15 Keto Recipes for Beginners

15 Keto Recipes for Beginners

If you are new to the keto diet, you are probably a bit overwhelmed as you hunt through all keto-friendly recipes. Luckily, there are plenty of easy keto recipes for beginners that you can get started with before you ease into the more complicated recipes.

The keto diet is a specific type of low-carb diet meant to get your body to burn fat for fuel instead of burning carbohydrates. You may think that this means the diet contains more bland food, but there are plenty of keto meals full of flavor!

These keto recipes are perfect for beginners and are so delicious you will want to keep diving into more recipes to see what else is out there!

Keto Recipes for Beginners

Chicken Fajita Sheet Pan Dinner

A delicious keto, low-carb chicken fajita sheet pan dinner that is both delicious and easy to make.

Bacon and Egg Cups

These easy bacon and egg cups are perfect for beginners. With only 3 three ingredients, even the kids can help you make these tasty breakfast cups.

Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops

Another easy and delicious recipe, these bacon-wrapped pork chops will be the hit of dinner!

Shredded Zucchini & Feta Sauté

Zucchini is such a healthy and versatile vegetable that you can do so many things with. This shredded zucchini and feta sauté are both keto-friendly and gluten-free.

Keto Chips

An amazing high-protein, low-carb, gluten-free recipe for keto chips. With only two ingredients, it doesn’t get any easier than this for a snack recipe!

Chicken Cabbage Stir Fry

This delicious chicken cabbage stir fry is a great way to enjoy a nice, keto-friendly lunch or dinner with the family.

Cheesy Stuffed Sweet Peppers with Bacon

Peppers are full of vitamins and antioxidants, which offer many health benefits. These stuffed peppers are full of cheesy goodness and bacon!

Keto Chicken Salad

All the flavor of your favorite deli chicken, just without all of the carbs! This easy-to-make keto chicken salad is a recipe that is great for beginners.

Keto Pizza

Five basic ingredients are all you need to make the pizza crust, then topped with your favorite delicious toppings to create the perfect keto pizza.

Keto Pancakes

Quick and easy to make, these keto pancakes are perfect for those looking for an easy and delicious breakfast meal.

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

All health and keto-friendly, this beef and broccoli stir fry doesn’t sacrifice flavor and will be the perfect addition to any weeknight dinner rotation.

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

Ready in just one hour, this chicken is cooked in the air fryer until it is juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Keto Pumpkin Cookies

Even if you have never baked a cookie in your life, these keto pumpkin cookies will not let you down. Enjoy them as a snack, dessert, or even an on-the-go breakfast.

Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken

A keto-friendly dinner that’s delicious and filling, this Mediterranean stuffed chicken is a dish the whole family will love.

Keto Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Perfect for those chilly mornings or when you just want a hearty breakfast meal, these keto biscuits, and gravy are a delicious morning must-try.

15 Delicious Recipes with Less Than 5 Ingredients

15 Delicious Recipes with Less Than 5 Ingredients

These easy and delicious recipes are made with less than five ingredients. Many of the recipes call for items you probably already have on hand or in the pantry. A perfect weeknight option!

Many people think you need a ton of ingredients to make a delicious dish that everyone will love. That is not true. A simple recipe can still make a delicious, healthy, and filling meal.

These tasty recipes include everything from weeknight dinner meals to snacks and easy lunch ideas. With only five ingredients needed to make these recipes, these budget-friendly delicious recipes are sure to be a hit.



15 Easy Recipes With Less Than 5 Ingredients:

Air Fryer Ribs

All you need is your favorite BBQ sauce, dry rub, and a rack of ribs to make this delicious dinner rib recipe.

Ham and Cheese Crescent Rings

A tasty recipe that even the kids will love. This ham and cheese ring will make a delicious meal for lunch or dinner.

Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Pork Chops

Delicious and easy to make, pop these pork chops in the slow cooker, and you will have a tasty weeknight dinner in no time!

Air Fryer Salmon

Another delicious air fryer recipe, this tender and flaky salmon is flavored with lemon and spices for a delicious dinner.

Everything Bagel Cucumber Sandwiches

These cucumber sandwiches are seasoned with Everything Bagel seasoning for a tasty treat, perfect for a snack, light lunch, or party appetizer. YUM!

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Strips

Delicious and easy to make, these bacon-wrapped chicken strips will give you another weeknight option for the family to consider!

3 Ingredient Peach Pie

Don’t skip dessert! This three-ingredient peach pie will be a delicious after-dinner dessert or treat that you are sure to love.

Artichoke Parmesan Dip

This dip is a creamy and delicious artichoke appetizer that everyone is sure to love. The best part is that it’s quick and easy to make.

Crockpot Chicken Tacos

Made in the slow cooker, these chicken tacos only need three ingredients and will be a hit with anyone.

Keema Curry

Another tasty slow cooker recipe that you can set and forget, this slow-cooked curry is a delicious dish everyone will love.

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

We have another tasty appetizer, side dish, or snack! These bacon-wrapped dates are full of flavor and easy to make.

Pretzel Honey Mustard Chicken

Filling and delicious, this pretzel honey mustard chicken only needs four ingredients. Who doesn’t love pretzels, honey mustard, and chicken!?

Stuffed Butternut Squash

Perfect for fall, this stuffed butternut squash is a delicious and filling meal that you can cook up in no time.

Homemade Salmon Bacon

Quick and easy to make, this homemade salmon bacon can be enjoyed as a tasty family snack.

Easy Cheese Borek

Full of flavor, these cheesy, savory pastries only need four ingredients and can be used as an appetizer or snack.

Do you have a favorite recipe with five ingredients or less? Share it below in the comments.

Summer Dinner Ideas For Two

Summer Dinner Ideas For Two

I’m always on the lookout for simple summer dinner ideas that can be cooked in no time. Of course, you can always eat out, but homemade meals are always better and less expensive than the restaurant or take-out alternatives.

These 10 easy summer dinners are great for date night or any night of the week! If you’re looking for more dinner ideas, check out my other post here.

10 Summer Dinner Ideas For Two

Keto Chicken Taquitos

Serve these chicken taquitos with your favorite salsa. It’s a simple and delicious Mexican meal that both of you can enjoy any night of the week.

Air Fryer Blackened Salmon

This blackened salmon recipe is great because it’s cooked in an air fryer and only takes 10 minutes. It’s a great healthy weeknight dinner idea.

Creamy Shrimp in Chipotle Sauce

This creamy shrimp with spicy chipotle sauce is definitely a homemade version of a restaurant-quality dish. The best part? It’s is ready in 30 minutes.

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi

This pesto gnocchi is finished off in creamy basil and dried tomato sauce. A delicious 15-minute meal you can enjoy any night of the week.

Brown Sugar Salmon

This baked brown sugar salmon only requires a few ingredients and only takes 30 minutes.

3 Ingredient BBQ Ranch Chicken

Made in just about 30 minutes, this BBQ ranch chicken is full of flavor and easy to make. 

Pesto Pasta

Easy and delicious, this pesto pasta only takes a few ingredients to make. Just double the recipe for a delicious dinner for 2.

Zucchini Noodle Bacon Cacio e Pepe

The bacon crumbles with the cheesy zucchini noodles have a great flavor with the red pepper flakes giving it a bit of a kick. 

Creamy Greek Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is simply delicious. The homemade greek dressing is my absolute favorite. Simply mix Greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, dill, and oregano.

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

This one sheet pan chicken fajitas meal is super easy and tastes delicious. Serve in warm tortillas with some grated cheese, avocado, tomatoes, and sour cream. Yum!

Do you have a favorite summer meal that you put on rotation? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to experiment with some new recipes!

Strawberry Peach Sangria

Strawberry Peach Sangria

Sangrias are popular in the summer months and this Strawberry Peach Sangria is a perfect option to make at home. Super easy to make and ready in minutes!

I think you will just love this Strawberry Peach Sangria with Lemons! It’s perfect for that Summer cookout!

Summer sangria

This refreshing summer cocktail is perfect for a hot summer day. Loaded with fresh fruit and white wine, this summer sangria is easy to make for yourself or for a crowd of friends.

The blend of sweetness from the peaches and berries mixed with the sour lemon gives this delicious cocktail a twisted spin on summer drinks.

Ingredients For Strawberry Peach Sangria:

sangria ingredients
  • 2 cups Moscato wine
  • 1 peach
  • 10 strawberries
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 ½  cups Ice

Makes 4 small cocktails

Directions:

lemons in a pitcher
lemons and strawberries cut up in a pitcher
lemon, strawberries, and peaches cut up in a pitcher
  1. Wash the fruit.
  2. Cut the peach into slices.
  3. Cut the tops off the strawberries, and slice in half.
  4. Slice the lemon.
  5. Combine all of the ingredients except the ice in a pitcher.
  6. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  7. Right before serving, add ice, stir and serve.
wine being poured into the pitcher of fruit sangria
wooden spoon stirring the sangria
summer strawberry sangria

Have you tried to make this sangria yourself? Share below in the comments and let me know how it turned out!

St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Bark Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Bark Recipes

Chocolate bark recipes have become my go-to when it comes to getting my chocolate fix. These St. Patrick’s Day Bark recipes don’t disappoint!

They’re so quick to make – it’s all a matter of melting a few ingredients and getting creative with goodies to use as toppings!

With St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon, I thought it would be a good idea to break out some of my chocolate bark recipes so you can make a few fun treats to keep your leprechauns happy!

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Bark

Lucky Charms Candy Bark

What’s St. Patrick’s Day without a lucky charm? This Lucky Charms Candy Bark Recipe is so easy to make and only requires two ingredients (one of the being, obviously, Lucky Charms cereal!).

Rainbow Bark with Pretzels

A really fun and colorful recipe for St. Patrick’s Day! The sweet and salt combo thanks to the pretzels make these treats super addictive and I promise they won’t last very long in the house!

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Bark

Shamrocks are a quintessential symbol of St. Patricks day so of course I had to pick a recipe for all my fellow shamrock lovers! It’s delicious, super easy to make, and only requires three ingredients (one of them being M&Ms!

Mint Oreo Cookie Bark

Mint is my go-to for St. Patrick’s Day desserts because… GREEN! This recipe is made using Mint Oreo Cookies and white chocolate – they’re delicious!

Minty St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Bark

Another recipe for my fellow mint lovers! This Minty chocolate bark is such a fun treat and mixes SO much chocolate (minty Hersheys & Oreos), which makes for delicious St. Pattys treats!

Grasshopper Mint Chocolate Bark

This grasshopper mint chocolate bark is super easy to make (just melt chocolate in the microwave!). The main ingredient is Andes Creme de Menthe Thins which are always a treat!

St. Patrick’s Day Bark

I love how colorful and fun this bark looks! They’re made of fun (and super colorful) ingredients to make it look like a leprechaun made them once he found the end of a rainbow!

White Chocolate Leprechaun Bark

I’m obsessed with how crunchy these are thanks to the pretzels. This recipe is SO quick to make and perfect to keep your little leprechauns at home happy!

St. Patrick’s Day Bark Recipe

Green M&Ms, oh my! I love how simple, yet fun (and green) this recipe is! Dark chocolate recipes are always my favorite, and even more so if they have a dash of mint!

Dark Chocolate Mint Bark

Another fix for my dark chocolate and mint-obsessed readers! Aside from the amazing taste, I love how intricate the final result of these barks look – if I didn’t know better, I’d think they took several hours to make when it really just takes a couple of minutes to make them!

What are your favorite St. Patrick’s Day dessert recipes? Share them below.

Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs

Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs

Hot cocoa bombs are great for any occasion for a quick warm me up, and these Valentine’s hot cocoa bombs are just perfect for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day. Follow my easy recipe and tutorial below to make your own hot cocoa bombs for Valentine’s Day!

White Chocolate Valentine's Day Hot Cocoa Bombs

Hot cocoa bombs are wonderful homemade gifts, so make a batch for someone special in your life, or make a few batches to spread the love even further.

These Valentine’s cocoa bombs are made with white chocolate, and filled with cocoa mix and mini marshmallows. They’re drizzled with pink candy, and topped with special Valentine’s Day sprinkles, for a beautiful finish.

Valentine's Day Hot Cocoa Bombs

What You Need To Make Hot Cocoa Bombs:


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Directions:

Yes, there are 14 steps, but I assure you that they’re all super easy to follow!

hot cocoa bombs process
  1. Set a plate in the freezer

  2. Place the candy melt in a heat safe glass or metal bowl (I use a Pyrex bowl), and fill a pot with about 1-2 inches of water. Make sure the bowl can fit over the pot, without touching the water.

  3. Heat pot with bowl over it on low/medium heat. Chocolate will start to melt in about 5-10 minutes.

  4. Once chocolate starts melting, scrape the sides of the bowl, using a rubber spatula.

  5. Continue scraping until all chocolate is melted.

  6. Remove bowl from pot and place on hot pad or trinket.

  7. Add about 1-2 tsp of melted chocolate to each half sphere of the mold, using a spoon or brush to spread it, covering the entire half sphere, making sure you get the sides really good.

  8. Place chocolate filled mold in the freezer for 5 minutes.

  9. Remove mold from freezer, and repeat steps 7 and 8.

  10. Remove mold and the plate from freezer, and un-mold the chocolate spheres. Place them on the cold plate. This will be your work area.

  11. Add 1 tbsp of hot cocoa mix to 3 of the chocolate spheres. Top with about 6-8 mini marshmallows.

  12. Heat a small plate in the microwave for 2 minutes.

  13. Place an empty half sphere upside down on the plate to let the edges soften. Place it on top of one of the filled half spheres, and smooth out the edges with your finger. You can rub a little extra melted chocolate around it  if need be. Do this with the remaining spheres.

  14. In a very small bowl, heat the pink candy melts for about 30 seconds and stir very well until completely melted.

  15. Spoon melted candy into a piping bag or baggie, and cut the tip.

  16. Pipe melted pink candy on the top of the hot cocoa bombs, and immediately add sprinkles.

  17. To use, place in mug with 6 oz of hot milk. You may add more cocoa to mug if you desire.
hot cocoa bombs

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