The keto diet has become crazy popular recently, even getting celebrity endorsements from big names like the Kardashians and Megan Fox. If you’ve tried eating keto, you know how specific the regimen can be. And unlike the celebrities who swear by eating this way, you don’t have experienced chefs and nutritionists at your side to help you curate a weekly menu.
Eating keto entails eating less than 5 percent of your calories from carbohydrates, taking “low-carb” to new levels. The idea is that this extreme carbohydrate restriction will force your body into ketosis — a metabolic state in which your body is forced to burn fat for fuel instead of easy-to-use carbs.
But so many of the foods you’re probably eating for breakfast, dinner, and everything in between are not keto-friendly. Bananas are off-limits, grains are almost wholly forbidden, and bread is absolutely barred from a majority of keto dieters’ menus. So what are you supposed to eat to feel satisfied?
There’s some debate over whether this diet is safe, so it’s probably best you talk to your doctor before trying it for yourself. Some people with certain medical conditions should steer clear of the diet entirely, while those with other conditions, such as epilepsy, may reap some benefit.
Regardless of whether or not you’re trying the keto diet, some recipes that are technically keto-friendly can still be a delicious addition to your dinner table. Salmon, for instance is totally keto-friendly. Do you like eggs? You’d probably like a few of the ideas on this list. Filled with fats and with no carbs to speak of, here are 12 keto recipes to try this week.