How exactly do we make a lazy keto meal plan?
The lazy keto diet, like any other diet, can be a bit tricky to plan meals for, especially if you’re just starting out and have no go-to recipes under your belt. Maybe you’re not even aware of these basic but vital tips for lazy keto diet food prep. But even if you’re a veteran at this, it never hurts to diversify on your meals either, to ensure you’re getting your nutrients. Here we’ve created a pretty expansive (and delicious) lazy keto meal plan to help you on your journey towards better health and better eating. Bon appetit!
To egg or not to egg? Start your day with classics like a good ol’ vege stir-fry (like mushrooms and cauliflower) paired with fried eggs, or a smoothie. One great example is tasteaholics‘ green breakfast smoothie, which combines the sweetness of almond milk and Stevia with a variety of healthful vegetables and coconut oil.
Tired of them green smoothies in your lazy keto meal plan? Here are 12 other smoothie and shake variations that spell guilt-free indulgence for your sweet tooth needs. Or, if you’re feeling even MORE decadent and wanting the ultimate dessert for breakfast, go for Yummy Inspirations’ rich strawberry cheesecake mousse, detailed below. As a bonus, we’re also including a keto pancake recipe, because who doesn’t like pancakes?
But what if you’re in a rush or not in the mood to cook? Put together a cold, savoury breakfast platter from any combination of salami, cheeses, avocado, spinach and sour cream. Lastly, there’s always the breakfast omelette, which can go well with cheese, a raw salad, low-carb salsa or herbs and spices.
Keto Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse
1 cup cream 9 oz cream cheese 1 tablespoon Stevia 1/2 to 1 cup strawberries
- Beat the cream until thickened.
- Whisk the stevia into the cream cheese and continue whisking until smooth.
- Fold the cream into the cream cheese.
- Mix through 3/4 cup of strawberries.
- Pour into a serving bowl or pie dish and top with the remaining 1/4 cup berries.
- Place into the fridge for a few hours to thicken, serve and enjoy.
Ah, lunch. The most hassle-filled meal of the day, especially if there are no keto-friendly eateries near your workplace that cater to your lazy keto meal plan. So how do you pack a keto lunch to accommodate your work? Well, for starters we have Queen Keto‘s 6 quick lunch fixes (including the super simple salami roll-ups and caprese salad). She also boasts a protein loaf recipe that stands at a stunning 0.7g carbs per serving, providing the perfect complement to her ham-and-egg toasted sandwiches. If you’ve ever missed tucking in a slice, your bread-less days are officially over. Another equally low-carb sandwich alternate is this fabulously mouth-watering cauliflower crust grilled cheese.
Preferring to go even more minimalist? Yummy Inspirations‘ packed lunch sets are just the thing. Not only are they varied enough to prevent boredom, they’re the consummate effortless approach to the lazy keto meal plan. Or, you could go with the traditional salad. Here are 7 low-carb salad ideas to bring to work, with 17 keto salad dressings (that are paleo too!) to spice it up.
However, if you have the time to cook, we recommend going with the 25 easy keto lunches by The Nourished Caveman, where you have a wealth of (bread-less) sandwiches, finger foods and hearty warm-up dishes to choose from, as well as this list of 21 keto lunches to provide more selections on the weekends. We also love Lazy Keto Girl‘s creamy shrimp bisque soup for its quick and easy preparation:
Creamy Shrimp Bisque Soup
1 small green onion, chopped 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 stick real butter 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (mild or sharp) 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 tablespoon chili powder 1 chicken bouillon cube -crushed 1/4 teaspoon roasted ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 tbsp dried chives (fresh if you have them) 1 to 1/2 cups medium frozen shrimp – (pre-cooked) thawed Fresh cilantro and/or a cubed avocado (optional)
- In a small saucepan, saute onion in olive oil until tender.
- Add butter, cheese heavy whipping cream, and sour cream.
- Stir until dissolved.
- Add thawed frozen shrimp, chives, chili powder, bouillon, cumin and coriander; bring to a light boil.
- Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until it’s cooked as desired.
- Stir every so often, making sure it does not scorch.
- You can add more cheese to thicken the soup as desired.
- Top with fresh cilantro and/or a cubed avocado (optional).
Finally, we arrive at the last meal. Now the question is, do you reward yourself for a hard day’s work, or do you go easy on the cooking because you’re running low on energy? Aside from the usual roast chicken/lamb/pork tenderloin, what else can you make for dinner in a lazy keto meal plan?
For one, you can begin with these 31 scrumptious but easy keto dinner recipes that save you time, so you can relax more on those weeknights. There’s also this ranked list of simple dinners for beginners (excuse the rhyme), which feature a couple of Asian dishes, and The Keto Summit‘s 35 super quick dinners for even more ease and choice of cuisine.
As for rewards, this calls for comfort food! Try out this zucchini gratin or this portobello mushroom pizza. And if it’s pie your little heart is crying out for, fear not, we’re still here to fulfill your desire. Just scroll down to the ‘quiches and pies’ section under this easy keto lunches guide (who says you can’t have lunch for dinner?). For a sweet end to this sweet deal, we’re throwing in Keto Karma‘s recipe for low-carb keto chili (yes, it exists!):
1 lb ground beef 1 lb ground sausage (regular or hot depending on preference) 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 can of diced tomatoes in tomato juice (14.5oz) 1 can tomato paste (6oz) 1 tbsp chili powder (May need to use more if you choose a mild sausage) 1/2 tbsp ground cumin 3-4 garlic cloves, minced (or 1 tbsp garlic powder, which is 0.8 net carb additional per serving) 1/3 cup of water
- Brown the sausage and ground beef.
- Drain and save half of the fat.
- Place the cooked sausage and ground beef into the crockpot.
- Add half of the fat drippings and all other ingredients into the crockpot and mix well.
- Place the lid on the crockpot, set on low, and cook for 6-8 hours.
- Plate and top with sour cream, cheese and green onions, if you like.
Now that you know exactly how to make your very own lazy keto meal plan, happy feasting! ;D