What Is Lazy Keto? Plus 25 Recipes For Beginners — Ditch The Carbs

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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

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.

What Is Lazy Keto?

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 track 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 & Clean Keto

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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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

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 …

The ULTIMATE quick and easy 1-minute coconut flour keto vanilla berry mug cake

2. Double Chocolate Chaffles – 7G Net Carbs

Yum! You will love this double chocolate chaffle recipe! #EasyDoubleChocolateChaffes #chaffle #ditchthecarbs #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthyrecipes #familymeals

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 …

Yum! You will love this double chocolate chaffle recipe! #EasyDoubleChocolateChaffes #chaffle #ditchthecarbs #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthyrecipes #familymeals

3. Keto Muffins – 2G Net Carbs

1-minute keto muffins are fluffy and versatile sweet or savoury. Take a look, at the 5 flavours, you will love them. #lowcarbrecipes #ketobread #ketomuffin #lowcarbbread #lowcarbmuffin #healthyschoollunchbox #healthyschoollunch #glutenfreelunch #glutenfreekids #grainfreekids

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. Grain free little snacks that can be made both sweet OR savoury depending on which flavours you decide to add.

Check out this recipe …

1-minute keto muffins are fluffy and versatile sweet or savoury. Take a look, at the 5 flavours, you will love them. #lowcarbrecipes #ketobread #ketomuffin #lowcarbbread #lowcarbmuffin #healthyschoollunchbox #healthyschoollunch #glutenfreelunch #glutenfreekids #grainfreekids

4. Sugar-Free Nutella – 1.1G Net Carbs

Try this super simple version of a sugar free nutella. It is incredibly simple to make and uses walnuts rather than roasting and removing the skin from hazelnuts. #lowcarb | ditchthecarbs.com

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 …

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

5. Scrambled Eggs – 1G Net Carbs

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 Scrambled Eggs

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

Check out this recipe …

Easy 2-Minute Scrambled Eggs.

6. Keto Green Smoothie – 4G Net Carbs

Start your day with a quick and easy keto green smoothie. #ketogreensmoothie #ketosmoothie #lowcarbsmoothie #sugarfreesmoothie #healthysmoothie

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.

Check out this recipe …

Start your day with a quick and easy keto green smoothie. #ketogreensmoothie #ketosmoothie #lowcarbsmoothie #sugarfreesmoothie #healthysmoothie

7. Keto Chicken Salad – 1.9G Net Carbs

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 …

Easy Keto Chicken Salad - Served 3 Ways + VIDEO

8. Tandoori Chicken – 0.3G Net Carbs

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. 

Check out this 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

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 …

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

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

Wow! This chicken is amazing, plus directions for bone broth! #cookawholechickeninaslowcooker #wholechicken #bonebroth #slowcooker #ditchthecarbs #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthyrecipes #familymeals

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 …

Wow! This chicken is amazing, plus directions for bone broth! #cookawholechickeninaslowcooker #wholechicken #bonebroth #slowcooker #ditchthecarbs #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthyrecipes #familymeals

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

Ever wondered how to boil eggs in the Instant Pot? Watch this! It's genius! #instantpot #keto #lowcarb #boiledeggs #cookingvideo #pressure cooker #healthyrecipes #familyrecipes #glutenfree

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 …

12. Bunless Burger – 2.7G Net Carbs

This is the world famous low-carb, ABC bunless burger. Come and see what all the fuss is about. Grain free, gluten free, sugar free. | ditchthecarbs.com

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 …

Take a look at a healthy alternative to junk food burger - unless burger. Bread free, wheat free, gluten free and incredibly nutritious. #lowcarb #lchf #sugarfree | ditchthecarbs.com

13. Mexican Chicken Burger – 0.8G Net Carbs

Low-carb Mexican chicken burgers can be ready in 15 minutes, start to finish. The perfect low carb, keto, grain free, healthy family meal. Watch the new cooking video. | ditchthecarbs.com

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.

Mexican Chicken Burgers

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 …

Low-carb Mexican chicken burgers can be ready in 15 minutes, start to finish. The perfect low carb, keto, grain free, healthy family meal. Watch the new cooking video. | ditchthecarbs.com

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

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 …

Low-carb chia breakfast

15. Low-Carb Keto 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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10 Longer Keto Recipes To Transition To From 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

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

Keto Slow Cooker Pulled Pork that packed with flavor! #ketoslowcookerpulledpork #slowcooker #pulledpork #ditchthecarbs #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthyrecipes #familymeals

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 …

The SECRET method to making EASY keto slow cooker pulled pork recipe - the famous prep and forget meal. No bbq sauce is needed!  #ketoslowcookerpulledpork #slowcooker #pulledpork #ditchthecarbs #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthydinner #ketofamilymeals

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

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.

Sugar-Free Grain-Free Granola

Make a big batch of sugar-free grain-free granola to keep your family stocked for a couple of weeks. The perfect easy healthy pantry recipe.

Check out this recipe …

Sugar free and grain-free granola. See how easy it is to make and the 5 big mistakes people make for thinking granola and cereal is healthy. | ditchthecarbs.com

4. Low-Carb 3-Seed Bread – 1.9G Net Carbs

THIS IS IT!!! The famous low-carb 3 seed bread that kiwis and Aussies are raving about. Perfect with melted butter and vegemite or marmite. #ditchthecarbs #glutenfreebread #lowcarbbread #ketobread #healthybread

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 …

THIS IS IT!!! The famous low-carb 3 seed bread that kiwis and Aussies are raving about. Perfect with melted butter and vegemite or marmite. #ditchthecarbs #glutenfreebread #lowcarbbread #ketobread #healthybread

5. Key Lime Cheesecake – 6G Net Carbs

Wow! This key lime cheesecake is perfection! #instantpotkeylimecheesecake #instantpot #ditchthecarbs #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthyrecipes #familymeals

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 …

Wow! This key lime cheesecake is perfection! #instantpotkeylimecheesecake #instantpot #ditchthecarbs #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthyrecipes #familymeals

6. Chocolate Pudding Cake – 6G Net Carbs

Wow! Low-Carb Chocolate Pudding Cake made in the Instant Pot! What a great treat for the whole family. #ditchthecarbs #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthy

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 …

Wow! Low-Carb Instant Pot Chocolate Pudding Cake - with a hidden chocolate sauce!! What a great healthy sugar-free treat for the whole family. #ditchthecarbs #lowcarbdesserts #ketodesserts #glutenfreechocolatedesserts #sugarfreechocolatecake #instantpotchocolate

7. Keto Eggs Benedict – 1G Net Carbs

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

Wow, breakfast in under 5 minutes! #ketoeggsbenedict #instantpot #ditchthecarbs #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthyrecipes #familymeals

8. Almond Flour Bread – 1.9G Net Carbs

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 …

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

9. Keto Breakfast Burrito – 1G Net Carbs

Quick and easy keto breakfast burrito. Load em'up with your favourite fillings. Bacon, avocado, cheese and some leafy greens. #keto #glutenfree #lowcarb #healthybreakfast #ketoburrito #quickbreakfast #ketosnacks #sugarfree #wheatfree

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 …

Quick and easy keto breakfast burrito. Load em'up with your favourite fillings. Bacon, avocado, cheese and some leafy greens. #keto #glutenfree #lowcarb #healthybreakfast #ketoburrito #quickbreakfast #ketosnacks #sugarfree #wheatfree

10. Keto Chili Casserole – 7G Net Carbs

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

Easy keto chilli casserole is a firm family favourite. Serve it by itself in bowls, with plenty of shredded/grated cheese and sour cream. Or why not accompany it with spiced chilli cauliflower rice? A tasty low-carb side dish.

Check out this recipe …

Watch the NEW quick cooking video for easy keto chilli casserole. Gluten free, low carb, healthy family meal for tonight. | ditchthecarbs.com

Final Thoughts

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

Stop relying on the sweet keto snacks and desserts.

Base your meals on whole food, made at home.

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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!

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