Easy and Simple Keto Recipes that Go Big on Flavor, Not on Carbs

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Keto Avocados baked with eggs on a plate

Still trying to wrap your head around this DIY meal thing? To help you prepare for real-world living and eating after you’ve reached your goal weight, you’ll need to prepare two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners each week. If you’re not a cook, this can be a little intimidating. That’s why we’ve put together this list of easy keto recipes. These recipes are so simple that they take only 10 minutes to prepare, and they’re healthy too. Need additional help? That’s why we have a Grocery Guide and hundreds of low-carb recipes here on The Palm.

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Here’s our list of super simple and easy keto recipes—with something for any occasion: entertaining, grab and go, breakfast, lunch or dinner!

 1. Keto-Friendly Deviled Egg Stuffed Avocado >

Keto deviled egg stuffed avocado

Net Carbs: 3 grams

Whether served at the holiday dinner table or packed in a picnic basket, deviled eggs are one of those comfort foods we can’t live without. Luckily, eggs are as healthful as they are flavorful and they’re the perfect addition to an array of keto recipes. In this specific recipe, the avocado adds acts as one big egg white, delivering terrific flavor and healthy fat.

2. Keto-Friendly 2-Step Spinach Dip >

keto spinach dip

Net Carbs: 3 grams

Love the flavor and richness of warm spinach and artichoke dip? Whip up this cheesy, herby favorite, warm it in the oven and serve. If you’re going on a picnic or  or office potluck, this dip can be served cold (as the recipe suggests) and still be the talk of the table. Try jicama, carrots, celery and cauliflower dippers.

3. Pesto Cilantro Dip >

Pesto cilantro dip with vegetables

Net Carbs: 1 gram

Store-bought pestos are often loaded with salt and preservatives. Plus, they taste jarred—not fresh and aromatic. This homemade pesto can be used to marinate chicken or vegetables or top spaghetti squash, but thanks to the creamy sour cream, we liked this flavorful version as a dip. Serve warm or cold.

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4. California Wrap >

turkey and cheese wrapped in lettuce

Net Carbs: 3 grams

On a budget? Pick up the ingredients for these versatile wraps, and you’ll have a week’s worth of DIY breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Prefer roast beef and turkey wraps? Or ham? Build your own: Just be sure to use low-sodium deli meat. Serve with a side of fresh summer veggies or year-round favorites like carrots and celery sticks.

5. Easy Egg Tacos >

egg tacos on lettuce cups

Net Carbs: 0 grams

These tasty day-starters have 0 grams net carbs, which leaves room in the day for some Greek yogurt, a peanut butter smoothie or some half-and-half in your iced coffee. Plus, these tacos are TASTY. You start with eggs and essentially top them with guacamole. The lettuce holds it all together and adds a satisfying crunch. To save time on a weekday morning, pre-chop your veggies the night before.

6. Cucumber Salmon Salad Bites >

cucumber slices topped with salmon salad

Net Carbs: 3 grams

Fancy enough for a bridal shower but easy enough for a weeknight meal, these tasty cups have 3 grams net carbs and count as half of a Healthy Fat, half of a Protein and one Veggie serving. Canned salmon is convenient; fresh salmon is worth the monetary splurge—especially if you’re making these for a special occasion. Want to kick up the flavor a bit? Use wasabi (olive-oil or avocado-based) mayo.

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7. Lean Veggie Egg Wrap >

egg salad and vegetables over a collard leaf

Net Carbs: 3 grams

Don’t let the directions in this recipe intimidate you. We’ve just added lots of details so that your wrap doesn’t explode all over your white button-down work shirt. Practice making this dish on Saturday morning when you have plenty of time for breakfast. It’s so good (and worth the effort) that you’ll want to it again on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday…

8. Chayote Salad >

sliced chayote on a place with parsley on top

Net Carbs: 4 grams

Chayote (pronounced chi-yote) is a type of squash that looks a lot like—and has the same texture as—a big green pear, according to Food & Wine. It has a mild, cucumber-like flavor and can be found year-round in grocery stores, as it’s often imported from its country of origin: Mexico. In this light salad, raw chayote is paired with flavorful cilantro, lemon and Serrano pepper. You can also sauté or roast the fruit (yes, chayote is a fruit) and pair it with the same seasonings and it’ll taste wildly different.

9. Eggless Caesar Salad >

Cesar salad topped with parmesan cheese

Net Carbs: 2 grams 

Another classic dish on our list of keto recipes: A heart Caesar Salad. What makes this Caesar dressing so addictive? Anchovies. Even if you don’t like fish, you probably like Caesar dressing. And wait till you try this homemade version with bright lemon, garlic, mustard and extra-virgin olive oil. Serve this fresh, simple salad before dinner with friends and they’ll be begging for the recipe. To make it an entrée salad, add virtually any meat: Chicken, salmon, pork, shrimp or tuna.

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10. 2-Step Chia Yogurt >

Chia seeds and chia seed pudding

Net Carbs: 14 grams

This recipe takes five minutes to throw together the night before and five minutes to eat before work in the morning. Both the chia seeds and almonds add a satisfying crunch. The warm cinnamon and turmeric add sweetness and spice. Craving a bowl of ice cream? Whip up this recipe and freeze it for two hours. Craving conquered!