Easy Low-Carb Meals You Can Fix up in a Jiff
08th December, 2020
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Caught between the dilemma of ordering junk food and eating healthy? We’ve got you covered. Try making these low-carb meals that you can serve in minutes! It can get frustrating when you have no food at home after a long day of work. In moments like these, you tend to make unhealthy choices and order takeout food. Unfortunately, when we do order in, we don’t necessarily make the best food choices and fill ourselves with too many carbs, fats, and other additives that we know nothing about. Instead of going down that road, we recommend you try out these easy recipes that you can make at home within minutes.
Chicken burrito bowl comfortablydomestic.com
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Chicken burrito bowl
Burrito bowls are honestly so much fun to make, especially because you have the freedom to add a variety of elements and ingredients, making it vibrant and colorful. All you need to make a decent and healthy burrito bowl is some shredded rotisserie chicken, cheddar cheese, and a salsa dressing (or any dressing of your choice). With that as your base, you can get as creative as you like.
Salad wraps www.cookingclassy.com
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Salad wraps
Another easy way to enjoy a healthy meal is by adding a bunch of healthy and colorful vegetables and other greens like cabbage, romaine lettuce, collard green leaves, kale, or any other green leafy veggies. You can add a variety of different meats to get in some protein like pre-cooked chicken, some shrimp, canned tuna, or any of your leftovers.
High-fiber cracker pizzas allhailsthekale.com
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High-fiber cracker pizzas
While you can’t necessarily indulge in a big juicy slice of real pizza, we’re pretty sure you’re gonna like this modification just fine. Besides being quick and easy to make, this meal can help you get the flavor of pizza without the extra gluten and carbs. Just grab your favorite brand of high-fiber crackers and top it with mozzarella cheese, some pepperoni, or even marinara or cherry tomatoes.
Fried pieces of chicken breast classic-recipes.com
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Fried pieces of chicken breast
This is as simple as cooking can get. With this quick meal, you don’t have to worry about any extra carbs or additives. If you wish to add some flavor to it, you can base the chicken with some butter or add a bunch of spices like pepper, oregano, some mixed herbs, or garlic powder. All you need to do is fry it until it is nice and crispy.
Poached eggs in tomato sauce www.foodnetwork.com
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Poached eggs in tomato sauce
This meal looks so delicious; it is hard to believe it’s so easy. It needs only a handful of ingredients like jarred tomato sauce, some eggs, shredded mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and some fresh, green veggies. First, cook and steam the veggies in the saucepan along with some of the tomato sauce. Then, crack the egg in the center of the same pan. Cook until the eggs are done.
Greek salad recipes.timesofindia.com
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Greek salad
A greek salad is an extremely easy and delicious idea for any meal. It doesn’t need an awful lot of ingredients and can be made quickly with no hassle at all. The most important element when making a great greek salad is the dressing. It can be made by mixing the right amount of olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, crushed oregano, and some lemon juice.
Bacon and egg muffins bakeatmidnite.com
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Bacon and egg muffins
So even though the idea of baking seems a little intimidating, we can assure you, it is simple. All you need to do is line a muffin tray with slices of bacon or prosciutto and then add a spoonful of veggies over them so that they fill the cups halfway. Fill the rest of the cup with a batter of whisked eggs, heavy cream, and salt and pepper.
Cheeseburger stir-fry mealplanaddict.com
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Cheeseburger stir-fry
This is such an easy meal to make, and it tastes absolutely delicious. It combines the delicious flavor of cheeseburgers with the ease of cooking a stir-fry to give a delicious, low-carb meal idea. All you need is some ground, seasoned beef, cheese, and a bunch of veggies, like raw onions, tomatoes, and dill. Just cook them in a pan and don’t forget some extra cheese!
Eggs and vegetables fried in coconut oil www.healthline.com
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Eggs and vegetables fried in coconut oil
This is an easy recipe that is great for those lazy mornings when you are tempted to skip breakfast altogether. Since we care about you and we want you to have a healthy and delicious start to the day, we found this easy and quick recipe. All you need are some fresh vegetables, some eggs, your favorite spices, some spinach, and some coconut oil.
Cheesesteak stir-fry supersafeway.com
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Cheesesteak stir-fry
For this meal, you want to look for thinner pieces of steak or any meat that cooks quickly. You can usually buy them in bulk and freeze them for whenever you want to use them. You start by frying some onions in a pan and then add some veggies like spinach, broccoli, or some bell peppers. You can top the dish off by adding some American cheese.
Goat cheese and fresh herb omelet www.seasonedkitchen.com
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Goat cheese and fresh herb omelet
The only thing you need to ensure when making this recipe is some good quality goat cheese. After that, you cook it like you would cook any ordinary omelet, and add some of your favorite herbs and spices. This can be a great addition to your pile of breakfast meal ideas and is usually ready to eat in no more than 20 minutes!
Grilled chicken wings with greens and salsa mastercook.com
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Grilled chicken wings with greens and salsa
This is one of our favorite quick meals to make, and the dish is just as delicious as it looks. It is especially preferred by those who like to eat their chicken straight from the bones. You can start by seasoning and coating the chicken in herbs of your choice. Then, once you have successfully covered the pieces of chicken, put them in the oven for about 30-40 minutes.
Bacon and eggs www.dietdoctor.com
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Bacon and eggs
One of the biggest advantages of having bacon for breakfast is that it is low in carbs. Although it contains some other processed ingredients, and it must be consumed in moderation, for those with specific eating patterns, like keto, bacon is like a lifesaver. Just fry some strips of bacon in a pan until they are nice and crispy and then serve them with fried eggs.
Meatza - meat-based pizza mycrazygoodlife.com
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Meatza - meat-based pizza
We couldn’t make a list of low-carb foods and not include something that reminds us of pizza. Just like the dish made with high-fiber crackers, this one can give you the flavors of a pizza but with a much better and richer texture. You can round up any ingredients you like, but be sure to include some meat like bacon or ground beef and lots of shredded cheese.
Salmon-stuffed avocados tamingofthespoon.com
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Salmon-stuffed avocados
This is an easy way to incorporate some leftover fish. Of course, you can also use fresh salmon and cook it beforehand by roasting it in the oven. This is a no-cook recipe and is ready within minutes, especially if you used canned salmon. You can make the stuffing with a variety of ingredients. All you have to do is place it in the hollowed out portion of the avocado.
Pan-seared steak with crispy herbs, and escarole www.eatingwell.com
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Pan-seared steak with crispy herbs, and escarole
Who doesn’t love a good piece of steak on a weeknight, right? In just 20 minutes, you can enjoy a delicious steak and pair it with some crispy red wine. Cook the meat in a greased pan with some delicious herbs and seasonings and wait until the meat gets dark. Once your steak is ready, you can cook the escarole in the same pan.
Skillet pork chops with peas, carrots, and pearl onions www.eatingwell.com
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Skillet pork chops with peas, carrots, and pearl onions
This is a simple and yet delicious recipe that can be made in just one pan, and it will save you a lot of time. All you need for it are some bone-in pork chops, some mashed potatoes, peas, carrots, pearl onions, and any other veggies or herbs that you may desire. Plus, we always love lesser dishes to clean afterward.
Easy spicy salmon cakes flipboard.com
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Easy spicy salmon cakes
The essential thing needed to prepare this delicious spicy salmon cake is the five-spice powder. You can make this by mixing together some cinnamon, clove, fennel, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns. Other than that, you will also need to get some onions, bell peppers, bread crumbs, and, of course, fresh salmon filets. Moreover, you can have this yummy dish for any meal!
Sweet and sour pork with a sesame crust www.eatingwell.com
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Sweet and sour pork with a sesame crust
We don’t know about you, but we really love it when the meat is cooked in sweet and sour flavors. It just tastes so scrumptious. Fortunately, you can make this meal for yourself from the comfort of your home without necessarily spending hours in the kitchen. All you really need is some tenderloin, honey, soy, rice vinegar, and black pepper, and you are ready to roll.
Chicken, Brussels sprouts, and mushroom salad www.cookinglight.com
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Chicken, Brussels sprouts, and mushroom salad
This is definitely one of the easiest salads to make and the most delicious one. Salads can be unhealthy too, but this one is perfectly healthy and contains very little carbs. You need to put together some shredded chicken, some diced mushrooms, and other veggies. Then, drizzle a delicious vinaigrette dressing on top. And a little cheese never hurt anyone!