Carnivore Diet Recipes For Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks & Dinner

Plan your breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner with delicious meals like grilled chicken and nuggets.

Medically reviewed by Rowinda DimechRowinda Dimech, RDN
By Aparna MallampalliAparna Mallampalli, BEd (Biological Sciences), MSc (Microbiology), Diploma In Nutrition  • 

If you are on the carnivore diet, you are probably on the lookout for delicious carnivore diet recipes. This popular weight loss diet is high in protein and includes a lot of meat and animal products. However, it is important to note that this diet is different from a keto diet. Luckily, the recipes we have shared here are easy to cook, can be stored for a long period, and are perfect for weekend getaways or backpacking trips. Check out these carnivore diet recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Scroll down!

Carnivore Diet Recipes For Breakfast

1. Cheesy Carnivore Omelets

Cheesy carnivore omelets

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What You Need

  • 4 large eggs
  • 50g meat (ground)
  • 50g yogurt
  • 20g mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 3 teaspoons oil

 How To Prepare

  1. Heat some oil in a frying pan.
  2. Add the meat and fry.
  3. Beat the eggs in a bowl and pour it into the frying pan.
  4. Top with salt and pepper when the eggs start to set. Let it cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Spread the mozzarella cheese on the omelet and let it melt for 3 minutes. Serve hot!
Did You Know?
You can aim for a protein-to-fat ratio of 2:1 grams. It ensures you have enough fat for energy and protein for all needs.

2. Carnivore Waffles

What You Need

  • 2 eggs
  • 300g raw breakfast sausage
  • 8 teaspoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • A pinch of salt and pepper

How To Prepare

  1. Beat two eggs in a bowl along with the sausages.
  2. Add in the flour and keep the mixture aside for 2 hours.
  3. Preheat the waffle maker and grease it with butter.
  4. Pour the mixture in the waffle maker and cook until it turns golden brown.
  5. Take the waffle out and serve hot!

3. Pancake Patties

What You Need

  • 300g breakfast sausage
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sweetener
  • 150 ml coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon oil

How To Prepare

  1. Break the sausages into small pieces.
  2. Add all the ingredients (except coconut milk) to the broken sausages in a bowl.
  3. Stir to make the batter smooth.
  4. Add in the coconut milk and stir well.
  5. Heat the pan, grease it with oil, and pour the batter in small disc shapes.
  6. Flip when the edges of the batter begin to cook. Continue to cook again until they turn brown.
  7. Transfer to a dish and serve!

Carnivore Diet Recipes For Lunch

1. Fish Stock Recipe

Fish stock for carnivore diet

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What You Need

  • 8 fish pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 whole peppercorns

How To Prepare

  1. Melt the butter in a stockpot and sauté the sliced onions for a minute (until the color changes).
  2. Add the fish pieces, white wine, and other ingredients. Add enough water to cover all the contents of the pot.
  3. Cook for about 30 minutes on low to medium flame while stirring continuously
  4. Strain the liquid.
  5. Pour it in a bowl and serve hot.

2. Pot Steak Soup

What You Need

  • 400g fresh steak and bones
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 800 ml water
  • ½ tablespoon pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 pods of garlic

How To Prepare

  1. Add the steak and bones along with other ingredients to a pot.
  2. Add water to cover the steak and bones
  3. Place the pot on low to medium heat.
  4. Stir constantly for 5 minutes once it boils.
  5. Add salt and keep stirring.
  6. Bring the entire stock to rest for a while. Transfer to a bowl and serve hot.

3. Whole Grilled Chicken

Whole grilled chicken for carnivore diet

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What You Need

  • 3-pound whole chicken
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons smoked salt
  • Seasoning ingredients

How To Prepare

  1. Wash the chicken properly and pat it dry.
  2.  Preheat the oven.
  3. Coat the chicken with butter and season well on all the sides.
  4. Grill for about 40 minutes.
  5. Flip the chicken and add butter if needed. Cook for another 40 minutes.
  6. Remove from the grill and let it cool for about 10 minutes before cutting it.
  7. Place the grilled chicken pieces in the serving dish and serve!

Carnivore Diet Snack Recipes

1. Steaky Nuggets

Steaky nuggets for carnivore diet

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What You Need

  • 1 big steak (cut into small pieces)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup cheese


  1. Combine the steak, cheese, and salt in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Beat the egg in a container to cover the steak mixture.
  3. Dip the steak chunks in the egg mixture to give a coat.
  4. Stir fry steak nuggets in oil on a medium flame until they turn brown.
  5. Transfer the nuggets to paper rolls and season with salt and mayonnaise.

2. Chicken Wings

What You Need

  • 10 chicken wings
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon butter
  • ½ cup cheese

How To Prepare

  1. Add the cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper to a bowl and mix well.
  2. Dip the chicken wings in the mixture. Place them on the baking sheet and let it rest for a few seconds.
  3. Melt the butter in a frying pan and heat slightly.
  4. Cook the coated chicken wings in the frying pan until they turn brown and serve hot.

3. Meatballs

What You Need

  • 500g ground beef
  • 1 cup cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

How To Prepare

  1. Mix the beef and cheese in a large bowl.
  2. Beat the egg and pour into the mixture. Add salt and garlic powder.
  3. Make medium-sized balls with the mixture.
  4. Heat the pan or skillet by greasing it with oil and fry the meatballs.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish and serve hot!

Carnivore Diet Dinner Recipes

1. Carnivore Stroganoff

What You Need

  • 300g ground beef
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon salt

How To Prepare

  1. Heat the oil in a pan or skillet on medium heat.
  2. Slowly place the grounded beef and cook until it turns brown.
  3. Pour the heavy cream on top and season with salt.
  4. Simmer it until the liquid reduces to half.
  5. Cool it down and serve.

2. Beef Patties With Onion Gravy

What You Need

  • 500g ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Seasoning ingredients

How To Prepare

  1. Add seasoning ingredients and salt to beef in a pot. Add in the flour and mix it gently. Leave for 2 hours.
  2. Make patties with the beef mixture and keep them aside.
  3. Heat the pan and melt some butter in it.
  4. Place all the patties and cook them on both sides.
  5. Transfer to a dish.
  6. Add sliced onions and the broth to the pan.
  7. Keep stirring until it turns to a thick gravy.
  8. Pour the liquid on patties and serve hot!
Quick Tip
If you are following a carnivore diet, consuming organ meats (offal) is one of the best choices to add nutrients to your diet.

3. Chicken Liver Pate

Chicken liver pate for carnivore diet

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What You Need

  • 500g chicken liver
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 shallot
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

How To Prepare

  1. Melt the butter in a pan. Sauté the garlic and shallot.
  2. Fry the chicken liver on the pan on both sides until it is brown and tender. Add parsley.
  3. Add the leftover butter and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Stir slowly to mash the contents. Pour the dish into a container and let it cool for a while.
  5. Serve with bread.

Carnivore diet is a high-protein weight loss diet that includes a lot of meat, poultry, and animal products. You would need to plan your day and meals around recipes that not only make you feel full but give you the right nutrition and calories as per your plan. The various carnivore diet recipes listed here give you breakfast, lunch, and dinner options that you can easily make at home. You should consider following the carnivore diet only for a limited period of time as including other foods, fruits, and vegetables would give you a more balanced approach towards weight loss. Make sure to consult a licensed dietician before and while practicing a carnivore weight loss diet routine.

Frequently Asked Questions

What desserts can you have on a carnivore diet?

You can have carnivore cake, carnivore egg pudding, or no-bake cheesecake amidst other egg-based options.

How many eggs can I eat on a carnivore diet?

You may have up to 6 eggs per day on a carnivore diet.

What can I drink on a carnivore diet?

Water and bone broth are the drinks encouraged on a carnivore diet.

Which is better, keto or carnivore?

The keto diet, though carbs-restrictive, is better than a carnivore diet, as it gives you more wholesome diet options. You are not just restricted to animal products on a keto diet.

What are the side effects of the carnivore diet?

It might lead to high LDL cholesterol levels and affect your heart and kidney health.

Can I drink coffee on a carnivore diet?

Carnivore diet eliminates all plant-based food items, and thus you can not have coffee on this diet.

How long should you do the carnivore diet?

While a carnivore diet may take anywhere between 3 days to a few weeks to show results, you should not follow it for more than 6 days at a stretch. It is not healthy in the long-term and may lead to nutrient deficiencies, and cholesterol imbalance among its other side effects.

Can you eat deli meat on a carnivore diet?

You can opt for fresh deli meats and avoid pre-packaged ones to prevent intake of salt and preservatives.

Can you drink milk on a carnivore diet?

You can have low-lactose dairy products in moderation on the carnivore diet.

Is vodka okay on a carnivore diet?

Vodka or any sort of alcohol is not encouraged on a carnivore diet.

Key Takeaways

  • The carnivore diet is high in protein and comprises mostly meat and animal products.
  • Enjoy a delicious cheesy carnivore omelet for a hearty breakfast and a whole grilled chicken with some butter and salt for a delicious lunch.
  • You can try your hand at cooking some chicken wings at home when you feel like snacking.
  • To end the day, cook up a yummy beef stroganoff for a nice dinner with your family.
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