Easy 30 Minute Keto Dinners

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I’m sure you’re hearing about the low-carb, keto or ketogenic diet. It’s all the rage. So are these easy 30-minute keto dinners that I have for you. 

 

Fast &  Easy 30 Minute Keto Dinners

easy 30 minute keto dinnersI began my low carb journey many years ago.

 

I had put on 75 pounds with each pregnancy and would take a few pounds off but never all of it.

 

It was with that struggle that I began my journey. One that I assumed was one of weight loss but soon became much more than that. 

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My low carb journey became a way of life.

 

I had begun to not just lose weight, but to become healthier and feel better. Prior to starting, I was always sick.

 

And when I say sick I mean completely lose my voice and hold onto whatever illness I had acquired for weeks.

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I thought that it was just me and my body or that it was just the kids bringing illness home from school.

 

But I soon found that to not be the case as I am rarely ever sick now. 

 

Being a mom and someone with a corporate career and an hour and a half commute each way to work, I had no time to be making a meal for my ‘diet’ and one for the family.

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Are you kidding? Who has time for that? For weeknights I need easy 30 minute keto dinners.

 

With most ‘diets,’ you would need separate meals for yourself and the family. 

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What I found with low carb, this was not the case. 

 

I could easily plan meals for the whole family.

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In all honesty, I didn’t want them eating a lot of bread and sugar anyway. It isn’t good for us. 

 

And let me tell you, prior to this we indulged heavily.

 

We were having soda all of the time, sugar snacks and candy and bread with every meal.

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I also wanted to teach my kids a better way. One where they weren’t starving.

 

They would have a full belly. All the while learning to eat healthily and feel better.

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So, back to my not having time…

 

I was already super busy and needed meals for weeknights that were quick and easy.

 

But they also had to enjoy it. 

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I remember being made to eat weird things as a kid because my mom liked them.

 

But they were gross. Like canned spinach with hard boiled egg chopped in it. What the hell is that???? (Is there something weird your parents made you eat? Let me know in the comments.)

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I wasn’t about to do that to my kids. 

 

Having said that, remember, if one didn’t like vegetables, they were still going to have to eat them lol.

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I just had to prepare meals they liked. Weed out the ones they didn’t. 

 

I began my research into that fit into my criteria. Three crucial points. They had to be:

 

Easy

Budget-friendly

30 minutes or less

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I did save other recipes for weekends and special occasions but weeknights had to fit these 3 rules.

 

Once I learned more about low carb and already knew the basics about my families likes and dislikes, I armed myself with loads of recipes to weed through. 

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For us, I kept notes on them. If it was one no one liked, I noted never to make it again.

 

If it was a recipe a particular person disliked, I noted that.

 

It could easily be made on a night that person wasn’t home. 

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I soon had a multitude of easy to make recipes we all liked. And they are kid-friendly.

After I became more adept, they were even made for nights with company.

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Unlike other plans, this is real food. You’d never know it was gluten-free, sugar-free, and low carb. Guests were never the wiser.

 

And I didn’t tell them.

 

You might wonder why.

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Well, there are several kinds of people when you announce you are doing something new and different. They often fall into at least one of these.

  1. They automatically think it’s gross.
  2. They say it can’t be healthy.
  3. They say they don’t want diet food.

 

There’s more but these are the main excuses.

 

So, I learned not to tell them. It wasn’t like I was hurting them. I made real meals. Nothing strange.

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They just fell into the gluten-free, sugar-free and low carb rule.

 

When they asked for the recipes, I gave it to them. Without saying low carb 🙂

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I want to stress that my kids weren’t deprived. They would get to eat out, they had ‘regular’ foods at other family members homes, holiday foods, etc.

 

So, if you are learning about low carb and/or keto or are already on it and looking for tried and true recipes, I have done the legwork for you. 

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These are all of those recipes that we have given the family stamp of approval. 

 

Stop back by and let me know which ones you have loved or even the ones you didn’t.

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I love hearing from you. I think camaraderie in these lifestyle journeys is important. Allies, if you will. 

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Crack Slaw from Peace Love and Low Carb

Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash from The Gunny Sack

Ground Beef Cabbage from Savory Tooth

Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps from Gimme Delicious

Broccoli Cheese Soup from Wholesome Yum

Keto Tuna Cakes from I Save A to Z

Mexican Cauliflower Rice from My Food Story

Instant Pot Keto Pork and Beef Tips Stroganoff from Two Sleevers

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Zucchini Pasta with Chicken Pistachios from Happy Body Formula

Keto Egg Drop Soup from Low Carb No Carb

15 Minute Garlic Shrimp Zoodles from Salt and Lavender

Beef Taquitos from Keto Vale

California Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps from Iowa Girl Eats

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Cheesy Mexican Taco Skillet from Cast Iron Keto

Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry from Budget Bytes

Egg Roll in a Bowl from Mostly Homemade Mom

Parmesan Dijon Pork Chops from 730 Sage Street

Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Parmesan from My Food Story

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Skinny Bell Pepper Nachos from Skinny Ms.

Pizza Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms from Don’t Go Bacon My Heart

Fried Cabbage with Kielbasa from Peace Love and Low Carb

Keto Cheese and Bacon Nachos from Low Carb No Carb

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Bacon Cheeseburger Soup from I Save A to Z

Keto Skillet Pizza from Healthy Recipes

Keto Cheese Shell Taco Cups from Hey Keto Mama

Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole from Stay Snatched

Prosciutto Wrapped Cod with Lemon Caper Spinach from Kit’s Coastal

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Loaded Cauliflower from Low Carb Maven

Low Carb Chicken Philly Cheesecake Bowl from Easy Health Living

Almond Crusted Chicken Tenders from Skinny Minnie Moves

Low Carb Egg Salad from I Breathe I’m Hungry

No Crust Pepperoni Pizza from Closet Cooking

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Taco Stuffed Avocados from House of Yum

Instant Pot Loaded Keto Cauliflower Bowl from Hey Keto Mama

Shrimp and Sausage Skillet Meal from Paleo Newbie

Instant Pot Buttery Ranch Boneless Pork Chops from Eating on a Dime

Keto Fish Fingers from Keto Diet App

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken from Cooking with Curls

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Instant Pot Lemon Chicken with Garlic from Life Made Sweeter

Taco Stuffed Pepper Rings from Joy Filled Eats

Cheesy Chicken Parmesan Casserole from Keto Vale

Cheesy Mexican Chicken Skillet from Kasey Trenum

Creamy Cauliflower Chowder from My Food Story

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Bacon Spinach Feta Chicken from All Day I Dream About Food

Chicken Alfredo from Low Carbology

Pesto Spinach Artichoke Chicken Bake from The Pinning Mama

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken from The Recipe Critic

Chicken Zucchini Alfredo from Delish

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Mexican Zucchini and Beef from Low Carb Yum

Mozzarella Chicken (without noodles or sub for zucchini noodles) from Little Spice Jar

Keto Cheese Meatballs from Fat for Weight Loss

Keto Garlic Gnocchi from The Primitive Palate

No Noodle Chicken Soup from Diet Doctor

Mexican Stuffed Peppers from Healthy Seasonal Recipes

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30 Minute Hearty Keto Chili from Perfect Keto

Keto Chicken Tenders from Keto Vale

Keto Salmon Cakes from Hey Keto Mama

The Best No Bun Hamburger from Mince Republic

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole from Wholesome Yum

Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs from How to This and That

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Cauliflower Fried Rice from Living Sweet Moments

Skillet Chicken in White Wine Sauce from Diethood

Mongolian Beef from Keto Vale

Best Keto Fried Chicken from Savory Tooth

Korean Beef Bowl from Happy Body Formula

One Skillet Chicken with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce from Little Spice Jar

Low Carb Salisbury steak with Mushroom Gravy from I Breathe I’m Hungry

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders from Wholesome Yum

Big Mac Cheeseburger Salad from Wholesome Yum

Cauliflower Nachos from Delish

Keto Chicken Pot Pie from Kasey Trenum

Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Chicken from Julia’s Album

Instant Pot Beef And Broccoli from Savory Tooth

Bacon Ranch Chicken from Fabulessly Frugal

Keto Instant Pot Crack Chicken from The Keto Queens

Buttered Cod Skillet from Valentina’s Corner

Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado from Tasteaholics

Zucchini Shrimp Scampi from Damn Delicious

Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Soup from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Baked Garlic Butter Chicken from Diethood

Keto Chili Casserole from Ditch the Carbs

Instant Pot Keto Buffalo Chicken Soup from Wholesome Yum

Grilled Cheesy Buffalo Chicken from Peanut Butter and Peppers

5 Minute Keto Pizza from Ruled.Me

 

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Shredded Chicken Chili from Ketogasm

Baked Enchilada Chicken from Eating on a Dime

Stir Fry Zucchini Noodles from Diethood

Kung Pao Chicken from Life Made Keto

Low Carb Sesame Chicken from Tasteaholics

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese from Wholesome Yum

Cashew Chicken from Keto Connect

Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu from Joy Filled Eats

Beef Stuffed Zucchini Boats from Gimme Delicious

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole from Joy Filled Eats

Low Carb Beef Stroganoff Bowl from Easy Health Living

Keto Chicken Quesadillas from Officially Gluten Free

Butter Chicken from Keto Connect

Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles from Eat Well 101

Low Carb Beef Stroganoff Bowl from Easy Health Living

 

I hope these fast and easy recipes inspire you to not only eat healthier but cook for your family with these fast 30 minute or less recipes. Let me know what you tried!

 

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Liked this easy keto recipes article? Then you’ll love these keto recipe ebooks!

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If you are interested in starting a low carb or Keto diet, then check out my Week of Keto Meal Plan here, take a look through my Pinterest page or click on an e-book below! Each ebook has 30 recipes with 5 ingredients & are 5 grams of net carbs or fewer! That’s so easy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Just a weekly meal planner choose ebooks: breakfast,  lunch,  dinner &dessert from their Keto in Five cookbooks, or even the bundle, and know you’re under your daily carb limit and macros for the day!

 

 

 

 

 

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