When you are aware of the basic list of foods you can and can’t have on the keto diet, it is time to figure out some good meal options. Here are some meal ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts to get you started.
For breakfast, it might not seem very appetizing having meat and veggies, but remember those aren’t the only low-carb and high-fat meal options you can have on the keto diet. You can still have dairy products in limited quantities, so go ahead and enjoy your full-fat yogurt or cottage cheese with nuts and berries in the morning. You can also add some sweeteners and flavorings like cinnamon and coconut milk. You may also be able to find low-carb versions of the breakfast standards, such as quiche, biscuits, or protein shakes. Bacon and eggs or sausage and eggs is another good option for a filling keto breakfast.
For lunch, having a salad is often a good go-to. It is easy to prepare, there are dozens of options, and it is easy to have at home or bring with you to work. Start with some greens and add a protein source of your choosing. This can be some cooked chicken, steak strips, or tuna fish. Add hardboiled eggs and avocado, your choice of oil dressing, and some seasoning lke onion, salt, and lemon juice. Choose other keto-friendly veggies to add on top, such as cucumber, asparagus, and zucchini.
People tend to have the easiest time with keto dinners because they are similar to the dinners you already enjoy, minus the high-carb sides like rice or pasta. Instead, you will make your traditional meat main course but combine it with a vegetable side dish instead. There are meatloaf and meatball recipes that can be made low-carb, or you can go with steak, pork chops, lamb chops, grilled chicken, or grilled fish.
Snacks and Desserts
When it comes to snacks and desserts, you might need to get a little creative, but remember you don’t have to grab traditional snacks. There is nothing wrong with having a piece of cheese and some fruit or veggies approved by the keto diet, or even making a turkey roll-up with luncheon meat and cheese inside. Making a big cheese platter with low-carb crackers and some sausage or other meats to top it off is another good option.
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