As much as we love the trendy keto diet, we also know that it can be quite the adjustment. From figuring out which ingredients have to be booted or modified, to allowing your body to adjust to an existence without carbs, the keto diet takes time to work into your daily routine. None of this is necessarily easy, and it only gets more complicated when you consider the outside stressors of work, relationships, and other responsibilities. For the days that you want to toss up your hands on this whole keto diet thing, let us recommend a simple trick: a slow cooker. We found some keto crockpot recipes that you can eat on the diet, and they take only a few minutes to put together.
What is the Keto Diet?
The keto diet is a low-carb regimen that relies on high-fat foods for energy.
Read on for our favorite easy keto crockpot recipes.
Crockpot Paleo Chili
When you would like nothing more than a steaming bowl of chili for lunch or dinner, we suggest trying this recipe from The Modern Proper. It has two pounds of roast and a pound of ground beef mixed with bell peppers, zucchini, green chilis, and fire-roasted tomatoes in a broth of beef stock and spices.
Slow Cooker Keto Beef Stew
This keto beef stew recipe from Root and Revel is exactly the type of dinner you want to eat during a cozy night in. It features organic beef and dry red wine mixed wild mushrooms and sliced carrots, as well as diced tomatoes and onion.
Homemade Chicken Bone Broth
Recipe creator Kate Kordsmeier from Root and Revel is serving up tips on how to make homemade bone broth, which is done by roasting chicken stuffed with aromatics like sage, thyme, and garlic.
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Food Faith Fitness has a delicious recipe for Asian chicken lettuce wraps, and we’re just as surprised as recipe creator Taylor Kiser that it can be made in a crockpot. Ground chicken, cauliflower, red bell pepper, and green onion are garnished with peanuts and cilantro for a flavorful bite.
Why not make a lovely lemon chicken in a slow cooker? That’s the premise behind this recipe from Melanie Makes, which features the star ingredient mixed with melted butter and freshly squeezed lemon juice. File it under “easy but impressive” meals.
Keto Chicken Thighs
This Food Faith Fitness recipe is a great meal to make when you're craving something exotic. The Middle Eastern chicken is cooked with chicken broth (but you could sub bone broth, too) to make it extra tender. Goat cheese and tahini add healthy fats. Serve on its own or with a side of cauliflower rice.
Pulled Pork Gyro Bowls
These pork gyro bowls from Melanie Makes will be in your regular dinner and lunch rotation. Made with the likes of boneless pork shoulder, arugula, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers, it's a meal that's healthy, but tastes incredibly indulgent—just make sure you skip the side of naan!
Buffalo Chicken Soup
Buffalo chicken that's keto-diet friendly? It's not too good to be true, thanks to this recipe from Food Faith Fitness. This soup has all the flavors you love from the classic dish, but without any of the guilt. Best of all, you can set it and forget it until it's time for dinner.
No Bean Keto Turkey Chili
While this keto chili from Food Faith Fitness isn't made in a crockpot, Kiser gives instructions in the recipe to convert it to a slow-cooker dinner. This chili is made keto-friendly by omitting the beans and using lean ground turkey.