Start Your Keto Diet with These Suitable Dishes

November 23, 2018

What are some suitable dishes that you can make to start your keto diet?

  1. Cioppino Seafood Stew
  2. Italian Salad with Canned Tuna
  3. Tuna and Mushroom Bake with Béchamel Sauce

The keto diet has become popular for weight loss. In this diet, you limit carbs so that you consume ketones instead of glucose. Your body will use this for energy so it can survive your day-to-day activities. Many people love this diet because they can reduce the fat they consume without starving themselves. They are only starving their body carbohydrates.

If you are thinking of starting your own keto meal plan, remember to eat healthy fat and protein heavy foods. For instance, think of Spanish sardines recipes. Before the New Year enters, work on your resolutions as early as now to jump start your healthy lifestyle. This holiday season, instead of serving the usual dishes, why don’t you serve something a bit different and more interesting? You may even inspire others to follow this diet.

Having a hard time coming up with some interesting food ideas that you can eat while doing some Keto diet? We listed some examples that will help you below.

Cioppino Seafood Stew

Cioppino seafood stew is a fisherman staple in San Franciso. But you can turn it into a more familiar dish by using your favorite Mega Sardines product into the recipe. You can even use Spanish Sardines if you prefer.


  • 225g Mega Creations Spanish Sardines in Tomato Sauce and Oil
  • 1 tbsp. chopped celery
  • 1 ½ cups red wine
  • 1 bouillon cube, shrimp flavored
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. chopped chili pepper
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 pompano fillets chopped
  • 4 medium sized shrimps
  • 1 tbsp. calamansi juice
  • 1 cup canned tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. tomato paste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. First, make the “seafood stock” by boiling the shrimp flavored bouillon cube in 2 cups of water for 2 minutes. Next, clean the shrimps by removing the head, internal organ, and skin.
  2. In a separate saucepan, pour all the olive oil, then add the cleaned shrimps, the sardines, and chopped pompano fillet. Cook until tender. Next, sprinkle the salt, pepper, and chopped chili peppers onto the cooked seafood.
  3. After you mix the seafood with all of the sprinkled flavorings in the saucepan, pour the seafood stock. Stir them all together for 1 minute. Then, pour the tomato paste, canned tomatoes, and then place the bay leaf. Close the saucepan with a lid and let everything simmer for 4 more minutes before serving.

Italian Salad with Canned Tuna

When people think of Italian food, they think of carbohydrate-rich dishes such as pasta and pizza. However, both of these are a no-no for someone on a keto diet. But if you want Italian flavor without all of the carbs, this recipe is a quick dish to make:


  • 155g Mega Tuna Flakes in Oil
  • ½ cup chopped olives
  • 1 whole red bell pepper, cut into thin slices
  • 1 whole green bell pepper, cut into thin slices
  • ½ cucumber cut into circles
  • 1 tbsp. dried basil
  • 1 tbsp. dried parsley
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning powder
  • ¼ tbsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 bag lettuce pieces


  1. Start this recipe by making the salad dressing. Pour olive oil and balsamic vinegar together in a bowl. Now, add the different flavorings into the dressing. Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, dried basil, dried parsley, lemon juice, and then parmesan cheese. Stir everything and set aside for later.
  2. Next, prepare the vegetables. Start by grilling the red and green bell pepper with some olive oil in a grill pan on the stove for 2 minutes. Afterward, place the lettuce pieces in a plate. Top them with the cucumber pieces, chopped olives, and grilled pepper slices. Lastly, pour the dressing all over and serve.

Tuna and Mushroom Bake with Béchamel Sauce

This canned tuna recipe becomes fancier thanks to some béchamel sauce. Follow the instructions below to create this amazing dish!

For the Bechamel Sauce:


  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 2 ½ tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. First, melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. After it has melted, sprinkle flour on the butter and whisk both together continuously for 1 minute. Be sure you can still taste the flour. This mixture is called a roux.
  2. After the roux seems to be satisfactory, add milk, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Now, bring this mixture into a boil under medium heat. Stir, the boiling mixture, for a few minutes to prevent lumps. Once the béchamel sauce is creamy, you can set it aside.

For the Tuna and Mushroom Bake:


  • 198g Mega Prime Whole Mushrooms
  • 155g Mega Tuna Flakes in Oil
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp. dried basil
  • 1 tbsp. dried parsley
  • Béchamel sauce made earlier


  1. First, preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Mix the tuna flakes and mushroom pieces in a casserole dish. Afterward, sprinkle basil and parsley over them.
  3. Pour the luscious béchamel sauce. Lastly, sprinkle the parmesan cheese over.
  4. Let it bake for 25 minutes until the cheese is toasted.

Key Takeaway

The keto diet has become very popular for a good reason. This Christmas, serve the dishes listed above so you and your friends can feast on something super healthy! You guys don’t need to starve to burn your fats. Rather, you can reduce the carbs you are eating.

They say you must start your New Year right. But we say, don’t wait for it to enter to start living a healthy lifestyle. Start today!

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