Guide to Starting a Keto Diet with Delicious Recipe Ideas

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Guide to Starting a Keto Diet with Delicious Recipe Ideas

Do you wish to follow a ketogenic diet? The following is a guide of simple keto recipes that provide no more than 15g of carbs per serving

Do you wish to follow a ketogenic diet? The following is a guide of simple keto recipes that provide no more than 15g of carbs per serving, along with low to moderate protein levels.

Green Eggs

This breakfast of eggs, spinach, and leeks will boost your vitamin C and iron levels in the morning. It delivers calories from protein and fat, as well as two of your daily 5-a-day requirements.

Ingredients

11/2 tbsp rapeseed oil, plus a smidgeon more

2 leeks, trimmed and sliced

2 chopped garlic cloves

1/2 tablespoons coriander seeds

1/2 teaspoons fennel seeds

a pinch of chili flakes, plus a little more to serve

spinach (200g)

2 eggs, big

2 tbsp yogurt (Greek)

a lemon squeeze

STEP 1

In a big frying pan, heat the oil. Cook until the leeks are tender, adding a pinch of salt. Combine the garlic, coriander, fennel, and chili flakes in a mixing bowl. Once the seeds crackle, add the spinach and reduce the heat. Stir until the spinach has wilted and decreased, and then scrape it to one side of the pan. Pour a small amount of oil into the pan, then crack in the eggs and fry until they are done to your preference.

STEP 2

Season to taste with salt and pepper, then mix in the yogurt. To serve, pile the salad onto two plates, top with the fried egg, squeeze a little lemon over the top, and season with black pepper and chili flakes.

Mushroom Baked Eggs with Squished Tomatoes

Mushrooms, cooked eggs, and tomatoes are a nutritious way to start the day. A low-fat, low-calorie dish that counts as two of your daily, ideal for a weekend breakfast you can add with keto chocolate mousse ideal for snacking.

Ingredients

2 large flat mushrooms (about 85g each), stems removed and rapeseed oil minced for brushing

Grated 12 garlic cloves (optional)

A smidgeon of thyme

2 big eggs 2 tomatoes, halved

Rocket (two handfuls)

Method

STEP 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 1 6. Brush a little oil and garlic on the mushrooms (if using). Season well with pepper and place the bottom-side up mushrooms in two lightly buttered gratin pans. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes after adding the chopped stalks and thyme.

Step 2

Remove the foil from the dishes, add the tomatoes, then carefully crack an egg onto each mushroom. Season with salt and pepper and a pinch of thyme, if desired. Return the eggs to the oven for another 10-12 minutes, or until the yolks are still runny but the whites are set. Top with the rocket and eat right out of the bowls.

Seared Tuna and Cucumber Salad

This Asian-inspired sharing salad is topped with flavorful marinated tuna steaks, making it a great lunch or light dinner option.

Ingredients

3 tbsp soy sauce (optional)

Sesame oil, 2 tbsp

1 tbsp black pepper, cracked

1 tablespoon of sunflower oil

Yellowfin tuna steaks, 400g

For the salad

3 cucumbers, peeled, halved, deseeded, and spiralized or cut into ribbons

1 mooli (or additional morning radishes, as described below), peeled and spiralized

8 trimmed and neatly sliced morning tiny radish pieces peeled and cut into thin matchsticks ginger

2 tbsp coarsely chopped sushi ginger (optional)

2 nori sheets, cut into strips

3 tablespoons mirin

1 tbsp coriander seeds, roasted and softly crushed, to serve 2 limes, juiced huge bunch coriander, chopped 1 red chili, deseeded, and chopped

To prepare the dressing

4 tablespoon plain yogurt

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 lime, juiced 1 tsp wasabi, or to taste

Method

STEP 1

Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, and pepper to a shallow dish. In a nonstick frying pan, heat the sunflower oil. Sear all sides of the steaks until done to your preference. Transfer to the marinade-coated dish and chill for 1 hour. Continue to refrigerate the steaks after turning them until ready to assemble.

STEP 2

Drizzle the mirin and lime juice over the top, then toss in the coriander and chilli. Wait for 20 minutes after tossing.

STEP 3

To make the dressing, mix all of the ingredients. To serve, slice the tuna and place it on top of the salad, followed by the coriander seeds and the dressing.

Be alert for hidden ingredients and double-check labels. It's all too common to detect hidden carbs in goods that appear to be keto-friendly.