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The Best Keto Diet Menu for Beginners

Eating fewer carbs can seem like a daunting task. But these delicious keto diet menu ideas make it easy. Enjoy our favorite recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert!

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Breakfasts

Start your day with a hearty meal. Plenty of your breakfast favorites are already keto-friendly—including eggs and cheese, bacon and sausage.

Get our best keto breakfast recipes.

Psst! Not sure what you can eat on the keto diet? Find out here.

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Lunches


Lunch can be tricky—especially when that deli sandwich and chips combo is calling your name. But these easy-to-pack salads, proteins and pizza (yes, pizza!) will help you stay on track. And if you’re going to grab take-out, these are your best options.

Find easy-to-pack keto lunches.

Want more healthy recipe inspiration? Pick up a copy of Taste of Home’s Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes.

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Soups


Whether you need a side dish, light lunch or mid-day snack before you try other keto recipes, a cup of soup is a delicious option. These tasty soups are high in protein but low in carbs, so you’ll stay satisfied long after you’ve slurped down the last drop.

These slurp-worthy soups are all keto!

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Dinners


Dinner on the keto diet is all about picking your favorite protein. Steak, chicken, fish and eggs are all delicious options—especially when served over fresh greens, paired with a side of zucchini noodles or smothered in gooey cheese.

Enjoy keto-friendly versions of your favorite dinner recipes.

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Healthy Keto Chocolate Raspberry Mug CakeCourtesy of The Big Man’s World

Desserts


No, you don’t have to give up dessert on the keto diet. Try tasty, low-carb versions of your favorite treats—like cookies, candies and mug cake (this chocolate raspberry cake comes from blogger The Big Man’s World—YUM!).

Get our sweetest keto treats.

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Snacks


Satisfy your cravings in-between meals with a low-carb snack. Cheesy dips, deviled eggs and stuffed mushrooms are just a few of our favorites. Or, pick up some snacks on Amazon.

Curb your appetite with these keto-approved snacks.

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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