Simple Keto Meals from The Daley Plate
Posted on March 15 2019
We partnered with The Daley Plate to bring you 4 keto-friendly meal ideas this week on Instagram. In case you missed it, we've collected them here!
This flavorful recipe makes enough for an entire week’s worth of breakfasts and is super easy to customize for different dietary needs. For those of you who do not eat cheese or bacon, opt for tofu or mushrooms and vegan cheese instead.
Serving size: 8 | Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 20-25 minutes
- Heat a 10” cast iron skillet to medium-high.
- Add 4 rashers roughly chopped bacon, 1/2 onion, thinly sliced + 2 cloves minced garlic. Sauté until bacon is crisp & onions translucent then drain off some of the fat.
- Add 6 cups chopped kale (I used lacinato, but of course anything goes: we’ve had spinach, steamed kabocha squash or pumpkin cubes are amazing too) & sauté for 2-3 minutes more.
- Turn heat to low, then add 10 medium whisked eggs combined with 1tsp salt, 1tsp freshly ground pepper and 1/4 cup chopped chives.
- Sprinkle with 3/4 cup feta cubes or crumbles (I recommend Valbreso), and 1 cup sliced mozzarella (I used 1 pre-sliced small log).
- Remove from heat, place in oven and bake for 15 minutes then broil for 5 to get the cheese on top golden. The rest would’ve sunken down slightly, therefore melting into the frittata.
- Remove, slice and serve with fresh pesto, pumpkin seeds, chives and watercress.
It’s the pesto that ties everything together but adding fresh herbs is lovely also. Allow leftovers to cool and divide into meal prep containers for the week!
2. Zhug (GF/Vegan/Keto/Raw)
Ever feel like you need a little spice in your life? The answer to increase flavor when you get tired of the same meals is Zhug! This keto-friendly Yemenite hot sauce wakes up the palate and adds a pop of freshness to meals that are already in your rotation. Bonus - it can be used as an amazing marinade for any protein or vegetables you're cooking, too! It's raw, vegan and super easy to make. All you need is a few easy-to-find ingredients and a food processor!
To the bowl of a food processor with the blade attachment in place, add:
- 4 deseeded serrano peppers
- 6 cloves fresh garlic
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 2 cups (1 bunch) fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup olive oil
Pulse everything until it forms a paste, store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
3. Salmon & Bok Choy
Marinated salmon with bok choy and shimeji mushrooms in a savory broth is the easy dinner you need in your life! Simple enough for a weeknight but elegant enough to impress your people, AND a great way to get in those omega-3 fats and protein. This dish does it all! To make this vegan, skip the salmon and marinate a tasty slice of firm tofu, or increase the amount of mushrooms.
Serves: 2 | Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 20-25 minutes
- Add 1 tablespoon tamari, 1 tablespoon monkfruit sweetener and 1 teaspoon freshly minced garlic to a bowl
- Mix and pour over two 8 oz. pieces of wild caught skin-on salmon, making sure to coat all edges.
- Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes while sautéing 4 cups fresh bok choy (leaves separated), 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 clove minced garlic and 1 cup shimeji mushrooms in a skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes. Set aside.
- Remove salmon from fridge and sear using the same skillet, 3-5 minutes per side.
- Plate vegetables in the center of a bowl and place salmon on top.
- Heat and pour your favorite bone broth, miso broth, vegetable stock or green tea in the bowl.
This meal is inspired by the traditional Japanese dish "Ochazuke."
4. Stuffed Avocados (GF)
When breakfast for dinner is on the menu, we love to stuff some heart-healthy avocados! Here is a no-recipe dinner that’s perfect for using up whichever ingredients you have left in the crisper drawer at the end of the week.
One of my favorite keto-friendly options is scrambled eggs and smoked salmon with nutrient dense watercress, which allows you to cover your macronutrients and micronutrients in one meal. Did you know that watercress scores 100 on the nutrient density scale? I'm on a mission to tell the world about it.
This best thing about this meal is it can be customized to suit your dietary needs. Make it vegan by sautéing some of your favorite vegetables in olive oil or scrambling some tofu with garlic and turmeric.
Use a spoon to hollow out your avocado halves a little more if the hollow isn't large enough and mix that avocado into your filling. Then, get stuffing!
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