If you’re just starting out with the keto diet and transitioning to eating low-carb, here are some awesome, healthy and satisfying easy keto dinner recipes that will help you lose weight and make you feel really good. You won’t miss carbs at all! These low-carb dinner recipes include a keto beef recipe, keto chicken recipes, shrimp recipes, salmon recipe and there’s even a low-carb vegan cucumber avocado salad. Not too many recipes, but a good variety!
Even though I can’t do the keto diet ever again, I’m still trying to reduce my carbohydrate intake for at least one of my meals during the day. I found out, the best meal to do it – is dinner for me. This actually helps me lose weight, even if I’m not eating super healthy during the day.
Also, my keto diet experience showed me I don’t need carbs to feel full and satisfied. I just need variety. And this is what we’re going to get here.
What To Eat On Keto
The keto diet got so famous I don’t believe there’s anyone who’s not familiar with the concept. But just in case, let’s take a look since I’m an expert who’s done the keto diet for 10 days.
Basically, you’ll be eating a high-fat and very low-carbohydrate diet. The goal of eating this way is that your body reaches something called ketosis. Which has its own cult right now. Ketosis is a state where your body starts using fat for fuel and not carbohydrates.
So you basically burn the fat that you’ve accumulated over the years, which helps you lose weight. This state can be achieved when you fast, starve or when fat is the main thing you eat.
So what do you eat on keto? Here are some foods to enjoy:
- meat and seafood
- low-carb nuts and seeds
- green vegetables and other low-carb vegetables
- some berries like raspberries, blackberries and strawberries
With all that variety, I didn’t feel restricted at all. The meals were delicious and easy to make.
Will You Lose Weight On The Keto Diet?
Yes! And it comes off quickly. I lost 7 pounds in 10 days without feeling hungry and I kept that weight off for already 4 months.
At first I intended to do keto for about a month, but, unfortunately, had to stop because of some crazy side effects and because of my thyroid.
If you’re new to keto and can’t make a decision whether to start or not, you can read about my experience and diet results here. I also recommend talking to your doctor first!
10 Keto Dinner Recipes That Taste Really Good
1. Keto Garlic Shrimp & Broccoli
Shrimp, broccoli and garlic in a creamy sauce, and it takes 20 minutes. You can find the recipe here.
2. Avocado, Egg & Chicken Salad
Quick and easy chicken salad without a fancy dressing, that is absolutely delicious and comes with a meal prep option. The recipe is here.
3. Keto Squid With Olives, Garlic & Tomatoes
This dish helped me discover I don’t need pasta or even zoodles. Cook the squid with some fresh tomatoes, garlic, olives and arugula, top that with Parmesan and you’ll be the happiest person on the planet. The recipe is here.
4. Mediterranean Chicken Wraps
5. Keto Chicken Salad
One of my favorite keto meals, and meals overall. I still make this low-carb chicken salad at least once a week. It’s absolutely delicious. The recipe is here.
6. Avocado Cucumber Salad
You can find the recipe for this easy low-carb vegan salad here.
7. Mediterranean Salmon Bowl
8. Greek Meatball Bowls
These Greek meal prep bowls are a super fresh ground beef keto recipe. With fresh vegetables, olives, feta cheese and tzatziki these bowls are truly delicious. The recipe is here.
9. Shrimp Coconut Curry Soup
When I found out I could eat coconut milk on keto, I was ecstatic! This soup is amazing. And so simple, easy and quick. If you love Thai curries, you’ll love this as well. The recipe is here.
10. Tomato, Cucumber, Chicken Salad
This salad might not look like much, but with fresh basil, tomatoes, and chicken it’s perfect on a hot summer day! It’s fresh, it’s flavorful and delicious. Here’s the recipe.
11. Mediterranean Chicken Bowls
This is probably one of my favorite, go-to recipes! It’s a bowl recipe filled with chicken, a cucumber tomato salad and tzatziki – full of flavor and so delicious! The recipe is here.
I hope you found some new low carb / keto dinner ideas here that you’d want to make! If you do make any of them, let me know how it went in the comments, I appreciate your feedback!