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What Is Lazy Keto? Plus 25 Recipes For Beginners

What Is Lazy Keto? Plus 25 Recipes For Beginners

  • January 04, 2022
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Lazy keto is a much easier (and more simple) way to partake in a low-carb lifestyle.

In this post, I’ll explain how this style of keto is different from the traditional version. Of course, I’ll throw in some lazy keto recipes too!

Some may look complicated, but these recipes are easy peasy cheat’s lazy versions.

various pictures of low-carb recipes

various pictures of low-carb recipes

What is lazy keto?Jump to:

Have you heard of the term “lazy keto?” Many people think this is what the ketogenic lifestyle is all about. Is this the same thing as “dirty keto“? There is so much misinformation and different terms out there that it’s no wonder people are confused!

Let’s clear everything up right now. I’ll even share some easy clean keto recipes that you can make with very little effort too.

Read more: TOP 10 Keto Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

What is lazy keto?

woman staring into her computer asking What is Lazy Keto

woman staring into her computer asking What is Lazy Keto

What is lazy keto (and what do you eat)?

The term lazy keto is used interchangeably with dirty keto. In my “what is dirty keto” guide, I explained everything about it!

Basically, lazy keto (or dirty keto) is where the only thing people track is carbs, and they try to eat less than 20 grams of carbs a day.

They don’t count any other macros – not fat, not fiber, and not protein. Just the carbs.

Another difference between lazy keto and clean (or pure) keto is that lazy keto allows people to eat food from whatever source they want as long as they consume less than 20 grams of carbs per day.

So many people who follow lazy/dirty keto rely heavily on 1-minute mug cakes, low-carb bars and other fast meals.

It is essentially not as strict with the types of meals you eat or the amount of protein/fat/grain/vegetable ratio as long as you stick to the 20g of carbs or less. I respect that there will be days when it’s more important to make a few sacrifices to stay within your macros.

However, I encourage you to care about the food you consume and it’s quality. The closer to its natural state, the better it is for your body and overall health.

Free keto meal plan – can be used for lazy keto and clean keto

Free keto weekly meal plan showing a salmon steak

Free keto weekly meal plan showing a salmon steak

Remember, I mentioned those easy keto recipes I was going to share? That’s coming up next but I also wanted to share something I put together to make your lives easier!

I know one of the biggest struggles with the keto diet is all the time it takes to plan meals. So, I did the hard work for you! Check out my free keto weekly meal plan to help you start out your keto journey with some delicious and simple recipes. In the meantime, let’s talk about some lazy keto recipes to try!

15 Lazy keto recipes to try while stepping up to clean keto

I’ll admit- as much as you may want to follow lazy keto all the time, eating on a clean keto diet is much better for your health.

When you follow the strict keto diet, you will be giving your body the nutrition it needs from your food.

Things like vegetables, meat protein, and even healthy fats are all things you could be missing out on if you do lazy keto long term.

I understand it might be a struggle at first but thankfully, cooking these recipes doesn’t have to be a chore, either.

These 15 keto recipes are so easy I called them “lazy recipes.” These are the perfect way to ease yourself into a completely clean keto lifestyle. Plus, these recipes are quick too!

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Mockup of the Low-Carb Ultimate Bundle with recipe book details

Mockup of the Low-Carb Ultimate Bundle with recipe book details

15 Lazy keto (no-cook recipes or under 5 minutes)

1. Keto Vanilla Berry Mug Cake – 5G Net Carbs

the best low-carb snacks are mug cakes, serve din white dish with whipped cream easy 1-minute coconut flour keto vanilla berry mug cake

the best low-carb snacks are mug cakes, serve din white dish with whipped cream easy 1-minute coconut flour keto vanilla berry mug cake

This single-serve keto mug cake takes only 1 minute to prepare. It is packed with healthy fats and fiber. Plus, the fruit has antioxidants that your body needs to fight those free radicals.

Keto Vanilla Berry Mug Cake

How to make a quick and easy 1-minute coconut flour keto vanilla berry mug cake – even when you don’t like to cook!  

Check out this recipe …NET carbs = 4.5 gVanilla Berry Low-Carb mug cake in a light blue dish.

Vanilla Berry Low-Carb mug cake in a light blue dish.

2. Double Chocolate Chaffles – 7G Net Carbs

A large chocolate cake sitting on top of a blue plate, with Chaffle and Vanilla

A large chocolate cake sitting on top of a blue plate, with Chaffle and Vanilla

Chaffles are some of the most amazing creations for keto recipes. They are amazing cheese waffles and super versatile. These double chocolate chaffles taste like dessert! You make them right on your waffle maker in a matter of just minutes.

Easy Double Chocolate Chaffles

Double chocolate chaffles are perfect for breakfast or dessert. Delicious, easy, and fun chaffle recipes your whole family will love.

Check out this recipe …NET carbs = 6.5 gChocolate keto waffle served wth whipped cream

Chocolate keto waffle served wth whipped cream

3. Keto Muffins – 2G Net Carbs

A plate of 1-minute muffins sliced and ready to serve

A plate of 1-minute muffins sliced and ready to serve

When you are craving bread or muffins, make these keto muffins in just a minute. They actually come out pretty fluffy and taste just like carby muffins.

1-Minute Keto Muffins

The perfect quick keto bread is this 1-minute keto muffin in a mug. Grain free little snacks that can be made both sweet OR savoury depending on which flavours you decide to add.

Check out this recipe …NET carbs = 2 gketo muffins on a white plate with a blue napkin in the background

keto muffins on a white plate with a blue napkin in the background

4. Sugar-Free Nutella – 1.1G Net Carbs

Sugar-Free Nutella on a folded blue and white napkin with silver spoon

Sugar-Free Nutella on a folded blue and white napkin with silver spoon

You can have that scrumptious hazelnut spread on the keto diet- just make it with clean ingredients and no sugar. This sugar-free Nutella tastes amazing on your favorite chaffle!

Sugar-Free Nutella

Sugar-free Nutella is quick and easy to make. Best of all, it contains plenty of healthy walnuts and they don’t need to be roasted and peeled. 

Check out this recipe …NET carbs = 1.1 gSugar-Free Nutella on a folded blue and white napkin with silver spoon

Sugar-Free Nutella on a folded blue and white napkin with silver spoon

5. Scrambled Eggs – 1G Net Carbs

Easy 2-Minute Scrambled Eggs

Easy 2-Minute Scrambled Eggs

If you have 2 minutes in the morning, you can whip up these fluffy scrambled eggs. Top them with your favorite low-carb or sugar-free sauce, like pico de gallo or salsa.

Easy 2-Minute Keto Scrambled Eggs

Don’t skip breakfast. Instead, make these easy keto scrambled eggs in two minutes. They are full of protein, omegas, and leafy green vegetables.

Check out this recipe …NET carbs = 1 gEasy 2-Minute Scrambled Eggs.

Easy 2-Minute Scrambled Eggs.

6. Keto Green Smoothie – 4G Net Carbs

A close up of keto green smoothie garnished with chia seeds and mint leaves

A close up of keto green smoothie garnished with chia seeds and mint leaves

Smoothies are a really easy way to start your day with a dose of nutrition without cooking. This keto green smoothie is packed with leafy greens, avocado, yogurt, and chia seeds.

Keto Green Smoothie

Start your day with a quick and easy keto green smoothie. Easy, healthy and a fresh lovely mint taste to disguise the kale and green veggies.

NET carbs = 4 gKeto green smoothie in the glass mason jar

Keto green smoothie in the glass mason jar

Easy Keto Chicken Salad - Served 3 Ways + VIDEO

Easy Keto Chicken Salad - Served 3 Ways + VIDEO

Break out of the monotony of salads. Here are three completely different ways to eat the same zesty keto chicken salad. It’s a fun way to shake up your meal prep routine!

You don’t even need to cook the chicken, just pick up a hot rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and voila! Dinner will be an assembly line.

Easy Versatile Keto Chicken Salad

This low-carb chicken salad is a quick and easy meal that is full of flavour and vegetables. It makes the perfect dip, snack, or meal.

Check out this recipe …NET carbs = 1.9 g4 ways to serve chicken salad and side dishes

4 ways to serve chicken salad and side dishes

8. Tandoori Chicken – 0.3G Net Carbs

Low-Carb Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Low-Carb Tandoori Chicken Recipe

This is a really simple way to make chicken for dinner and it is full of surprising flavor! Tandoori chicken tastes like curry chicken from your favorite takeout restaurant. Only this is quicker than dialling up to order then driving out to collect it.

Low-carb tandoori chicken recipe

Low-carb tandoori chicken pieces can be cooked in the frying pan, in the oven or on the bbq. Keep extras for school lunch tomorrow. 

NET carbs = 1 gLow-Carb Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Low-Carb Tandoori Chicken Recipe

9. Lemon Salmon With Dill Mayonnaise – 1G Net Carbs

Cook a delicous salmon meal in under 5 minutes! #ditchthecarbs #lemonsalmon #salmon #instantpot #familymeals #lowcarb #keto

Cook a delicous salmon meal in under 5 minutes! #ditchthecarbs #lemonsalmon #salmon #instantpot #familymeals #lowcarb #keto

If you have an Instant Pot, you can have a filling (and low-carb) dinner ready in just minutes (yes, minutes). This keto salmon recipe even comes with a mayo recipe that you can use on other recipes too.

Instant Pot Lemon Salmon

A delicious easy salmon dinner made in the Instant Pot in under 5 minutes.

Check out this recipe …NET carbs = 1 gInstant pot poached lemon salmon with dill mayonnaise served with lemon slice and fresh dill

Instant pot poached lemon salmon with dill mayonnaise served with lemon slice and fresh dill

10. Slow Cooker Chicken and Bone Broth – 3G Net Carbs

Cooked whole chicken sliced and garnished with lemon slices and herbs

Cooked whole chicken sliced and garnished with lemon slices and herbs

There are so many creative ways you can use this slow cooker chicken recipe. Shred the chicken and eat it for lunch, or add a few veggies and make this a homemade chicken soup. You’ll never go back to canned soup again!

Think this looks complicated? Think again. Just throw a chicken in the slow cooker and you have meals made for days.

How to Cook a Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker – Plus Bone Broth Recipe

Make a perfectly tender and juicy whole chicken in a slow cooker. Then turn the carcass into bone broth!

Check out this recipe …NET carbs = 3 gA whole chicken sliced and sitting on a serving dish with lettuce

A whole chicken sliced and sitting on a serving dish with lettuce

11. Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs – 0.6G Net Carbs

A close up of boiled eggs

A close up of boiled eggs

Hard-boiled eggs are another clean keto staple. You can munch on them for a high-protein snack or chop them up in your salad. They also make a really easy breakfast you can take with you out the door. This is how to make hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot in just a few minutes.

How to Boil Eggs in the Instant Pot

Boil eggs in the Instant Pot using this method. Follow the easy instructions to make the perfect boiled egg.

Check out this recipe …Collage of eggs and how long to cook

Collage of eggs and how long to cook

12. Bunless Burger – 2.7G Net Carbs

ABC burger served with lettuce

ABC burger served with lettuce

This is known as an ABC burger because it has avocado, bacon, and chicken. It’s a really different way to enjoy a quick burger for lunch.

Bunless Burger

The easiest way to go low carb when eating out is to ask for a bunless burger. Load it up with salad, mayo, cheese, pickles …

Check out this recipe …NET carbs = 0.1 gBurger with mushroom buns served with coleslaw

Burger with mushroom buns served with coleslaw

13. Mexican Chicken Burger – 0.8G Net Carbs

Mexican Chicken Burgers served with avocado and sour cream

Mexican Chicken Burgers served with avocado and sour cream

If you’d like a completely different burger experience, try this Mexican Chicken burger. It uses ground chicken instead of ground beef for a surprising texture that actually tastes pretty amazing.

Here are 50 more bunless burger ideas to try and a quick and easy keto chicken burrito bowl.

Mexican Chicken Burgers (Keto, 0.8g net carbs)

Mexican chicken burgers can be amped up by adding extra chilli, sour cream and guacamole. How spicy will you make it?

Check out this recipe …NET carbs = 0.8 gLow-carb Mexican chicken burger served with red pepper tomato avocado and cream cheese

Low-carb Mexican chicken burger served with red pepper tomato avocado and cream cheese

14. Low-Carb Chia Breakfast – 1.4G-5.8G Net Carbs

Low-carb chia breakfast

Low-carb chia breakfast

Here are 4 different ways to enjoy keto chia recipes. Each of them has a different macro count, so keep that in mind when you choose the one to make. There are chocolate and berry variations, so check them out!

Low-Carb Chia Breakfasts – 4 ways

Low-carb chia breakfast – 4 easy ways. These will be sure to please everyone. This protein in the chia and the healthy fats in the coconut cream will keep you full until lunchtime.

Check out this recipe …collage of 4 chia breakfast ideas

collage of 4 chia breakfast ideas

15. Low-Carb Keto Copycat Recipes

various plated low-carb copycat recipes

various plated low-carb copycat recipes

Finally, if you are craving something that you used to eat before keto, check out this list of 29 copycat keto recipes. You’ll find everything from how to make low-carb bread to pizza recipes. This is a fantastic list to keep on hand when you need it.

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Mockup of the Low-Carb Ultimate Bundle with recipe book details

Mockup of the Low-Carb Ultimate Bundle with recipe book details

10 Longer keto recipes to transition to after lazy keto

As you learn the basics of cooking and food prep, you’ll discover some really tasty recipes!

These 10 recipes are clean keto, made with whole ingredients that are good for your body and will keep you on track.

All of them are easy enough for any home chef to make, so give them a try.

1. Ground Beef Meal Prep

featured image for low-carb ground beef meal prep collage

featured image for low-carb ground beef meal prep collage

One of the best meal prep ideas I have found is to use ground beef. This recipe saves really well and you can use it in a ton of different ways and recipes too.

2. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork – 0.1G Net Carbs

Blue tongs lifting keto pulled pork from the slow cooker

Blue tongs lifting keto pulled pork from the slow cooker

Keto slow cooker pulled pork is another classic staple that you can use in tons of other recipes! Eat it by itself or pile it on top of a bed of lettuce greens for a filling lunch.

Keto Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

This keto slow cooker pulled pork recipe is an easy prep and forget meal. The best part is no bbq sauce is needed to enjoy the flavours of pulled pork.

Check out this recipe …NET carbs = 0.1 gpulled pork being lifted from the slow cooker with blue tongs

pulled pork being lifted from the slow cooker with blue tongs

3. Grain-Free Granola Bars – 2.4G Net Carbs

grain-free granola bars wrapped in baking paper and placed on a wooden chopping board

grain-free granola bars wrapped in baking paper and placed on a wooden chopping board

Granola bars are a fantastic way to start the day. These grain-free granola bars are packed with fiber and antioxidants for a healthy jump start for your day or a midday snack.

Grain-Free Granola Bars

Easy blender recipe for grain-free granola bars – 2.4g net carbs! Just throw everything in the blender. They are the perfect after school snack.

Check out this recipe …NET carbs = 2.4 ggrain-free granola bars wrapped in baking paper and placed on a wooden chopping board

grain-free granola bars wrapped in baking paper and placed on a wooden chopping board

Sliced low-carb 3 seed bread spread with butter on a wooden chopping board

Sliced low-carb 3 seed bread spread with butter on a wooden chopping board

You don’t have to give up bread when you are on keto, you just have to make your own. This 3-seed bread has a satisfying texture and you can pile it high with your favorite meats and veggies.

Low-Carb 3 Seed Bread

This is it!! The famous 3 seed bread kiwis and Aussies are raving about. Perfect toasted with butter then sweet or savoury toppings. 

Check out this recipe …NET carbs = 1.9 gmultigrain seed bread sliced with butter

multigrain seed bread sliced with butter

5. Key Lime Cheesecake – 6G Net Carbs

A slice of lime cheesecake in front of the Instant Pot and served with whipped cream

A slice of lime cheesecake in front of the Instant Pot and served with whipped cream

One slice of this keto cheesecake will keep you full until the next meal. It is full of healthy fats and has the fresh flavor of key limes.

Instant Pot Key Lime Cheesecake

This Instant Pot Key Lime Cheesecake is perfection! It is tangy, light, creamy, and keto friendly. The best part is it is easy to make!

Check out this recipe …NET carbs = 6 gwhole key lime cheesecake on a white plate

whole key lime cheesecake on a white plate

6. Chocolate Pudding Cake – 6G Net Carbs

Small servings of chocolate cake on a table

Small servings of chocolate cake on a table

Chocolate-lovers rejoice! This chocolate pudding cake can be made in Instant Pot quicker than it takes to order delivery. The result will soon become your new favorite dessert, even after you aren’t on keto anymore.

Low-Carb Instant Pot Chocolate Pudding Cake

A delicious low carb chocolate cake with a hot fudge sauce hidden underneath. What a great healthy sugar-free treat for the whole family.

Check out this recipe …NET carbs = 6 gInstant pot chocolate pudding cake served into little white bowls and whipped cream on top

Instant pot chocolate pudding cake served into little white bowls and whipped cream on top

7. Keto Eggs Benedict – 1G Net Carbs

A plate of Eggs Benedict with a fork and knife

A plate of Eggs Benedict with a fork and knife

Use your Instant Pot to make a really easy breakfast! These keto eggs benedict come out perfectly without much effort.

Keto Eggs Benedict

Keto eggs benedict are made in the Instant Pot in under 5 minutes!

Check out this recipe …NET carbs = 1 gA close up of keto eggs benedict on a red and white checked plate dripping in hollandaise sauce

A close up of keto eggs benedict on a red and white checked plate dripping in hollandaise sauce

healthy low-carb almond flour bread and butter on bread board

healthy low-carb almond flour bread and butter on bread board

Almond flour bread is a keto staple. Since it has so much protein, you can eat a slice of it for lunch or as a post-workout snack. This recipe helps you create bread that has a delicious taste and texture.

Low-Carb Almond Flour Bread

The easiest recipe for low-carb almond bread … with only 2 steps! A low-carb almond flour bread that slices like the real thing. Perfect sliced for a low-carb sandwich, toasted or even used for a bread stuffing.

Check out this recipe …NET carbs = 1.9 ghealthy low-carb almond flour bread and butter on bread board

healthy low-carb almond flour bread and butter on bread board

9. Keto Breakfast Burrito – 1G Net Carbs

A plate of breakfast burrito with fillings

A plate of breakfast burrito with fillings

This is another quick and easy breakfast idea on the clean keto plan. A keto breakfast burrito is so full of taste that you’ll want to make it for lunch too! The secret is to wrap your burrito up with your egg.

Keto Breakfast Burrito

Keto Breakfast Burrito is a quick and easy healthy breakfast option the whole family will love. There are so many variations of the base and the fillings you can make.

Check out this recipe …NET carbs = 1.5 gketo breakfast burrito served with avocado on a white plate

keto breakfast burrito served with avocado on a white plate

10. Keto Chili Casserole – 7G Net Carbs

Easy Keto Chili Casserole in process

Easy Keto Chili Casserole in process

This chili casserole is so hearty that it will feed an entire family – and everyone will love it. It reheats perfectly too, so you can use it in your keto meal prep.

Easy Keto Chilli Casserole (chili dog casserole)

EASY keto chili casserole recipe can be ready in 25 minutes! A healthy winter family meal everyone will enjoy. High-protein comfort food.

Check out this recipe …NET carbs = 7 gketo chili casserole in a bowl served with sour cream

keto chili casserole in a bowl served with sour cream

woman staring into her computer asking What is Lazy Keto

woman staring into her computer asking What is Lazy Keto

Is this keto? (top 10 foods)

Even if lazy keto seems tempting, it is so much healthier to eat whole foods that take a little longer to cook at home.

Items such as milk, tofu, couscous and honey (for example) are here in the top 10 foods … is this keto article.

Stop relying on the sweet keto snacks and desserts.

Base your meals on whole food, made at home.

mockups of how to start low-carb and keto cheat sheets and templates

mockups of how to start low-carb and keto cheat sheets and templates

These recipes are the best way to transition to clean keto when you don’t enjoy cooking. All of these require little to no cooking knowledge at all!

If you are wondering if certain foods are “keto”, it comes down to quantity and quality.

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