Low-carb (& keto) summer celebrations

Low-carb (& keto) summer celebrations

Summertime is filled with special occasions and reasons to celebrate. But can you make it through each gathering without eating a ton of carbs? The answer is “yes” — and we’ll show you how!

Whether you’ll be navigating a backyard BBQ, creating a lavish buffet for entertaining, packing treats for a picnic, or concocting light summer desserts, we have you covered. Below you’ll find all the inspiration you need to get cracking!

Easy summer grilling

How to plan a successful backyard BBQ? Here’s everything you need to keep you and your guests happy.

Go for grilling classics, such as keto burgers or hot dogs. Or, if you’re looking to change it up and grill something a little more elevated, consider going for salmon or beef skewers. For the veggie-lovers in your crew, you can always throw some bell peppers, grilled onions, and halloumi on the “barbie,” as the Australians would say.

Don’t forget to try our barbecue condiments and the obligatory coleslaw for an extra refreshing crunch on the side.

Build a summer buffet

Do you pride yourself on being the hostess with mostest? Then, look no further!

If you’re planning to host a summer-themed buffet, you have to make Kristie Sullivan’s Southern tomato pie or our tasty keto vegetable pie. Both of these delicious recipes require the season’s freshest ingredients — and will certainly wow your hungry guests once they arrive to eat.

Then, for the carnivores on your attendee list, try making the bacon-wrapped sausage appetizers and pimiento cheese meatballs. Some refreshments are in order as well, and the summer calls for some invigorating iced tea.

Beach (or backyard) picnic

Make the most out of the lovely weather and pack a portable picnic to enjoy on the beach. Or, why not, organize an impromptu picnic in your own backyard? Fuss-free, easy to prepare, simple to pack, and even more convenient to carry.

Treat yourself to a majestic keto BLT or a gluten-free wrap stuffed with your favorite cheese and veggies. Bring a Caesar salad or crunch on some juicy stuffed mini bell peppers. Have some low-carb chia pudding if you’ve skipped breakfast — and try our low-carb granola bars for dessert.

Light summer desserts

Bursting with summer flavors, our dessert recipes have something in store for each member of the family.

Refreshing fruit-infused ice cream and popsicles for the little ones, lemon-lime poppy-seed cheesecake and vanilla panna cotta for major dessert-enthusiasts, and whipped cream with berries for those who savor the simple things.

Whip up these recipes in just a few minutes. Then, sit back and enjoy the taste of summer!