Best Keto Recipe Roundup of 2014

Phew, what a year it’s been! I hope everyone had a great busy holiday season and is starting to wind down again. With over 250 recipes posted by me over the weeks that have gone by, I decided that I needed to highlight a few of my favorites.

I put together this list of just over 50 recipes that I personally loved and am still making to this day. Recipes that can be used and re-used over and over and continue to please the palate of any picky eater.

So, if you’re ever in a spot where you’re not sure what to eat, simply favorite or share this page and visit it when you’re in doubt. You’ll have tons of ideas on what to eat and what to serve your family for months to come.

I’ve also pointed out the 5 most popular recipes that were visited around the site – dubbed “Reader Favorites.” These are the recipes that I had the most positive feedback on and people are continuing to make time and time again.

To help round out the top recipes, here’s the top three articles visited on the site. Just a reminder to everyone that’s just starting or coming back for a new attempt at keto this year, there’s great articles on both recipes and information for you on the site!

Starting Out
Here, I talk about everything on this website. Why I started it, who I am, and best of all – links to all your keto resources you’ll find handy if you have any questions.

30 Day Ketogenic Diet Plan
Already downloaded by thousands of people, this page is exactly as stated. It’s a diet plan that can be used by you throughout the year. One full month plan to help you succeed on your diet.

Ketogenic Diet Cheat Sheet
If you ever have any cravings or want to create a low-carb version of your favorite recipes, this will be your new go-to. With plenty of ideas to choose from, you’ll be able to recreate your favorite recipes easily.

I hope everyone has a great New Year and a great 2015 to come!

 

breakfastrecipes

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Waffles

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Having something sweet in the morning is what some people absolutely crave. Making waffles that revolve around the fall season is an enticing treat that nobody can say no to. If you want them during the summer or spring, just leave the pumpkin pie spice out and you’ll be able to put any kind of topping on!

 See Recipe Here

Breakfast Cauliflower Waffles

If you tend to swing more to the savory side, fear no more. Savory cauliflower waffles with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce will fit the bill. It’s absolutely delicious, and almost fool-proof for not burning in the waffle maker.

 See Recipe Here

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Maple Pecan Fat Bomb Bars

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These things have gotten me through some pretty tight situations. When it comes to meals on the go, especially for travel, these guys have come through tenfold. Absolutely delicious and packed full of fat, you won’t need any type of pre-made granola bars again.

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Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins [#2 Reader Favorite]

Although they have more of a dessert-y feel, these muffins are just what the doctor ordered if your sweet tooth is out early. Packed full of a scrumptious cinnamon flavor, these muffins will pair up perfectly with a piping cuppa’ in the morning.

 See Recipe Here

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Bacon, Red Pepper, and Mozzarella Frittata

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If you want to make a large breakfast to impress, you can always go to the frittata. They’re tasty, easy, and really filling. Plus, they make fantastic leftovers that are easy to grab when you’re in the need for a quick breakfast and are great hot or cold.

 See Recipe Here

Low Carb Cinnamon Orange Scones

If you’re in the mood for something a bit different, try your hand at these scones. You can change the flavors to suit your own tastes, but I personally loved the cinnamon and orange coming together. Perfect pairing for a lazy morning to sip on your coffee and read the paper.

 See Recipe Here

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Bacon Avocado Muffins

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For those that like to bulk-cook breakfast on the weekend, you can’t go wrong with these. Packed with avocado and bacon, the flavors of these muffins really come through. Instead of going the regular route of a frittata based muffin, we add some almond flour to really up the texture game.

 See Recipe Here

 

lunchrecipes

Low Carb Taco Tartlets

This finger food is a perfect way to eat your lunch when you’re in a rush. Make them the night before for an easy on-the-go meal for the next few days. They’re packed full of flavor and they don’t skimp on the seasoning. Perfect for anyone that needs to bring a packed meal!

 See Recipe Here

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Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Mug Cake

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You always have to have a quick, easy, and delicious recipe up your sleeve to break out in a hurry. If you’re the type that has to rush in the morning, or just forgot to get everything ready the night before, this will be a new favorite.

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Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Soup

I personally love to be able to cook things completely hands off, and this buffalo chicken soup delivers! Set it and forget it as you go through the day, come home, and have yourself almost a week’s worth of lunches ready for the next day.

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Chicken Enchilada Soup

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Having a warm, rich soup to bring with you to work during the winter is something that brings a smile to most people’s faces. This chicken enchilada soup will fill up your office with aromas that will make everyone jealous.

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Keto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Every once in a while, I get cravings for a simple sandwich. This bread is my go-to when such cravings hit, and it surely won’t fail you! It takes mere minutes to make, and you’ll have yourself a delicious sandwich in no time. Feel free to change up the toppings to suit your tastes.

See Recipe Here

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Ginger Sesame Glazed Salmon

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If you have a bit more time on your hands during lunch, you can always make yourself a dish on the fancier side. A ginger sesame glazed salmon will definitely hit the spot and make your friends jealous. Flaky, melt in your mouth salmon with an Asian twist!

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Egg Salad Stuffed Avocado

Avocados are usually a staple in any keto-er’s life. Add some egg salad on top of that and you have a lunch that is sure to not disappoint. Store in air-tight containers or plastic bags with a bit of lemon, and your avocado will be as fresh as the day you cut it open.

See Recipe Here

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dinnerrecipes

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

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Having a yummy meal with minimal cleanup is really a treat. This one-skillet chicken pot pie gets a crispy crust that goes really well with the meat inside. We use celery seed and onion powder to knock the carb count down, creating a new family hit!

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Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Popper Casserole [#1 Reader Favorite]

Bringing two of my favorite meals together, this casserole has been a new favorite with everyone that’s tried it. If you haven’t had the chance to try this absolutely cheesy and delicious casserole, you’ve been missing out! Put it on the menu tonight for an easy and simple meal.

See Recipe Here

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Jalapeno Popper Soup

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When it comes to soup for dinner, I’m usually not a fan. But, this hearty and thick jalapeno popper soup changed my mind about that. It’s spicy, full of creamy goodness, and has bacon – what can go wrong? Besides not having enough, of course.

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Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburgers were something that I ate on a regular basis, and having gone keto since then – I just don’t enjoy them as much. This soup brings back all the memories and flavors of a cheeseburger, but in a soup form. Don’t leave out the pickles, trust me!

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Low Carb Zesty Chicken Nuggets

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Sometimes finger food is the best type of food for dinner. These chicken nuggets go great with dipping sauces but are also flavorful enough on their own. If you’ve been craving some crispy chicken nuggets, then these will be your new go-to recipe for them.

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Pork Carne Asada Tacos

A keto tortilla is something that every keto-er should have in their arsenal. Top it with some slow cooked crispy pork shoulder, lettuce, sour cream, and the works – and you have a delectable dinner right at your finger tips. It’ll take some work, but it’s well worth it.

See Recipe Here

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Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza [#4 Reader Favorite]

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Pizza is a staple of most people’s diet pre-keto. But, we can have pizza too! This deliciously similar crust comes together in just under 25 minutes to give you a completely home-made pizza that everyone in the family will love and devour.

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Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Earthiness, sweetness, and spicy pair together to create a truly wonderful dish. The fresh flavors of the pepper, tomato, and onion speak for themselves in this roller-coaster of flavor. All served in a Poblano pepper that encrusts this as the perfect bite.

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Low Carb Moroccan Meatballs

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If you’re the type that likes a little difference in your dinners, give this one a try! A lamb meatball with Moroccan spices will remind you of some of the best Greek restaurants in town. Serve with some lemon cumin yogurt sauce and you have an easy-to-make hit.

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Low Carb Coconut Shrimp

One of my favorite dishes that’s traditionally served battered and fried. We use egg whites as the base of our batter, giving this an extremely low carb twist. Plus, there’s a spicy apricot dipping sauce for you to serve along-side these munchies.

See Recipe Here

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Crispy Curry Rub Chicken Thighs

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Looking for some Indian flare under your belt that will really impress anyone that’s coming over? These crispy chicken thighs are not something you can bat an eyelash at. The skin itself is extremely crisp and full of flavor, but the curry seasoning takes it over the edge.

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Not Your Cavemans Chili

Typical chili with beans will range in the 30g carbs or higher scene. Being that we’re on keto, we just can’t afford to have beans in our chili. This made from scratch version will really show your family’s chili-heads who’s actually winning.

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dessertrecipes

Low Carb Key Lime Cheesecakes

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When I took a trip down to Key West, I knew I had to recreate the delicious cheesecake that almost every store serves. The sweet and partially sour cream cheese will make the perfect accompaniment to the rich macadamia nut crust.

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Ultimate Keto Coffee Cake

If you’ve been searching for a coffee cake on keto, search no more. This was the absolute best recipe that I’ve come across and nobody in my family even knew that is was low-carb. Do yourself a favor and try this absolutely decadent piece of cake!

See Recipe Here

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chunk Mug Cake [#3 Reader Favorite]

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You always have to have a go-to recipe when you’re in a crunch for the chocolate fix. Peanut butter and chocolate come together to serve your needs in less than 5 minutes from start to finish. It’s just about the easiest and tastiest dessert I’ve made to date!

See Recipe Here

McKeto Strawberry Milkshake

Been missing those milkshakes at the local fast-food place? Don’t worry – I went ahead and re-created that decadent dessert that you’ve been missing out on. Slap it in a blender and you’ll have it in your hands in just under 4 minutes.

See Recipe Here

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Keto Chocolate Roll Cake

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I got the idea to make these from the little cakes my mom used to put in my lunchbox as a kid. Little roll cakes that were oozing with icing and were my favorite to eat. This keto-fied version will do exactly the same for you and your kids – so enjoy!

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Low Carb Blackberry Pudding

Blackberries are one of the lowest carb fruits. So when I have a hankering for some natural sweetness, I reach on over and bake a little treat for myself. This one doesn’t fail in the flavor department and really packs a fruity punch!

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Keto Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Cookies are something that we’ve loved since we were children. These crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle cookies will serve you well and take you back to the nostalgic times of milk and cookies. Serve with a glass of coconut or almond milk and you have yourself the perfect memory filled dessert.

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Almond Butter Chia Squares

Similar to a fat bomb, these squares are packed full of nutrition. Using chia seeds as the base, an almost chewy, brownie type consistency comes to mind when you take a bite. Almond butter and nutritious chia seeds roll over your taste buds as you enjoy this treat.

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Keto Snickerdoodle Cookies

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When I was in school, I’d always sell out of snickerdoodle cookies. The first time I tasted one, I knew that they were one of my favorites. So, I tried my best to recreate these bad boys and I think I did the trick. Substitute 1 tsp. molasses into the recipe for extra brown sugar flavor.

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snackrecipes

Layered Fried Queso Blanco

Cheese is one of my favorite foods, and if you follow this site then you know that already. Fried cheese on its own is fantastic, but in this recipe we really take it to a new level. Each layer of cheese is golden brown to perfection and wrapped among itself.

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Delicious Fried and Layered Queso Fresco

Low Carb Chia Seed Crackers

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Everyone needs some crunch in their lives, so take a break and make some crackers. Serve with your favorite dip and you’ve got yourself a party started. Perfect for the upcoming Super Bowl and to serve along any of your favorite sides.

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Simple and Delicious Caprese Salad

This one’s as simple as you can get in terms of food. A slice of cheese, tomato, olive oil and some fresh basil come together to give you a really unique explosion of flavor. One of my favorites for the past 5 years, this salad is a snack that you will love too.

See Recipe Here

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Cheesy Bacon Bombs

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Some say that there’s nothing better than bacon. Well, they’re wrong. Bacon wrapped in a cheesy style breading and then fried up together to make a delicious bacon explosion! These little bacon bombs will be the star of any party, and have people begging you for the recipe.

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Keto Broccoli Cheddar Biscuits

Biscuits aren’t much of a staple in keto, but when you add broccoli for texture and bake these guys up, they’re absolutely divine. A reminiscence of your favorite restaurant’s biscuits mixed with an awesome keto twist. They’re just really good.

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Flavored Keto Cheese Chips

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Chips are the center of attention at most parties and these will give you a break from the carbs. Spice them up with the seasoning of your choice to make the perfect pairing to your favorite dip. Everyone will be reaching for more!

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sidesrecipes

Keto Au Gratin Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a star vegetable when it comes to special occasions around here. Instead of going the traditional route of bacon roasted brussels sprouts, I wanted to do something different. Bake them with cheese and give them a hearty crust on top to make any brussels sprout lover happy!

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Crispy Keto Cauliflower Cakes

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When you think about most keto foods, you always find a lack in crunchiness. Give these cauliflower cakes a try and you’ll see that you don’t have to give up all the textures you once loved. Absolutely fantastic crispy cauliflower cakes will hold on to any seasoning you put on them.

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Lemon Roasted Spicy Broccoli [#5 Reader Favorite]

If you’re looking for a simple way to make broccoli less boring, you’ve come to the right place. Roasted broccoli gives another dimension of flavor – and when you add in the lemon, parmesan, and red pepper flakes it really speaks for itself.

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

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You know it and I know it – everything is better with bacon. And that certainly includes asparagus. Take your stems to the next level of flavor and roast them with bacon for an absolutely decadent side dish. Pair it up with your favorite protein for a perfect dinner.

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Cheesy Creamed Spinach

Gone are the days of flavorless creamed spinach. We bring this old-time dish into the modern world by adding our own keto spin on it. Packed full of fats and flavor, this one will surely be the first item down on each plate. It’s great!

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Roasted Pecan Green Beans

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If you’ve never had the opportunity of eating vegetables with some kind of nut, then you’ve been missing out. These green beans are filled with texture from start to finish, and roasted in the oven to really take the flavor over the top.

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Low Carb Cauliflower Fried Rice

As many of you know, Chinese takeout was one of my favorite things to order pre-keto. Now, we can have our fried rice, in the form of cauliflower! If you think it’s crazy, you’re wrong – it’s super tasty, easy and really brings those Asian flavors to life.

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condimentrecipes

Bacon and Roasted Garlic Spinach Dip

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This is a dip that fast became a favorite in my house. Pair it up with some chia crackers or cheese chips and you really have a Super Bowl party that’s fully keto. You can even toss this on top of vegetables or serve with pork rinds to make a quick and easy party snack.

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Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Thought you wouldn’t be able to have your favorite fruit spread since starting keto? Think again! Using chia seeds as our jam base, we’re able to create extremely spreadable fruit in the form of an exquisite keto condiment.

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Simple, Delicious Guacamole

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Guacamole is one of my favorite things to eat, and it goes even better when you have something to spread it on. Take your taste buds to a new place and make some of this delicious Guac. Paired with onion, cilantro and jalapeno, this guacamole isn’t playing any games.

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Thick and Sticky Maple Syrup

If you’re not a fan of the sugar-free maple syrups in the store that are full of high GI sugar alcohols, then worry no more. Make your own at home in a fraction of the time that it’d take you to buy. Plus, it’s super tasty and doesn’t raise blood sugar!

See Recipe Here

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Spicy and Tangy BBQ Sauce

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BBQ sauce is fantastic on just about any meat. But, if you look at the nutrition labels of this stuff in the store, you almost always see sugar being the number one ingredient. Skip the store-bought stuff and make your own for a wildly distinctive sauce to smother on just about anything.

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Roasted Garlic Chipotle Aioli

If you’re a fan of roasted garlic, then this aioli will make your day. Packed full of that delicious garlic flavor and subtly blended together with a mayonnaise base. Something that pretty much any vegetable will taste better with.

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