Comfort food doesn’t have to be full of carbs. This Low Carb Sausage and Spinach Casserole tastes like a delicious lasagna, but by skipping the noodles, you save all those unnecessary carbs. It’s not short on flavor, though! With sausage, spinach, peppers, onions and lots of cheese, your whole family will love it whether they’re on a low carb diet or not! It’s just one of our simple low carb meals that we can eat again and again.
Buffalo chicken lettuce wraps are a light, low carb meal that you can make in a flash in the Instant Pot. Use the chicken filling for these wraps if you’re watching the carbs, or put them on sandwich buns for an equally delicious option. Even the kids love this healthy meal!
I don’t know why, but for some reason, I always end up accidentally overdoing it on the carbs during the winter. Maybe it’s all of the holidays. Maybe it’s my subconscious telling me that it’s time to hibernate. Who knows? But now that the weather has started getting warmer, and the sky has started getting lighter, I’ve been back to craving food that’s lighter, too. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find the time to make simple low carb meals, especially for lunch. So, I’ve been on the hunt for easy ways to make lunchtime a little less bread-heavy and a lot more refreshing. If you, too, have been looking for lunch ideas that will fill you up without carbs bogging you down, this list of 18 Easy Low Carb Lunch Ideas is sure to help! Whether you’re on a strict low-carb diet, or you’re just looking to lighten up your lunches, you’re sure to find something delicious that you can make with even the busiest of schedules.
I don’t know about you, but when winter arrives, I want to get under a big thick blanket and eat lots of carbs. Yikes! One of my favorite comfort foods is soup (of all kinds), so soup is a go-to dish for me when it’s cold outside. Instead of soups filled with starches and grains, however, this year, I’m sticking to my favorite low carb soup recipes to get me through the frosty days and nights ahead. They’re warm, comforting and very filling. You’ll never miss the carbs!
When you’re low carbing and all you can think about is pizza, you don’t have to miss out. This low carb pizza casserole is crustless but still packs a lot of flavor because it’s filled with your favorite toppings (and lots of cheese). You won’t even miss the pizza crust… Promise!
You’re craving that diner classic: a big, juicy BLT sandwich. But, alas, you’re watching your carbs, and you know that two slices of bread would throw off your diet for several days. Get your bacon, lettuce and tomato fix with a lower-carb alternative: a BLT wrap! These wraps use low-carb tortillas so you can enjoy your favorite sandwich without the guilt.
You woke up a few minutes late, you’re starving, but you don’t have a lot of time for breakfast. And when you’re low carbing, grabbing something through the drive-thru is out the question. What can you throw together in just a few minutes that will fill you up for hours? A low carb breakfast burrito with sausage and peppers! This is one of our favorite low carb breakfast ideas because it’s quick, it’s easy and it’s filling.
When I know I’m going to have a busy day, I turn to my crock pot. I can pile the ingredients in the slow cooker and go about my day playing with the kiddo, working and catching up on chores. So when my husband started low carbing, I knew I’d need to find some go-to recipes for the slow cooker for those busy days. If you’re looking for the same thing, these low carb crock pot recipes will be as much of a lifesaver to you as they are to me. Enjoy!
Want to indulge in something sweet without ruining your low carb diet? You’re in luck! Plenty of desserts allow you to satisfy your sweet tooth without consuming loads of carbs that will only end up in disappointment on the scale in a few days. Try these low carb desserts to get your sweet fix!
Starting a new diet or lifestyle change can be extremely difficult, especially when it restricts what you can and can’t eat. The low carb diet (whether it’s Atkins, South Beach or some other variation) is no exception. As you start out on this adventure, it might seem a bit intimidating. But, don’t let the challenge scare you! This shopping list will help you stock up so that when mealtimes roll around, you’ll have something to fall back on.
You may have guessed by now that I’m a big fan of stuffed peppers. They’re filling, flavorful and taste even better as leftovers. But most stuffed pepper recipes include rice, and that’s a deal breaker on a low-carb diet. The good news is that they’re just as delicious without the rice. If you’re looking for an easy, delicious recipe for low carb stuffed peppers, here it is.
My husband is still rocking the low-carb lifestyle while I’m struggling to keep up, but one thing that he says helps him stay on track is trying new and interesting recipes. I love cooking pork chops in the crock pot (they make for simple low carb meals), and last week, I thought I’d try making our favorite Asian pork chop recipe a little more low-carb friendly. Here’s our lighter (carb-wise) version of Crock Pot Asian pork chops. Enjoy!
I love porkchops in the crock pot. They get so tender that they fall apart, and letting them simmer for hours injects a lot of flavor into the meat. Unfortunately, lots of crock pot recipes use cans of soup–cream of something or other– and those are not carb-friendly. These low carb crock pot pork chops don’t need any soup. They’re full of flavor, tender and moist, and one of our go-to simple low carb meals. Give them a try!
A few weeks ago, I scoured the web for low-carb appetizers to make for our friends’ Super Bowl party. And while I didn’t make them then, I pinned some yummy-looking mozzarella sticks to try later. And I’m so glad that I did! Here’s how you can make your own low carb mozzarella sticks without bread crumbs.
Do you know what I miss the most when eating low carb? It isn’t the sweets, although I do miss some sugary treats. But I’m more of a savory foods person. I miss my favorite comfort foods, especially soup. I decided to make one of my favorites–stuffed pepper soup–a little more carb friendly, and it’s seriously one of the most simple low carb meals you can make.
I love a good Philly cheesesteak sandwich. Unfortunately, all that bread (warm, delicious bread…) isn’t very carb-friendly. The good news is that you can throw just about anything into an omelet for a low carb option. Here’s the low-down on how to make your own yummy, cheesy Philly cheesesteak omelet (and yes, it’s one word).
Since everyone is sharing their favorite appetizers this week in anticipation of the Super Bowl in a little less than two weeks, I thought I’d share one of our favorites. These turkey and sausage meatballs are wonderful–savory, plump, moist…and cheesy. Yep, there’s lots of cheddar packed into every bite. The best part is that they’re low carb.
Last week, I wanted to make riced cauliflower, but unfortunately, we didn’t have any of the fresh stuff. We often by frozen bags of cauliflower for steaming in the microwave, so I wondered if I could still make riced cauliflower despite the moisture from the frozen stuff. I did, and it was delicious.
Since we are eating low carb, I’m trying to find healthier versions of our favorite comfort foods. One of my husband’s favorite dishes is meatloaf, so I knew he’d be thrilled to find a meatloaf recipe that wasn’t full of breadcrumbs. Little did I know that our toddler would love them, too.
As I mentioned before, we’re low carbing to get healthier this year. And I think the secret to success for me will be trying new food combinations to keep things interesting. A couple of days ago, I made stuffed peppers, and we had leftovers. My smart husband said, “Why don’t you use the left over stuffed peppers to make an omelet?” So I did. And let me tell you, it was delicious. But, just in case you don’t have any leftover stuffed peppers (they make for simple low carb meals), here’s how you can make them from scratch.