So many people that I know are doing Keto and Low Carb – but what can you make for a dinner that will work for you? You know the difference, right? According to health.usnews.com, “The Keto diet emphasizes weight loss through fat-burning. The goal is to quickly lose weight and ultimately feel fuller with fewer cravings, while boosting your mood, mental focus and energy. By slashing the carbs you consume and instead filling up on fats, you safely enter a state of ketosis. That’s when the body breaks down both dietary and stored body fat into substances called ketones. Your fat-burning system now relies mainly on fat – instead of sugar – for energy. While similar in some ways to familiar low-carb diets, the Keto diet’s extreme carb restrictions – about 20 net carbs a day or less, depending on the version – and the deliberate shift into ketosis are what set this increasingly popular diet apart.”
A Low Carb Diet is another alternative– according to the Mayo Clinic, “Low Carb focuses on proteins, including meat, poultry, fish and eggs, and some non-starchy vegetables. A low-carb diet generally excludes or limits most grains, legumes, fruits, breads, sweets, pastas and starchy vegetables, and sometimes nuts and seeds. Some low-carb diet plans allow small amounts of certain fruits, vegetables and whole grains. A daily limit of 0.7 to 2 ounces (20 to 60 grams) of carbohydrates is typical with a low-carb diet. These amounts of carbohydrates provide 80 to 240 calories. Some low-carb diets greatly restrict carbs during the initial phase of the diet and then gradually increase the number of allowed carbs. In contrast, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that carbohydrates make up 45 to 65 percent of your total daily calorie intake. So if you consume 2,000 calories a day, you would need to eat between 900 and 1,300 calories a day from carbohydrates.” So, what do you think? Is a Keto Diet or a Low Carb diet right for you? We’ve rounded up 50+ Keto and Low Carb Dinners for you to bookmark on your phone or tablet so you can make sure you’re covered. Keto and Low Carb Dinner Ideas That Will Knock Your Socks Off
Keto and Low Carb Air Fryer Recipes
https://www.courtneyssweets.com/air-fryer-salmon/ – I adore Salmon (tons of Omega-3’s and making it in the air fryer is so smart.
https://lowcarbyum.com/low-carb-keto-fried-chicken/ – can also be done in an oven
Keto & Low Carb Soups
https://thymeandjoy.com/french-onion-soup-instant-pot-recipe/ – Low carb French Onion Soup? Yes, please!! You won’t miss the bread or the cheese in this one.
Keto & Low Carb Instant Pot Recipes
http://easyketodishes.com/easy-buffalo-wings/ Who doesn’t love wings??
http://easyketodishes.com/lemon-chicken-instant-pot/ This looks so delicious — planning on making this one soon!
https://recipesfromapantry.com/instant-pot-corned-beef-and-cabbage/ – follow the directions for making this Keto/ low carb (ie.substitute either beef stock or additional water for the beer). Looks so good!
https://wholelottayum.com/instant-pot-beer-brats/ – uses low carb beer to make this Keto and Low Carb– genius!!!
Keto & Low Carb Chicken and Turkey Recipes
https://betterthanbreadketo.com/keto-bourbon-chicken/ – did you know that YOU CAN have Bourbon on Keto?? This is a cast iron pan recipe and looks delicious!
Keto & Low Carb Veggie Packed/Sides Recipes
https://ladyandtheblog.com/2018/10/09/keto-cauliflower-stuffing-recipe/ – Doesn’t this look amazing! Make with vegetable broth to make this a totally vegetarian option.
Keto & Low Carb Fish/Seafood Recipes
https://www.themamamaven.com/instant-pot-alaskan-snow-crab-legs/ – This is one of my recipes and it’s so delicious! Serve with zoodles on the side!
https://www.therisingspoon.com/2016/02/tuna-patties.html – You can make this Keto by binding it with coconut flour or almond meal.
Keto & Low Carb Beef/Lamb/Pork Recipes
Keto & Low Carb Mexican-Inspired Recipes
https://www.themamamaven.com/clean-eating-instant-pot-salsa-verde-chicken-keto-low-carb-friendly/ This is another one of my recipes!
And let’s not forget Bone Broth:
http://easyketodishes.com/how-to-make-bone-broth-in-an-instant-pot/ Keto and Low Carb Dinner Ideas That Will Knock Your Socks Off | The Mama Maven Blog
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