We all love set-it-and-forget-it recipes and these keto crock pot recipes will keep your meal prep plans in place!
One of the biggest challenges on the keto diet (or most diets, for that matter) is finding new recipe ideas that you won't get bored with. And many of us, of course, lack the motivation to keep on going with meal prep because of time and energy success. But a slow cooker makes it easier to set yourself up for success. And if you're following a keto diet, you might wonder what, beyond meat and veggies, you can put in that slow cooker day after day, without repeats.
Sure, with a keto diet you can eat all the bacon you want, drink the Bulletproof coffee, and consume so much cheese. None of these things present you with obvious choices that spark ideas for simple meals when following a fairly strict diet plan, beyond the idea of wrapping everything in bacon.
Whether you're new to keto or just need some inspiration, we've got you covered with this easy meal plan guide!
What to Eat (and Not to Eat) on the Keto Diet:
The keto diet is by definition a low-carb diet, and as such, you'll need to exclude and/or limit certain foods. Keto eating has some rules. There are a few items that are not permitted on the keto.
The foods to avoid on keto are:
- sugars and sweets
- processed foods
- high-carb fruits (such as bananas, for example)
- factory farmed fish & pork
- refined oils and fats
These 16 keto Crock-Pot recipes will have your high-fat, low-carb meal ready for you when you get home from a long day at work.
Gumbo by definition is a low-and-slow kind of cooking situation, so it's perfect for a keto slow cooker meal.
Pulled pork is made for the Crock Pot, and all you need are some veggies, and lunch (or dinner) is a wrap!
Just because you're keto, doesn't mean pizza is out of the equation. This one's creative, with a beefy base and cheesy topping.
After a long day, you'll relish the fact that you made this creamy, spicy keto crock pot recipe.
Green chili just loves chicken, and you will love this, too.
No need to give up lasagna just because you're following a keto diet. Zucchini makes a great stand-in!
The perfect comfort food waits for you at the end of the day. Spaghetti squash is magic with meatballs in this keto crock pot recipe.
South-of-the-border flavors fare well in the slow cooker and only get better with time. Chicken fajitas without the tortilla!
Gotta love deconstructed "bowl" meals. They're just made for meal prep. Pork carnitas for the win!
Mashed cauliflower with herbs are a great side to almost anything on this list. Or a tasty snack any time of day. No judging!
Spicy sweet sausage and bell peppers love some cauliflower rice as a side.
Swap out the potatoes for cauliflower (of course!) to make this a keto crock pot recipe you'll want to make again. And freeze!
That garlic mashed cauliflower would be delicious (and keep away the vampires) with this garlic chicken.
The simple addition of fire-roasted tomatoes takes these shrimp tacos up several notches.
For company, set this pork roast up in the morning and no one will believe something so fancy came out your slow cooker.
Find some keto-friendly tortilla chips for these nachos, which are loaded with veggies and healthy fats.