If you’re looking to lose a few pounds then cutting down on your carbohydrate intake is a great start to that diet. Keep in mind, though, that you can’t replace that carb-shaped hole in your diet with bad fats. Focus instead on lean protein, healthy fats and exercise.
Felling a bit daunted? Here are 16 great low carb recipes to get you started:
1. Chocolate Chip Cookies
You don’t need to cut out every treat to be healthy. These low carb cookies are both sugar free and very tasty.
2. Zero carb cheesy egg crisps
It can be hard to find low carb snacks that are both tasty and simple. These cheesy egg chips tick both boxes.
3. Tuna Patties
If you’re worried about a low carb diet damaging your bank balance then these tuna patties are for you. Very cheap to make, most of the ingredients will be in your cupboards already.
4. Broccoli Cheese Bites
These little bakes are a great potato substitute for those nights where you’re craving a good jersey royal with butter.
5. Beef stuffed courgette
The great thing about this recipe is that you can easily swap out any of the ingredients for things you like more.
6. Spinach and mushroom smothered chicken
Super moist chicken, tasty spinach and all those mushrooms. This is a great burst of protein and low on carbs too.
7. Cauliflower shepherd’s pie
Sometimes you just need comfort food and shepherd’s pie is one of those foods. By swapping out mashed potato for cauliflower you can still have the comfort but without the carbs.
8. Cheesy chicken stuffed peppers
If you’re craving something Mexican then these peppers are a great start. Add some chili for something a little spicier.
9. No tortilla chicken enchiladas
Another great recipe for all the Mexican food lovers, this bake is so yummy you forgot you’re missing the tortillas.
10. Egg muffins
Perfect for breakfast, these little egg muffins are super filling and will keep you going till lunch.
11. Creamy broccoli bacon bake
If you love pasta bake then this creamy broccoli bacon bake could be the perfect dish for you. Low on carbs and high on taste, this bake is great as a meal or as a side.
12. Prawn scampi with courgette noodles
This recipe might take a little prep, but boy is it worth it. Destroy those noodle cravings with this low carb alternative. Great as a lunch or dinner.
13. Bacon wrapped avocados
You can’t beat bacon, it’s one of the best things ever. These little bacon wrapped avocados are really versatile – use them as a snack, side or even starter.
14. Low carb lasagna
Another great recipe for those worried about missing their favourite foods. You’ll hardly even miss the pasta!
15. Buffalo chicken soup
Looking for something yummy, and low carb, to eat for lunch? Make up a big batch of this gorgeous chicken soup and your lunch will be sorted for the week.
16. Protein brownies
Need a chocolate fix? These brownies are guilt-free at 85 calories each. Perfect for a Friday night treat.