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Summer is here! If you’re on the keto diet you might be worried that it will be hard to find low-carb, high-fat foods. No worries! More than any other season, summer is the best time for fresh veggies, savory grilled foods, and even yummy desserts. It’s so good, you’ll forget you’re on a diet! Here are some keto recipes that will have you in a summer lovin’ mood in no time.
The summer months are filled with barbecues, parties, vacations and a whole lot of fun outdoor activities. There are plenty of tasty meals, sides, snacks, and desserts that are keto-friendly. You won’t have to worry about counting carbs and you can focus on having the best summer ever!
Keto Recipes You Can Enjoy This Summer
This low-carb version of broccoli salad is to die for! At only 1.9 net carbs per serving it’s the perfect dish to take to a barbecue or as a side for a weeknight dinner! This recipe takes it up a notch by adding cauliflower AND broccoli. And it’s super easy to make. Chop your veggies, whisk the dressing together, combine and refrigerate until ready to eat!
I could eat grilled veggies pretty much every day. They go with everything and are a snap to make. There are so many fresh vegetables available in the summer that you could use in this recipe. Toss your veggies in a low-carb Italian dressing (watch the sugar content) and throw them on the grill. Zucchini, summer squash, onions, peppers, tomatoes, green beans, asparagus, and eggplant are just a few ideas. If you don’t have a pan to put on your grill, try wrapping them in aluminum foil. I’ve used that method for years and it works well.
My mouth is practically watering looking at this. Who needs tortillas when you can use steak? This is such a great idea for an appetizer or even an entire meal! Grilled sirloin tip steak is wrapped around the veggies for a bite-sized but amazing flavor combination. At only 1 net carb per piece, this is one of those keto recipes that you will try again and again.
Strawberry shortcake in a keto recipes roundup? Yes, please! Summer isn’t complete for me without indulging in strawberry shortcake a time or two. This low-carb version is only 4.42 carbs per serving so it’s a guilt-free recipe for one of my favorite desserts! The shortcake is made with cream cheese, eggs, baking powder, vanilla, and erythritol. After baking you’re left with a fluffy cake that you can slice and fill with strawberry-whipped cream goodness!
There are an endless variety of ways to make grilled chicken. This recipe puts a different spin on it by using taco seasoning and lime juice as a marinade. This would be great as a main dish or you could slice the chicken up and put them in salads, tacos or burrito bowls!
Who doesn’t enjoy a glass of refreshing lemonade when temps start to soar? This low-carb version lets you enjoy the typically sweet beverage without all the sugar! Made with fresh lemon and lime juice, raspberries, erythritol, and stevia extract, this is a drink you can enjoy all summer long.
Summer is a busy time so it’s a good idea to have some snacks handy for when you’re on the go. These super easy chips only have 2 ingredients – egg whites and cheddar cheese. Pour a thin layer of egg whites into a muffin tin, top with cheese and bake! It’s that easy.
Here is another great idea for a low-carb version of a summer sweet treat. Mix sugar-free gelatin and cream, then pour into popsicle molds and freeze. My mind is going crazy with the possibilities! Orange Dreamsicle! A tropical mixture! Cherry, lemon, lime! Or cherry lime! I think you get the idea that there are a TON of combinations and flavors you could try.
What fun is summer if you can’t enjoy a good burger? This is a great recipe that lets you enjoy all the best parts of a burger without the bun and extra carbs. Mix ground beef, bacon, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes and any other keto-friendly burger toppings you like. Top with a low-carb ranch dressing and you have the perfect combination of fat, protein, and carbs.
Summer fun doesn’t mean that you can’t stick to the keto diet. These keto recipes help you enjoy all the foods you love to eat during the summer without the guilt.