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Eating Keto? 30 Low Carb Recipes We LOVE!

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If you’re needing some inspiration for delicious low carb recipes, check out 30 of our top recipe ideas that happen to be easy to make, and super yummy & satisfying! Some of these can even be compiled ahead of time for convenient freezer bag meals! And many of these meals made from our low carb recipes can be served in different ways to accommodate your family member’s different tastes.

Check out these low carb recipes:

1.  Green Chile Chicken Cabbage Enchiladas

The yummy cilantro, cheese, and green chile flavors make these grain free chicken enchiladas a perfect addition to your low carb recipes file, and a way to enjoy a popular Mexican dish!


2.  Zucchini Pizza Casserole

This easy to assemble ground beef casserole is filling and delicious. My kids actually really enjoyed this one!


3.  Easy Skillet Chicken Fajitas

You can never go wrong with a one pan flavorful meal like Skillet Chicken Fajitas. Serve in lettuce cups or in a salad for a yummy low carb meal.


4. Slow Cooker Low Carb Cabbage Roll Soup

This comforting soup has tomatoes, ground meat, smoky seasonings, and cauliflower rice for a satisfying slow cooker meal.


5. Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken

Ever heard of “Crack Chicken”? This low carb version has lots of flavored cream cheese and bacon!


6. Italian Sausage & Veggies Sheet Pan Meal

Sheet pan dinners are a breeze to throw in the oven on busy weeknights! This low carb idea is DELICIOUS!


7.) Low Carb Flank Steak Beef Fajitas

These flank steak fajita ingredients can be compiled ahead of time for a yummy low carb freezer meal idea.


8. Low Carb Hearty Vegetable Beef Stew

You’ll family will love this hearty slow cooker stew with lots of healthy veggies!


9. Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

If your family loves the tangy flavor of buffalo wing sauce, consider these easy to make Buffalo Chicken Lettuce wraps!



10. Low Carb Carnitas “Nachos”

Sliced mini bell peppers make low carb nachos healthy and great tasting! These Carnitas Nachos do not disappoint.


11. Low Carb Chicken Bacon Chowder

We loved this flavorful creamy chicken soup featuring leeks, cream cheese, and bacon!


12. Low Carb Baked Ham & Cheese Cups 

Here’s an easy make-ahead breakfast idea that will come in handy for those busy school/work mornings. Bake these yummy ham and egg cups in a muffin tin for a handy LOW CARB breakfast on the go!


13. Egg Roll in a Bowl 

This low carb dinner idea features Chinese food inspired flavors, sliced veggies, and ground pork for a yummy and filling one pan meal idea.


14.  Bacon Cacio e Pepe (“Zoodles” with Bacon, Pepper, & Parmesan Cheese)

Check out this one pan meal idea using spiralized squash or zucchini “noodles”, bacon, garlic, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. YUM!


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15. Low Carb One Ingredient Cheese Snack 

If you’re looking for a super easy low carb crispy snack, try these tasty one ingredient wafer style cheese chips! They make a fast yummy snack, garnish, or chip substitute. Season cheese with your favorite spices like ranch seasoning, cumin, garlic etc.


16. Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats (Low Carb & Gluten-Free)

This is the type of meal that’s super yummy and happens to be low carb! I love when that happens. Such a great way to use up summer zucchini as well!


17.) Cajun Jambalaya with Cauliflower “Rice” Recipe

Cauliflower replaces rice in this family favorite meal shared by Collin. It’s a flavorful one pan dish that promises yummy leftovers!


18. Can of Tuna Ceviche

Here’s how to upgrade a can of ordinary tuna for this unique low carb lunch idea!


19. Coconut Oil Blended Coffee

Although it may sound strange at first, blending coconut oil in your coffee results is a frothy, rich, and smooth cup of coffee – perfect to start the day!


20. Low Carb Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana (Keto Friendly Version)

This low carb version of this popular chain’s sausage and potato soup swaps out the potatoes for fresh cauliflower florets and tastes amazing! One of my favorite soups EVER!


21. Fathead Pizza (Low Carb Pizza Crust) 

Hands down this is the BEST low carb pizza crust EVER! Fathead pizza is a must try Hip2save favorite you won’t regret making.


22. Low Carb “Fathead” Pigs in a Blanket

Use that same Fahhead crust to make other low carb dishes such as these grain free Pigs in a Blanket!


23. Lemon Roasted Chicken

There’s nothing more comforting than roasted chicken and this fresh tasting dish is super easy!


24. Low Carb One Ingredient Taco Shells

Just because you’re not eating carbs doesn’t mean you can’t eat TACOS! These cheese shells are genius!


25. Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts 

This is such a simple side dish that looks, and tastes fantastic. Roasted Brussels sprouts are insanely delicious and easy to make!


26. Pesto Zucchini Noodles 

If you’re trying to incorporate more healthy veggies into your meals, try replacing pasta with noodles made from zucchini! Add this flavorful pesto sauce and some grilled chicken and you’ll have an amazing meal. This will be a wonderful addition to your low carb recipes.


27. 3 Ingredient Avocado Chicken Salad 

Serve this 3-ingredient salad with lettuce leaves, on top of celery, cucumber boats or on top of additional sliced avocado for a flavorful quick and easy low carb meal idea!


28. Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Try wrapping Brussels sprouts in bacon for a melt in you mouth heavenly experience! Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts are super easy to make and look kind of fancy to serve as a party appetizer or snack. Plus they score bonus points for being a fantastic low carb recipes option!


29. Roasted Cauliflower Hummus 

Cauliflower is one of those mild versatile veggies that can easily be made into mock mashed potatoes, rice, pizza crust, and even delicious hummus!


30. 3 Ingredient Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies (Keto Friendly)

Last but not least, sometimes you just need a cookie, and these 3 Ingredient Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies definitely satisfy as an occasional treat!


Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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Comments 46

  1. Yesenia L

    I’ve been wanting to try keto for a while. Anyone who has tried it: is the hunger/tiredness really as bad as people say it is?

    • Maggie C

      The tiredness was bad but I was NEVER hungry, in fact I had to make myself eat dinner most nights. I was on it for 6 weeks, and I never cheated once! I loved the food and could have stayed on it forever BUT after 6 weeks I lost 0 pounds and I was still exhausted (which is the opposite of the normal results). It just wasn’t’ right for me. I would still encourage others to try it, I do think it works great for a whole lot of people and this is a nice comprehensive list of recipes! I will be making some of these dinners again even though I’m not still doing Keto.

      • Yesenia L

        Thank you Maggie!

    • Jessica

      I’ve done keto off and one for about the past year and lost about 20 lbs. You may feel a little tired and have some body aches (keto flu) for a few days but after that you’ll feel amazing! I hardly feel hungry once I’m in ketosis, and I often have to remind myself to eat something. If you’re thinking about it, I would recommend doing some research before you jump in. There are ways to reduce symptoms of the keto flu and it’s good to understand the science behind what is happening to your body. I recently convinced my husband to join me and he loves it! He lost 7lbs in two weeks, and wants to keep going. Good luck!

      • Yesenia L

        Thank you for sharing!!

      • CaraR

        I agree with Jessica- it’s definitely important to understand the science behind keto and how it changes the way your body utilizes the ‘fuel’ you are ingesting. it’s not a fad; rather it’s a way of eating that is part of a healthy life-style. I am keto under the supervision of my primary care physician. I have degenerative disk disease and mild to moderate osteo arthritis in my spine, knees and hands. Since I’ve been eating clean keto my general pain level has dropped significantly, my skin is clearer, my digestion improved significantly as well. Yes, energy level is thru the roof, and like a few other keto-ers stated here, I often have to remind myself to eat. I do not miss the sluggish heavy bloated feeling or the intensity of the joint and spinal pain I once felt from eating all those processed grains and sugars. Plus my clinically depressive state has done a 180 and my ADHD has also improved past what prescription medication had done for me . If you don’t believe or understand the difference that getting past an addiction to unhealthy over processed carbs can make, then do some research before you blast the folks rightly singing the keto praises. I mean really…

    • Ashley

      I’ve been on it a month and even with 3 kids who hate sleep, I have way more energy then with my previous WOE. The first week does suck a little but I quickly transitioned into the not starving and not tired mode.

      • Yesenia L

        Have you lost any weight so far?

        • Ashley

          Yes 12 lbs in 3.5 weeks!!

    • Maggy

      I’ve been on keto for two years and have lost 230 lbs. The first two weeks was hard as I was breaking a very strong sugar and carb addiction, but I wasn’t hungry…just hungry for. I took magnesium supplements so I didn’t suffer from the tiredness or flu like symptoms some people experience. After the initial two weeks, it’s been a total breeze. I don’t have cravings and there are plenty of great substitution recipes for just about anything I want. Just Google keto plus the recipe you want to convert, and you’ll find tons! I’ll never go back to eating crap.

      • Angela V.

        Wow, way to go Maggy! That’s awesome! 🙂

      • Lina D

        That is so inspiring! Congrats and thanks for sharing Maggie.

      • Gryfalcon

        It takes time to end the carb addiction but I am actually less tired and less hungry not more. It took. Few days to get into keto but was not fully fat adapted until 6 to 8 weeks. Now that I am fat adapted I can go days without eating and only occasionally get slightly hungry and I still have energy all day because I am continuously burning fat. I have lost 40 lbs in about 6 mos.

      • CaraR

        Maggy, you are an inspiration! Congrats!

    • Gryfalcon

      It takes time to end the carb addiction but I am actually less tired and less hungry not more. It took. Few days to get into keto but was not fully fat adapted until 6 to 8 weeks. Now that I am fat adapted I can go days without eating and only occasionally get slightly hungry and I still have energy all day because I am continuously burning fat. I have lost 40 lbs in about 6 mos.

    • Brandon

      I have been on keto for a few weeks now and I have lost 15 pounds. There is no hunger issues. Keto is not a starvation or calorie deficit diet. It’s important to track your macro nutrients and follow them closely for results. You can’t just go “low carb” and achieve ketosis. There is a balance between carbs, fat, and protein that is needed for ketosis. You could eat zero carbs and still not hit ketosis if your protein intake is too high. Even the tiredness you will feel while starting a keto diet is treatable and not long lasting.

    • Kristy

      There’s no reason to suffer from the keto flu. Manage your potassium, sodium, and magnesium intake and you’ll be fine.

  2. Linda

    I’ve been doing keto for 8 months now and lost 48 lbs. At first you will feel tired, have some headaches/flu like symptoms and have cravings, but after a week or two you will adjust. For me cravings are completely gone, I have so much more energy than when I was eating carbs, and I just feel amazing. You will also feel full and not as hungry. I follow strict keto in which I do not eat berries even though some are allowed and I do not eat dairy which a lot of keto recipes have. Dairy for me causes inflammation so I avoid it. I also make sure I have electrolytes bc with keto you expel more water so you can loose electrolytes quicker, and no I don’t mean drinking Gatorade lol. I measure out pink salt, magnesium supplements and I make sure to eat a lot of potassium such as avocados and spinach. Overall, I wish I found this WOE sooner, bc I definitely feel amazing on it.

    • Yesenia L

      Those are crazy results!!! Thanks for sharing

  3. Linda

    Thanks for posting these, love how your including keto recipes now.

  4. Andrea

    Thank you!! Do you have any tips for making good zucchini noodles? Mine always come out soggy and watery 😞

    • Linda

      I spiral them, place them in a bowl and microwave them for about 2 minutes they still have a little crunch but you can cook longer if you’d like.

  5. LR

    I’d like to suggest something 100% different for whoever is interested. I started the WFPB Diet and lost over 60lbs in about 7 months. I feel amazing and am healthier than ever. It’s a lifestyle for me. I’m never going back!

    Carbs are such an essential part of our diet!!! Limiting them only makes us feel horrible. We thrive on carbs!! There’s so much misinformation out there.

    • Andrea

      Says the person who is spreading misinformation 🙄

    • Amy

      I’ve been vegan (sometimes 100% raw) for 5 years and have never felt better. Never get sick, so much energy,etc.

      I will say that carbs aren’t the devil like some diets would like you believe. I also believe that it depends on the person and how they feel when they eat a certain way. I can’t go without carbs because I feel sick, but at the same time my sister gets headaches/low energy when she tries to go vegan. All a matter of personal preference.

    • Maggy

      Yes, carbs are necessary, but on keto, we eat healthy carbs, not sugar or starchy carbs. I’m glad you like your diet, but please don’t pass on misinformation. Keto has been proven to be an extremely healthy diet. I’ve lost 230 lbs, no longer have congestive heart failure or diabetes and have perfect numbers on my blood tests now. My blood pressure is no longer high and my resting heart rate is now 50 instead of 70. Facts don’t lie.

      • Me

        I’m sorry to say this, but it is very misleading when you say “healthy carbs, not sugar or starchy carbs”. Starchy carbs have been scientifically proven to be some of the healthiest foods we can eat. Societies with the healthiest individuals and the most centenarians eat a diet that is over 80% starchy carbs. In our Western world we are so confused about what is actually healthy. We have the highest rates of heart disease and cancer. People don’t seem to relate that to diet, but we are what we eat, and that is very clear to whoever wants to pay a little bit of attention.

  6. Olivia

    And I ate WFPB (vegan, whole foods, plant based), for almost a year and I didn’t lose a single ounce and I felt like CRAP. I was getting constant migraines, always tired, and the last straw was when I tried to give blood and they wouldn’t take it because I had extremely low iron. Despite constantly eating broccoli and kale and other dark leafy veggies that have iron in them! I was also on a supplement. Went back to eating red meat and I feel great again. Obviously it just depends on your body!

  7. Workaholic

    Thank you!!

  8. Shannon

    I don’t get these diets. Don’t you just gain all the weight back as soon as you start eating carbs again?

    • M

      You just make it your lifestyle & stay on it forever ☺️… Fad diets don’t really work. It has to be lifestyle change forever.

    • Me

      Shannon, carbs don’t make you fat. Fat makes you fat. I have lost an incredible amount of weight and my diet is about 80% carbs.

    • Tasha

      You get fat when you go back to old habits of eating unhealthy not adding in carbs (let’s say the appropriate/needed amount).
      Example: long ago I had a fear of water but wanted to do a triathlon. Swimming was my biggest hallenge by far. Eventually with much practice, I finally could swim the amount needed without having a panic attack. Years later, I stopped swimming and as time went on, I lost my strength for swimming long distances and even some of my fear came back…..
      moral of the story, if you don’t continue practicing what you have learned you will likely lose what you have gained or in a weight loss relation…. you will likely gain what you loss.

      This year I loss 30 lbs doing a weight loss program. I have now translations out of it and have added a normal balance of nutrients, count my macros and exercise and continue to lose weight. I even have ice cream every once in a while!!!!! Guess what? I’m fine and not gaining but losing. Most people gain weight because they treat themselves to unhealthy snack/snacks and overeat EVERDAY! You have to be smart.

      • Tasha

        Totally have lots of misspellings, but hopefully you get the point 🤦‍♀️😂

  9. Nancygaye

    Having an issue saving these recipes. Thoughts?

  10. JJ

    Thank you so much for sharing! Love having a great selection of keto recipes all in one place…they all look yummy!

  11. Lisa

    Absolutely Shanon I have tried every diet out there I finally got down to a size 1 and I looked so sick when I got with my husband I started eating regularly and went up to a size 9-11 Only diet that makes me feel great is a low calorie one it is a lifestyle but I have to if not I have a lot of stomach issues but overall my stomach has went way down in 2-3 weeks the shape of my body is changing

  12. mariel

    I’m not doing Keto but i do have 2/3 of a head of cabbage in the fridge i was wondering what i should do with! INSPIRED! thanks!

    • Lina D

      Yes! Sure – enjoy 😀

  13. Jen

    Have been trying to eat low carb, but running out of inspiration as far as recipe ideas. These look amazing….thanks for sharing!!

    • Lina D

      Sure! Enjoy

  14. dropofrain

    this list is just great! I’ve been trying keto in the past and it did start my weight to go down (I’ve hit a plateau for a few months). I have to say that I only want to lose maybe 10-12 lbs, not much. I felt great, wasn’t hungry. On my normal day I would eat quite a lot of carbs and about 30 min later my mind is already thinking about next snack time. With keto – to my surprise- those thoughts were really rare. I was also surprised that I did not miss much bread and sweets. However, I love tomatoes and fruit, so that what I missed the most.

  15. cm

    oh my goodness THANK YOU!!! i can’t always find great keto recipes. We are trying to go dairy free but its a challenge…

  16. Sheri

    Can somebody please suggest any supplements that should be taken when eating low carb? I’ve been doing research because I am going to start this way of eating and there is just SO much information that I’m totally confused now. Any information is greatly appreciated!

  17. Nila

    Have you lost any weight so far? can I get that too?

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