I’m really excited to have started my weight loss journey again today, new year day, with Keto. I have only ever been successful on one other type of diet program, Nutrisystem, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I enjoy Keto.
Everyone always asks me what Keto is, how it works, and if it will work for them. While the best place to read about all things Keto is the Keto FAQ on reddit, I can give a very basic description: Keto is a low carb, high fat, and moderate protein diet. Personally I don’t really like to call it a diet, because it really isn’t as difficult as most diets are to stick to and maintain.
When I am getting ready to dedicate myself to this lifestyle change, I browse recipes that I want to make one day, or I already love.
My top 10 favorite Keto Recipes:
1) Coconut Flour “Tortillas”
I’m posting this one first because I love including photos, and I actually made these right before I got caught up in holiday baking and eating sugar, sugar, and more sugar.
These are especially great when you are having a weak moment and are craving bread. It happens, for me it happens a lot in the first month or two of being on Keto.
This recipe is great because it only makes one at a time, overindulgence is easier to avoid.
2) Cream Cheese Pancakes (or Crepes)
I have made these crepes (we call them crepes, they don’t really resemble pancakes to me) more times that I can count. These crepes are a wonderful solution for any type of sweet tooth that hits you in the middle of the night.
These also double as a great breakfast food.
3) Oopsie Rolls
These rolls don’t really taste like much, but they help make eating a real sandwich a possibility on a low carb diet.
They also are great to make bacon egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches (my favorite breakfast food, ever) without feeling guilty for eating bread.
4) Egg Muffins
These egg muffins are my go-to snack food when I’m really busy. They are great because they are full of protein and once they’re made you can snack on them whenever you feel hungry but can’t cook a real meal.
5) Bacon and Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
This is a food I use to treat myself. I don’t like eating foods that make me feel spoiled all the time, but when I feel I’ve deserved a treat I’ll indulge in this. My husband won’t eat these either, so I have to practice some serious self control to not eat every single one by myself in one sitting.
Mushrooms (especially stuffed ones) are so incredibly addicting.
6) Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake
I’m a sucker for a dark and almost bitter chocolate dessert. This cake is exactly that. Put a little whipped cream on top and you’ll be in heaven, it is so rich that any sweet tooth that I have almost always dissipates instantly. It’s a win-win.
7) Coconut Flour Pizza Crust
What other diet allows pizza without serious consequences? Exactly!
Coconut flour (and oil) are some of my favorite things to cook with when sticking to a low carb meal plan, they are so diverse. The truth is pizza can be low carb if you make the crust the right way. There are many toppings available that are low in carbs (pepperoni, sausage, mushroom anyone?!)
8) Pan Seared Scallops
You know when I make these? When I’m feeling damn fancy! They are delicious. I can’t even say anything else but that they are a great date night meal!
9) Chocolate Fat Bombs
Sometimes it is hard to eat as much fat as is necessary for Keto. I love this one because it uses my favorite thing ever, coconut oil, and it is really fun to eat.
10) Coconut Oil in Coffee
This isn’t really a recipe, so it doesn’t get its own link…but it is something I always do when I’m on Keto. I put a spoonful or so of coconut oil in my coffee (with heavy cream and Splenda) and it helps me reach the fat I need per day. Not to mention the aroma and subtle taste behind coconut oil makes my coffee taste much more exotic.
If you are interested in Keto, do not ignore the great subreddits dedicated to Keto, they are a goldmine of information and goodies.
Keep an eye out for Keto recipes that I make myself!0