Creating healthy meals your whole family will enjoy can be tricky. Luckily, the team behind Perfect Keto has compiled a list of low-carb recipes that turn kid-friendly favorites into lighter versions everyone can indulge in. Even better, they require little prep time and few ingredients. Some can be added to your weekly meal prep and saved for later when you're too busy to cook an entire meal. Here are ten recipes you can try yourself.
Homemade Keto Cinnamon Rolls
These rolls use mozzarella cheese and almond flower to create a keto-friendly dough full of vitamins and healthy fats that won't upset your diet. For those who like to cook cinnamon rolls during the holidays or on a brisk fall morning, this recipe creates a simple and delicious way to continue the tradition you share with friends and family. Get the recipe.
30 Minute Hearty Keto Chili
This chili is low in carbs and rich in healthy fats thanks to the use of grass-fed ground beef, onion and green pepper. The strong flavors and quick prep time will have you returning to the recipe over and over. Get the recipe.
Savory Breakfast Keto Sausage Balls
Perfect for any keto breakfast, these sausage balls include eggs, coconut flower, cheese and your choice of ground turkey or pork. And they still taste great even after reheating and make a perfect on-the-go meal for your busy mornings. Get the recipe.
Low Carb Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
By substituting cauliflower for pasta, this mac and cheese recipe allows you to enjoy a pasta dish without the carbs. But what truly makes the dish complete is the three-cheese sauce created by using heavy cream in place of milk. This is a perfect way to still serve this dinner staple while staying in ketosis. Get the recipe.
Nutritious, Baked Pork Chops
Pork chops are a great way to get some much-needed protein while also changing things up from the more common staples of chicken or beef. The prep for this recipe is similar to cooking steak, so for those unaccustomed to making pork chops shouldn't worry. To make this meal complete, include some low-carb barbecue sauce. Get the recipe.
Easy Homemade Keto Mozzarella Sticks
If you're craving something cheesy yet healthy, these mozzarella sticks will do the trick. Made without vegetable oil, this snack includes no hidden carbs. And they make for a great late-night snack, since the recipe can be doubled or tripled and then frozen for later. Get the recipe.
Crispy Keto Chicken Tenders
The only change you need to make for this recipe is the breading. Substituting almond flour makes for a healthier meal the whole family can enjoy. Almond flour is beneficial to your heart and provides increased energy, making these chicken tenders a meal parents will want to feed their kids. Get recipe here.
Creamy Dreamy PB&J Smoothie
If you're jonesing for a PB&J but hate the carbs, here's a way to get that flavor you crave. By using macadamia butter, almond milk and strawberries, you create a smoothie that's rich in fiber and good for your heart. Plus the flavor will remind you of all those PB&J sandwiches you enjoyed during your childhood. Get the recipe.
Portobello Bun Cheeseburgers
A great alternative to the bunless burger. In this recipe, portobello mushrooms serve as a healthy bun substitute rich in nutrients. Full of potassium and antioxidants, this burger will fulfill you and your family's burger craving while being good for you too. Get the recipe.
Low Carb Keto Lasagna
Here's another pasta substitute you'll want to make again and again. This recipe uses zucchini in place of noodles, creating a pasta dish full of potassium and low in calories. Combined with cheese and seasoned sausage, this protein-rich lasagna is great for family dinners. Get the recipe.