Finding tasty and satisfying low carb recipes shouldn’t seem like a chore or like you’re missing out on all that is good in life. To help you get inspired, here are 10 quick and delicious low carb recipes to help you feel fit and fab (desserts included)!
1. Walnut Avocado & Pear Salad With Marinated Portobello Caps & Red Onion
Great low carb recipes need to be simple, bursting with flavour and filling enough to keep us satiated for more than a few hours. This Walnut, Avocado & Pear Salad With Marinated Portobello Caps & Red Onion does exactly that.
With buttery pear slices, grilled marinated red onion, portobello mushrooms, toasted walnuts, and creamy avocado, it’s a delicious mix of different flavours and textures that is protein-packed and goes the distance.
2. Moroccan Chicken And Lentils
A classic in low carb recipes is the sautéed chicken breast seasoned with salt and pepper, often served with a side of vegetables, sometimes accompanied by a sauce. Many times considered bland, boring and unoriginal, here is a recipe that is about to change your whole perspective on the matter.
Cue Moroccan Chicken And Lentils. This flavourful dish is filled with beautiful, fragrant spices like cumin, chilli powder, and cinnamon. It contains filling and protein-rich brown lentils that are a great source of iron, folate and health-promoting polyphenols. With this dish, you will definitely not sacrifice flavour for your health or your waistline.
3. Scallops With Cilantro Sauce And Asian Slaw
Since protein and variation are often important when making low carb recipes, here is a delightful seafood option for you to try. These Scallops With Cilantro Sauce And Asian Slaw are not only fresh and flavorful but only take 35 minutes to prepare.
Get creative when making the slaw. Try using up vegetables that are already in your fridge and create something totally new and equally as delicious.
4. Spicy Sheet Pan Baked Calamari
With most recipes involving calamari, they are often coated in flour and fried in heavy oils. This low carb and gluten free recipe however, calls for them to be coated in a spicy almond flour mixture and baked in the oven for a healthier alternative.
Serve with your favourite kind of marinara sauce for dipping and you have the perfect appetizer or snack to serve for any and all occasions.
5. Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Noodles
One thing many people have to make peace with when eating low carb recipes is giving up pasta (amongst other things). Even though it’s a huge bummer, it doesn’t have to be a tragedy! Try out these Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Noodles and see what we mean.
Loaded with high amounts of antioxidants and vitamin A from the zucchini and paired with decadent, guilt-free goat cheese and roasted red pepper cream sauce, this healthier alternative will have you saying pasta shmasta once you taste this delicious ensemble.
6. Roasted Cauliflower Curry
Cauliflower can be a very versatile and extremely delicious addition to any dish, especially low carb recipes where it becomes the star of the meal. Hearty and filling, this vegetable from the Brassica family works perfectly in stir-fry’s, curries, roasted, smothered in cheese or eaten raw as crudités.
One great recipe in particular would be this Pakistani style Roasted Cauliflower Curry. Packed full of wonderful spices and super satiating, if this doesn’t encourage you to add more cauliflower into your diet, I don’t know what will!
7. Keto Chocolate Mousse
It may come as a surprise to many newbies trying out these recipes, but desserts can be low carb and healthy as well! This particular recipe is not only low in carbohydrates, but it’s also dairy free and sugar free.
Made with unsweetened baking chocolate and cocoa powder and sweetened with stevia and powdered erythritol (a low-cal sweetener), this Keto Chocolate Mousse is delectable, filling and will satisfy your most intense chocolate cravings.
8. Greek Yogurt Cake
This second dessert recipe makes a delicious and incredibly moist and fluffy Greek Yogurt Cake. Made with almond flour, this easy cake is low carb and gluten free and sweetened with stevia. It can be enjoyed as a dessert, a snack or even at breakfast with a nice cup of coffee.
9. Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken
Low carb recipes can be instantly elevated by the presence of cheese (it really does make everything taste better). This Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken is no exception.
Simple to prepare with minimal ingredients, this is basically a balsamic marinated chicken breast grilled with sweet, juicy tomatoes and topped with thick mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves and a balsamic drizzle. Great for a weekday meal made in a pinch.
This healthy take on the New Orleans classic features all the great flavors from the original dish, with an added twist of using low carb cauliflower “rice”. This recipe takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to prepare but once you are done, it will be well worth all the effort.