7 Low-Carb Recipes for Weight Loss

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If you’re looking for some easy and delicious low-carb recipes that can help you lose weight, you’ve come to the right place. Low-carb diets have been shown to be effective in reducing body fat, improving blood sugar levels, and lowering the risk of chronic diseases¹. However, low-carb doesn’t have to mean boring or bland. You can still enjoy a variety of flavors and cuisines while keeping your carbs in check. To help you with that, we’ve compiled these 7 low-carb recipes for weight loss, including healthy dinner recipes and vegetarian recipes, plus some sides. All of these dishes have less than 15 grams of carbs per serving and are packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats to keep you satisfied and energized.

1. Cheesy Zucchini and Chicken “Enchiladas”

This recipe from Food Network² is a clever way to enjoy the taste of enchiladas without the tortillas. Instead of using corn or flour wraps, you use thin slices of zucchini to roll up the chicken and cheese filling. This cuts down the carbs to just 10 grams per serving while boosting your intake of vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants from the zucchini. The enchiladas are baked in a spicy tomato sauce and topped with more cheese for a gooey and satisfying meal.

2. Salmon-Stuffed Avocados

If you love avocados, you’ll love this recipe from EatingWell. It features fresh salmon mixed with Greek yogurt, lemon juice, dill, and capers, stuffed into halved avocados. The result is a creamy and flavorful filling that pairs perfectly with the buttery avocado flesh. Each serving has only 9 grams of carbs, but a whopping 24 grams of protein and 29 grams of healthy fats. This dish is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for your heart, brain, and skin.

3. Garlic Butter Steak Bites and Zucchini Noodles

This recipe from Eatwell101 is a low-carb version of steak and pasta that will make your mouth water. The steak bites are cooked in a garlic butter sauce until tender and juicy, then served over spiralized zucchini noodles that are lightly sautéed in the same pan. The zucchini noodles have a similar texture to spaghetti but with much fewer carbs and more fiber. Each serving has only 8 grams of carbs, but 28 grams of protein and 18 grams of fat.

4. Sausage and Cauliflower Rice Skillet

This recipe from Eat This Not That is a one-pot wonder that’s easy to make and easy to clean up. It features ground sausage cooked with onion, garlic, bell pepper, and cauliflower rice (which is simply grated cauliflower that resembles rice). The cauliflower rice adds bulk and nutrients to the dish, without adding too many carbs. You can season the dish with your favorite spices, such as cumin, paprika, or oregano. Each serving has only 9 grams of carbs, but 19 grams of protein and 15 grams of fat.

5. Roasted Broccoli with Lemon-Garlic Vinaigrette

This recipe from EatingWell is a simple and tasty side dish that goes well with any protein source. The broccoli florets are roasted in the oven until crisp and browned, then tossed with a tangy lemon-garlic vinaigrette that adds a burst of flavor. The vinaigrette also contains olive oil, which provides healthy monounsaturated fats that can lower cholesterol levels and inflammation. Each serving has only 8 grams of carbs, but 4 grams of protein and 7 grams of fat.

6. Spinach & Mushroom Quiche

This recipe from EatingWell is a vegetarian-friendly option that’s perfect for breakfast or brunch. The quiche crust is made with almond flour instead of wheat flour, which reduces the carbs and adds more protein and fiber. The quiche filling is made with eggs, cheese, spinach, mushrooms, onion, and garlic, which provide a balanced mix of protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Each slice has only 9 grams of carbs, but 14 grams of protein and 18 grams of fat.

7. Strawberry-Chocolate Greek Yogurt Bark

This recipe from Food Network is a low-carb dessert that’s easy to make and fun to eat. It’s basically frozen Greek yogurt mixed with strawberries and chocolate chips, spread on a baking sheet and broken into pieces. Greek yogurt provides protein and calcium, while strawberries provide vitamin C and antioxidants. The chocolate chips add a touch of sweetness and indulgence, but you can use dark chocolate for less sugar and more flavonoids. Each piece has only 6 grams of carbs, but 4 grams of protein and 3 grams of fat.

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