Keto Lunch Recipes

Keto Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Keto Cauliflower Tabbouleh

I’ve recently fallen in love with the convenience of cauliflower rice in a bag. It’s located in a huge number of grocery stores now in both the fresh food and frozen section, which makes preparing keto meals easy on a tight schedule! I’ve been thinking up new ways to use cauliflower rice and I was so excited to try a vegan mock tabbouleh recipe that would stay low in carbs but bring that flavor that I miss from the customarily grain heavy dish. I’m so glad I did because this dish is easy and so ...

Keto Taco Salad

Keto Taco Salad

Do you love Taco Tuesday, and feel like you can’t partake because of Keto? Well, look no further! You can still have your tacos but without the shells! These are great for all occasions, but we love them for family dinners or entertaining friends.There’s some minor food prep involved, but the most intensive part is disassembling the avocado [there’s some magic to that I haven’t mastered yet]. You can substitute the cheese for a Mexican blend or Pepper Jack, in addition to using jalapenos ...

Maple Shrimp Salad

Maple Shrimp Salad

Maple Shrimp Salad is a sweet and savory dish that can be served as an entrée or as a side salad for dinner. It reminds me of warm, slightly saccharine spring nights. The kind where you sit for hours after dinner is served, and bask in the extended daylight hours.For this salad, I used pre-cooked, peeled shrimp with no tails to save on time. There’s not a lot of prep time involved, you will just need to ensure the shrimp is thoroughly cooked before serving; it should be an orange color ...

Keto Stuffed Artichokes

Keto Stuffed Artichokes

Artichokes can be one of the more intimidating vegetables to prepare but when done properly they can be a deliciously impressive side dish or appetizer! This recipe stuffs the fibrous veggie with a cheesy “breading” of almond flour and parmesan cheese and is baked to golden perfection. The leaves are drizzled in olive oil and are perfect for scooping the parmesan filling!Cooking a fresh artichoke is not the only intimidating part for most people. Understanding how to eat this spiny ...

Beef Salpicao

Beef Salpicao

I grew up in a small farm town, and one of our staple foods as a child was beef. My grandmother would throw seared beef into a lot of her inventive dishes that gave us plenty of protein and vitamins. As an adult, I love to pair it with some greens and sparkling water. I think this dish would be great for a date night, or for a family night when there’s no rush to finish what’s on your plate. It’s aromatic, warm, and invades your taste buds with all of the spices and textures.There’s ...

Bacon and Eggs Benedict Salad

Bacon and Eggs Benedict Salad

My idea of a perfect weekend is sleeping in, eating brunch with an excellent cup of coffee, and exploring my local farmer’s market. Eggs Benedict is a hearty brunch staple that will give you the energy to cross all the items off your to-do list. I like to pair it with a chicory coffee or breakfast tea. The best part is the recipe can be tailored for keto and non-keto folks alike!Prep time will require a little effort, but you can easily replace the egg yolk with packaged yolk from the ...

Blackberry, Basil and Spinach Pressed Halloumi

Blackberry, Basil and Spinach Pressed Halloumi

This sweet and savory combo is perfect for breakfast or brunch, but could also be part of a light spring lunch. The fresh basil pairs nicely with the other ingredients so it’s not overpowering. Halloumi is a slightly springy cheese that’s great for grilling and super photogenic- great for those Instagram food shots!This recipe requires minimal prep time; the most intensive part of it is slicing the halloumi cheese. Make sure the slices are the same thickness so that they cook evenly. We ...

Cauliflower Rice Congee

Cauliflower Rice Congee

Congee is an Asian porridge that is great for cold weather or as a fresh, zesty dinner appetizer. The ingredients such as cauliflower rice and chicken stock can be made from scratch or store bought to reduce time. Optional toppings for congee include hard-boiled eggs, sliced scallions, and fried garlic.Yields 3 servings of Cauliflower Rice Congee. The Preparation2 tablespoons coconut oil ½ medium shallot, diced 2 medium cloves garlic, minced 1 medium ginger knob, sliced ...

Arugula & Caramelized Onion Salad

Arugula & Caramelized Onion Salad

I love food that makes me nostalgic for travel. This combination of greens, onions, and cheese are hearty and colorful. It reminds me of a winter trip that I embarked upon the Sonoma coastline several years ago. In Santa Rosa, we stopped at a rustic restaurant that served salads similar to this.With minimal prep time, the Arugula & Caramelized Onion Salad is great for weekly food prep or a family dinner. As long as you store the salad dressing separately from the salad mix, this is ...

Chimichurri Chicken Salad

Chimichurri Chicken Salad

This South American fusion dish is a festive meal for kids and adults. It’s an explosion of flavor and textures with spices, creamy avocado, greens, and chicken. You can use the chimichurri sauce as a salad dressing or sauté the chicken with it. This recipe has minimal prep time; the most time-consuming part will be peeling and cubing the avocado (I don’t know about you, but for me, it’s on par with folding a fitted sheet!) The chopped oregano and chili flakes can be substituted for dried and ...