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Keto-Friendly Luncheon Meat Meals to Make in Minutes

Luncheon meat isn’t usually the first ingredient that comes to mind when thinking of diet-friendly meal ideas. But did you know that it's low carb? Because of this, tin-can meats pass the keto-friendly test. So, if you love Spam and MaLing but are counting calories, then you may want to try these luncheon-meat-driven meals.

The keto diet has been one of the most popular nutrition trends in recent years. It has fast results, but more than weight loss, it's shown advantages in diabetic patients and has been studied to improve heart health and brain function. Keto is short for "ketogenic." It is a high-fat, high-protein, low-carb diet regiment designed to bring your body into ketosis, turning fat into energy.

Unlike other diets that remove whole food groups, weight watchers have embraced keto because you still get a lot of flavor despite the regimen's limitations. Case in point: yummy luncheon meat recipes everyone in the family can love.

Luncheon Meat Recipes

Cubes of luncheon meat inside an egg omelet served on a gray plate

Although usually sticking to a diet like this can sound complicated, expensive, and even time-consuming, there are many ways to stay keto-friendly despite being busy or on a budget. For example, using canned ingredients like luncheon meat is cheap and easy to incorporate into your recipes. Got some Spam? Here are some quick and easy recipe ideas you can try today.


Anyone can make an omelet. It is simple and easy, and you can essentially use anything in your fridge. Grab some eggs, crack them in a bowl (how many depends on your hunger level), and whisk them together with a pinch of salt. Then, open up a can of luncheon meat, chop it into small cubes, and add it to the bowl of whisked eggs. 

You can stick with this basic formula or go wild with more ingredients! Cheese? Yes, grate some in there! Love onions? Chop some up and toss it in! Want to get your greens in too? Throw in some spinach! Remember to choose only zero or low-carb ingredients to keep your omelet keto. Once you have all the ingredients, pour everything into a non-stick frying pan with a bit of oil, and cook until ready!

Shirataki Fried Rice

Shirataki rice, also known as miracle rice, is made from the Japanese konjac plant. Because shirataki rice is naturally low in carbs, it has become a popular keto-friendly rice substitute. This miracle rice is now readily available in most healthy grocery stores. It cooks quickly and is the perfect substitute for rice-heavy dishes.

Fried rice is another dish for the preoccupied. It's easy to prepare and eat. A good hack is to make fried rice at the end of the week when you have random leftovers in your fridge that need consuming.

To make shirataki fried rice, grab a pack of miracle rice and follow the prep instructions. Set your cooked rice aside as you fix your other ingredients. Dice up luncheon meat, hotdog, longganisa, or other pre-cooked meats. Mince some garlic and open a bag of frozen vegetables. Crumble a Knorr Pork Cube and mix with a tablespoon of olive oil to form a paste. Once all components are ready, heat a frying pan and add some oil or butter. When the oil gets hot, sauté your garlic until fragrant. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir-fry until the whole thing gets warm and tasty.

Breakfast Hash

Another “no-recipe” recipe is a breakfast hash. A hash is usually a mix of fried onions, meat, and potatoes. It was created as a way to use up leftover food.

To make this keto-friendly, you can use other vegetables instead of potatoes. And, to keep things quick, reach for that trusty tin of luncheon meat. Dice your onion and fry with some oil until the onions start to soften, then add your chopped veggies and luncheon meat and fry until the vegetables are cooked the way you like. Season with salt and pepper and you’re don

The Keto Diet, Made Easy

Sticking to a diet doesn’t need to be expensive or exhausting. Don’t be intimidated by complicated recipes. Instead, keep in mind the main principles behind the science.

For keto, that means focusing on keeping carb intake low. Simplify your life by buying convenient items like chopped frozen vegetables and rice substitutes such as cauliflower or miracle rice. Plus, always stock your pantry with that trusty can of luncheon meat. Start making family-friendly keto meals today!

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