Everyone is talking about keto. Heralded as the ultimate weight-loss diet by celebrities and regular guys alike, it’s quickly become the trendiest way to lose weight. In case you haven’t heard, the idea behind the ketogenic diet is to eat plenty of fat, a moderate amount of protein and barely any carbs, so your body burns fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates—a process known as ketosis.
On keto, roughly 10 percent of your daily calories should come from carbs. Chances are you’ll give up some of your go-to foods because they have too many carbs, which could make cooking a challenge. Thankfully, there are plenty of keto-specific cookbooks that offer hundreds of high-fat, low-carb recipes so you never get bored.
Here are the 10 best keto diet cookbooks.
The Keto Reset Diet Cookbook: 150 Low-Carb, High-Fat Ketogenic Recipes to Boost Weight Loss
Written by former endurance athlete Mark Sisson, founder of Primal Kitchen and low-carb blog Mark’s Daily Apple, this is a staple for any keto enthusiast. The cookbook recommends trying keto for 21 days as a transition period and offers plenty of advice for how to do keto the “right way,” meaning you shouldn’t eat bacon and cheese three times a day. With Sisson’s decadent recipes (think short ribs, bacon wrapped chicken thighs and ahi tuna bowls), you won’t need to rely on bacon and cheese alone.
The Keto Guido Cookbook: Delicious Recipes to Get Healthy and Look Great
Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino is a keto diet aficionado who has become famous for sharing tasty recipes on Instagram. Guadagnino admittedly loves pizza and pasta, thanks to his Italian roots, but the self proclaimed “Keto Guido” developed low carb alternatives for his favorite foods. Inside this book, carb lovers will find alternatives to their favorite foods, including dessert.
Keto Snacks: From Sweet and Savory Fat Bombs to Pizza Bites and Jalapeño Poppers, 100 Low-Carb Snacks for Every Craving
On keto, traditional snacks like crackers and even smoothies are out. You won’t even miss your old favorites with this book’s array of recipes, which includes 100 delectable bites like smoked salmon and avocado rollups.
The Keto Instant Pot Cookbook: Ketogenic Diet Pressure Cooker Recipes Made Easy and Fast
The Instant Pot has become popular with time-strapped home chefs since dinner can be made in under 30 using the hybrid pressure cooker and slow cooker. This cookbook offers tips for making the most of your Instant Pot’s features, nutrition information and more than 65 recipes–including dessert.
The Complete Ketogenic Diet for Beginners: Your Essential Guide to Living the Keto Lifestyle
Keto newbies will be happy they invested in this cookbook, which clearly lays out the tenets of the diet. Part one of the book explains the keto lifestyle while the remainder of the book is dedicated to a 14-day meal plan (complete with shopping list) and recipes.
Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health & Weight Loss, with 100+ Easy Low-Carb Recipes
This cookbook author lost more than 100 pounds in a year following the ketogenic diet. Now, she shares strategies and go-to recipes that are easy for beginners to follow. Aside from a wide range of recipes—including Mexican, Chinese and Italian dishes—you’ll find shopping list, diet tips and strategies for eating out.
Keto Comfort Foods: Family Favorite Recipes Made Low-Carb and Healthy
Cinnamon rolls, lasagna and biscuits are off limits on the ketogenic diet, but this cookbook offers ingredient swaps so you can indulge in these typically carb-y comfort foods. The recipes are so good that one Amazon reviewer says even her non-keto friends rave about the recipes.
Craveable Keto: Your Low-Carb, High-Fat Roadmap to Weight Loss and Wellness
Indulge in decadent foods like buffalo chicken flatbread, chocolate chip cookie dough bites and fish and chips from the Craveable Keto cookbook. With a five-star review average from more than 1,000 Amazon readers, this cookbook is one you’ll rely on for all your keto-friendly meals.
You probably think about bacon or fatty cuts of meat when it comes to the keto diet. But this book offers a large number of plant-based ideas to meet your fat requirements to stay in ketosis without eating tons of meat.
Keto Meal Prep
Maintaining ketosis requires lots of diligence and planning, so you’ll probably want to meal prep. This cookbook makes that easy to do with a meal plan that includes recipes made to grab and go.