Our favorite keto salads for summer

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Following a ketogenic diet can help you shed pounds, improve your cholesterol, decrease your blood glucose levels and lower your blood pressure. However, figuring out what to eat can be tricky, especially if you’re just starting out.

One mistake people make on keto is not filling up on enough of the right veggies. Keto salads with the right macros (low carbs, moderate protein, high fat) can be a delicious way to satisfy your hunger and stay in ketosis, ensuring that your body burns fat while still remaining healthy.

How can you incorporate the right veggies into your diet? Why not start with these keto salad recipes?

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1. Broccoli Salad With Bacon

With only 4 net carbs per cup, broccoli also has loads of vitamins C and K, making it an ideal choice for keto meals. Low Carb Maven shares this easy, creamy salad. Broccoli florets are coated with a mayo-based dressing and topped with crunchy bits of bacon.

Get the recipe here.

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2. Taco Salad

Don’t give up Taco Tuesday just because you’re keto. You can make this dish from My Keto Recipes and dine alongside your carb-eating family without feeling deprived. The author includes a homemade version of taco seasoning as well (who knew the packaged stuff could be loaded with carbs?).

Get the recipe here

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3. Chicken Shawarma Salad

Although shawarma is most commonly wrapped in a pita, you can cut the carbs and enjoy the flavor by serving it on a salad instead. The Keto Summit offers this recipe, featuring perfectly seasoned chicken chunks and a light homemade dressing with olive oil, lemon juice and pepper.

Get the recipe here

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4. Avocado Greek Salad

Enjoy the flavors of Greece in this chunky, cool, keto-friendly salad. Cafe Delites shares this recipe with a little lettuce and loads of avocado, olives, feta and more. Ideal when you’ve met your protein macros for the day but still have room for some healthy carbs and fats.

Get the recipe here

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5. Big Mac Salad

When a craving for fast food rears its ugly head, head to the kitchen instead. Whip up this salad from Wholesum Yum, complete with ground beef, cheese, special sauce and even pickles. You will not miss the bun.

Get the recipe here.

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6. Cobb Salad

Popular since the 1930s, Cobb salads were keto-friendly long before the ketogenic diet became a household name. This version by Keto Connect is overflowing with robust flavors, such as bacon, cheddar cheese, chicken and avocado.

Get the recipe here

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7. Avocado, Egg And Salmon Salad

A salad doesn’t need to be boring to be healthy. Tatyana’s Everyday Food shares a keto salad with creamy poached egg, crunchy cucumber, crispy salmon and so much more.

Get the recipe here.

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8. Chicken BLT Salad

If you want a fast, delicious salad, grab a rotisserie chicken and toss it with some bacon, Romaine and cherry tomatoes. If you’re not in a rush, start from scratch and follow this recipe from the Diet Doctor. Sauteeing the chicken in bacon grease takes the dish to another level.

Get the recipe here.

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9. Salad Niçoise

The traditional French salad can be completely keto. If you have hard-boiled eggs and canned tuna on hand, you can put this dish together in mere minutes. The recipe at the aptly-named Completely Keto even provides dressing you can make in the blender.

Get the recipe here.

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10. Wedge Salad With Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Looking for the perfect accompaniment for the perfectly-prepared steak? This wedge salad from All She Cooks might be it. A cool, thick wedge of iceberg lettuce is topped with bacon, egg, avocado and a thick, satisfying dressing.

Get the recipe here

 

This article originally appeared on SimpleMost.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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