Top Low Carb Books

These are my Top Low Carb Books (in no particular order). My list has evolved to be far more than my original Top 10, and no doubt more will appear in the future as more are published.

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Low Carb High Fat

Advice and recipes to improve your health and reduce your weight. You hear miraculous stories in the news all the time — a man loses 370 pounds, another is able to return ten of his twelve medications at the pharmacy, and an epileptic child suddenly stops having seizures–each experiences a miraculous change in health, all from simply changing his or her diet. Fascinatingly, these stories all have one thing in common; the subjects started eating the opposite of what they had previously been told was healthy. The dietary guidelines they had learned growing up had failed them. Medical science has long turned a blind eye to such stories. But now the tide is changing, as more and more major studies are being conducted on what the body truly needs to survive–and the findings are alarming. The belief in eating less fat and less saturated fat is mistaken. Inadvertently, this advice may be the biggest reason behind the obesity and diabetes epidemic. It’s time to take a stand; it’s time for real food again!

What The Fat

Written by Professor grant Schofield and Dr Caryn Zinn, two of the world’s best LCHF experts, What The Fat outlines the science behind LCHF and how to make it work for you. The ‘Fat Professor’ and the ‘Whole food dietician’ is the ultimate easy guide to going low carb and eating whole foods. Along with Michelin trained chef, makes this a fabulous first book to read or gift to a family who is wanting to make some lifestyle changes.

Join this fabulous trio and help them flip the food pyramid on its head. Let’s change the world and how we eat.

Dr Bernstein’s Diabetic Solution

DR. BERNSTEIN’S DIABETES SOLUTION is a unique resource that covers both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, explains step-by-step how to normalize blood sugar levels and prevent or reverse complications and offers detailed guidelines for establishing a treatment plan. Readers will find fifty gourmet recipes, in addition to a comprehensive discussion of diet, obesity, and new drugs to curb carbohydrate craving and overeating. Now in its fourth edition, the book presents up-to-the-minute information on insulin resistance, blood-testing devices, measuring blood sugar, new types of insulin, gastroparesis and other issues, as well as updated diet guidelines. DR. BERNSTEIN’S DIABETES SOLUTION is the one book every diabetic must own.

The Complete Guide To Fasting

Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven’t thought about—yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting.

Fasting is not about starving oneself. When done right, it’s an incredibly effective therapeutic approach that produces amazing results regardless of the diet plan.

Good Calories, Bad Calories – Why We Get Fat

For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes.

Taubes argues that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, like white flour, easily digested starches, and sugars, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number. In this groundbreaking book, award-winning science writer Gary Taubes shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong.

The Big Fat Surprise

Investigative journalist Nina Teicholz documents how the low-fat approach and dietary advice we have been given for the past sixty years has amounted to a vast uncontrolled experiment on the entire population, with disastrous consequences for our health. We have been told to cut down on our fat, especially saturated fat, but we are not getting thinner because we are not trying hard enough. What if the foods we were denying ourselves were the problem? By eating good fats again may be the key to reversing the epidemics of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

How the olive oil industry sprung from the fear of the Mediterranean culture losing their way and olive groves being cut down. How the soy industry ran a smear campaign on the coconut oil industry. How the wheat industry lobbies to get a larger part of the food pyramid. A mind-blowing, eye-opener.

Real Meal Revolution

Tim Noakes is a professor of exercise and sports nutrition at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is one of the worlds leading experts on Low Carb High Fat (Banting as they call it in SA). He has run over 70 marathons and ultramarathons, ate a ‘healthy’ diet, yet still developed Type 2 diabetes. The Real Meal Revolution has been written by Prof Tim Noakes, Sally-Ann Creed and Jonno Proudfoot. It is the fastest selling cookbook in South African history. “Changing The World. One Meal At A Time”.

Art & Science Of Low Carbohydrate Living

This is the ultimate guide to low carbohydrate living. Doctors Volek and Phinney have 50 years of clinical experience between them and written over 200 research papers. This is the ultimate book for those wanting to learn about their health, and for health and medical professionals.

  • Fat is the ultimate fuel. Our bodies do not require glucose and will run far more efficiently on fat.
  • Carbohydrate restriction is the answer to diabetes, metabolic syndrome, athletic performance, PCOS.
  • Restricting carbs improve blood glucose control, blood lipids and reducing inflammation not using any drugs.

Handpicked Low Carb Cookbooks

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The Great Cholesterol Myth

The Great Cholesterol Myth sets out the shoddy science, manipulated research, and corporate greed that has perpetuated the cholesterol myth. Cholesterol and saturated fat are not the cause of heart disease, and the standard advice of low-fat diet and cholesterol-lowering drugs are actually contributing to our health crisis and increasing obesity rates. A brilliant book explaining why current heart disease treatment protocols based on lowering cholesterol are wrong and outdated.

  • Cholesterol is a minor player in heart disease. The only time it is a problem is when it is oxidised (damaged), sticking to the lining of the arteries and begins inflammation.
  • Cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart attacks. Half the people with heart disease have normal cholesterol, Half the people with high cholesterol have healthy hearts
  • Sugar and high carb diets, raise insulin which raises cholesterol, triglycerides and inflammation. These are the true cause of heart disease.
  • Cholesterol is required by almost every cell in your body. Enzymes convert cholesterol into hormones, Vit D, bile salts, cell membranes, your brain is particularly rich in cholesterol where very nerve cell is coated with a fatty myelin sheath.
  • Lowering your cholesterol is linked to poor cognitive function, depression, aggression, and a loss of sex drive.
  • The number one dietary contribute to heart disease is sugar, which is a far greater danger to your heart than fat.

The Obesity Code – by Dr Jason Fung

We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but despite being inundated with diet advice we are only getting fatter. We count calories and exercise regularly, yet still, the pounds won’t budge. Why? In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr Jason Fung sets out a that obesity is caused by our hormones, rather than a lack of self-control. He reveals that overproduction of insulin in the body is the root cause of obesity and obesity-related illnesses including type 2 diabetes, and offers robust scientific evidence that reversing insulin resistance is the only way to lose weight in the long term. It turns out that when we eat is just as important as what we eat, so in addition to his five basic steps – a set of life-long eating habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels – Dr Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight – for good.

The Low Carb Companion

The Low-Carb Companion is the life-changing nutrition book you must read. A concise, fact-filled expose on eating your way to effective weight-loss and the reversal of diabetes, it is your handbook to life-long health. Have you had enough of your excess body weight, your bulging belly and that body shape that makes you shy away from appearing in a swimsuit in public? Are you tired of your doctor always getting on your case about losing weight and going on about your rising blood pressure, ‘bad’ cholesterol, clogged heart arteries and impending diabetes? Are you fed up with dieting fads, pills and all the exercise that are not working to achieve weight loss? ‘Yes, yes and yes’ you say, as do so many others like you. Well, then, it is time!

Wheat Belly

Every day, over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100 million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventive cardiologist William Davis calls “wheat bellies.”. Wheat Belly explains how many problems can be attributed to modern ‘wheat’. The wheat belly cookbooks include a range of family favourites which get the ‘wheat free’ makeover. In Grain Brain, renowned neurologist Dr David Perlmutter blows the lid off a topic that’s been buried in medical literature for far too long: gluten and carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more.

Cholesterol & Keto Clarity

Jimmy Moore has to be the best known low carb bloggers and podcaster. He is Mr Livin La Vida Low Carb. You won’t find this kind of comprehensive, cutting-edge, expert-driven cholesterol information all in one place anywhere else. Has your doctor told you your total and/or LDL cholesterol is too high and thus requires you to take immediate action to lower it? Has the solution to your “high cholesterol” been to cut down on your saturated fat intake, eat more “healthy” whole grains and vegetable oils, and possibly even take a prescription medication like a statin to lower it to “desirable” levels? If so, then this is the book for you. Keto Clarity and Cholesterol Clarity will explain the powerful therapeutic effects of a ketogenic diet–one that combines a customized carbohydrate restriction, moderation of protein intake, and real food-based fats–which is emerging in the scientific literature as a means for improving a wide range of diseases, from Type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer’s and more.

Fat Chance

Dr Robert Lustig is an American Paediatric Endocrinologist at the University of California, and author of Fat Chance: The Hidden Truth About Sugar, Obesity and Disease. Why the dietary guidelines are wrong and actually fuelling the obesity and type 2 diabetic epidemic. He explains how insulin resistance, leptin resistance, insatiable hunger, hormonal imbalances, appetite control and weight gain are ALL connected.

That Sugar Film

In the health documentary That Sugar Film, writer and director Damon Gameau enlists the help of Stephen Fry, Hugh Jackman and leading scientists around the world to shine a light on the terrible effects of sugar. In a Supersize Me-style experiment, he changes his diet to include 40 teaspoons of sugar a day for 60 days – the average daily sugar intake in Australia – and monitors the effect on his body. But here is the catch – he cannot eat chocolate, sweets, ice cream or cake; the sugar must come from ‘healthy’ foods. In this illustrated That Sugar Book, Damon explains how sugar damages our bodies and our minds, and how easy it is to consume sugar without even knowing it. Revealing the astonishing amounts of sugar hidden in supposedly healthy foods on supermarket shelves – such as low-fat yoghurt, muesli and children’s fruit snacks – Damon makes us realise the damage we unknowingly do to ourselves and our families when we make poor food choices, and shows us how to make it right. With an up-close account of Damon’s sugar experiment, and sugar-free recipes to help you wean off the white stuff, That Sugar Book is a startling wake-up call to those of us who have never questioned what’s really in our food.

Grain Brain

Renowned neurologist Dr David Perlmutter blows the lid off a topic that’s been buried in medical literature for far too long: gluten and carbs are destroying your brain. And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Dr Perlmutter explains in Grain Brain what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age.

The Meat Fix

For twenty-six long years, John Nicholson was a vegetarian. No meat, no fish, no guilt. He was a walking advert for healthy eating. Brown rice, lentils, tofu, fruit, vegetables, low fat and low cholesterol – in the battle of good food versus bad, he should have been on the winning side. But the exact opposite was true. Incredibly ill with fatigue, chronic IBS, joint pain and not to mention he was fat with high cholesterol. Going against all the official healthy-eating advice, he returned to an old fashioned red-blooded, full-fat, high-cholesterol diet. The results were spectacular. Twenty-four hours later, he felt better. After forty-eight hours he was fighting fit. Twelve months on, he had become a new person. His health was utterly transformed. He was first shocked, then delighted, then damn angry. The Meat Fix charts one man’s journey to the top of the food chain, uncovering in the process an alternate universe of research condemning everything we think we know about healthy eating as little more than an illusion, guesswork and marketing.

Death By Food Pyramid

How shoddy science, sketchy politics and shady special interests ruined your health. How the food pyramid we use today was formed by bad science, wheat lobbyists and food stamps!

Yes, how to feed the US cheaply and scientists egos are to blame. So are the USDA, Department of Agriculture and Government funding.

Sweet Poison

Sweet Poison helps you understand and break your addiction to sugar. This book sets out to investigate the connection between sugar, our soaring obesity rates and some of the more worrying diseases of the twenty-first century. It’s not our fault we’re fat; sugar was once such a rare resource that we haven’t developed an off-switch – we can keep eating sugar without feeling full; in the space of 150 years, we have gone from eating no added sugar to more than 2 pounds a week; eating that much sugar, you would need to run 4.5 miles every day of your life to not put on weight; and food manufacturers exploit our sugar addiction by lacing it through ‘non-sweet’ products like bread, sauces and cereals. In Sweet Poison David Gillespie exposes one of the great health scourges of our time and offers a wealth of practical information on how to quit sugar.

Primal Body, Primal Mind

Examining the healthy lives of our pre-agricultural Paleolithic ancestors and the marked decline in stature, bone density and dental health and the increase in birth defects, malnutrition and disease following the implementation of the agricultural lifestyle, Nora Gedgaudas shows how our modern grain- and carbohydrate-heavy, low-fat diets are a far cry from the high-fat, moderate-protein hunter-gatherer diets we are genetically programmed for, leading not only to lifelong weight gain but, also, to cravings, mood disorders, cognitive problems and “diseases of civilisation” – such as cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease and mental illness. Applying modern discoveries to the basic hunter-gatherer diet, she culls from vast research in evolutionary physiology, biochemistry, metabolism, nutrition and chronic and degenerative disease to unveil a holistic lifestyle for true mind-body health and longevity. Revealing the primal origins and physiological basis for a high-fat, moderate-protein, starch-free diet and the importance of adequate omega-3 intake – critical to our brain and nervous system, – she explains the nutritional problems of grains, gluten, soy, dairy and starchy vegetables; which natural fats promote health and which harm it.

What Are the Best Low Carb Diet Cookbooks to Buy?

If you love eating low carbohydrate and heathy fat foods then you’ll appreciate the many ways they can be cooked. I have gone searching online to see what recipe books would be good to use to learn how to cook different low carb friendly dishes at home.

It doesn’t matter if you’re only interested in starting a low carb diet for weight loss, or want to know more about a low carb high fat way of eating, how to cook fatty foods and be inspired by some new mouth-watering recipe ideas; you’re in the right place.

Below you’ll find quick, mini book reviews of what are the top 10 recommended books that are all about how to cook all types of meat, low carb vegetables and healthy fats the right way.

Top 10 Best Low Carbohydrate Diet Recipe Books to Buy

1. Eat Happy: Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb Recipes For A Joyful Life by Anna Vocino

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  • Available in Hardcover: Yes
  • Available in Paperback: No

The Eat Happy recipe book is packed with 154 delicious, grain-free, gluten-free recipes – from soups and starters to meats, fish, cozy casseroles, and desserts. As an added bonus, all recipes are free of any processed sugars, helping to jump start your healthy eating.

As a person living with Celiac disease, Anna Vocino has first-hand experience with how to eat well on a grain-free, gluten-free lifestyle and has learned that you don’t have to skip out on your favorite foods when you eat grain-free dishes. You won’t feel like you’re missing out at all, with decadent chocolate pots topped with fresh whipped cream and pizza crust that ticks all the crispy, chewy boxes while still being grain-free. Plus, pancakes, tater tots, and shepherd’s pie that can be keto dishes too. These recipes will not only help those looking for a gluten or grain-free diet, but also those on the paleo diet as well. Full color photos of each recipe make this feel more like a coffee table book than a cookbook, but you’ll want to keep Vocino’s book in your kitchen. Eat Happy will become a staple in your gluten-free, grain-free kitchen.

2. The Complete Low-Carb Cookbook (Best of the Best Presents) by George Stella

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  • Available in Paperback: Yes

You may be familiar with George Stella’s Food Network TV show focused on low-carb cooking. Combined with five bestselling cookbooks, Stella has established himself as an authority on low-carb cooking. The Complete Low-Carb Cookbook is Stella’s best collection of recipes that skip the weird, hard to find ingredients that some may associate with the low-carb lifestyle.

In addition, he includes shopping lists and helpful tips to help you learn how to use his techniques to reinvent your own recipes to remove processed foods. Share what you cook from this book with your friends and family and they probably won’t notice that they’re eating low-carb! Traditional food recipes like mac and cheese, chicken marsala, creamy chicken and sweet potato curry, donut holes, and so much more will keep your belly and taste buds happy while you stay low-carb. The book includes 130 recipes without wheat or added sugar, and 60 full-color photos will inspire you to get cooking.

3. 500 Low-carb Recipes – 500 Recipes, From Snacks To Dessert, That The Whole Family Will Love by Dana Carpender

  • Available on Kindle: Yes
  • Available on Audiobook: No
  • Available in Spiral-bound: Yes
  • Available in Paperback: Yes

If you’re new to the low-carb lifestyle, the 500 Low-Carb Recipes cookbook is a great book to start your journey. The recipes are simple and easy-to-follow, no matter your skill level in the kitchen and without a major time commitment.

Even if you’ve been low-carb for a while, Dana Carpender’s book can provide some new inspiration, integrating some new dishes into your usual repertoire. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes are all covered and include some usual favorites, like bread and oatmeal cookies, but also introduce some foods you may not have made before, like eggnog, jambalaya, jerk pork, and curried lamb. The soft cover easily keeps the book open as you’re cooking (a bonus we don’t always think about when searching for a new cookbook), making this cookbook a breeze to work with. With a whopping 500 recipes, including meat recipe ideas, this book will have a place in your low-carb kitchen for a long time.

4. Easy Low Carb Slow Cooking: A Prep-and Go Low-Carb Cookbook for Ketogenic, Paleo, & High-Fat Diets by Robin Donovan

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  • Available on Audiobook: No
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  • Available in Paperback: Yes

Everyone loves a slow-cooker meal. Minimum active time while still achieving delicious results with maximum flavor. Taking on a low-carb diet doesn’t have to compromise your relationship with your slow cooker, as Robin Donovan proves with the Easy Low Carb Slow Cooking book.

The Easy Low Carb Slow Cooking includes more than 125 “prep-and-go” slow cooker recipes that make adopting a low-carb diet easy and affordable. All recipes in her book follow ketogenic dietary guidelines, plus she includes “Make It Paleo” substitution tips to make adapting recipes to your paleo diet easy. There are so many delicious options to choose from, like frittatas, coffee cake, keto granola, Thai red curry beef, and cheesecake. You’ll never feel like you’re sacrificing flavor when you give up carbs. In keeping with the tradition of slow cooker recipes, Donovan’s are simple and easy to follow – even for those that aren’t strong in the kitchen – and skip the strange or hard-to-find ingredients. Don’t be surprised if this becomes a favorite cookbook in your kitchen.

5. Low-Carb Cravings Cookbook: Your Favorite Foods Made Low-Carb by Rockridge Press

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  • Available in Paperback: Yes

Even when fully dedicated to the low-carb lifestyle, we all get cravings. Cravings for those cozy, baked, fried, starchy, sweet comfort foods that are not even close to low carb. Until now. The Low-Carb Cravings Cookbook is chock full of 105 recipes meant to satisfy your desires for fried chicken, onion rings, pizza, lasagna, cookies, and ice cream.

The Low-Carb Cravings Cookbook makes you feel like you’re cheating when you really aren’t. The book also includes helpful tips for smart pantry stocking, so you have low-carb staples for when those cravings creep in. The book provides simple step-by-step directions, plus tips and hints along the way. It can even help you understand why you crave certain foods and what to do about it. Each recipe includes nutritional information, so you know the total carb, fiber, and net carb counts to keep you on track. With this cookbook, you’ll be able to enjoy all your high-carb favorites while still enjoying the benefits of a low-carb lifestyle.

6. The Low Carb Cookbook & Weight Loss Plan: 21 Days to Cut Carbs and Burn Fat with a Ketogenic Diet by Pamela Ellgen

  • Available on Kindle: Yes
  • Available on Audiobook: No
  • Available in Hardcover: No
  • Available in Paperback: Yes

If you’re looking for more guidance to a low-carb diet than a standard cookbook, The Low Carb Cookbook and Weight Loss Plan recipe book could be a great option for you. It combines tasty recipes with a detailed meal plan designed to help you lose weight.

Pamela Ellgen’s simple 21-day meal plan helps you take on the ketogenic diet without stress, focusing on helping you enjoy your food and feeling great from day one. The Low Carb Cookbook & Weight Loss Plan has 120 easy recipes that follow keto guidelines, but can be modified to be friendly to a variety of other diets, like paleo, diabetes-friendly, and low-sodium. You’ll hardly be bored on this new diet, with well thought-out recipes that are varied and adapted from a wide array of cuisines, including favorites like French, Italian, and Asian. Ellgen also includes helpful information on “remodeling” your kitchen to stock low-carb, high-fat options, with sections like “Refrigerator & Pantry Stocking,” “Go To Foods,” and “How to Reduce Carbs and Increase Flavor.” The Low Carb Cookbook & Weight Loss Plan could be just what you need to jump start your low-carb diet.

7. Foods You Crave – The Low-Carb Way by George Stella

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  • Available in Paperback: Yes

George Stella makes our list again with his Foods You Crave – The Low-Carb Way cookbook, full of creative, low-carb remakes of snacks, desserts, and your other favorite comfort foods.

Foods You Crave has a huge range of options, covering a variety of occasions, cuisines, and cooking techniques to fit your life and your preferences. Whether you’re looking to grill out with friends or make an easy five-ingredient meal on a busy weeknight, Stella has you covered. You can continue your love of cooking and baking while still cutting out sugar and carbs. Like his other cookbooks, this one breaks down the nutritional information for each recipe so you know the total and net carbs, helping you stay on track with your daily carb counts. His immense knowledge of low-carb cooking ensures each recipe is well thought out, easy to make, and satisfying. Chicken parmesan burgers, zucchini pizza bites, brownies; you’ll feel indulgent while staying on track.

8. The Primal Low-Carb Kitchen: Comfort Food Recipes for the Carb Conscious Cook by Kyndra Holley

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  • Available in Paperback: Yes

It may seem like a lot of low-carb cookbooks focus on comfort foods you might be missing out on, so what makes Kyndra Holley’s The Primal Low-Carb Kitchen book unique? Turns out, plenty.

The Primal Low-Carb Kitchen removes grains and gluten, instead focusing on whole, unprocessed, real foods. You’ll forget your on any type of special diet when your noshing on caramelized onion and prosciutto mac and cheese, Italian meatballs with tomato cream sauce, chili dogs, and eggplant lasagna. She also includes sections on seasoning blends, dressings, and sauces, so you’ll never be worried if your low-carb dishes are going to lack flavor. Best of all, the recipes are easy; nothing is overly complicated and there are no weird, hard-to-find ingredients. With beautiful full-color photos and an easy-to-follow layout, this cookbook is sure to find itself in regular rotation in your kitchen and may bring your friends and family into the low-carb lifestyle when they taste how delicious your meals are.

9. Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great by Danielle Walker

  • Available on Kindle: Yes
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  • Available in Spiral-bound: Yes
  • Available in Paperback: Yes

Danielle Walker may be a self-trained chef, but you’d never know it browsing through this delectable, well organized Against All Grain cookbook.

Against All Grain is a solid collection of delicious recipes covering every dish you might need, from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. Full color photos accompany simple, easy to follow recipes that omit grains, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar without sacrificing flavor. Walker even makes bringing paleo into your family’s meals easy by including a children’s section: low-carb versions of your kids’ favorite foods, plus some new fun options to try. Flipping through the book, you’ll be drawn to familiar recipes like slow cooker sesame orange chicken, shredded chicken tacos, and fettuccine alfredo, plus new recipes sure to make it into daily rotation, such as vanilla granola, blueberry preserves, and almond milk. Think you can’t have mashed potatoes? Try her mashed faux-tatos and hit that craving head on. If you’re new to low-carb or paleo, Against All Grain provides you with a great place to start, integrating low-carb replacements to your usual staples and showing that low-carb can be just as, if not more, delicious.

10. Keto Vegan Cookbook for Beginners by Jamie Cook

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  • Available in Paperback: Yes

Keto is all about meat, right? The Keto Vegan Cookbook for Beginners author, Jamie Cook, sets out to prove that even vegetarians and vegans can enjoy the benefits of keto without compromising their ideals.

The Keto Vegan Cookbook for Beginners helps you with recipe ideas to combine plant based low carb ingredients with the ketogenic diet. There are chapters focused on delicious, healthy vegan and keto-friendly foods. Each of the 90 recipes will give you lots of options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts. Lor also includes a 7-Day Low Carb Vegetarian Diet for Beginners to help you get started. Dishes like coconut porridge with strawberries, avocado coconut pie and vegan cheesecake and berries will leave you satisfied while still maintaining your new lifestyle. The book provides full color photos, easy to follow, step-by-step directions, and all the tools you need to maintain a low carb vegetarian diet.

Last updated: December 20, 2019

The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet books

Our new book, The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet Quick and Easy, contains over 100 low-carb recipes that can be cooked in 30 minutes or less.

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Featuring nutritious low-carb, high-protein recipes and weekly meal and exercise plans, the CSIRO Low-Carb Diet books can help you lose weight without the hunger pangs.

The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet books can also help those with diabetes; our research has shown that by incorporating more healthy fats and lean protein into their diet, while reducing their carb intake, people with type 2 diabetes can significantly improve their blood glucose control and overall health and wellbeing.

The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet Quick and Easy (2019)

Our third book in the series, the CSIRO Low-Carb Diet Quick and Easy, is now available in store and online.

Designed with a busy lifestyle in mind, this new book features recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less with under 10 ingredients. It also provides an update on the science behind low-carb eating, including new research on the health benefits of a low-carb diet coupled with exercise.

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The CSIRO Low-Carb Quick and Easy can be purchased though CSIRO Publishing, booksellers and retailers or digital versions available through Pan Macmillan .

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The CSIRO Low-Carb Every Day (2018)

The CSIRO Low Carb Diet Book provides another great option for people concerned about weight management or type 2 diabetes. © CSIRO Publishing

The CSIRO Low-Carb Every Day is the sequel to the popular CSIRO Low-Carb Diet book.

What’s new about this book?

We’ve used feedback from readers of the CSIRO Low-Carb Diet book to offer a companion book that provides:

  • an update on the latest science, providing a summary of the latest scientific research in low-carb diets around the world
  • eighty new recipes with all the daily allowances calculated and explained
  • quick and easy dishes to make it simpler to follow every day
  • quick and simple meal builders that can help you to easily create your own tasty, low-carb recipes
  • a range of new physical exercises to provide greater variety and interest.

The R.R.P of the book is $34.99 and is available at all good bookstores and retailers.

The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet (2017)

Helping to contribute to improved metabolic health, blood glucose control and diabetes management. © CSIRO Publishing

The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet book was launched in 2017 and became a number-one bestseller in Australia.

The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet book features:

  • eighty nutritious low-carb recipes, including breakfasts, salads and soups, mains, snacks and sweet treats
  • a clear description of low-carb versus high-carb food
  • twelve weekly meal plans and shopping lists
  • a comprehensive exercise plan.

Low-carb diet sample meal plan

  • Sample daily meal plan (6,000kJ)
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Weekly food checklists

    • Level 1 checklist
    • Level 2 checklist
    • Level 3 checklist
    • Level 4 checklist

Exercise training diary

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Keto cooking may be intimidating because cooking in general can be a little scary. But with the recipes in this guide, you’ll feel confident and ready to tackle your new healthy life by the end of the day.

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Start with recipes you can make with only a handful of ingredients while you’re still testing the keto waters.

Keto Recipes Using 5 Ingredients or Less

You don’t need a CVS-sized receipt of ingredients to make delicious keto meals and treats. These next recipes prove you can make magic with fewer than five ingredients:

#1. Keto Bulletproof Coffee

Every keto dieter should have this keto coffee recipe down pat. It’s a simple combination of just three ingredients: coffee, grass fed butter, and MCT oil powder.

Simply mix all three in a blender to create a perfectly frothy and energizing latte. Then feel free to spice up your keto coffee with additions to make every cup unique, such as:

  • Cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • Pure vanilla or almond extract
  • A pinch of Himalayan salt
  • Keto collagen protein (choose a chocolate flavor for a mocha coffee)
  • A scoop of exogenous ketones for energy and mental clarity

For a total time of two minutes, you’ll have the energy to last well into your hectic day.

#2. Keto Brunch Spread

There are only three ingredients in this keto brunch spread recipe ⁠– eggs, asparagus, and bacon ⁠– yet it’s fancy enough for brunch with company and easy enough for a weekend in with your boo.

#3. Perfect Keto Avocado Breakfast Bowl

You probably already have all five ingredients needed to whip up this keto avocado breakfast bowl recipe. And it’s so easy and quick you can make it before you dash out the door for work or school in the morning.

Besides the protein found in the eggs and bacon, you’ll find an average of 20g of fat per avocado and 9g of super healthy fiber, which are only a few reasons why avocado is a king on keto.

#4. Baked Pesto Chicken

This baked pesto chicken recipe from Joy Filled Eats only requires a trip to the grocery store for chicken breasts, mozzarella, and basil pesto. You can either make your pesto from scratch to control the carbs or find a premade low-carb option at the store, depending on how much time you have.

#5. Spicy Keto Cheese Crisps

When you’re prowling for snacks and avoiding chips, try whipping up a batch of spicy keto cheese crisps for the perfect carb-free bite.

Using just grass-fed cheddar cheese, jalapeno, and crumbled bacon (i.e., three ingredients), these chips only take about 10 minutes to bake in the oven.

#6. Cloud Bread: 4-Ingredient, Low-Carb Bread

Did you know it only takes four ingredients to bring fluffy keto cloud bread into your life? As long as you have eggs, cream cheese, salt, and a bit of cream of tartar, you’re in business.

Pro tip: You can usually find cream of tartar in the spice aisle at your local grocer, and it’s not expensive.

Quick Recipes Using Keto Pantry Staples

When you’re low on time or there’s a monsoon or blizzard outside, it’s what’s in your pantry that separates the keto newbies from the real keto MVPs.

That’s why a well-stocked keto pantry is worth double the money you spend filling it.

#7. Keto Oatmeal: 5-Minute Low-Carb N’Oats

Never miss the warm comfort of oatmeal on a chilly morning just because you’re in ketosis. This keto n’oats recipe combines flax, hemp, and chia seeds with coconut flakes, almond milk, and a scoop of vanilla MCT oil powder.

These healthy seeds will boost your daily fiber intake — to the tune of 16g, or about half of your day’s recommendation — for 1g of net carbs. And the vanilla MCT oil powder will give you energy for hours in addition to adding delicious flavor.

What is MCT oil powder?

Medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs as they’re known, are special fatty acids that your body readily converts into energy. They’re quickly metabolized into ketones, shuttling energy all over your body.

You may be used to liquid MCT oil, but MCT oil powder is easier to take with you on the go and it mixes well with other low-carb powders like exogenous ketones, Keto Microgreens Powder, and collagen protein.

#8. Bacon, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Casserole

A well-stocked keto pantry also extends to your fridge.

You should always have bacon, ham or sausage, eggs, and cheese around when you’re on a keto diet because:

  • The ingredients are inexpensive and last a decent amount of time in your fridge
  • There are endless ways to prepare them together
  • All cooking methods are relatively fast and easy
  • They’re packed with protein and good fat and super low in the carb department

This bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast casserole takes those staples and then adds sour cream and whipping cream (two other items you should have on hand) and green onions for flavor.

The whole casserole has 43g of protein for just 2g of carbs and you’ll have leftovers the next day. You can always add keto-friendly veggies like broccoli and even more meat to your casserole to amp up your macros.

#9. Meat-Lover Pizza Cups

Being on a keto diet means you probably have unfulfilled pizza cravings and a lot of meat in your fridge.

Luckily, this low-carb meat lover pizza cup recipe from Northern Nester helps silence your pizza craving, all while staying in ketosis. Using a ham slice as a cup for cheese and other meaty toppings, one serving is all the best parts of pizza sans the carbs.

#10. Chocolatey Keto Nut Butter Cups

A chocolatey peanut butter cup you can make in the microwave with staples like butter, heavy cream, Perfect Keto Nut Butter, and unsweetened chocolate? Yes, please!

Perfect Keto Nut Butter is a creamy blend of macadamia nuts, cashews, coconut butter, MCT oil, and just a pinch of vanilla and sea salt — plus it has zero added sugars, chemicals, or preservatives. Everyone wins with this keto chocolate peanut butter cup recipe.

Easy Keto Recipes for Lunch

What do you do when you only have 30 minutes to chow down and a small lunch cooler to fit it all in? You can either find keto-friendly meals at the drive-thru or pack one of these keto lunch recipes. Since the homemade route is best, let these five recipe ideas eliminate the struggle from your keto lunch options:

#11. Easy Keto Chicken Salad

When you get in the habit of batch cooking all your keto meals for the week, you may find yourself with an excess of chicken. This easy keto chicken salad is the answer to your leftover chicken’s encore performance.

With just 1g of net carbs, 25g of protein, and 19g of fat per serving, it will keep you satiated until dinner. Psst! If you want to boost your fiber intake without adding carbs, try sprinkling in chia or hemp seeds.

#12. Spinach-Mozzarella Stuffed Burgers

Bunless burgers are everything on keto because they’re so easy and customizable. Graduate from topping your burgers with cheese to stuffing them with this elevated yet simple spinach-mozzarella stuffed burgers recipe from The Iron You.

The spinach and mozzarella hiding in these burgers not only add extra fat and vitamins, they also keep your burger patties super juicy and flavorful. One patty clocks in at 36g of protein, 29g of fat, and just 1g of carbs. Pair it with a salad dressed with MCT Powder Garlic Dressing and you’ll have the #BestLunchEver.

#13. Easy Keto Egg Salad

The easiest lunch for anyone on a ketogenic diet is based on another pantry staple: eggs. With this easy keto egg salad recipe, just take hard-boiled eggs and mix them in a bowl with mayo, lemon juice, mustard, celery, and green onions. Then season with salt and pepper as you like.

This recipe goes well on toasted keto bread, cloud bread, or in romaine lettuce cups and will only set you back one carb per serving.

#14. Easy Shrimp Avocado Salad With Tomatoes and Feta

A quick midday lunch to keep you cool on a hot day, this easy shrimp avocado salad recipe from Savory Tooth is as yummy as it is healthy.

Simply mix shrimp, tomato, avocado, and feta cheese with a homemade dressing of butter, cilantro, lemon juice, and olive oil. This flavorful bowl tallies in at 24g of protein, 33g of fat, and 6g of carbs. You can use fewer tomatoes to cut a few more carbs if you like.

#15. Chicken Caesar Salad

Ditch the expensive Caesar salad from the cafe by your office and replace it with this tasty homemade version. With this keto chicken Caesar salad recipe you’ll never fork over that kind of dough when it’s so darn easy to DIY.

Easy Keto Recipes You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less

What can you do with 30 minutes? These easy keto recipes, that’s what. These tasty dishes don’t take much time and still deliver fantastic nutritional payoff:

#16. Cheesy, Low-Carb Stuffed Mushrooms With Bacon

Whether bringing to a potluck or cooking on a weeknight, these tasty low-carb stuffed mushrooms with bacon are only 1g of net carbs per baby bella cap. And they only take about 20 minutes from start to finish.

#17. Garlic Rosemary Pork Chops

Think you can’t have restaurant quality keto meals at home? This recipe for garlic rosemary pork chops from Delish says otherwise. To cook four chops, all you need is rosemary, garlic cloves, butter, and olive oil. In less than 30 minutes of total cook time, this keto recipe will be on the table in a flash and on repeat at your house.

Pro tip: Add this creamy cauliflower mashed fauxtatoes recipe as a side with your pork chops.

#18. Avocado Shrimp Stacks

This keto avocado shrimp stack recipe not only takes a total of 15 minutes to make, it also only uses shrimp, avocado, lime, and basil. Sure to be a summertime staple, you’ll always want to keep these four ingredients on hand when you come back from the beach or need a refreshing nosh out by the pool.

#19. Bangin’ Coconut-Lime Skirt Steak

If you’re tired of the same ol’ steak for dinner (said no keto dieter ever), you can take your meat in another direction with this Bangin’ Coconut-Lime Skirt Steak recipe from Wicked Stuffed.

Using lime juice, garlic, ginger, and red pepper to dress up a grass-fed skirt steak, you’ll have a flavorful twist on an affordable cut sure to satisfy all your taste buds.

#20. Keto Jalapeno Poppers

Need a potluck recipe or game day appetizer you can eat if no other keto options exist? Try this easy keto jalapeno poppers recipe with a total cook time of about 30 minutes and everyone — keto or not — will be going back for seconds.

Though this recipe only calls for stuffing the peppers with cheese and wrapping them in bacon, you could boost it nutritionally by adding ground sausage, buffalo chicken, or even spinach to the cheese mixture.

#21. 30-Minute Hearty Keto Chili

Another crowd favorite, this keto chili in under 30 minutes recipe is perfect for after-work dinners when you’d rather chill than cook. While your chili simmers away, you can prep all the keto-safe toppings such as avocado, cilantro, green onions, or whatever you’re craving.

#22. Perfect Keto Collagen Mug Cake

Mug cakes are single-serving desserts that you can “bake” right in your microwave. Perfect for nights when you don’t feel like cooking, mug cakes also come with some built-in portion control. And the icing on the …cake? They’re done is less than two minutes. When it comes to fast and easy keto desserts, you need this keto collagen mug cake recipe stat.

#23. Zesty Chili Lime Taco Cups

If you’re craving Mexican food, try this delicious recipe for your next Taco Tuesday. Rather than using corn or flour-based tortillas, you’ll use butter lettuce wraps to build your taco. Pro tip: You can use this exact same strategy to recreate your favorite glutenous sandwich into a paleo or keto-friendly dinner.

#24. Quick Keto Egg Roll In a Bowl

Looking for a dinner recipe that’s better than takeout? This light, healthy “egg roll” salad will give you all the flavors from your favorite Thai restaurant without the carbs or food coma. Made with cabbage, chicken, and coconut aminos to ensure it’s gluten-free, this is one recipe you can’t miss. Pair with zucchini noodles as a substitute for pad thai to complete the dish.

#25. Simple Keto Stir-Fry With Cabbage Noodles

Cooking on a low-carb diet doesn’t have to be complicated. For a healthy, sugar-free, veggie-rich, one-pot meal, try this easy stir-fry loaded with cabbage, bell peppers, chicken, and onions. Serve over cauliflower rice for an easy weeknight meal.

Easy Keto Recipes Kids Can Help Cook (+ Eat)

Get those curious little hands in the kitchen to help prep your keto meals and they’ll be more excited about eating healthier.

And if you have a significant other who’s not so great in the kitchen, these recipes will allow them to level up their skills the easy way while also giving you a hand:

#26. Sheet Pan Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

Do you know how to chop brussels sprouts in half and snip bacon into small bite-sized pieces? Do you think you could throw those small chunks on a pan, season them with salt and pepper, and bake them in the oven for about 40 minutes?

Because if you can do all those things, you can nail this recipe for keto sheet pan Brussels sprouts with bacon. Just be warned this side dish may upstage any main course.

#27. Simple Keto Meatballs

It’s almost impossible to mess up meatballs. Using this simple keto meatballs recipe, both little hands and inexperienced roommates can roll ground beef, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, egg, and seasonings into small balls.

Then it’s just 20 minutes of cook time before you get to chow down on your tasty creations together.

#28. Creamy Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

This super easy creamy keto cauliflower mac and cheese recipe takes just as much skill as the carby blue box version your kids (or pre-keto self) used to crave.

Either steam a fresh head of cauliflower as the recipe calls for or use a bag of microwavable cauliflower to save some time. Then top your cauliflower with delicious three-cheese sauce. Yum!

Bonus: You can always change up the cheeses to use whatever you have on hand and add protein like leftover chicken, sausage, or bacon for a different flavor the second time you make it (and third and fourth …).

#29. On-The-Go Keto Nut Butter Bars

When you need a pick-me-up in the middle of your day, these on-the-go nut butter energy bars will be ultra satiating. Bonus: They’re also super easy to make.

All you and the kiddos have to do is add all the ingredients to a food processor or blender, pour the contents out into a prepared dish, and bake for less than 20 minutes.

Cut these bad boys into bars, wrap them up, and you’ll have a quick snack to help you stay in ketosis and boost your energy levels thanks to uber healthy keto ingredients such as:

  • Coconut oil
  • Perfect Keto Nut Butter
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Pumpkin and chia seeds
  • Cacao nibs
  • Shredded coconut

#30. Cheesy Keto Buffalo Chicken Dip

Why cook when you can let your slow cooker do all the hard work for you? To make this cheesy keto buffalo chicken dip crowd fave, place chicken thighs in a slow cooker, coat with spices and buffalo sauce, and hit cook. When it comes time to shred, get your kids to help.

No Cooking Required: Recipes for Easy Keto Smoothies and Fat Bombs

There’s nothing easier than dumping a bunch of healthy ingredients in a blender and hitting a button to whirr it all up when you’re too groggy to make breakfast.

These 5 easy keto smoothie recipes are both fast (like, less than five minutes fast) and awesome for reaching or maintaining ketosis:

#31. Citrus Keto Green Smoothie

With a total time of two minutes max, this citrus keto green smoothie may be the fastest way to sneak in your vitamins since there’s nutrition from 26 different organic fruits and vegetables and zero carbs.

Using the Perfect Keto Micronutrients Greens Powder and MCT oil, you’ll not only get your regular dose of fruits and veggies while staying keto-friendly, you’ll also get the added benefit of long-lasting energy from the MCTs.

#32. Micro Greens Matcha Smoothie

You can also sneak in your greens with this micronutrient greens matcha smoothie recipe.

The stunning color comes from frozen blueberries and contains:

  • Micro Greens Powder
  • Keto Collagen Protein
  • MCT Oil Powder
  • Matcha Powder

Or you could combine MCT oil powder with ceremonial-grade matcha powder in one with the Perfect Keto Matcha Latte MCT Oil Powder.

Matcha contains 137 times more antioxidants than traditional green tea. And when you combine it with MCT oil, you may notice extra energy without the crash just like this next recipe promises.

#33. Energizing Keto Smoothie

When you’re in need of an energizing keto smoothie recipe, this one takes less than a minute to prepare and uses:

  • Unsweetened nut milk
  • MCT Oil
  • Perfect Keto Nut Butter
  • Maca powder

Maca powder may be able to boost your energy, improve your libido, and help promote better memory, mood, and focus.

#34. Low-Carb Acai Almond Butter Smoothie

Need a keto smoothie to refuel after your workouts?

This low-carb acai nut butter smoothie recipe is like drinking the healthiest peanut butter and jam sandwich — minus all the unhealthy carbs and inflammatory peanut butter.

Check your market’s freezer section for unsweetened acai puree packets. Then add the puree to a blender with nut milk, coconut oil or MCT oil powder, avocado, nut butter, vanilla, collagen protein, and your sweetener of choice to score 15g of protein per serving.

#35. Creamy Triple Chocolate Keto Shake

What do you call a healthy smoothie that tastes like dessert? This creamy triple chocolate keto shake. This recipe combines chocolate keto collagen protein with chocolate-flavored MCT oil powder, nut milk, and nut butter for energy and much-needed fat and protein.

Collagen protein specifically supports bone, joint, and ligament health. So while it’s working on strengthening your insides, you’ll be radiating on the outside thanks to collagen’s ability to also improve your skin, hair, and nails.

#36. Iced Matcha Latte With MCT

Though technically not a smoothie, this iced matcha latte with MCT recipe is just as easy to make and delivers all the same health benefits for your keto body.

With just three ingredients — almond milk, ice, and Matcha MCT Oil Powder — simply add them to a blender and mix on high for 15–20 seconds to enjoy. You’ll have 9.5g of fat for just one net carb.

#37. Peaches and Cream Fat Bombs

Fat bombs make the ultimate keto snack and these peaches and cream keto fat bombs are no exception.

Combine just five ingredients — butter, cream cheese, frozen peaches, exogenous ketones, and sweetener — and you’ll feel as if you’re cheating on keto.

And that’s thanks to the BHB found in exogenous ketones, which may help:

  • Decrease your dreaded keto flu symptoms
  • Help stabilize your blood sugar levels
  • Support healthy fat loss

#38. Macadamia Nut Keto Fat Bomb

Though technically not the same shape as traditional fat bombs, this snack packs all the same health benefits. Six ingredients and 20 minutes in the freezer will deliver six squares of pure deliciousness when you whip up this macadamia nut keto fat bomb recipe.

Each serving has 17g of fat and less than 1g of net carbs. Grab a square anytime you’re craving chocolate or an indulgent dessert.

#39. Brain-Boosting Chocolate Coconut Fat Bombs

In addition to the stevia-sweetened chocolate chips, coconut oil, and shredded coconut, this chocolate coconut fat bomb recipe also calls for nootropics.

What’s a nootropic?

It’s a supplement you can use to enhance memory and other mental functions.

The Perfect Keto Nootropics blend combines your brain’s preferred fuel source with nutrients to support better brain health, including: exogenous ketones, MCTs, collagen protein, phosphatidylserine, ginkgo biloba, alpha lipoic acid, l-theanine, cat’s claw, DHA, and alpha GPC.

When people start taking nootropics, it’s common for them to report feeling more alert and attentive while having more clarity and concentration. You can use this killer fat bomb recipe to try nootropics for the first time.

Now Get Cookin’, Good Lookin’

A keto diet doesn’t require a bunch of strange ingredients, heaps of cash, or a ton of time to get it right.

These 39 easy keto recipes prove that anyone can whip up ketogenic meals and snacks to reach or stay in ketosis without carb FOMO derailing your hard work.

So when you’re ready to get started on a healthy keto diet, check out this guide on everything you need to know to start a ketogenic diet next.

The Best Keto Cookbooks Of 2019

Feed your culinary imagination.


The keto diet was designed by Dr. Russell Wilder in 1924 and emphasizes replacing carbs with healthy fats and protein. The drastic drop in your carb intake puts your body into a state of ketosis—a natural metabolic process that helps burn stored fat and accelerate weight loss.

Today the keto diet has taken the wellness world by storm. And the growing amount of research backing its varied health benefits together with the celebrity proponents of this diet (including Kourtney Kardashian, Adriana Lima and Halle Berry, to name a few) have further fueled the popularity of this low-carb eating plan.

Whether you’ve recently embraced the keto lifestyle or you’re just looking for healthy recipe ideas to diversify your low-carb diet, these keto cookbooks are here to help:

Keto For Carb Lovers from the Editors of Delish & Women’s Health

Keto For Carb Lovers


If you find yourself wondering how you’ll be able to stick to a diet that emphasizes on slashing down the consumption of all the fluffy, crunchy and sweet foods you love, Keto For Carb Lovers is the right book pick for you. Written by the editors of Delish and Women’s Health, this brilliant cookbook pairs dozens of cooking hacks with the low-carb, high-fat diet to create recipes that allow you to enjoy the flavor and texture you love—without packing on the pounds. Besides more than 100 drool-worthy recipes—including keto lasagna, peanut butter cookies, and keto pizza—the book also features a 21-day menu plan, meal prep to-do lists as well as weekly grocery lists to plan the week ahead.


Keto Quick Start by Diane Sanfilippo

Keto Quick Start

Victory Belt Publishing

No matter how good your intentions are, sticking to a new diet can initially be challenging. That’s where Keto Quick Start comes in. New York Times bestselling author Diane Sanfilippo’s latest book is a comprehensive and easy-to-follow road map that will help beginners seamlessly transition to a keto lifestyle. With 100 delicious keto-friendly recipes (like pesto-stuffed mushrooms and chocolate orange fudge), weekly meal plans and plenty of doable troubleshooting tips, this nifty guide will make going keto so much easier.


Dairy-Free Keto Cooking by Kyndra Holley

Dairy-Free Keto Cooking

Victory Belt Publishing

With her latest crave-worthy cookbook, Kyndra Holley proves that transitioning to a dairy-free keto diet is anything but boring. From sweet and spicy barbecue ribs to crab salad stuffed avocado to flourless chocolate lava cake, there’s something for every type of cook and palate. All of the recipes are rooted in simplicity and call for ingredients that can be easily found at your local grocery store. Besides dairy-free recipes, the cookbook also offers advice on how to restore your health and wellness while following the keto lifestyle.


Easy Keto For Busy People by Jennifer Marie Garza

Easy Keto For Busy People

Houghton Mifflin

Filled with scrumptious recipes that require minimal time and effort, Easy Keto For Busy People is perfect for those who don’t want to compromise their diet despite their jam-packed schedule. This cookbook also includes practical tips on what to eat and what to avoid when you’re traveling or dining out, and a handy guide to special ingredients like keto-approved sweeteners and alternative flours that you can stock in your pantry.


Keto Fat Bombs, Sweets & Treats by Urvashi Pitre

Keto Fat Bombs, Sweets & Treats

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Contrary to common misconception, snacks and desserts can be a part of a healthy diet— provided they are consumed reasonably. Featuring more than 100 keto dessert and snack recipes, this cookbook will make your eating plan more enjoyable and sustainable in the long run. The diverse collection covers everything from quick bread, muffins and pancakes to cookies, cakes, pies, ice cream and more. Many of these healthy-ish recipes require no more than 10 to 15 minutes of prep time—so you can whip them up any day of the week.


The Keto Vegan by Lydia Miller

The Keto Vegan (Recipe Only Edition)


Lydia Miller’s latest cookbook wonderfully combines the ketogenic principles with the plant-based diet to help you reap the health and weight loss benefits of a keto vegan lifestyle. Featuring 101 recipes made with natural ingredients that are packed with healthy fats and proteins (think Avocado Spring Rolls, Coconut Chocolate Balls, Pumpkin Spice Muffins, etc.), this cookbook will make your ketogenic journey a cakewalk.


Keto Cooking With Your Instant Pot by Dr. Karen S. Lee

Keto Cooking With Your Instant Pot

Page Street Publishing

If you’re looking for quick and easy family-friendly recipes that are both filling and packed with flavor, Dr. Karen S Lee’s latest cookbook is a good place to start. This versatile collection of low-carb, high-fat, sugar-free recipes use only readily available ingredients and your handy Instant Pot. With delectable dishes (like grain-free lobster mac and cheese and Korean-style braised short ribs), this cookbook will make it easier for you to indulge in your favorite foods—without letting your diet fall by the wayside. And if you haven’t used an Instant Pot before, don’t worry, the cookbook includes an entire section on how to get started.


Best Keto Cookbooks for 2019: The Top 10

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Searching for the best keto cookbooks? Look no further!

There are so many recipes available online, and some excellent resources for anyone following the ketogenic diet. But, there is still something satisfying about having your own physical copy of a cookbook. These recipes will help you ensure you stick to the diet and enjoy healthy, tasty food. The recipe books included here typically contain nutritional information alongside the recipes so that those new to the diet know exactly what they are putting into their body. In addition, having a step-by-step guide to how best to prepare food can often be very helpful. With all that in mind, we thought it would be good to check out what’s available to the public in terms of keto recipe books. A lot of people ask us what the best keto cookbooks available are. The simple answer is it is too hard to pick just one book.

There are loads of varieties, with books for beginners, slow cooker recipes, and fat bombs. With these in mind, we have put together a list of our favorite 10 books here. These books cover a number of cooking levels and points of the ketogenic diet. The books below also cover everyone from the seasoned keto fanatic to someone with no experience. So, in no particular order, let’s get started!

The Ketogenic Cookbook: Nutritious Low-Carb, High-Fat Paleo Meals to Heal Your Body

Next up is The Ketogenic Cookbook by Jimmy Moore and Maria Emmerich. This is another great resource for anyone on a keto diet. It has over 200 recipes, beautiful photography, and features good, simple food. The large number of recipes will ensure that you will never be stumped when deciding what to make. The Ketogenic Cookbook is a near encyclopedia from some of the best writers in the world of ketogenic diets. They understand the need to offer legible, understandable meal options for those who may not be too familiar with the diet. This is why it is such a great resource for beginners to the keto diet.

The volumes of knowledge on display here make this book a mainstay in the field of ketogenic dieting. This also makes it a really great option for anyone who’s interested in this high-fat diet. While this book is a superb document for anyone looking to enjoy the keto diet, don’t be scared as there is nothing too crazy in here! One of the best keto cookbooks for anyone just starting out and looking to learn the ropes.

If you only own one keto cookbook, make it this one!

Bacon & Butter: The Ultimate Ketogenic Diet Cookbook

First up we have Bacon & Butter: The Ultimate Ketogenic Diet Cookbook by Celby Richoux.

This book has a great variety of recipes and has some good info for beginners at the start. This book deals with recipes which are typically high in fat without being fattening. The book offers a number of cooking options which helps people maintain caloric intake while still burning fat. This is because the book focuses on food which is high in healthy fat and low in carbohydrates which are converted into unhealthy fat. The low-carbohydrate meals in this book are wonderful for those looking to enjoy delicious, yet healthy meals. As we know, food that is high in fat is often made out to be unhealthy and will typically not be included in weight-loss cookbooks.

Bacon & Butter: The Ultimate Ketogenic Diet Cookbook turns these assumptions on its head by assessing how high-fat foods can be prepared in ways which are healthy and functional to one’s body. Hopefully, this book can subvert the myths around ketogenic diet and prove that eating healthy can consist of, as the title suggests, bacon and butter. But, let’s be honest, with a title like Bacon & Butter, it’s always going to appeal to a keto-er! Without a doubt, this is one of the best keto cookbooks on the market.

Ketogenic Diet: 60 Insanely Quick and Easy Recipes for Beginners

Ketogenic Diet is another excellent resource, focused on beginners and newcomers to the ketogenic diet. Written by Jeremy Stone, this book features 60 really simple recipes, that even the most modest chef can put together. With some basic knowledge of keto dieting, this book offers simple recipes which are easy to put together. More often than not, starting out what may seem like a highly restrictive diet can be very intimidating. However, this book looks to address those nerves.

With the easy to make meals in this book, Jeremy Stone shows people how they can enjoy a variety of dishes which are both really healthy but also really tasty! This cookbook can be useful for those leading a busy work life or for those who are not completely familiar with what you need to be nutritionally ketogenic. This book is a great introduction to a diet which offers fat-burning, yet mouth-watering meals. If you, or someone you know, is just starting out on keto, this is one of the best keto cookbooks you will find.

Easy Low Carb Slow Cooking: A Prep-and-Go Low Carb Cookbook for Ketogenic, Paleo, & High-Fat Diets

Easy Low-Carb Slow Cooking by Robin Donovan does exactly what it says on the tin! Packed full of really simple really tasty recipes, that you can prepare in advance. Slow cooking is so useful when on the keto diet as it minimizes your effort spent prepping all your meals. For busy individuals whose days are spent in the workplace, this may be the book you are looking for. These recipes can be really useful for weekly meal plan cooking.

Slow cooking is also great for those who aren’t comfortable using a stove or an oven as slow cookers typically need minimal preparation and food is all prepared in one pot. This is also a great alternative to other books which typically rely on standard cooking infrastructure such as a stovetop. So, if you are a fan of the crockpot or simply looking to expand your ketogenic cooking repertoire, this is one of the best keto cookbooks you will find.

The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: Easy, Whole Food Keto Recipes for Any Budget

The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook by Amanda C. Hughes is a great little cookbook, with recipes broken down into categories by breakfast, drinks and smoothies, snacks, sides, desserts and by protein. If you like Wicked Stuffed, then this is the book for you! More often than not, ketogenic cookbooks can often be quite serious and somber. However, this is a fun and friendly look at how switching to the ketogenic diet can be healthy and wholesome. Definitely one of the best keto cookbooks around, and definitely one of our favorites.

Hopefully, this can bring some fun to the process of cooking which is often seen as laborious or tiring, especially considering the busy lives we lead on a day to day basis. Amanda C. Hughes offers some great high-fat, low-carbohydrate options with some delightfully devilish dessert options thrown in there, too! By offering both sugar-alternatives and sugar-free options, this book shows readers that they can enjoy tasty treats without breaking their diet. In addition, there is a good mix of high-end and budget recipe to suit your needs. It also has a nice breakdown of the macros so you never go off track.

The 30-Day Ketogenic Cleanse

The 30 Day Ketogenic Cleanse is another book by Keto veteran Maria Emmerich. The book is aimed at a 30 induction into the ketogenic diet, for beginners or those who have stopped and want to restart keto. This step by step guide looks at what’s the best way to jump into a diet which some people may find challenging or hard to follow. Maria Emmerich is someone with a great deal of knowledge in this field. This gives her the ability to help even the most fearful potential participants to approach this great, energizing diet.

The 30-Day Ketogenic Cleanse offers a step-by-step guide to approaching what some may see as a lifestyle change. The day by day guide is highly informative as each day’s diet is broken into its constituent parts. This further informs readers as to how their day-to-day diet is working to nourish and improve their body. The book breaks down what it takes to go into a ketogenic state while staying healthy and enjoying truly delectable food. From our standpoint, this really is a great resource and truly one of the best keto cookbooks out there.

Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking

A great little book with some really simple, quick and easy recipes. This is ideal for beginners and newcomers to the diet or those who don’t have much experience preparing their own meals. Often it can be quite daunting for those looking to begin the keto diet, and as such, this is a really helpful book as recipes are broken down into easy-to-follow, step-by-step guides. As part of breaking down the ketogenic diet, this book also looks at the nutritional information which is available in each recipe to ensure that you know exactly what you are putting into your body when you make these meals.

This recipe book is also well laid out and simple to read. This makes the preparation of food as easy as possible. This is informative to those looking to begin their keto journey. At the same time, it is truly healthy and delicious. Beginning your keto diet is made easy with Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking, use this as a way to kickstart a wholesome and tasty new life. Definitely one of the best keto cookbooks available for beginners.

The Essential Keto Cookbook: 124+ Ketogenic Diet Recipes

With more than 200 pages of colorful, informative recipes, The Essential Keto Cookbook is, as per the title, a tome of vital food options for those following the keto diet. The authors, Louise and Jeremy Hendon, are a power couple in the field of high fat, low carb diets. Alongside each recipe, the authors have provided the full nutritional information including the carbohydrate counts, to help you keep track of what you are consuming. As part of this purchase, you will also get a fully developed meal plan to assist you in sustaining this energizing and filling diet.

The low-carbohydrate diet options available in this book are also sugar-free, gluten-free, legume-free and in some cases dairy-free. While these may seem like restrictions on your diet, this book has so many delicious recipes to offer that you’ll not even miss carbohydrates or sugars, so often a major part of contemporary diets. This book also contains an in-depth list of foods which are suitable for eating when following keto. This ketogenic diet food list will help you stick to the diet while enjoying delicious food.

The Keto Diet: The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet

With more than 125 recipes on offer in The Keto Diet: The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet by Leanne Vogel, you’ll be certain to have something interesting and delicious to eat every day of the week. This book does not only offer delicious meal options, there are also a number of meal options for those looking to transition into a keto diet or for those already on the plan. The high-fat options in this book are also paleo diet friendly. They avoid products which are highly refined or high in sugar.

What’s great about Leanne Vogel’s approach is that personal plans can be tailored to suit individual needs if you do not want to fall under strict dietary boundaries. And, if you feel that sticking to a diet will often lead to you counting your calories, fear not. This book will help you from limiting your intake. It’ll also keep you stay feeling full all the while burning your body fat and maintaining a nutritional ketogenic state. This will also keep you full of energy to maintain a life well-lived. Definitely one of the best keto cookbooks available.

Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health & Weight Loss

The last book we’re looking at in this keto cookbook list is Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health & Weight Loss by Suzanne Ryan. What’s great about these recipes is that most of the recipes come from a personal place in Suzanne’s heart. This book details her transformation to the keto diet and how her body transformed as she lost over 100 pounds. This was solely due to the lifestyle choices she made as part of this transformation. The book offers a number of recipes which are ketogenic forward (more than 100). It also offers a number of supplementary additions. These additions include helpful tips and hints for those looking to kickstart their life in keto.

A useful addition is that of a grocery shopping guide. This is great if you’re unsure as to where to begin when you get to the market. The 30-day meal plan is structured to ensure that you and your family can maintain a monthly rigor to your eating while not getting bored of your food. If you need any additional help from this wonderful author, check out her YouTube channel. She’ll convince you that her book is definitely worth picking up! Definitely one the best keto cookbooks we have read.

Thanks for reading, and I hope we have shed some light on some of the best keto cookbooks out there! You might also like to check out our article on the best MCT oils for keto.

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Why I eat keto

I came to keto in October 2014. I was a new college graduate living in a new city. I was at my heaviest, looking for employment, and consequently, depressed. And I knew I had to make a change. I learned about “eating keto.” Essentially, this meant eating low carb, moderate protein, and high fat.

After a brief period known as the “keto flu,” I was suddenly not only feeling more energetic and clear-headed, but was also seriously shedding pounds. In the first year, I lost fifty pounds (most of which fell off in the first four months). Unlike other methods I’d tried, eating keto didn’t make me miserable. I enjoyed—and still do—bacon on a regular basis (though vegans have made keto work for them, too!). I was feeling fuller, faster, and I was happier.

Of course, I’m not a doctor. If you’re considering a keto lifestyle, always (always) talk with your physician first and know that it doesn’t work for everyone.

The best keto cookbooks

If you’re new to keto and want some ideas of where to start, try one of these excellent keto cookbooks.

1. The Keto Diet: The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet, with More Than 125 Delectable Recipes and 5 Meal Plans to Shed Weight, Heal Your Body, and Regain Confidence by Leanne Vogel

I’ve flipped through a lot of keto cookbooks in the last few years, and I have to say this is my favorite. Vogel really breaks down the keto lifestyle so it’s not only understandable, but basically fool proof. The Keto Diet is not just a great cookbook with plenty of excellent and innovative recipes, but also a stellar reference work with several different plans to find the best fit for your body and life. I honestly can’t say enough good things about this book—if you’re going to pick just one to try out, this is it. (But read on, because libraries are now adding keto cookbooks to their collection in bulk, so you’ll want to check out the rest of this list, too!

2. Keto Made Easy 100+ Easy Keto Dishes Made Fast to Fit Your Life by Megha Barot and Matt Gaedke

One of the worst things about dieting or a lifestyle change is the prospect of giving up things you love. Food bloggers Megha Barot and Matt Gaedke remove that struggle with this cookbook, which provides keto-friendly recipes for the food you love. Make and enjoy pizza, fish tacos, and even chocolate chip cookies (and more!). Recipes marked with a “foolproof” icon designate easy-to-make food for beginners while “Quick Reference Icons” point out dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, and vegetarian options. Barot and Gaedke also include tips and tricks for success with keto, ensuring you’ll get the most out of your new lifestyle.

3. Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals by Martina Šlajerová

Kicking off her collection of recipes with an introduction to slow cooking, Slajerova splits her dishes into five chapters: homemade basics and staples, satisfying and nourishing soups, one-pot and skillet meals, savory stews, roasts and casseroles, and desserts. Cooks will find old favorites like green bean casserole alongside more unique meals such as pumpkin and chorizo meatball soup. Slajerova ends each recipe with the nutritional information and almost all recipes are accompanied by an image to make sure you’re getting things picture perfect.

4. Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking by Maria Emmerich

Like many keto cookbooks, Quick & Easy starts with the basics of what keto is and how to use the cookbook to its greatest effect. With this collection, you’ll learn about key and staple ingredients, useful kitchen utensils, keto hacks, meal planning, and more. Find comfort food like Philly Cheesesteak Roll-Ups, Slow Cooker “Butter” Chicken with Naan, and Classic Deviled Eggs. Along with an indication of potential allergens and whether or not they are optional to a given recipe, Emmerich provides nutritional information and a meter that indicates how a “recipe ranks on the keto ‘scale’: high, medium, or low.”

5. The Keto Instant Pot Cookbook: Ketogenic Diet Pressure Cooker Recipes Made Easy & Fast by Urvashi Pitre

Pitre describes her own challenges with weight loss and subsequent success with a ketogenic diet before a quick how-to on using an Instant Pot. Dishes are divided into five categories: eggs and vegetables, soups, seafood and poultry, beef and pork, and desserts. (Yes, desserts are possible on keto!) Pitre puts an emphasis on Mexican and Asian (particularly Indian and Thai) cuisine with recipes like Carne Adovada and Quick Indian Creamy Eggplant. American palates will find more familiar options, too, including Cauliflower Mac and Cheese and Easy Lobster Bisque. Each recipe also includes nutritional information, macro content, and other useful details.

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