With websites such as Pinterest, it’s easy to find recipes for almost anything, including low-carb meals. Just one search and I was able scroll through hundreds of mouth-watering recipes in a matter of minutes.
But what I’ve come to find is that many of the low-carb, high protein meals require many steps. Or the list of ingredients feels like a mile long. This makes the idea of eating healthier short lived. Sure, it’s okay to make a complicated recipe every now and again. But keeping things simple sure makes it much easier for everyone, especially the cook!
These eight recipes are the whole package. They are healthy, easy to make, low-carb, high in protein and perfect for busy weeknight dinners. Let’s eat!
1. Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo
This shrimp and sausage gumbo is an easy one-pot recipe and is said to taste just like authentic New Orleans gumbo.
Recipe: Trimmed & Toned
2. Tempeh Bread Sandwich
There are all kinds of specialty breads on the market, but most of them won’t save you the carbs. So rather than making a sandwich with bread, why not use Tempeh? It’s packed with protein. Add veggies like roasted peppers, guacamole and greens and you’ll take making a healthy sandwich to whole new level.
Recipe: Muscle For Life
3. Slow Cooker Pepperoni and Chicken
This recipe is a carb-friendly meat lovers dream. Using turkey pepperoni instead of its full-fat counterpart, this recipe will keep your waist trim and your tummy happy.
4. Stir-Fry Sesame Chicken
This savory stir-fry recipe includes bold, juicy veggies like sliced bell peppers and tender green beans. Add chicken strips, and the meat is said to absorb the vegetables’ wonderful flavors. Complete the dish by topping it with scrumptious scallions, cilantro, and a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds.
Recipe: Skinny Ms
5. Easy Jalapeño Shrimp Veggie Bake
This recipe is not only low-carb, but grain free and super simple to make. Seasonal vegetables and lean protein are paired with herbs and spices before being baked to perfection.
Recipe: Cotter Crunch
6. 10 Minute Portabello Mushroom Pizzas
Who knew pizza could be so healthy? Using portobello mushrooms instead of traditional crust, this recipe hits all the marks: low-carb, high in protein, and easy to make.
Recipe: Cafe Delites
7. Mexican Grilled Flank Steak Salad With Honey Lime Dressing
This recipe combines spiced grilled flank steak, charred corn, grilled onions, creamy avocado and it’s all topped with a zingy honey lime dressing. And it’s easy to make either inside on the stove or outside on the grill.
Recipe: Fox & Briar
8. One Pan Lemon Thyme Chicken Asparagus
This recipe is not only healthy, but it is low-carb, whole 30, paleo and family friendly. Even better, it’s one of those ‘one pan’ meals, which means cleaning up couldn’t be much easier.
Recipe: Cafe Delites