10 of the Best Keto-Friendly Meals for Men

The ketogenic or “keto” diet is low in carbs and high in healthy fats with decent levels of protein. This plan is helpful in weight loss, diabetes prevention and epilepsy in children. With the keto diet, you’re eating fewer carbs, yet more fats and proteins. As a result, your body enters the metabolic state of ketosis. Since the right foods are essential on a keto diet, here are some keto-friendly meals for men.

  1. Grilled Ribeye Steak with Roasted Tomatoes

Nothing is more satisfying than a nice juicy steak. This is one of the easiest, yet tastiest keto-friendly meals to prepare. Here’s how:

  • Combine a third cup of softened butter with your favorite herbs and spices then set aside in the refrigerator.
  • Season four to six ribeye steaks and grill them according to your desired doneness.
  • Top the steaks with the herbed butter.
  • To roast the tomatoes, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Slice two pounds of cherry tomatoes and rub them with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and a third cup of olive oil.
  • Spread the tomatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes. Serve with the steaks.
  1. Oven-Baked Barbecue Chicken Thighs

Chicken is a mainstay in just about everyone’s weekly meals. Easy to prepare, it’s economical and makes great leftovers, too. Follow these steps:

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a bowl combine:
    • One cup of reduced sugar tomato sauce
    • One teaspoon each of salt, black pepper and cinnamon
    • Two teaspoons of paprika
    • Two teaspoons of garlic powder
    • A few dashes of hot sauce
    • One-third cup of honey
  • Pour the mixture over a pound of chicken thighs and mix thoroughly.
  • Place the chicken thighs in a large roasting pan and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Alternatively, you can toss these on the barbecue grill for 20 to 30 minutes, turning frequently.
  1. Savory Beef Stew and Cauliflower Rice

When you prepare this beef stew, be sure to use low-carb vegetables. These include broccoli, spinach, zucchini, asparagus, green beans and mushrooms. Here’s how to prepare it:

  • In a medium pot with four teaspoons of olive oil, sauté four pounds of seasoned beef cubes for 20 minutes.
  • To the pot, add the following:
    • One-half cup of diced tomatoes
    • Two teaspoons of tomato paste
    • Two teaspoons of salt
    • One cup of onions
    • One cup of diced celery
    • One teaspoon of black pepper
    • Two teaspoons of garlic powder
    • Three cups of beef broth
  • After 30 minutes, toss in your low-carb vegetables and cook for 30 more minutes.
  • As the stew cooks, prepare two bags of cauliflower rice according to package directions. Serve with the stew.
  1. Spicy Turkey Meatballs

Turkey meatballs are tasty and are leaner than beef. Here’s an easy recipe:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium-sized bowl combine:
    • One pound of ground turkey
    • Two cups of almond flour
    • Two eggs
    • Two teaspoons of salt
    • One teaspoon of black pepper
    • Two teaspoons of garlic powder
    • One teaspoon of cayenne pepper
    • Two to three dashes of hot sauce
    • A sprinkle of dried herbs, depending on your preferences. Use parsley, thyme, basil, rosemary and/or marjoram.
  • Scoop the mixture in balls and place on a foil-lined, greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Serve with tomato puree and shredded low-carb vegetables.
  1. Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties

Here is another money-saving recipe that is low in carbs. You can eat these patties any time, not just for breakfast. Just follow these steps:

  • In a medium bowl, combine:
    • One pound of ground chicken or pork
    • Two teaspoons of salt
    • Two teaspoons of black pepper
    • One teaspoon of cayenne pepper
    • Two teaspoons of garlic powder
    • Three teaspoons of onion powder
    • One-fourth cup of diced onions
    • One crushed clove of garlic
  • Shape the meat mixture into patties and fry in olive oil for five minutes on each side.
  • Serve with low-carb vegetables.
  1. Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Reduce your Chinese takeout expenses by making this satisfying dish at home. Here’s the easy recipe:

  • In a medium bowl, combine a pound of seasoned flank steak strips with a third cup of almond flour and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat four to five teaspoons of canola oil and add the meat to the skillet.
  • After five minutes, remove the meat from the pan temporarily.
  • Add more oil to the skillet and saute:
    • Two cups of onions
    • One cup of diced celery
    • One cup of diced green onions
    • One teaspoon each of salt, black pepper and garlic powder
    • One teaspoon of hot sauce
  • Cook 20 minutes and then add a fourth cup of beef stock, a cup of diced broccoli florets, and a third cup of low-sodium soy sauce.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes and serve.
  1. Tender Pork Roast with Low-Carb Vegetables

This recipe takes a bit longer than the other keto-friendly meals; however, it is delicious and will fill your home with a tempting aroma. Here’s how to prepare it:

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a roasting pan, season a six-pound pork butt roast with olive oil and your favorite spices.
  • Make small slits at the top of the roast with a few pieces of garlic cloves and green onions.
  • Then add:
    • Three cups of chopped asparagus
    • Two cups of mushrooms
    • One bag of chopped spinach
    • One cup of diced zucchini
    • Three cups of chicken broth.
  • Bake for 4 to 5 hours.
  1. Balsamic-Glazed Pork Chops

Unlike the previous recipe, this one only takes just an hour from start to finish. Just follow these steps:

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large roasting pan, season six center-cut pork chops with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and chili powder.
  • In a medium saucepan, cook the following for approximately 10 minutes:
    • One-third cup of balsamic vinegar
    • Three teaspoons of stevia
    • Two teaspoons of oregano
    • One teaspoon of thyme
    • Two teaspoons of paprika
  • Pour the glaze over the pork chops and bake covered for 30 to 40 minutes.
  1. Bacon, Cauliflower and Cheese Melt

If you want a good alternative for macaroni and cheese, this is the recipe for you. Here are the simple steps:

  • In a medium pan, sauté five to six bacon slices for five minutes, and then set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the following:
    • Four ounces of cream cheese
    • One cup of cheddar cheese
    • One-third cup of heavy cream
    • Salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika and celery salt according to taste
  • Cook over medium-low heat for five to 10 minutes.
  • Heat two packages of cauliflower rice and place in a bowl.
  • Pour the sauce over the rice along with the bacon pieces.
  1. Smothered Cabbage and Ham

This one of those comforting keto-friendly meals that is the easiest to prepare, too. Here’s how:

  • In a large pot, sauté three cups of diced ham in olive oil.
  • Toss in the following:
    • Two cups of diced onions
    • Three crushed garlic cloves
    • Two cups of diced celery
    • One-half cup of green onions
  • Cook for 25 minutes, and then add:
    • Three cups of washed cabbage
    • Two cups of chicken broth
    • One teaspoon of salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper
    • Garlic and onion powder to taste
  • Cook over medium-low heat for 45 minutes and serve.

Keto-Friendly Meals: In Conclusion

With these 10 delicious keto-friendly meals, you won’t miss your old eating habits. They are healthy, affordable and easy to prepare, too. Make them for your friends and family. They won’t even know they are ketogenic recipes. They’ll just know they are amazingly good.