20 Low-Carb Diet Recipes You Must Try
20 delicious low-carb recipes for a healthy lifestyle. Find a recipe you like and click on the picture to be taken to the recipe!
We all love pizza, but we don’t exactly appreciate its carby contribution towards sabotaging our waistlines. With the right cauliflower pizza recipe, you can finally enjoy pizza without the doughy destruction. Our vegan and lactose intolerant friends can still enjoy this recipe by opting for a dairy free cheese substitute.
Classic Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower rice might sound kind of weird at first, but it’s actually a really cool side dish for your protein and veggies, or all by itself for all of you rice lovers. This is a really simple recipe to show you how to make it, but you can also find elaborate recipes to add more flavor and change the consistency. Because cauliflower is relatively bland, it really soaks up the flavors of anything you add to it, and preparing it in this way offers the consistency of rice.
Turn your carbs into protein! No, it’s not magic. If you’re looking for a low carb alternative to rice that can stand alone as a meal, you should try ISOPASTA in the rice variety. Our low carb, high protein rice comes in large serving sizes of 50 grams and offers 30 grams of protein for only 7 net carbs, so you don’t need to pair it with anything if you don’t want to. Most people will combine it with veggies and/ or cheeses.
Check out some great recipes from our very own Chef Kelly in our Low Carb Cookbook.
Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Low carb dieting is hard when it feels like there just isn’t enough food. Sometimes, you just want something to add volume to your food without packing in tons of calories. Spaghetti squash is awesome for this reason; while it isn’t very similar to actual pasta, it has an angel hair noodle like appearance. You can have a whole cup of these plain “noodles” for only 42 calories and 8 net carbs (meaning 10 total carbs, minus fiber).
Portobello Caprese Sandwich
Every low carb dieter who is also a sandwich lover, needs to know about the portobello bun. Portabello mushrooms are big and steaky, so they add a lot of substance to a sandwich as a carb loaded bun replacement. The mushrooms are especially good grilled, and they can become an awesome vehicle for any kind of sandwich contents… maybe just not peanut butter and jelly.
If you are so daring, let us know how that turns out.
Here’s one that doesn’t get enough credit in the low carb recipe books out there. One of the toughest things about going low carb is giving up the doughy goodness of sandwich bread and the convenience of sandwich wraps. With this low carb egg tortilla, now you can have your sandwich and eat it too.
ISOPASTA Chicken Parmesan
Most low carb pasta products are majorly lacking in flavor and similarity to real pasta noodles, and regular pasta is often like kryptonite for people on low carb diets. Just 1 cup of a typical pasta product can add up to over 200 calories and 40 grams of carbs, so it can be really easy to put yourself over budget on your carb count for the day when choosing to consume it. Our ISOPASTA cooks up to more than 1 cup per 50 gram serving, and only contains 7 NET CARBS (11 total carbs minus 4 grams of fiber); additionally, it contains 30 grams of protein, which separates it from its other low carb pasta competitors.
Pair this with a faux breaded chicken parm as listed in the recipe below and it’ll taste so good, you’ll have a hard time believing that you’re enjoying a super low carb meal.
Savory Bacon Kale Frittata
“Eggs are only for breakfast,” said no one ever. Turn a carb laden breakfast favorite into a high- protein, low carb dinner staple with this super easy and delicious frittata recipe.
Get creative and play around with your own ingredient variety.
Cilantro-Lime Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
Ditch the high carb taco shells and tortillas and opt for a virtually carb free crunchy lettuce wrap instead. Lettuce can be a great substitute for any of your normal carb compartments, and it won’t add more than a few calories to your meal.
Chicken In Foil
When you’re looking for some seriously low maintenance, low carb protein recipes, chicken or fish in foil is the way to go. You can pretty much cut up any combination of veggies and haphazardly season them, and then add some olive oil or your favorite dressing, and you’re good to go!
Lighter Cobb Salad
Cobb salad is delicious, mostly because it’s simply composed of a bunch of fat with a side of vegetables. “But it’s salad, so that’s healthy, right?”
Check out this lighter version of a salad favorite to enjoy all of the flavor without all of the calories.
Bored to death of chicken? It’s because you haven’t tried this yet. Balsamic Chicken is super easy but really delicious.
Pepper Jack Stuffed Turkey Zucchini Meatloaf
Try an alternative to your standard meatloaf, and sub out the beef in favor of turkey! Turkey meatloaf is great because you can add any combination of veggies and seasonings that you have in your cabinet, and it will produce a majorly flavorful dish that doesn’t require much preparation.
Replace your lasagna noodles with zucchini, and cut WAY down on carbs! Enough said!
Zucchini Shrimp Scampi
This is a cool take on shrimp scampi! Try replacing the zucchini strips with ISOPASTA for a super high protein, low carb dinner recipe.
Chicken Stir Fry
You can switch it up and use shrimp instead, and then pair with ISOPASTA.
This beef dish is usually swimming in corn starch, but you’ll find that the low carb variety is just as delicious, at no sacrifice to the taste.
Sriracha Beef Lettuce Wraps
Do you love sriracha beef? Give your dish an upgraded delivery method and scoop it up in a lettuce wrap. Step aside, forks of the world!
Healthy Tuna Stuffed Avocados
Avocados are so creamy by themselves that this recipe does not require mayonnaise. You have to try it to believe it!
Turkey Stuffed Peppers
Instead of cooking your turkey on a bed of rice, cook it inside of your veggies! Now, you have an incredibly portable healthy, low carb dinner, with lots of potential for lunchtime leftovers.
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