Strapped for time at the end of the day and trying to stick to a healthy keto meal plan? It can be hard to stay in line with a strict diet of any kind when you’re dealing with a busy schedule, but fear not! There are solutions out there for even the most hard to please and hurried taste buds.
These will rival any traditional recipe, and you’d never spot them for being “diet food” in the wild. The combination of ingredients ensures that they turn out fluffy and juicy every time, something that’s often a risk even with the best of traditional seafood cakes.
A quick and easy meal that can work for a family or even serve as multiple dinners, these meatloaf minis are ideal. They include a bread crumb substitute that adds far more flavor than your everyday bread crumbs.
While this recipe calls for shrimp, you could substitute in the meat of your choice easily. They’re amazing, flavorful, not to mention beautiful, and a snap to toss together when you only have a few minutes to figure out what you’re having for dinner.
Perfect for anyone missing traditional Mexican fare, these taquitos are made with a cheddar and mozzarella wrap. Top them with sour cream or more cheese and you’ll never miss the carbs!
The feeling of comfort food can be hard to come by when you’re on a strict keto diet – especially when you need something quick. Complete with seasoned, mashed cauliflower topped by a luscious gravy, this meal is filling and absolutely high on comfort.
With the warmth of pepper and that coleslaw tang, you won’t miss the bread when you whip up this quick Reuben “sandwich” in a bowl. Try topping your bowl off with a sprinkle of caraway seeds to provide the flavor of rye without the extra carbs!
Mozzarella cheese replaces wonton wrappers in this clever crab rangoon recipe. Add soy sauce for a quick dip and these make a dinner out of this world.
Complete with white gravy that no chicken fried steak should be without, this is sure to be a dinner you make again. The ingenious coating provides more flavor than simple flour or bread crumbs could ever hope to.
A clever spin on the traditional quesadilla, these are made with a cheese shell to replace the usual fried tortilla, and they can be made crispy or soft. If you love Mexican food, you’ll want to add this recipe to your repertoire.
This filling one-skillet dinner is perfect for a family when you’re running low on time. Using chicken thighs means you’ll never have to worry about it turning out anything less than tender and juicy, though it could be made with chicken tenderloins, if that’s your preference.
An quick alfredo recipe, this dish is a feast for your eyes as well as your stomach. Using only five main ingredients and ten minutes, you can prepare a meal that presents and tastes like you’re dining out in a fine restaurant.
Ideal for a fast family meal, this casserole comes together in 30 minutes, including prep and cook time. You’ll never miss the bun in this hearty, delightfully cheesy dinner, and it might just satisfy even the pickiest eater you can throw at it.
Not only are these melts keto friendly, they’re zero carb and come together in less than 20 minutes. They come with the added benefit of tasting amazing hot or cold, so you can toss the leftovers in with your lunch the next day and you’ve covered two meals at once!
If you miss Philly cheese steaks, you’ll fall in love with this recipe. Made in one skillet, this meal brings together all of the flavors you’re looking for under one glorious, cheesy umbrella that doesn’t need a hoagie roll to knock your socks off.
Veggie spirals as a low carb pasta substitute are everywhere, and this recipe is the perfect topping for them. Only a handful of ingredients make this a rich, creamy, and best of all, a quick to cook sauce for whichever pasta replacement you prefer.
A spicy, cheesy delight, this soup is ideal for those who enjoy the big flavor of jalepeno poppers. The recipe is easily multiplied, so you can double or triple it to feed your family and have leftovers standing by, too.
One of the biggest things that many keto and low carb dieters miss is fried foods – namely, fried chicken. These juicy, crispy tenders can be made just as easily in the oven as in a fryer, and there’s almost zero difference in the taste and texture.
If you love egg rolls, this is a dinner recipe you have to try. It incorporates everything except the egg roll wrapper, and with these flavors, those are carbs you’ll never notice dropping.
Between the cream sauce and sun dried tomatoes, this dish tastes like you tripped and fell into Italy. Deceptively easy to throw together, the entire dinner takes less than an hour from prep to table.
There are few things in life better than a bacon cheeseburger, and some genius has created a keto casserole out of it. This is not only as satisfying as the bunned version, the oodles of cheese give it a crispy crust on top that might even be better.
It can be difficult to find Asian recipes that go well with a keto and low carb diet, but this one knocks it out of the park. Beautifully seasoned, this dinner is perfect over riced cauliflower or zoodles.
This brilliant recipe lets you whip up an entire family meal’s worth of hearty, satisfying soup in less than half an hour. Cream cheese, tomatoes, and sausage make it wonderfully savory, and it even freezes well for future meal prep.
Cheese shells make every single bite of these taco bowls a delight, and the individual size means you don’t have to feel guilty about going back for seconds and thirds! There’s an included recipe for avocado salsa to top your taco bowls with, as well.
Forget about takeout, this cashew chicken recipe is worlds better than anything you could have delivered. It won’t leave you feeling hungry an hour later, either.
Not only is this dinner filling and comforting, it’s nutritious – and you’d never know it by the taste. The sauce is rich and comfortably spicy, and the recipe makes enough for a family or to have leftovers for a day or two, meaning less time in the kitchen!