A lot of people new to or starting keto think that they cannot have parties or they will have to 'cheat'. So not the case with keto! Keto is actually the easiest lifestyle change as so many recipes adapt to keto. These are my favorite keto friendly appetizers that will make you the hit of the party while remaining in ketosis. Win-Win!
So you want to have a party but think that your guests will hate eating healthy right? Not the case with keto!
Starting a lifestyle change is hard in the beginning because you aren't quite yet familiar with the ins and outs so even contemplating a party will throw you for a loop. But I am here to help with food that tastes good, that is good for you, is keto friendly, and best of all, budget friendly!
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So while you are new to keto, don't let it scare you off from having a party or by serving 'cheat' foods. More than likely, all your friends will love these treats as well while you burn fat and remain in ketosis.
To help even further, I bought this book by my favorite youtube keto couple on the Ketogenic diet, "Keto Made Easy: 100+ Easy Keto Dishes Made Fast to Fit Your Life" from Matt Gaedke and Megha Barot and it helped me not only understand keto better but also some amazing recipes that anyone will like. This book made me even more serious about my keto journey!
Now, Let’s Party!
EASY PIZZA DIP
If you want pizza NOW and don't have time to make a low-carb crust, then you're in luck. Ditch the crust and make a pizza dip! What makes any dip great is the layers, the combination of flavors and each bite that hits the spot every time! This dip is no different. It requires minimal work but is guaranteed to impress even the finest of palates. The pepperoni pizza dip contains only 5 ultimate ingredients.
EASY BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP
What makes this dip so guilt free is the absurd amount of cheese, it basically feels like you're eating a fat bomb in dip form! It's also one of the easiest recipes you'll make because everything we use is pre-made.This dip is one of our favorite recipes for entertaining or bringing to a friends get together. The plus is that you can bring chips for your non-keto friends and celery is great substitute for you. You still get the crunch without all the carbs!
BEST LOW CARB TORTILLA CHIPS
This recipe for the Best Low-Carb Tortilla Chips makes a perfect snack for dipping. Best of all, these chips work for low-carb, Atkins, ketogenic, lc/hf, gluten-free, grain-free, and Banting diets. This recipe for the Best Low-Carb Tortilla Chips changes low-carb snacking. Scoop up your favorite guacamole, low-carb cucumber salsa, or may this BLT Dip! These chips are easy to make and so fun to eat! Enjoy!
BACON “CHIPS” AND THICK GUACAMOLE DIP
Swap tortilla chips for crisp bacon chips and dip in rich guacamole till your heart’s content! Looking for a fun twist on chips and dip? Ditch the ho-hum chips, and crisp up some bacon instead! This no-brainer of a snack will make you wonder why you haven’t tried it sooner. It’s the perfect recipe for game-day entertaining or as a movie-watching munchie.
Paleo Turkey Meatballs are loaded with protein are gluten free, dairy free and darn delicious. They are simple to make and can be made ahead of time. It doesn’t matter if you are on the paleo or gluten free diet, these meatballs will please everyone who eats them. They are moist and packed with flavor. Because you are using ground turkey you have a leaner calorie count, because you are using almond flour instead of bread crumbs you have healthy oils and extra protein. This is a great recipe to make ahead, and freeze to pull out when you are short on time but want a healthy and delicious meal for yourself and your family. Choose a marinara sauce that does not include sugar to keep your recipe as clean as possible.
KETO PIGS IN A BLANKET
I don’t think a recipe can get much simpler. All you really need to prepare is the crust and I’ve given you a four ingredient crust! It resembles a fathead crust, but without the cream cheese which means less calories per pig. Once you’ve got the crust all you need to do is cut any hot dog of choice into pieces and wrap those babies! They only take 30 minutes total to make which means you’ll always have a go-to, sorta classy, super delicious appetizer! And, nothing beats that.
EASY ANTIPASTO SKEWERS
These are prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes, and a fresh leaf of basil skewered on a toothpick. Pretty darn easy and totally delicious. I think the sun-dried tomato is what makes the whole thing. It has so much flavor and when you combine it with the mozzarella, prosciutto and fresh basil it is a perfect bite.
AVOCADO DEVILED EGGS
Deviled eggs are loved by everyone and make a hit at a party. The fact that this is not your standard deviled egg makes it even more party friendly.
TUNA IN CUCUMBER CUPS
Healthy and delicious tuna in cucumber cups. A cute snack or appetizer of tuna in scooped out cucumber slices. Low carb, paleo and Whole30 approved!
BACON GUACAMOLE FAT BOMBS
These taste as great as they look on your party tray. Everyone will be grabbing for the bacon guac mix, right? Such a delicious combo.
CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS
Paleo Chicken Lettuce Wraps – Fresh, flavorful, and FAST, these easy chicken lettuce wraps will be on the table in no time. They’re a major crowd pleaser! These little gems are so delicious and savory. There’s lots of flavors, (thanks to ginger, garlic, scallions) and they’re perfect for scooping into little lettuce leaves. Just a really great combination of textures and flavors. Just what I love in a lettuce wrap.
BLT STUFFED AVOCADO
This BLT stuffed avocado recipe makes a perfect lunch or snack. It's naturally healthy, low carb, paleo, and gluten-free. Would it have been faster to just say they contain everything?! It sure feels that way. As if that wasn’t enough, the healthy fat in avocado is oleic acid, which is a monounsaturated fat that reduces inflammation and the risk of cancer (sources hereand here).
KETO CHEESE SHELL TACO CUPS
These Keto Cheese Shell Taco Cups are the easiest way to get your taco on…low carb style!
These keto appetizers are not only healthy but will be the hit of your next party! Be sure to check out my Pinterest board on keto/low carb for more ideas! If these helped you, or you have some tips I should add, please let me know! I love hearing from my readers!