Summer is for food and fun. You spend a great deal of time outside socializing, playing, grilling and chilling. It’s the perfect time to start or re-start your keto lifestyle.
The grill – get out of the kitchen and get your grill guy to cook for you. Burgers, steaks, hot dogs, sausages, meats, and fish are the ideal keto main course. All can be prepared on the grill to perfection and paired with delicious, local, summer fruits and vegetables.
Fatty fish are perfect for the keto lifestyle and grill up nicely. Fatty fish are rich in polyunsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats are essential fats, meaning they’re required for normal body functions, but your body can’t make them. Omega 3 fatty acids are one of the two types of polyunsaturated fats (Omega 6 fatty acids being the other) and have many health benefits for your heart and body. Oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, tuna, and trout are full of omega-3 fatty acids. These fish should be eaten twice a week. Not only are fatty fish high in good fats, they are lean on carbs.
Just grill, bake or steam them with seasoning and some keto friendly herbs, and a delicious meal is ready. Try to buy wild fish whenever possible as opposed to farmed fish. Some examples of delicious, healthy, fatty fish are:
- Alaskan salmon
- Mahi mahi
- Rainbow trout
- Striped bass
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Vegetables make up an important part of your diet. They are a great source of essential nutrients, as well as carbs. Picking the best Keto Diet vegetables for your recipe is often the most complicated decision of your day.
The best keto diet vegetables are nutrient-dense but low in sugar and carbohydrates. Generally, vegetables that grow above the ground level are best. Some may be leafy greens, or belong to the cruciferous family or be dark-shaded. Vegetables can also be cooked on the grill and with the right spices and avocado, olive or coconut oil will fill you up without overloading on carbs. Some great fresh vegetable options for the summer are:
While you may think desserts are not keto-friendly there are many sweet and tasty options available for summer treats. Ice cream is a summer favorite. We recommend fit freeze to make your own ice cream that is keto-friendly and will help you burn fat.
Fresh fruit options for summer keto dessert choices are:
- Honeydew Melon
All fresh and tasty choices for the summer. Check out our recipes for keto-friendly summer fresh meals.