You’ve been wanting to start a low carb or Keto Diet but figuring out what you can eat can be a challenge! Finding easy low carb recipes isn’t the issue, it’s figuring out what to cook day in and day out without getting stuck on the same foods is the problem.
Having a list of easy keto meals for beginners makes a huge difference to keto diet success.
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We compiled 27 easy low carb recipes that can easily be a 7 day low carb or Keto Diet meal plan, featuring 7 low carb breakfast recipes, 7+ low carb lunch recipes, and 7+ low carb dinners.
These easy keto recipes for beginners are so easy to put together very quickly. Some of the easy low carb recipes can be made in only 15 minutes, others would be awesome keto meal prep ideas to make your upcoming work week easier.
Keto Beginner Recipes
We’re a huge fan of doubling recipes when we make them so we don’t have to be in the kitchen every day. By meal prepping in advance, makes it easier to assemble meals instead of having to cook regular meals.
Whether you’re looking for meatless keto breakfast ideas that don’t involve eggs or bacon, easy lunch bento box ideas, or easy keto dinners that can be made in 30 minutes or less, we have 21 easy keto and low carb cheap recipes for you!
Be sure to let us know what you think of our favorite easy keto recipes for beginners! Did we miss any from the list?
Easy Keto Dinners
Keto Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Simple keto casseroles make one of the BEST easy keto meals for beginners. Not only are they quick to put together, but they’re also a favorite with families, and make delicious leftovers for lunch or another dinner.
This keto green chili casserole is the most popular recipe on our site! Just start with a rotisserie chicken and this easy keto recipe cooks in only 20 minutes!
Keto Enchilada Casserole by Whole Lotta Yum
Crockpot Sausage and Peppers
If you’re missing the flavors of pizza and want to make one of the easiest keto meals out there, you’ll want to try our crockpot Italian sausage and peppers! This is a family favorite in our house and my personal favorite blog recipe 😉
Crockpot Sausage and Peppers by Whole Lotta Yum
Keto Crack Slaw (Egg Roll in a Bowl)
If you haven’t yet tried egg roll in a bowl aka keto crack slaw, you’re in for a HUGE treat! It’s basically a deconstructed egg roll in a bowl that ONLY takes 15 minutes to cook!
Seriously…coming up with easy keto dinner ideas, especially for those new to keto, this is an absolute winner and is extremely popular. Not only is it keto but it’s whole30, dairy free, and paleo too.
Crack Slaw Recipe by Whole Lotta Yum
Philly Cheesesteak Casserole
Making keto Philly cheesesteak casserole has never been more delicious and easier than this 30 minute stovetop recipe. You won’t even miss the bun with our easy casserole version.
Keto Philly Cheesesteak Casserole by Whole Lotta Yum
Shrimp Zoodles with Pesto
When you’re craving a seafood dinner and want it on the table fast, this quick keto meal on the stovetop includes justa bag of shrimp, zucchini noodles, and storebought or homemade pesto sauce. Another 30 minute meal!
Shrimp Zucchini Noodles with Pesto by Whole Lotta Yum
Low Carb Chicken Enchiladas
If you’re having a tough time giving up your favorite meals by switching to a keto lifestyle, easing into it by having a periodic low carb meal like enchiladas using low carb store-bought tortillas is a great option. We used Mission Carb Balance brand.
Low Carb Chicken Enchiladas by Whole Lotta Yum
Keto White Chicken Chili
You won’t even miss the beans in this hearty (and easy!) keto white chicken chili. Perfect for a cold fall or winter night.
Keto white chicken chili by Whole Lotta Yum
Low Carb Sausage and Veggies
Baking sausages with roasted vegetables is one of our go-to weekly easy keto meals. There’s a ton of sausage varieties on the market that only have 1 net carb per serving! Our favorite are either the chicken varieties from Trader Joes or Adele’s brands at most major grocery stores.
You can easily swap a variety of low carb vegetables depending on what you have in your fridge. This is another great way to use up the odd bits and pieces of unused vegetables you have leftover from other recipes. This also works great with uncooked bratwurst.
Sheet pan sausage and veggies in the oven by Whole Lotta Yum
Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast
If you haven’t yet tried Mississippi pot roast, you’re SERIOUSLY in for a treat! Who knew a crockpot beef roast mixed with mild pepperoncini peppers could taste like heaven? Not to mention the butter on top 😉 SO SO GOOD!
Crockpot Mississippi Pot Roast by Whole Lotta Yum
Another related dinner idea – Keto Pulled Pork by the Beauticle
Keto Taco Pie
Did anyone else grow up with the Bisquick taco pie for dinner like I did?? That was a favorite recipe as a kid and this keto taco pie recipe is a much healthier take.
You won’t even miss the crust in this delicious and easy crustless taco pie.
Crustless taco pie by Whole Lotta Yum
More Keto Dinner Posts
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- 30 Days of Keto 30 Minute Meals
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- 20 Easy Instant Pot Keto Dinners
Easy Keto Lunches
It seems that finding easy keto recipes for beginners for lunch is the biggest challenge. Many people will stick to eggs, keto-friendly smoothies, or bullet coffee for breakfast, but what to take to work definitely complicates things.
Meal prepping is our favorite way to always make sure we have something to eat for lunch, whether that means to double or triple what we’re making for dinner or doing a Sunday meal prep for busy weekday lunches.
Big Mac Salad
Making a low carb keto Big Mac Salad is a fantastic way to get the flavors of a cheeseburger without all carbs. Layer your ingredients in meal prep containers and then add the special sauce when you go to eat it.
Recipe by Whole Lotta Yum
Broccoli Salad with Bacon
This keto broccoli salad recipe is one of the most popular on our site! If you haven’t tried it yet you’re in for a treat, this 5 star recipe is chock full of delicious flavor in every bite like bacon, cheese, and sunflower seeds.
Not only is this a fantastic easy keto lunch recipe that will keep for days in the fridge, it’s also a holiday and potluck favorite that no one would ever guess is keto-friendly.
Keto Broccoli Salad by Whole Lotta Yum
Lunchtime is the best time to get your carbs for the day, especially when they’re coming from healthy low carb vegetables. What we love about this keto antipasto salad is that you can take all of those little leftover bits in your fridge of meats, cheeses, and vegetables and add them into a delicious meal.
And if you’re following the recipe exactly, things don’t get much easier than opening up jars and adding them to a bowl.
This yummy and easy keto recipe for beginners is perfect for lunch, dinner, or meal prep. If you’re planning to use this as meal prep for the week be sure to store the lettuce separate from the other ingredients so it doesn’t get soggy.
Italian Antipasto Salad by Whole Lotta Yum
Another related lunch salad idea- Keto Italian Sub Salad by The Tipsy Housewife
Low Carb Eggdrop Soup
When you’re running out of carbs are just aren’t feeling full after your meal, adding in a “basically” zero carb egg drop soup is a winner every time! You won’t believe it cooks in just 5 minutes and only has 52 calories per serving, but is SO FILLING.
An easy comforting soup to take to work that you can reheat or bring it in a spill-proof container that keeps your soup warm until lunch.
Low Carb Eggdrop Soup by Whole Lotta Yum
Low Carb Taco Soup
Soups are always a terrific keto lunch recipe, plus it’s hearty in fall and winter AND soup is so filling.
Easy crock-pot low carb taco soup is another one of our most popular recipes. It makes a fantastic easy keto meal for beginners when you want something comforting with all of your favorite taco flavors.
This is also an easy keto lunch recipe that is popular with kids!
Keto taco soup recipe by Whole Lotta Yum
Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks
Buffalo chicken celery sticks are a fast and easy snack that also makes an easy lunch on the go. When you have leftover homemade buffalo chicken dip, making yourself a tasty snack of buffalo chicken on celery hits every spot.
There’s a link in the post to our easy dump and go crockpot buffalo chicken dip.
Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks by Whole Lotta Yum
Making stuffed avocados is a favorite easy keto meal for beginners. You get tons of heart-healthy fats that’ll keep you full all afternoon.
If you want tuna stuffed avocado with a kick, then you’ll want to try this easy recipe by All Day I Dream About Food. You can also stuff an avocado with egg salad, simple tuna salad, or chicken salad too.
Our Favorite keto-friendly mayo has no sugar and is made with avocado oil. We highly recommend it! It has SO much more flavor than the standard store-bought varieties we all grew up with.
Spicy Tuna Stuffed Avocado by All Day I Dream About Food
Meat & Cheese Pinwheels
Keto roll-up pinwheels make another terrific sandwich alternative for lunch. You simply take a piece of lunchmeat like ham or turkey, add cream cheese and other low carb fillings, and roll it up.
You’ll especially love this version that has a piece of bacon in the middle. Being able to eat bacon is one of the best parts of the keto diet, am I right? 😉
Keto Ham & Bacon Pinwheels by 730 Sage Street
The Adult Lunch Box
We like to call this the adult lunch box, just get yourself a cute or sturdy bento box with various compartments and fill it up with your favorite low carb protein sources, nuts, a low carb vegetable and low carb fruit.
While this lunch box is for smoked salmon, this can easily be replaced with any of your favorite protein sources.
Be sure to check out our other popular post dedicated to 30 keto meal prep ideas for lunches if you’re a meal prepper like we are.
Smoked salmon lunch box by The Kitchn
BLT Lettuce Wraps
Lettuce wraps of all kinds make for a fabulous and easy keto meal for beginners. You can simply swap the high carb tortilla and replace it with almost carb-free lettuce.
BLT wraps are one of our favorites, meal prepping hard-boiled eggs for the week is a cheap, easy, and simple way to get protein on a keto diet. If you have an instant pot, making pressure cooker hard-boiled eggs is a breeze!
Making bacon in the oven is the easiest way to cook bacon in bulk to use for recipes during the week.
Low carb BLT wraps by My Fitness Pal
More Keto Lunch Posts
- 30 Low Carb Meal Prep Lunches
- Low Carb Chicken Salad Recipes
- 27 Keto Snacks on the Go
- Keto Sandwich Wrap Recipes
Easy Keto Breakfast Recipes
You won’t be surprised by this, but eggs are a popular keto breakfast for a reason. Not only can you make them fried, scrambled, or hard-boiled, they’re so versatile and you can easily whip up casseroles, breakfast sandwiches, egg cups, quiche, and more.
But an easy keto breakfast doesn’t stop with just eggs, of course, you’ll be thrilled to learn there are many other egg-free recipes out there to help you get a variety for breakfast.
Since eggs are often the most popular easy keto breakfast recipes for beginners, we’ve definitely included a few. But it doesn’t stop there! Keto “oatmeal”, smoothies, and baked goods like muffins, also make terrific easy keto meals for beginners when you want a little variety in your life.
Sausage & Egg Breakfast Sandwich
Making a keto sausage and egg breakfast sandwich is easy to but it’s also SO delicious. No need to crave the McDonald’s line when you can make a keto-friendly substitute for a sausage and cheese “biscuit”.
Keto Sausage & Egg Breakfast Sandwich by Peace Love & Low Carb
Bacon & Egg Cups
Making easy bacon and egg cups makes the perfect meal prep breakfast and is also beloved by all when served at a brunch or for the holidays.
You simply partially bake the bacon in a muffin tin, add in eggs, cheese, and cream, and bake until the yolk is thickened but not all the way cooked through. Yum! These are a favorite for sure!
Keto Baked Bacon & Egg Cups by Whole Lotta Yum
Ham & Broccoli Crustless Quiche
Putting together an easy breakfast quiche makes breakfast simple all week long. Even better yet when it’s a recipe loaded with all the keto food groups like protein, fat, dairy, and low carb vegetables.
Keto crustless quiche with broccoli and ham by Whole Lotta Yum
Related recipe- Ham & Broccoli Breakfast Casserole by Kayln’s Kitchen
Keto Green Smoothie
While my husband prefers a bullet coffee for breakfast every morning, my personal go-to is a keto-friendly smoothie. Smoothies make the perfect way to have a plant-based low carb breakfast on the go with protein, healthy fats, low carb greens, and low carb fruits.
We love this refreshing green keto smoothie by Low Carb Yum, avocados are so tasty in a smoothie, plus they make it nice and thick. The addition of lime and mint make for a unique and flavorful addition.
Green Keto Smoothie by Low Carb Yum
If you thought you had to give up oatmeal on the keto diet, you’re mistaken! Instead of using traditional high carb oats, both chia seeds and hemp seeds make a delicious alternative.
Both chia and hemp seeds are very low in carbs yet high in fiber. A perfect breakfast to keep your system “regular.”
Quick Keto “Oatmeal” by Keto Diet App
Keto Blueberry Muffins
If you thought you had to give up baking on the keto diet, think again! You can still eat muffins on the keto diet when you substitute all-purpose flour with low carb options like almond flour and coconut flour.
This 5 star low carb blueberry muffin recipe that’s both keto and paleo is a great place to start.
Keto Blueberry Muffins by Wholesome Yum
Keto bullet coffee is one of the most popular keto breakfasts out there and it’s my husband’s personal favorite. When you want to do intermittent fasting and want to skip keto food for breakfast, this surprisingly delicious keto coffee drink is very tasty AND filling!
The added fats will keep you full all morning long, seriously! And at first adding butter and coconut to coffee sounded odd, but it’s honestly super good! If I wasn’t so obsessed with drinking a keto smoothie every morning, this would be my go-to breakfast.
Keto Bullet Coffee:
- 12 oz hot coffee
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp butter
Add the coconut oil and butter to your coffee, you can either stir until melted or add it to a blender cup.
More Keto Breakfast Posts
- Keto Breakfast Casserole Recipes
- Vegan Keto Breakfast Recipes
- Keto Breakfasts You Won’t Believe are Keto
- Keto Chaffle Recipes
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