Are you too busy to keep up with your keto diet?
One way to stay on top of your keto diet is to meal prep. Meal prep is not a new concept, but it’s something to be consistent with. Start by designating a day of the week to meal prep, most people do this on Sunday so you can begin your week off on the right track. But depending on your schedule, you can decide to do it on another day of the week. Your prep day may consist of research for recipes, planning out your meals, shopping for ingredients and of course, cooking. If your not a big fan of standing in the kitchen all day, most of these recipes below are quick, simple recipes that you can cook in one pan, bake on a sheet pan or in an instant pot that you can set and not worry about.
So this is why I love meal prepping for those who might not like to cook you can get a week’s worth of cooking done in an afternoon. You can meal prep for many reasons like busy schedules, you just don’t want to and of course (let’s be real), healthy eating (portion control) and special diets.
One way to stay organized for your week is to use meal prep containers like these to store and portion your food ahead of time. I prefer to use meal prep containers because it holds my entire meal in one place and when I’m extra lazy I don’t have to think or worry about what am I going to eat.
Meal prepping works exceptionally well for a healthier lifestyle like the keto diet. You can weigh out portions ahead of time, counts macros and double check you’re making a keto friendly meal. There are so many great recipes below that you can quickly turn into your Keto meal prep, just double the recipe to feed you for several more days!
Okay so let’s get into it, here are 12 Keto Meal Prep Recipes For Your Busy Week!
Let’s Get Prepping!
1. Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken
Found from Life Made Keto
The instant pot is having its time in the spotlight right now and it should because it makes your cooking life so much easier. The chicken is cooked in all of its juices with lemon and garlic so its super flavorful in a short amount of time. This instant pot lemon garlic chicken is perfect for meal prepping because you can prepare a full week of tasty chicken in one pot.
2. Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
Found from Life Made Sweeter
I am a big believer in sheet pan recipes because you don’t have to stand over the stove for a long time and you don’t have the crazy clean up. With these keto shrimp fajitas, you can have every element of this recipe on one pan which is ideal for meal prep recipes. You can easily make enough for the week without the hassle and still keep it keto!
3. Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Found from Jo Cooks
These Thai chicken lettuce wraps are great for low carb meal prep. They make a quick and easy lunch recipe for a busy week plus its packed with a ton of bold flavors that satisfy your taste buds as well as your waistline. The fresh lime juice and Thai basil taste incredible! When packing this meal, separate the chicken and lettuce so it doesn’t get soggy and you can warm up the chicken before enjoying!
4. Sriracha Cauliflower Fried Rice Meal Prep
Found from Kirbie Cravings
Cauliflower is a versatile ingredient that can be turned into many fun recipes like pizza, buffalo “chicken” and fried rice. By pulsing the cauliflower in the food processor, you can cut it into small enough pieces that resemble rice. Most people prefer this method because it takes even less time to make than regular fried rice. This sriracha fried rice is made with cauliflower, bell pepper, green beans, soy sauce, and sriracha. As a bonus, you can add chicken for extra protein! Place into your meal prep containers for an easy prepped week!
5. Taco Salad Meal Prep
Found from Le Creme De La Crumb
I love taco salad because of its one of those few things that you can easily make for any particular diet. This taco salad is perfect for the ketogenic lifestyle with ground beef, lettuce, fresh salsa, avocado, cheese, and homemade chipotle adobo dressing! Pro tip: to keep this taco salad fresh all week, keep all the ingredients separate.
6. Steak Cobb Salad Meal Prep
Found from Damn Delicious
This steak cobb salad is packed with lots of protein and vegetables your body craves on a keto diet. Sometimes eating healthier isn’t filling or satisfying but this steak cobb salad hits the spot when it comes to healthy eating.
7. Low Carb Blueberry Pancake Bites
Found from All Day I Dream About Food
These low carb blueberry pancake bites are perfectly satisfying on a busy morning. And they won’t kick you out of Ketosis because blueberries are one of the few fruits that you can happily enjoy on the keto diet. Adults and kids will totally love these low carb blueberry pancake bites!
8. Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry
Found from Savory Tooth
This ground beef and cabbage stir fry is a keto friendly meal that is also budget friendly too! Using cabbage in this recipe is excellent for saving money and filling you up even faster. This ground beef and cabbage stir fry can best be described as the inside of an egg roll, it’s so good! It’s meaty, hearty and filling!
9. One Pot Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs and Mushrooms
Found from Sweet C’s
You can’t go wrong with this one-pot wonder meal. These chicken thighs are smothered in garlic butter, and the mushrooms are like little jewels of deliciousness. What I like about this recipe is how easy it is to substitute ingredients out if they don’t work for you, like swapping chicken breasts for the thighs or green beans instead of mushrooms. This easy chicken recipe is great for a week of meal prepping! Imagine coming home from work and enjoying this savory meal!
10. Instant Pot Kung Pao Chicken
Found from Life Made Sweeter
This keto kung pao chicken has the right amount of sweet and spiciness. It’s a great low carb recipe for the keto lifestyle. This instant pot kung pao chicken is a lighter and healthier version of your favorite takeout. You can easily make this keto kung pao chicken for a busy weeknight, meal prep it ahead of time or freeze it for future meals! You can have it over cauliflower rice or in a lettuce wrap for a quick complete meal!
11. Keto Bacon Sausage Meatballs
Found from Meal Prep on Fleek
Italian sausage wrapped in bacon is heaven on a plate. I’m so excited about these meal prep meatballs. Serve with a green salad or dark green vegetables for lunch or dinner. You can even whip up eggs for breakfast or serve by themselves for an easy snack!
12. One Pan Balsamic Chicken with Veggies
Found from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
This one-pan balsamic chicken with veggies is the perfect keto meal prep recipe that will make your week exciting and fulfilling. The chicken marinade merely is made with balsamic vinegar and Italian dressing. Pour that over the chicken to marinade and add more before baking. The marinade soaks into the chicken and keeps it nice and juicy for reheating it throughout the week!
One way to stay on track with your keto lifestyle is meal prep. Take the extra time at the beginning of the week to plan your meals, shop for ingredients and cook for the week. It will relieve any stress you may have and it’s a great way to stay on track! What’s your favorite keto meal prep recipe?