Oh, My Delicious! 3 Easy Keto Meals
It looks as though the Keto diet is here to stay! If you're just now hearing about the Keto diet simply put it's about eating lots of protein, keeping your carbs low to none and eating primarily saturated and goods fats.
Now, when I grew up no-fat, low fat was all the rage. And, if we're being honest I think it's still engrained in peoples minds that fat still equals bad. But, the Keto diet insists that it's not and is actually what keeps your body running much healthier.
Keto, or ketosis is when your body hits a certain point whether through exercise or diet that forces it to use stored fat as energy, thus burning off your fat faster and more aggressively. Sounds great right? I will be the first one to raise my hand and say that when I've been in ketosis through heavy amounts of exercise it is not great. I'm so hungry no amount of food can satiate my growling stomach and crazy mind. Ketosis is hard for me and for others.
So, when I heard about this diet I couldn't help but wonder why anyone would want to put themselves through that? Turns out ketosis through diet is a much easier ketosis. All of you athletes out there, there may be solution.
I'm not here to endorse this diet or any diet for that matter. I'm a everything in moderation kind of girl myself. And, while I am quite healthy and do love myself some quinoa and kale I'm not going to necessarily say no to the bread pudding everyone's sharing at a girls dinner.
With that said, these are three easy Keto meals that I would eat whether they're keto or not. They're yummy and they're easy to make and when you're hungry, much like in ketosis, these are what you're going to want to eat!
TURKEY AVACADO CHEESEBURGER
1 lean turkey patty
2 tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 sliced avocado
salt and pepper to taste
Iceberg or butter lettuce to wrap
1 tsp olive oil
This goes without saying, this meal is delicious and incredibly good for you. If you don't eat dairy, skip the cheese or use a non-dairy cheese.
Grill or sauté your turkey burger in a tsp of olive oil. Olive oil is a great fat and fat is the key to keeping your full when you're not eating carbs. Sauté on medium for about 3 -4 minutes. Flip and repeat. Add your cheese on top of the patty so it can melt. Take off the heat and place on top of your lettuce. Slice your avocado and place on top with a little salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot and enjoy!
BAKED EGG AND BACON AVOCADO
salt and pepper to taste
This meal is also considered in veto a "fat bomb".
Slice your avocado in half. Remove the pit and crack an egg into each slice. Bake at 350 degrees until egg is firm. About 12-15 minutes. Keep checking. Once the egg is solid on top you're good to go. While that is baking pan fry two strips of bacon on a medium heat until bacon is crispy. Remove from pan and cut into small bacon bites. Place on top of your egg and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot and enjoy!
CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
1 tbsp butter salted
3/5 oz unsweetened chocolate
3 tbsp almond flour
2 tbsp Erythritol (or any granulated sweetener)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 large egg
1/4 vanilla extract
Melt chocolate and butter in your mug in a microwave for about 45-60 seconds.
Stir in all other ingredients and microwave for about 60-75 seconds or until firm.
Serve with whip cream and chocolate syrup and enjoy!