The ketogenic diet is one of the most popular health regimes of 2018.
It urges slimmers to consume 70-75% of their calories from fat, 15-20% from protein and just 5-10% from carbs.
In theory, this helps the body to burn away fat, which can make you slimmer.
Like with any regime, it can be difficult to follow a keto lifestyle without some serious planning.
Meal prepping is one of the easiest ways to ensure you stay on track – and luckily there are plenty of delicious recipes out there.
Here are five meal prep ideas for the keto diet:
1. Broccoli salad
Salads are some of the quickest lunches to throw together – and they’ll keep well in an air-tight container.
As long as you avoid potatoes, pasta and other starchy veg, they will also be compatible with ketogenic plans.
We recommend throwing broccoli into your next pre-prepared lunch.
The green contains just 4 grams of net carbohydrates per 100g, making it a great choice for keto dieters.
It’s also a good source of protein, packing 2.8g per 100g.
If keto is making you crave carbs, this recipe could be one for you.
Instead of whipping up a pot of spag bol, reach for some courgettes.
Even though the veggies contain just 3.1g of carbs per 100g, they’ll keep you feeling full.
Spiralise the vegetables, before steaming for a few minutes.
Throw over fresh pesto or tomato sauce for a tasty dinner or lunchtime treat.
3. Lettuce wraps
The keto diet doesn’t have to be hard work, especially if you tweak recipes you’re already familiar with.
Next time you’re preparing a wrap for lunch, swap out the tortilla with lettuce leaves.
What you’re losing in carbs you can make up for in flavour.
Chipotle chicken, crispy bacon and spicy black beans are among the foods that ketogenic dieters can consume.
4. Bunless burgers
You don’t need to wave goodbye to treats on ketogenic diets.
If you’re in the mood for a burger, be sure to banish the bun and chips.
Get creative with your patty by experimenting with different meats.
Lamb, salon and turkey are among the ingredients you can use for your burgers.
If you’re craving some fries on the side, cut courgettes up into wedges and bake them for a healthy alternative.
5. Stir fry
Stir fries are easy to customise and don’t take long to rustle up.
Instead of using noodles, reach for some Asian cabbage for a low-carb alternative.
After shredding or grating the veggie, sauté with ginger and garlic.
You can then throw in some of your favourite protein sources from chicken to draws.
If you’d rather keep the dish vegan, there are plenty of leto-friendly vegetables you can use.