Top 30 Low-Carb, High-Fat, Ketogenic Recipes

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Looking for the best low-carb and ketogenic recipes on the Internet? Then you’re in the right place.

Relying primarily on healthy fats and low-carb vegetables, the following recipes are packed with flavor and nutrients and range between 5 and 10 grams of carbs per serving.

They’re also loaded with plenty of healthy fats, nutrients, and flavors to keep you sated and fueled throughout the day.

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The Keto Diet Defined

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, moderate-protein, and very low-carb eating plan – with carbohydrate intake limited to less than 25 grams daily.

When you cut your carb intake, your body is forced to switch to burning stored fat as an energy source instead of glycogen.

The liver, through a process known as ketogenesis, breaks down and converts fats into ketone bodies that the brain and other cells use as fuel.

This is what’s commonly referred to as a state of ketosis.

When you do the keto diet right, you’ll lose weight, reduce inflammation, have more energy, and even manage type I diabetes and other chronic diseases.

The full list of benefits goes beyond today’s article.

Additional resource  – Can you run on the keto diet?

The Complete Keto Food Diet List

What should you eat on the keto diet

That’s probably one of the most common questions posed by beginners who want to try the keto diet.

It’s simple.

Stock your kitchen with everything you need to reach keto success.

Leave nothing to chance.

Here’s a sample list of keto-friendly foods:

  • Fats and oils, including butter, olive oil, sesame oil, almond oil, and flaxseed oil.
  • Dairy products include sour cheese, sour cream, heavy cream, and Greek yogurt.
  • Eggs and lots of eggs.
  • Meat, especially chicken, beef, goat, and veal.
  • Fish, including trout, salmon, sardines, catfish, and tuna.
  • Nuts and seeds like walnuts, almonds, pumpkin, sunflower, and sesame seeds.
  • Some fruits, such as avocadoes, strawberries, and raspberries.

Here’s what you need to avoid on the keto diet

  • Grains and starches, including wheat, corn, oats, and rye.
  • Processed foods. If it has carrageenan, don’t eat it.
  • Sugary foods and drinks
  • Low-fat products such as drinks, glute, diet soda, etc.
  • Fruits
  • Root vegetables
  • Beans and legume
  • Alcohol
  • Anything else that has sugar

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Top 30 Low-Carb, High-Fat, Ketogenic Recipes

Without further ado, here’s my best list for keto recipes for a

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1 – Garlic Keto Bread

This is another low carb bread recipe I’ve fallen in love with recently.

Keto garlic bread can be served as a snack, appetizer, or side dish suitable for anyone following a healthy ketogenic approach.

When it comes to garlic, you’ve two options.

You can either use fresh (grated or pressed) garlic (resulting in a more Italian bruschetta-like bread) or a powdered option (yielding more American garlic bread type).

Also, throw some dried basil into the mix if you like spices.

It’s up to your taste buds

Ingredients

  • Almond flour
  • Ground psyllium husk powder
  • Baking powder
  • Egg white
  • Sea salt
  • White wine vinegar
  • Garlic clove
  • Butter
  • Fresh parsley
  • Fresh thyme
  • Dried oregano

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2 – Low Carb Broccoli Cauliflower Salad With Bacon & Mayo

This keto broccoli salad is filling and very low in carbs.

It’s also loaded with flavor but only takes 10 minutes to throw together, resulting in a super colorful, simple, and great for any occasion.

The following salad tastes great, even after sitting in the fridge overnight.

For more taste, you can add a creamy, tangy dressing.

Ingredients

  • Fresh thyme
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lemon juice
  • Sea salt and pepper

3  –  Zucchini Noodle Salad With Cheese & Tomatoes

If you don’t already have a spiralizer, this recipe should be the reason to get one.

The following is my favorite healthy recipe using raw spiralized deli veggies, avocado, cucumber, and a low carb dressing of your choice.

This salad is the perfect low-carb, with pasta replacement.

If you already have cooked bacon or turkey, no cooking is needed.

Ingredients

You’ll need a spiralizer to make zucchini noodles.

I love this one from Amazon.

  • Zucchini
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Shredded cheese
  • Mozzarella pearls
  • Fresh basil
  • Dressing
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Garlic powder
  • Sea salt and pepper.

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4 – Keto Eggplant Burgers

Craving burgers, but it’s too junkie, and you don’t want to derail from keto eating?

The following recipe is precisely what you need.

The following recipe uses eggplant slices as the buns since these hold together nicely once cooked.

Keto eggplant burgers make a great snack or side dish.

For meat, use whatever ground option you prefer, but I strongly encourage you to prepare the dipping described below.

Ingredient

  • Japanese eggplant
  • Ground pork
  • Green onion
  • Black pepper
  • Ginger
  • The dipping sauce
  • Tamari sauce
  • Garlic cloves
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper

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5 – Keto Garlic Bread

If you love garlic bread but can’t have it because of the carbs, then you’ll appreciate this buttery, keto-approved version.

Keto garlic bread is low carb and gluten-free, making it a healthier option than most breads.

It’s the perfect breakfast food.

The bread is soft on the inside, and crispy on the outside.

The cream cheese adds so much richness and creaminess to the bread that it can’t be beaten.

The following recipe boasts only 1.5g net carbs per slice, making it perfect for eating any time of the day without ruining your keto diet.

Ingredients

  • Almond flour
  • Eggs
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Kosher salt
  • Baking sold
  • Topping
  • Melted butter
  • Kosher salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried oregano
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese

6 – Keto Salad Niçoise

The classic niçoise contains a lot of potatoes, green beans, and other non-keto ingredients.

This next take on this classic delight is loaded with nutrients and flavors.

It also addresses the extra carbs and adds in a dose of healthy fats.

Keto salad niçoise is a fantastic option for an easy-to-me yet satisfying lunch or dinner and is perfect for meal prepping.

For more flavor, serve on a bed of zucchini noodles.

Ingredients

  • Ground black pepper
  • Chopped garlic
  • Eggs
  • Celery root
  • Green beans
  • Olive oil
  • Tomatoes

Dressing

  • Dijon mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • anchovies
  • Small capers
  • Mayonnaise
  • fresh parsley
  • olive oil
  • minced garlic clove
  • lemon juice

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7 – Cornbread Keto Bread

Missing the taste of cornbread on a keto diet?

This recipe shall deliver.

The following “corn” bread recipe has no corn, but it’s tasteful and a healthy way to safely enjoy cornbread again.

This bread also has an impressive texture.

Clocking at about 0.6 net carbs per serving, the following recipe won’t throw your total carb count out of whack for the day.

Ingredients

  • Almond flour
  • Egg
  • Green onions
  • Baking powder
  • Full-fat sour cream
  • Melted butter
  • Salt

8 – Grilled Eggplant Salad

The following eggplant-based salad is easy and delicious and will go well with any meat, especially grilled meat.

This is what makes the perfect side dish for any summer barbecue.

For more flavor and taste, add in some smoke almonds if possible.

Or maybe some Himalayan salt or chili powder.

Feel free to add up some spices to trigger your taste buds.

Ingredients

  • Eggplants
  • Olive oil
  • fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Garlic powder
  • Lemon juice
  • fresh mint
  • Anchovies
  • Tomatoes
  • smoked or roasted almonds
  • Sea salt and pepper

9 – Salad With Roasted Cauliflower

The Salad with Roasted Cauliflower is a great low-carb dish with its refreshing flavors and lemon dressing, but not too spicy—unless you want it to be.

This recipe is especially helpful if you’re a vegan on the keto diet.

Recipes like this prove that it’s possible to be a vegan on the ketogenic diet.

Further, since avocados, nuts, and olive oils are the main ingredients, the dish scores high on healthy fats—what’s the keto diet all about anyway.

For a pleasant twist, top this dish with fresh thyme and a low-carb crumb.

Ingredients

  • Large head cauliflower
  • Garlic cloves
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon
  • Avocado
  • Nuts
  • Garnish green onion
  • Salt and pepper

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You might want to refrain from cauliflower and broccoli for people with an upset stomach.

These build up more gas inside your tummy and make you bloated.

10 – Zucchini Crust Grilled Cheese

The following recipe is bread-free zucchini grilled cheese that is low carb and gluten-free.

The zucchini “bread” is made of shredded zucchini, Parmesan, mozzarella, and seasoning.

These grilled cheese sandwiches pack fewer carbs and are healthier than traditional junk options.

Ingredients

  • Grated zucchini
  • Egg
  • Green onion
  • Grated Parmesan
  • Shredded cheddar
  • Cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegetable oil—for cooking

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Super yummy choice for cheese lovers.

My secret tip, add grilled or diced Halloumi cheese for extra taste.

Worth a try!

11 – Keto Caesar Salad

Although I used to eat salads once in a blue moon, I don’t remember shying away from Caesar’s salads.

The traditional way of making them consists of chopped romaine lettuce with crispy croutons draped in cheesy Parmesan dressing with lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and anchovies.

The keto variation has a lot of parmesan cheese, crisp romaine lettuce, and chicken tossed in a delicious and out-of-this-world keto-approved homemade Caesar dressing.

It’s also simple to make.

Just remember to add extra cheese to your salad and use low-carb croutons.

Ingredients

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Slices of chicken or bacon cooked and crumbled
  • Shredded parmesan cheese
  • Gluten-free garlic croutons (check the recipe here)
  • Sea salt & pepper
  • Tomato
  • Cucumber
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Chicken breast
  • Olive oil

Dressing

  • Mayonnaise
  • Lemon juice
  • Dijon mustard
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Fresh black pepper
  • Garlic clove
  • Mustard powder
  • Sea salt and pepper

Another secret tip from me.

Salted eggs! No need to add more salt since it will give you a different experience for a salty and creamy meal.

Pick one made of goose or duck eggs.

12 – Creamy Meatballs

Here is another excellent recipe for a healthy, lip-smacking meal for the whole family.

Ketogenic meatballs are juicy, incredibly delicious, and smothered with a creamy, rich queso sauce.

These can be served as a Ketogenic appetizer or as a meal over cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles you choose.

Plus, you can prepare and sear them in roughly 30 minutes, then simply put everything into the slower cooker.

Ingredients

  • Ground beef
  • Yellow onion
  • Egg
  • Garlic powder
  • Black pepper
  • Cream cheese
  • Butter
  • Cream sauce
  • Cream cheese
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Tamari soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper

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I called this lazy food.

Why?

Because it is suitable for filling my tummy during my lazy day.

Super creamy and mouthgasmic.

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13 – Coconut Flour Keto Flatbread

I’m a busy guy, and I don’t have to bake during the week, so when I need a burger bun, a low-carb sandwich bread, or a pizza base, I turn to the following recipe.

Made only with five ingredients, it’s easy to make and only takes 10 minutes to throw together.

Feel free to load the flatbread up like an open sandwich, spread it with peanut butter, or use it for dipping with sauces.

You can also use it to make a mini pizza or as a sandwich…Just have fun and enjoy it!

Ingredients

  • Coconut Flour
  • Coconut oil (or melted butter)
  • Egg
  • Baking powder
  • Salt

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14 – Spicy Shrimp And Avocado Salad

I love avocado and Shrimp, and I know I’m the only one.

That’s why I wanted to share with you this awesome recipe.

Spicy Shrimp and avocado salad packs plenty of fresh ingredients to overwhelm your taste buds with every bite.

The recipe does not take long to make, and it’s very portable.

You have to sear the Shrimp in butter, dice some veggies, mix up a dressing, and you’re done.

If you are into spicy food, you can dip it into chili powder before tossing it into the pan.

Ingredients

  • Baby kale and baby spinach mix
  • Shrimp
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Olive oil
  • cucumber
  • Lime juice
  • Garlic
  • Cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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15 – Low-carb Cheese Taco Shells

Mexican food is my favorite—especially tacos.

But thanks to its high carb intake, regular keto is a no-no on the keto diet.

Here is a recipe to help you get all the best things about a taco, minus the carbs.

Made from baked cheddar cheese and then shaped into a taco, these low-carb shells are so easy to make (in a matter of minutes!), gluten-free, and very keto-friendly.

Not only that, but these are also delicious, crunchy, and taste almost as good as the real thing.

For fillings, go for whatever satisfies your senses.

My favorites include grated cheese, ground meat, diced onion, sour salsa, shredded lettuce, chopped peppers, etc.

Ingredients

  • Shredded Cheese
  • Ground cumin

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16 – Egg Salad Stuffed Avocados

Both eggs and avocados are excellent sources of healthy fats, which makes them a staple in ketogenic eating.

Eggs are also loaded with complete protein that keeps you full throughout the day.

For these reasons, this dish is a must for any serious keto’an.

The dish would also make a delicious, simple, and satisfying lunch.

Ingredients

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Celery
  • Lime juice
  • Avocado
  • Hot sauce
  • Cumin
  • Salt and pepper

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17 – Salmon and Avocado Nori Rolls

Sushi is a famous Japanese dish that’s available in almost every city around the globe.

But since traditional sushi is prepared with vinegar rice, it’s off the Keto menu.

That said, here is an easy method to make sushi without rice that yields a delicious dish.

For this recipe, you’ll use riced cauliflower as a substitute for regular rice.

What’s more?

The following low carb sushi recipe requires only five ingredients and 20 minutes.

Ingredients

  • Sliced smoked salmon
  • Cream cheese
  • Chopped pickled ginger
  • Nori sheets (grilled preferably)
  • Avocado

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18 – Keto Fish Sticks

I have always loved fish sticks, but once I adopted a healthier way of eating, I knew that I had to figure out a better way of eating them, and it took me a while to find the following recipe.

Keto fish sticks could be made as regular breaded fish or as fish nuggets—your choice.

These also take very little time to make.

Ingredients

  • Pork rinds
  • Eggs
  • Alaskan cod filet
  • Coconut flour
  • Grated Parmesan
  • Garlic powder
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt and pepper

19 – Low Carb Taco Salad

Well, you still can have your tacos without the carbs.

The following salad is made with some keto-friendliest foods, including ground turkey, avocado, olives, and lettuce.

It’s ideal for lunch, dinner, or as a side dish.

This recipe uses natural ingredients low in carbs, easy to make, and mouthwatering.

Ingredients

  • Ground beef
  • Chili powder
  • Avocado
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • ground cumin
  • Dried parsley
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Sour cream
  • Garlic powder
  • Green onions

The seasoning

  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Paprika
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Black pepper
  • Oregano

20 – Keto Cheese Roll-ups

This one might be, hands down, one of the simplest, fastest, easiest bites to make.

It requires ingredients you likely already have on hand.

Keto cheese roll-ups are also wonderful and delicious, dipped in guacamole, low-carb pizza, or Ragu sauce.

You can have this for breakfast or as s snack on the go.

You can practically fill them with anything you like—as long as it’s keto-friendly (and you know how long the list is).

Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Cheddar cheese in a slice

21 – Deviled Eggs

The typical deviled eggs are not keto-friendly as they’re often made of various commercial mayonnaise and other processed ingredients.

However, the keto version relies on avocados to deliver that creamy texture minus the artificial additives.

You can store these eggs for up to 4 days in an airtight container for later use. Eggs are also some of the best foods for runners.

Can’t beat them.

Ingredients

  • Eggs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Paprika
  • Fresh Dill
  • Salt and pepper

22 – Keto Hot Dogs

Yes.

You read that right.

Just because you’re embracing the low-carb eating lifestyle does not mean you have to say no to hot dogs.

The following keto buns recipe packs in just 2 grams of carbs a piece.

Compare that to regular hot dog buns, which have roughly 20 grams of carbs each.

These are also easy to make.

Just wrap, roll, then bake in the oven.

For fillings, you’re only limited by your imagination.

Tasteful options include meatballs, pepper grilled chicken, smoked chicken, tuna, bacon and ham, veggies and avocado, etc.

Ingredients

  • Almond flour
  • Baking powder
  • Eggs
  • Hot water
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • salt

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23 – Cinnamon Bread

Made with a few ingredients, the following recipe is a versatile, low-carb recipe that bakes bread that’s spicy, sweet, filling, and tastes just like the real thing.

This bread is the making of a decadent dessert, a hearty breakfast, or even a filling snack.

It’s also low carb with just 4 grams net carbs per serving.

Best of all?

It can be thrown together in less than 5 minutes.

Ingredients

  • Egg white
  • Coconut flour
  • Flaxmeal
  • Almond flour
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Melted butter
  • Baking powder
  • Raisins

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24 – Keto Cheese Chips

If you’re looking for a crunch keto chip to snack on them, these three-ingredient fixes will keep you satisfied.

These cheese chips are made with mozzarella and flavored with oregano and garlic—or any other keto flavor you like.

If you are keen on something not so crispy, try Halloumi cheese for a thicker taste.

The chips are delicious or dipped in guacamole or marinara sauce.

Ingredients

  • Cheddar cheese
  • Paprika powder
  • Sea salt and pepper

25 – Keto Greek Salad

Also, knowns Horiatiki, a Greek Salad, is the ideal example of healthy Mediterranean cuisine.

Broadly, it’s already keto-approved, as long as no gluten or bread is added to the recipe.

It’s a delicious low-carb dish for any time of the day or week.

The secret to making great Greek salads is simplicity and using the freshest keto-friendly ingredients.

Ingredients

  • Tomato
  • Green capsicum
  • Cucumber
  • Red onion
  • Green bell pepper
  • Fet cheese
  • Dried oregano
  • black Greek olives
  • Olive oil
  • salt and pepper

26 – Cottage Cheese-filled Avocado

Thank God for the Aztecs.

Avocados are undoubtedly the greatest food in the world.

Mixing it with cottage cheese can deliver a great nutrient-rich snack without carbs.

The following snack is packed with healthy fats and protein, keeping you feeling full for your next meal.

It should help you avoid mindless nibbling or unhealthy snacking that can lead to weight gain.

And it’s easy to make.

Slice an avocado in half lengthways, remove the pit from one-half, and fill the space with cottage cheese.

For extra spice, add in some cayenne pepper or regular pepper.

Ingredients

  • Avocado
  • Sliced cheese

27 – Keto Egg Muffins

This is undoubtedly one of the best time-saving, keto-approved breakfast options.

Whether you’re minding your keto macros or need something quick to grab on the go, keto egg muffins are perfect for meal prep or any occasion.

It’s a fantastic keto snack recipe with healthy ingredients and many flavors.

They’re the perfect choice for anyone who loves the satisfying mix of bacon, cheese, eggs, and sweet potatoes.

These can be prepared and kept well in the fridge for days for a quick bite on the go.

You can put it into steam if you want it to last longer before it goes to the fridge.

Ingredients

  • Eggs
  • Scallions
  • Onion
  • Shredded cheese
  • Red peso
  • Salami
  • Sea salt and pepper

28 – Keto Jalapeno Poppers

Keen on something spicy?

The mix of spicy jalapenos, bacon, and cheese makes these the best delicious fat bombs you can ever have.

This mouthwatering mix requires a bit of prep as there are many steps, but it’s worth the effort.

Try not to devour them all in one sitting.

They’re a snack, after all.

Remember that you can’t skip the main meal because you already have snacks. Big nope!

Ingredients

  • Shredded sharp cheddar
  • Cream cheese
  • Jalapenos
  • Bacon
  • Black pepper
  • Salt

29 – Low Carb Tortilla Chips

Just because you’re on keto doesn’t mean you can no longer eat chips—as long as these are keto-friendly.

The following low-carb chips taste just as delicious as the real thing, but with a fraction of the carbs.

For these chips, you rely on almond flour and cheese to mimic the texture of a corn tortilla chip—you get the mouthwatering taste without all the carbs.

Ingredients

  • Almond flour
  • Golden flaxseed meal
  • Shredded mozzarella
  • Sea salt and pepper.

30 – Healthy Ketogenic Snacks

In case hunger strikes before one of the main meals, keep it at bay with any of the following options.

  • Cheese with olives
  • Two hard-boiled eggs
  • Strawberries and cream
  • A handful of almonds and nuts.
  • One avocado with pepper and salt
  • Green bean fries
  • Kale chips
  • String cheese
  • Jerky
  • Celery filled with cream cheese
  • Lettuce or cucumber smeared with peanut butter
  • Radishes smeared with butter

One Week Sample

Here how a week of eating looks like on the ketogenic diet.

Monday

  • Breakfast: Eggs, bacon, and tomatoes cooked in coconut oil
  • Lunch: Burger with cheddar cheese, guacamole, and nuts.
  • Dinner: Salmon, egg, and mushroom cooked in coconut oil.

Tuesday

  • Breakfast: Egg, basil, avocado, and cheddar cheese omelet.
  • Lunch: Chicken salad with olive oil and avocado.
  • Dinner: Mackerel with asparagus and spinach cooked in butter.

Wednesday

  • Breakfast: Omelet with peppers, broccoli, salsa, and spices.
  • Lunch: Shrimp salad with feta cheese and olive oil.
  • Dinner: Romaine lettuce with low-carb, high-fat dressing

Thursday

  • Breakfast: Cheese omelet with vegetables and avocados.
  • Lunch: Ham and cheese slices with almonds.
  • Dinner: Salad greens with high-fat dressing

Friday

  • Breakfast: Fried eggs with mushrooms and onions.
  • Lunch: Shrimp salad with feta cheese and olive oil.
  • Dinner: Low Carb Salmon Patties

Saturday

  • Breakfast: Eggs, bacon, and tomatoes.
  • Lunch: Four ounces of baked fish with butter sauce
  • Dinner: Steak and eggs with vegetables.

Sunday

  • Breakfast: Coffee with heavy crème
  • Lunch: Burger with cheddar cheese, guacamole, and nuts.
  • Dinner: Three cups shredded cabbage sautéed in butter and onions

Low Carb, Ketogenic, Recipes you Should Try – The Conclusion

There you have it! If you’re looking for a long list of low-carb ketogenic recipes then today’s post is the right catalyst. The rest is just details.

Please feel free to add your favorite keto recipes in the section below.

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