Meal prepping can be a challenge all by itself but it can get even more challenging when you have dietary restrictions you’re trying to accommodate. One particular diet that’s been getting a lot of publicity these days is the ketogenic diet. The keto diet follows a low-carb, high-fat principle. This reduction of carbs in your diet also puts your body into a metabolic state known as ketosis which can be beneficial to losing weight. We’ll show you some great recipes to add to your keto meal prep repertoire and help keep your diet on track.
Keto Meal Prep: Carbs Bad, Protein and Fat Good
1. Blueberry Pancake Bites
If you’re practicing keto, you may think that that means goodbye to a lot of carb-heavy foods such as breads, potatoes, pasta, or even pancakes. That’s not 100% the case and with a few recipe modifications, you can still have some of those favorites in a keto-friendly format. Like this blueberry pancake bites recipe which uses coconut flour and swerve as its sweetener. Perfect to add to your list of keto recipes for meal prep ideas. Also, a fun way to shake up your breakfast routine and even your kids will love these pancake alternatives!
2. Low Carb Breakfast Pizza
One way we believe you can make good habits stick is by making them as easy as possible to do. Sticking to familiar and delicious recipes will go a long way into helping you stick to your meal prepping journey. Why not add pizza to the list? To keep things keto-friendly, this recipe uses an egg and cream mixture to form its crust. From there, you’re free to top your pizza with almost anything you’d like. We love this breakfast style pizza that has crumbled breakfast sausage, red and green peppers, and lots of cheese as its toppings.
3. Homemade Paleo Breakfast Sausage Patties
A big part of what makes meal prepping so effective is that it helps you in two big ways. First, you’re generally less tempted to eat out since you know you’ve already invested time and money in your meals. Secondly, you know exactly what goes into your food and that includes control over factors like added sugars, salt content, and preservatives. This delicious breakfast sausage patty recipes only includes 6 ingredients and is great to pair with eggs for a quick and easy breakfast idea.
4. Keto Meal Prep Bacon & Zucchini Muffins
A lot of times when we meal prep, we tend to forget to factor in healthy recipes for snacking. These savory muffins are great in a pinch where either you don’t have time to sit down and have a meal or if you’re on the move and need a little healthy energy boost. Very useful for even non-keto practitioners as they’re paleo-friendly, gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free and contain no wheat. We love warming them up in an oven or microwave and topping them off with a small serving of grass-fed butter.
5. Easy Paleo Baked Meatballs
Another versatile keto meal prep idea is this baked meatball recipe. They are very meal prep friendly, a great source of protein, and you can spice them up in a variety of ways. Serve them up with zucchini noodles and your favorite pasta sauce, drop a couple of them in a soup, or even use them in delicious lettuce wraps. With very minimal prep work and just 20 minutes cooking time, this are a great recipe to add to your keto meal prep line-up.
6. The Ultimate Keto Chili
A really good chili recipe is worth its weight in gold. Seriously, we’ve seen and tasted so many “great” chilis but only a few stand out in our minds. This keto chili recipe is great to have for your meal prepping and is especially great to warm you up during those fall and winter months. And one of the secret ingredients that brings it all together? Cauliflower. Cauliflower stands in for beans and acts as a thickener that absorbs all that meaty flavor from the beef. Easy to prep however we suggest you give this recipe time to cook on low heat for at least an hour to really let all the flavors meld together.
7. Keto Meal Prep Korean Beef Bowls
You may be thinking, a beef bowl? But that means there’s going to be rice, right? Well, you’re half right. If you’ve never had cauliflower rice in your life, you’re missing out on something magical. Cauliflower rice does a great job of mimicking the texture and feel of regular white rice but with way less carbs. This recipe is so tasty and a cinch to make. Not only that, it stores well which means you can cook it at the start of the week, store it in your meal prep containers, and have one less thing to worry about.
8. Creamy Mushroom Cauliflower Risotto
Risotto, another one of those delicious dishes you’ll have to give up on when you’re practicing keto, right? Wrong. This version is lighter, healthier, and can be made in just 25 minutes with only 9 ingredients in the recipe. One of those keto recipes you can serve alongside some grilled chicken, steak, or up the serving size and make it a meal all on its own.
9. Crockpot Keto Taco Casserole
Crockpot meal prep ideas are amazing since they allow you to accomplish two things. First, it’s minimal work on your part, just prep the ingredients and let the crockpot do the rest. Secondly, while the crockpot is doing all the work for you, you can turn your attention to other matters, such as the rest of your meal prep dishes. This recipe is filling, meal prep friendly and don’t forget the toppings! Load up on keto-friendly toppings such as shredded lettuce, avocado slices, or a dollop of sour cream.
Just because you’re on keto doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor in your meal prep. We hope the recipes above help you stay on track and keep your keto meal prepping fresh and delicious.
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