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The 15 Best Keto Cookbooks That'll Make A Low-Carb Lifestyle Super Easy, According To RDs

So. Many. Choices.

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Christine Giordano

Over the past decade or so, the keto diet has become really popular. ICYMI, it is a high-fat, low-carb diet, and its goal is to jumpstart ketosis, where the body burns fat instead of carbs for energy. If you decide to go keto, roughly 60 to 75 percent of your daily calories should come from fat, 15 to 30 percent from protein, and five to 10 percent from carbs. This eating plan can feel very challenging, especially in the beginning. Thankfully, there are many keto cookbooks with tons of keto-friendly recipes that can make sticking to this style of eating easier.

To find one that’ll actually help you, you should be really honest with yourself about the amount of time you are prepared to put into cooking, grocery shopping, and prepping, says Robin Foroutan, RDN, a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. If you are not super comfortable in the kitchen or don’t have a lot of time to allot to cooking, look for books that are for beginners or emphasize quick and easy meals or recipes with relatively short ingredient lists.

“You are also going to want to think about the kinds of meals you like to eat, so you can find cookbooks that have lots of recipes that mirror the kinds of meals you enjoy,” Foroutan says. “That way, you will have a few go-to keto versions of those kinds of meals at the ready.”

Once you’ve narrowed down to a couple of choices, you’ll want to dive a bit deeper by checking out the author’s website or blog. Why? “Most of them have recipes posted there, so you can get a sense of the kinds of recipes that person creates,” Foroutan explains.

To get you started, here are the 15 best keto cookbooks recommended by dietitians.

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For trendy cookbook lovers
Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health & Weight Loss
Now 55% off
For those of you with a pressure cooker
The Keto Instant Pot Cookbook: Ketogenic Diet Pressure Cooker Recipes Made Easy and Fast
Now 23% off
For satisfying your sweet tooth
A Year of Easy Keto Desserts: 52 Seasonal Fat Burning, Low-Carb & Paleo Desserts & Fat Bombs with less than 5 gram of carbs
For the food blogger fans
Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity: 125+ Low Carb Recipes That Actually Taste Good
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If you love southern food
Southern Keto: 100+ Traditional Food Favorites for a Low-Carb Lifestyle
Now 56% off
If you want to be basic and fast in the kitchen
The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes for Busy People on the Keto Diet
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If you miss carbs
Keto Bread: From Bagels and Buns to Crusts and Muffins, 100 Low-Carb, Keto-Friendly Breads for Every Meal
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If you like to meal prep
Women's Health Keto Made Simple
If you want to learn more about ketosis
The Ketogenic Bible: The Authoritative Guide to Ketosis
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If you're brand new to keto
The Wholesome Yum Easy Keto Cookbook: 100 Simple Low Carb Recipes. 10 Ingredients or Less
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If you typically dine out
Keto Restaurant Favorites: More Than 175 Tasty Classic Recipes Made Fast, Fresh, and Healthy (1)
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If you want to do a keto trial run
Keto For Carb Lovers: 100+ Amazing Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes & 21-Day Meal Plan
If you want more energy from your diet
Keto For Women: A 3-Step Guide to Uncovering Boundless Energy and Your Happy Weight
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If you want to lose weight
21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge: Recipes and Workouts for a Slimmer, Healthier You
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If you want to manage your mood with food
The Anti-Anxiety Diet: A Whole Body Program to Stop Racing Thoughts, Banish Worry and Live Panic-Free
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