Keto is by far one of the fastest growing diet trends on the market to date. The high fat, low carb diet aims to put your body into a metabolic state called Ketosis, which burns fat, and makes Ketones. These Ketones then serve your body as an alternative fuel source.
Proving that lowering your carb intake doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on delicious meals, we’ve listed our top 5 Keto recipes from 2021!
Choc-Coconut Keto Porridge
Starting with breakfast, here’s our take on an age-old classic; porridge.
Obviously, the porridge itself doesn’t really fit within the dietary guidelines of a keto diet. But by replacing porridge with cauliflower rice, you still get a similar texture and a meal base that absorbs flavour really well and leaves you feeling comfortably full. With combined flavours of coconut, cacao, hazelnut, vanilla, and sea salt, this former bland breakfast staple becomes a reason to fly out of bed in the morning!
Mixed Berry Immune Smoothie
What goes perfectly with an indulgent chocolatey breakfast porridge you ask?
A fresh zingy berry smoothie of course! This smoothie incorporates the fresh flavour of berries, some healthy greens, and some extra love from Melrose products to support our immunity levels. This drink is super quick and easy to make and incorporates some seriously essential nutrients in your keto diet.
Crunchy Keto Broccoli Salad
Whoever said “you don’t win friends with salad” has obviously never tried our crunchy keto broccoli salad! We’ve won many friends with this delicious recipe, which is packed with texture and crunch, and makes a great addition to the lunch/dinner menu. The salad itself has just 5 delicious ingredients, and even the dressing is keto friendly, and packed full of flavour that will knock your socks off! No more boring broccoli thanks.
Bacon and Egg Cups with Basil Pesto
Bacon and eggs reimagined. Whoever thought to cook bacon and eggs together in a muffin tray is a genius!. Here’s another high protein, keto friendly, breakfast favourite that we’ve made our own with the addition of our own gorgeous green basil pesto for that extra flavour element to leave us all salivating. This recipe can also be altered for vegetarians by replacing the bacon with some sliced and softened zucchini.
Have we just discovered the adult and keto version of Dr Suess’ Green Eggs and Ham?
Rosemary Flax Crackers with Festive Beet Hummus
You know that someone really wants to put the effort in, when they decide to go above and beyond at the dinner party, and make their own crackers and dip from scratch. Now there is absolutely nothing wrong with the store bought products! But when dealing with dietary requirements, and wanting to flex your skills in the kitchen, this will surely impress the dinner guests. By replacing your regular flour with almond meal, adding rosemary to flavour your crackers, and beetroot to the classic hummus dip, your homemade keto snacks will set the bar for the next potluck.