Ditch those Carbs: Keto Recipes with 5 Gram Carbs Or Less!

by Gayatri Dawade | May 15, 2018 Views :

It is a common misconception that you will be eating boring and bland food when you are on a ketogenic diet. Moreover, there is a lot of stress at the back of mind to continuously watch the carbohydrates in the meal and not go overboard which may move you out of ketosis. But worry no more! ketogenic recipes can be fun and variety of options can be explored. Presenting some delectable recipes which can be used for low carb plan. Here are interesting keto recipes with simple instructions and nutritional information.

Egg Avocado Greek Salad
Serves: 1 (1 medium bowl)
Fat – 26g Protein – 14g Carbohydrate – 5g

2 Whole Eggs
50 grams Avocado 
½ bowl of finely chopped Veggies (Capsicum, Tomatoes, Cucumber)
A dash of Seasonings- Chilli Flakes, Mustard Powder, Black pepper and Salt
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice or Vinegar

1 Hard boil the egg and let it cool down
2 Chop the boiled eggs and transfer it to a salad bowl. 
3 Mash avocado in a separate bowl using a fork. Mix mashed avocado, yellow mustard, red chilli flakes into eggs until thoroughly combined. Season with salt and black pepper.
4 Add chopped vegetables to it.
5 Season with olive oil and lemon juice/Vinegar

There is a lot of stress at the back of mind to continuously watch the carbohydrates in the meal and not go overboard in a fat adapted diet, which may move you out of ketosis.  But worry no more! ketogenic recipes can be fun and variety of options can be explored. 

Spice up the usual egg salad with the addition of avocado. Avocado makes a delicious and nutritious addition to egg salad and thanks to its naturally creamy texture, you can enjoy egg salad without the adding mayo! If you haven't tried avocado egg salad then it's time you enjoy egg salad in a whole new way

Chocolate fat bombsServes: 1 (2 pieces)Fat – 24g Protein – 28g Carbohydrate – 5gIngredients:1 Tablespoon Salted Butter1 ½ Tablespoon Cream Cheese1 scoop Whey Protein (Procel Pro Standard 100% Whey is used in this recipe)1 Teaspoon Cocoa Powder2 to 4 drops Chocolate Essenes Sweetener as per taste Instructions:1. Soften the cream cheese and butter together in a bowl for a few hours.2. Once softened, whip up until smooth3. Add cacao powder and whey protein4. Whisk the ingredients together.5. Keep whisking until completely smooth. Add more stevia if required as per your taste .6. Get out small baking cups to fill with the chocolate fat bombs mixture.7. Place the filled mini baking cups into the fridge for a few hours to harden and then enjoy.Fat bombs are really easy to make. It’s simply a matter of combining healthy fats together to create a sweet treat that helps you meet your macros and curb your sweet cravings. It’s a dessert that you can relish even if you are on a low carb diet. These chocolate bombs are super quick to make and truly delicious.
Mint and Cream Dip 
Serves: 1 (2 Tablespoon)
Fat – 5g Protein – 3g Carbohydrate – 0.9g

1 Tablespoon Hung Curd
1 Tablespoon Fresh Cream
2 Cloves Grated Garlic
3 to 4 Mint leaves finely chopped
Seasonings- Black pepper, Oregano and Salt as per taste

1. Tie curd in muslin cloth and drain the water 
2. Mix hung curd and cream and beat it well 
3. Add Grated Garlic and finely chopped mint leaves 
4. Add Black pepper, Oregano and Salt as per taste and mix thoroughly
This appetising dip can be used along with keto bread, can be relished as a side dish with veggie sticks or sausages or can be used as salad dressing. 

Zucchini Noodles
Serves: 1 (1 medium bowl)
Fat – 5g Protein – 1g Carbohydrate – 2g

½ medium sized Zucchini 
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
Salt and pepper as per taste

1. Peel zucchini with a peeler in thin long strands till seeds are visible. 
2. Cut the peels with knife in thin strands resembling noodles. 
3. Alternatively, you can also use a spaghetti maker and put zucchini in, to get thin noodles. 
4. Cook these thin strands in olive oil with salt and pepper for 5-7 mins.
5. Your yummy low carb spaghetti noodles are ready to be served!

Now pasta can be enjoyed guilt free because the carb content is negligible as compared to conventional recipe. You can accompany these noodles with
your favourite very low carb sauce
Sautéed vegetables to get that dose of antioxidants
Chicken or fish or eggs

The delectable recipes completely fits in a keto plan. It can be taken as an individual mid meal or can be clubbed with other low carb preparation and eaten as a main meal. 

Capsi Tomato Stuffed Paneer
Serves: 1 (2 pieces)
Fat – 23g Protein – 17g Carbohydrate – 4g

1 small Capsicum
1 small Tomato
100g Paneer, grated
½ small onion, chopped
½ cube cheese, grated
1 teaspoon oil
Finely chopped Green chillies and Coriander 
1 teaspoon each of Chilli powder, Turmeric and Garam Masala
Salt to taste

1. Pre-heat the oven at 200 degree Celsius.
2. Cut the cap of tomato and Capsicum and scoop out the pulp from its centre. Keep the scooped tomato pulp aside
3. Finely chop the top portion that has been cut
4. Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onions and green chillies and sauté till light brown. 
5. Add the tomato pulp to sautéed onions and sauté for another 2-3 minutes. 
6. Once cooked, add garam masala, red chilli powder, turmeric along with salt and stir well. To this mixture, add grated paneer and cook the mixture for another 2-3 minutes. 
7. Fill this mixture of paneer in scooped tomato and capsicum
8. Garnish with grated cheese and chopped coriander
9. Place the stuffed veggies on a baking dish and bake them for 10 to 15 minutes. 
10. Serve hot!

This is a savoury vegetable that can be appetising and satiating, still fits in a keto plan and can be had as a small meal or can be accompanied with Chicken or Keto Bread!

Try out these recipes and you will know just how delicious they are and how they make you feel. You will never look back! Happy cooking.

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