Low Carb Meal Ideas
Low carb meal ideas are a way of cooking foods using certain food
groups that are low in carbohydrates. Although we all need a certain
amount of carbohydrates included in our daily diet, we tend to eat
far too many which leads to an unhealthy lifestyle. As carbohydrates
store body fat in your body if you cut down on them then you will be
guaranteed to lose weight. You should not try to eliminate them
entirely as you will need a certain amount but attempt to cut back
and learn how to cook the low carb way.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Help with Low Carb Meal Ideas
Keep your low carb meal ideas and recipes interesting and always
have basic low carb foods available. There are several of your
favorite meals that you can easily adapt to low carb and although
they may taste a little different. There are several products
available to purchase including low carb chocolate, bread, yogurt
and pasta all of these will help you to continue to cook as normal.
You simply need to adapt your cooking to include these alternatives.
Ensuring that you and your family eat a balanced and nutritional
meal is essential, you need to teach your children from a young age
what is a healthy diet and what is bad for them. If you do this then
they will grow up understanding food and continue to eat well.
Although you will take some time to adapt to your new lifestyle if
you include a low carb diet and some exercise then you will see
great results. More people need to take control and change the way
they eat and low carb meal ideas are an ideal way to do so.
Low Carb Food Lists
that you can eat
a great deal of as they are low in
- green leaves
- bean sprouts
Great Low Carb Snack Ideas
to try and avoid
• Nuts and Seeds – Jammed full of protein and
antioxidants, nuts and seeds are a great convenience food for
the low carb diet.To avoid high sugar and sodium go for raw or
natural on the label.
• Jerky – Jerky is low carb and low fat, even the beef
jerky. That is because all the fat is trimmed off before smoking
to keep the product from becoming rancid. Of course, turkey and
venison are naturally low in fat. Go for plain jerky versus the
• Cheese – A great snack to carry around, cheese is not
only filling, but also a great source of calcium and protein. If
you're worried about calories, choose cheeses made with skim
- eating these in moderation is fine but
cutting back is essential. Try to swap them for an healthier
- starchy vegetables such as white potatoes
- anything made with white flour and sugar
- processed foods
- foods with trans fats
- full fat dairy products
- sweetened drinks
- dried fruit
You do not need to eat bland boring food simply because it is low in
carbs. Once you know which foods are allowed and how to cook them,
then you can experiment with several different recipes and create
your own low carb meal ideas.
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Low Carb Meal Ideas and Recipes
Crab Deviled Eggs
1 dozen hard boiled eggs
1/2 Cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon mustard
1 teaspoon red hot sauce
1 (6 oz) container white crab meat
Peel, wash and cut hard boiled eggs in half. In a small bowl, mix
egg yolks, mayonnaise, mustard and hot pepper sauce. Mix with a
fork. Gently stir in crab meat. Fill egg half with mixture. Chill
until ready to serve.
About 25 Large strawberries
3 oz. package cream cheese
1/4 Cup granola or chopped nuts
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
For each strawberry, slice the top off. Then cut two slits on the
narrow end making 4 wedges. Chop 3-4 strawberries in small pieces.
In a bowl, add cream cheese, granola, vanilla and chopped
strawberries. Blend together. Fill each strawberry wedge with the
cream cheese mixture.
Shrimp kabobs with
mango fruit salsa
3 ripe mangoes, diced
½ red onion, diced
¼ Cup cilantro, chopped finely
¼ cup lime juice
2 tomatoes, chopped finely
Chop tomatoes, mangoes, cilantro and onion finely. Stir in lemon
Skewer shrimp on a stick and grill. Serve with the mango salsa
Low Carb Packed Burgers
4 slices bacon, cooked and cut into small pieces.
1 onion, chopped
small can mushrooms, drained and chopped fine or pureed
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 lb. ground turkey
1/4 Cup Parmesan cheese
sprinkle of salt, pepper and garlic powder
2 Tablespoons steak sauce
In a mixing bowl add bacon, onions, mushrooms, Parmesan cheese,
meat, and steak sauce. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Mix meat mixture together and form into patties. Grill or bake until
no longer pink.
Try a low carb smoothie
. You can easily make a variety of smoothie flavors that
will work well for eating healthy. Our favorite is strawberry mango
Low Carb Meal Ideas- Chicken Salad
Serve this easy recipe in a cucumber bowl for extra nutrition and
3 large cucumbers
1-2 Cups chopped or shredded, cooked chicken
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1/2 Cup celery, chopped fine
1 tbsp sweet onion, chopped fine, optional
1/4 Cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons chopped pickles or relish
1 teaspoon lemon juice
sprinkle of salt and pepper
1/2 Cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
To make your cucumber
Cut the cucumber in half longwise. Remove the seeds
and cut the bottom so the cucumbers set flat.
In a large bowl, combine chicken, eggs, celery and onion. Stir
together. Add mayonnaise, lemon juice and pickles. Season with
salt and pepper. Stir to mix well. Sprinkle in the cheese and fill
each cucumber half with the chicken salad.
Apples and Cucumbers Salad
2 green apple, chopped
2 small cucumber, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
1/2 Cup plain yogurt
1 Tablespoon oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a small bowl add plain yogurt, oil, lemon juice and salt. Stir to
combine and place in fridge.
Chop apple, cucumber and celery in small pieces. Add to a serving
bowl. Pour sauce over top of salad and toss together.
**Stir in chopped nuts if you like them.
Low Carb Cauliflower Soup
1 small onion, minced or grated
4 Tablespoons butter
5 Tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 Cups light cream or evaporated milk
1-2 Cups chicken broth
2 -10 oz. Pkgs frozen chopped cauliflower, slightly thawed or 2
cauliflower heads, chopped
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Sauté onion in butter. Blend in flour and salt. Gradually add
cream, stirring constantly. Add broth according to desired thickness
of soup. Add broccoli and nutmeg. Cook over low heat 25 minutes.
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