What’s for dinner? Here’s an inspiring keto meal idea generator to help you decide


Whether you’re new to low-carb or keto diets or you have lots of experience eating meals with few or no carbs, deciding what to have for lunch or dinner—day after day, night after night—is always a challenge.

Here to help is a terrific tool that provides thousands of healthful meal ideas. Just flip through the parts of the plate until you find a combination that suits your tastes tonight—then try a different one tomorrow! Once you’ve built your plate, you can click on the pictures for a really basic recipe.

Jenni Calihan at Eat the Butter, along with Adele Hite MPH RD, have created this easy-to-use meal idea generator to make deciding what’s for dinner fun instead of frustrating.

If you’d like the book version for your kitchen counter—or to share with friends and family who might appreciate an introduction to low-carb plates—click through to purchase Dinner Plans (US only for now)!



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Latest keto meal plans


Keto #43 - fresh and flavorful

This week’s meal plan includes new recipes like a crispy crusted chicken and white pizza mixed with classics like our Tex-Mex burger plate and rutabaga fritters served with a side of bacon. You’ll enjoy this and much more while staying below 20 grams of carbs per day.

Full meal plan →

  • Crispy baked keto chicken with BBQ mayoMon
  • Keto Tex-Mex burger plateTue
  • Keto coconut salmon with Napa cabbageWed
  • Keto rutabaga fritters with baconThu
  • Keto white pizzaFri
  • Keto chicken Cordon BleuSat
  • Keto pork skewers with mash and salsa verdeSun

Keto #42 - around the world

How about eating your way around the world in seven days? Go on a flavor adventure with this week’s meal plan. Start your week with Chinese pork, continue through Europe and taste our Greek egg and lemon soup and finish with Indian flavors in a cabbage stir-fry. You’ll have all of this and much more while staying below 20 grams of carbs per day.

Full meal plan →

  • Keto Chinese pork with Brussels sproutsMon
  • Keto chicken fajita bowlTue
  • Salmon meatballs with lemon béchamel sauceWed
  • Greek egg and lemon soup with chickenThu
  • Keto Asian beef saladFri
  • Keto pesto chicken casserole with feta cheese and olivesSat
  • Keto Indian cabbage stir-frySun

Keto #41 - family favorites

How about a week of eating that the whole family will enjoy? Start with meatballs and continue with Tex-Mex stuffed zucchini boats for Taco Tuesday. Enjoy meals like lasagna and a chicken Philly cheesesteak casserole while staying below 20 grams of carbs per day.

Full meal plan →

  • Italian keto meatballs with mozzarella cheeseMon
  • Keto Tex-Mex stuffed zucchini boatsTue
  • Keto Cordon Bleu casseroleWed
  • Keto tuna cheese meltThu
  • Keto lasagnaFri
  • Crispy Chinese pork with cabbageSat
  • Kristie's chicken Philly cheesesteak casseroleSun

Keto #40 - no cooking

This week’s meal plan offers simple yet delicious meals with no cooking involved. Perfect for traveling or when you lack motivation but still want to eat keto. It will help you stay well below 20 grams of carbs per day.

Full meal plan →

  • Keto chicken and Feta cheese plateMon
  • Keto smoked salmon and avocado plateTue
  • Italian keto plateWed
  • Keto turkey plateThu
  • Keto salami and Brie cheese plateFri
  • Keto prosciutto and blue cheese plateSat
  • Keto roast beef and cheddar plateSun

Keto #39 - Flexitarian

This week’s meal plan is made to fit a semi-vegetarian or “flexitarian” life-style. It offers vegetarian meals mixed with occasional fish, meat and poultry dishes. If you prefer all vegetarian meals, the recipes are easy to adjust by simply excluding the pepperoni, chicken and smoked salmon. You’ll enjoy hearty meals and stay below 20 grams of carbs per day.

Full meal plan →

  • Keto grilled veggie plateMon
  • Keto Caprese omeletTue
  • Keto chicken fajita bowlWed
  • Keto fried halloumi cheese with mushroomsThu
  • Keto pizzaFri
  • Keto salmon-filled avocadosSat
  • Keto spinach and goat-cheese pieSun


A keto diet for beginners


  1. TRISH
    This is awesome! Thanks for posting
  2. Ralph Gordon
    My wife is starting a keto diet thank you and post more
  3. Chrissy
    Great tool, thanks!
  4. Menopause Medic
    I have found HFLC with intermittent fasting no grains, no sugar & no dairy worked better for me.
  5. Alethea
    Do you have lunch or dinner that I could purchase and have them shipped to me 3 or 4 days at a time.
  6. Judith
    I love this tool as it tells you the carbs in each item so mixing and matching will be a breeze. Thanks!
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  8. Jeanette
    Love this idea as I am a lazy cook. Hopefully a global version will come out suitable for other English speaking countries. What about nuts which appear to be left off? Could desserts and other after dinner treats also be added in maybe at the end?
  9. Gentiann
    A low carb vegetable that I love and would like to see in keto recipes is the chayote also called cho cho, mirliton, christophine (in French) or vegetable pear.
    It's perfect to replace potatoes in a stew or a soup.
    It keeps its shape through cooking and is very versatile to use.
    Reply: #11
  10. Robin
    Buzzard: the nearest grocery store to us is 10 miles - can't walk there and buy groceries for 1 or even 2 weeks for my family. Thanks for this tool!
  11. Françoise
    Thanks for the tip. Do you know how many carb they have?
    Reply: #15
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  13. Sandy green
    What is keto never heard of it
  14. Gentiann
    Bonjour, Françoise
    It's 4.5 grams net carbs for 100 grams of chayote.
  15. Gentiann
    Another source gives a different carb count for 100 grams : 4.5 g total carbs, 1.7 g fiber which results in 2.8 g net carbs. Even better !
  16. Marian
    Brilliant tool. Thank you!

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