Once you decide to start eating low carb, staying low carb is not as easy as it might seem.
A low carb diet can get boring pretty quick if you don’t have enough variety in your diet.
The best way to get variety is to try out new foods and new recipes!
Here are 40 delicious low carb recipes that will keep you motivated and inspired to stay on track with your low carb weight loss efforts.
Low Carb Breakfasts
1. Cinnamon Toasted Coconut Cereal
When you go low carb, most people don’t expect to be able to eat cereal again. This recipe allows you to enjoy cereal because instead of carb and sugar filled processed cereal, it’s made out of coconut! You only need 5 ingredients to make this delicious recipe.
2. Chocolate Hazelnut Protein Waffles
Not only are these wonderful waffles low carb, they are gluten free as well. Waffles make the start to any day great. Yum!
3. Flourless Egg and Cottage Cheese Savory Breakfast Muffin
These muffins are flourless, meatless, nutritious, and delicious. The recipe makes 12 small muffins. They keep well in the fridge and you can reheat them in the microwave or toaster oven.
4. Cottage Cheese Pancakes
These pancakes will impress even the pickiest of eaters. Vanilla and honey give them a delicately sweet flavor, while the eggs and cottage cheese used in these pancakes provide a decent amount of protein.
5. Simple Egg Salad
Eggs are a staple breakfast food for people following a low carb diet, and for good reason. This egg salad is so simple and quick to prepare (it only has 6 ingredients). It’s seasoned with chives, lemon juice, and celery.
6. Tomato and Zucchini Frittata
Frittatas are such an inexpensive meal to make. Not only are they low carb, but they are gluten free too. This recipe is full of fiber from the zucchini and tomatoes, which is great for your digestion and keeps you full longer.
7. Peppermint Patty Protein Shake
Shakes and smoothies make the quickest breakfasts. This cool protein shake includes cottage cheese which gives it a rich consistency. It also includes stevia as a sweetener which helps to keep the carbs low.
8. Chia Breakfast Bowl
Chia seeds are a superfood, and one of the healthiest foods in the world. This super bowl is such an easy breakfast to make – it only takes two minutes to mix all of the ingredients in a container, and then put it in the fridge overnight. Once you wake up your breakfast will be ready to eat.
9. Eggs in Avocado Boat
You can’t go wrong with this recipe. It only contains four ingredients, yet the flavor is out of this world. Try it for yourself to see!
10. Jumbo Chickpea Pancake
If you are looking for a low carb vegan breakfast recipe, this is the perfect one. It is full of fiber and protein. The chickpea pancake is made out of chickpea flour.
11. Low Carb Microwave Bread
This bread is more on the soft side, and it has a distinct “eggy” flavor. The main ingredients used are egg and coconut flour. This bread readily absorbs any topping that you want to put on it, such as butter, coconut oil, honey, jam, or cream cheese.
12. Baked Eggs and Asparagus with Parmesan
If you like both runny egg yolks and asparagus, this is the perfect recipe for you. It’s especially ideal to make when fresh asparagus is in season.
13. Low Carb Banana Bread Bites
Bananas are very high in potassium, which is an important mineral for your heart health. These banana bites are more on the sweet side. They’re the perfect thing to start your day off with if you have a sweet tooth in the morning.
14. omm French Toast
Who doesn’t love French toast for breakfast? Instead of bread, this recipe uses a coconut muffin that is similar to an English muffin.
15. Low-Carb Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins
Muffins make the perfect breakfast food, but it can be hard to find a good low carb muffin recipe. Unlike most other baked goods, these muffins only get better once they are refrigerated. They are made using almond flour, which is high in protein and low in carbs.
Low Carb Lunches
16. blt Spring Rolls
Fresh spring rolls that are full of crispy lettuce, fresh tomatoes, herbs, and bacon make the perfect lunch to bring to work or school.
17. Shawarma Chicken Bowls with Basil-Lemon Vinaigrette
You’ll have no desire to eat out for lunch if you know you have this delicious chicken shawarma waiting in the fridge!
18. Tofu Living Salad with Sesame-Lemon Dressing
This is the perfect recipe to make if you want to go meatless for a meal. This salad in a jar is so convenient and it’s very easy to prepare in advance as well.
19. Tempeh “Bread” Kitchen Sink Sandwich
This is another meat-free recipe. It’s vegan, and gluten free. Stuff your tempeh bread with whatever veggies and ingredients you want. Avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumber all taste great together!
20. Mediterranean Zucchini Noodle Pasta
When you eat regular wheat pasta for lunch, it leaves you feeling heavy and wanting an afternoon nap. Zucchini noodles don’t leave you heavy, so they are a much smarter choice. They are low carb and naturally gluten-free. Plus, they are much lower in calories and higher in fiber.
21. Tuna Avocado Salad
This is the perfect lunch to make when you are in a hurry or when you don’t feel like cooking anything. You only need three ingredients to make it.
22. Chicken and Avocado Salad with Lime and Cilantro
This low carb salad includes a refreshing zesty combination of flavors. It’s also gluten free, and the ideal salad to bring to work with you to keep you full until dinner.
23. Paleo California Rolls
Who said that rice was a necessary ingredient for California rolls?! This rice-less, soy-free sushi will change the way you look at sushi. You don’t have to give up the traditional foods you eat when you go low carb, you just need to find recipes like this one that makes adjustments and tastes just as good.
24. Peachy Pork Lettuce Wraps and Cherry Tomatoes
No fork is necessary to eat this lunch! Leftover tenderloin is perfect for lettuce wraps, and the peach jam adds a deliciously sweet flavor.
25. Shrimp and Cauliflower Salad with Lemon and Dill
This low carb and gluten free salad recipe makes a generous amount of 6 cups. You are sure to have lots of leftovers to eat for lunch throughout the week.
26. Prosciutto-Wrapped Peach and Pistachio Salad
Prosciutto-wrapped peaches on a bed of bitter greens, is a classic Italian starter. This recipe makes it filling enough for a whole meal, and a beautiful one at that.
Low Carb Dinners
27. Pizza Frittata
The title of the recipe says enough. This low carb dinner is the perfect satisfying comfort meal that will feed your entire family.
28. Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs
Spaghetti squash is a wonderful pasta alternative. It’s easy to cook, low calorie, and gluten-free!
29. Bacon-Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder
This is a fantastic low carb alternative to baked potato soup. It is extremely thick, creamy, and full of flavor.
30. Seared Scallops with Pancetta and Brussels Sprouts
So many people are afraid to cook scallops at home, but there’s really no reason to be! It is so quick and easy. If you’ve never cooked scallops before, this recipe will be a game changer for you.
31. Paleo Crockpot Chili
This chili is hearty and soul-warming. It is loaded with extra veggies. There aren’t any beans in this recipe, but it’s topped with bacon and avocado. The best part is that if you have a slow cooker, it will do most of the work for you.
32. Feta Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf with Tzatziki Sauce
This recipe uses coconut flour to help keep the meat moist and hold everything together. It’s such a delicious and filling meatloaf.
33. Portabella and Halloumi “Burgers”
If you are looking for the perfect low carb meatless dinner, these mushroom and cheese sandwiches totally fit the criteria.
34. Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps
Try out these fun and delicious Asian beef lettuce wraps for a fresh and healthy twist on your usual dinner menu.
35. Low Carb Cauliflower Fried Rice
Once you process cauliflower, it turns into the most magical rice substitute. Gluten free and completely low carb. It’s super quick to make, and tastes just like regular fried rice!
Low Carb Desserts
36. Lemon Squares
These lemon bars make the perfect dessert. They would be great for serving at a picnic or gathering.
37. Chocolate-Dipped Apricots
These chocolate-dipped dried apricots are a great healthy dessert. You can also use any other dried fruit that you want instead of (or in addition to) apricots.
38. Flourless Brownies
These brownies will satisfy all your chocolate cravings. They are totally flourless and gluten-free too.
39. Airy Almond Cookies
These almond cookies are light and airy. They make a wonderful, simple treat for a dessert or snack. You can substitute the almonds for any other nut that you want.
40. Cherry Cobbler
This cherry cobbler is easy to make, and of course, low carb. It combines the tart flavor of the red cherries with the sweet and fluffy topping.
Just these 40 recipes alone will keep you going on your low carb diet for a while. Make one or two recipes per week along with other easy to make low carb meals, so you always have plenty of variety. Also check out some of our ketogenic meals for even more low carb recipes.
The Best Low Carb Recipes
- Cinnamon toasted coconut cereal
- Chocolate hazelnut protein waffles
- Flourless egg and cottage cheese savory breakfast muffin
- Cottage cheese pancakes
- Simple egg salad
- Tomato and zucchini frittata
- Peppermint patty protein shake
- Chia breakfast bowl
- Eggs in avocado boat
- Jumbo chickpea pancake
- Low carb microwave bread
- Baked eggs and asparagus with parmesan
- Low Carb banana bread bites
- omm french toast
- Low-carb strawberry cream cheese muffins
- blt spring rolls
- Shawarma chicken bowls with basil-lemon vinaigrette
- Tofu living salad with sesame-lemon dressing
- Tempeh “bread” kitchen sink sandwich
- Mediterranean zucchini noodle pasta
- Tuna avocado salad
- Chicken and avocado salad with lime and cilantro
- Paleo california rolls
- Peachy pork lettuce wraps and cherry tomatoes
- Shrimp and cauliflower salad with lemon and dill
- Prosciutto-wrapped peach and pistachio salad
- Pizza frittata
- Spaghetti squash and meatballs
- Bacon-cheddar cauliflower chowder
- Seared scallops with pancetta and brussels sprouts
- Paleo crockpot chili
- Feta stuffed turkey meatloaf with tzatziki sauce
- Portabella and halloumi “burgers”
- Asian beef lettuce wraps
- Low carb cauliflower fried rice
- Lemon squares
- Chocolate-dipped apricots
- Flourless brownies
- Airy almond cookies
- Cherry cobbler