Low Carb Keto: How to Curb Your Cravings

It’s natural to crave certain foods. Who doesn’t want pizza, ice cream, or a chocolate from time to time? Unfortunately, healthy eating means not giving in to these cravings. On the Keto Diet, it’s important to find low carb keto replacements for your guilty pleasures. To help in that search, we’ve put together a comprehensive cheat list of foods you can substitute.

Breakfast Foods

Low Carb Ketogenic DietThe most important meal of the day is a hearty breakfast. But what can you do to make it ketogenic friendly?

  • Flavored Yogurt: Replace with Sour Cream, Full Fat Cream Cheese, Coconut Milk Yogurt, or Full Fat Greek Yogurts. As you adjust to the taste, you can add berries. Beware of the carb content of the berries though, you don’t want to eat all of your carbs before lunch!
  • Cereal: Replace with Chia Pudding, Flax Granola, or Toasted Nuts
  • Yogurt Parfait With Chia SeedsOatmeal: Replace with Chia Seed or Flaxseed Oatmeal
  • Pancakes and Waffles: Replace with Peanut Butter Pancakes, Cream Cheese Waffles, or, Almond Flour Waffles

 

Dinner Foods

  • Low Carb Keto Diet PlanBurgers and Fries– You can replace burgers and fries with buttered steak and broccoli or salad. As for the broccoli side dish, you can add a cheesy side of your choice. You can even make a cheesy, creamy spinach side to get the most benefits. The protein will fill you up and the fat intake will make you feel less hungry.
  • Pizza- For those who love pizza, mozzarella cheese dough can be a great alternative for you. A mozzarella and almond flour pizza closely resembles thin crust pizzas, and tastes just as delicious! You can also create a delicious ketogenic pizza casserole to fill your pizza craving.
  • Fried Chicken– You can replace fried chicken with pork rinds and parmesan crusts. First, grind the pork rinds in a food processor, and then add the parmesan crusts. A delicious Asian-style oven grilled chicken using skin-on chicken thighs will really hit the spot.
  • Processed Soups– Processed soups, though seemingly harmless, contain a lot of sugar, preservatives, and carbohydrates. Replace these with fresh cream-based soups, and you’ll be wishing you had made the change years ago! Since soups are easily stored and reheated, they make a perfect pre-prepped ketogenic meal.
  • Pasta– Substitute shirataki or zucchini noodles for pasta. You’ll have to get used to the texture difference with the shirataki noodles, but the zero carb content makes it worth the transition. Zucchini noodles can be made at home with a spiralizer.
  • Rice– You can replace rice with cauliflower rice. All you need to add in soy sauce, bacon, eggs, and some vegetables, to make a great low carbohydrate fried rice for yourself.
  • Tortillas– Everyone who loves burritos and tacos can switch the tortillas and taco shells with flax tortillas and taco salads. Most tortillas are packed with gluten, so it is best to find a brand that is made of flax, which has no carbohydrates.

Snacks

Low Carb KetosisSo what are some foods that can satiate our in-between meal cravings?

  • Chips– Chips can be replaced with dehydrated vegetables. If you have a dehydrator, you can pop some of your favorite vegetables in overnight to make some healthy snacks for yourself.
  • Cookies–  You can make keto friendly cookies from scratch by replacing the flour with almond flour. You can even make peanut butter and chocolate cookies. Check out these fat bomb recipes for some great sweet treat options!

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