Fresh off our trip to Jordan and Israel, we have an epic keto diet recipe that is full of flavor and will make 5 servings of meal plan for the week. The spices, salads, and kebabs we had on our trip were fantastic, but all of the bread they serve over there is not exactly keto. So Dessi came up with a keto diet approved flatbread to nestle the juicy lamb kebabs in, and man oh man is it good!
You can blame my love affair with kebabs because it was not long ago we published this keto diet approved budget beef kebabs with veggie pilaf. So if you find yourself wanting more kebabs, go at it!
It’s really important for this recipe to use good quality tahini. I thought I knew about tahini. Well it turns out I did not know nothing! In Israel, I went to a tahini factory and learned that tahini has to be loose and pour-able and should never have a bitter flavor (which are are bad signs). Check out the tahini I linked on Amazon down below – that is good stuff.
Healthy Meal Prep Ideas
This kebab meal prep recipe is just about as clean eating as you can get, with maximum flavor and extremely low carbs for the keto diet. The ground lamb is seasoned with smoked paprika and a bunch of warming spices like cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. Just make sure you salt the meat mixture accordingly – 1.5 teaspoon for 2 pounds of meat.
The pita bread only has a few clean ingredients and the tahini sauce is so creamy, yet has no dairy. I have loads of other healthy meal prep ideas for you to check out, so take a look at my meal prep section.
How To Make Lamb Kebab
The key to a good kebab recipe is using ground meat that has a good amount of fat. More fat, more flavor. That is why I like using ground lamb for this kebab recipe. It’s very traditional in parts of the Middle East and Israel and has a good amount of juicy, flavorful fat. Make sure to season the kebab very aggressively. It’s all about flavors like spices, herbs, and citrus.
I even like to zest in some lemon zest, add fresh and dry herbs, and sometimes I add chopped nuts for texture like I did in this Moroccan kebab meal prep recipe. If you want a juicy kebab, (and who doesn’t?) make sure not to over cook it! I always tell people, if you are not sure the kebab is cooked through, just cut one in half.
Low Carb Pita Bread Recipe
Dessi created a recipe for a pita flatbread that is insanely tasty and very low in carbs. The base of the pita is eggs, almond flour, and grated mozzarella cheese. Pay close attention to the recipe as you need to buy and grate low moisture mozzarella on the fine setting of the box grater. This low carb pita only has 4.35 grams of net carbs per serving and is soft and delish. If you are trying to bake on the keto diet, then low carb almond flour is your best friend. Just make sure you bind it with something like cheese and eggs. Make sure to check out Dessi’s low carb keto fat bread recipe and her keto dessert bicotti.
Make sure to check out my other keto lamb and beef meal prep recipes:
36 thoughts on “Keto Kebab Meal Prep with Low Carb Pita Bread”
These look so good. I’m going to try this asap. Question: Any suggtions for another type of flour for the pita? We are no wheat, soy, and nuts. #keeponcooking
I am sure there is a way to make it work with coconut flour(if you can eat that),, but the ratios would change!
Wow, Another A+++++++ meal prep. So good, tastes just like the Mediterranean food we get at a restaurant. My friend that’s not on keto loved it too. I made some pickled onions last week and they went great with this.
I used ground beef and the spice blend was delicious.
so glad you used ground beef…the recipe is so flexible like that Lynn!
I absolutely loved this recipe! The lamb kebabs were a flavor bomb. I could eat those by themselves, but it would be a shame not to have them with the flatbreads. These flatbreads were beyond expectation. I will be using these in other applications, tacos, chalupa, tostadas just to mande a few.
right on Adrian! you can defo use in other applications..we plan on doing that too!
You have by far the best keto meals on the net. I just finished my lunch and I must say I feel so satisfyed, like I just ate something from a restaurant. So delicious!!! Thank you!
wow..thanks so much Nina! Really appreciate that…now we just gotta spread the word 😉
Just love your cooking techniques and receipies. Thanks for all the tips
Maria, thank you so much!
Sorry new to this, by chance is the amount of flour differ if I use coconut flour instead or stay the same?
Hi Rafiki, coconut flour is much dryer than almond flour and will absorb a lot more moisture. So, I would not recommend subbing the same quantity. But, if you try to substitute it do let me know how it goes.
OK. This deserves a medal. It is so so delish! My store didn’t have a block of mozzarella. So I got a bag of grated mozzarella and still the pita breads turned out great, very nice texture and taste. I’m about to go to my cheese monger and get me some REAL mozzarella cheese. I’m making these tonight. Again!
Great job, Yana! So happy to hear it! I love the pita with the lamb and the tahini, it’s such a flavor bomb!
Hello what was the temperature for the flatbread to put in the oven I know for 10 minutes what’s the temperature
HI Vonda, oven is at 400F for the flatbread.
I discovered your site this morning. I’ve been slowly working up to doing Keto again, and I have to say, your recipes have shown me the way to make a success of it this time. I did Keto a couple of years ago for 90 days (an experiment for my own blog). I had the promised success but went off because I was BORED to tears eating nothing but scrambled eggs and bacon, and keto coffee in the morning, and a steak and a cup of veggies for dinner. But, truthfully, at that time, I couldn’t find any really good recipes anywhere at the time. Your site makes me think I’ll be a success this time around. I’m making your chicken salad on cloud bread for lunch today, and can’t wait to try these Keto Kebabs and Pita.
Denise, so glad to hear it!! My recipes are loaded with flavor and they make healthy and keto diet eating exciting! Let me know how you like the recipes!
Looks great! Wondering what the 1 meal serving looks like per the nutrition calculator- the 185 calories and 2.92g of carbs. The macros per ingredient look much higher (just wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing anything)? Thank you!
Hey Jenna, pay attention to the written out Macros per kebab, pita. I’ll update the nutritional info at the bottom accordingly.
Absolutely love the flavor you impart to your recipes! Is there a reason you chose a non-stick pan over a cast iron on this preparation?
Hey Chris, no reason… just wanted to mix it up. The crust would be better on a cast iron!
I found your blog after watching one of your grocery hauls on YouTube and I’m excited to start trying your recipes.
I’m confused about the macros for this recipe. For the pitas you have listed 4.35g carbs each, but then the total recipe carb count is only 2.92. Can you clarify that for me please?
Hi Venus, ignore the Nutritional Facts label, and just add up the macros as listed per component. I’ll update the label.
Hi so each flatbread is 330 cal? I read that number but also saw 185for it. Thanks
Sorry – please ignore the calorie number that is in the title. The 330 cal listing down below is correct.
Couldn’t find the link to the tahini you mentioned. I make my own hummus and you are so right, it is much better.
Try this link: https://amzn.to/2UqDv8x
Great looking recipe, can these flatbreads be frozen for later use?
Hey Glen, yes they can be frozen!
Where can I get the food processor that you use?
Thanks a million for all your advices. I decided to take control of what I eat and to not let what I eat control me.
Right here: http://amzn.to/2j5SYeT
It is great – I use it all the time!
Is it possible to do the flatbread without the baking flour?
The baking powder is the only leavener in this recipe so you need it. Without it, they will be very dense.
Hi. Can I add a little psyllium husk in the dough? To make the bread little stretchy?
You can try, but be careful as to how much you add – it can make them really rubbery and stretchy.