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3 Quick Keto Friendly LOW CARB Recipes

3 Quick Keto Recipes
Written by Derek Howes

Looking for some quick LOW CARB and keto friendly ideas? Look no further! Here are 3 Low Carb Keto Friendly recipes you can add to your list that all have 4 ingredients or less!

  1. Tuna Tabbouleh! You’ll need a bowl, a drained can of tuna, 1/2 cup of tabbouleh salad, and a little optional lemon. Mix those together and you’re done! Eat it with a spoon or some celery sticks. For the tabbouleh salad you’ll wanna use a pre-made one. You can find pre-made tabbouleh salad at most grocery stores, just make sure to look for one with a low carb count.
  2. Keto Cream Cheese Tacos! Mix together 4 ounces of cream cheese and 1-2 servings of a low sodium taco seasoning mix. Add that onto a slice of deli meat and roll it up! These might not sound too appetizing but they are seriously good!
  3. Cocoa Cashew Cottage Cheese! Combine 1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 1/2 serving of crushed up cashews, and a little keto friendly sweetener such as erythritol. Mix and enjoy! Two main take homes on this one:
  1. Cocoa powder has no sugar in it and 2g of fiber per 12 calories tablespoon (not a lot of people realize this).
  2. Some cottage cheeses are higher in carbs than others so keep an eye out.

By the way, you can also switch up cashews with a lower carb nut like almonds!

So there ya go, 3 quick and travel friendly keto recipes. You can double or triple them to fit your needs and if you’re on the go it’s easy enough to find these at a grocery store. Let me know the first one you’ll try below! My personal favorite is #1.

#1: Tuna Tabbouleh

Here is the recipe:

  • 1 Can Drained Tuna
  • 1/2 Cup (100g) Tabbouleh Salad
  • Couple Squirts Lemon

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Net Calories: 249
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 406mg
  • Carbs: 12g Net Carbs = 9g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 24g

How to make:

  1. Mix everything together in a bowl

Tip:

  • Eat with a spoon or some celery!

#2 Cream Cheese Tacos

Here is the recipe:

  • 4 Ounces (120g) Cream Cheese (Use Full, Reduced, or Fat Free depending on your goals)
  • 1-2 Servings Low Sodium Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 6-8 Slices Deli Meat

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Net Calories: 364
  • Fat: 24g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 540mg
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Protein: 28g

How to make:

  1. Mix everything together in a bowl
  2. Layer it onto a slice of Deli Meat
  3. Roll it up

Tip:

  • Add some dill weed to the top of your slices!

#3 Cocoa Cashew Cottage Cheese

Here is the recipe:

  • 1/2 Cup (113g) Fat Free Cottage Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons (10g) Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Servings (14g) Cashews
  • A little Sweetener (I prefer Erythritol)

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Net Calories: 180
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 346mg
  • Carbs: 13g Net Carbs = 9g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Protein: 18g

How to make:

  1. Crush up your Cashews
  2. Mix everything together

Tip:

  • Throw it in the fridge for 20-30 minutes and it’ll taste like ice cream!

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About the author

Derek Howes

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.

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