A keto diet typically refers to a low-carbohydrate and high-fat diet that can help in balancing blood sugar and insulin levels. It also helps in maintaining overall metabolism. However, the diet comes with some restrictions that may not go well with your taste buds. Fret not, these delicious keto dinner ideas will keep your insulin levels under check and your taste buds satiated.
Creamy garlic chicken
One of the tastiest recipes, it is perfect for those following a keto diet. Cook chicken meat (preferably breasts) on medium to high heat in an olive oil-laden skillet until they turn brown on both sides. Add some heavy cream, chicken broth, garlic powder, and other spices and herbs. Whisk them on high flame until it thickens. Add vegetables like spinach and sundried tomatoes or anything of your choice before serving.
Baked egg and zucchini noodles
If you are in the mood for some noodles but are on a keto diet, this delicious keto dinner idea is definitely for you. Place a lightly greased baking sheet and preheat the oven to at least 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine olive oil and some zucchini noodles in a large bowl and season with salt and other preferred spices. Divide them into portions and place them on the preheated baking sheet. Gently crack an egg into the center of the portions and bake them for at least 12 minutes in the oven. Garnish with bell pepper, basils, and other toppings of your choice.
Steaks and scallops in garlic butter
This is one of the simple yet delicious keto dinner ideas that can be prepared in just half an hour. Add salt and other herbs to both sides of the pat-dried steak. Heat a cast-iron skillet on high heat for at least eight minutes. Melt two to three tablespoons of butter at the center of the skillet and place the steak. Cook the steak until a dark crust is formed. Flip and cook to make sure it is uniformly crispy on both sides. Set the steak aside and wipe the skillet before melting another two to three tablespoons of butter. Rinse scallops in cold water and remove their side muscles. Pat dry and add salt and herbs and place them on the skillet. Cook them until they are golden brown and translucent at the center. Cook for another three-four minutes. Make the garlic butter sauce by adding shredded garlic in butter, parsley, chives, and lemon zest. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can either pour the sauce on the steak and scallops or serve it on the side.