The ketogenic (better known as keto) diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis, therefore its name. When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain. As you embark into a keto diet, this doesn’t mean you’ve got to cut out your favourite BBQ foods. Instead, some of the following BBQ keto diet foods may actually taste amazing – you should try it out!
Juicy rib eye steaks seasoned with simply salt, pepper and perhaps finished with a dab of butter. Arrange the steaks on the hot grate at a diagonal to the bars. Grill the steaks until the outside of each is crusty and browned and the inside is cooked to taste, about 3 minutes per side for rare, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare.
Bacon, Ham, and Cheese Chicken Thighs
Mmm, we’re already drooling while typing this. Remember to purchase and make use of the fattier parts of the chicken. Additionally, to add some flavour, use a low-carbohydrate mustard such as Dijon.
Blistered Shishito or Padron Peppers
There’s no one right way to do this. Simply heat a cast iron skillet on your BBQ grill grate. Add a dash of olive oil and 2 cups of shishito or padron peppers. Make sure to move them around with tongs so that they get a uniform char. Finish it off by seasoning it with salt and pepper before serving as an appetizer or side dish.
Barbecued Pork Belly
Eliminate sugar from the rub to stay within the keto diet guidelines. The pork belly will still taste terrific.
Kale is a nutritional powerhouse, and excellent when crisped on the grill. Furthermore, it’s really simple to BBQ.
Alternatively, you can simply indicate your preference when having a Sunday Roast BBQ chef over to set up and BBQ for you and your guests. This not only relieves the stress of purchasing and prepping your BBQ foods ahead of time, you don’t have to worry burning or wasting your premium meats/seafoods. What are you waiting for? Contact us now to enjoy your next hassle-free BBQ.