Meatloaf is a staple food that many people grew up with, but that was a different breed of meatloaf entirely. Although meatloaf is usually bulked up with oats or bread crumbs, this recipe relies on zucchini and added fat from bacon to achieve the same texture. Serve a slice of this meatloaf with some Cauliflower Mash for a hearty and heartwarming meal.
Chicken is complemented by a light coconut and lemongrass infusion, which is married to kale in the end.
Nutty sesame pairs with bright ginger in this Asian-inspired salmon recipe served with Cauliflower Mash. Leftovers of this great weekday meal can be reheated easily for lunch the next day. If you want to enjoy these "mashed potatoes" with another meal, double the amount of ingredients and save half for later-they freeze well.
A true Southern classic, pulled pork is one of the easiest dishes to prepare in a slow cooker while you're at work. Served with a light cabbage slaw, this recipe can be eaten as is or with homemade Barbecue Sauce. Enjoy this delicious pork and slaw with a fork or pair with a low-carb bun for a treat. If you do not have a slow cooker, cook the pork in a Dutch oven in a 200°F oven for the same amount of time.
Prosciutto is a delightful alternative to bacon—lighter in flavor and better for wrapping chicken. Here, the crispy, salty pork completes the dish.
Pot roast is a weeknight classic at my house and also serves as a hearty comfort food. While potatoes and carrots aren't allowed on the keto diet, I like to substitute other root vegetables like turnips or radishes for a similar texture and equally great flavor. My tried-and-true secret of thickening the gravy with heavy cream instead of flour also yields a uniquely rich take on this family favorite dish.
Fresh herbs play off the rich flavor of lamb in this herb-crusted recipe. Best served with simple side dishes like Cauliflower Mash and steamed vegetables, this classic preparation is the perfect way to impress your guests with minimal effort. Do not substitute dried herbs for fresh in this recipe, as the bright flavor of the fresh herbs is what makes this simple dish so delicious.
Taco salad is one of the easiest recipes to whip up on a busy weeknight. The best part about this recipe is that the taco meat can be doubled and reserved for other dishes, such as the Cheesy Taco Shells. This recipe freezes well, but be sure to thaw completely before reheating.
Hanger steak may not be a familiar cut; it's often referred to as the "butcher's steak" or "butcher's cut" since it's so flavorful that butchers often reserve it for themselves. Nowadays you can find hanger steak at most meat markets. If you can't locate it, just ask the butcher, who may have some in the back. Paired with an herbaceous cilantro crema, this steak cooked rare is one that you'll never forget.
Tuna steaks, appropriately named for their meaty flavor and texture, are best cooked rare. This peppery coffee rub adds a deep, smoky flavor to the tuna.
Is there anything that cauliflower can't replicate? It would seem not, based on the versatility of this incredible vegetable. Enjoy these cauliflower tortillas with your favorite fajita meat or pulled pork. They also serve as a great wrap for breakfast scrambles to eat on the go.
Perfect for a party or a quick midday snack, these Caprese Salad Bites are full of flavor and simple to make. The bright burst of flavor from the tomato pairs perfectly with the creamy mozzarella and fresh basil. Drizzled with olive oil, these little skewers get a zing from balsamic vinegar and a simple seasoning of salt and pepper for a well-rounded bite.
Crispy chicken skin tops these flavorful thighs that cook in a garlic, onion, thyme, and tarragon base. Definitely lip-smacking and finger-licking good.
Though typically made with noodles, this beef stroganoff recipe uses cabbage to achieve a similar texture with a minimal amount of carbohydrates. Cabbage is also high in nutrients like vitamin C, which keeps your immune system healthy. Store a portion of this dish in the freezer for a quick weeknight meal.
Fajitas are a Mexican favorite and are very keto friendly when you remove the carb-laden tortillas they're usually served with. The serrano pepper adds spice, which can be tempered by omitting it. Pair with low-carb tortillas and sour cream for an authentic flavor.
Straight from your favorite Chinese takeout kitchen, this beef and broccoli dish eliminates hidden carbs like cornstarch and sugar for a tasty meal. Try this with Cauliflower "Rice" or tossed with Zucchini Noodles.
Nothing says backyard barbecue like a plate of ribs. Skip the hassle of hauling out the grill with this oven preparation. Covered in your favorite sugar-free barbecue sauce or served with just the rub, these ribs pair well with Cauliflower Mac and Cheese or cabbage slaw.
Bangers and mash is a traditional English meal that can become keto-friendly in a snap by substituting Cauliflower Mash for the usual mashed potatoes. Use any type of sausage you prefer, but traditional Italian varieties tend to taste best.
Traditional Italian meatballs are a beauty to behold. Their texture is hard to replicate without the use of bread crumbs, but a mixture of almond flour and Parmesan cheese stands in quite nicely. Combined with sugar-free Pasta Sauce and heaps of mozzarella cheese, this dish pairs perfectly with a plate of Zucchini Noodles or is just as delicious on its own.
Wrapping pork tenderloin in more pork may seem redundant but you'll realize quickly after this dish starts baking what an impact the bacon wrap has on the overall flavor. In addition to the added flavor, the bacon helps keep the pork moist on the inside. Serve this with your favorite steamed vegetables and Cauliflower Mash.