The low-carb diet (Cyclic Ketosis Diet, or CKD) works for me. However, there are issues with any diet that is low in fiber and high in difficult-to-digest foods. There are many who find the diet somewhat bland, as well.

But these issues can all be overcome with some forethought and preparation. That being said, here are some of the meals I eat while on CKD, along with recipes I’ve come up with that you might enjoy.

Italian Chicken

    Cover the bottom of a 10″ skillet to about 1/4″ with Italian salad dressing. Over medium high heat, bring just to frying temperature (it won’t take long).

    Place 3-4 chicken breast tenderloins in the skillet. If frozen, let them cook a bit longer, turning often. As chicken thaws, use knife and fork and carefully cut the chicken into smaller pieces (this ensures thorough
    cooking without overcooking and also tends to help digestion).

    When chicken is cooked, drain off excess salad dressing (it does contain a few carbs), place chicken in a bowl, sprinkle with Parmesean cheese, and serve.

Delicious Ground Turkey

    Start browning 1 lb of ground turkey (mixed, not just breast). Immediately add just enough Worcesteshire sauce to cover the bottom of the pan.

    Add 1 tbsp each of seasoned salt, black pepper, and onion powder, and add 1/2 tbsp of garlic powder. Cook on medium-high heat stirring constantly until turkey is thorougly done.

    Drain fat and add more Worcesteshire in its place. Add enough Tabasco sauce to color the top of the meat. Place serving in a bowl, sprinkle with Parmesean or Mozerrella cheese, and serve.

    Don’t worry, despite all the pepper and Tabasco, it’s not at all hot. Warning, though- restrain yourself. Once you start eating this, it’s hard to stop. I’m not kidding, the first time I made this I ate nearly an entire pound of ground turkey and made myself sick.

Turkey Breast Pesto

    From your grocery deli, get high-quality turkey breast sliced 1/8-1/4″ thick. Arrange slices on plate and heat in microwave for 1 minute on high. Cover with a thin layer of your favorite premade pesto (available in the
    refrigerated pasta section). Heat for about 10 seconds more, sprinkle with Parmesean or Mozerrella cheese, and serve.

Other staples of my low-carb diet include:

  • Skyline Chili (mmmm!)
  • Roast Beef au jus
  • Ham and cheese omelette
  • Chicken and cheese omelette (also try using the Italian Chicken above)
  • Turkey bacon (great for snacking instead of chips)
  • Chicken cordon bleu (not breaded, of course)