases, you may also experience the keto flu. This is due to your body feeling exhaustion and your immune system is affected.
Symptoms of the keto flu are the same as the regular flu and should go away after a few days. If symptoms linger longer than five days you should speak with a medical professional.