When you’re a busy parent, the hardest part about dieting is sticking to it, especially when it means making two separate dinners every night. One of our favorite things about the keto diet is that it’s actually fairly easy to make kid-pleasing dinners that still fit the low-carb, high-protein bill. While we don’t suggest putting your kids on this exclusive diet, we do think many of these recipes in rotation are yummy and nutritious enough to be home-runs. Keep reading to see them all.
Crock Pot Tuscan Garlic Chicken
This mouthwatering chicken dish from Eat Well 101 is bound to be an instant family favorite. It has a creamy, cheesy sauce that tastes indulgent, but you can also sneak in some greens to up the healthy factor. Click here to get the recipe.
Low-Carb Oven Fried Fish
Crispy breaded fish that’s still keto? It’s actually possible, thanks to this genius recipe from The Wholesome Recipe Box. Best of all, your kids won’t even be able to tell it’s not a normal breading. To find out the secret trick that keeps it crispy, click here.
Zucchini Chicken Enchilada Roll-Ups
If you’re dying for a Mexican food fix, you’ve got to try these yummy roll-ups from Skinnytaste. They’re filled with shredded chicken and smothered in homemade enchilada sauce and shredded cheese. Get all the details by clicking here.
Keto Spaghetti Bolognese
For those days when all you want is a huge bowl of pasta, this keto spaghetti bolognese recipe from Stylish Cravings will keep you on track. You can pair it with zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice and whip up some pasta for your minis. Click here to grab the recipe.
Hot Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake
Just because you’re keto, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on dessert! This mug cake from The Big Man’s World is just the thing when you’ve got a craving for something sweet, and can be made in the microwave or oven. Click here to get the recipe.
Cheesy Mexican Taco Skillet
This Mexican taco skillet from Cast Iron Keto is tasty enough to woo even the pickiest of eaters. It’s filled with ground beef, tomatoes and cauliflower rice and topped off with a healthy dose of melty cheese. To get the recipe, click here.
Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Spaghetti squash is one of our favorite veggies to work with, and kids love it too. If you haven’t given it a go yet, this casserole recipe from A Mind “Full” Mom is a great way to introduce it to your diet. It’s got all the flavors of spaghetti minus the heavy pasta. Grab the recipe by clicking here.
Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu
Get a little fancy with this fabulous chicken cordon bleu recipe from Mama Bear’s Cookbook. Chicken thighs are filled with ham and cheese, then breaded with almond flour. To get the recipe, click here.
Meatball Mozzarella Bake
We can never turn down a meatball, especially when they look as delicious as these homemade ones from Modern Low Carb. Pair them with pasta for the kids and a simple green salad for yourself. Click here to grab the recipe.
Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
For a sweet treat, whip up this decadent strawberry cheesecake ice cream from Low Carb with Jennifer. The base is made from cream cheese and coconut cream (yum!), and chopped strawberries are mixed in. To get all the details on how it’s done, click here.