Keto Dinner Ideas

Stuck in a dinner rut? No idea what to make for dinner that will be delicious AND keto-friendly?

No problem, we’ve got your back! These 10 low-carb, Primal recipes will add flavor and fun to your next evening meal.

Pair the dishes below with one or more keto side dishes to make a complete meal that packs plenty of protein and healthy fats without the carb bombs that can torpedo your keto diet.

10 Keto Dinner Recipes the Whole Family Will Love
1. Italian Chicken and Basil Kabobs Recipe
Food is more fun when it’s served on a stick. You won’t believe how much flavor is packed into these kabobs!

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2. Avocado Egg Burger
Burgers are always the right answer when someone asks, “What’s for dinner?” Bet you’ve never seen a burger like this before, though. This one requires a fork and knife for sure!

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3. Lemon and Sage Chicken in Cream
There’s nothing boring about these creamy, lemony chicken thighs. Substitute full-fat coconut milk for a dairy-free version.

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4. Salmon with Pistachio Pesto
Pistachios have some interesting health benefits, but that’s not the only reason to love them. They also make one heck of a delicious pesto.

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5. Green Goddess Chicken
Say so long to plain, dried out chicken breasts. Made with three simple ingredients, you’ll marvel at how moist and tasty this chicken is.

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6. Steak and Avocado Salad with Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo Dressing
Steak salad is a quintessential keto dinner. It has everything you need: protein, low-carb veggies, and healthy fats, all in one bowl. Add any additional veggies you want to really make this salad your own.

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7. Perfect Spatchcock Whole Chicken
If you aren’t on the spatchcocking train yet, it’s time to climb aboard. Spatchcocking involves removing the backbone from a whole bird and flattening it before cooking. This allows the meat to cook more evenly in less time while staying moist. Learn the technique here, then try it on your next Thanksgiving turkey!

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8. Salmon Burgers with Slaw
You can make low-carb buns to go along with these salmon burgers, or simply wrap them in lettuce.

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9. Pressure Cooker Beef Pho
Pho is not a simple dish to make, but the results are worth the effort. Using a pressure cooker to prepare the oxtail bone broth is also a timesaver.

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10. Keto Beef Stew
Beef stew is true comfort food. Many stew recipes call for potatoes, which can be too high-carb to fit neatly into a keto diet. This one makes some strategic ingredient swaps.

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Keto Lunch Ideas

One of the biggest complaints about keto is that meals aren’t exactly quick to prepare. Lunch can feel especially tricky. Before keto, you might have made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or grabbed a quick sub on your lunch break. Keto-friendly lunches aren’t quite so simple. But that doesn’t mean keto lunches are hard. Lunch can be as easy as grabbing last night’s leftovers or throwing together a quick salad with a can of tuna and your favorite Primal Kitchen dressing. You can even still have your favorite savory sandwiches; you just have to be more creative with the bread options. Here are some of our favorite easy keto lunch ideas and recipes to prep ahead to make low-carb lunches a breeze. Easy Keto Lunch Recipes Mini Smoked Salmon Hand Rolls These hand rolls are essentially rice-less sushi you can make at home in just a few minutes. They also make a great appetizer for your next get-together. Get the Recipe Mark’s Big-Ass Keto Salad You can’t go wrong with a big salad made with tons of greens (which have virtually no net carbs), healthy fats from avocado, nuts and seeds, and salad dressing made with olive or avocado oil. Add any protein, and voila, a complete (and completely satisfying) meal. Get the Recipe Buffalo Ranch Chicken Stuffed Peppers Creamy loaded chicken salad in bell pepper “cups” are a tantalizing low-carb alternative to a sandwich—easy to eat with your hands! Use Hot Buffalo Sauce to turn up the heat. Get the Recipe TikTok Inspired Salmon Rice Bowls Cauliflower rice, of course. This make-at-home take on a poke bowl is endlessly adaptable. Get the Recipe Keto Bread and Sandwich Recipes Garlic, Dill & Cheddar Keto Bread Many low-carb breads you find at the store contain ingredients that a Primal eater wouldn’t want to consume. (Wheat gluten and canola oil? Pass.) This savory bread contains only Primal-friendly ingredients and is worth the effort. Get the Recipe Keto Completo Hot Dogs Did the Internet ever decide whether or not a hot dog is a sandwich? Guess it is now. This recipe uses the bread recipe above to make keto-friendly hot dog buns, but you can also enjoy these loaded hot dogs without a bun. They’re great either way. Get the Recipe Philly Cheesesteak (with Optional Primal Cheddar Cheese Sauce) Serve these cheesesteaks with a lettuce wrap, on the hot dog buns from the previous recipe, or even atop a salad. Get the Recipe Keto Cubano (Cuban Sandwich) Sliders This sandwich features mouthwatering pork and ham paired with Swiss cheese, salty pickles, and mustard in a combo that’s more than the sum of its parts. It’s an ideal way to use up leftover shredded pork. Get the Recipe Collard Green Tuna Wraps This one’s for the tuna salad sandwich lovers out there. Get the Recipe Keto Lunch Meal Prep Recipes If you pack a lunch to take to work or school, you need pre-made keto lunch recipes. Here are some things you can prepare … Continue reading “Keto Lunch Ideas”

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New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 232

Research of the Week
Nice outline of nootropics.

Cancer transmitted from a parasite.

Creatine enhances immune function.

Shortened eating windows does not impair sleep in obese teens.

Carbs may increase heart disease.

New Primal Kitchen Podcasts
Primal Health Coach Radio: Chris Mirabile

Primal Kitchen Podcast: Trash Panda’s Julia Putzeys on Separating the Good from the Garbage in Food Labels
Media, Schmedia
46,000 year old frozen roundworm revived, has children.
Interesting Blog Posts
Is more exercise always better?

How the SAT’s predictive power for college grades is actually greater than we think.
Social Notes
Made a shot.
Everything Else
When farmers met riders.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Cool resource: Indo-European cognate database.

Interesting: 7 generations of a prehistoric family mapped using ancient DNA.

Surprising: Video games help dyslexic kids read better.

Nah: Vegan diets supposedly save the planet.

Yes: Play deprivation is an epidemic with disastrous consequences.
Question I’m Asking
How much do you play?
Recipe Corner

Spanish tortilla with potato chips. Nice treat.
Malaysian braised fish (use a good oil).

Time Capsule
One year ago (Jul 22 – Jul 28)

Laughter Meditation and Laughter Yoga (plus a Video)—Get silly.
Ask a Health Coach: Can You Be Overweight and Healthy?—Well, can you?

Comment of the Week
“I simply appreciate you sharing without ‘a point’! Harkens back to Arsenio Hall’s old sketch, ‘Things that make you go HMMMM?!’ So many worthy stories to simply ponder without analysis!”

-I agree, Angela. Sometimes it’s nice to just share something interesting without ‘deep’ analysis.

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