Learn More About The Low Carb Lifestyle
Fish and seafood are a great way for low carb dieters to get many of the nutrients they need, including essential Omega-3 fats, Vitamin D, and lean, healthy protein. Fish is also a great option for low carbers that want to cut down on their red meat consumption, or those who follow both a low carb and low calorie diet. Check out these delicious low carb fish and seafood recipes!
Low Carb Salmon Puff
Try this quick and easy salmon recipe for a delicious, filling dinner. With Bakesquick biscuits, you won’t even notice the meal is low carb.
Fish & “Chips”
Splurge on this low carb meal the whole family will love. With low carb beer batter and oven roasted, parmesan encrusted zucchini “chips”, enjoy this comfort food favourite.
Perfect for date night hors d’oeuvres, this spicy, sweet, and tangy sauce can be whipped up in less than ten minutes, and is sure to impress.
NB: Modified from http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/shrimp_cocktail/ and http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2008/06/shrimp-cocktail-recipe-with-low-sugar.html.
Low Carb Crab Cakes
These delightful appetizers are perfect for a dinner party of backyard BBQ. Serve them with a sauce of your choice and watch everyone come back for seconds.
NB: This is pretty much how I usually make crab cakes, subbing panko for the crackers, but I based it on http://www.chatelaine.com/recipe/seafood/classic-crab-cakes/ and http://deadspin.com/how-to-make-crab-cakes-that-actually-taste-like-crab-490509621.
High protein and low fat, chicken is a great center to any meal. Being high in zinc, calcium, niacin, magnesium, and selenium, chicken helps keep your heart healthy, improves immunity, and keeps your bones strong. And because it helps build muscle and increases energy, it’s a delicious way to help you power through your workout. Try out these filling chicken dinners and see why you don’t need carbs to love dinner time.
Broccoli Chicken Divan
This creamy, cheesy casserole uses low carb, gluten free flour to create a crunchy topping that will keep you sated.
This yummy dinner is a great and easy way to use up a leftover rotisserie chicken, and can be made in less than 30 minutes. Great for when you have little time but lots of hunger.
Once considered a food to be avoided, beef is now recognized as heart-healthy and beneficial in moderation. This is because almost half of the fat in beef is monounsaturated – similar to the fat in olive oil – and the remaining saturated fat actually helps lower your cholesterol. That’s good news for low carbers, as beef is packed with iron, zinc, and vitamin B, and can be enjoyed in hundreds of different ways.
Beef Not Stroganoff
Classic beef stroganoff is given a low carb twist! This creamy, hearty dish has been a classic for decades, and with one taste you’ll see why.
Chinese Beef and Broccoli
This easy recipe can be made in less than 45 minutes, and is so delicious, with one bite you won’t miss take out night again!
NB: Adapted from http://www.examiner.com/article/low-carb-chinese-new-year-recipe-beef-and-broccoli
Roast Beef Salad with Crispy Onions
This easy lunch is the perfect way to use up last night’s leftover roast beef, and with nuts, bacon, and a creamy blue cheese dressing, it will keep you full until dinner.
NB: No recipe here, I just make this a lot and realized it was practically low carb.
Low Carb Chili con Carne
Rich, warming and totally satisfying, this is the ultimate winter dinner, and a great option for a casual dinner with friends. Break out the low carb beer and enjoy!
NB: Mostly adapted from http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3228/chilli-con-carne and here
Despite its high fat reputation – likely inherited from pork’s fattier cousins bacon and ham – lean pork is actually lower in fat than chicken. It’s also high in riboflavin, potassium, zinc, and Vitamin B, making it a great alternative for those counting calories as well as carbs. Pairing well with both sweet and savoury dressings and glazes, you’re sure to find meal ideas to suit your taste. Check out these satisfying dinner ideas.
Peach Glazed Pork Roast
This classic recipe is perfect for company or a traditional Sunday roast. Pair with lightly steamed green beans, roasted fennel, or creamy spinach for a can’t miss dinner.
Spicy Sausage and Cheddar Stuffing
Perfect as a Thanksgiving side dish, this savoury dish is delicious enough to be eaten year round. Cheesy, meaty, with just the right amount of spice, this side is sure to be a hit.
There’s nothing better than arriving home to the smell of slow cooked pulled pork. This Southern favorite is even better as leftovers, so make a double batch!
NB: Adapted from http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2009/10/slow-cooker-recipe-for-pulled-pork-with.html and http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/04/slow-cooker-pulled-pork.html
Vegetarians may find it difficult when first shifting to a low carb diet. However, with a little bit of planning, you can easily meet all of your nutritional needs without feeling hungry or depleted of energy. A diet featuring protein-rich vegetables like leafy greens, lower carb beans, and mushrooms, meat substitutes such as tempeh, seitan, and tofu, and nuts and seeds can give you the nutrients you need without ever getting bored.
Zucchini and Feta Fritters
Flax seed and coconut flour bind these savory fritters and boost the protein. Perfect for a weekday lunch or midday snack.
Dottie’s Cream of Mushroom Soup
This family favourite is a perfect low key lunch, but can also be used in a host of other recipes, like casseroles, chicken and beef dinners, and low carb pasta salads.
This classic French soup is given a low carb twist by substituting cauliflower for potato, without sacrificing flavour. Can be served hot or cold.
NB: Adapted from http://www.food.com/recipe/anthony-bourdains-les-halles-vichyssoise-136057 and http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/recipes/cauliflower-vichyssoise/article649494/
For meals centered around a meat dish or a protein-rich meatless alternative, these quick and easy sides are a delicious way to make a meal feel complete. Perfect for jazzing up a regular family dinner or a special occasion. Pair these sides with steak, roast pork, grilled chicken or steamed fish for a dinner that will have you saying, “Who needs carbs?”
Green Beans with Creamy Mushroom Sauce
A fresh take on an old classic, this delightful casserole is the perfect addition to any meal or get together. Crisp beans and creamy mushrooms pair so well, you won’t notice it’s healthy!
Gone are the days when living low carb meant foregoing your favourite pasta dinner. There are now a host of low carb pastas and noodles, including Carba-Nada, Miracle Noodle, Fiber Gourmet, and Dixie Diner – perfect with a Walden Farms Pasta Sauce. Or if you’re more adventurous, try making your own fresh pasta, and pair with a homemade sauce with ground beef or grilled chicken.
Homemade Low Carb Pasta
This deceptively simple pasta will taste like it’s fresh from the Italian delicatessen. Toss with a fresh sauce and serve with grilled chicken or meatballs.
Creamy Bacon Carbonara
Creamy, salty, and deceptively simple, this Italian pasta dish is delicious, satisfying, and a sure hit for kids and adults alike.
NB: Mostly http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1052/ultimate-spaghetti-carbonara