9 Easy and Delicious Keto Dinner Ideas (Family-Friendly)

Mouthwatering dinner ideas that'll make you fall in love with keto

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The keto diet is becoming increasingly popular nowadays. Maybe you want to try it out for dinner tonight but need some keto dinner ideas.

In this article, we will discuss some easy to make but still delicious keto dinners and some tips and hidden sugars and carbs to watch out for while searching for recipes.

We also believe that the keto diet does not have to mean not eating your vegetables, so we have included dinner ideas with vegetables as well.

1. Shrimp Curry

There are so many varieties of curries in the world. Indian, Thai, Malaysian and South African are just a few types. 

Shrimp is a delicious seafood that works with so many types of curries. You can also throw in low carb vegetables like cauliflower, zucchini, green beans and spinach, for a one pot meal.

Serve over cauliflower rice or keto naan, and you have a delicious dinner!

2. Lasagna

Who doesn’t love a good lasagna? It’s a family-friendly, low fuss meal!

Skip the lasagna sheets and replace them with some vegetables like zucchini, eggplant and throw in some spinach, and you just made your lasagna keto-friendly!

Just be cautious about your tomato sauce. Many tomato sauces in the market have added sugar, so it’s better to make your own with fresh or canned tomatoes.

3. Chili

Chili is a hearty, soul-satisfying dish that is easily adapted to a keto diet.

Skip the beans and stick to the lower carb vegetables like celery and make your own tomato sauce from fresh or canned tomatoes, to avoid any added sugar in pre-prepared ones.

You can also serve it with avocado slices and sour cream for even more yumminess!

4. Keto Cobb Salad

Missing your salads? The Cobb salad can easily be made keto.

Like with many salads, many non-keto ingredients lurk in the dressings. Prepackaged ones usually have added sugars and ingredients that are not that keto-friendly like maltodextrin.

Make your own ranch dressing from homemade mayonnaise and ranch seasoning (make sure the seasoning also does not have added sugars and is keto-friendly).

Stick to leafy greens, bacon, chicken, hard-boiled eggs, crumbled blue cheese and you have an easy, delicious keto Cobb salad. 

5. Filipino Pork or Chicken Adobo

One dish making waves on the Internet right now is Filipino adobo. Even in its traditional form, it is keto-friendly.

It is a simple dish made with soy sauce (use coconut aminos to make it keto), vinegar and a bit of garlic and onion.

Traditionally made with pork, it is now also popularly made with chicken, or a combination of pork and chicken and even hard-boiled eggs.

One variation of the dish includes coconut milk – very delicious and very keto-friendly!

6. Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry with Cauli Rice

Do you love a good beef and broccoli stir-fry? Not only is it quick and easy, it’s tasty too!

Make a simple marinade of garlic, ginger, coconut aminos (a keto-friendly soy sauce substitute) for your beef and leave it for at least one hour in the fridge – this is key to this delicious dish.

Serve with cauliflower rice, of even cauliflower fried rice (!) for a dinner that will feel like Chinese takeout!

7. Palak Paneer 

Looking for something different for dinner tonight? Palak paneer, a popular Indian dish, is made of Indian-style cubed cottage cheese (paneer) in a rich spinach sauce.

Lipsmackingly-delicious, this is an easy way to have your leafy greens! Leafy greens are very nutritious and keto-friendly too.

Indian food does not have to be intimidating – stick to a simple recipe, watch a video on how to make it and you will be able to make it yourself soon after!

Serve palak paneer with keto naan for a complete Indian-style meal.

8. Tuna Casserole

Traditionally, tuna casserole is not keto-friendly at all with pasta as one of the main ingredients. However, with modifications, tuna casserole can easily be made keto.

You can replace the pasta with a vegetable like broccoli or cauliflower, and make sure all the other ingredients you use are keto.

An easy, breezy dinner, tuna casseroles can also be frozen and gently reheated later for easy consumption.

9. Steak

Now who doesn’t love a good steak? On keto, you can have a good piece of steak and no one will give you a hard time.

You can have it as part of a salad, serve it with mushrooms and asparagus for variety.

Just be sure to use a keto recipe and cook it in a generous amount of fat, because remember, keto is a high-fat diet!

Takeaway

While on the keto diet, you may sometimes feel like you’re missing out, so here we have given you some easy to make keto meals.

Very often, many people on keto forget to eat their vegetables, but here we have included dinner ideas that have keto-friendly vegetables for healthy, well-rounded meals.

Try them out today and see for yourself how delicious and easy they are to make! You no longer have to feel like you’re missing out with these great keto dinner ideas. 

(Nutritionist-Dietitian, Blogger & Content Writer)

I like living a holistic, balanced lifestyle, one that takes health and personal preference into account. I also love to experiment in the kitchen, create new dishes and bake. I believe that the pursuit of health should lift us up, not be something rigid that holds us down.