The ketogenic diet is certainly having a moment. While following it can be a little tricky, if you have a few staples on hand everything will be much easier — and tastier. Keto mayo, a condiment that helps you consume your healthy fats in a delicious and nutritious way, is our number one. The best part? You can make it yourself with just a few ingredients.
The keto diet is based on the idea that when you eat healthy fats and low carbs and sugar, you trick your body into using fat — instead of sugar — for energy. The keto diet has seen enormous success rates and people everywhere are trying it, but many complain that it’s tough to stick to the eating plan. To eat right on the keto diet, you have to consume quite a large amount of calories from fat (whereas most of us are used to carbs), so you need to make sure you’re supplementing your diet with fat-rich foods appropriately.
Traditional mayonnaise is made out of eggs, vinegar, oil, mustard, and salt, and logs about 10 grams of fat per teaspoon. It seems like it would be a great way to spruce up a keto meal while adding fats into your diet, but store-bought versions typically contain other harmful ingredients, like highly processed canola or soybean oil and added sugars, that might not be conducive to weight loss.
Do yourself a favor and make sure your fats are coming from all-natural sources by making your keto mayo at home. Plus, it’s delicious and super easy! The first thing you have to do is decide what kind of oil you’d like. Some of the best healthy fat oils to use on the keto diet are avocado, olive, or coconut. But when it comes to mayo, avocado is the most popular pick for its mild flavor. Plus, coconut oil can solidify when it gets cold.
Now all you need to do is blend your eggs, vinegar, oil, salt, and mustard in an immersion blender or in a bowl with a whisk, and voilà! You’ve got a condiment for deviled eggs or keto-friendly sandwiches or even a fun party dip. If you’ve got extra or want to make a batch, you can store your keto mayo in the fridge for seven to 10 days. For a quick and easy keto mayo recipe to try, check out this one from Wholesom Yum.