50 Easy Keto Meal Ideas for Beginners: The Best Keto Diet Recipes To Add To Your Low Carb Meal Plan ASAP

Whether you just started a low carb diet or you’ve been on keto forever and need to switch things up, you’ll love these easy keto meal ideas. Today’s line up includes simple low carb recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that you can depend on being delicious.

Keto Diet for Beginners Meal Plan This keto diet for beginners meal plan has more than week 1 covered-you get 50 easy keto recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, & snacks. Easy Ketogenic Recipes you can meal prep ahead for weight loss! With tips for meal planning on a budget this is a fabulous keto diet for beginners menu with vegetarian & dairy free options, plus easy crockpot recipes! Perfect keto meal ideas to help you lose weight on the ketogenic diet! #keto #ketorecipes #mealprep #lowcarb

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It’s not hard to get off track searching for easy keto meals that fit your macros, keep you at under 30 net carbs per day, and fit into your budget.

When I started doing keto seven years ago, I didn’t have a steady source of inspiration, I wasn’t “at home” in the kitchand I had no clue how to meal prep.

What I did have was an extra 150 pounds of weight, chronic migraines, no energy, and an endless supply of excuses for not going to parties. (In the photo above I was attending a mandatory function for charity.)

But I was determined to do everything it took to make a change. So I took small steps, and learned along the way.

I stuck to it, lost 148 pounds, started a blog, became a health coach, and found my passion. Helping others do the same. If a mom of three who needed a step by step list of instructions to boil water can do it, you can too.

These easy keto meal ideas will help you meal plan, and put together last minute snacks and dinners like a boss.

In case you’re new around here, or new to a low carb diet, let’s recap for one moment. 

What Is The Keto Diet?

The ketogenic (keto) diet is a low carbohydrate, high-fat diet that reduces the number of carbs you eat per day (usually to 30 net carbs per day or less.) When you reduce the carbs while increasing the number of healthy fats you eat, your body enters a natural fat-fueled metabolic state known as ketosis. Dr. Robert Atkins described ketosis as: 

“a happy state . . . [in which] your fat is being burned off with maximum efficiency and minimum deprivation.”

Sure, your body may go through an adjustment period, also known as the keto flu. Still, once your body becomes fat-fueled, your energy levels increase, your cravings for sugar decrease, and you get this magical ability to focus like never before. Oh, and you start dropping pounds at a massive rate.

Now, all you need is a million-dollar wardrobe and a steady line-up of easy, keto meal ideas to keep you on the right track:)

I can help you with the last part.

We are starting with breakfast.

Easy Keto Meal Ideas: Breakfast

Before I go on, let me tell you not all of these breakfasts have eggs, because I know you need variety. But, there’s good reason to argue why eggs make the ultimate breakfast: they’re full of protein with next to no carbs. Plus, eggs keep you full for more extended periods, so you don’t feel the need to snack.

Egg Muffins with Sausage

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Perfect for meal prep these portable keto egg muffins with sausage have 1.2 net carbs per muffin – plus they freeze beautifully for up to 6 months!

Breakfast Sandwich with Egg, Avocado & Cheddar

Loaded with flavor, this filling protein-packed breakfast is full of healthy fats with only 4 net carbs. Say buh-bye to the old school breakfast sandwich bread, and roll on the keto train with this outstanding upgraded breakfast of champions. You will not miss the bread! 

Sausage Egg Muffin

Image: Tastaholics

Prep a batch of these portable breakfast sandwiches ahead for busy mornings when you need to grab & go via Tastaholics

Easy Egg Muffins – Word To Your Mother Blog

Oven Baked Keto Muffin Tin Eggs

Forget hard boiling – bake eggs in the oven and make freezer-friendly, low carb, high-protein breakfasts and snacks! Get the details here on Word To Your Mother Blog

Mediterranean Muffins

Image: Food Faith Fitness

These egg, ham, feta & spinach muffins are fabulous – looking & tasting.

Chaffles

Keto Chaffle Recipes

You probably know Chaffles are the easiest low carb breakfast – or snack – or bread substitute, but did you know they are freezer-friendly? Check out the details & everything you need to know to make sweet and savory chaffles here on Word To Your Mother Blog

5-Ingredient Cereal

Image: Keto Diet App

If you were waiting for an eggless breakfast you can make ahead – here ya go! We’re talking about 5 minutes of prep time for 10 servings of this low carb cereal with coconut flakes, almonds & dark chocolate chips via Keto Diet App

Cream Cheese Pancakes

keto cream cheese pancakes

Make a few batches of these delicious pancakes ahead & keep on hand for busy mornings.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

Image: All Day I Dream About Food

Make a batch or two of these bars for an easy grab & go breakfast on busy mornings.

Chewy Granola Bars – Tastaholics

Mexican Breakfast Bowls – Keto Connect

Image: Keto Connect

Blueberry Muffins

Keto Blueberry Muffins Recipe

This easy keto blueberry muffins recipe with almond flour is healthy and makes a fabulous low carb breakfast on the go or snack with 3.1 net carbs. 

Snacks

Cream Cheese Fat Bombs (5 Ways) – Word To Your Mother Blog

Peanut Butter Chocolate No-Bake Cookies – Word To Your Mother Blog

2-Ingredient Low Carb Chips – Listotic

Italian Roll Ups – Our Paleo Life

Keto Recipes: Lunch

Ranch Chicken

Image: Sweet Peas and Saffron

These jar salads keep in the fridge for up to 4 days – perfect for meal prep!

Cobb Salad

You can prep every ingredient in this salad ahead on meal prep day or use leftover chicken to put it together via Tastaholics

Steak Taco Bowl

Image: Keto Diet Blog

Whether you use left over steak or prep the bowl while you sear, these lunch bowls make fab low carb lunches!

Chicken Club

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Swap a tortilla with lettuce & save up to 20 carbs! Recipe via skinnytaste

Greek Chicken Bowls – Kalyn’s Kitchen

Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps – My Keto Kitchen

Chicken Fajitas

Image: Fit Foodie Finds

Cook once – eat all week! Via Fit Foodie Finds

Greek Mason Jar Salad

Image: Wholesome Yum

Only 10 minutes of prep time required for these easy to assemble, portable Mason Jar lunches!

Chicken Fajita Salad – My PCOS Kitchen

Mediterranean Meatball

Image: Keto Diet App

Use your slow cooker or Instant Pot to make these delicious meatballs on meal prep day.

Meatball Burrito Bowls – Sweet Peas And Saffron

BLTA Pesto Chicken Salad – Peace, Love And Low Carb

Chicken Philly Cheesesteak

Image: Easy Health Living

Prep & cook the chicken & veggies on meal prep day – then assemble the bowls for a fabulous low carb lunch!

Taco Salad

Image: Kalyn’s Kitchen

You’ll never get tired of this perfect for kept meal prep salad – especially if you use Kalyn’s recipe for slow cooker taco meat – details here!

Keto Recipes: Dinner

Egg Roll In A Bowl

Image: Peace, Love And Low Carb

Seasoned ground pork + veggies make the ultimate “crack” slaw & keto meal prep idea!

Cheeseburger Casserole

Ground beef + cream cheese + heavy cream + cheddar cheese are the major players in this ready-in-40-minutes style low carb casserole that tastes like everything you ever wanted in a bacon cheeseburger – with 3.6 net carbs per serving. Get the printable recipe here on Word To Your Mother Blog

Shredded Chicken Chili

shredded chicken chili

Keto Crockpot White Shredded Chicken Chili is keto comfort food at it’s finest! Healthy chicken, creamy cheese, and a hint of spice combine to create a low carb slow-cooking chili that is sure to become a favorite.

Crockpot or Oven Crack Chicken

Whether you make & freeze, use in wraps for lunch or eat it for dinner this fabulous keto meal prep recipe for chicken with cream cheese, cheddar, bacon and green onions is always a family favorite.

Tuscan Garlic Chicken

This easy crockpot Keto Tuscan Garlic chicken recipe makes a delicious low-carb dinner the family will love. Bonus: There is only 15 minutes of prep work for this healthy, low-carb chicken recipe!

Chicken Cordon Blue Casserole – The Keto Queens

Crockpot Turkey Meatballs – Sugar-Free Mom

Meatball Parm Casserole – Joy Filled Eats

Cheeseburger Soup with Bacon (Slow Cooker – Instant Pot – Stovetop)

Keto Cheeseburger Soup with bacon is the ultimate keto comfort food combining ground beef, cream cheese & cheddar into a creamy low carb soup that makes an easy dinner you can slow cook to perfection, make in minutes using your Instant Pot it or go old-school & prep on the stove – with 3.1 net carbs. Get the recipe here on Word To Your Mother Blog

Chipotle Beef Barbacoa

Image: Wholesome Yum

Mexican-inspired, slow cooked beef with incredible, rich flavors & 1 net carb per serving.

Jalapeno Shrimp & Veggie Bake

Image: Cotter Crunch

This one is ready in under an hour – less if you prep the veggies ahead!

Big Mac Salad

Image: Wholesome Yum

Prep the ground beef & rinse & chop the veggies ahead via Wholesome Yum

Easy Keto Recipes For Meal Prep

Preparing meals ahead is a game-changer when you’re trying to lose weight. But you do not have to spend all day cooking and dicing and chopping!

These recipes will help you meal prep in less time with a lot less effort!

Chicken Recipes

Staple Crockpot Chicken: Simple – no fuss – 6-ingredient shredded slow cooker chicken via Keto Summit

Easy “Crack” Shredded Chicken: Simple slow cooker recipe that takes less than 10 minutes to prep & almost always yields leftovers

How To Cook A Whole Chicken In The Instant Pot – Easy & Simple – & Ready in 30 Minutes

Instant Pot Sweet & Smokey Chicken: Fabulously seasoned pulled chicken via Keto Diet App to use in lettuce wraps, over cauliflower-rice & on keto bread (when you get to that level of baking:)

Lemon Garlic Chicken: A fabulous way to cook a whole chicken in the crockpot, Instant Pot, or oven that’s tender, flavorful, and delicious. Low carb, keto, and family-friendly, this simple dinner recipe is always a favorite.  

Beef Recipes

Instant Pot: 4-ingredient, basic shredded beef you can use in all kinds of recipes via What Great Grandma Ate

Mexican Shredded Beef: Slow cooker or Instant Pot recipe with any kind of beef roast via All Day I Dream About Food

Asian Style Shredded Beef: Yields 5 pounds of shredded beef flavored with a low carb Hoisin sauce. A little advanced side, but still easy enough for beginners

Pork Recipes

Crockpot Recipe: Boneless Pork Shoulder with a few spices + 1/2 a can of beer – you can swap that with broth if you want:) Via That Low Carb Life

Pulled Pork with BBQ Sauce: Another slow cooker recipe – but this one includes a homemade low carb BBQ sauce. The only “special” ingredient is xanthan gum via I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ok, so I hope this have given you plenty of keto meal ideas! We all need variety in our lives, and this is especially true when it comes to healthy eating!

Do You Need Help Sticking to Keto? I Can Help!

You know I’ve lost 148 pounds on the keto diet and maintained that weight loss for seven years, but did you know I am a Certified Health Coach? I have a few spots on my calendar open and I’d love to work with you one on one! Find out about my Rebellious Keto Coaching Program here.

My book Rebel Keto  explains how I lost weight without doing macro math at every meal. If you are a woman who is tired of trendy diet B.S. and needs a real-world roadmap to help you navigate the keto diet and drop weight like a bad habit. 

Rebel Keto is the all new sustainable approach to the keto diet that takes the guesswork, boredom and the math out of going low carb – for real. With actionable too-legit to quit advice, 80’s nostalgia and over 110 low carb recipes from a Certified Health Coach who has lost over 140 pounds, Rebel Keto serves up the tea on how to level up your weight loss and your health for life. Get your copy of Rebel Keto today.

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Keto Diet for Beginners Meal Plan. This keto diet for beginners meal plan has more than week 1 covered-you get 50 easy keto recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, & snacks. Easy Ketogenic Recipes you can meal prep ahead for weight loss! With tips for meal planning on a budget this is a fabulous keto diet for beginners menu with vegetarian & dairy free options, plus easy crockpot recipes! Perfect keto meal ideas to help you lose weight on the ketogenic diet! #keto #ketorecipes #mealprep #lowcarb

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