Quinoa And Ketogenic Diet

Once the body is left without carbs that are used to produce energy, it will then use the existing sources of energy such as stored fats in the body. When you are on a ketogenic diet, you should eat healthily, sugar – free, carbs free diet and enrich your diet with as much as vegetables as possible.

Is quinoa allowed on ketogenic diet?

Quinoa is an herb and an alternative to grains. It is a very healthy type of food which is low in carbs but very rich in fiber, minerals, vitamins and proteins. It is the perfect type of food to eat when you are on a keto diet.  

It will help you eliminate all unhealthy toxins from the body and help you feel more energized and healthier. Just a few grams a day is enough to allow your body to function properly giving it enough nutrients to perform all processes. 

Since we’ve already established that quinoa is a healthy type of food that you can eat on your keto diet, here are a few healthy recipes with quinoa that you can start preparing right away:

Quinoa muffins


  • 1/2 cup of quinoa
  • 1 cup of water
  • 250 g chopped spinach
  • 1 chopped leek
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • Salt and Pepper


Put the quinoa in warm water to boil for about 15 minutes covered to soak the water.
Beat the eggs. Add the chopped spinach, slightly fried leeks, oregano, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the cooked quinoa. Stir well and add some salt and pepper. With this kind of prepared mixture, you can shape your muffins and put them in a heated oven for about 15 to 20 minutes. Good appetite!

Quinoa balls


  • 100 grams of quinoa
  • One small onion
  • Two carrots
  • 1 egg
  • Parsley
  • Mint
  • 1 tablespoon of breadcrumbs
  • Olive oil


Wash the quinoa very carefully and then put it in boiling water on low heat and wait for about 20 minutes. The next thing to do is cut the carrots and the onion into small pieces.

Then you mix the carrots, the onion, the quinoa, the egg and you add the spices (this is according to personal taste and preferences). Mix well and make small balls. Put them into a pan that you previously greased with oil. Bake them for about 20 minutes at a temperature of 200 degrees Celsius, until they are fully cooked. You can eat them with fresh green salad.

Quinoa Salad with Kale


  • 170g quinoa 
  • 1 piece of fresh kale
  • olive oil
  • dried tomatoes
  • lemon juice. 


Mix all the ingredients together and you will have the perfect salad that you will love. 

Quinoa Salad with Spinach


  • 85g quinoa
  • 1 chopped carrot
  • 3 cups of chopped spinach
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice


Mix all the ingredients together and enjoy your fresh, healthy salad full of vitamins and nutrients. 


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