Low carb, keto and dairy free

Low carb, keto and dairy free

A common misunderstanding regarding low carb and keto is that you eat nothing but meat, eggs and dairy. This may be one way of doing it, and it works fine for some people, but it’s certainly not the only way you can enjoy a low-carb lifestyle.

Excluding dairy from your diet can be an effective way to speed up your weight loss and help reversing type 2 diabetes. Dairy products contain not only milk sugar (lactose), but also milk protein (casein), which stimulates insulin secretion more than other types of protein. This is why milk is great for a growing baby, but not that great for an adult who wants to lose weight.

Many people who limit dairy will still enjoy real butter, as butter, even though it’s made from milk, contains only trace amounts of milk protein and sugar. That’s why we use butter in our dairy-free recipes. In recipes where the butter can’t be substituted for another source of fat, we are not labeling them as dairy-free.

In recipes where you want to exclude butter we recommend substituting it for ghee (homemade versions may still have traces of milk protein in them so if you’re allergic we don’t recommend that), coconut oil or olive oil. If it’s a recipe where butter is used for frying, we recommend replacing with ghee or coconut oil. When it’s added to the finished dish as a sauce or flavor enhancer, we recommend replacing it with ghee or olive oil.

Whether you’re in the mood for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack we’ve got you covered. Let the recipes below inspire you and prove that low carb and dairy free doesn’t have to be hard. Instead, let’s make it amazingly delicious.

Breakfasts

Keeping the menu dairy-free for breakfast is not a problem. Enjoy smoothies, porridge, eggs, pancakes or browse through all recipes below for new ideas.

Meals

Wondering what to eat for lunch or dinner? May we suggest a creamy casserole, fresh salad or maybe a juicy hamburger to sink your teeth in?

Sides

Crunchy fries, creamy mash and roasted veggies never disappoints as sidekicks to your favorite protein.

Sauces

Here are true sources of flavor! What meal wouldn’t be better with some chimichurri, salsa verde or a big dollop or mayonnaise?

Snacks

If you want ideas for quick snacks, ready to grab and eat, check out our low-carb snacks guide. If you’re in the mood to make a dairy-free snack from scratch, you’ll find tasty recipes below.

Desserts

Certain occasions call for dessert. If you want to keep them dairy free we suggest trying our chocolate mousse, low-carb trifle or chocolate and peanut squares.