Lazy Keto Meals: Low Carb Recipes, No Effort

It’s true that keto gives you tons of extra energy, focus, motivation, and drive, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have days when you don’t want to create a culinary keto masterpiece. So what do you do on those days? You don’t want to throw your diet down the drain and eat something packaged and high carb, no! You need some lazy keto meals!

I don’t recommend you plan to only eat dirty keto meals or decide to start a lazy keto diet but if you eat clean foods, an occasional lazy keto meal is a great keto meal hack.

So many so-called lazy keto meal recipes include things you need to cook and prepare. Perhaps these people don’t understand how lazy we can get! When I’m feeling sluggish, I want something that I can open and eat, but I also get that usually you’re still willing to make something; you just want it to be quick and easy.

Below are my top 10 lazy keto meals, five require some keto meal prep and five are spoon-me-straight-into-my-mouth lazy keto meals. Have fun!

One Pan Lazy

OK, so these easy keto recipes require you to do a little preparation or cooking, but not much! With a tiny bit of work, you can stay on your healthy low carb diet. If that sounds too much for you, though, skip ahead to the laziest of lazy keto meals below.

Lazy Keto Chicken wings from frozen

Lazy Keto Chicken Wings

I only found out recently that you could do this; I’ve been defrosting my chicken wings before cooking them for years; what a waste of time.

Put them (frozen) on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil and add a little oil. If some are stuck together, don’t worry, they’ll separate soon.

After 20 minutes at 220C, separate them, season them (I like salt, pepper, and chili flakes), and flip them.

After another 20 minutes, you can flip them again if you want. Leave them if you’re feeling exceptionally lazy; they’ll be fine.

When they have been baking for 50 minutes, take them out, and enjoy! Or add them to a mixed salad to make lazy keto chicken salad.

Easy Bacon and Spinach cooked in bacon grease

This lazy keto recipe is a quick and simple meal and it has perfect keto macros. It doesn’t take any explaining. Cook your bacon in a pan, and when you’re done, throw the spinach in the bacon grease that remains; add a little apple cider vinegar if you want to cut through the grease.

Easy Keto Steak and Veggies cooked in the juices

Another lazy keto favorite of mine, it only uses one pan and doesn’t take long. It works well with broccoli or cauliflower, but any vegetable will do.

I cook my steaks in butter, and when I’m done, there’s a steak-flavored buttery oil left in the pan; it’s perfect for cooking your vegetables. Dump in your broccoli and season, add some liquid (vinegar or water), cover the pan, and cook on low heat. After 5 minutes, they’ll be ready or closer to ten minutes if you like them soft.

One pan, one plate, 15 minutes from start to finish.

Zero Carb Pan Fried Salmon

It’s as simple as it sounds, add some oil to a pan and when it’s hot, put thesalmon (skin down of course.)

You can use spices and herbs if you like, I just add salt and pepper when I’m feeling lazy!

Keto Coffee

I have a keto coffee daily for breakfast, and when I’m feeling lazy or just a little pressed for time, I’ll have one for lunch too. There are so many ways you can make a keto coffee; here, I’ll show you the standard one you are probably drinking right now and a few optional extras to jazz it up.

Add 15-20g butter and a pinch of salt to your hot coffee and blend it, or use a hand frother which requires much less cleaning than a blender.

Optional extras

  • Cream
  • Coconut oil
  • MCT oil
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Sweeteners

No Cooking lazy keto meals

These are the options you came here for! No cooking is required just assemble and eat!

Precooked Bacon & Mixed Salad

Lazy Keto Bacon Salad

I’ve always got a mixed salad in the refrigerator, and this is one of my favorite meals to use it for. When I cook bacon, I always make myself a little extra to store for later. Then, when it comes time for lunch, and I don’t have time to cook, I pull out the salad, pull out the bacon, and pour them both onto a salad bowl.

Adding a different low-carb salad dressing (recently, I’ve been enjoying Nando’s Peri Peri Medium) makes this a meal you won’t get bored of any time soon.

Protein Powder and cream add nuts?

Is this a meal? Or just a snack? That’s for you to decide. I like to have this as a quick meal before a workout or before bed; it takes less than a minute to make.

  • 60-80g Heavy whipping cream
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • Add nuts or seeds if you want
  • Stir

Of course, you need to use a low-carb protein powder. But, without nuts, this lazy keto meal comes in at about 6g of carbs, which isn’t bad for a creamy, high-protein dessert!

Cheese and Deli Meats

Whether you’re on keto or not, a cheese platter with deli meats on the side is a fantastic meal. So if you want to share with someone who’s not eating high-fat low carb, this is the meal to make. Almost all cheeses are low carb, watch out for the ones with fruit in them, though, so you can buy the cheeses you like. And deli meats are known for being fatty, so you’re good there too. My recommendation is plenty of Parma ham.

If you feel like you need to add something green, add avocado or some olives.

Overnight Chia Seed Pudding

This lazy keto meal desert doesn’t require much effort, but it does require some time. Chia seed pudding has a creamy jelly-like mouth feel; all it takes is pouring the seeds into a cup of water. Overnight the seeds will release their jelly-like goodness, and you’ll have a fantastic breakfast waiting for you!

Add cream, flavorings, or cocoa powder to take this to the next level!

Premake a Smoothie My Keto Flue Killing Smoothie

Cure Keto Flu Naturally

I love it when I can do two things at once, which is why when I make a smoothie, I make two! So double the ingredients for whatever smoothie you’re making (like my cure keto flu smoothie) and put it in the refrigerator. Whenever you feel hungry and lazy, pull it out; done!

Final Thoughts

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