Low Carb Meals, that are Easy to Make and Delicious too
Easy Low Carb Recipes
Often, people are led to believe that low carb recipes are bland and tasteless, but this could not be further from the truth. Following a low carb diet plan can help a number of health complaints, such as diabetes, as well as helping to aid weight loss.
We have a collection of easy, and delicious low carb recipes for you to try at home.
Blackened chicken with fennel slaw:
This dish is a great summer dish that works great at a barbeque. The fennel slaw can be prepared in advance and is really healthy.
- 1 ¼ lb chicken cutlets
- 1 ½ tsp blackening seasoning
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 thinly sliced large fennel bulb
- 3 sliced celery sticks
- 1/3 sliced red onion
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 sliced avocado
- Crumbled feta
Begin by seasoning the chicken with the blackening seasoning, salt and pepper. In a large frying pan, place one tablespoon of olive oil over a medium high heat and cook the chicken for three to four minute on each side, or until the chicken is completely cooked through.
Whilst the chicken is cooking, it is time to make the slaw. Do this by tossing together the thinly sliced fennel bulb, celery ribs, the red onion, the rest of the olive oil and the lemon juice. Ensure that this is all well combined, before stirring in the avocado, and the crumbled feta. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve alongside the chicken for a delicious meal.
Asparagus, sugar snap pea, and radish salad:
This summer essential is absolutely packed full of flavour, and is a must try the dish, and takes just 30 minutes to prepare.
- 2lbs asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1 tsp grated lemon zest
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 3 tbsp olive oil, with 1 tsp kept separate
- 3 tsp fresh thyme leaves
- 3 tsp honey
- 1 block feta cheese
- 8oz sugar snap peas, sliced
- 1 bunch radishes, sliced
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
Begin by heating the oven 200 degrees Celsius. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil, and cook the asparagus, for approximately 3-4 minutes. Place in an ice bath, or run under cold water to halt the cooking process, before patting dry.
In a large bowl, whisk together the lemon zest and juice, with the 3 tablespoons of oil, 2 tsp thyme and 2 tsp honey. Season well with salt and pepper.
Pace the block of feta into the centre of a large piece of aluminium foil, and drizzle with the remaining oil, thyme and honey. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and pull up the sides of the foil, essentially creating a pouch for it. Place in the preheated oven, and bake for around 14-16 minutes, or until it is warmed through. Drain the excess liquid from the foil, and then crumble the cheese using two forks.
Toss everything together, topping with the warm feta, before enjoying immediately.
Chicken Enchilada Bowl:
If you are looking for a way to make your favourite Mexican dish low carb, this is the recipe for you. Not only is it super easy to make, but it can also be prepared in your slow cooker, which means that it can be ready straight away after a long day at work.
- 2 tbls coconut oil
- 1lb boneless and skinless chicken thighs
- ¾ cup red enchilada sauce
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup chopped onion
- 1 can of diced green chilli’s
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 cup grated cheese
- ¼ cup pickled jalapenos
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 Roma tomato, chopped
In a saucepan over a medium heat, melt the coconut oil until it is hot. Sear the chicken thighs until they are lightly brown. Next, pour in the enchilada sauce with the water, and add the onions and green chilli’s. Reduce the heat to a simmer and then cover with lid. Continue to cook the chicken for 17-25 minutes, or until the chicken is tender and fully cooked through.
Remove the chicken from the sauce and chop or shred, before re-adding it to the pot. Allow the chicken to simmer uncovered for a further 10 minutes, in order for the sauce to reduce a little.
Top with avocado, cheese, jalapeno, sour cream, tomato, and other toppings if you desire, before serving. To add to the dish, but to keep the carb content low, it can be served alongside cauliflower rice if desired.
Teriyaki Chicken with ‘noodles’:
This is such a great take on a classic takeaway, that can be prepared in absolutely no time at all, and will taste just as good as if you have ordered it. We guarantee that you will not even realise that it is a low carb dinner!
- 2 medium pieces of boneless, skinless chicken breasts that have been cut into strips or chunks
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 5-6 medium-sized courgettes, spiralised for noodles
- 1 cup of chopped broccoli
- ¼ cup reduced-salt soy sauce
- 2-3 tbsp honey
- 3 tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ tsp grated ginger
- 1 tbls cornstarch
- 2 tbsp water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Green onions, thinly sliced
- Sesame seeds
In a small bowl, whisk together all of the sauce ingredients. In a separate, larger bowl season the chicken with salt and pepper and drizzle 1-2tbsp sauce over the chicken before marinating for 30 minutes.
In a large saucepan over a medium heat, add the oil, and the chicken and cook until it is lightly brown, which should take about 1-2 minutes. Add in the broccoli, and cook for a further minute. Pour in the rest of the sauce, and turn up to a high heat, and allow the sauce to thicken, whilst continuing to stir. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the courgette and toss together using tongs, and cook for a further 1-2 minute. Remove from the heat and serve immediately. Garnish with the onions and sesame seeds.