Have food ready and on the table in under half an hour with these keto-friendly weekday meals!
One of the hardest parts about sticking to any diet is the amount of time you have to dedicate to preparing food. Gone are the days when you could run through the drive-thru on a particularly crazy day—at least, not without ketosis-wrecking consequences.
The next time you’re in a pinch, forget the fast food and check out this list. If you have a well-stocked pantry, you’re guaranteed to be able to make many of these 30-minute, keto-friendly meals at any given time. In other words, you can feed yourself in the amount of time it would take to run through the drive-thru.
You’ve got options for every meal of the day. Whip up delicious keto breakfasts like bacon and avocado burritos or stick-to-your-ribs keto “oatmeal” first thing in the morning, assemble a satiating Tex-Mex salad or three-ingredient salmon zucchini pasta for lunch, make a Korean beef bowl after work and indulge in a creamy bacon and shrimp skillet for a post-workout dinner.
Whatever time of day, there’s a keto meal on here for you.
Psst: If you’re looking for low-carb munchies in between meals, look no further than these 23 keto snack ideas!
#1 PaleoHacks | Easy Low Carb Keto “Noatmeal”
Start your morning off right with a warm bowl of oatmeal without all the carbs. This version simmers cauliflower rice in coconut milk with hemp seeds and chia seeds for a cozy breakfast.
#2 The Nourished Caveman | Keto Creamy Shrimp and Bacon Skillet
Few things are more succulent than the combination of shrimp, bacon, and coconut cream. Bonus: This meal comes together in minutes.
#3 PaleoHacks | Keto Breakfast Burrito with Bacon and Avocado
This ketosis-fueling burrito is technically made for breakfast, but we’d scarf this down any time of day.
#4 Healthful Pursuit | 5-Minute Cream of Tomato Soup
If you only have five minutes to spare, look no further. This creamy soup gets its richness from a surprise ingredient: macadamia nuts.
#5 PaleoHacks | Keto Breakfast Burger with Avocado Buns
Looking for a way to jazz up your keto breakfasts? Make “buns” out of avocado! Yes, this is a fork and knife burger.
#6 I Heart Umami | Paleo Filipino Skirt Steak with Cauliflower Rice
If you’re craving Filipino comfort food, give this low-carb version of steak and rice a try.
#7 PaleoHacks | Easy Buffalo Chicken Salad
This creamy, bright and spicy buffalo chicken salad is wrapped in crunchy lettuce cups for a healthy lunch your coworkers will surely envy.
#8 Wholesome Yum | Crispy Pan-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic Vinegar
How do you pack a ton of flavor into Brussels sprouts? You pan-fry them with crunchy bacon and top with tangy balsamic vinegar.
#9 PaleoHacks | Keto Turkey and Egg Breakfast Skillet
Ground turkey and eggs make for a quick and delicious breakfast any morning, but this recipe works for any time of day, too.
# 10 Wholesome Yum | Italian Marinated Artichoke Salad
This artichoke salad is super close to antipasto—go ahead and add some meat if your macros can take it!
#11 PaleoHacks | 15-Minute Pesto Shrimp Pasta with Zucchini Noodles
Put a spin on pasta night with these zucchini noodles, slathered in Paleo pesto and topped with succulent shrimp.
#12 Nom Nom Paleo | Paleo Sausage Egg McMuffin
Craving fast food? Opt for this ketosis-fueling version, which builds a “McMuffin” out of fried egg patties and nixes the cheese for creamy avocado.
#13 Keto Summit | 3-Ingredient Keto Salmon Pasta
Filled with satiating fats, this three-ingredient “pasta” requires only zucchini noodles, cooked salmon, and your favorite mayo. Top with your favorite seasonings, and dig in!
#14 Wholesome Yum | Keto Coconut Curry Chicken
Before you head out to an Indian restaurant to gorge on rice and naan, reconsider: Can you make a low-carb version at home? This recipe proves you can.
#15 PaleoHacks | Kale and Mushroom Sausage Patties
These savory sausage patties are so versatile—use them to make a sandwich with this keto bread, serve them alongside eggs, or dip in your favorite keto sauce.
#16 Wholesome Yum | Oven Roasted Mushrooms with Balsamic, Garlic and Herbs
You can serve this hearty side alongside a thick steak, but these mushrooms are meaty enough to work as a main dish all by themselves.
#17 The Nourished Caveman | Kale and Eggs Benedict
Skip the English muffin and top hearty kale and fatty eggs with a creamy, keto-friendly hollandaise sauce. Perfect for brunch!
#18 Wholesome Yum | Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Bacon and Mayo
All you need is 10 minutes to whip up this hearty cruciferous salad with creamy mayo and salty bacon, and you’ll be fueled for hours.
#19 Diethood | Steak Fajita Roll-Ups
Here’s a fun way to serve up your steak and veggies: make steak wraps out of them!
#20 Bulletproof Blog | Low Carb Beef Stir-fry
This Asian-inspired beef stir-fry with zucchini noodles boasts tons of flavor with very few carbs.
#21 Little Spice Jar | Garlic Butter Baked Salmon in Foil
This easy-peasy, low-mess dinner cooks up quick and produces the most flavorful salmon, ever. Be sure to opt for grass-fed butter.
#22 Bulletproof Blog | Poached Cod in Tomato Broth
Looking to switch up your seafood intake? Try poached cod in a vibrant, fragrant tomato broth. The whole meal comes together in just 20 minutes!
#23 Eat Well 101 | 15-Minute Cowboy Butter Chicken with Zucchini Noodles
Grass-fed butter elevates the humble butter chicken in this 15-minute recipe.
#24 That’s Low Carb?! | Bok Choy Chicken Stir-Fry
It’s hard to beat a quick-cooking stir-fry, thanks to its ability to pack in tons of flavor in just a few minutes.
#25 Life Made Sweeter | Tex-Mex Chicken Salad
Packed with fajita chicken and veggies, this hearty and filling salad is always a safe bet!
#26 Primavera Kitchen | Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Salad
This colorful salad is just what you need on a warm day.
#27 A Sweet Life | Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Grab a sheet pan for a super quick meal with easy cleanup. Then, grab some lettuce leaves and instead of tortillas and dig in!
#28 Happy Body Formula | Low Carb Korean Beef Bowl
Ginger, garlic, chili, fish sauce—while quick, nothing about this meal is boring.
#29 All Day I Dream About Food | Lemongrass Chicken with Cilantro Cauliflower Rice
Fragrant lemongrass gives this 30-minute keto meal a distinctive Asian flair. Use whichever keto/Paleo sweetener you’d prefer here.
#30 Physical Kitchness | Easy Paleo Greek Chicken Skillet
If you’re a fan of Mediterranean food, you’ll love this chicken skillet with Greek seasonings, lemon, olives, and artichoke hearts.
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