10 Low-Carb Meals with Recipes

Consuming a low-carb diet is one good way to maintain a healthy weight and can also help you lose some if you’re overweight.

Finding the right recipes for low-carb meals can be a bit tricky, especially when you don’t know what food contains how much carbs. This article makes it all easy for you. Check out some of the best low-carb breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals and how to prepare them. The good news is that they are all simple to prepare and are very delicious.

Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes

Oatmeal with Yoghurt

This one is the simplest to make and will only take a few minutes of your time.

Ingredients

• 1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking rolled oats

• 2 tablespoons of low-fat Greek yogurt

• 2 tablespoons orange marmalade

Instructions

• Prepare and cook the oats as directed on the package.

• Top with yogurt and marmalade.

Poached Eggs with Tomatoes and Mushrooms

Easy to make and simply delicious.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

• 8 large eggs

• 1 pound assorted mushrooms, sliced

• 2 medium tomatoes, sliced into rounds

• 1 tablespoon olive oil and another teaspoon

• A tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

• 4 slices bread, toasted

• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

• Salt and pepper

• 2 teaspoons white vinegar

Instructions

• Add the vinegar to a large deep skillet filled with 3 inches of water and bring to bare simmer

• Meanwhile in another skillet, heat the 1 teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the tomatoes, and season with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper.

• Cook until tender (about 2 minutes on both sides) and transfer to a plate

• Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet and heat over medium heat. Then add the mushrooms, thyme, ½ tablespoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring gently until tender and golden brown.

• Meanwhile, crack 4 of the 8 eggs in separate custard cups, then slide each one of the gently into the water in the deep skillet. Cook for about 2 to 3minutes till the yolks become slightly runny, remove with a slotted spoon. Do the same with the remaining eggs.

• Divide into equal portions, then top the bread slices with the tomatoes, eggs, mushrooms, Parmesan, and ¼ salt and pepper. Sprinkle with chives.

Mini Breakfast Meatloaves

Ingredients:

• 4 peeled hard boiled eggs

• 1 pound ground pork

• ½ pound ground beef

• 2 tablespoons olive oil

• 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped

• 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves

• 2 teaspoons fennel seeds

• 1 tablespoon finely chopped sage leaves

• ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

• ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

• ½ teaspoon black pepper

• 1 teaspoon salt

• 1 raw egg

Instructions:

• Heat olive oil over medium heat, add onion and sauté until soft and tender

• In a large bowl, mix the onions with the ground meat, raw eggs, fennel seeds, thyme, sage, allspice, nutmeg, salt, and black pepper.

• Separate the mix into 4 equal portions, the roll each portion into a ball and flatten the mixture into a large thin patty.

• Set the hardboiled eggs in the middle, then fold the mix over the egg and mold it to ensure the egg is completely hidden.

• Bake the meatloaves (uncovered) for about 35 minutes.

• Remove from oven and slice.

• Serve with ketchup or some bacon on the side.

Low-Carb Lunch & Dinner Recipes

Chicken, Beetroot & Broccoli Salad with Avocado Pesto

The dish is not only delicious, but it’s also packed with great ingredients to boost your health.

Ingredients:

• 3 skinless chicken breasts

• 250g thin-stemmed broccoli

• 2 raw beetroots

• 1 red onion

• 100g bag watercress

• 1 teaspoon nigella seeds

• 2 teaspoons rapeseed oil

For the Avocado Pesto you’ll Need:

• 1 ripe avocado

• 25g walnut halves

• ½ garlic clove, crushed

• 1 tbsp rapeseed oil

• Small pack basil

• Juice and zest 1 lemon

Instructions:

• Add the broccoli in a large pan of boiling water and cook for about 2 minutes. Drain and refresh them with cold water

• Heat a griddle pan, add the rapeseed oil, and toss the broccoli. Griddle for about 2-3 minutes. Set aside to cool

• Brush Chicken with the remaining oil and season.

• Griddle for about 3-4 minutes , leave to cool, then shred or slice into chunky pieces

For the Avocado Pesto

• Scoop the flesh from the avocado and add to the food processor with walnuts, garlic, oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 2-3 tbsp cold water, and seasoning.

• Pour the remaining lemon juice over the onions and leave for a few minutes.

• Then, place the watercress onto a large platter and toss the broccoli and onions.

• Top with the chicken and beetroot.

• Scatter basil leaves, nigella seeds, and the lemon zest

• Then serve with the avocado pesto

Steamed Fish and Pak Choi Parcels

Packed with proteins and low in carbs.

Ingredients:

• 4 plaice whitefish fillets

• 2 Pak Choi, thickly sliced

• 4 spring onions, shredded

• 3cm ginger, cut into thin slices

• 1 red chili pepper

• 1 tsp sesame oil

• 2 tbsp soy sauce

Instructions

• Heat oven to 200C

• Place each fish fillet on a large foil, then top with spring onions, pak choi, ginger, and chili. Fold up the foils.

• Mid lime juice, soy sauce, and 1 tbsp water. Sprinkle the mixture over each fillet. Enclose the fish properly.

• Place the foils on a baking sheet and bake for 10-14 minutes.

• Open the foils and drizzle fish with sesame oil.

• Serve with hot rice

Braised Balsamic Chicken

Ingredients:

• 6 Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless

• 1 onion, thinly sliced

• 1 teaspoon garlic salt

• 1 can diced tomatoes

• 1 tsp dried oregano

• 1 tsp dried basil

• ½ tsp dried thyme

• 1 tsp dried rosemary

• ½ cup balsamic vinegar

• 2 tbsp olive oil

• Ground black pepper to taste

Instructions:

• Season both sides of the chicken breasts with pepper and garlic salt

• Heat olive oil over medium heat and cook the seasoned chicken breasts until brown. Add the onion and cook till brown

• Pour the diced tomatoes and balsamic vinegar over the chicken, then season with thyme, basil, oregano, and rosemary.

• Simmer for about 15 minutes till the juices run clear

• Serve

As you can see, a low-carb diet doesn’t have to be boring. With great recipes, you can make just any meal without any hassles. Furthermore, these low-carb meals are fulfilling and low in calories. You should actually incorporate them into your diet especially if you’re trying to shed some excess weight.

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