Keto Easter Dinner and the Keto Holiday Cheat Meal

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Keto Easter Dinner can be just as delicious as a traditional dinner, and you will be happy on Monday.

Can we remain true to ourselves on our keto diet and enjoy a keto Easter dinner? Here’s two things I have to say about that.

  • Yes, you can, even if you’re super strict and not eating above 20 net carbs.
  • Yes, you can, even if you decide to have a cheat meal.

I’m going to list all my favorite keto friendly meals for a delicious keto recipes which work for easter brunch and Easter dinner, and I’ll tell you how to have a keto cheat meal that doesn’t take you down or set you back.

Thomas Delaurer says that women should eat carbs every two weeks on the keto diet. He also says “have a cheat meal, don’t have a cheat day, and be careful about the food you choose to eat.” I watch a lot of his Keto videos, because he explains the science behind what he says. 

A holiday keto Easter dinner could be a planned cheat meal, and may be the time to go all out on more vegetables, including some of the veggies you never eat, such as carrots, and beets. The holiday cheat meal is now the time to enjoy more keto friendly treats like the biscuits and cakes listed below. 

Make sure you make some of these keto peanut butter cups or keto coconut cream eggs in advance.

 Do’s and Don’ts of the Holiday Cheat Meal

  • Make sure to include healthy proteins and fats. Protein with fat brings satiation. (See the lamb dishes below, which are high in fat and protein).
  • Keep your cheat to one meal. This is really important and a great way to practice disciplined eating.
  • Eat a salad first, which acts to slow down the digestion of the rest of meal.
  • Eat more vegetables or enjoy the ones you usually avoid such as beets (with olive oil) carrots with butter, sweet potatoes with grass fed butter, or butternut squash.
  • Put fat on your veggies to slow down the process.
  • Avoid ALL sugar. I recommend erythritol, such as Swerve, which does not spike blood sugar.
  • Drink red wine instead of champagne or beer.
  • Skep the breads unless they are truly keto friendly. You might be able to handle sourdough bread, but bread is one of those foods that too often stimulates appetite. If you must, make sure to eat it with butter or fat.
  • Drink 8-10 glasses of water that day. Drink 16 ounces 30 minutes before the meal.
  • Be careful with dairy. It can pack on calories and inflammation.
  • Do your best to avoid gluten. It’s inflammatory and if you haven’t been eating it for a while, you may have a reaction.
  • Have your next day’s keto food planned and purchased so you go right back to your lifestyle. If you are keto adapted, you should be able to dive back in easily and not have any sustained weight gain.
  • Learn about resistant starch in foods like potatoes and rice. For example, if I want potatoes, I cook them first and cool them, which increases their resistant starch. I usually choose purple potatoes, a healthy low-glycemic choice.
  • Have keto friendly desserts ready so you are not tempted to graze any sugary desserts.
  • Decide exactly what you’re going to eat in advance.
  • Do NOT, I  repeat, do NOT let anyone coax you or seduce you into eating food you know will make you feel bad or sick.

Starters for Keto Easter Dinner

I  love charcuterie boards. You might include cantaloupe with prosciutto. Each 1/8 slice is 5 net carbs. 

How to do a Cheese Board

Make Colored Eggs with Whipped Cream

Loaded Deviled Eggs

Keto easter food - Best Deviled Egg Recipe

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs

Shrimp Avocado Salad

Party Caprese Salad

The Low Carb Veggies for Keto Easter Dinner

Go to this post and see over 30 low-carb veggies with over 75 recipes, and fill up on these. Examples of these include:

The Keto Friendly Salads

Include a salad whether you’re having brunch or dinner.

Cauliflower Salad with Champagne Mustard Vinaigrette

Purple Cauliflower Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad 

Red Cabbage Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

Bacon and Broccoli Salad

Orange Beet Salad (cheat meal) Add in some Burrata for fat to slow down the sugar.

Potato Pesto Salad with Green Beans (cheat meal, but incorporates resistant starch)

Proteins

Roast Leg of  Lamb with Pistachio Mint Pesto

Reverse Sear Lamb Chops, Mint Pistou

Rack of Lamb

Perfect New York Strip Steaks

Baked Italian Chicken with Rosemary

Veal Meatballs 

Greek Feta Lamb Meatballs

Keto Easter Food

Keto Brunch/Breads/Biscuits  

Brussels Sprouts with Purple Potatoes Sprouts Frittata

Brussels Sprouts Frittata with Manchego

Spinach Frittata

Broccoli Basil Frittata

Asparagus Ricotta Frittata

Keto Cheddar Biscuits

Keto Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Keto Dinner Rolls

Keto Sweet Potato Biscuits

Keto Desserts (all gluten free)

Keto Peanut Butter Cups

Triple Coconut Cake

Naked Carrot Cake

Cheesecake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Naked Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Caprese Cake

Orange Bundt Cake

German Chocolate Cake

Strawberry Cake

Ding Dong Cake

Lemon Butter Bundt Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie

One More Thing about the Holiday Cheat Meal

There are ways to enjoy some carbs that you normally avoid by eating foods with resistant starch. If you geek out on science, this article on resistant starch and its benefits is a must read. 

Enjoy Carbs with Resistant Starch

If you want to eat potatoes, increase their resistant starch. Refrigerate them  after cooking to increase resistant starch and enjoy the benefits..  This process is called starch retrogradation, and if you reheat the potatoes, they will still have an increased amount of resistant starch and less of spike in blood sugar. Be sure Add healthy fats like olive oil pesto. 

Keto Easter Dinner
Keto Easter Dinner

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