The word “keto” is a shortened form of the word ketogenic and is an eating plan built around the concept of very low-carbs and high-fat content.
Food. Talk about getting someone’s attention. It causes all kinds of reactions based on how it looks, tastes and smells. Sometimes we will fill up on food even if what we are eating is not particularly good for us. That is apparently a bad thing to do because eating the wrong foods is not good for our health. Even if they happen to taste good.
The need to pay more attention to our health, and the strain it was putting on the healthcare system, can be credited (or blamed) for the ever-increasing number of diet plans that have emerged in the past few decades. Sure, some of them work but instead of reducing the amount of food you eat, whether by fasting or portion control, there is a smarter, more effective way to lose weight, keep it off and feel good about it.
It is called the keto diet.
It is similar in ways to other well-known low-carb diets but is different in that you are drastically reducing the number of carbohydrates you consume and replacing it with fat. What this does is that the lack of carbs will put your body into ketosis – a metabolic state. When this happens, you lose weight, gain energy and smile a lot more when you see your reflection.
Now that you have a basic understanding of the science behind the keto diet, here are 5 Great Keto Diet Recipe Books on the market that are designed for keto followers.
The authors are well-known food bloggers with a huge following. If you are just a beginner in the World of Keto, this is your guide. We’ll go as far as to say that this recipe book is a fabulous resource for any newbie to the lifestyle. The recipes contained inside have been tested and you can trust that they will meet the keto guidelines and still be delicious, nutritious and filling.
Where this book scores the highest points is in the recipes themselves. They are on the simple end of the scale and require common ingredients that you may already have in your pantry or won’t have difficulty finding in the grocery store. It’s also a bit more than just a recipe book as you will learn a lot about keto, healthy lifestyles and more with the other information inside.
So, you want to improve your health and while other diets may have failed, you are interested in keto but you are a vegetarian. Most keto meals rely heavily on meat or dairy and that can be frustrating if you are a fan of greens. Well, this book will earn a prime spot on your recipe book shelve as it contains a total of 75 delicious vegetarian, vegan and pescatarian meals.
The title is actually “Ketotarian: The (Mostly) Plant-Based Plan To Burn Fat, Boost Your Energy, Crush Your Cravings, and Calm Inflammation: A Cookbook.” Our review would have been easier if we had shared that first, but we wanted to give you a few insider details first to get you interested in the idea.
The book is a must-have and go-to for non-meat eaters.
Again, another keto diet recipe book with a longer than necessary title (we’ve abbreviated it here) but one that will simply transform the way you cook and prepare meals. Targetted primarily at working parents, busy people or those who are living single and don’t need to make huge meals, this guide will show you how to create amazing meals with just five items.
The book contains a total of 100 different recipes and each can be made either as a single dish or in a single pot so time and effort are reduced considerably – as well as clean up. Plus, none of the meals contained here will take you more than 30-minutes to prepare. So if you are under a time crunch, you can still get your fill without resorting to the nearby drive-thru.
Sometimes you feel a little better following a diet plan designed by someone who used it and got significant results in the process. Well, blogger/author Suzanne Ryan is a walking, talking and writing testimonial in that she lost over 100 pounds in a year and shares her best recipes in this book. Expect to read a lot about her story and how she maintains a healthy lifestyle.
And that’s good because it will help to inspire you to keep going wherever you happen to be on your diet journey. The book has grocery shopping tips, delicious recipes and a well-designed 30-day meal plan that should give you results as you learn more about how a keto lifestyle can improve your health and well-being. Another must-have volume in your kitchen.
This is another one of those keto diet books with a very long title that will most certainly make a positive impact in your kitchen and eating habits. The author focuses on making healthy, low-carb versions of dishes you probably crave the most and would cringe at the calorie count if you were to consume the original version.
What makes this such a welcome book on the keto diet landscape is that Kyndra chose to “keto-fy” things you would possibly eat anyway rather than try to shift your diet plans to ingredients that may not be common in your household. She also provides tips on how to keep a low-carb pantry full so that you can always create something in the kitchen with the right ingredients.
5 Great Keto Diet Recipe Books Wrap Up
Diet plans come and go about as frequently as the pounds you are trying to shed. One of the most successful meal programs to come out in the past couple of decades is the keto diet. It continues to grow in popularity because it produces results.
The list above is five of the top keto diet recipe books we would recommend you add to your kitchen recipe book collection. Each contains great recipes that will either introduce you to keto or help you to maintain your keto lifestyle even if you are just a beginner cook. There are countless other recipe books out there on the subject but the ones reviewed above are our top picks. Eat well and be well!