Flavor always wins out in our house, and I’m not interested in sacrificing taste to drop a couple pounds.
Enter…low carb dinner recipes!
Don’t let the drive through get you down. It is possible to eat food that tastes amazing AND lose weight!
We all know excess carbohydrates are the enemy when it comes to packing on the extra pounds.
You can read more about that here if you’re interested. 😉
While these recipes ARE NOT COMPLETELY SUGAR FREE, (which may disappoint the strictest keto dieters), they are significantly lower carb dinner recipes.
Don’t you just love it when you can have you cake and eat it too? Well, not real cake…but you know what I mean. 😉
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Let’s get to it!
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#1) Low Carb Cashew Chicken Recipe from Keto Connect
#2) Low Carb Mongolian Beef Stir Fry from I Heart Umami
Ginger, garlic, and chili peppers make the flavor absolutely explode on this stir fry dish! With only a 10 minute cook time it is going to be one of your go to quick weenight meals.
This really is one of the best mongolian beef recipes out there, reviewed by 23 people on Pinterest with a 4.5/5 stars. You gotta give this low carb dinner recipe a try!
#3) Prosciutto Wrapped Cod With Lemon Caper Spinach from Kit’s Costal
This was love at first bite FOR SURE! A beautiful combination of crunch, salt, and tang. Yum-o! Kit wraps fresh cod fillets and cooks in a buttered cast iron skillet. It is so pretty served on top of the tangy lemon caper spinach. Easy AND delicious.
I’m feeling a good show, and a girls night in centered around this tasty recipe! You too? Come over around 7.
#4) Meatball Parmesan Casserole from Mrs Happy Homemaker
Low carb comfort food kinda seems like an oxymoron right? Welp, Mrs. Happy Homemaker is here to re-write the rules. She takes some serious short cuts from the store to bring the cheesy, meaty marinara dish to you.
It’s a low carb dinner recipe the whole family can enjoy.
One quick note…you will find a decent amount of sugar in a lot of store bought marinara sauces. You can always search for keto friendly red sauce like this one.
Looks like the perfect low carb week night meal recipe if you ask me!
#5) Creamy Honey Mustard Chicken With Crispy Bacon by Cafe Delights
This recipe is simple, fast (only 10 minutes to prep) and OH SO CREAMY. It’s has a flavor packed cream sauce that is topped beautifully with crunchy bacon!
Spoiler alert- it does contain a small amount of honey.
If you are against small amounts of natural sweeteners you can use a sugar free honey substitute such as this one. Great work Karina!
#6) 20 Minute Shrimp & Sausage Skillet from Trina’s Paleo Newbie
This recipe is surf and turf, bayou style! A quick fix full of flavor and texture. This low carb dinner recipe uses the holy trinity of southern cooking (bell pepper, onion, and celery).
This recipe brings in a variety of flavors and textures to spice up your weeknight meals. It won’t disappoint.
#7 Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu from Skinny Taste
Yum. Forget rolling each individual chicken breast and putting in the oven for an hour. This simple skillet chicken cordon bleu is so much easier to make and tastes just as flavorful!
In her recipe she calls for dredging the breasts in 1/4 cup of four, I used almond flour instead and thought they tasted amazing!
#8) Beef & Cabbage Stir Fry from Budget Bites
Not only delicious and low carb, this beef and cabbage stir fry boasts the popular gut healing ingredient of cabbage. It’s crunch, salty, and filling.
You can use it as a filling for egg rolls or as a main dish as well. So good!
#9) Green Chili Chicken Bake from The Pinning Mama
Green chilis and cream cheese? Yep, I’m in. This is easy to prep, and a quick bake in the oven. It’s a perfect week night meal and packed full of flavor.
It’s a great alternative to high carbohydrate green chili chicken enchiladas. It’s low carb dinner recipe comfort food.
#11) Mini Meatloaf Pepper Rings from Diary of a Recipe Collector
These mini meatloaf rings are flavorful, full of nutrients and perfectly packaged. They help keep appropriate portion control in check (more on that here).
#10) Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Chicken from Cafe Delights
Such powerful flavor in these stuffed chicken breasts. You’ll never pan fry a plain chicken breast again. They are a wonderful mix of crunchy & creamy.
What a great way to sneak some spinach into the kids! 😛
#12) Baked Chicken Tenders Low Carb Dinner Recipe from The Chunky Chef
There’s nothing chunky about these to-die-for baked chicken tenders! These are dredged in butter, and rolled in a combination of cheese and spices. Ummmmm, not sure how any of that could be bad!?
This chicken tender recipe is free of flour breading, and has one of the highest recipe review ratings on Pinterest!
One More Thing…
When it comes to low carb dinner and keto diets, remember that a good helping of common sense is always a good idea. Practical portion control will keep you on track to your weight loss goals.
Cheers to that!
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