Sometimes being on a diet can be a struggle. You are doing some things you don’t want to do and you’re just not really enjoying anything you eat. Some diets are hard and really restrictive about what you can and can’t have.
Luckily, on a keto diet, you’re able to eat amazing meals without even knowing you’re on a diet. Yes, the carbs are minimal, but when you make a meal as delicious as the ones below, you’ll forget about the side of bread or pasta.
That’s what is going to help you through this diet. Eating meals that cause you to forget that you’re eating something technically categorized as a “diet” food.
Below are recipes that will make you forget you’re even on a keto diet.
1-Garlic Gusto Pancetta Stuffed Chicken Thighs
This recipe sounds almost too fancy and should be served in 5-star restaurants. However, it’s really not a difficult dish to make.
Imagine it now, a thick piece of juicy chicken cooked to perfection. When you take a bite you get an explosion of cheese and your taste buds go from happy to ecstatic.
You may not like the amount of time it takes to make this dish, but sometimes perfection takes time. It’s worth every minute of cooking and waiting. You’ll wonder why you never made this dish before you even thought about going on a diet.
2-Southwestern Shepherd’s Pie
If you like a traditional Shephard’s Pie, then you’re guaranteed to love this southwest variation on a classic meal. This is something the entire family will love and want you to makeover and over again.
You’re going to need quite a few ingredients, but each one will come in handy and make this recipe that much better.
It’s going to take some culinary skills to perfect this recipe, but even if it doesn’t come out looking great the first time, the taste will not let you down. The little bit of spice that you’re going to get from the peppers will definitely add that little kick this recipe needs to quickly become a family favorite.
3-Chicken Avocado Casserole
If you’re somebody that happens to cook a lot for their family, then you know that casseroles can be lifesavers. They are typically easy to make and allow you to serve everyone without any of them being hungry.
This chicken avocado casserole is going to do just that.
It’s so simple to make that it takes minimal effort. You don’t need to strain yourself when making this casserole.
When you take it out of the oven, be prepared for it to be gone quickly. The recipe makes about 6 servings, but when your family starts to dig in, they are going to want more. You will literally forget that you’re on a diet and you may even convince your family to start it too.
4-BBQ Pot Roast
I don’t know about you, but when my mom made pot roast when I was a kid, the smile that was usually on my face got even bigger.
The best thing about this recipe is that you’re going to more than likely have leftovers so you won’t need to worry about not having anymore for a couple days.
If you’ve ever made a pot roast before, you’ll know that it takes some time for it to cook completely. However, when it’s done, you’ll have the juices from the meat sink into the vegetables and create even more flavor. Your taste buds are in for a treat.
5-Juicy Lucy Sliders
If you’ve never heard of a Juicy Lucy before, they are typically made at burger restaurants and are burgers filled with cheese. My mouth is watering just thinking about one.
This recipe is the same thing, however, there won’t be a bun. You won’t need it because, if anything, the bun takes away from the great taste of these sliders. You want to be able to enjoy the pure goodness that is going to come from the beef and melty cheese.
Cooking them is going to take some practice, but once you get that down, you’re going to feel as if you’re making the best bunless gourmet burger in town.
Now, I’ll be the first to tell you that I was not a fan of peppers at all for the longest time. It wasn’t until I decided to try this stuffed pepper recipe that I started to actually enjoy the taste of peppers. I only tried it because I figured I needed to branch out more since my carb intake is very limited.
This is a very simple recipe that doesn’t take much time prepare.
If you are even the slightest fan of peppers then you’re going to love this recipe without question. Just make sure you take the seeds out of the peppers.
7-Mini Chicken Pot Pies
Do I even need to explain this one to you? Chicken pot pies are always delicious. The only difference between this version and a regular pot pie is that the crust is keto friendly.
Other than that you’re going to think you’re having a regular pot pie like you did when you were little.
This dish is going to put you in a happy place that takes your mind away from wherever it is at the moment.
8-Portobello Bun Burgers
This recipe is amazing because it’s going to feel and taste like you’re having a regular, average burger with buns and all. However, the catch is that the buns are going to portobello mushrooms.
When you’re eating it, you’re going to completely forget you’re eating mushrooms let alone that you’re on a diet.
Portobello mushrooms are great because of how they can act like a piece of bread when you need them to. Don’t be scared to cut them into smaller pieces either if you want to make buns for the juicy Lucy sliders mentioned a little earlier.
Chili has always been a great savory meal that can get anybody through a tough day. It’s the comfort foods that we love the most.
Since you’re on a keto diet, this is, of course, the keto version of chili.
The difference between this chili and your average, regular, everyday chili is that the keto version lacks beans. You’ll come to find out that you really don’t need beans to have a great tasting chili anyway.
In fact, this recipe is so good, you won’t even realize that it’s lacking a key ingredient in most other chilis out there.
10-Spicy Sausage and Cabbage Skillet Melt
If you’ve ever used a skillet before then you know how great they are in the kitchen. The way foods cook on it is different which means you’ll get a different flavor out of your food.
Sausage and cabbage combined make for a great meal. You’re going to love this dish when it’s finished.
You get the meat that you love in every meal and you get vegetables as well. The only thing missing is a buttery roll, but at this point, you’re not even going to realize that something is missing from the entire meal. It won’t be until after you’ve finished everything that you’ve recognized there was no biscuit or roll present.
11-Biscuits and Gravy
Who doesn’t love a good ole fashioned southern comfort food? That is exactly what you’ll be getting with this recipe.
You’re going to be eating biscuits and gravy! If that doesn’t get you excited then I don’t know what will. The biscuits are keto friendly and the gravy is sausage gravy that will have you thinking you were in the south (if you aren’t there already).
When you’re eating something like this, your mind will never be focused on the diet at hand. It’s going to taste like you aren’t on a diet anymore.
Let Your Mind Drift Away
The great thing about these recipes is that it’s going to taste like you’re not even on a diet. You’re going to wonder if these meals are actually allowing you to stay on track with the keto diet. I have news for you, they will.
If you follow the recipes and don’t stray too far from them, you are going to be able to thoroughly enjoy every meal without having to worry about gaining weight or more fat.
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