Oh my goodness, friends! Do I have some fabulousness to share with you today! I know we’re all busy with work, families, and life in general, but I’ve discovered the holy grail of simple, delicious, and healthy dinner solutions. Behold, 50 mouthwatering low carb dinner recipes that you can whip up in under an hour! Trust me, you’re going to want to save this list because not only are these low carb meals so packed with flavor and satisfying to the whole family, but they’re also designed to make you feel lighter and more energetic in no time.
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Say goodbye to the low carb recipe over-induced food comas we’ve all come to dread after a hearty supper. So, gather around, lovely people, as I take you on a culinary journey filled with new tastes, fresh ingredients, and oh-so-delicious low carb recipes that will rock your taste buds without breaking a sweat in the kitchen!
I get this question all the time. How do you stop eating carbs? Or, aren’t you starving all the time? and, Isn’t life depressing without any carbs?
Well, you don’t stop eating all carbs!
Right?! First of all, I’m not eliminating all carbs, just limiting the number of total carbs. Now, that number is definitely up to you, and if you have questions about your personal situation, I’d consult your doctor who knows you best. Not everything works for everyone as all of our bodies are different. However, personally, I feel better and have more energy especially when I limit the carbs, and cut out sugar and gluten. I’m also much less likely to binge on ice cream and desserts, and I do like my sweets.
🙋♀️ How many carbs should you have daily on a low carb diet?
Again, this is a question I’m asked often. As I said before, that number is up to you and your personal physician or nutritionist. So make an appointment to discuss your ideal numbers if you’d like.
I know people who are strict keto and stay 20 or less per day. Now personally, I can do that for a while, but it’s not sustainable. My general goal is to stay under 50 carbs per day, all the time watching to be sure the carbs I do consume are good, fresh, whole foods. Quality is huge!
That’s why it’s huge to have an arsenal of impressive low carb dinner ideas.
👩🍳 How can I make meals low in carbs?
Let’s get down to it! What kinds of meals are low in carbs?
Oh, honey! You won’t believe the number of delicious low carb recipes you can whip up in no time. Truly.
To start off, there are a ton of fabulous veggie-centric dishes, with zucchini noodles or riced cauliflower. How about a mouthwatering Cobb salad filled with fresh greens, grilled chicken, avocados, and blue cheese?
You can even get creative with spaghetti squash as a healthy twist on traditional pasta. Seafood lovers can delight in shrimp scampi or pan-seared salmon with a zesty lemon-butter sauce.
Now, if you’re more of a meat lover, there are countless options too! Consider making fajita lettuce wraps or eggplant rollatini with a scrumptious meat filling. Don’t forget about breakfast options too, like a delightful smoked salmon and avocado omelet or a spinach and cheese frittata. Absolutely delicious!
There are endless possibilities, mes amis! The key is to focus on high-quality proteins, healthy fats, and a rainbow of nutritious veggies that are low in carbs but packed with flavor. Trust me; you won’t even miss those pesky carbs with all these fantastic options!
🙋♂️ What can I have for dinner that’s low carb?
Well, if the ideas above aren’t enough, let me tell you about some more low carb dinner recipes that you can prepare in under an hour!
Think flavorful goat cheese and veggie stuffed chicken breasts, zesty lemon thyme pork chops with a side of roasted Brussels sprouts, or succulent roast beef with steamed broccoli.
For something on the lighter side, consider making a delicious tuna Nicoise salad or a Chinese-inspired lettuce wrap with ground turkey and a sweet and sour sauce.
The possibilities are endless; all you need to do is get creative in the kitchen.
🥳 50 low carb dinner recipes ready in under an hour!!
Give me specifics! Is that what you’re saying? Okay, I hear you! I’ve compiled a list here following of some of the best low carb recipes you can make in under an hour. I’ve tried to go for variety and flavor, and I know you’re going to love this selection.
🍗 Low Carb Recipes: Chicken
Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Here are some of the best low carb chicken recipes that you can make in under an hour.
Get ready for the most scrumptious, low carb meal you're going to love - tender teriyaki chicken and broccoli paired with fluffy cauliflower rice. Packed with nutrients and mouthwatering flavors, you'll be the unstoppable superhero of the dinner table.
Forget take-out, this Keto Kung Pao Chicken tastes so much better & it's low carb. This recipe has the classic salty, sweet, & spicy combination with chicken, peanuts, & vegetables & it all comes together in just 30 minutes.
Whip up a scrumptious, low-carb, Southwest-style chicken bowl with cauliflower rice in just minutes, packed with zesty flavors, juicy chicken, and wholesome veggies – your family will be begging for more!
This is simply the best grilled chimichurri chicken you’ll make. Double up the flavors by marinating chicken in chimichurri sauce plus spoon a generous amount of the vibrant green sauce on top on juicy grilled tender chicken.
You're going to absolutely adore this mouthwatering Instant Pot Butter Chicken with Cauliflower Rice - it's a scrumptious, low-carb delight packed with protein, fiber, and heavenly Indian spices that will make your tongue happy and fill your home with the warmest aromatic symphony! Trust me, your whole family will keep coming back for seconds!
Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad is the perfect healthy meal. Made with no mayo, it's high in protein, low fat, and low carb. It's great for weight loss, and cubed or shredded chicken is so easy & yummy! Keep it to a keto diet, with no fruit, or make it with apples! Serve it on a bed of lettuce for a fabulous lunch or dinner.
Mediterranean Sheet Pan Chicken with marinated chicken thighs, fresh vegetables, olives cherry tomatoes, and chunks of feta cheese makes for the freshest, most flavorful easy dinner recipe! With a simple drizzle of olive oil, this healthy meal is easy to prepare for a simple weeknight dinner.
Made with tender homemade Italian chicken meatballs topped with marinara sauce and plenty of melted mozzarella cheese, this one-pan recipe for Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs will satisfy your comfort food cravings!
Yogurt Marinated Chicken is the perfect way to grill chicken to create a tender, juicy, and flavor-packed meal. The creamy yogurt and warm, rich spices mixed together create a nice marinade for summer grilling!
Get ready for a mouthwatering and healthy meal, with this amazing Keto Chili with Bacon - packed full of nutritious goodness, zesty flavors, and sizzling savory bacon to create the ultimate comfort food experience while keeping you on track and fabulous.
Are you ready to savor the traditional and delicious flavors of Georgian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, filled to the brim with healthy veggies and delightfully fresh herbs? Topped with a tomato-based sauce and a dollop of sour cream, this winter comfort dish will make your family's mealtime truly unforgettable!
Treat your taste buds to the ULTIMATE Easy Keto Sloppy Joes. Packed with mouthwatering flavors, nutritious low-carb ingredients, and oh-so-satisfying meatiness, they're just perfect for keeping the whole family healthy and happy.
You're going to adore this scrumptious Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon recipe! It's sugar-free and has all the delightful, zesty flavors packed in; your taste buds will dance with joy! Plus, it's so simple and quick to whip up – your dinner guests will surely be impressed. Time to put that air fryer to work and create some healthy, mouth-watering magic.
If you are looking for a healthy and delicious Mexican-inspired meal that the whole family will love, look no further than these Fish Taco Bowls. The combination of spices and homemade sauce provides a flavorful punch that is sure to please everyone at the table.
With a simple lemon garlic butter sauce, these Pan Seared Scallops are guaranteed to be the highlight of any dinner. Top with some fresh lemon juice, and serve with a side of grilled asparagus or other veggie. This recipe is easy to make, with just a few ingredients – and it’s ready in 20 minutes!
Get ready to whip up a mouthwatering, unbelievably delicious yet oh-so-healthy Spanish-style Keto Paella with Cauliflower Rice the whole family will adore! Tantalize your taste buds with fabulous flavors of shrimp, chorizo, paprika, and roasted garlic together, all while keeping it low-carb and wholesome.
Pan-seared Cod and Zucchini Noodles in a rich and creamy turmeric sauce with sun-dried tomatoes is a healthy, quick, and easy healthy fish dish. This low carb dinner is ready in 30 minutes and packed with flavor!
Fried Cabbage with Bacon is a delicious and economical side dish featuring green cabbage sautéed in bacon fat along with red bell peppers and onions. Try this flavourful and budget-friendly side dish today and you’ll see why it’s one of the most popular cabbage recipes.
You won't believe the amazing flavor packed in every spoonful of Explorer Momma's Creamy Keto Italian Sausage Soup - a delicious blend of juicy sausage, nourishing spinach and veggies, and silky cream cheese broth that's so easy to make and perfect for keeping everyone filled and healthy!
These super simple and delicious Chicken Sausage Zucchini Boats recipe is a light, low carb dinner that’s great for busy weeknights. With a simple veggie and sausage filling flavored with garlic, sun dried tomatoes and Italian cheeses, these stuffed zucchini are a family fave!
Discover the joy of making this mouth watering and wholesome Crustless Keto Quiche, brimming with savory sausage and nutrient-rich kale, in just a few simple steps. It's the perfect no-fuss meal to delight your whole family while keeping those carbs in check - a true wonder-weaver in your kitchen!
Bringing an old fashioned curried sausages recipe into the new millennium. This recipe for sausage curry recipe is low in carbs (3g net carbs) and so simple to make. Ready in just 30 minutes for the perfect midweek comfort food dish.
This delicious low-carb keto turkey meatloaf is a great way to enjoy comfort food while still staying healthy! Made with powdered pork rinds instead of bread crumbs, it's packed full of flavor and protein. This simple recipe is sure to be a hit with the whole family - why not give it a try tonight?
An easy Roasted Cauliflower Soup (Keto) recipe that is creamy and full of deep, delicious flavor. This low-carb soup is rich, satisfying, and velvety in texture - the perfect blend of a few simple ingredients.
This paleo Egg Roll in a Bowl is a super quick and easy weeknight dinner that’s a true crowd pleaser. It is made with ground chicken or turkey, shredded vegetables and cauliflower rice, and topped with spicy and refreshing mayo-sriracha sauce.
These Zucchini Roll Ups are a healthy alternative to traditional lasagna, but with all the deliciously cheesy flavor you love!
💭 Top tip
As a mom of picky kids and with several specific diets in the family, I understand that cooking can be frustrating, especially when cooking for a crowd. That’s why it helps to remember that any recipe is just a suggestion-you’re free to change it up if you need to!
Whether you have a dietary restriction or simply want to substitute ingredients based on your family preferences, don’t be afraid to make adjustments!
With the right tips and tricks, like using alternative flours or sweeteners and adjusting spices and herbs, you can easily create delicious meals that fit your lifestyle. You never know; those changes may even end up being the best part of the meal!
😋 From almond flour tortilla chips to turkey meatballs
We hope that this collection of amazing and quick low carb dinner ideas will help you make healthy, nutritious meals without sacrificing time or taste. With these foolproof recipes, and a bit of fresh parsley or some grated parmesan, you can quickly and easily make meals that are low in carbohydrates and high in flavor.
All of the recipes take less than an hour to prepare, making them perfect for busy weeknights and lazy weekends alike. Each easy recipe is full of fresh ingredients and satisfying flavors that your entire family will love. So don’t be afraid to try something new – start cooking these delicious low carb dinner ideas today!
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