I have a whole bunch of Keto recipes below but first I want to talk about why the Keto diet works.
Fad diets come and go with little success. The Ketogenic diet has been practiced since the 1920’s. It’s based on solid understanding of nutrition science and physiology and works for a good percentage of people.
It targets several underlying causes of weight gain, including the cycle of binging and restricting empty calories, high blood sugar levels, insulin resistance, and hormonal imbalances.
You will likely find that you feel full and satisfied between meals and don’t feel the need to snack, binge-eat or have dessert. You will also hopefully lose your sweet tooth and get used to eating less food as you eat more nutrient-dense food that leaves you feeling more satisfied.
You don’t have to rely on limiting portion sizes, counting calories, or resorting to extreme exercise to lose weight. (How refreshing!)
The Keto diet takes a different approach to health improvement and weight loss. It changes the fuel source and that’s why it works. The body needs fuel to stay energized – such as burning sugar. If your body has no sugar to burn, it burns fat.
Your body will get to a state of ketosis by making the switch from eating sugar to eating fats. Rather than your body being a sugar burner, it will become a fat burner.
It’s actually rather simple; here is what happens:
First of all, cut down on carbs.
Then eat more healthy fats.
Your body is now forced to burn fat and you will then instead produce ketones.
When the ketones get up to a certain point, you enter into ketosis.
The result can be fairly quick, consistent weight loss. It doesn’t work for everyone and the number of carbs that are needed to achieve ketosis varies from person to person.
If you decide to try a Keto diet, I have quite a few Keto-friendly recipes that you will want to try and they’ll make your life pretty easy. Please check out all the posts below and check back often, cause I’m always experimenting with new recipes!
These Keto recipes are not only low carb, but they are healthy too! No unhealthy sweeteners and the only possible dairy is butter, which can easily be replaced with your favorite oil, such as coconut oil .
The Keto Diet vs. The Paleo Diet
The Paleo diet and the Keto diet are actually quite similar. The only real difference is that on the Paleo diet you can’t eat any sugar. But you can eat honey , maple syrup , molasses , coconut sugar , and stevia.
With the Keto diet, you can’t eat any kind of sugar or sugar substitute. So that means no honey or maple syrup or stevia on the Keto diet. If I’m correct I don’t think you can even have fruits that are high in sugar such as dates . Did you know that dates have the most sugar in them of all the fruits?
That’s why on the Paleo diet they are used in place of sugar sometimes. Carbs aren’t allowed on the Keto diet either, so these are my Paleo recipes that don’t have any carbs in them. So don’t freak out if you see a recipe that says it’s Paleo on here because it will also be Keto.
You don’t have to worry about My Natural Family we pretty much know what we’re doing so you shouldn’t find any recipes on here that don’t belong. That’s one of my pet peeves I guess.
I hate it when a blogger says a recipe is Paleo and it has cream cheese in it. That’s why I check the ingredients of every recipe on my blog to make sure it is what it says it is. I hope you enjoy these Keto recipes. Have a great day!
Keto Recipes Index
This is an easy Paleo baked fish recipe has lemon, garlic and herb on salmon. This recipe would also be great using other types of fish, such as tilapia or halibut.
Looking for some flavorful Paleo burger buns? Then look no further. These are mainly made from almond flour and a star ingredient: diced Spanish chorizo.
This lemon garlic herb Paleo roasted chicken is simple, healthy, and cost effective. It is perfect for family dinner.
This cauliflower Paleo alfredo sauce is so good and it really helps to pull together the chicken, bacon and zoodles. So simple and so good!
This Paleo curry only has a few ingredients and a few simple steps. It’s a delicious, quick weeknight dinner.
The sauce is so good. It’s basically blended up vegetables and coconut milk. This recipe puts it over cauliflower but I love it over noodles, broccoli, etc. and I don’t feel guilty because it has lots of veggies and no dairy.
This homemade salsa verde is bursting with flavor and turns ordinary ingredients in to a special meal. One of the secrets I’ve found to maintaining the Paleo diet is lots of flavor and spice – and this is a perfect example.
These simple, healthy Paleo roasted vegetables are my absolute favorite way to cook & eat vegetables whether it be broccoli, green beans, asparagus, summer squash or potatoes. I’ve made it with so many different types of vegetables and they are all amazing. It’s so good with broccoli, a squash medley, green beans, asparagus, etc.
This Paleo chicken soup crock pot recipe is nourishing and easy to set and forget about it all day until dinner time. I really like to make it when I want to strengthen my immune system.
This Paleo pork roast slow cooker recipe has the best chimichurri sauce ever. Who knew that blended lemon, basil, garlic and olive oil could taste so good and be so healthy too?
I love how this crock pork chili verde uses an inexpensive roast and I LOVE the rich flavor of the green chilis, tomatillos and pork.