Paleo Keto Food Ideas

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grilled cabbage and bacon  from food.com 

It can be a challenge to think of something new and exciting to make or to find recipes that are both truly Paleo and low carb ketogenic (LCHF) . (A lot of low carb recipes just aren't low carb at all and a lot of keto recipes have dairy  or veggie oils. 

So here are some ideas. Please send me more and check out this great article to learn more

The Paleo Guide to Ketosis


Note: Paleo is dairy free with the exception of dairy fat, so butter is included in this list of recipes. But you can easily substitute other fats in its place. 


Meal template
Take any small amount of protein, and lots of non starchy veggies,then add some of these great and not boring sauces to your combo. All of these are definitely LCHF  and come the book: Primal Blueprint Healthy Sauces, Dressings and Toppings 


Minty Caper Sauce (p.78)

Sausage Gravy (p. 44)
Bearnaise Sauce (p. 32)
Hollandaise Sauce (p. 30)
Lemon Butter (p. 86)

Salads
Another quick and easy keto meal or side dish is organic greens or baby romaine or baby spinach or arugla -  with dressing! (you can also add chopped left over protein  a few sliced nuts and a bit of berries, in minutes  and call it a gourmet protein salad) 
here is my favourite (I omit the parmesean) 

Rebar Caesar Salad

 

then there is the basic dressing: 1/3 olive oil, 1/3 coconut aminos and 1/3 good quality balsamic

here are other LCHF dressings, also from, Primal Blueprint Healthy Sauces, Dressings and Toppings


Basic Vinegrette (p. 114)
Mayonaise (p.178)
Green Goddess (p. 124)
Rosmary Dressing (p.130)
Basil/lime Dressing (p. 134)
Coconut Cilantro (p. 142)
Avacado Lime (p. 144)
Lemon Aioli (p. 180)
Tatar Sauce (p. 184)
Bacon Chive butter (p. 200)

Winter salad
slightly cooked veggies, served cold with seasoning and oil (no lettuce) 

or marinade your veggies and meat in
spicy cilantro marinade (p.235)
coconut almond marinade (p. 241)

Snack ideas
This Primal Blueprint topping on some berries
Coconut Whipped Cream (p. 100)

Guacamole: with or without veggie sticks
ripe avacado
lemon juice
serano peppers
fresh cilantro
(don't over mix or mush it, don't add garlic)

macadamia butter, with or without veggie sticks

red cabbage sauted in fat and apple cider vinegar

sauerkraut with avocado oil

1/2 avacado with capers, or salsa or salt
coffee with a TB of coconut oil and a TB of butter and cinnamon (blended)

beef bone broth with veggies
or
plain bone broth
 
Supper Ideas
 (which can also be lunch or breakfast ideas- everything can be a breakfast food)

pot roast
celery, carrots, chuck roast, onlin tomato paste, bacon grease or olive oil

peachy chicken salad
a peach, cooked chicken, celery, almonds chopped and tossed with paleo mayo mized with curry powder and a bit of fresh squeezed OJ

grilled shrimp and cukes
thinly sliced cukes, with dill dressing (or any dressing), with shrimp fried in butter and garlic

super wedge
wedge of lettuce, topped with bacon, Mayo  hard boiled eggs, avocado slices and a bit of shredded carrot and tomato , plus dressing

coconut thai soup
veggies (carrots, onions, red peppers, cauliflour- whatever) friend in lots of coconut oil, in a pot with chicken, add Thai Red Curry Paste, cans of full fat coconut milk, chicken stock and fresh cilantro when you serve it (ground cashews or macadamia nuts are nice on top too)

omelette/fritatta
fry mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, groudn pork or sausage or sliced bacon in olive oil, whisk eggs in bowl, add them to fry pan, stir for a few minutes then broil for a few minutes (serve with avacado and salsa)

fish wrap 
canned tuna or salmon with olive or avocado oil wrapped in lettuce with olives, avocado and tomato

pork burgers
just small ground pork with spices served with mustard, or horseradish mustard, served with zuchinni or spinach fried in butter

Steak, mushrooms and mash
cooked cauliflower processed with butter and salt and pepper, under slices of steak with mushrooms that were cooked with butter and then 1/2 cup red wine the last few minutes. 

Sautéed Red Cabbage with Onions & Apples 
 (omit the apple to lower the carbs) from the cookbook  Practical Paleo 

 (dipped in one of the sauces mentioned above) with salad.

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