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If you are starting a low carb (or no carb) diet, like Keto, meal prep is EVERYTHING. Having good, healthy recipes to helps make meal prep so much easier and you will know exactly what to shop for and avoid buying things you shouldn’t! Low carb meal prep ideas (or no carb meal prep ideas in the early stages) are often the best way to help you maintain a healthy diet without sacrificing your taste for delicious food.
You will have food on hand for when you get hungry (desserts, snacks AND meals) and so you won’t be tempted to grab fast food or unhealthy snacks!
So in this post, I have some of the best Keto recipes for you to meal prep to help you get started or move in the maintenance phase! These are also great Keto recipes for beginners because they are easy to make and will help you with those carb cravings.
Read on to find some delicious recipes for even someone like me who LOVES her carbs!
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From Karolina at All Nutritious, these zucchini boats are a great option for the person who is on Keto or who needs to avoid gluten!
Karolina says "These keto zucchini boats are so yummy, flavorful, and filling. With just 5.6g of net carbs per boat, it does for a great keto lunch or dinner. They’re gluten-free, keto, and high protein."
I am definitely a breakfast skillet person so this recipe from
Karolina at All Nutritious says "A flavorful breakfast skillet you can make with just 3 ingredients. Super filling and easy to make! The meal is keto-friendly, Whole30-friendly, gluten-free, and dairy-free."
With just ground beef, eggs and salsa, this is a great option for when you're in a hurry!
My husband made this dish this week and it was SO delicious!
This is another recipe from Alli at Dancing Through the Rain and she says "This Easy Cabbage and Sausage Skillet is an easy low carb dinner that is keto, dairy free & gluten free! Protein and veggies in one bowl!"
And if you avoid pork like I do, you can substitute hot and spicy turkey sausage too!
I love spaghetti squash and I love mac and cheese so this one is a no-brainer for me!!
This delicious dish from Laura and Joy Food Sunshine will even keep the kiddos happy too!
This low carb meal prep idea is an awesome one! Laura says "This Easy & Healthy Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese Recipe is low-carb and keto! It's a delicious gluten-free dinner, side dish or meal prep idea!"
Meal prep IS key so this is one you can prep, keep on hand, and have with your other recipes as a side or a great lunch too!
When on Keto, especially just starting out, mug cakes can be your best friend!
This is an excellent mug cake recipe from Chrystal at Four Score Living. Chrystal says "With just over 5 minutes and a few ingredients, you can have a fudgy, chocolatey low carb mug cake made from start to finish."
We love Mexican food in our house so this is a definite must-have recipe for us.
Charlotte from Easyhealth Living says "Low Carb Mexican Chicken Bowl has to be one of my quickest-to-fix low carb recipes! If you are at all familiar with my blog, you know I have recently became obsessed with philly cheesesteak variations and this is basically one more version."
I am definitely checking out the rest of your recipes Charlotte!!
Lauren at Explorer Momma said three of my favorite things: Cream Cheese, Lemon and Pound Cake!
This delicious recipe will definitely help you keep those cravings for cake at bay!
Lauren says "Tangy delicious keto lemon pound cake with cream cheese is the perfect low carb lemon pound cake with a creamy tart frosting just like you remember but in a gluten-free, sugar-free package."
If you love Italian food as much as I do, you will love this recipe from Lauren at Explorer Momma.
Lauren says "Warm and creamy with Italian sausage spice, you’re going to love this creamy keto Italian sausage soup on a cold snowy night. Just close your eyes and imagine yourself in the Italian Alps as you eat your Keto Zuppa Toscana!"
Last but FAR from least is this amazing no-bake strawberry cheesecake recipe from Hilda at Fit to Serve!
I am a NYer so I LOVE my cheesecake and Hilda saved me from those cravings with this recipe!
Hilda says "This recipe for keto strawberry no-bake cheesecake is loaded with flavor and makes the perfect strawberry dessert for spring or summer.
Creamy, dreamy, cheesecake topped with a fresh strawberry topping. It’s a fail-proof seasonal treat! The flavors of cream cheese and strawberries pair beautifully for one fabulous keto strawberry dessert."
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