The rumors are true: You can eat bacon on the keto diet. That seems to be a sticking point for prospective dieters—and for good reason. The ketogenic diet is heralded as one of the strictest eating plans around, but the fact that greasy, fatty strips of meat get a stamp of approval makes it feel sorta-kinda doable. The whole point of going keto is to reach ketosis, a cult-y sounding name for the metabolic process that happens when your body uses fat instead of carbs for energy. To get there, you’ve gotta do the obvious: eat a whole lot of fat and little to no carbs. It’s restrictive, but if you hack the the system just right, you can still create surprisingly delicious food—like taquitos and cookie dough bites. These are our favorite keto recipes, by the way.
If it looks almost done, take the sheet out of the oven, pour off some of the fat into a large ceramic mug for storage, for use later, perhaps with vegetables. This never-fail keto soup is sure to become a new family favorite. For a lower-carb alternative to soy sauce, try liquid aminos. The scant evidence we do have, though, suggests to the contrary that keto dieters can suffer kidney and heart problems, and some may struggle with high cholesterol. This seasoned low carb, delicious grilled burger recipe is going to be a favorite! The coconut crisp brings texture and heat to this simple stewy dish. It takes about minutes.
Flying Jacob casserole. This recipe is super-versatile: Use any sturdy root vegetable, such as carrots, turnips, celery root, or beets. Please let us know in the comments below. This dish is all about the sweet and salty soy paste, which balances out the bitterness of the broccoli. Sarah Weinberg Deputy Editor Sarah Weinberg is the deputy editor at Delish and has covered food, travel, home, and lifestyle for a number of publications, including Food Network Magazine and Country Living. If you want a great meal that the kids will love, look no further than our Keto Baked Chicken Fajitas!