A New Year, a New start. You would have planned to follow good healthy eating habits this year. Why not start with lazy keto recipes?
If you want to follow the keto diet but find it hard to follow the strict rules, then you can opt for a lazy keto diet, as it is a relaxed version. If so you can try a few lazy keto recipes to make in 30 minutes or less.
These few recipes are exactly what you need to make the keto diet super easy and delicious. Without hours of time and effort, they are the best ways to get the benefits of low carbs.
Here are a few keto recipes that can be cooked within just a few minutes of hands-on prep time. With these recipes, create a beginner lazy meal plan to keep track of.
What is Lazy Keto?
Lazy keto is actually a less restrictive version of the traditional high-fat diet, a low-carb diet, limiting your daily net carb intake between 20 and 50 g per day.
It is a diet that is very low in carbohydrates, high in fat, and moderate in protein. The body is put into the state of ketosis using broken-down fat instead of carbohydrates for energy.
Lazy keto is the simplest version of strict keto diet where you need to track only the intake of carbs.
Read to know more about LAZY KETO.
Lazy Keto tips
- You need to stick to simple and high-fat diet recipes. Try pairing it with simple proteins with raw vegetables like leafy greens.
- Make use of the ready-to-eat ingredients. You can source chopped veggies, prepped sauces, shredded chicken, shredded cheese, and dressings like ranch dressing. You can prepare them yourself and keep them on hand for future meals.
- Save time by using an air fryer and we recommend using an air fryer when applicable because it expedites the cooking process.
- Follow Intermittent fasting as it can reduce your meal planning time, or alternatively you can have a coffee with cream.
Lazy Keto recipes
Keto Avocado Frittata
This lazy keto recipe is especially for busy people that can be in just 25 minutes and can make you feel satisfied.
This dish is a super well-balanced lazy keto meal with tons of healthy fats and protein from avocado and eggs. It is one of the easiest dishes to make at home.
- 8 eggs
- 1 avocado cut into slices
- ½ cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
- 1 teaspoon taco seasoning
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 4 ounces cojita cheese
- ½ cup halved cherry tomatoes
- 1 4 oz can diced green chiles
- ¼ cup sliced green onion
- 4 slices bacon
How to make
Preheat the oven to 400° F.
Take a large bowl and whisk the eggs together along with the cream and the taco spices. Take a 10.5″ cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and cook the bacon until crispy.
Remove the bacon and then chop, and drain off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat. Add the onion, green chiles, jack cheese, and eggs to the skillet.
Then top with bacon crumbles, cherry tomatoes halves, avocado slices, and the crumbled cojita. Bake at 400° F for 12-15 minutes or until the middle is set. Slice and serve.
Chaffle Breakfast Sandwich
You may like to have a sandwich but as it is with carbs, you cannot eat it. So this Chaffle Breakfast Sandwich can be a perfect alternative to sandwiches and is quick and easy to make. It replaces bread and can be cooked up in just 3 minutes in a waffle iron.
For the chaffles,
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
For the sandwich
- 2 strips bacon
- 1 egg
- 1 slice Cheddar or American cheese.
How to make
According to manufacturer instructions, preheat the waffle maker.
Take a small mixing bowl and mix together egg and shredded cheese and stir it until they are well combined.
Pour one-half of the waffle batter into the waffle maker and cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with the second half of the batter.
Take a large pan and keep over medium heat. Cook the bacon until crispy, turning as needed. Remove to drain on paper towels.
In the same skillet, in 1 tbsp of reserved bacon drippings, fry the egg over medium heat. Cook until the desired doneness.
Keto Crack Chicken
The keto crack chicken recipe is cooked in the Crock-pot or you can cook it in a slow cooker. This is great for the entire family. The specialty is that crockpot recipes are the ultimate lazy keto meal and here you can either break down a whole chicken or use chicken breasts as the base.
It is also one of those recipes where you can find all the ingredients at your local grocery store. This lazy keto meal requires little effort and is the easiest way to keep carbs at bay.
- ½ cup chicken broth
- 1 Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packet
- 2 pounds of defrosted chicken breasts
- 8 oz package of Philadelphia Cream Cheese cut into chunks
- 8 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
First, add chicken broth to the slow cooker and stir in the Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packet.
Then add the deforested chicken breasts. Cover and cook it for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. After the cooking time has ended, shred the chicken with two forks.
Add chunks of cut-up Philadelphia Cream Cheese, bacon, and shredded cheddar. Stir ingredients.
Cover the crock pot again, and cook for 5-10 minutes, until the cream cheese has melted.
Almond Flour Banana Bread
You may love banana bread but at the same time, you might want to stick to lazy keto, if so you can try this almond flour banana bread recipe that will totally satisfy your hankering for something sweet and bready with a slab of melted butter.
This is made with all-natural ingredients and no added sugar.
- 1 cup Almond Flour
- 1 Egg
- 1 tbsp Maple Syrup OR Honey
- ¼ tsp Baking Soda
- ⅛ tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp melted Unsalted Butter
- 1 mashed Banana
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- ¼ cup chopped Walnuts
- ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon (optional)
How to make
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Spray the bottom and sides of a 5″ x 3″ mini loaf pan using cooking spray.
Take a medium bowl, and mix together almond flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon (if desired). In another medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, mashed banana, and syrup (You can use honey instead).
Then mix in the egg, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Add the dry mixture into the wet mixture gradually and mix it well until fully combined.
After that, add in your chopped walnuts. Keep a small handful to sprinkle across the top of the batter. Spoon batter into loaf pan. Then spring the remaining chopped walnuts on top of the batter.
Place the loaf pan into the oven and bake for approximately 25 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
Keto Italian meatballs
If you are watching your carbs but still want a good, old-fashioned pasta night, this keto meatballs recipe is perfect for you. You can pair these keto meatballs with noodles and sugar-free pasta sauce without carbs.
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/3 cup shaved or grated parmesan
- 2 large cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
How to make
Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Use parchment paper or baking meat, and line the baking sheet.
Take a large mixing bowl and combine all of the ingredients except the olive oil. Use a fork and mix the ingredients into the meat.
Finish mixing with your hands and knead the meat mixture to incorporate all the ingredients. Continue mixing it for about 2 minutes or until well combined.
Take a large cookie dough or ice cream scoop, and spoon out a scoop of the meat mixture into your hands. Then gently roll it for it to be perfectly round in shape.
Place the meatball on the baking tray, and repeat with the remaining meat. The meatballs should be spread evenly across the baking sheet then place the baking sheet in the oven and bake the meatballs for 15 minutes.
Remove them from the oven. Use a pastry/kitchen brush to brush a light coating of olive oil on the tops of the meatballs.
Increase the oven temperature to 500°F and return the meatballs to the oven to bake for another 5 minutes. Remove the meatballs from the oven and allow them to cool for 2-4 minutes before serving.
Creamy Taco Soup
This lazy keto recipe consists of 7.5 net carbs per serving. It is delicious and creamy that is made with a few simple ingredients. This is a perfect, quick, and easy dinner for a busy weeknight.
This recipe is keto-friendly, low-calorie, low-carb, and gluten-free.
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cans (or 3 & ¾ cups) chicken broth
- ½ medium yellow onion
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- 1 can drain and rinse black soybeans
- 1, 10 oz. can Rotel
- ¼ cup taco seasoning
- 8 oz (1 cup) reduced-fat cream cheese
- 1 small lime (juice)
- 2 medium chicken breasts
Cilantro, avocado, lime, sour cream, cheese
How to make
First, measure the olive oil and add it to a large pot. Keep it on the stovetop and turn the heat to medium-low.
Dice onion and sauté in oil for 5-10 minutes, until translucent. Then add Rotel, Cilantro, beans, taco seasoning, and cream cheese to the pot. Stir until cream cheese is fully melted and incorporated.
Add broth and chicken breasts. Stir well and make sure that the chicken is fully submerged.
Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes. Then remove the chicken, shred and return it to the pot. Stir well and then ladle soup into bowls.
Add the toppings you desire.
Palmini Lasagna Recipe
This is one of the healthy lazy keto recipes which is also super delicious with low carbs. Hearts of palm lasagna is a great healthy option that is keto and low calorie using Palmini lasagna noodles can be used as a simple pasta substitute.
You can pair this main dish with some leafy greens and you will have a weekly dinner.
- 15 oz ricotta cheese
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 24 oz pasta sauce or marinara sauce
- 2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 12-14 oz can/bag Palmini lasagna noodles (hearts of palm) (8 oz drained weight)
- Alternative Brand: Palmsticcio gluten-free keto lasagna noodles
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley Optional
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil Optional
How to make
Preheat oven to 400°F.
In a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, add a layer of pasta or marinara sauce.
First, add a layer of Palmini lasagna noodles. Then add a layer of ricotta cheese. Add a layer of parmesan cheese. Add a layer of mozzarella cheese and finally sprinkle some salt and pepper.
Then repeat the 2nd layer in the same order, as Pasta or Marinara Sauce, Palmini lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, salt, and pepper.
Repeat 3rd layers in the same order and if needed you can add freshly chopped parsley and basil on top sometimes mixed with mozzarella cheese.
Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until warmed throughout and the cheese is fully melted.
While baking check for around 15 minutes and if the cheese is getting too dark, you can lightly cover it with a piece of aluminum foil for the remaining cook time.
Keto Pizza roll-ups
This lazy keto recipe is full of nutrients your body needs. They are incredibly tasty and are good for your health.
- 12 slices of mozzarella cheese
- Pepperoni slices or you can use mini pepperoni as well
- Italian seasoning
- Keto Marina Sauce
How to make
First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Then line the cookie sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper.
Lay slices of cheese on the baking mat and place it in the oven for 6 minutes or wait until the cheese slices start to get brown slightly around the edges.
Remove from the oven and allow the cheese to cool slightly. Then sprinkle with Italian seasoning and add pepperoni if you would like. Roll and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
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