Like any diet or healthy-eating plan that includes certain restrictions, the ketogenic diet can be hard to stick to, so we have done you a favour by shortlisting the 15 best keto cookbooks in the UK. They offer a versatile range of delicious recipes, and encourage you to maintain this high-fat, low-carb lifestyle!
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What is the Keto Diet?
The Keto Diet, formally known as the Ketogenic Diet, is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that forces the body to burn fats, as opposed to carbohydrates. Historically, the keto diet acted as an obscure therapeutic diet for children in the 1920s/30s who were suffering from epilepsy - fast forward a century, it is amongst the most followed weight loss plans across the world, with it being the number one diet Googled in 2018.
That pretty much sums keto up in a nutshell: fat - yes, carbs - no. However, for more information, including a more detailed explanation of what you can and can’t eat on Keto, check out our FAQs at the bottom of the article - or head over to our other article that goes into further detail of what it is, and answers the question of does keto work without exercise?
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Let’s kickstart the list with our top choice for the best keto cookbook for beginners.
A quarter of a million copies sold and 4 stars from almost ten thousand ratings on Amazon UK, The Complete Ketogenic Diet for Beginners is a trusted choice for beginners if you're curious about keto and are looking for a one-stop purchase to kick off your diet plan.
The essential keto cookbook, The Complete Ketogenic Diet for Beginners is an all-in-one cookbook and introduction to the ketogenic lifestyle. Plus shopping lists, meal plans, and a section on keto-friendly alternatives to carbs such as bread and pizza bases, every recipe can be prepared in 30 minutes or less and all have just 6 carbs per serving.
Published by Rockridge Press, specialists in health and diet books, whose publishing house is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the most health-conscious locations in the world, Rockbridge Press have a team of diet experts at hand to ensure every recipe in this keto diet cookbook is research-backed.
The Complete Ketogenic Diet for Beginners has been written by bestselling author Amy Ramos, pen name of Amanda C. Hughes, professional ketogenic chef with a decade of experience cooking keto, Amy is a passionate advocate for the ketogenic diet and her recipes and advice in this keto cookbook are nonsense free and sharp-witted.
The beginners keto diet cookbook begins with an introduction to the fundamental reasoning behind Keto in part one 'Low Crab, High Fat' and 'Go Keto in 5 steps'. This is followed by a kick-start 14-day meal plan with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack suggestions, The Complete Ketogenic Diet for Beginners then dives into 'Smoothies & Breakfast', 'Apps & Snacks', 'Fish & Poultry', 'Meats', Veggies & Sides', 'Desserts', and 'Staples' with choices such as 'Pesto Zucchini (Courgette) Noodles' and 'Bacon and Artichoke Omelettes'.
With shopping lists set down for each recipe, preparation tips, advice for eating out and measurement conversion tables, the beginners keto diet cookbook is a guiding hand to take you from curious beginner to seasoned ketogenic dieter.
Accompanied by almost 40 glossy photos, The Keto All Day Cookbook is brimming with over a hundred devilishly delicious recipes which will have you questioning whether you're on a diet at all.
Written by best-selling author Martina Slajerova, the creator of the hugely successful 'KetoDiet blog' featured in Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and BuzzFeed, Slajerova became a keto-advocate after being diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease in 2011. With a mix of cutting-edge research and firsthand experience, Slajerova has created a cookbook which presents delicious recipe swaps for a keto lifestyle, not just a short-term diet plan.
The All Day Keto Cookbook tackles the problem of fitting a sudden diet change into your lifestyle with one pot convenience meals such as 'Thai Curry Chicken Tray Bake' and 'Beef Short Ribs With Coleslaw' for families and busy workdays. Comfort foods such as 'Keto Pizza and Tortillas' to tackle take out cravings, keto classics such as a 'Healthy Deconstructed Hamburger' and 'Cauliflower-n-Cheese', and delicious desserts like 'Sugar-Free Boston Cream Pie' to starve off your sweet tooth.
This low carb keto cookbook is organised into 'Keto Friendly Homemade Basics', 'Satiating, Fat-Fueled Breakfasts', 'Satisfying Keto Snacks and Appetizers', 'Stick-To-Your-Ribs Soups and Hearty Salads', 'Easy Slow-Starch Lunches', 'High-Fat Dinners All Week Long', 'Sugar-Free Drinks and Desserts', plus sections on homemade sauces all free of artificial sweeteners and vegetable oils. Recipes are hearty and cover a variety of cuisines from Mexican to Italian to Indian.
We hope by now you understand what the keto diet is, however, if you still feel unsure, or you feel you're confusing it with other nutritional movements, then take a look at our Paleo vs Keto vs Whole30 article, where we break each of the diet plans down, explain their benefits, as well as offer you the ultimate guide to transforming your fitness with natural eating.
With 'Breakfast Egg Muffins', 'Peri Peri Nuts', 'Carrot Cake Oatmeal', 'Southern Duck Deviled Eggs', 'Cookie Dough Mousse' plus pies, meatloaves, cakes, and even delicious drinks such as the 'Raspberry Lime Electrolyte Cooler', every recipe in the All Day Keto Cookbook has been tailored to the macronutrient breakdowns necessary to keep the body in a ketogenic state. Pages include nutritional info per serving and icons for nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, high in electrolytes, ideal for intermediate fasting and induction-friendly.
The Keto All Day Cookbook is the essential keto cookbook for a keto version of every comfort food and craving possible.
#3 - Keto Sweet Tooth Cookbook: 80 Low-Carb Ketogenic Dessert Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Pies, Fat Bombs, Shakes, Ice Cream, and More
Next up is one for the sweet-tooths; with this keto desserts cookbook.
80 recipes all with stunning photos to accompany them, the Keto Sweet Tooth Cookbook is a keto desserts cookbook packed with low-carb and sugar-free desserts and sweet treats to satisfy sweet-tooths embarking on a keto diet. The Keto Sweet Tooth Cookbook covers cakes, cookies, muffins, custards, candies, and many more all with a complete breakdown on macros plus easy-to-follow instructions.
Written by Aaron Day an accredited nutritional therapist, dietary supplements advisor, advanced sports exercise nutritional advisor and ketogenic food blogger at fatforweightloss.com.au, this keto sweet treats cookbook includes helpful baking tips, guidance on using nut flours and binding agents, and tips on essential keto sweeteners such as erythritol, glycerin, monk fruit and stevia. If you're inspired by Aaron or would be interested in becoming an advanced sports exercise nutritionist like him, drop us an enquiry regarding our Level 4 Advanced Sports Nutrition course today.
In the introduction of this keto sweet treats cookbook, Aaron Day advises on using nut flours, most with GIs (Glycemic Indexes) of around 1 compared to wheat flour with a GI of 75. Day explains how to use almond flour, coconut flour and sesame seed flour to achieve the perfect ketogenic bakes and offers advice on using binding agents, plus a breakdown on the importance of Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load. Following this introduction comes 'Cakes, Cupcakes and Muffins', 'Puddings and Custards', 'Cookies, Blondies and Brownies', and 'Bars, Pies and Tarts'.
Selecting only a few of the desserts included, there is a 'Flourless Chocolate Cake', 'Pumpkin Cheesecake', 'Chocolate-Dipped Eclairs', 'Peanut Butter Cookies', 'Salted Caramel Blondies', and 'Iced Cinnamon Rolls'.
The Keto Sweets Cookbook is a must-buy keto sweets cookbook for any keto dieters with a love for desserts, cakes, cookies and candies.
#4 - Keto Dessert Cookbook 2020: 250 Quick & Easy, Sugar-free, Ketogenic Bombs, Cakes & Sweets to Shed Weight, Lower Cholesterol & Boost Energy
Quick, easy, sugar-free and super indulgent, the Keto Dessert Cookbook 2020 covers 250 recipes for desserts, cakes, brownies, pies, confectionery and much more. If a sweet-tooth has stopped your keto progress or even discouraged you from starting then the Keto Dessert Cookbook 2020 could be an invaluable resource to battle cravings and promote long-term success when embarking on a ketogenic diet.
Each recipe is presented with ingredients, simple instructions, preparation time, cooking time, number of servings, and nutritional breakdown. All 250 recipes are 100% vegetarian and following a short six-page introduction describing ketogenic philosophy and the 6 top health benefits of going keto, The Keto Desserts Cookbook 2020 is then split into 'Bars', 'Frozen Desserts', 'Brownies And Bombs', 'Cookies', 'Pies and Tarts', 'Other Delicious Desserts', 'Candy and Confection', 'Cakes', and 'Others'.
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A selection of a few of the recipes the Keto Cookbook has to offer include 'Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Bars', 'Salted Caramel Affogato', 'Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Pie', 'Maple Walnut Fudge Cups', and 'Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites'. Whether you're new to keto and planning for certain success or are a seasoned keto lifestyle practitioner looking for a recipe book filled with indulgent treats to add to your regular diet, the Keto Dessert Cookbook 2020 is a justified choice for the best keto cookbook in the UK.
If you had ever wondered whether it was possible to combine 2020's two most popular and health-promoting diet lifestyles, a pair which would at first glance appear to be adversaries, it is.
The Vegan Keto Diet Book 2020 does just this and is an invaluable resource for vegans or anyone interested in reducing their meat and dairy intake, step-by-step walking its reader through the macronutrient minefield which is ketogenic veganism.
Packed with low-carb plant-based nutritional advice and recipes, the keto diet cookbook explores questions such as "What is Keto Diet?" and “What foods to eat on keto?”, gives clear advice on the vegan keto diet and muscle building, explanations of targeted and cyclic keto diets, offers suggestions on food groups to eat and which to avoids, includes a whole section of how to prepare yourself for a vegan keto switch for optimum success, and guidance on how to promote weight loss on a vegan keto diet.
If you're new to veganism, or simply want to educate yourself further on the lifestyle, make sure to head over to our guide on the best vegan protein sources after finishing here, where we discuss how to maximise fitness gains on a plant-based diet.
This low carb keto cookbook is packed with breakfast recipes, salads, main dishes, snacks, desserts, beverages and finally a 28-day weight loss meal plan to kick-start your new diet. A selection of some of the recipes offered includes 'Carrot Cake Pancakes', 'Keto Falafel', 'Vegan Cauliflower Pizza bites', and 'Low Carb Nacho Chips'.
In addition, if you’re more an ‘on-the-go reader’, the vegan keto cookbook PDF is available from multiple sources online.
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If you're vegan keto curious and are looking for a wealth of recipes to build up a repertoire of at hand dishes to guide you through your first few months, fail free, then The Vegan Ketogenic Diet Cookbook is one of the best vegan keto cookbooks in the UK available.
A complete guide, this vegan keto diet cookbook in the UK includes 75 animal product-free recipes all high-fat, low-carb and suitable for ketosis (switching fuel burning in the body from carbs to fat). Recipes are clearly written step-by-steps focusing on nuts, seeds and low GI fruits and vegetables to promote increased, sustained energy, better digestion and balanced body weight. Once educating yourself on low GI fruits, make sure to give our article on the best super fruits to add to your diet a read, where you can find the further health benefits of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and other keto-friendly fruits.
Written by Nicole Derseweh, YouTuber and vegan chef with a culinary background from Le Cordon Bleu, and Whitney Lauritsen, founder of Eco-Vegan Gal, The Vegan Ketogenic Diet Cookbook begins with an introductory chapter explaining the principles of a vegan ketogenic diet, this is then followed by 'Vegan Keto Meal Plans', 'Sauces and Dressings', 'Breakfasts', 'Snacks', 'Salads, 'Soups', 'Main Dishes', and 'Desserts'.
Derseweh and Lauritsen pair recipes with helpful shopping lists of vegan-keto ingredients, tips for swapping ingredients and a selection of recipes covered in the keto diet cookbook (UK) include 'Matcha Doughnuts', 'Gourmet Cheese Balls', 'Blackberry Cheesecake Bites', and 'Avocado Fries' - all the substance to rank as the best keto cookbook in the UK for vegans if you ask us.
And what's more, just like our former option, you can also find this vegan keto cookbook PDF online, too!
Filled with favourite comfort foods all with a ketogenic twist, Keto Comfort Foods, is packed with creative substitutions to feed the whole family. One of the best keto diet cookbooks in the UK, Keto Comfort Foods has over 170 recipes with options such as cinnamon rolls, steak fries, pizza supreme, meatballs and many more.
Written by international bestselling author Maria Emmerich, wellness expert in nutrition, author of three nutritional guidebooks, and owner of the blog mariamindbodyhealth.com, Emmerich offers innovative, nutrient-rich, high-fat recipes and easy-to-understand explanations.
Keto Comfort Foods is split into two parts, 'The Ketogenic Kitchen' with information on tools, ingredients and how to use the book, and 'Recipes' with 'Breakfast', 'Appetisers and Snacks', 'Soups, Salads and Sides', 'Main dishes' by meat choice, 'Comfort Food Favorites for Grown-Up Kids', 'Sweet Endings', and 'Basics' plus a bonus section on The 30-Day Ketogenic Cleanse.
With recipes such as 'Buffalo Chicken Casserole', 'Cornbread Muffins', 'BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches', and 'BBQ Chicken Lasagne', whether you're new to ketogenic cooking or are in search of new dishes, Keto Comfort Foods is a cookbook which can feed the whole family.
One of the most highly rated books amongst keto cookbook reviews online, this addition from Maya Krampft boasts 5 star reviews from just under 2,000 customers on Amazon.
Named one of the best cookbooks of 2019 by Buzzfeed and a USA TODAY bestseller, The Wholesome Yum Easy Keto Cookbook is packed with 100 family favourite keto variations of wholesome dishes all with 10 ingredients or less.
Perfect for beginners and expert keto lifestylers alike, the essential keto snacks cookbook aims to make keto straight-forward, super-fast, long-term sustainable and fun. Recipes are all I-can't-believe-that's-keto, for a diet change which is smooth and barely noticeable.
This Keto snacks cookbook is divided into 12 chapters: 'Getting Started' with advice on which ingredients to stock your pantry with, a sample meal plan and keto swaps for your favourite foods. This introduction is then followed by chapters on 'Sweet Breakfasts', 'Savoury Breakfasts', Simple Lunches', 'Hearty Soups and Salads', 'One-Pan Meals', 'Meat, Fish and Entrees', 'Veggies and Side Dishes', 'Quick Bites and Snacks', and many more. With a large focus on meat dishes, this keto cookbook could also prove useful for those who may be interested in trying out a more meat-specific diet; if this sounds like you, take a look at our guide on the Carnivore Diet, which also comes equipped with a food list!
A few of the recipes included are 'Flourless Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Waffles', 'Chili Lime Chicken Burgers', 'Sun-Dried Tomato and Arugula Avocado Toast', and 'Sheet Pan Sausage Breakfast Sandwiches'.
A UK keto cookbook which allows you to keep all of your favourite foods whilst sticking to a keto diet, The Wholesome Yum Easy Keto Cookbook is a must-buy cookbook for a diet change you will hardly notice.
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Written by best-selling author Suzanne Ryan, Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health & Weight Loss is a cookbook and insight into Suzanne's life and weight loss journey in one.
Suzanne began her keto journey in 2015 with a starting weight of 289 pounds, after 1-year keto she lost 100 pounds, 40% of her starting body weight and is now a YouTube influencer and owner of the website Keto Karma where she shares first-hand advice, motivation, recipes and cooking tips.
#Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health & Weight Loss looks at 'Why Keto?', 'Testing for Ketones', 'Dealing with Weight-Loss Stalls', as well as shopping lists, recipes for breakfasts, mains, snacks, and lunches, a 30-day meal plan, advice on dining out, navigating coffee shops for meetups with friends, and an entire sections dedicated to closing inspiration and gratitude - it is easy to see why we rank this as one of, if not the, best keto cookbook for beginners.
A selection of recipes showcased in this essential keto cookbook (UK) includes 'Sunny-Side Up Burgers', 'Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches', 'Red Curry Chicken', and 'Creamy Pesto Chicken'.
Ryan shares her journey and everything she has learnt as well as mouthwatering recipes and motivation to kick-start, support and motivate a keto beginner's weight loss journey.
From best selling author Mark Sisson, a leading voice of the Evolutionary Health Movement, and owner of one of the highest-ranked health websites on the internet, MarksDailyApple.com, with over 2 million unique visitors every month, The Keto Reset Diet is a 21-day program plus keto cookbook.
Often ranked as the best keto diet cookbook on the market, The Keto Reset Diet gives day-by-day advice on how to reset the body from using carbohydrates for fuel, to using fat, for weight loss and more sustained energy levels by a combination of switching from processed grains, sugars and refined vegetable oils to high-fat, unprocessed whole foods and animal products.
Sisson's approach encourages the dieter to follow a meal plan to become fat-adapted (to switch to burning fat for fuel instead of sugar) before embarking on a full ketogenic diet to enter ketosis. Sisson's formula goes beyond diet, examining the big picture of how our daily lives impact our health, exploring exercise, sleep, and stress management for a permanent lifestyle change.
If you're like us where staying on track with a diet is much easier when physically logged, then we recommend taking a look at our top picks for the best fitness journals to keep you motivated. These offerings allow you to keep track of your snack and meal plans, as well as workouts completed and water intake - a one stop guide of all things fitness.
For a step-by-step tailored program to turn your body into a fat-burning machine from one of Keto's best advocates, An easy choice on our best keto cookbook (UK) list, The Keto Reset Diet provides daily meal plans and over a 100 delicious, rich and high-satiety recipes to recalibrate your metabolism and stay trim, healthy and energised with a permanent lifestyle change.
#11 - The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes for Busy People on the Keto Diet
If you have read the keto cookbook reviews online, then chances are you will already be familiar with The Easy 5-Ingredient KetoGenic Diet Cookbook by Jen Fisch.
The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook is a compilation of simple, no-fuss, no-nonsense recipes and guidance on how to use 5 everyday, staple keto ingredients to help make keto doable regardless of stress or time limitations.
With eight chapters, this keto all-day cookbook will take you on a culinary journey through 'Smoothies & Breakfast', 'Hearty Soups & Salads', 'Side Dishes & Snacks', 'Fish & Poultry Entrees', 'Pork & Beef Entrees', 'Desserts & Sweet Treats', and 'Sauces & Dressings'.
The essential keto cookbook, The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook has a total of 125 super fast, one-container meals all with nutritional information including calories and carbohydrates per servings. This UK keto cookbook contains keto classics such as 'Bulletproof coffee', 'Bacon, Broccoli Cheese Soup' and 'Egg Cauliflower Hash', as well as new inspiration with dishes like 'Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole' and 'Berry-Pecan Mascarpone Bowl'.
Next on the list is one of OriGym’s favourite keto cookbooks in the UK.
'Portobello, Sausage, and Cheese Breakfast Burger', 'Buttered Coffee', 'Cream Cheese Pancakes' and 150 more mouthwatering, high-fat, high satiety recipes, Bacon & Butter: The Ultimate Ketogenic Diet Cookbook is a complete resource for a trimmer waistline and very happy taste buds.
All recipes come with complete nutritional information per serving, and this keto cookbook's first chapter, 'Of Ratios and Rations', is dedicated to explaining what ketosis is, high-carb foods to avoid, how to understand your cravings and which foods are keto-friendly. This is followed by 'Bacon and Beyond Breakfasts', 'Super Rich Smoothies and Shakes', 'Sumptuous Snacks', 'Sneaky Keto Classics', 'Fishy Favorites', 'Perfect Poultry', 'Meaty Mains', 'Delightful Desserts', and 'Kitchen Staples: Condiments, Sauces & Dressings'.
Throughout every chapter, author Celby Richoux provides first-hand guidance and tips on how to stay in ketosis when at office parties, out for dinner with friends and for when on holiday. With 4.5 stars from almost 1500 ratings on Amazon UK, this ultimate keto diet cookbook in the UK is a great resource for keto dieters brimming with unrestrictive and indulgent recipes to suit every lifestyle.
#13 - Quick Keto Meals in 30 Minutes or Less: 100 Easy Prep-and-Cook Low-Carb Recipes for Maximum Weight Loss and Improved Health
With 100 rich, high-fat recipes which can be prepared in 30 minutes or less, Quick Keto Meals is the perfect cookbook for keto dishes to suit a fast-paced or hectic lifestyle.
Every dish in Quick Keto Meals in 30 Minutes or Less uses easy to find ingredients so there's no need to go searching speciality stores and these recipes can be made in large batches. This UK keto cookbook is divided into eight chapters, 'The Keto Quick Approach', 'The Keto Pantry', 'Homemade Basics', 'Nourishing Breakfasts', 'Grab and Go Snacks', 'Quick Lunches', 'Time-Saving Soups and Salads', '30-Minutes (or Fewer) Dinners' and 'Time Savings Drinks and Desserts'.
As we have mentioned, by incorporating the ketogenic diet into your lifestyle will see your body work to burn fats as opposed to carbs. However, it is important for you to gain a basic understanding of the different body fats and how the keto diet will have a direct effect on the science of your body; make sure you have a read of OriGym's guide to the types of body fat, their risks, benefits, and further fat loss tips.
All recipes have macronutrient information plus fat, carbohydrate, and protein percentages at the bottom of the page. A selection of a few of the dishes offered by the keto diet cookbook includes 'Cinnamon Roll Souffle Pancakes', 'Buffalo Chicken Salad in a Jar', 'Moroccan Couscous with Halloumi' and 'Triple-Layer Frozen Cheesecake Bites'.
Aiming to give it's reader real-world keto recipes which are flexible to your daily routine, The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Cookbook, includes 100 affordable, recognisable recipes all with 10g of Net Carbs or less.
In part one of the low carb keto cookbook, 'Be a Keto Rebel', author Stephanie Laska, who lost half her body weight following a keto-inspired diet plan, explains how to calculate net carbs and gives a quick-reference DIRTY, LAZY, KETO version of the food pyramid.
Part two looks at keto staples, shopping lists and cooking methods.
Part three of the essential keto snacks cookbook opens up into the recipes organised into 'Snacks' such as 'Cubed Tofu Fries', 'Bread, Pasta and Pizza' with 'Sexy Fettuccini Alfredo' and 'Fast Two-Step Pizza', and then 'Sides', 'Main Dishes', and 'Drinks and Desserts'.
Filled with high fat and soul-warming recipes, a selection includes 'K.F.C Keto Fried Chicken', 'Debauchery Chocolate Brownies', 'Birthday Cheesecake', 'Topless Burgers', and 'Four Horsemen Butter Chicken'.
If you would benefit more from live keto content, then you can head over to Stephanie's blog, Dirty Lazy Keto, or we have a whole keto section in the list of the top 52 nutrition blogs by OriGym for you to check out!
Written with sass and sharp wit, The DIRTY, LAZY, KETO Cookbook is a fun and accessible recipe book filled with delicious, homey recipes to support any dieter's keto journey - an easy pick for our best keto cookbook list.
From hosts Bobby and Dessi Parrish of the hit keto-cooking YouTube channel FlavCity, Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity shows you how to prepare seven days of healthy, keto-friendly meals in one evening.
With 4.5 stars from almost two and half thousand ratings on Amazon UK and 125 low-carb, easy-to-follow recipes, Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity gives step-by-step guidance on how to mix and match base recipes to create your own, plus protein-filled breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and desserts.
With dishes such as 'Shakshuka with Feta and Mint', 'Spaghetti Squash Pesto with Shrimp' and 'Epic Salmon Burgers and BBQ Kale Chips' every recipe in the keto all day cookbook by FlavCity includes detailed macros, carb counts and nutritional information plus guidance on nut, dairy, and egg allergens.
As a bonus, this keto cookbook also includes references to video tutorials on the FlavCity YouTube channel to accompany recipes in the book, meal prep tips and fan reviews.
What's more, for a bargain price of just £9.67, you can download the keto diet cookbook PDF onto your Kindle or other smart devices and that way it is always to hand!
What is the Best Keto Cookbook?
For obvious reasons, this is a difficult question as all of the options for keto cookbooks (UK) in our list have been carefully selected from a market that is ever-growing. Depending on what your purpose is for purchasing a keto cookbook - whether that be knowledge on how to apply a keto diet to a vegan lifestyle, or needing more advice on when it comes to treating yourself to a keto-friendly dessert - we have a book for all.
What Foods to Eat on Keto?
As we explained, the ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carb plan that aims to achieve nutritional ketosis - a metabolic state where your body burns stored fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates and sugar. Most popularly linked to the keto diet is the likes of: Cheese, avocados, eggs, meat and poultry, fish, and nuts.
However, within this list of 15 keto cookbooks we have provided, you will find an array of recipes, shopping lists, meal plans and sweet treats that showcase keto is in fact more versatile than many people know. expanding your meals beyond avocado toast and chicken with veg.
What Not to Eat on a Keto Diet?
Rule number one and the key to success on the ketogenic diet is avoid high-carb foods and meals. Rule number two is avoid any foods that are full of sugar and starch.
It is important to note that unlike many other popular diets or generic healthy eating plans, rice is not acceptable on the keto diet. This applies to any foods that fall into the ‘grains’ category, including:
- Sandwich Wraps/Flour & Corn Tortillas
Another atypical feature of the keto diet that goes against general health knowledge is fruits are also generally not admissible. The reason for this is many fruits are high in both sugar and carbs. If you still want to incorporate fruit into your diet, you should opt for low glycemic fruits, such as raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and tomatoes. A similar rule applies to eating vegetables, with the general keto rule being to avoid any vegetables that grow beneath the ground (such as: potatoes - including baked and sweet, peas, parsnips, corn and artichoke).
Legumes (leguminous plants) are a category of plants that are often high in protein and other nutrients that you would deem vital to a healthy diet, however, due to being high in carbs are another food group that you should avoid on the ketogenic diet.
A quick roundup of further food groups you should cut out of your diet plan or monitor accordingly for a successful keto includes:
- Dairy (Though low in carbs, intake should be kept between 3-4 ounces a day - which adds up pretty quickly!)
- Processed Protein (Though having adequate protein on keto is critical, you should opt for fattier cuts of meat, like chicken thighs and ribeye steak. When referring to processed meats, we’re referring to the likes of bacon with added sugar and breaded meats)
- Oils/Unhealthy Fats (Again, we understand how this can be confusing as we’re informing you that consuming fat is an integral part of the keto, however, this is specifically healthy fats. Though oils are generally carb-free, they are high in unhealthy fats and should be kept at appropriate levels of 2-4 tablespoons a day.
- Drinks (Many beverages often contain high levels of sugar and carbs, even a generic 500ml bottle of flavoured water contains an average of more than 25g of sugar, almost as much as a can of Coke. As a general rule, the majority of your liquid intake should come from water).
Before You Go!
That concludes our guide of the best keto cookbooks in the UK, brought to you by top chefs across the globe. We hope we have supplied you with a broad enough range to keep your meals fresh and exciting, as we know ourselves how easy it can be to fall off a monotonous diet plan.
From boujee breakfasts to delicious desserts; you will never struggle for meal inspiration, no matter what the time of day.
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