20 Perfect Paleo Keto Recipes
Post by Lucha: World traveler, culinary student and Media Director at Paleo Flourish Magazine. Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.
You may have read Louise’s Ultimate Guide to the Ketogenic Diet. She also provided an informative keto foods list to accompany the guide. If you haven’t seen it already, I encourage you to read the article if you’re curious to find out more. To sum it up: when you nearly completely cut out carbs from your diet (even those trace amounts found in vegetables), your body goes into “ketosis” and starts burning fat as fuel instead of glucose.
The key is to eat foods high in fat content (counterintuitive, I know!). You may want to try it but feel at a loss as to what to cook. We’re here to help, with this great list of keto recipes and desserts!
Note that several of these recipe contain dairy, so if you don’t eat primal at all you’ll most likely need to substitute ingredients with coconut cream or another non-dairy item. Also several of the desserts contain stevia, a common sugar substitute found in many sweet Paleo treats that is often debated as to how Paleo it really is. But of course it’s up to you to decide what’s right for you and if you don’t have a problem with stevia, you’re in the clear for many of those dessert-style Paleo keto recipes found halfway down the page.
Top 3 Savory Paleo Keto Recipes
This Keto breakfast recipe is the perfect way to start the day. With nutrient-dense kale and eggs that will sustain your energy until lunch (even a late one), this recipe also has flavorful ingredients like garlic and coconut cream that taste delicious. Plus, it’s very easy to make, and Vivica gives simple instructions on how to make Paleo-friendly Hollandaise sauce. (Photo credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman.)
Another great recipe from Vivica, this is a perfect lunch or dinner treat while you are doing Keto. Only five ingredients here (besides the salt and pepper), this land-meets-sea special – i.e. fish, shellfish and bacon – is super savory, protein rich, and most of all, very tasty! If you are dairy-free, remember to opt for the coconut cream instead of the heavy whipping cream. (Photo credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman.)
Sonia always finds very inventive ways to make rich and creamy dishes out of completely Paleo-friendly ingredients! This one uses shredded cauliflower and a special Paleo mayo mix to add a punch to this already amazing ground-beef skillet. With ingredients like coconut aminos, fish sauce and ground cumin, this will surely be a flavor explosion in the mouth. (Photo credit: Sonia, aka The Healthy Foodie.)
More Great Paleo Keto Recipes
Top 3 Paleo Keto Dessert Recipes
This melt-in-your-mouth delicacy (borrowed from Diane Sanfilippo’s book, The 21-Day Sugar Detox) has all the right flavors to combine into a taste experience like no other. Coconut (oil and butter), lemon zest and seeds directly from a vanilla bean pod will delight the tongue in these awesome meltaways! Plus, they are incredibly easy to make so start with a big batch and store them for a healthy after-meal treat for the whole week. (Photo credit: Cassy Joy from Fed & Fit.)
These delicious coconut balls contain stevia for a little sweetness, plus warm spices like nutmeg and cinnamon for a decadent keto-friendly dessert! Don’t be discouraged by the double-boiler part of the process; it’s easier than it sounds and will prevent the mixture from heating too much. (Photo credit: Caitlin from Grass Fed Girl.)
Another awesome dessert idea from Grass Fed Girl, this one is quite healthy as well. She elaborates on the nutritive properties of gelatin and links to her favorite brand. The rest of the recipe is really simple, using coconut milk, cacao powder, stevia and a bit of honey or maple syrup (try not to overeat this one as it will be higher on carbs than the other desserts here). (Photo credit: Caitlin from Grass Fed Girl.)