Sometimes, a low-carb lifestyle feels like you’re restricting yourself from so many delicious treats, flavor options, and entire dishes that others enjoy with ease. At the grocery store, you might see labels like “keto” or “low carb” just to find a large list of ingredients on the back that you don’t understand, with fake flavorings & chemicals packed into these foods.
The struggle is real, but this collection of recipes is here to help: with real, accessible ingredients and simple, easy-to-make recipes that not only fill you up, but keep away unnatural ingredients and flavors! These 9 recipes range from soups, salads, to even dessert in bringing you a myriad of options to support a low-carb lifestyle.
From the top, this Easy and Classic Tomato Soup packs in onion, garlic, broth, and of course, the shining glory of ingredients: tomatoes! With only 7g carbohydrates, this easy tomato soup is light on your stomach. Croutons are optional, of course.
If you try to stay away from dairy, this soup is perfect for you! It has no added dairy ingredients (besides the optional parmesan) and packs in nutrients & vitamins A & K. This classic tomato soup will satisfy both you and your family.
While the name might be quite the mouthful, this recipe is actually very simple. A quick peel and chop, and this Creamy Smoky Paprika and Zucchini Hummus can be blended up quickly and is ready to serve in no time at all! Having only 10g carbohydrates, there’s no hummus that will compare to this zucchini hummus. Especially since most hummus recipes (or store-bought) are loaded with carbs.
Zucchini, garlic, lemon, paprika, and tahini combine together so well that this hummus will disappear in no time. Vitamin A gives you glowing skin and your energy levels stay up with the iron in this delicious hummus!
It’s impossible to pass up a salad with only 3g carbohydrates, especially when it has all of the fresh, amazing, and seasonal ingredients! This Easy Avocado and Chicken Salad with Mango is my favorite one of this selection of low-carb recipes, and for good reason: the low carb amount and the extremely delicious flavor combination!
Chicken packs in the protein while the red onion adds a crunch. High in healthy fats, avocado positively adds to your daily macros while mango sweetly makes the salad come together. There really isn’t a more perfect low-carb, keto-friendly salad.
Keto-friendly veggies combine with flavors of lemon and even a touch of cheesy (without the cheese!) to bring you this Keto Friendly Roasted Cauliflower and Asparagus Soup. The comfort flavors balance out with a healthy load of protein while cutting back on the carbohydrates at only 14g.
Incredibly flavorful, this healthy soup is so fulfilling and is creamy, too: but without dairy! Coconut milk and nutritional yeast make this soup taste and cheesy and as creamy as you desire while holding back on the carbs. Comfort food always gets a yes from me!
Summer salads have a special place in my heart, so I bring you this Quick and Easy Tomato Salad that is so simple, you can make it in a heartbeat. It always graces the table when I have guests over and since it’s so fresh and simple, it disappears quickly!
Having 5g carbohydrates, it’s an amazing fresh option as a side to any meal or dish. All of the ingredients are ones that are always on hand, like tomatoes, onion, salt, pepper, and olive oil. With only 5 ingredients and 5g carbs, this quick tomato recipe is a sure option when you need a quick low-carb salad.
You don’t say! A fruity dessert salad, in the low-carb collection of recipes? That’s right. This Simple Baked Nectarine Salad with Greens has 9g carbohydrates and even less ingredients: 6!
The smooth sister of fuzzy peaches, nectarines are the perfect low-carb fruit. Pecans, spinach, and goat cheese all combine together, packing your body with protein, calcium, and fiber. The drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil complement this salad and make it one worthy of making over and over again!
When you crave the comfort of roasted potatoes, Simple and Low Carb Roasted Radishes come to the rescue. They make a surprising low-carb alternative, having only 1g carbohydrates. That’s quite surprising!
Besides radishes, the ingredients in this roasted recipe are simple, on-hand ones that are always stocked in the pantry. A simple toss and roast, and these radishes will be ready to devour without adding unnecessary carbs to your daily macros.
The perfect main dish to any meal is this Simple Seared Avocado-Stuffed Chicken Meal. Packed with vitamins C and E, as well as fiber and healthy fats from the avocado, this recipe is super nutritious. The chicken provides protein.
Chicken and avocado are two ingredients that work together so well, with only 9g of carbohydrates and 26g protein, it’s impossible to pass up this amazing and simple meal option!