5 Keto Recipes, Chicken Kabobs, Okra Curry And More

  1. Keto BBQ Chicken Kabobs

Preparation time: 4 hours

Cooking time: 10 minutes
? Servings: 1

Ingredients:
150g Chicken thigh fillet, cut into 2″ pieces
2 Tbsp Brown Erythritol
1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
1/4 tsp Cumin powder
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
1/8 tsp Chili powder
1/4 tsp Salt

Procedure:
1) Whisk together erythritol, paprika, cumin, pepper, chilli powder, and salt in a bowl.
2) Toss in chicken pieces and marinate for at least 4 hours.
3) Thread chicken onto skewers and grill for 4-5 minutes per side.

➡️ Nutritional Information:
Energy – 337 kcal
Protein – 25g (32%)
Fat – 25g (67%)
Carbohydrates – 1.3g (1%)
Fiber – 0.5g

  • Keto Maple and Walnut Hemp Heart Porridge

Cooking time: 5 minutes
? Servings: 1

Ingredients:
1/4 cup Hemp Hearts
2 Tbsp Coconut Flour
1 Tbsp Flax seeds
1/2 cup Almond Milk
1 Tbsp chopped Walnuts
1 Tbsp sugar-free Maple Syrup

Procedure:
1) Stir together hemp hearts, coconut flour, flax seeds, and almond milk in a heat-proof bowl. Set in the microwave for 60-90 seconds.
2) top with sugar-free maple syrup and chopped walnuts.

➡️ Nutritional Information:
Energy – 184 kcal
Protein – 7g (13%)
Fat – 15g (70%)
Carbohydrates – 8g (17%)
Fibre – 4g

  • Keto Okra Curry

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes
? Servings: 1

Ingredients:
200g Okra, cut into 1″ pieces
1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1/2 Red Onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
1 tsp Tomato Paste
2 tsp Curry Powder
1/2 cup Water
Salt, to taste

Procedure:
1) Heat oil in a pan.
2) Add red onions, ginger-garlic paste, and tomato paste. Sautee until aromatic.
3) Add curry powder and roast briefly.
4) Add water and okra.
5) Simmer for 7 minutes.

➡️ Nutritional Information:
Energy – 169 kcal
Protein – 3g (4%)
Fat – 14g (74%)
Carbohydrates – 10g (23%)
Fibre – 4.7g

  • Keto Thai-Style Tom Yao Salad

Preparation time: 5 minutes
? Servings: 1

Ingredients:
100g Tom Yao Sprouts
30g Red Bell Pepper, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp chopped Roasted Peanuts

For the dressing:
1 Tbsp Lime juice
1 Tbsp Fish sauce
1 tsp Brown Erythritol
1 tsp minced Garlic
1 red Thai Chili, chopped
2 tsp chopped Mint Leaves

Procedure:
1) Whisk all ingredients for the dressing in a bowl.
2) Toss in tom yao sprouts, bell peppers, and chopped nuts.

➡️ Nutritional Information:
Energy – 122 kcal
Protein – 8g (21%)
Fat – 8g (58%)
Carbohydrates – 7g (22%)
Fibre – 3.3g

  • Keto Cloud Eggs

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

? Servings: 1

Ingredients:
2 Eggs
1 Tbsp Bacon, chopped, cooked
1 Tbsp Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1 Tbsp Green Onions, chopped (the greens)
2 Tomato slices
2 Cucumber slices
Black pepper and salt

Procedure:
1) Preheat the oven to 390F. Separate the yolks from the whites and add the whites in a bowl. Season with black pepper and salt. Mix with a mixer until fluffy and stiff.
2) Place parchment paper on a baking dish and separate the egg whites into equal parts.
3) In each part, make a small hole and carefully add the yolks.
4) Bake for 10 minutes.
5) Serve topped with chopped bacon, bell pepper, green onions, slices of tomatoes and cucumber.

➡️ Nutritional Information:
Energy – 360.1 kcal
Protein – 29.4g
Fat – 25.3g
Carbohydrates – 3.7g

Benefits of a Keto Diet

Benefit #1: the keto diet can help you obtain (and maintain!) a healthy weight

The keto diet is excellent for losing fat and keeping it off. For example, a meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials concluded that:

“Individuals assigned to a VLCKD [very low carbohydrate ketogenic diet] achieve a greater weight loss than those assigned to an LFD [low-fat diet] in the long term; hence, a VLCKD may be an alternative tool against obesity.”[1]

What’s more, randomized controlled trials found that the keto diet produces up to three times as much weight loss as a high-carb, low-fat diet.[2-3]

In other words, if you want to lean down but are sick and tired of failing your weight loss attempts, the keto diet may be the key to a slim figure.

Benefit #2: the keto diet boosts brain function

When going keto, most people experience an improvement in their brain function and mental clarity.[4-5]

The keto diet supports your brain in various ways and for various reasons. A major reason is that ketosis enhances mitochondrial functioning. [6]

Researchers believe ketosis stimulates the formation of new mitochondria in your brain, especially in your hippocampus. [7] This aids your mental clarity, memory, and energy levels.

Benefit #3: the keto diet can help manage or even reverse diabetes

Many studies show minimizing carb intake benefits people with diabetes. In fact, the keto diet was the standard diabetes treatment before the discovery of injectable insulin. [8-9]

Consider the following:

Research published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that when type 2 diabetics went low-carb for two weeks, they improved insulin sensitivity by up to 75%. [10]

And another study involving 21 individuals with type 2 diabetes found that seven of them could stop their diabetes medication within 16 weeks of going keto. [11]

Benefit #4: the keto diet reduces heart disease risk

While saturated fat and cholesterol are often alleged to clog arteries, these compounds do not cause heart disease. [12-14]

That’s good news for keto dieters because this eating style loads up on high-fat foods such as eggs, nuts, and bacon.

In fact, the keto diet reduces heart disease risk for four main reasons. The keto diet: [15-18]

  • Stimulates weight loss
  • Elevates levels of the “good” HDL cholesterol
  • Decreases blood triglycerides levels
  • Reduces blood pressure

Benefit #5: the keto diet boosts mental well-being

The keto diet benefits various mental disorders and conditions. For example, research shows the keto diet: [19-22]

  • Has an antidepressant effect
  • Improves the behavior of children with autism
  • May stabilize mood in bipolar disorder patients
  • Has cured one case of schizophrenia

Benefit #6: the keto diet can be therapeutic for various neurological diseases

These include Alzheimer’s, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, infantile spasms (West syndrome), and epilepsy. [23-26]

Benefit #7: the keto diet may prevent and fight some types of cancer

Most cancer cells rely on glucose as fuel, which is why keto diets may help prevent and fight the disease.

For instance, when in-vitro cancer cells only receive ketones and fat for energy, they often die. [27]  Plus, various studies show the keto diet helps fight brain cancer. [28-29]

Benefit #8: the keto diet can improve gut health and bowel disorders

Many bowel diseases are the result of gut pathogens and infections, both of which rely on glucose for energy.

By minimizing your carb intake, you stave off these infections and pathogens. That’s how going keto diet can improve gut health and treat bowel disease.

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