We’re embracing healthy forms of fat more than ever (Yeah, avocados! Bring on the almond butter!), and now, more people are starting keto (or ketogenic) diets. Following a keto diet means you eat meals that are high in fat and low in carbohydrates with some protein in there, too. Because your body normally runs on glucose (or sugar) as fuel, limiting your intake of carbs forces your body to burn fat for energy, a process that produces ketones in your body, which is known as ketosis. Contrary to popular belief, this diet isn’t just “butter and bacon,” as one clinical nutritionist told POPSUGAR, but emphasizes vegetables and greens, too.
If you’re curious about how to get started or are already a keto pro, you probably don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen crafting recipes. Luckily, the diet lends itself to fast, simple, and easy meals. Some take less than 10 minutes to create. Keep reading for some ideas!