A high protein low carbohydrate diet is said to have many health benefits by those who follow this regime. The limitations of this form of eating can be time-consuming. Twigs to the rescue! The following are seven of the most simplistic high protein low carb recipes! Here’s to your health!
Easy Shrimp and Avocado Salad
This simple yummy salad has only a few ingredients, but wow, is it packed with flavor and offers very little cooking, if any. You can add another of your favorite protein. I have tried this salad with egg! Buy or pre-make hard-boiled eggs raw for sautéed spinach, avocado, and your favorite spices. That’s all there is to this easy, high-protein, low-carb meal. You can also add chopped tomatoes, onions, and other greens for a change of flavors.
TIP: Why shrimp can be a healthy alternative to chicken or beef. Barring seafood allergies, shrimp are a great source of rich protein, vitamins, and minerals. Shrimp adds flavor to any meal and promotes brain and heart health because of the omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidant astaxanthin content.
30 Minute Mozzarella Chicken in Homemade Tomato Sauce
As colder weather arrives in the northern hemisphere, heartier dishes warm the soul, uncomplicated ingredients, and only 30 minutes on a slow simmer to make. Pan-seared mozzarella chicken is a recipe the whole family with love. Honestly, this easy mozzarella chicken dish is a delightful dish for cold-weather meals as it will be for summer picnics.
Easy Skinny Taco Stuffed Peppers
Taco stuffed peppers are loaded with protein and plenty of flavors! This dish is a great quick dinner idea that you can prep everything beforehand. If you are watching your carbs, the stuffed pepper veggies are a perfect choice, and you can stuff with quinoa instead of rice to lower carbohydrates even more.
Simple Pan-Seared Salmon and Avocado Salsa
This dinner will take a simple 5-minutes to create the textures and flavors every guest will love. Flaky salmon will fall apart in chunky avocado salsa. The two flavors make so much more than a simple meal, but a comforting meal.
TIP: Keep an extra jar of salsa in the cupboards in case of an unexpected company if you don’t have avocado handy.
Mushroom and Spinach Scramble with Goat Cheese
Veggie scrambled eggs are a great low-carb, high-protein meal option for breakfast or a healthy dinner. Eggs are high in protein, and any vegetable goes great with them when scrambled. The taste of the spinach and goat cheese, along with mushrooms, is savory and straightforward to make. Adding veggies can make the high protein eggs a healthy filling dinner or breakfast.
Philly cheesesteak Lettuce Wrap
When eating a low carb high protein diet, sandwiches can be a carbohydrate nightmare. These delicious wraps and filled with sautéed mushrooms, onions, peppers, beef, and cheese, but the best part the wrap is not bread. It is low carb lettuce—purely “sammy” satisfying.
Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Ragout
Nutritious, healthy, and delicious chicken and mushroom ragout is high in protein but tasty. Ragout is a stew of meat with your favorite spices. A splash of tropical rich coconut milk makes this dish creamy and satisfying. Possibly the most challenging meal to make this dish really is still not that hard and takes deliciousness to a new level.
Super Easy Asparagus Stuffed Chicken with Bacon
Taryn of Joy Filled Eats has this to say about her stuffed chicken with wrapped asparagus and bacon, “My Stuffed Chicken with Asparagus & Bacon has only 3 ingredients and a 5-minute preparation but it will impress your dinner company time after time. Out of all these easy keto dinners, this may be my favorite. You can’t beat 3 ingredients!”
Keto Pizza Casserole Recipe (Keto Friendly and Low Carb)
KASEY of kaseytrenum.com says this is the best and easiest pizza casserole around
This delicious Keto Pizza Casserole without cauliflower is one the entire family will love. It is easy to make, delicious, and super filling with only 2g of net carbs per serving making it perfect for the keto diet.
Egg Muffins with Sausage
According to WTYM Blog this is the perfect meal for your keto diet plan. The egg muffins with sausage have 1.2 net carbs per muffin – plus they can be made ahead of time and freeze beautifully for up to 6 months!
Killer Lemon Butter Sauce for Fish
Nagi of recipetineats.com thinks this Lemon Butter Sauce for fish is outrageous – 3 minutes, 2 ingredients, totally restaurant-worthy. The secret is browned butter – called Beurre noisette in French. Learn how to pronounce it so you can loftily tell your family and friends “we’re having French tonight!” But don’t tell them how simple it is?
About the Author
Lori Bogedin is a health and wellness writer and editor of TwigsCafe.com. She is in the restaurant business since 1999. In 2016 she was named one of the "Top Women in Business" by Northeastern Pennsylvania Business Journal.