ATTENTION: This website contains recipes for the ketogenic diet in the three different formats; Classical, Modified Atkins, and Low Glycemic Index. It is important that you follow the recipe format that has been prescribed to you.
This page is for Modified Atkins Diet recipes.
The Modified Atkins Diet (MAD)
The MAD is named after the popular fad diet weight loss program that is known for its low carb appeal. It has also been nicknamed the Modern Ketogenic Diet. MAD is far less restrictive than the KD and is mostly used for older children and teenagers. It is not necessary to track specifics, such as calories and ketogenic ratio on the MAD, so household measurements, such as cups and tablespoons, can be used to create meals just like regular family meals. All food labels on items must be read and careful carb counting and intentional addition of fat containing foods are key to this diet. It is important to note the differences between the MAD and the other diet options:
- There is no restriction on calories, protein or fluid intake
- Similar to a 1:1 ketogenic ratio (grams of fat : grams of carb + protein)
- Total about 10-20 grams of carb per day
Breakfast | Lunch/Dinner | Snacks & Dessert
Tips for preparing recipes with KetoCal
- Gather several small bowls or containers for separating ingredients.
- Separate all ingredients before preparing recipe.
- Use a rubber or silicone spatula to fully clean each container.
- Recipes with KetoCal will cook or bake faster than regular recipes.
- You may need to adjust the baking time to prevent over-cooking.
- Use aluminum foil muffin liners or sheets to line baking containers. This will keep the fat from seeping away from the product. Do not use paper liners as they will absorb the fat.
- If you include a recipe in a meal or snack, you can alter the ratio by adding other foods such as adding whipped cream.
- You may also divide the prepared recipes to use as snacks or partial meals.
- Recipes may be batched to save time
- 36% Cream = Heavy whipping cream.
- You will find some of our recipes conveniently offer both instructions for using KetoCal 4:1 and KetoCal 3:1.
Please consult with your healthcare professional to determine if these recipes are appropriate for your prescribed medical nutrition therapy.
IMPORTANT: Please note, these recipes were created using KetoCal 4:1 Powder ORIGINAL and KetoCal 3:1 Powder ORIGINAL (not the upgraded formulations launched in late 2013).
If you are using the upgraded KetoCal 4:1 Powder, the recipes may need to be adjusted. Please contact your health care provider for assistance. Both the original and upgraded versions of KetoCal 4:1 Powder are listed in KetoCalculator.
If you are using the upgraded KetoCal 3:1 Powder, no changes are necessary to the classical ketogenic diet recipes. However, if you are following a modified Atkins diet and using household measurements, please contact your health care provider for assistance, as the household measurements may be slightly different.
We will soon update all of these recipes to include the new formulations. If you have any questions, please call our Nutrition Services Department at 1-800-365-7354, Option 2.