Regularly eating food that’s both delicious and healthy is a commitment. Maintaining a keto diet is rewarding, but it can be tedious sometimes. While it's getting more and more popular to go keto, there are still not that many establishments that serve tasty and affordable ketogenic food.
Whether you’re looking for ideas for a Pre-Workout Meal, or simply don’t have that much time to cook at home, here are some of the best keto recipes you can whip up in 5 minutes or less:
1. Bulletproof coffee
No keto diet is complete without an energizing bulletproof cup of coffee. This breakfast alternative not only prevents hunger pangs throughout the day, but also improves mental focus.
The addition of coconut oil or Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) serves as an essential source of good fats to help you remain energized. Studies suggest that regular MCT consumption can catalyze your keto diet and make it easier for your body to enter a state of ketosis. Some researchers also found that it helps athletes to burn a higher amount of fat during exercise.
2. Feta and Avocado Lettuce Cups
For the dressing, use apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and extra virgin olive oil.
Avocado is the king of any keto diet. Along with coconut oil, it’s a staple source of healthy fats. According to Medical News Today, avocados contain beta-sitosterol which helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels—reducing the risk of many known chronic illnesses. Maryville University highlights that an estimated 164 million Americans will be affected by chronic illnesses by 2025. This is obviously a very worrying statistic, so one of the best ways to help prevent chronic illnesses is through a healthy diet. Eating avocados regularly may help prevent heart disease, hypertension, and some types of cancer.
3. Keto Chicken Salad
If you’ve been doing keto for a while, chances are, you have some leftover chicken in your fridge. Chicken is a fantastic source of lean protein and combining it with fresh, avocado-oil based mayo adds just the right amount of healthy fat and delicious flavor. Throw all ingredients in a bowl, stir to combine, and divide into containers for a quick grab-n-go lunch!
4. Citrus Keto Green Smoothie
All you need to do here is just blend and drink. Blueberries are great complementary ingredients in any keto dish or snack. A study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming nutritious, delicious blueberries may even reduce the risk of heart disease. The reduction in arterial stiffness and increased levels of HDL are also emblematic of keto.
5. Keto Fat Bombs
Blend cream cheese and peanut butter until creamy. Spoon by the tablespoon onto a parchment-lined plate and let cool in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Coat with melted chocolate and sprinkle with sea salt.
This no-cook, no-frills snack is a quick and easy addition to your weekly food prep. Store them in your refrigerator or freezer for a quick treat or afternoon pick-me-up.
Written by Katherine Emily
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