We see many diet trends come and go, but one that’s truly making its mark—at the moment, at least—is the ketogenic diet. The “keto” diet, as it’s been nicknamed, is based solely on a high-fat, low-carb nutrition model. If all goes according to plan, your body will eventually switch over to burning fat as its main energy source instead of carbohydrates.
Saying goodbye to bread, pasta, potatoes, and sugar may seem daunting, but these keto recipes make it pretty painless. Bacon, butter, meat, leafy greens—they’re all a huge part of what you’ll consume when you go keto. The opportunities to make creative, delicious meals on this plan are basically endless.
If you’re ready to give the keto diet a try (or even just experiment with some keto recipes), start with some of our favorite meals in the slideshow ahead.