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.

Have your Starbucks and stick to keto, too! Check out these 14 keto Starbucks drinks to order. 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.

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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 keto-friendly pasta salad, or smothered in gooey cheese. People following a keto diet and cheese lovers alike will enjoy these outrageous (and low-carb) cheese taco shells.

Enjoy keto-friendly versions of your favorite dinner recipes.

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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 of these keto snack bars.

Curb your appetite with these keto-approved snacks.

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Katie Bandurski
As Senior Shopping Editor, Katie connects Taste of Home readers with the best gifts, deals and home products on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and watching Christmas movies.