While there are many, many keto recipes out there for yummy looking meals, a lot of them take a fair bit of preparation or require specialist ingredients that you’re not necessarily going to have stocked in your pantry all the time.
One of the key things for me in this keto way of life, is being able to prepare something lightning fast, that tastes great and keeps me full for hours. I’ve got nothing against spending 2-3 hours preparing something magnificent in the kitchen… well, actually I do. 🙂
Special occasions only, basically!
In everyday life, when hunger sets in, I like to be able to throw something together quickly with minimal fuss and the least possible washing up afterwards!
So, for anyone like me, here are 10 super-quick and tasty keto meals you can whizz up in the kitchen at a moment’s notice and in under 30 mins!
Stuffed avocados are one of the best. things. ever. Not only are avocados full of gorgeous fats, fiber and nutrients, they also have a lot of magnesium and potassium in them which is great for keeping your electrolytes balanced. Sardines, again are a beautifully fatty fish and so very good for you. I think this is one of those meals you could actually live off if you had nothing else to eat. And even better, you can have this meal on your plate in 5 minutes.
This is a simple buttery and garlicy dish that takes around 15 minutes to make. Perfect for dinner when you want something fairly light but tasty. You can also add a side of your favourite veggies to boost your plate, and practically get all your day’s vegetables in in one meal.
Yup you read that right, 4 minutes! If you’re craving a little comfort food, what better than a lightning fast keto version of that old favourite – Mac n’ Cheese? I’ve got to say, this is pretty genius. And with only 2.8g of net carbs per serving you don’t have to worry about being knocked out of ketosis while indulging.
Ok, so this sarnie may actually take a little more like 35 minutes (baking time is 25 mins), but it’s seriously worth it. Especially if you’ve been missing sandwiches for lunch. Each serving comes out to be 361 Calories, 28.3g Fats, 2g Net Carbs, and 22g Protein. Perfect!
If you like fast food and asian flavours, this is the perfect quick meal for you. It’s pretty much a ‘chuck in a dish and bake’ kind of recipe and takes around 20 minutes from zero to hero.
Lettuce cups are a fantastic way to get a quick and easy lunch in. Whether you’re topping them with leftovers, more veggies or a new dish like this one. One thing I will say though, is this recipe tells you to use canola oil. Personally, I don’t use this oil and would choose to use ghee, coconut oil or tallow instead.
Here’s another super-fast meal… you can have this on your plate in 15 minutes! Perfect if you love Thai food. The sauce is thick and delicious and works perfectly over cauliflower rice (although you can just eat this as it is, as I do). Again, avoid the canola if you can and use a healthier fat to cook with.
With less than 5g carbs per serving and all the goodness you get from avocados and salmon, this is a meal fit for a king. (Queen). The recipes serves the salmon over cauliflower rice, but I like to just put it on top of a huge bed of salad so I’m getting lots of greens in. It also reduces the time it takes between starting and sitting down to eat.
Egg salad tends to be one of those – you either love it or you hate it – kind of things. Personally I love it! This one is creamy and delicious, and most importantly, fast! I use home-made keto mayonnaise for the recipe.
This is a simple Puerto Rican recipe with only 6 ingredients. It takes 5 minutes to prepare and only 15 minutes to cook so there’s no excuse for not whipping one of these up at dinner time. It calls for Adobe seasoning, but don’t rush out to try and buy it. It is simply a mixture of coarse sea salt, garlic powder, tumeric, black pepper and oregano.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes when it gets to lunchtime I know I need a little something but I’m not necessarily up for a full meal. In times like this, I will often turn to fat bombs, keto hot chocolate or a fatty tea. So let me introduce you to these beauties which I literally made 20 minutes ago: Keto Macaroon fat bombs!
These are so simple to make, lovely and sweet but still keto of course. I do need to say that if you don’t own an electric whisk these will take you around 10 minutes longer as you’ll need to beat the egg whites into still peaks by hand. However these are ready to eat as soon as they come out of the oven, so there’s no waiting for several hours for them to set (like most other fat bomb recipes).
I’d love to hear from you if you try any of these recipes! Let me know what you think in the comments. 🙂