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Guide to Fresh Seasonal Fruits in Canada

Seasonal Fruit Guide – When to Choose the Best Fruits

When you browse the fruit section of your local supermarket or grocery store, you’ll likely see many of the same options no matter what time of year it may be. You’ll also see many fruits come and go from the aisles as the months change through the year, as local suppliers conduct their harvests over the different growing seasons.

When you’re shopping for fruit, it helps to know what times of year are best to find certain types of fruits, whether they be imported from far away or grown locally. These seasonal trends have a big impact on the freshness of the fruit that you have to choose from, as well as the different types of taste characteristics of the fruit. Knowing when the best time of year to buy fruit is will also help your fruit last longer once you get it home and ensure that it will have even better taste in your recipes.

This guide helps break down the types of fruit that are at their best at the various seasons of the year, especially when made available from local farmers. For this reason, we’ve kept our focus on the types of fruits that are generally grown across Canada.

Spring Fruits – April – June

Although spring is still very early in terms of most types of fruit harvests, especially in many parts of Canada, there are still some kinds of fruits that grow relatively quickly once the weather begins to get warm. Here are some examples of fruits that can be found to be very fresh towards the end of spring in late May and in to June in some of the most southern parts of Canada.

  • Cherries
  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Rhubarb

Summer Fruits – July – September

Summer, of course, is prime season for growing a wide variety of fruits. We’re sure that the selection at your grocery store of locally-harvested fruits will definitely be at its peak in the summer, and you’ll be able to find some of the best tasting fruits at local farmers markets and specialty fruit stands. Here are just a few of the delicious fresh fruits that you can expect to be at their best from Canadian farmers in the summer months.

  • Apricots
  • Blueberries
  • Grapes
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon
  • Plums
  • Nectarines

 

Autumn Fruits – October – December

Many of the fruits that come in to season in the late months of the summer continue their growing season in to the early fall as well. These tend to be the larger or heartier fruits that require more time before they are ready to harvest, as well as those fruits such as many types of berries that can be harvested more than once throughout the summer and autumn. Here are some of the most common fruits you’ll find in season during the fall.

  • Cranberries
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Plums

Winter Fruits – January – March

While it may seem like a bit of a stretch to consider some fruits as ‘in season’ during the winter months of January, February, and March, you can still find a couple of popular Canadian-grown fruits on the supermarket shelves during this time.

  • Apples
  • Rhubarb

Additional Guides for Fruit Shoppers

There are many other resources that you can use to get even more detail on what fruits will be in season in your particular area. For example, Foodland Ontario has put together a helpful page on their website that lists the seasonality of Ontario-grown produce. The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets has a similar page on their site, listing the common availability of seasonal produce in British Columbia.

Use these resources and those from other provincial farmers organizations as a reference to get even more information on what kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables you can find in your local area.

The Best Fruits for the Low Carb Diet

Knowing the best time of year for buying fresh fruit is certainly helpful, no matter what diet you’re on. However, for low carb dieters it’s also essential to know how to pick the best fruits based on their carb counts and sugar content as well. Fortunately we’ve got a helpful guide to The Best and Worst Fruits and Vegetables that is designed to help low carb dieters make good choices when shopping in the produce aisle.

Better Fruit Means Better Taste

Once you start getting more in-tune with the seasonality of fruit in your local area, you’ll start to discover the little differences that fresh fruit can make in your meal plans and recipes. Whether you’re planning on making a delicious and healthy smoothie or are in need of some fresh berries for a decadent low carb dessert, you’re going to want the freshest fruit you can find. Things will taste better, your fruit will last longer, and you’ll be more satisfied with your shopping trips as a result.

We certainly hope that this guide to finding the best seasonal fruits has been helpful for you and wish you all the best of luck when hunting for the best fruit at your local markets!

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Find Plenty of Protein in Tasty Vegetables

How to Find the Best Vegetables with the Highest Protein Content

It goes without saying that vegetables are an essential part of any balanced diet, and especially as part of the healthy low carb lifestyle. Vegetables provide many of the essential vitamins and nutrients that our bodies need to stay healthy, aid in digestion, and give us the energy we need to enjoy active living. That said, not all vegetables are created equal, and many of them have benefits and advantages that are not commonly known or easy to see.

That’s why we’ve put together this helpful list of vegetables that not only taste great and are high in many nutrients and vitamins, but also contain high levels of protein. Protein is a valuable part of the low carb diet, as it helps promote healthy muscle development, gives us long-lasting energy, and satisfies our appetites more effectively than carbohydrates.

Using this list, you’ll be able to identify vegetables that are rich in protein and can be used as alternative ingredients in many popular recipes in order to boost their protein content and make them even better for low carb dieters.

Edamame

Edamame are green soy beans that are boiled or steamed in their pods, and usually lightly salted. Common in Asian cuisine, edamame is renowned for its great taste and are often served as appetizers or side dishes. In addition to being loaded with protein, these tasty little soy beans are high in dietary fibre and very low in carbs.

Edamame can easily be used as an additional green vegetable in a wide variety of dishes. Toss some in to green salads for some extra flavour and protein or use them as an additional vegetable in all kinds of soups and stews.

Spinach

Spinach has definitely surged in popularity in the last several years, driven in part by widespread adoption of vegetable-heavy diets like the low carb diet. Spinach is an extremely versatile leafy green, and not just for salads. Many people are using it as a topping for sandwiches, burgers, and in wraps. It can also be sautéed and served with a variety of meats or used as a vibrant green bed for seafood and fish dishes. The list goes on!

Spinach is loaded with iron and many essential vitamins, and also has a relatively high value of protein. When it comes to choosing a leafy green for your next salad, spinach definitely brings more nutrient value to the table than your typical iceberg lettuce. Give this spinach, avocado and goat cheese salad a try and see for yourself!

Brussels Sprouts

If you think that citrus fruits are the best way to get vitamin C in your diet, think again. 100g of Brussels sprouts has over 100% of your daily value for vitamin C, as well as plenty of fibre, potassium, vitamin A, and a hefty dose of protein. Brussels sprouts have a very robust taste that is perfect as a side dish for many roasted meat dishes, such as steak, pork, and chicken.

You can prepare Brussel sprouts in many different ways, such as steamed, boiled or sautéed, and can also be used as an ingredient in casseroles. The hearty flavour of this vegetable goes well with other flavours such as cheese and bacon, which low carb dieters will definitely find useful.

Kale

Often billed as a ‘superfood’, kale has really become a popular part of the healthy living culture in North America. Kale is a versatile leafy vegetable and can be used to make everything from a simple green salad, to crunchy chips for snacking, and even infused in to smoothies.

Kale is rich in many nutrients such as dietary fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, and vitamin K. It’s also got a decent amount of protein, making it a great vegetable choice for low carb dieters. Need more proof? Here’s a collection of 15 kale smoothie recipes that will make you a believer!

Broccoli

As if you needed another reason to keep broccoli on the menu, it’s also a source of protein. This popular vegetable has a million uses, and you’ll find it everywhere from veggie dip platters to pasta dishes, beside your steak or inside your salad. Broccoli is high in vitamin C, vitamin k, and fibre, making it a well-rounded vegetable in terms of nutrients.

Artichoke

Another great source of fibre, artichokes are a very tasty vegetable that is popular as an ingredient in dips, pasta, salads, and even on pizza. Here’s a delicious recipe for a low carb artichoke dip that is almost too good to be true!

Roasted artichokes are considered quite a delicacy and can be found in all kinds of recipes like frittatas, soups, and risottos. In addition to fibre, artichokes also contain good amounts of protein, potassium, vitamin C, and magnesium.

Expand Your Vegetable Horizons

If some of these vegetables seem new and unusual to you, it’s time to get outside your comfort zone and start trying some new things. If you’re challenged to look for new flavours and different ways to infuse more protein in to your weekly meal plans, these types of vegetables can help with both of those problems.

Getting more protein from vegetables in your low carb diet is simple, you just need to know where to look!

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South American Low Carb Recipe Ideas

Fantastic Low Carb Recipes Inspired by South American Cuisine

It’s time to head to the southern hemisphere for this article, as we take a look at some of the amazing low carb recipes we’ve discovered that are inspired by South American cuisine. Whether you’re a fan of empanadas, ceviche, or picanha, we’ve got all the classics covered in this collection of healthy and low carb meals.

South American foods are renowned for their robust flavours and fresh ingredients, including meats, vegetables, and a distinct palette of spices and seasonings. The most well-known dishes from the region tend to originate from the countries of Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Peru and are heavily influenced by cooking styles that originated in Spain and Portugal.

Over time, however, chefs in South America have pioneered all kinds of unique recipes and cooking styles to establish a type of cuisine that truly stands apart. First, let’s take a closer look at some of these signature ingredients, and how they are used to produce some of the most popular dishes from the region.

Signature Ingredients of South American Cuisine

Meats

When it comes to cooking in South America, you’ll find no shortage of protein on the menu. Meat is a huge part of South American cuisine, and includes everything from the usual beef, chicken, and pork to all kinds of seafood and shellfish.

No matter what kind of meat is used, you’ll likely find that it has been heavily seasoned and often prepared by grilling. Soups and stews are also popular, but fresh grilled meats are the shining star of many dishes from countries like Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Peru.

Spices

The reason South American meats are so famous around the world is not just the way they grill them, however. The big flavours that are synonymous with South American cooking are due to the wide variety of spices and seasoning that are used. You’ll find plenty of different peppers in South American seasonings, like cayenne and aji pepper, as well as paprika, oregano, thyme, and cilantro, just to name a few.

Vegetables & Other Ingredients

When it comes to vegetables, you’ll find nothing bland or boring in South American cooking. Plenty of peppers abound to add even more powerful flavours to the most popular dishes. You’ll also find beans, cassava, plantains, and grains like quinoa in many recipes that originate from this continent.

It’s now time to get to these amazing low carb recipes that will have you eager to hit the kitchen and get cooking with some South American flair, so let’s jump right in!

Moqueca de Camaroes – Brazilian Shrimp Stew

This hearty seafood stew is brimming with big Brazilian flavours and will warm you up from head to toe. It’s got a great combination of spicy heat and fresh herbs that will make your taste buds come alive. Pair a big bowl of this low carb stew with an ice cold beer (low calorie of course!) and you’ve got a match made in spicy food heaven!

Bolinhos Bacalhau – Brazilian Cod Fish Cakes

Fish plays a huge part in the culinary history of South America, and these fish cakes are made with a simple set of ingredients that have stood the test of time as essential elements of Brazilian cooking. Ready in just 20 minutes, these flavourful little cakes are perfect as an appetizer or a healthy low carb snack that everyone will love.

Beef and Chorizo Empanadas

If you like dumplings and perogies, then you’ve definitely got to try empanadas! These delicious meat-filled pastries make for a great dinner that’s quick and easy. The filling is a zesty blend of savoury beef and spicy chorizo sausage that will satisfy even the biggest appetite. Be sure to make some extra, because they won’t last long!

Authentic Brazilian Barbecue Picanha

Ever been to a Brazilian steakhouse and wonder how they make their barbecue beef so incredibly delicious? Well, this recipe delivers the secret! Making authentic grilled picanha takes a bit of practice, but the results are an amazingly tender cut of beef that you’ll simply devour. It’s just that good!

Shrimp and Avocado Ceviche in Endive

Ceviche is a truly fascinating dish, since the seafood used in it is actually cooked in the acids of citrus juice instead of using any heat. This produces a distinctive flavour for the shrimp in this recipe and gives it a tartness and zest that perfectly accentuates the light, fresh taste of the endive that it is served on. It’s an unusual, yet delicious appetizer that is sure to be a big hit.

Experience the Flavours of South America

When you’re crafting your next weekly low carb meal plan, why not inject some Latin flair in to your menu with some of these vibrant dishes? The unmistakable flavours of South America will be a welcome change of pace when you find the usual routine to be getting stale. With such bold tastes, simple ingredients, and low carb counts, these healthy recipes are sure to get the whole family fired up to try something new.

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Tofu Recipes Perfect for Low Carb Diets

Totally Tasty Tofu Recipes that Low Carb Dieters Will Love

Tofu has always been synonymous with healthy cooking, but many people are apprehensive about using it in their own kitchen because they’ve never really learned the finer points of how to cook with it. Well, that’s all about to change! We’ve gathered up a collection of the most awesome low carb tofu recipes we could find, and we’re here to share them with you today.

Cooking with tofu is actually really easy, so even the timidest of chefs should feel comfortable taking on these recipes. Before we get to the recipes however, we’re going to go through the basics of how to cook with tofu so you can be sure to get great results.

Basics of Cooking with Tofu

Drain the Water

Most tofu comes packed in water, so the first step to preparing it is to drain the water away. Tofu cooks best when it’s dry, so after the water has been drained, it’s generally recommended to gently press the tofu between some paper towels in order to squeeze out the excess water that was absorbed while it was in the package.

For absolute best results when making crispy tofu, many professionals recommend the tofu then be left to sit for several hours, or even overnight in the fridge, to help extract even more moisture. Remember that tofu is like a sponge, and if it’s full of water then it will be harder for new flavours to get absorbed and you’ll end up with a bland dish.

Tofu Coatings

For extra crispy tofu, or if you intend to use it as an ingredient in a stir fry, try lightly coating the tofu with cornstarch before you fry it. The thin coating helps to add extra crispness and also makes it easier for your stir fry sauce to cling to the tofu.

Avoid Oil Marinades

Due to the water content in the tofu, oil marinades are not as effective at penetrating the tofu and infusing it with flavour. If you are going to marinate your tofu, try other styles of marinades that use vinegar or soy as a base instead, and you’ll get better tasting results.

Keep the Pan Hot

One of the biggest mistakes made when cooking tofu, and one of the most easily avoidable, is putting the food in the pan when it’s not hot enough. For best results and nice, crispy tofu that’s evenly cooked, get the pan and oil nice and hot before you start frying in it – and keep it hot during the cooking process.

Now that you’ve got the basics on how to make great tofu, let’s check out the collection of recipes we’ve found!

Easy Tofu with Broccoli

Some of the best recipes are also some of the simplest. But don’t let the minimal combination of ingredients fool you, because this recipe tastes amazing. The crispy tofu absorbs the flavours of the garlic and ginger soy sauce, and when paired with fresh steamed broccoli, you’ve got a simple and elegant meal that’s extremely low carb.

Spicy Almond Tofu

This one is for those of us who like to turn up the heat on our food. This delicious dish uses an interesting spice mixture to provide a nice level of heat to the tofu, without going too intensely hot. The almonds and fresh vegetables go well with the spicy seasoning, and the crispy tofu adds a nice texture to the meal.

Crispy Buffalo Tofu Bites

You didn’t think that tofu would work as a snack or an appetizer? Well, this recipe begs to differ. It’s easy to make and delivers big flavour that you’ll want to munch on again and again. The spicy buffalo sauce goes great with the cool fresh taste of the cilantro avocado dip. This is definitely a great snack or appetizer for any occasion!

Instant Low Carb Chocolate Tofu Pudding

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes chocolate tofu pudding! This brilliant recipe uses only four simple ingredients and is totally sugar-free. It’s got a great creamy texture, rich cocoa flavour, and is naturally sweetened with Stevia, making it perfect for low carb dieters and anyone else who is working to reduce their sugar intake.

Keto Tofu Scramble

This recipe is all about keeping things clean and simple, using fresh herbs and only the finest ingredients. It’s fast and easy to make and can be ready in just 10 minutes once the tofu is dried and ready to cook with. This meal is keto friendly and very low in carbs, making it a great option for all kinds of meal plans. The flavour is robust and gets captured quite well inside the crispy tofu, making for a very enjoyable meal.

Time for Tofu

As you can see, there are plenty of different ways you can try tofu as part of your low carb lifestyle. With these recipes, you’ll be inspired to try it as a main ingredient, as a snack, or even as a dessert! We’re sure that once you start experimenting with tofu, you’ll find even more interesting and delicious ways to serve it up.

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Sugar Free Iced Coffee Drinks

Cool and Refreshing Sugar-Free Iced Coffee Drinks to try this Summer

When you roll out of bed in the morning, if you’re anything like us, you probably head straight for the kitchen to start the day off with your favourite cup of coffee. On those hot and humid summer days though, you may not be overly keen on sipping on a hot beverage and would prefer something cold and refreshing instead. For those of us who need their daily shot of caffeine but are in the mood for something cool to chill out with, this collection of sugar free iced coffee drinks should be exactly what you’re looking for.

Iced coffee drinks are really gaining in popularity and are now available at most major coffee chains. Unfortunately, many of the options available at these places are loaded with sugary syrups to sweeten and flavour their drinks. This is no good for low carb dieters, but don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered with these awesome drink recipes that you can make at home. Plus, we’ve picked a few coffee brewing products that you’re going to want to add to your kitchen. Let’s go!

Basic Method for Cold Brew Coffee

For starters, let’s keep things simple and go with your basic cold brew coffee. One of the common complaints that come from people who are just starting to learn to make their own iced coffee is that it can come out watery or bitter. Most of this is due to the fact that taking regular hot brew coffee and simply chilling it in the fridge or adding ice doesn’t give the best results.

There’s a proper method for cold brewing coffee, which is very much like making iced tea, so it’s pretty easy. Starting with coarsely ground coffee, you simply add water and let it steep for a period of time, which is usually around 10-12 hours. Then, you just need to strain out the grounds and you’re ready to serve.

This method has a few specific benefits to be aware of. First, the slow steeping process gets all the great flavour out of your beans, so the flavour is much more robust. Second, it has an inherent but subtle sweetness to it, meaning most people don’t even need to add any sweeteners to it. Third, the bitterness that typically comes with hot brewed coffee is reduced, making it very smooth and easy to drink.

Once you’ve got your cold brew coffee ready to go, you can drink it straight away and add milk, cream, or your favourite sweetener to customize the taste. Many people like to make large batches so you always have some handy in the fridge for any time you want a fresh, cold pick-me-up.

Sugar Free Iced Coffee Recipes

Sugar Free Caramel Mocha Iced Coffee

We’re going to kick off the list of recipes with something truly decadent! This delicious iced coffee creation features some of the most popular flavours that adorn the menus of fancy coffee shops all over the world. Infused with mocha and caramel flavour drops, and sweetened with Stevia, this amazing treat truly is a dessert in a mug! If you want, you can make it even more impressive by topping it with sugar-free whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed coffee beans for some added flair.

Healthy Instant Iced Coffee

Sometimes when you’re running short on time, it helps to have a quick and easy alternative to making a great iced coffee, and this one definitely fits the bill. Using your preferred brand of instant coffee, all you need is some ice cold filtered water, your favourite coffee creamer, and a few ice cubes to make this tasty and refreshing iced coffee. It’s just that simple!

Sugar Free Nutella Iced Coffee Frappe

Blended coffee drinks like this are exactly why iced coffee is gaining such widespread popularity. This recipe uses a homemade version of the classic hazelnut chocolate spread to bring the distinctive taste without the sugar, adds cold brew coffee, unsweetened almond milk, and a few drops of hazelnut stevia. Blend it all with some ice and serve for a frosty treat on a hot summer day.

Skinny Hazelnut Iced Coffee

This simple recipe is a great example of how you can take a basic batch of cold brew coffee and add in some flavoured creamer to bring some variety and new tastes to your coffee routine. This particular recipe calls for a hazelnut flavoured sugar-free creamer, but you could easily use whatever your favourite flavour may be, such as French vanilla or Mocha, for example. You can always mix things up and make it your own!

Iced Coffee Brewers

Brewing your iced coffee at home is a lot easier with the right equipment. Here are a couple of iced coffee brewers you should check out.

Primula Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker – For making big batches of cold brew coffee, this brewer from Primula has a 50oz carafe, making it perfect for keeping your fridge stocked up with fresh iced coffee.

Cool Gear BRU Single Serve Iced Coffee Brew System – Just need a single cup of iced coffee? This is the brewer for you. Comes with its own double-wall travel tumbler so you can just brew and go with ease.

Mugs & Tumblers for Iced Coffee

Once you’ve got your drink ready to serve, why not serve it with some style? Here are a couple of products that will keep your drink cool, and definitely have enough class to accompany even the fanciest iced coffee creations.

Asobu Insulated Gladiator Tumbler, Black & Copper – Now here’s a sophisticated travel mug that has as much durability as it does cool style. It’s double-wall stainless steel construction will keep your drinks cool from start to finish, and it’s big enough to hold a very generous serving of your favourite iced coffee drink.

Bodum Pavina Double-Wall Coffee Glass Set – These beautiful coffee glasses bring elegant styling and practical functionality to your coffee table. The double-wall glass construction provides plenty of insulation to keep things cold, and the crystal-clear glass shows off the layers of your fancy iced coffee drinks for all to see.

Keep Your Cool with Iced Coffee

With these recipes, tips, and tools at the ready, we’re sure that you’ll definitely enjoy sipping on some delicious iced coffee drinks this summer. These drinks are a great way to change up your morning coffee routine, especially on those hot and humid summer days. Now, go brew up something cool, and enjoy!

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Amazing Low Carb Lobster Recipes

Tasty Low Carb Lobster Recipes You’ve Got to Try

When it comes to seafood, lobster is definitely revered as one of the finest of all. It has a way of adding a sense of sophistication to many types of cuisine, and for low carb dieters it also fits perfectly as part of any weekly meal plan. In this article, we’ve gathered together a collection of the finest lobster recipes we could find, all made the low carb way.

Cooking with lobster may make some inexperienced chefs a bit nervous, but there’s no need to be apprehensive about trying these lobster recipes. Preparing lobster the right way is actually quite simple, and once you give it a shot we’re sure you’ll be eager to try it again and again.

Before we get to the recipes, we need to go through some helpful tips to buying a nice, fresh lobster, since it all starts with the type, and freshness of the Lobster.

How to Buy Fresh Lobster

When choosing a live lobster, there are a few key things that you’re going to want to watch out for to make sure you get a good one. Here are the essentials that you’ll need to check when choosing your fresh, live lobster.

Get a Feisty One – Lobsters that are active and move around are going to be fresher than those that are sluggish and slow. In general, the feistier they are, the better they will be.

Shell Hardness – As lobsters grow and mature, their shells harden. A simple squeeze on the sides of the main body will tell you how hard the shell is. If it is firm and solid, the lobster is more mature and will have a higher meat content.

Time of Year – Lobster season generally peaks about twice a year. You’ll find the freshest and best tasting lobsters for sale in the late spring and late fall, most of which tend to be caught in Canadian waters.

For a complete guide on how to buy a fresh lobster, we recommend checking out the great Lobster Buying Guide resources at LobsterAnywhere.com. They’ve put together a wealth of detailed information for lobster shoppers that is sure to be very helpful.

Now that you’re prepared to buy your lobster, let’s get right to the recipes! We’re going to start this list off with a recipe for making classic broiled lobster tails, which are probably one of the most recognizable dishes in the entire world of seafood cuisine.

Easy 10-Minute Lemon Garlic Butter Broiled Lobster Tails

This is perhaps the dish that you picture when you think of a lobster dinner. Two big lobster tails, with their bright red shells bursting with tender meat, it’s just about as good as it gets for seafood. This particular recipe ups the ante with a delicious lemon garlic butter for dipping that is just like the stuff you’ll find at the finest restaurants.

Low Carb Lobster Roll

If you’re familiar with the types of seafood dishes that are popular on the east coast of North America, then you likely know about the classic lobster roll. It’s a delectable creation that takes fresh lobster salad and piles it on a soft roll to create one of the best sandwiches you’ll ever taste. In this recipe, you’ll find a great low carb version of classic lobster salad that will go perfectly with your favourite low carb buns.

Easy Low Carb Lobster Bisque

A signature dish at many seafood and steak restaurants is lobster bisque. This hearty, rich soup is made to fit the low carb, keto, and paleo diets making it a perfect option for a wide range of meal plans. It can be ready in just 30 minutes and has an authentic taste that even the most discerning of seafood lovers will simply love.

Low Carb Lobster Alfredo

This list wouldn’t be complete without a beautiful low carb pasta dish, so we’ve found this recipe for low carb lobster alfredo that is super yummy and very low in carbs. It’s a rich and flavourful pasta dish that’s perfect for fancy or romantic dinners, and low carb and keto friendly.

BLT Lobster Roll Salad

Rounding out the list of amazing lobster recipes is this tasty twist on classic lobster salad. This recipe takes things to the next level by adding bacon in to the mix, and serves the whole thing nestled in fresh, crisp lettuce leaves. This recipe is low carb, keto, and paleo friendly, and also free of dairy, nuts and gluten, so it’ll fit in almost anyone’s low carb or keto diet.

Come Out of Your Shell with Lobster

While cooking with lobster isn’t something that you’d normally find in your average Canadian kitchen, there’s no reason for it to be reserved only for special occasions.

We’re pretty sure that once you start making recipes like these as part of your low carb meal plan, it’ll start becoming a much more common part of your lifestyle. Experiment with these recipes, try new things, and get creative.

Come out of your shell and have some fun with lobster this summer!