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Low carbs, high fat, no problem! These six delicious keto recipes will make getting through the diet as easy as possible.
Want to keep fit? Perhaps you'd like to shed a few pounds?
There are several ways to do that. First and foremost, you can change your diet. After all, your calorie intake determines whether or not you will be losing weight.
As you might be aware, there are different types of diets out there. Take the ketogenic diet, for instance, it involves high-fat, low-carbohydrate foods.
How it works is that it puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis—this allows it to burn fats instead of carbohydrates for energy. As a result, there will be weight loss.
Interested in trying it out? Looking for some keto recipes? If so, you're on the right page!
We'll be sharing some of our favorites below. Keep reading to learn more!
Health Benefits of Ketogenic Diets
The keto diet is associated with several health benefits. Not only does it help with weight loss, but it can improve your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar as well.
On top of that, it can lower your triglyceride count. What are triglycerides? They are fat molecules that increase your risk of heart disease.
But wait, that's not all—according to some studies, the keto diet can also prevent certain cancers! As a matter of fact, research has shown that it might be a suitable complementary treatment for radiation.
6 Delicious Keto Recipes That You'll Love
Looking for some dinner ideas? Here are a few easy keto recipes that you might enjoy!
1. Cauliflower Mac'n Cheese
Start by preheating your oven to 450F. Next, prepare the cauliflower by cutting the head into small pieces.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange your cauliflower on top. Drizzle a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and mix until everything is well coated.
Roast the cauliflower in the oven for 15 minutes until crisp. When finished, transfer it to a baking dish.
Combine one cup of shredded cheddar cheese with half a cup of heavy cream in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes before mixing in the cauliflower.
Sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of parmesan cheese on top and bake for approximately 10 minutes.
2. Low Carb Keto Meatballs
In a bowl, combine one and a half pounds of ground beef with two tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese. Mix in an egg, a tablespoon of dried oregano, and a bit of salt and pepper to taste. Stir until well combined.
Carefully roll the beef mixture into golf-sized balls. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to a large skillet and put it over medium heat.
Place the meatballs in and cook for approximately 10 minutes—they should be evenly browned on the outside. Pour your favorite tomato sauce over the meatballs and let it simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
3. Oven Baked Pork Chops
Preheat the oven to 375F. Place three to four pork chops on a plate and season with salt and pepper.
Combine half a cup of butter with a tablespoon of rosemary in a medium-sized bowl. Add in a couple of cloves of garlic and set aside.
Pour a tablespoon of olive oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Carefully add the pork chops in and sear until both sides are golden brown.
Brush the pork chops with garlic butter (the one you made earlier) and put the skillet in the oven. Cook for approximately 12 minutes.
4. Lemon Grilled Salmon
Prepare your salmon fillets by brushing them with olive oil. Next, season them with salt and freshly ground pepper.
Heat the grill to high. Place two lemons (sliced) on the grill surface. Next, add the salmon.
Cook until the fillets are slightly charred—approximately 5 minutes per side. The lemons should also be seared.
Transfer the salmon fillets and lemons onto a plate. Add a bit of butter to the side and serve hot.
5. Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Prepare the oven by preheating it to 400F. Next, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Remove the stems from the cremini mushrooms and place the caps on the baking sheet—approximately one inch from each other.
In a large bowl, mix together four ounces of crab meat (finely chopped), four ounces of cream cheese, one teaspoon of oregano, and half a teaspoon of paprika. Add a bit of salt and stir until there are no lumps.
Stuff the mixture into the mushroom caps and sprinkle a thin layer of parmesan cheese at the top. Bake for about 30 minutes—until the mushrooms are tender.
6. Broccoli and Chicken Casserole
Preheat the oven to 350F. Take two heads of broccoli and cut it into florets.
Place the florets on a baking dish lined with parchment paper. Add a couple of layers of shredded chicken on top.
Combine one cup of mayonnaise with half a cup of whipping cream in a large bowl. Add in a tablespoon of chicken broth and mix well.
Spread the mixture evenly over the chicken. Apply cooking spray to a piece of aluminum foil and use it to cover the baking dish.
Bake the chicken and broccoli for about 45 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Let stand for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.
Enjoying the Ketogenic Diet
And there we have it—six different keto recipes that are bound to satisfy your hunger! Not only are they easy to make, but they're delicious too. So, which recipe will you be trying first?
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