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Low carb diet especially the ketogenic diet is the latest trend in the Nigerian weightloss community. It is now very common for me to get questions like "Is this meal keto compliant?" and requests like "Flo, I am ketoing please can you upload a keto version?" or "How can I make this meal keto compliant?" whenever I share recipes on my Facebook page.
Mmhhh, I have always shouted it out loud that I am not a nutritionist neither am I a dietician. I wish I could help with making absolutely ketogenic meals. The only thing I know about the ketogenic diet is that it is low carb, high fat diet. Those on a ketogenic diet are expected to have 5% of carbohydrates (carbs), 20% protein and 75% fats in their meals. This percentage enables the body to go into what is known as ketosis.
But when it comes to the nitty gritty of the ketogenic diet such as the seasonings to use, the brands of ingredients that are keto friendly and the percentages of the macro nutrients on a plate, I do not know anything about those.
So you will find below, some Nigerian recipes I believe can be turned into a ketogenic diet with a little bit of tweaking. I will also be adding requested recipes below. But for specifics, please do your own research about this diet so you will know what to eat and what not to eat. Good Luck!
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Low Carb Nigerian Soups
If you love Nigerian Abacha, you can keep enjoying it while on a low carb diet. Prepare Cucumber Abacha!
A delicious white fish soup perfect for kids and those on a low carb diet.
Check out this Nigerian fish pepper soup recipe and discover why you need to start pointing right now. :)
Goat meat gives the Nigerian Pepper Soup a unique taste. Skip the white agidi.
This Northern Nigerian baobab leaves soup will leave you wondering where you have been and why you have never tried this soup.
Discover the secret Pepper Soup ingredient so you do not have to go to exclusive restaurants to eat your favourite recipe.
Is this the easiest Ogbono Soup recipe? Perfect for when you want to prepare light Ogbono Soup.
The most traditional way to cook Egusi Soup.
Here's how to prepare the popular Nigerian Egusi Soup using the fried method.
Ground Egusi (melon) seeds are used to prepare this Nigerian soup recipe with an intercontinental taste. It has been known to be enjoyed by people from all parts of the world.
Ogbono Soup, also known as Draw Soup is the gelatinuous Nigerian soup that makes eating fufu recipes a breeze.
Yes, you can add okra to Ogbono Soup. Learn how to add more green vegetables to your Ogbono Soup.
This farm fresh recipe is like a breath of fresh air. The
simpler version of Okro Soup is a kiddies favourite.
Edikaikong Soup: Loved by many, cooked by a few. Join the exclusive club of people who know how to cook this delicious soup.
Another nutritious soup recipe from Efik land, this time with the wild Okazi herbs.
The Nigerian Banga Soup, prepared with palm fruit oil extract and herbs, is low in saturated fats.
If you can't get the ingredients for Nigerian Edikang Ikong where you live, Efo Riro is the next soup to go for.
Low Carb Nigerian Snacks
It goes well with the Nigerian Rice Recipes but Grilled Chicken is a very munchy snack too.
A perfect Nigerian snack and dessert made from coconuts. There are low cad options on the recipe page.
Ingredients Suitable For preparing Low Carb meals
Here's how to make the unadultrated virgin coconut oil for your hair, body and coconut oil pulling.
Here's how to make Coconut Oil in your home. Coconut oil is a recommended oil for low carb diets.
Coconut flour is gluten-free, grain-free and wheat-free, making it one of the healthiest flours you can use in food preparation.
Be acquainted with this procedure and you will never buy the tinned coconut milk again.
Low Carb Nigerian Stews and Sauces
My go-to vegetables sauce! For the low carb version, thicken it with psyllium husk or almond flour.
An easy, quick and delicious sauce that can serve as food on its own.
The perfect sauce for any boiled staple food!
See how to cook the Igbo traditional stew: Ofe Akwu (Banga Stew) with tinned banga.
Need a traditional stew with lots of pepper? Ofada Stew is your best bet!
Get some steaming experience from your salad vegetables. Use a low carb ingredient eg almond flour to thicken it.
You can have this as a meal. Replace the tomatoes with red peppers if tomatoes are not acceptable in your diet.
Low Carb Nigerian Breakfast Recipes
Get the most from the gluten-free, grain-free, healthy coconut flour by using it to make delicious pancakes. It is weightloss friendly too.
Perfect hard boiled eggs make great companions to all Jollof Rice meals. See how to cook the perfect hard boiled eggs.
You can replace the tomatoes with red bell peppers, use keto friendly oil to make this stew keto compliant.
You can replace the tomatoes with red bell peppers.
You don't like Fried Eggs? Try it this way.
Low Carb Nigerian Drinks
A natural drink made from dry zobo (roselle plant) flowers.
Soya Milk is a refreshing rich drink, a plant based source of milk that can replace cow milk on your breakfast table.
Get all the nutritional benefits of groundnuts (peanuts) without chewing. So refreshing!
Low Carb Nigerian Restaurant Specials
How many mortars of Isi Ewu can you finish? Find out! :)
Goat meat on fire! You get to enjoy Nigerian delicacies even while you are on a diet.
Even weight watchers get to enjoy the special Nkwobi!
The popping red spicy upgrade for the basic Grilled Chicken. A great addition to your party food!
Peppered Snail is a common feature in Nigerian restaurants. Skip the tomatoes for a low carb version.
Nigerian Peppered Gizzards make the best small chop. Pick one up with a toothpick and into the mouth it goes!
Here's one for the cold and rainy day. Skip the yam for a low carb version
Low Carb Nigerian Side Dishes
A healthy meal and side dish you can add to your family menu.
The Ultimate Nigerian Stir-fry is the complete blend of all the ingredients that identify the Nigerian gastronomy. Skip the fried plantains to make it a low carb meal.
Discover a simple way to prepare your chicken for those Nigerian rice dishes.
Add mayonnaise, replace the tomatoes with red bell peppers or skip it altogether to get a low carb salad.
Here's a perfect match for Jollof Rice, Coconut Rice, Rice & Beans, Fried Plantain and Nigerian Moi Moi.
When you eliminate some ingredients, this appetizing salad can fit into your diet plan.
Low Carb Nigerian Fufu (Swallow) Recipes
Coconut Fufu, yes a Nigerian swallow made with coconuts is here. This healthy swallow is great for everyone especially diabetics.
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