Dishes categorized as low-carb recipes on this website have no (or minimal) grains, starchy vegetables, or fruits that are high in carbohydrates. On the other hand, I have included non-starchy vegetables (here’s a list), animal-based proteins, nuts, seeds, and low-carb fruits.
These recipes may or may not be appropriate for you, depending on how low your carbohydrate intake is. (Technically, any sort of food could fit into a low-carb diet, though you’d have to cut extremely tiny portions for higher-carb options.)
Those following a very low carbohydrate diet (20-50 g of net carbohydrate per day) will need to modify some of the recipes. This dietary pattern is often referred to as a keto diet. Some of the recipes below that fit this way of eating have “keto” in the title, though not all do.
One of the biggest areas of confusion I encounter when talking low-carb with people is which veggies are high in carbs. Some vegetables, like rutabaga, have moderate carb content and fall into a gray area. To make things simple, here are some common high-carb veggies that don’t align well with this way of eating:
- Sweet potatoes and yams
- Winter squashes (including pumpkin)
IMVHO, one of the biggest benefits of low-carb for weight loss over calorie-focused approaches is that you don’t have to count! Some people have great success with this approach simply by refraining from certain foods. Though it’s not how I lost weight, low-carb is considered one of the evidence-based strategies for weight management.
My family enjoys many meals that happen to be low-carb.
Here are a few of our favorite low-carb recipes:
- Frozen Chicken Wings in Air Fryer (Buffalo Wings!)
- Keto Zucchini Boats with Chorizo
- Easiest Deviled Eggs with Chipolte Lime Mayo
And here are the most recent recipes in this category: