Easy 30 Minute Keto Dinners

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Easy 30 Minute Keto DinnersI’m sure you’re hearing about the low-carb, keto or ketogenic diet. It’s all the rage. So are fast Easy 30 Minute Keto Dinners. You probably hear the premise is to eat cheese, eggs, and bacon you want. Really it is high-fat, moderate protein, a low-carb eating plan that could help you lose weight. It has certainly helped me! And all of these are Easy 30 Minute Keto Dinners! Win-Win! I always suggest checking with your doc before starting any plan.

For, many looking at the keto diet, it may seem like your options are very limited, especially when it comes to keto dinners.

When initially starting, you are focusing so much on the restrictions of what you cannot eat that a lot of people feel restricted with their meals, let alone their dinners.

But if you take the time to research, you’ll see that your options are almost limitless. You just need to make sure you have the proper keto swap ingredients.

One quick mention before we get into these recipes, there are a couple that are not a one dish meal and are just the meat. You would want to add vegetables to round out your meal. However, be sure you are aware of exactly which low carb vegetables are ‘allowed’ in order to stay in ketosis. That’s just something to keep in mind as you go through these Easy 30 Minute Keto Dinners.

As you’ll quickly find out, once you peruse these recipes, there is a lot of variety with a ketogenic plan. These are also relatively cheap Easy 30 Minute Keto Dinners.

Before we get into the 30-minute dinners, I want to remind you what to avoid on keto.

What are Some Low-Carb Foods You Should Avoid?

 

While you want to keep your carbs as low as possible on keto, since you are only allotted 20 net carbs a day, there are some foods with zero or extremely low carbs that are still not good for you to consume. Try to stay away from these “no carb” or “low carb” foods and additives.

 

Margarine

 

In terms of fats that you can have, margarine is among the worst ones to use when you are on a keto diet or any other diet. Margarine does have nearly zero carbs at 0.1 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon. However, butter also has zero carbs, so there is no reason you shouldn’t go for the real thing. Margarine is made from vegetable oil, which is one of the few oils you want to avoid on the ketogenic diet. A better option is to just get the regular, real butter, getting those fats without the added trans fats. Grass-fed butter is ideal, but when the choice is because non-grass-fed butter and margarine, always go for the butter.

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Liquor

 

It can be tempting to have liquor on a regular basis since clear liquors have little to no carbohydrates, but they can stall your weight loss and even knock you out of ketosis. The reason they lead to a stall is that your body needs to burn off all the alcohol before it will burn fat. In a typical day, the alcohol is burned instead of any fat, so you won’t lose anything during those days. Drinking occasionally won’t do much harm, but daily drinking can lead to no weight loss and might eventually knock you out of ketosis.

 

Artificial Sweeteners

 

These sweeteners might have zero carbs, but they are still not good for you. Artificial sweeteners aren’t natural and often lead to sugar cravings. The lack of carbs isn’t always worth being able to make faux sweets with them since you might then crave the real thing. It is better to stick to the most natural sweeteners you can that don’t have carbs, like Stevia.

 

High Amounts of Protein

 

When you want something with high fat and no carbs, meat is usually the best option. However, meat, poultry, and seafood also have a lot of protein. On a keto diet, your protein should be moderate, so try to break up your meals with more veggies, nuts, and even some berries for sweetness. Too much meat can knock your protein up a little too high.

 

Easy 30 Minute Keto Dinners That Are Delicious

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This 20-Minute Shrimp and Sausage Skillet makes it an excellent starter for our Easy 30 Minute Keto Dinners with its unique surf and turf kind of paleo meal that’s quick and easy. And it’s loaded with wholesome, nutritious stuff which makes it even better.

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The Recipe Critics Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken has the most amazing creamy garlic sauce with spinach and sun dried tomatoes.  This Easy 30 Minute Keto Dinners is a restaurant quality meal ready in 30 minutes!

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One Pan Mongolian Beef Zoodles {Zucchini Noodles}Via Life Made Sweeter

If you’re a fan of Chinese food then you know exactly what Mongolian Beef is. However, the restaurant version you’re probably used to has almost infinitely more carbs in it. Also takes alot longer than our Easy 30 Minute Keto Dinners version.

Typically with the restaurant version of this meal, you’ll have the sugar loaded sauce on the beef along with either a massive portion of noodles or rice and maybe a small side of vegetables.

While you won’t be able to have this meal with any rice or noodles, you won’t feel deprived with the zoodles.

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Loaded Cauliflower  Via Low Carb Maven

If you love loaded baked potatoes, imagine how you’ll love this version, and in a casserole.

Just like a loaded baked potato, you’ll have the richness of the butter, sour cream and cheddar cheese with the savory chives and bacon.

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 Garlic Shrimp Spaghetti Squash via It’s Cheat Day Everyday

This looks fancy enough for company.

If you’ve never had spaghetti squash before, it’s an amazing flavor and melds well with its accompanying ingredients, such as it’s creamy Alfredo Sauce. Yes, it tastes just as good as it looks.

Don’t be surprised if this meal becomes one of your favorites.

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Salisbury Steak via I Breathe I’m Hungry

If you are a Salisbury Steak lover, then this is an Easy 30 Minute Keto Dinners recipe you need to try. This is something that you’ll absolutely love.

A big meaty Salisbury Steak dripping in gravy and mushrooms is something some people may consider a dream.

One of the best parts about this recipe is that, when served over mashed cauliflower, it’s serious comfort food. Make extra as it is great reheated (you can also freeze it).

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This Buffalo Chicken Casserole is creamy with just a hint of heat and very flavorful.

Yes, this is casserole but the joys of casseroles are that they are typically easy making it a good weeknight dinner. There are so many combinations of foods that you can put together that can be made into a casserole.

This casserole is special because it everyone loves Hot wings and this Buffalo Chicken casserole is certainly reminiscent of that.

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Keto Cheese Shell Taco Cups via Keto Mama

I am sure you thought you’d never have tacos again. What’s amazing about these Keto Cheese Shell Taco Cups is that they can act as a full meal or as an appetizer for a party.

The cup themselves are going to be cheese, which is perfect for this keto diet. It may not have the same consistency as a regular tortilla or something similar, but the taste is going to leave you wanting more. Eventually, you’re going to forget how a tortilla actually tastes. Cheese taco cups will be all you know and you won’t regret it.

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Garlic Butter Brazilian Steak – via Rasa Malaysia

Anybody that knows me will be the first to tell you that I usually find anything with the word steak a hit in my book.

Best of all the simplicity of this recipe. It takes only 15 minutes.  It would take you longer to get ‘fast food’.  How nice is that?

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 15 minute garlic shrimp zoodles

What I love most about this recipe, aside from how quick it is and its amazing taste is that it’s a one-pot meal. So not only fast but less dirty dishes. Win-win in my book! Oh, and shrimp. I’m all about shrimp!

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Shredded Chicken Chili Via KetoGasm

Chicken in chili is a refreshing change from pork or beef. This is similar to a ‘regular’ chili’ but low carb. Few ingredients and pre-shredded chicken and you’re good to go. And a chili that is Easy 30 Minute Keto Dinners? I am in!

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Frittatas Via Keto Diet App 

Frittatas are an amazingly complete meal depending on your additions and they take just a few minutes to prepare. I like to use leftover vegetables, cheese, and meat, especially bacon. I could eat eggs all day.

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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs via Buns In My Oven

Calling all Keto’s, low carbers and gluten-free peeps, this one is amaze balls. These low carb meatballs are bursting with flavor from buffalo sauce and ranch dressing!

These buffalo chicken meatballs are baked, so there’s no worry about the mess from frying.

These buffalo chicken meatballs are so versatile. You can eat over zoodles,  simply with a fork to keep it low carb or in a lettuce wrap. I’ve even grabbed cold from the fridge.

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Blackened Salmon with Avocado Salsa Via Closet Cooking

I am all about salmon and avocado. And simplicity. All you need to do is season the salmon, pan fry and serve it topped with a cool and creamy avocado salsa.

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Eggroll in a Bowl Via Mostly Homemade Mom

For those that need their Chines takeout fix, this has all the flavors of a traditional egg roll without the fried wrapper. And it’s fast!

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Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl Via Keto Mama

is a low carb twist on a Mexican favorite! It’s SO easy to make, totally filling and ridiculously yummy!

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Avocado Greek Salad Via Cafe Delites

is a twist on the traditional Greek Salad! Normally, an authentic Greek salad does not contain avocado or lettuce, but consists of green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, olives, and onion. It’s such a great addition, you’ll be doing it too!

 

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Fried Cabbage with Kielbasa Via Peace Love and Low Carb

Low Carb and Gluten Free, Fried Cabbage with Kielbasa is  deliciously satisfying -Quick and Easy weeknight dinner on a budget! What could be more perfect?

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Low Carb Cauliflower Breadsticks Via Real Housemoms

with fresh herbs, garlic, and lots of ooey gooey cheese atop a cauliflower crust looks and tastes like cheesy bread!

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Parmesan Dijon Pork Chops Via 730 Sage Street

Have you ever had breaded pork chops? Amazing right? Believe it or not, you can do breading without actual bread. These Parmesan Dijon Pork Chops surely satisfy a craving because the texture is similar and it honestly tastes really good.

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 Easy Cashew Chicken Via Keto Connect

The beauty in this recipe is how complex it seems from its flavor profiles, but how simple it actually is to make at home. No special wok or obscure ingredients are required! You have to try this Easy Cashew Chicken today!

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Chicken Bacon Caesar Casserole Via Joy Filled Eats

Chicken Bacon Caesar Casserole is great when you are pressed for time. It is easy, flavorful, and can be made ahead. You can even make it in a crock pot.

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Creamy Cauliflower Chowder  Via My Food Story

 Creamy Cauliflower Chowder is the best thing this winter. Richa over at The Food Story says its seriously addictive especially when you top it up with some extra virgin olive oil and lots of bacon. Yes, that olive oil is going to do all sorts of things to this cauliflower chowder. And bacon. What can I say about bacon that’s going to convince you. BACON is just awesome and it makes everything better. Even this cauliflower chowder, which is already awesome.

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Fresh Tuna Salad  Via Nancy Ferrer

This Fresh Tuna Salad Recipe is a spin off of a meal Nancy’s mom would always make and it was simple and delicious.  Tuna, chopped onions and tomato mixed with mayo and ketchup.  She would fry up some tostadas or  use white bread to scoop up the tuna salad.  

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Avocado Egg Salad Via Diet Hood

Avocado Egg Salad is Mayo-free, chunky and delicious egg salad with avocados, crunchy bacon, green onions, dill, lime juice and yogurt. This egg salad can be served as an appetizer, a side dish or as a filling for those delicious sandwiches.

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Antipasto Salad Via Cook Eat Paleo

Try this easy paleo antipasto salad for a quick weeknight dinner. Start to finish it takes just a few minutes—including the simple homemade Italian dressing.

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Nowadays keto and pizza can go hand in hand (just take a peek at this Pepperoni Pizza), but it’s usually a timely process and takes some preparation. Now, you can have your pizza and eat it too – in under 5 minutes!

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California Turkey and Bacon Lettuce Wraps with Basil-Mayo is a fresh and filling low-carb, gluten-free lunch recipe that comes together in minutes!

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Pull up a salad bowl and start filling it with lots of low carb veggies to make a Low Carb Spinach Cobb Salad. You’re health will thank you for it!

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Need a fresh & easy dish for dinner? These creamy garlic parmesan zoodles will hit the spot!Easy 30 Minute Keto Dinners 19

This recipe for Chili Lime Steak Fajitas couldn’t be any more simpler. Cafe Delites has  taken out the usual pico de gallo and guac to come up with an even faster solution for the night-time-getting-dinner-together-without-losing-your-mind craziness type of situation. You won’t even miss them!

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Mozzarella chicken is a simple weeknight dinner recipe! It’s pan seared chicken smothered in a homemade tomato sauce and melty mozzarella — ready in just 30 minutes!

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This Cheesy Ranch Chicken takes nearly zero effort in the prep department. You could toss it together after a long day and  have dinner on the table in 30 minutes.

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The tangy ranch, the crunchy cheesy topping..you too will be a chicken and cheese family in no time flat.

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps – ready in 15 minutes from start to finish, perfect quick summer lunch. These Thai-style lettuce wraps will please your taste buds, super healthy and delicious.

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Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Bowl is the perfect recipe for a delicious, healthy and quick-fix meal.  In less than 30 minutes, you can enjoy a diabetes-friendly meal the whole family will love.

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Want even more 30-minute meals? Here are some of my fave’s I’ve recently tried and loved:

 

Cheesy Chicken Parmesan Casserole from Keto Vale

Chicken Zucchini Alfredo from Delish

Bacon Spinach Feta Chicken from All Day I Dream About Food

Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Parmesan from My Food Story

Chicken Alfredo from Low Carbology

Pesto Spinach Artichoke Chicken Bake from The Pinning Mama

Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash from The Gunny Sack

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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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