Are you looking for a delicious and healthy way to make your food ahead of time? Look no further than these Keto Meal Prep Ideas!
Keto cooking can help you reach your health goals while still indulging in the flavors you love.
With these keto meal prep ideas, you’ll not only save time in the kitchen but also enjoy nutritious meals packed with protein, vegetables, and more.
Read on for some creative recipes that will totally simplify your meal routine!
Keto Meal Prep Ideas:
1. Kalua Pork (Hawaiian Style Pulled Pork)
Get ready to experience juicy, tender, smoky, and super flavorful Pulled Pork in Hawaiian style, Kalua Pork.
Making this delicacy at home couldn’t get any easier. You just need pork, Hawaiian sea salt, and liquid smoke. It can happen easily in your slow cooker, oven, or instant pot.
It makes an ideal meal-prepping recipe that everyone in your family will enjoy.
2. Carne Picada
If you love to experiment with new Mexican recipes, then this Carne Picada will be your new favorite Tex-Mex delish dish.
Just follow this easy recipe and make something unique and flavorful for your weeknight. We bet it’ll become one of your go-to recipes!
3. Sheet Pan Chicken
This Sheet Pan Chicken will be your new go-to recipe when you are busy, or want something light and healthy, yet delicious at the same time.
This sheet pan chicken with colorful rainbow veggies is seasoned with an amazingly zesty, herby marinade. Bake for 30 minutes and that’s it.
We are certain you will love the easy and quick keto dish, so make a huge batch for meal prep.
4. Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers
Are you a fan of Philly Cheesesteak? Then this low-carb and keto version of Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers will make your weeknight dinner amazing.
Imagine your colorful bell peppers are stuffed with juicy well-seared steak, along with perfectly caramelized onions and mushrooms and lots of cheese.
They came out so delicious that you will want to make them again and again. Serve them over some cauliflower rice to make a whole meal.
5. Crockpot Tuscan Chicken
So guys, if you haven’t made this Crockpot Tuscan Chicken yet, you are missing out on greatness.
This fabulous and easy chicken is drenched in the most amazing Italian flavored sauce, which you will become a fan of.
Its creamy, dreamy, garlicky parmesan sauce with spinach and sundried tomatoes makes this chicken out-of-this-world delicious.
This stunning recipe is keto-friendly and great for meal prep too.
6. Ropa Vieja
Ropa Vieja is a simple, rustic classic dish that is also a beloved Cuban national dish.
It’s delicious recipe that magically transforms your beef with peppers and onion in a tomato-based sauce, along with flavorful Latin seasonings, capers, and olives.
So make a huge batch, as the leftover tastes amazing.
7. Egg Roll Soup
Craving egg rolls but want to eat them healthy? Then do try our remarkable Egg Rolls Soup, and become a forever fan.
This soup is everything you dream about in your beloved egg roll, but in a cozy and delicious soup form. It’s very easy to make and gets ready in under 30 minutes.
Your entire family will love this hearty and flavorful Asian-flavored bowl.
8. Hungarian Chicken Paprikash
Guys, we’ve got you one more regional classic from Eastern Europe, Hungarian Chicken Paprikash.
You just need to braise your chicken in a warm, smoky, rich, buttery tangy paprika-laced gravy and then finish it off with a dollop of sour cream.
This super easy dish will wow everyone with its bold flavors and its simplicity. One bite and you are going to get hooked for life, we promise…
9. Chile Verde
Chile Verde is a southwest classic that needs to find its way into your kitchen.
This effortless recipe is so amazing, and delivers melt-in-your-mouth tender pork chunks in a flavorful, spicy tomatillo sauce.
You can make this green chile in your slow cooker, stove top, or instant pot. It’s one of our favorite keto meal prep ideas.
10. Greek Chicken Souvlaki
Sometimes all you need is a few simple ingredients to create amazing flavors, and this Greek Chicken Souvlaki is a great example.
Just marinate chicken chunks with lemon juice, oregano, and garlic, then simply grill it to juicy perfection.
It’s a great dish for those watching carbs, and is also a great meal prep idea so you can plan the week’s menu in advance.
11. Kofta Kebab
Guys, the next time you want to cook something special to feed your family and friends, then feast on our Kofta Kebab.
These are the easiest and yummiest kebabs made with simple herbs and spices.
Make a heap full of this delicious handheld treat and enjoy it in with some salads and tzatziki to enjoy a great Mediterranean.
It’s a must-try recipe for everyone who loves to meal prep in advance.
12. Pollo Asado
Treat your taste buds to this incredible Pollo Asado, it’s a complete flavor bomb recipe that everyone will adore.
This popular Mexican dish is made with chicken that is marinated in a blend of olive oil, citrus juice, garlic, and lots of Latin spices.
You can choose your cooking method: grill, oven, or stovetop. You’re totally going to love every bite of this amazing chicken. Mark my words…
13. Loaded Cauliflower Soup
Give your new superfood a delicious and healthy makeover by making this Loaded Cauliflower Soup, and enjoy the ultimate in comfort food.
This delicious twist on your classic potato soup will be your new favorite. It’s loaded with cheese, bacon, and a little sour cream. Simple yet truly flavorful.
So get cozy and enjoy this cauliflower soup, we’re sure it will be a huge hit in your family.
14. Crock Pot Barbacoa Pork
Guys, get your crock pot out and cook this Mexican Barbacoa Pork at home, and simply amaze everyone.
This pork awesomeness is garlicky, super moist, super tender, and super juicy. It cooks slow and low with some serious Mexican flavors like chipotle in abode sauce, cumin, oregano, lime juice, and lots of cilantro.
It’s so tender that it will simply melt in your mouth.
15. Pinchos (Puerto Rican Chicken Skewers)
Guys, nothing can beat these grilled Puerto Rican Chicken Skewers, a very popular street food known as Pinchos.
This simple yet super delectable meat on a stick is made with a simple marinade and uses easy Latin ingredients to get such delicious flavors. Simply grill to juicy perfection and you are good to go.
So whenever you’re planning a cookout or any special event, do try these Puerto Rican chicken skewers.
16. Flank Steak Fajitas
These Flank Steak Fajitas are one of the most delicious skillets you will ever make in your kitchen, and you will be presently surprised that this beautiful platter happens in less than an hour.
It’s a straightforward recipe where tender strips of marinated steak are seared to juicy perfection along with colorful peppers, cilantro, lime, and avocado.
You can relish this with cauliflower rice or Mexican coleslaw, or in lettuce wraps.
17. Meaty Cabbage Soup
Let’s take your simple cabbage and convert it into a wholesome, cozy, and magical meal with this Meaty Cabbage Soup recipe.
This hearty soup is the perfect one-pot dinner that is loaded with protein and healthy veggies, with delicious herbs and spices.
Cook it in the crockpot, instant pot, or on the stovetop, it’ll turn out great every time, and the leftovers will taste just awesome the next day.
18. Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
Guys, if you’re on a low cab, keto, or weight watcher-friendly diet then this Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce is the jackpot for you.
The recipe is super simple to make with pantry staple Asian ingredients.
So what are you waiting for? Try these excellent lettuce wraps tonight and relish them without any guilt.
19. Egg Roll in a Bowl
This Egg Roll in a Bowl checks all the boxes. It’s an easy one skillet dinner that whips up in no time. It’s a healthy, lightened up, low carb version of your favorite Chinese appetizer. And it tastes absolutely amazing!
This lightning fast stir fry dish features tender ground meat, veggies, and a delightfully delicious sauce.
The next time you crave Asian flavors on a hectic weeknight, skip the takeout, and throw together this 20 minute dinner in a flash.
20. Maafe (Senegalese Peanut Stew)
Have you cooked your stew with peanut butter yet? If not, then this Maafe is a must try!
This West African dish is the creamiest and yummiest stew you will ever make. The combination of peanut butter richness, tangy tomato, aromatics, and spices make this stew simply heavenly.
Make this happen and embrace new flavors in your life.
21. Cochon de Lait (Cajun Pulled Pork)
If you like pulled pork, then this Cochon de Lait will become your new favorite recipe.
The combination of seasonings give some amazing flavors to your pork, and we are sure this crockpot version will be a super hit in your home
Get a huge cut of pork and make this stunning Cochon de Lait, and enjoy it for a long time as it freezes well and is ideal for meal prepping.
22. Vaca Frita (Cuban Crispy Shredded Beef)
Yet another very traditional and unique Cuban dish that’s loaded with amazing flavors is Vaca Frita!
This Cuban Crispy Shredded Beef has the perfect balance of onion, garlic, and citrus with tender meat that is crisped up a bit.
Just follow some tips and tricks to make this amazing delicacy. It’s a great meal prep option, so make a huge batch.
23. Crockpot Buffalo Chicken
Get ready to spice up things with our Crockpot Buffalo Chicken, and meet your new ultimate dump-and-go recipe.
You just need 5 easy ingredients to make this perfect chicken, which will be a hit at all of your get-togethers.
So try this spicy crockpot dinner tonight!
24. Peruvian Chicken (Pollo a la Brasa)
Elevate your simple roast chicken to the next level of deliciousness with this Peruvian chicken, also known as Pollo a la Brasa!
This intensely delicious roast chicken’s secret is in the star marinade, which makes every single bite absolutely delectable.
It’s a breeze to make. Serve it with classic green sauce and make a completely delicious meal that your crowd will fall in love with.
25. Jamaican Jerk Chicken
This Jamaican Jerk Chicken recipe is specially dedicated to all spicy food lovers. It will totally tickle your taste buds.
This excellent chicken is marinated in an amazing combination of ingredients, making it an absolute flavor bomb with a customizable level of kick.
Grill it or bake it, it will be a star in any cookout event or get-together.
26. Birria (Mexican Beef Stew)
It’s time for the greatest Mexican Beef Stew recipe, popularly known as Birria.
You just need the patience to make this classy stew, which is cooked for hours in a broth of Mexican chili peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and a few seasonings.
Make a big pot of this stew, as it’s freezer friendly.
27. Pernil (Puerto Rican Roast Pork)
Pernil, or Puerto Rican Roast Pork, is totally celebration-worthy and has the potential to make any special event remarkable.
The marinade of garlic, herbs, and other Latin seasoning plays a very important role to make it epic. It’s slow roasted until the meat is fall off the bone tender, and the skin is amazingly crispy and delicious.
It’s big on flavors and big on portions, so enjoy the leftovers.
28. Barbacoa Beef
Barbacoa Beef is an absolutely delicious way to enjoy your favorite Mexican flavors.
It’s extremely easy to create these bold flavors in your crockpot without slaving too much. If you want it quick, then you can use your instant pot.
Shred it and load it in almost anything you want and relish it thoroughly. Too good…
29. Creamy Lemon Chicken
This Creamy Lemon Chicken is a dream come true recipe. It’s easy, quick, looks great, and tastes incredible.
The sauce is the king of this dish. Seriously guys, don’t miss out on this Creamy lemon chicken, as it will be one of your favorite creamy chicken recipes.
30. Creamy Lemon Chicken Soup
Make a huge pot of this Creamy Lemon Chicken Soup and see everyone slurping down the goodness in no time.
This hearty bowl is definitely going to win your heart and soul, as the concoction of amazing ingredients makes this soup just mind-blowingly delicious.
If you really looking out for some new flavors, then this soup recipe need to find its way into your kitchen.
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- 6 chicken thighs
- 1 Tbsp paprika
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 3 Tbsp chopped garlic
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1.5 cups chicken broth
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 4 cups fresh baby spinach
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- Season chicken thighs with salt, pepper and paprika.
- Melt 2 tbsp butter in oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and brown, about 5-8 minutes per side, until golden brown. Set chicken aside, remove excess fat.
- Melt 2 tbsp butter in skillet. Add garlic, cook until soft. Add broth, cream, lemon juice, parmesan and thyme. Stir, bring to boil, then reduce heat to low.
- Add spinach, simmer until spinach has wilted.
- Return chicken to skillet, bake at 400°F for 30 minutes.
- Season with fresh thyme springs, if available. Enjoy!
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