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The Ultimate List of Favorite Keto Recipes

If you’ve ever wondered about keto diet plans, I’m here to tell you I have, too. We’ve been eating healthier and working out, trying to take care of our bodies better. The quarantine made that more feasible for us.

We’ve also started eating low carb and keto when we can. Here’s the basic idea:

Your body produces insulin to process sugar and carbs. If you eat 75% fat, plus lots of protein and just a tiny bit of carbs. You won’t produce as much insulin, and your body will learn to burn fat instead of carbs. The way you know you’re in ketosis is when ketones are present in your body.

This diet is a good one for anyone who’s diabetic, but it’s also mostly gluten free. We’ve noticed less bloat and feeling better in general since starting a low carb/keto focus. We aren’t strict about it, but if you’re looking for some great recipes to try, I have enough experience to recommend some. I can tell you there are some pretty disgusting keto recipes out there, so if you can find some recommendations, it’ll save you a lot of thrown-out food.

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Here are some of our favorite recipes:

Mocha Swirl Pound Cake

This recipe was easy to make with basic keto ingredients we had in the cupboard. It tasted delicious, too, although it took way longer to bake than the recipe indicated. I skipped the espresso powder due to food allergies in our house. The cake had a cornbread-y texture from the almond flour, so next time I may try it with coconut flour instead. I bet it would also be good as boozy cupcakes!

Hubby notices a weird feeling in his throat when I bake with Swerve, although he says the baked goods taste fine. So we tried Lakanto monkfruit sweetener with this one, and he said it was great! I’m looking forward to trying more from Fit to Serve Group, like their cinnamon bundt cake and their pumpkin bread.

Everything Bagel Chicken with Cream Cheese Sauce

Um, stop everything. You have to make this for dinner because it was so yummy. Even our young lassies ate this, and it was quick and easy. 40 Aprons knows what’s going on because their recipe is hands down one of the most-devoured dinners we’ve had in a long time.

Cream Cheese Blueberry Low Carb Muffins

The family didn’t agree with me on these. I really liked them, and I had them for breakfast every day with my scrambled eggs, cheese, and bulletproof coffee. However, the kids wanted me to go back to our old blueberry muffin recipe (with a ton of butter and sugar in them, who wouldn’t want those?) and Keith wasn’t blown out of the water. I’d definitely give these a shot. They weren’t too eggy, which seems to be a BIG problem with keto baking.

Creamy Taco Soup

This high-protein chili type soup was amazing. It filled me right up and we had plenty of leftovers (although they didn’t last as long as I hoped. We ate them up!). This isn’t strictly keto because it has beans and corn. However, it’s pretty low carb, so if your carb limit isn’t 20g a day or super low, this is for you.

Keto Cinnamon Crunch Cereal

I made this with Swerve, and it was pretty good. I crumbled it over plain yogurt, and that made a pretty good granola substitute. Side note: you can buy keto granola at the store, usually marketed as paleo, but it’s pretty expensive. I would try this recipe with monkfruit sweetener, because there was a lot of the product in it, and I think it would taste a little better. Swerve seems to be fine unless it’s the main flavor/focus. Definitely not as bad as Splenda for after taste. Plus, isn’t the name of the blog fun? All Day I Dream About Food? That’s definitely me.

Cajun Cauliflower Rice

We’ve been loving cauliflower rice stir fry. We buy the microwaveable bags, and it’s really easy to throw it in after you’ve stir fried veggies. This recipe is basically Cajun stir fry, and I’d highly recommend it!

Keto Cookbooks

I’m old school, so when I decided to try keto, I went to the library. Some of the best keto recipes I’ve found weren’t from the internet, so I couldn’t include them here. But you can’t miss these delicious cookbooks:

  • Southern Keto by Natasha Newton (Check out the chocolate mousse, peanut butter pie fat bombs, peanut butter chocolate chip cookie bars, and the chicken poblano soup!)

  • Weeknight Keto by Kristy Bernardo (Check out the pumpkin spice keto pancakes, salmon cakes with lemon-dijon aioli, and cacio e pepe!)

No matter where you are on your health journey, if you’re considering keto I’d highly recommend it. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, and if you start with an arsenal of recipes, you’ll be much more likely to succeed.

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