So, you've decided to try keto. You're probably wondering what the heck do I eat? If you're looking for healthy keto meals, get ready because we've got plenty of ideas you can whip together tonight!
These healthy keto meals are perfect for those nights when you get home from work or the gym and want to eat something fast, filling, and delicious. Don’t derail your diet with high-carb options. Instead, try these easy keto dinner ideas with minimal prep required!
The Makings of Healthy Keto Meals
If you're new to keto, it can be tough to figure out keto meal plans and new ideas for dinner. You probably know the basics of the ketogenic diet—high fat, high protein meals with low-to-no carbs. But what does that mean for dinner time?
One of the keys to keto success is to be prepared. Doing some keto meal prep and planning at the beginning of the week can help you stay on track. Try to plan out keto menus and decide what you'll eat ahead of time. It will also save you time on grocery shopping so that you can buy everything at once.
What should go on your keto meal plan? Most keto beginners start with simple meals: chicken, steak, pork, or fish with a side of green vegetables. Top the meal with butter, cheese, or have an avocado on the side. At first, this mix-and-match approach can keep you feeling full and satisfied.
But after a few weeks of the same rotation, you’re likely ready to change it up a bit. It’s not uncommon to have keto cravings—a desire to eat certain “off-limits” (a.k.a. high carb) foods. It happens to us all. We’re all going to have moments where we really want a piece of bread or a delicious bowl of PASTA.
When you’re following a keto meal plan, going off the plan can cause you to move out of ketosis. That means your body is no longer burning fat for fuel. Unfortunately, this can quickly undo any hard work. You’ll have to repeat those tough early days of keto once again to get back on the plan. You might be thinking, “but I hate to give up all my favorite foods. What can I do?”
Well, fortunately, we have a little secret to help you stay on track with keto. Meet It’s Skinny pasta. It’s Skinny has zero carbs and only 9 calories per bag! This pasta is perfect for all your favorite dinners. It works with the keto diet and won’t mess up your keto meal planning.
How does It’s Skinny pasta have such impressive stats? Well, it's thanks to a funny little vegetable called konjac. The fibrous root of a konjac plant has been enjoyed for years in Asian cuisine. It’s a little bit like a turnip or potato, but it contains special fiber that makes it filling without carbs or calories.
What’s even better? It’s Skinny pasta is available in three great pasta shapes—Angel Hair, Spaghetti, and Fettucine. Ready for more? It's Skinny also comes in a Rice style! You can have your favorite formerly high-carb dishes in a new, delicious low-carb format.
It’s Skinny pasta is suitable for keto, paleo, low-carb, and even vegan and vegetarian diets. Because the carb counts are low, it fits most keto meal plans and lifestyles.
It's Skinny is easy to work with too. It takes on the flavor of surrounding ingredients, blending perfectly with your favorite sauces, proteins, and other toppings. The It’s Skinny pasta comes in an easy-to-use pouch. Open it up, drain, rinse, and toss the pasta into your favorite dishes at the end of cooking time. Heat through and eat. It’s that simple.
If you’re ready to order It’s Skinny Pasta, you can find it online in a convenient 6-pack. It’s Skinny is also available at many grocery stores and retail outlets. Don’t miss this perfect pasta for your keto meal plan.
6 Healthy Keto Recipes to Help with Keto Meal Planning
Ready to get cooking? Here are six delicious healthy keto meals (and easy recipes using It's Skinny Pasta) to keep you satisfied and on track.
1. Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp scampi is a delicious dish made with high protein succulent shrimp in a garlicky butter sauce—what could be better? Well, the way to make shrimp scampi sing is to add some spaghetti! With It’s Skinny spaghetti, your shrimp scampi becomes a full meal.
Enjoy this yummy, keto-friendly pasta dish with a green salad or a side of your favorite roasted veggies. We like it with green beans, kale, or broccoli!
2. Sausage and Broccoli
Another yummy keto meal idea? Sausage and broccoli. Italian sausage is a spicy, savory classic. Grill our sauté the sausage to bring out the best flavor. Broccoli and Italian herbs and seasonings make this dish come together beautifully. The herby, vegetal flavor is ideal in contrast with the meaty sausage.
Want to make it even better? Enjoy this as a pasta dish, of course! It’s Skinny pasta is the perfect base for a sausage and broccoli bowl. This Italian meal is complete with the addition of our low-carb, keto-friendly pasta.
3. Sushi-Grade Tuna
You can enjoy sushi-grade tuna raw, sashimi-style. Top with a little soy sauce to really highlight the flavors of this rich, meaty fish. If you want to take it to the next level, consider making the tuna into a poke bowl!
Poke bowls are a favorite dish in Hawaii. These yummy bowls include simple ingredients like veggies and rice to round out the meal and create a satisfying, keto-friendly dinner. Remember that It’s Skinny Rice has only 9 calories and zero carbs per bag, so it’s the perfect base for your poke bowl.
4. Chipotle Chicken
Make it Mexican tonight! Smoky chipotle chicken with adobo sauce is a luxurious dish you'll love. Spicy and slightly sweet, chipotle chicken is all-around satisfying and delicious. You could enjoy the chicken on a bed of greens with a little avocado.
If you’re hoping to turn chipotle chicken into a keto-friendly meal that will put those fast-casual chains to shame, add a bed of It’s Skinny Rice to the dish. Suddenly your salad turns into a hearty “naked burrito” with tons of flavor and filling fiber.
5. Fake-out Takeout
Craving takeout? Wondering what takeout dishes are keto-friendly? It can be tricky, as many restaurants add sugar, cornstarch, and sweeteners to their takeout dishes. Make fake-out takeout your way by using It’s Skinny rice and It's Skinny pasta to recreate your favorites.
Thai Drunken noodles are delicious with veggies. You can add protein to make this dish even more filling (we like beef, pork, or even chicken). Another takeout favorite to try? Chicken-fried rice! It’s Skinny rice is the ideal ingredient to recreate restaurant-worthy fried rice. This simple recipe is a weeknight delight with veggies, scrambled eggs, and spices.
6. Chicken Pesto
Winner, winner, chicken dinner—everyone's favorite staple gets an upgrade. Chicken breast is a staple in keto dinner recipes, but it doesn't need to be plain or boring. Instead, enjoy your chicken with a delicious pesto. Olive oil, basil, and pine nuts make this Italian meal crave-worthy.
Of course, It's Skinny pasta is pesto's BFF. Because It's Skinny pasta takes on the flavors of the surrounding ingredients, it's the perfect accompaniment to this delicious pesto chicken. Enjoy it as a pasta bowl that you will adore.
Sticking to keto isn't hard if you have the right easy keto meals to follow. The secret to success is finding ways to keep your favorite foods in the mix while staying on track with your keto meal plan. It's Skinny can help you enjoy your favorite dishes with no guilt!