There are so many ways to approach the keto diet. One way is laid out in a brand new keto diet cookbook by my dear friend Shelby Law Ruttan (of Grumpy’s Honeybunch) that helps readers learn one way to do keto through tons of yummy recipes and a handy 14-day meal plan.

What’s Clean Keto?

Shelby’s book focuses on the clean way to do keto, and has a whole chapter to answer the question: what is clean keto? The keto diet mostly addresses the macronutrient counts that our bodies need in order to stay in ketosis, a fat-burning state. For more on ketosis, read my article on Ketosis and the Keto Diet.

Since this only addresses macronutrients, it can feel like a free-for-all in figuring out which foods to choose from beyond macro counts.

Sometimes it’s easy to reach for processed foods just because they’re easy and available. But a clean keto diet tries to steer clear of convenience products that are generally full of processed foods.

Find more keto diet articles, including where to start.

Both clean and “dirty” or “lazy” keto are great for losing weight, but clean keto looks at the long-term health impacts of which foods we’re choosing to lose weight.

As Shelby mentions, clean keto includes “wholesome, nutrient-dense foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, plant-based proteins, and high-quality meat and seafood.”

If you’re interested in the Clean Ketogenic Diet for Beginners book or any of Shelby’s other keto and paleo cookbooks, check out my Amazon Storefront list!

How Can I Learn to Eat Clean Keto?

In the cookbook, eating keto the clean way is outlined in sections such as “Choose Quality Food”, “Mind Your Sugar and Salt Intake”, “Avoid Processed Foods”, and “Eat the Rainbow.” This book gives you everything you need to start eating keto at a healthier level so you get more out of the diet!

You’ll also get a list of clean keto foods as well as foods to avoid, how to stay in ketosis, clean keto swaps, a 14-day clean keto meal plan, and instructions for intermittent fasting.

And, of course, the recipes! Delicious recipes such as Zucchini Fries, Creamy Chicken Mushroom Soup, Sheet Pan Pork Tenderloin with Veggies, and fabulous desserts like Rhubarb Dream Bars and Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake.

The recipes are made with easy convenience labels so you can plan you meals more efficiently, too. Labels include: 5 Ingredients of Less, 30 Minutes or Less, One Pot, and Quick Prep. The labels also let you know if the recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan. Another helpful feature is the tips at the end of each recipe.

More Keto Diet Info Books

Check out these other keto diet book reviews I’ve written for you!

Grain Brain, by David Perlmutter, MD

Wheat Belly, by William Davis, MD

AND, I’m thrilled to announce that I’m about to publish my own keto diet cookbook this fall. Stay tuned for more on that!

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  1. Shelby June 27, 2022 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the great review Jennifer!

    • Jenn June 27, 2022 at 3:25 pm - Reply

      No problem! I’m loving this new book, Shelby! I can tell you put a lot of work into it.

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