Say what!? Family friendly keto recipes!! This got a little backlash on social media but let me preface, this in no way means I think your kids should be following keto. This simple is a compilation of our family fave low carb meals so you don't have to be cooking more than one meal at dinner. I don't follow the keto plan to a T, I am however following a new fitness regime and the nutrition plan is as close to keto as you can get without fully entering ketosis. Prepare to be drooling after browsing this list but I can't wait to hear from you on what ones you will be adding to your rotation.
This delic concoction can be found at Dinner At The Zoo My family LOVES chinese food but our bodies don't love all the carbs and sodium packed in their huge portions. This feels like a true guilty pleasure without the guilt. With just 10 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook this is perfect for a quick delic meal.
Zucchini Pizza Boats
Found over at Cooking Classy. Who doesn't love pizza? This one was like a true test because we LOVE our family pizza night at our fave pizza place. I love zucchini and am trying to get my kids to eat it more so I can eat it more. This was a win win. Kid tested and approved. Now if only I could get my in-laws to move closer so I can eat all of their amazing zucchini that are PERFECT size for this family meal.
Find this amazing recipe at Kasey Trenum. I feel like this one speaks for itself. That picture alone had me drooling. This is a perfect pairing for the pizza boats above. It is also a great appetizer to set out and it always gets raving reviews and everyone always asks what it is. A little more time consuming, but when you have the time it is a GREAT after school snack for my boys and all their friends.
Garlic Shrimp Zoodles
This one can be found at Salt & Lavender Ok, I will be honest. This one wasn't my kids faves BUT remember I love zucchini and shrimp is one of the only sea foods I am always down to eat. So this one is for all you out there who don't mind making your kids eat something they may not LOVE but you know it's good for them.
Brought to you by Keto Connect Remember our love of chinese food? Yea, if you ever ask my oldest what he is hungry for he will ALWAYS say chinese. So this momma has to get creative. The only sad thing here is my youngest we have discovered has a peanut allergy so we haven't had cashew chicken in awhile.
Find this one at Nancy Ferrer This one is so light and fresh and delic. My whole family minus my oldest loves to have tuna salad. Can you tell I have a picky one! How are they such great eaters so young then grow up and swear off like every good food there is!? I love to make this to have on hand during the day, especially in the summer time. Just something about it.
Brought to you by That's Low Carb Again all of us but my oldest would go for this one almost anytime. He will pick at it because the bacon and chicken but he is like a rabbit picking through it. My other two loves this salad. It's light and full of flavor but completely filling at the same time. I love to keep everything on hand to easily throw this together on busy nights.
Chili Lime Steak Fajitas
This beauty can be found at Cafe Delites We love fajita night. The whole family enjoys this recipe. I won't lie I have cried a little over the chips and salsa but it soon passes with a little guac on the side. I can't be the only one. This recipe packs a punch in the flavor department and I am sure will become a family favorite for you too.
You can find this recipe at Little Spice Jar I mean just look at that picture, now envision the aroma coming from the kitchen. Wipe up your drool. Yes it is as good as it looks. This helps us on nights we want pasta or pizza and the kids RAVE over the cheese!! This is a winner for sure.
Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
These delic bites can be found at Jo Cooks Chinese anyone?? I know I know it says Thai but it was inspired by me wanting to go get chicken lettuce wraps at P.F. Changs. The kiddos were skeptical but this ended up being a surprise win from them. They go along the theme of light and refreshing but full of flavor.
All of these recipes are great additions to add your families rotation. I know starting a new way of eating, especially anything low carb can be overwhelming and we start to feel deprived. These recipes all pack a punch in the flavor department. Don't forget to leave a comment with what one you will be trying first!! ENJOY.