A collection of the best Keto friendly and Low Carb side dishes that you'll want to try! Pair your favorite protein with any of these recipes for a complete and satisfying meal!
On a Keto Diet, we eat a balance of protein, healthy fats and carbs. The largest percentage of our calories come from fat and we consume a moderate amount of protein and low carbs, which most often come from vegetables.
Sometimes we consider a side dish, as more of an after thought. So you have your protein planned and you think -what can I serve along side it? There are so many ways to prepare vegetables to make them really special! Many of these recipe have a great balance of Low Carb veggies and Keto fats, so all you have to add is your protein!
This is a collection of 50 of the tastiest and most satisfying side dishes that you'll find yourself wanting to make again and again! These Low Carb side dishes include a wide variety of ways to prepare cauliflower like mashed, riced, roasted and Keto"mac" and cheese substitutes. Other Keto veggies include broccoli, zucchini, green beans, cabbage, asparagus and much more!
Loaded with fiber, cauliflower also contains Choline, Vitamin C, K and B6, folate and potassium. Carbs in cauliflower: 3g net carbs per 1 cup (plain).
Also high in Vitamin C, K, Iron, Fiber and Potassium, broccoli is higher in protein than most vegetables. Carbs in broccoli: 3.5g net carbs per 1 cup (plain).
Mushrooms are high in Potassium, higher the most other veggies. They also contain Antioxidants, Fiber, Vitamin B, C and Folate. Carbs in mushrooms: 2g net carbs per 1 cup (raw).
Cabbage is one of the healthiest Keto friendly veggies! High in Fiber, Vitamin K and C, it also contains Folate, Potassium and Magnesium. Carbs in cabbage: 2g net carbs per 1 cup (raw).
A good source of Folate, Magnesium, Fiber and Vitamin C, artichokes are another great Low Carb vegetable. Carbs in artichokes: 1.5g net carbs per 1 ounce serving.
Asparagus is a great source of Vitamin K, C, A, Fiber and Folate. Carbs in asparagus: 4g net carbs per 1 cup (cooked).
An excellent source of Vitamin A, zucchini also contain Antioxidants, Vitamin C, K, Fiber and Potassium. Carbs in zucchini: 3g net carbs per 1 cup (raw).
A great source of Fiber, Vitamin B6, C and Manganese. Carbs in spaghetti squash: 7g net carbs per 1 cup (cooked).
High in chlorophyll, green beans also contain Potassium, Phosphorous, Iron and Calcium. Carbs in green beans: 6g net carbs in 1 cup (cooked).
Loaded with Vitamin K, brussels sprouts also contain Vitamin C, A, Folate and Fiber. Carbs in brussels sprouts: 4g net carbs per ½ cup (cooked).
Stuffing isn't just for Thanksgiving! Pair with any of your favorite proteins and you've got a filling and hearty meal!
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I hope you are inspired by some of these delicious Keto side dishes!
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*Originally published on April 27, 2019, updated on November 26, 2021 with more recipes.