Keto Diet Recipes: How To Make The Boring Diet A Delicious Affair?

There are several myths about the popular keto diet that have become as popular as the diet itself over the years. One of the biggest myths about the diet is that it is tasteless which makes it even more difficult to follow. People assume it to be a weird diet which cannot be delicious at all.

Here, you must understand one thing. The diet contains a completely different set of ingredients in varied proportions, that’s true. However, it never means that it cannot be savory. With a little amount of creativity and experience, the ketogenic diet foods can be cooked in a way that one won’t be able to stop licking fingers.

In this blog, we have tried to break all these myths and have come up with a few recipes that will make your keto journey easier and more delicious. All these recipes have been imported from the top cooking websites and verified by our health experts for ingredients and cooking techniques. 

Before that, we will discuss what the ketogenic diet is and why it is becoming extensively popular among the masses. You can read our other articles focused on the keto diet, its health benefits, foods to eat, diet plans, and more. Let’s start with a short brief.

About The Keto Diet

The ketogenic diet, also popular as the keto diet, is a combination diet containing healthy fats, proteins, and carbs. Though there are several variants available, the standard keto diet is the most preferred one. It contains 75% fat, 20% protein, and 5% carbs. 

The diet is not a new one and is similar to other low-carb diets in terms of restricting the carbohydrate intake. However, it works differently which is the reason behind its effectiveness and popularity. The diet replaces the carbohydrate intake with fat as it’s better to use fat for energy extraction instead of carbs. 

Usually, your body uses sugar obtained from carbs to extract energy. With the keto diet by your side, you achieve ketosis and start burning fat molecules instead of carbs. This phenomena helps lose weight naturally and boosts your energy levels.

Recipes You Can Try

There are plenty of options available. Here, we have mentioned the ones that you might not have heard about before. It won’t just help you keep the taste intact while following your weight-loss journey but also allow you to try something new every day.

#1 THAI PEANUT CHICKEN

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This recipe is low in carbohydrate and high in fat which makes it an ideal dish for the people following the keto diet. The dish contains earthy peanuts, Umami, and acidic citrus that add irresistible taste to the recipe. Let’s see how to prepare it.

Ingredients needed:

  • 6 medium boneless chicken thighs
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • 6 tablespoons peanut butter (unflavored)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili paste
  • 1 tablespoon erythritol/stevia mix (optional)
  • Salt and pepper (for taste)

Steps for preparation:

  1. Add all the above ingredients (apart from chicken pieces) to a container.
  2. Blend all the ingredients using an immersion blender until it turns into a consistent smooth paste.
  3. Cut the chicken thighs into cubes and season it with salt and pepper for taste. Don’t overdo it as we will be using soy sauce.
  4. Heat a pan, add chicken pieces and saute for one minute.
  5. While doing so, moisture will come out which you have to drain using a paper towel.
  6. Continue cooking the chicken until it turns brown.
  7. Once the chicken is cooked well, remove it in a tray, and pour the previously prepared peanut sauce over the pieces and stir well.
  8. Garnish and serve hot!

#2 LOADED CAULIFLOWER

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This healthy cauliflower dish is like loaded potato skins in taste but without carbs. It is made using butter, chives, cheddar cheese, bacon, and sour cream that make it an ultimate recipe for keto diets.

Ingredients needed:

  • 1 pound cauliflower
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons chives
  • salt and pepper for taste

Steps for preparation:

  1. Cut the cauliflower into pieces, and put them into a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of water and cover the bowl with cling film. 
  2. Now, microwave it for 5-7 minutes until it is properly cooked. Drain the excess water. 
  3. Alternately, you can steam your cauliflower and squeeze the water out after cooking.
  4. Add the cooked cauliflower to the food processor and process it until gets fluffy. 
  5. Add the butter, sour cream, and garlic powder and process again until it becomes as consistent as mashes potatoes. 
  6. Remove the mixture to a bowl and add 2/3 of the chives (save some for later). 
  7. Add 1/2 of the cheddar cheese and mix using hand. Add salt and pepper.
  8. Top the mashed cauliflower with cheese, chives, and bacon and put it into microwave again so that the cheese melts. 
  9. Serve hot.

#3 KETO SESAME CHICKEN

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This recipe is a keto replica of the popular Chinese sesame chicken. A mixture of arrowroot powder and beaten eggs is used to mimic the soft battered texture. This texture not just increases cravings but also keeps the sesame sauce away and doesn’t let it stick to the chicken thigh.

Ingredients needed:

For Chicken:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 lb chicken thighs (bite sized pieces)
  • 1 tbsp corn starch or arrowroot powder
  • 1 tbsp sesame seed oil (toasted)
  • salt and pepper for taste

For Sesame Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame seed oil (toasted)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp So Nourished GOLD
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ginger (1 cm cube)
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum

Steps for preparation:

  1. To prepare the batter, mix one beaten egg with arrowroot powder or corn-starch.
  2. Whisk well and place the bite sized pieces of chicken in. 
  3. Fry the chicken thighs in sesame seed oil. Leave some space in between each one. You can do it in two batches. Remember, you are supposed to fry them, not steam. Be gentle while moving.
  4. Cook them for 10 minutes.
  5. By then, you can prepare your sesame sauce. Combine the sauce ingredients and whisk well.
  6. Add the sesame sauce over the cooked chicken pieces and stir to combine. 
  7. Cook this for 5 more minutes.
  8. Take the chicken out, add it to a base of cooked broccoli and garnish with green onion and sesame seeds. 
  9. Enjoy it hot!

#4 SALMON WASABI BURGERS

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You will love Salmon Wasabi Burgers if you like spicy food. This recipe combines the hot flavour of wasabi and ginger while keeping it healthy. The main ingredients are wild caught salmon and some other healthy food items. So, let’s start.

Ingredients needed:

  • 1 lb salmon filet (skinless)
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro 
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped scallions 
  • 1 tbsp peeled and minced ginger
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup wasabi powder
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (blanched)
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp celtic sea salt
  • coconut oil 

Steps for preparation:

  1. Cut the salmon into 1/4 inch size cubes.
  2. Combine salmon, cilantro, eggs, ginger, scallions, almond flour, lime juice, and salt in a bowl.
  3. Mix wasabi powder with water in another bowl until it turns into paste.
  4. Mix this paste into the previously prepared salmon mixture.
  5. Using this batter, make 2-inch patties using your hands.
  6. Sauté patties until they turn golden brown (around 6-8 minutes each side).
  7. Prepare the burger as you usually do. You can add other keto food items that you want.
  8. Serve hot!

#5 AVOCADO FRITTATA WITH MOZZARELLA AND COTIJA CHEESE

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Sometimes, a simple idea works wonders. This Avocado Frittata with Mozzarella and Cotija Cheese recipe is one of them. If you are bored of eating the same regular keto diet and want something different while keeping the nutritional content intact, you can try this recipe and feel blessed.

Ingredients needed:

  • 1 large avocado (cut in slices lengthwise)
  •  2 oz. Cotija Cheese (crumbled)
  •  1/2 cup Mozzarella (grated)
  •  1/4 cup green onion (sliced)
  •  8 beaten eggs
  •  2 tsp. olive oil 
  • 1/2 tsp. Spike Seasoning  
  • Ground black pepper

Steps for preparation:

  1. Adjust the oven rack about 4-5 inches below the broiler and then turn on the broiler.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium-low heat. 
  3. Add the beaten eggs, and season it using the Spike Seasoning and black pepper. Allow eggs to cook for 2 minutes or slightly more than that. 
  4. Add clicked green onions and grated mozzarella to it and cook again for 5 minutes.
  5. Add avocado slices over the half-cooked eggs and sprinkle Cotija cheese.
  6. Cover your pan with its lid and cook for 3 more minutes.
  7. Remove the lid, add the frittata below the broiler and cook for 2 more minutes so that cheese melts.
  8. Serve hot.

This is all for now! We will keep suggesting you things that will help you live a healthier life. Stay tuned!

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