Balance + Lift

9 Quick and Easy Keto Dinners

Note: Affiliate links may be used in this post. I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase through my affiliate link. Read my full disclosure policy here.



I'm not sure which I hate thinking about more… lunch or dinner. Since I started working out of the home again for the first time in 5 years in January 2018 it has been rough. It also doesn't help we're living in an RV with a tiny fridge (this should be rectified soon). But, that's why I love that it's possible to have easy keto dinners to turn to when I'm feeling a little frazzled.

Keeping things simple is something that I feel is important when you adopt a keto lifestyle. There are so many things out there that would make you think keto is difficult, but it's really not. Get your fat, get your protein, and limit your carb intake. That's about it.

9 Quick and Easy Keto Dinners

How can we keep things simple? Well, first, we can keep dinner simple.

Initially, I was going to write up 7 easy keto dinner ideas, but I really like all 9 of these so it became a list of 9. Not to mention, you might get bored if there's only 7. Am I right?

You'll find your favorite dishes on your journey and they may not be these particular ones. That's ok, but I wanted to help you with some that are fairly quick and easy to make.

#1 Big Mac Cheeseburger Salad

keto big mac cheeseburger salad in a bowl
Image courtesy of Wholesome Yum

I'm a sucker for a good salad, and what's great about this one is that you can pre-cook the meat ahead of time during the week. Brown 1-2 pounds of ground beef with the seasonings listed for this recipe and keep it on hand to toss together quickly.

It cuts down your cooking time and saves you time making it each time you want it.

Meal prep at it's finest!

NUTRITION INFO PER SERVING

Calories: 368 | Fat: 31g | Net Carbs: 2g | Protein: 18g

Check this recipe out here.

#2 Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Jalapeno Cream Sauce

bacon wrapped chicken with jalapeno cream sauce on top with jalapeno slices
Image Courtesy of My Montana Kitchen

Bacon wrapped anything is amazing! But, this bacon wrapped chicken with jalapeno cream sauce is some seriously delicious stuff. Adding the bacon to this with the cream sauce will help you meet your fat goal for the day.

Toss extra chicken in a pan so you have enough for leftovers the next day. Nothing beats having your meals ready to go when you need to quickly head out the door.

NUTRITION INFO PER SERVING

Calories: 658 | Fat: 51g | Net Carbs: 5g | Protein: 49g

Check this recipe out here.

#3 Authentic Chicken Enchiladas

I'm a sucker when it comes to Mexican food. I'm even more of a sucker when it comes to Enchiladas (insert drool face). These make me so happy. All you need is the meat, some cabbage, sour cream, and enchilada sauce.

These are great for make ahead meals. You can put quite a few in a 13X9 inch baking dish or even double the recipe.

If you don't want to finish them right away then put the rest in Ziploc bags to freeze.

NUTRITION INFO PER SERVING

Calories: 368 | Fat: 31g | Net Carbs: 2g | Protein: 18g

Check this recipe out here.

#4 Buffalo Chicken Tenders

keto buffalo chicken tenders
Image Courtesy of Keto Connect

If you've missed buffalo wings then these are going to be your new best friend! Even better, if you put them in an Air Fryer they will be more crispy than if you put the chicken in the oven.

Then toss them in some buffalo sauce or your favorite sauce and chow down!

NUTRITION INFO PER SERVING

Calories: 368 | Fat: 31g | Net Carbs: 2g | Protein: 18g

Check this recipe out here.

#5 Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats

taco stuffed zucchini boats in a bowl with sour cream on top
Image Courtesy of The Recipe Critic

Ok, maybe I just really love Mexican food. Can you blame a girl?

These taco boats are super easy to make and something your whole family will love. Even those that aren't eating a ketogenic diet will enjoy this dish.

You won't even miss that they aren't made with corn or flour tortillas.

NUTRITION INFO PER SERVING

Calories: 368 | Fat: 31g | Net Carbs: 2g | Protein: 18g

Check this recipe out here.

#6 Low Carb Chicken Quesadilla

Chicken, avocado, cheese, and some keto tortillas. That's all you really need. But, this recipe is super easy and seriously delicious. Don't pass this up.

Add some sour cream, pico de gallo and maybe a melted cheese drizzle and you're set.

NUTRITION INFO PER SERVING

Calories: 368 | Fat: 31g | Net Carbs: 2g | Protein: 18g

Check this recipe out here.

#7 Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl

keto chicken enchilada bowl with jalapenos and avocados on top
Image Courtesy of Hey Keto Mama

Between Hey Keto Mama's Enchilada Bowl and her White Chicken Chili bowl, you will be set for some great meals. I promise they're both amazing.

I've made her Chicken Chili bowl quite a few times and my kids have loved it. Which surprised the heck out of me honestly.

These both have a good amount of fat, so if you're struggling with hitting your fat goal for the day this bowl is an amazing thing to make.

NUTRITION INFO PER SERVING

Calories: 368 | Fat: 31g | Net Carbs: 2g | Protein: 18g

Check this recipe out here.

#8 Cauliflower Crusted Grilled Cheese

cauliflower grilled cheese on a cutting board
Image Courtesy of Kirbie Cravings

I've missed Grilled Cheese sandwiches. I won't lie. My kids will request them and I can get cranky. Memories of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich come back strong.

These right here… they've made my life complete (maybe not that serious, but seriously).

Give this easy keto dinner a try and see what you think about them.

NUTRITION INFO PER SERVING

Calories: 368 | Fat: 31g | Net Carbs: 2g | Protein: 18g

Watch the video of how to make this recipe here.

Check this recipe out here.

#9 Fajita Steak Roll-Ups

steak fajita roll-ups
Image Courtesy of Diethood

Are you a fan of steak fajitas? You need to check out these steak fajita roll-ups then! They're super delicious.

You can use your favorite marinade (keto friendly of course) and toss these on the grill after work. They make for easy clean up once all is said and done.

If you double this recipe you can have friends over for a good old fashion cook out.

NUTRITION INFO PER SERVING

Calories: 368 | Fat: 31g | Net Carbs: 2g | Protein: 18g

Check this recipe out here.

These meals are tasty, satisfying, quick and easy. It's important to find meals that you love when starting a new diet. These meals make it easier and more enjoyable.

Looking for more easy keto meals?

Want to lose weight with keto?

Starting keto can be daunting with all the information out there nowadays. But, I want to help you feel confident and encouraged for starting the keto diet.

Introducing the Keto Freedom 14-Day Detox!

This detox is not your average ordinary detox. You won’t be told to eat boring foods, only drink liquids, survive on juices, or starve yourself to lose weight.
No, that’s just crazy in my mind (I like to eat).

So, what is that 14-day detox all about?

You’ll get a 40+ page guide to keto, 20 recipes, and two weeks of meal plans PLUS shopping lists are already done for you.

Don’t worry, if you want to change it up, you totally can.

I wanted to take the stress out of the first two weeks of being keto so you could focus on your journey rather than scrambling to find information and meals.

Check it out here: https://balanceandlift.com/keto-freedom-14-day-detox/    


Don't forget to pin this!

image of vegetables on a platter