Don’t break the diet: Try these Keto recipes for 4th of July

What is the KETO craze? The keto diet consists of eating foods that consist of fats as opposed to carbohydrates. The diet staples are fish, meat, eggs, and dairy, and high-carb foods such as pasta, rice, grains, potatoes, and fruits are prohibited. This restructures the body to turn food into energy differently.

As opposed to breaking down carbohydrates and obtaining energy this way, on the keto diet, the body goes into ketosis and fat is released from cells and turned into ketones which are key for energy production and ultimately weight loss.

With any diet, there is the struggle of keeping your favorite tasty treats while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Here are some of our favorite KETO recipes for the fourth of July weekend!

Fathead Nachos– Chips and dip is a must before a big fourth of July barbecue. And the reality is crossing out nachos from your diet is a hard task. But who wants the high carbs and fatty oils in nachos? Look no further than Fathead Nachos and get the best of both worlds, a healthy option with great taste. And the best part about this recipe is you don’t have to ditch the cheese, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa.

Courtesy: ditchthecarbs.com

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Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers– Barbecue time! Our favorite part of the fourth. Topping a burger with cheese is so boring. Why do that when you can stuff your patty with jalapeno, garlic and cheddar, and then grill it to perfection.

Courtesy: spendwithpennies.com

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Chicken Thighs with Pan Gravy: A southern classic, but who wants that grease and fat in their diet. Not only is this dish delicious, it’s also good for your health!

Courtesy of: ketodelivered.com

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Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya: Get the kickin’ Cajun taste without the high carb count. This recipe features mouthwatering sausage and moist chicken. Now you can have that bowl of jambalaya and not feel the guilt later.

Courtesy: Tasteaholics.com

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No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake: You can’t miss out on dessert! Enjoy this cheesecake recipe featuring low-carb, peanut butter deliciousness and the best part is it’s no bake and easy to make!

Courtesy: lowcarbyum.com

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