We all have our indulgences. Whether it comes in a bread basket, drenched in syrup, or covered in cheese, we all have that comforting recipe that, try as we might, is too good to pass up. Rather than being bumped back to square one, Josh Axe of DrAxe.com shows us how we can use naturally modify our favorite recipes to stay committed to our health goals. He shares nine keto-friendly recipes that are high in healthy fats, protein, and vitamins but still flavorful and easy-to-make recipes for everyone, keto or not.
1. Keto Pancakes
Why do our favorite Sunday brunch foods seem to be at the top of the ‘things to avoid’ list when we begin a new (or revisit an old) health kick or diet? Finally, a pancake recipe that puts this indulgent breakfast fave at the top of the ‘absolutely-eat-right-now’ list. It’s made with cream cheese, eggs, almond flour, butter, and cinnamon… and that’s it.
2. Florentine Pizza
What could be better than pizza made with a zucchini crust and covered in mozzarella and spinach? What if we told you it was low in calories and high in protein? And then we told you it was also topped with an egg? You can thank us later.
3. Avocado, Chia Seed, and Cacao Smoothie
We love smoothies, but don’t love feeling hungry after drinking them. This smoothie won’t do that to you. Make this recipe if you’re new to the keto trend because it’s delicious (thanks to avocado, nut butter, chia seeds, and cacao powder), and that’s really all that matters.
4. Keto Bread
No-carb bread? OK, this may sound way too good to be true, but this recipe gets pretty close. Using almond flour and eggs, you can create a fluffy loaf in just 40 minutes that actually tastes good. Whether you’ve decided to restrict gluten, dairy, or carbs, one thing you should never have to sacrifice is flavor.
5. Keto Jalapeño Poppers
With a mouth- (and eye-) watering combo of Tex-Mex-inspired spices like cumin, chili pepper, and paprika mixed with a dairy dream team of feta and goat cheese, you get a flavor-packed center that’s actually good for you.
6. Eggplant Rollatini
We love recipes that look super fancy but are secretly easy, and this eggplant dish fits the bill. By foregoing the bread crumbs, this variation of eggplant Parm keeps the carbs low and the protein, fat, and fiber high.
7. Keto Butter Coffee
WTH is butter coffee and why should I drink it? If you’re asking yourself these questions, this recipe (and awesome explanation) is for you. In true keto fashion, this coffee is all about getting healthy fats and tons of vitamins by adding either grass-fed butter or coconut oil to your morning caffeine routine.
8. Keto Onion Soup
Believe it or not, onions can actually do more than just make our breath smell. They are loaded with antioxidants, help decrease inflammation, and strengthen our cells, making this onion soup recipe a must, whether or not you’re keeping in keto. With only five ingredients, it’s perfect for those light-dinner days.
9. Avocado Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are back in business thanks to the help of our favorite ingredient: avocado. While typical deviled egg recipes go heavy on the mayo, this recipe combines the hard-boiled egg yolk with mashed avocado, putting a good-for-you twist on the two-bite super snack.