Here are easy Keto Meal Prep Ideas that will help you stick to your low-carb lifestyle even on the busy days! These recipes use shredded chicken as well as sliced, diced, and roasted chicken for quick go-to keto meals.
How to make a keto meal plan?
Everyone has their own preferences, but the most important thing is finding the most sustainable plan for you. Some people enjoy the simplicity of eating the same rotating meals every week, and some people prefer more variety. If you are cooking for others as well, it’s much easier if you can simply find family-friendly keto recipes instead of trying to cook both keto and non-keto. Not only does cooking two meals take up a ton of extra time, it’s also expensive AND it means you have your old favorite carb-loaded foods nearby, tempting you.
If you’re looking for an easy-to-follow keto meal plan, check out my page of Easy Keto Meal Plans. Each week I put together 5 keto dinners and a bonus low-carb recipe (usually a meal prep breakfast or dessert to help out). I include a printable grocery list, meal prep tips, net carb counts, and serving amounts for each recipe. I do my best to pick family favorites, meaning you don’t have to cook one meal for yourself and one meal for the non-keto folks in the house… You can all just enjoy delicious low-carb dinner together!
How to prep keto meals for the week?
While keto tends to be only 20-35% protein, prepping your proteins in advance can often save you a lot of time during the week. You can also use the same protein to make a variety of breakfasts and lunches so you’re not resorting to eggs and sandwiches every day.
Once you have your protein cooked, just pair it with a good dose of fat and veggies. We’re dairy lovers in this house, so we have creamy sauces or cheesy fathead dough regularly with our meals. Roasted vegetables (like cauliflower or radishes) are quick to prepare and have few ingredients, so we like to add something simple like that on busy weeknights.
It’s always easy to throw protein on a salad or wrap it up in a low-carb tortilla. If you don’t have low-carb tortillas available nearby or you are gluten-free, you can meal prep several batches of these Keto Zucchini Tortillas or use cheese wraps, lettuce wraps, or even deli meat to roll up your wrap ingredients. Here’s a great list of 25+ Easy Low-Carb Wrap Recipes if you’re looking for simple ideas!
Meal Prepping Chicken
It’s incredibly easy to cook chicken in a slow cooker, then shred or cube it for other recipes. You could season it with a basic mix of salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc. or save the seasoning for after cooking so that each recipe can be different. Grilling chicken provides a TON of flavor, too! This Blackened Grilled Chicken goes with nearly everything and can be shredded, cubed, sliced, anything you need.
If you prefer to cook in the oven, you could try this Perfect Roast Chicken recipe for delicious chicken that could be shredded, sliced, or cubed. If you’re prepping chicken for salads or wraps and prefer a keto breaded chicken, try these crispy Oven Baked Keto Chicken Tenders. They can be frozen before or after cooking as well, so feel free to buy in bulk when you find chicken on sale!
More Keto Chicken Prep Recipes:
- Grilled Chipotle Chicken
- Chipotle Ranch Grilled Chicken
- Grilled Jalapeno Lime Chicken
- Slow Cooker Zesty Ranch Chicken
- Easy Buffalo Roast Chicken
- Baked Buffalo Chicken Tenders
Keto Meal Prep Chicken Recipes
Now that you’ve cooked your chicken, you can use it in all sorts of recipes! Here are some recipes that won’t have you feeling like you’re eating the same thing every day:
- One Pan Meals/Skillets/Casseroles:
- In a Low-Carb Tortilla:
- In a Salad:
- Stuffed in Cheese:
- Stuffed in a Vegetable
- In a Lettuce Wrap: