When adopting a new diet it can be hard to follow through unless you have a support system. For some of us that support system is our family. Onboarding the entire family can also be difficult, especially when the word “diet” surfaces. However, by recreating family favorites that fall in line with your diet can help make the transition a lot easier for everyone.
We have found 15 quick and easy dinner recipes that will keep you on track and will please the pickiest of eaters. So let’s get that shopping list ready and get you prepared to enjoy delicious food and eat well.
If you’re like me and taco Tuesday makes the menu every week then you’ll love this keto-approved option. Your kids might have a hard time giving up the delicious soft tortillas but after they taste this soup they won’t even think twice about what they’re missing.
This soup combines all the flavors we love about tacos into one deliciously warm bowl. Considering it only takes 20 minutes to throw together means it’s a great weeknight contender. It also only requires 5 simple ingredients and that is the type if simple we need in our lives.
After you tried the taco soup the following week you need to try these cheddar wrapped taco rolls for taco Tuesday. Once again, they contain all the delicious flavors and ingredients like regular tacos but the taco shell gets a new fun keto-approved makeover.
The taco roll is made out of one simple ingredient, cheese. The oven will melt down the cheese to form a delicious tortilla-like base. To complete these rolls all you’ll have to do it load up the keto-approved fillings, slice into sections and then roll. The result will be a perfect taco roll-up meal.
Jalapeno poppers are a crowd favorite and that is why they’re often served at parties as a delicious appetizer. This recipe has all the flavors we love about jalapeno poppers but alters a few steps to transform a classic appetizer into a delicious meal. It’s cheesy and spicy and most importantly, low carb and high fat.
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts give this recipe additional protein while making it hearty enough to be a meal. The cheesy flavors and salty bacon will surely have your family begging for more.
If something like Indian curry doesn’t commonly make the dinner menu in your house, after you and your family try this you’ll be asking yourself why you haven’t had it before. This meal is most definitely thriving in flavor. It’s loaded with vegetables but even the picky eaters will get past that once they experience how wonderful it tastes.
This meal is made in one-pot for convenience and easy cleanup. It also happens to be dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan-approved! It’s delicious on its own but you could also consider serving it over a bed of cauliflower rice.
Your kids might say no to Caesar salad but they definitely won’t be turning away this chicken bacon caesar casserole. This casserole is thriving in an abundance of bold flavors. It’s garlicky and cheesy which will lure in all the wary low carb and picky eaters.
Casserole meals are great for feeding large families but without having to make a mess of the kitchen. To save time you could even consider preparing this meal ahead of time, it will keep in the fridge for 1-2 days. Then when you come home after a long hard day you can simply place the meal in the oven and have a delicious dinner in no time.
Having a designated pizza night was always a family favorite growing up. It was a delicious meal that everyone looked forward to. Whether or not this is a tradition in your household this pizza skillet with surely be a crowd pleaser.
Instead of carb-loaded crust, the base is made up of ground beef, Italian sausages, chopped veggies and marinara sauce. To finish, load the pizza with shredded cheese and set it under the broiler until it’s gooey, golden and perfect. In just 20 minutes time you’ll have this meal from stove to table.
Growing up, grilled cheese sandwiches were one of the first foods I learned to cook for myself. The simple ingredients are what have kids falling in love with it. Grilled cheese happens to be extremely easy to throw together that almost everyone can do it. Bread may not be tolerated on the keto diet but this low carb version definitely is.
To make things extra quick, the bread is made conveniently in your microwave. The bread takes just over a minute in the microwave and then you’ll be all set to make your traditional family-friendly grilled cheese’s.
Along with grilled cheese, mac and cheese is another classic kid-favorite dish that many learn to cook at a young age. This homemade mac and cheese recipe is like no other and it is most definitely keto-approved.
Cauliflower florets will replace the traditional macaroni pasta noodle. You’ll even make a homemade cheese sauce from butter, cheddar cheese, and heavy cream. Mixed amongst the cauliflower florets and cheese sauce are bits of crispy bacon bits. On top, you’ll add a layer of smoked gouda cheese and crushed pork rinds for an unforgettable flavor and texture.
For those cool days where you want to bring something lively and warm to the table serve your family this keto Instant Pot chunky chili. It’s overflowing in flavor and texture and will hit the spot when you have a craving for something savory.
The ingredient list may be long but the preparation and cooking time is not. From start to finish you’ll have this meal on your table in just 35 minutes. If you prefer to set and forget it this recipe also provides instructions on how to achieve this chili recipe in a slow cooker.
When the warm weather arrives we like to maximize our time spend outside, and cook outside. Aka: grilling season. This keto-friendly foil pack is so easy to prepare and even easier to cook. It’s full of delicious ingredients that will please the entire family.
A variety of chopped vegetables add color and a crunchy bite to this meal. Italian sausage slices will provide the meal added protein and a unique flavor. Combine all these wonderful ingredients with a drizzle of olive oil, and a few seasonings for a delicious meal.
Often when the hunger strikes and the kids are complaining we’ll throw in the towel and hit up a fast food joint. Generally, Cheeseburgers are a crowd pleaser and a quick fix to get everyone back to sanity.
To avoid this solution and to avoid breaking your diet cook up this bacon cheeseburger casserole for the whole family. It brings all the flavors and textures you love about a cheeseburger but into an easy casserole that can feed the whole clan.
Following the burger trend, one of Mc Donald’s most popular and timeless menu items is the Big Mac burger. It may be a keto diet faux pas to indulge in a carby-burger bun, however, this recipe certainly is not.
This Big Mac in a bowl has all the same ingredients of a traditional Big Mac burger but without the bun. Instead the classic ingredients like ground beef, onion, cheese, dill pickles and a special sauce will lay atop a bed of shredded cabbage.
Enchilada’s are a classic Spanish dish. Traditionally they’re made by filling a corn tortilla, rolling them and then smothered in a chili pepper sauce.
To help cut down on the carb intake of a traditional recipe like enchilada’s you could try this low carb chicken enchilada casserole. It’s so saucy and savory that you and the whole family won’t even miss the tortillas at all.
These tots make an excellent side dish but still deserve a spot on this list. Let’s face it, pleasing those picky eaters can be extremely difficult. Sometimes they won’t even touch the food on their plate and in other times all they want are French fries. So in an attempt to help fix both of these, you can present them with these cauliflower tots, just don’t tell them they’re made out of cauliflower!
If they can enjoy them with the main meal, great, if not at least they’re filling their bellies full with secretive veggies and better yet you can continue to stay on track with your low carb diet. These tots are fairly easy to make and require simple ingredients. To achieve the perfect tot-size use your handy dandy muffin tin!
Chicken tenders might be simple but they’re a kid (and adult) favorite. The store-bought breaded kind may not be tolerated on the keto diet but with this easy recipe, you and your family can still enjoy a timeless classic.
Save this recipe for busy weeknights because it’ll only require 16 minutes of your time from start to finish. We can thank almond flour for keeping this recipe low carb and for providing the perfect crunchy battered layer. You might just want to pair these with the cheesy baked cauliflower tots for a perfect kid-approved meal.