These keto carnivore recipes are animal-based and low-carb meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and snacks. If you want to lose weight, nutrient-dense animal foods have a place in your meal plan! This page of keto carnivore menu ideas will show you how to enjoy all the best recipes from red meat to dairy products, bone broth to organ meats, and more.
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What is a Carnivore Keto Diet?
A carnivore keto diet goes by many names. Some people also use the terms “ketovore” and “carni-curious”. Overall, the reference is to animal-based nutrition instead of plant-based nutrition.
Typically, keto carnivore macros are moderate to high protein, moderate to high fat, and low to very low carbs. Fat, rather than glucose, is used for fuel and, in combination with carbohydrate restriction, puts the body into a state of ketosis.
Primarily inspired by the health benefits of a carnivore diet, a keto carnivore keto diet allows a low to moderate amount of select plant foods like culinary herbs, aromatics, and low-carb vegetables or fruits.
Since there aren’t technical well defined “dos” and “don’ts” of this diet, it’s very adaptable to individual personal preferences. Focus on eating animal protein and fats, then add in plant-based ingredients you enjoy and do well with.
Strict carnivore diet recipes are great if you’re interested in eating only meat, but not everyone is able (or desires) to stick to a restrictive diet long-term.
Keto carnivore diet recipes are a nice middle-ground for those who are slowly narrowing down their food choices and those who have already eaten zero-carb for a while and want to reintroduce plant foods again.
Watch the video below for Tristan’s explanation on the difference between keto and carnivore, plus the pros and cons of each and how to get benefits from both.
Not everyone has the same sensitivity to these compounds as others. It’s important to know your body and do what is best for you!
Carnivore Keto Diet Recipes FAQ
If you’re new to low-carb meal prep or don’t have much experience with high protein recipes, you might be asking these common queries. Let me help!
How to do carnivore keto?
Start by identifying your goals. Why do you want to start a new diet? Then make a road map to get there by researching recipes, cooking tips, and shopping options. Finally, jot down a meal plan and go shopping! Look for support and stick to it. You’ll soon see positive feedback that will encourage you to continue moving forward.
What is the difference between keto and carnivore?
Both diets will tell you to eat meat and saturated fats. Both diets naturally restrict carbohydrates by emphasizing protein and fat. The main difference is that all plant foods are eliminated on carnivore, while keto allows a variety of plant-based ingredients like nuts, seeds, low-carb vegetables, low-sugar fruits, and many culinary herbs and spices.
Is carnivore diet keto?
Usually, a strict carnivore diet is also a ketogenic diet because it limits carbs, forcing the metabolic switch from glucose to fat for fuel. However, a minority of people source enough carbs from milk and honey to prevent ketosis (the fat-burning state).
Keto Carnivore Breakfast Recipes
Start your day off with a solid breakfast of fatty animal protein seasoned lightly with herbs and a small amount of low-carb vegetables. The ketogenic states thrives with moderate protein and high fat meals. Nourish your brain and body with nutrient-dense foods and enjoy long-lasting energy all day long!
Swap potato for cauliflower in this Spanish omelette so you can enjoy it on a low-carb keto diet anytime you like. The recipe only calls for 5 ingredients and makes leftovers that taste even better the next day!
Top cucumber slices with a spicy tuna dip. This is a nice snack, appetizer, or full lunch meal.
Keto Carnivore Meals
These savory meal ideas are great for any entree. If there is anything left over, you can eat it for breakfast the next day! Find your favorite recipes and double batch them. Then divide your portions and store in the refrigerator to eat in the next few days or in the freezer for the following week.
This recipe is a quick 30-minute dinner that smothers cabbage noodles and Italian sausage with creamy Alfredo sauce. This skillet meal is incredibly delicious yet completely low-carb, gluten-free, and family-friendly.
Crisp keto bread sandwiches and delicious protein-rich filling. Tuna melts are great for lunch or casual dinner.
Low-Carb Beef Dinners
You can’t go wrong with ground beef, chuck roast, and other cuts in beef for dinner. The best carnivore keto recipes all start with a piece of meat and build up from there. From one-pan skillet meals to baked casseroles, slow cooked stews, and more, each meal is more delicious than the last.
Hide ground beef heart in with ground beef, mix in flavorful spices and sautéed mushrooms then bake it all together in a coconut flour crust with cheese covering the top. What a great way to add hidden organ meats to your diet.
Pan-fry chicken breasts in a low-carb, gluten-free breading and serve it hot in a lemon garlic cream sauce garnished with parsley. It’s versatile, cooks in less than 30 minutes, and always tastes good.
This keto chicken recipe is a savory one-pot or pan low-carb chicken dinner with juicy chicken legs simmered in a creamy paprika sauce. With directions for cooking on the stovetop or in an Instant Pot or slow cooker, you can choose the best cooking method.
Yummy finger food at it’s finest, this recipe is super easy to make. Once you get the method down, you can customize it with any of your favorite herbs and spices.
Keto Carnivore Desserts
Carnivore-friendly desserts are just the thing you need when you want something sweet without fiber. These animal-based treats will help you stay on track with your goals while still giving you something to enjoy without sugar or carbs.
Make carnivore cake with just 3 essential ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time! This is an excellent cake idea with variations for keto carnivore, carnivore carbs, and strict carnivore cooking styles.
Keto Gooey Butter Cake has a low-carb and gluten-free cake batter crust, topped with a creamy, light, and airy topping, and finished with a dusting of powdered sugar. It’s a fantastic sugar-free treat that everyone will love!