103 Essential Low-Carb Recipes For Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

1. Eggs in Clouds

Eggs in Clouds

Egg whites, cheese, and bacon form cute little nests for perfect, soft yolks. Recipe here .

2. Instant Cinnamon “Oatmeal”

Instant Cinnamon "Oatmeal"

This “oatmeal” is grain-free and made from a mixture of chia seeds, flax seeds, and coconut. Not an exact substitute for the real thing, but totally delicious in its own right. Recipe here .

3. Paleo Sausage Egg “McMuffin”

Paleo Sausage Egg “McMuffin”

A classic, reimagined. Recipe here .

4. Tomato and Avocado Egg White Omelette

Tomato and Avocado Egg White Omelette

Simple and pretty. Recipe here .

5. Swiss Chard and Ricotta Pie With Sausage Crust

Swiss Chard and Ricotta Pie With Sausage Crust

Regular pie crust can’t hold a candle to one made of sausage, IMO. Recipe here .

6. Baked Eggs With Kale and Root Vegetable Mash

Baked Eggs With Kale and Root Vegetable Mash

Recipe here .

7. Stuffed Breakfast Bell Peppers

Stuffed Breakfast Bell Peppers

If you think about it, they’re like mini quiches with pepper crusts. Recipe here .

8. Gluten-Free Protein Crepes

Gluten-Free Protein Crepes

You’re gonna wanna make these every morning. Recipe here .

9. Jumbo Chickpea Pancake

Jumbo Chickpea Pancake

It’s like hummus and crepes had a delicious, savory love child. Recipe here .

10. Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Perfectly scrambled eggs are an art. Here’s how.

11. Gluten-Free Cinnamon and Coconut Pancakes

Gluten-Free Cinnamon and Coconut Pancakes

Coconut flour makes for some pretty delicious breakfast ‘cakes. Recipe here .

12. Gluten-Free Five-Ingredient Banana Blender Muffins

Gluten-Free Five-Ingredient Banana Blender Muffins

It’s probably more accurate to call these low ish -carb, thanks to ripe bananas that make the muffins delicious. But they’re gluten- and grain-free, and not nearly as high-carb as your average breakfast pastry. Plus, the batter comes together in a blender and requires no bowl or whisk! Recipe here .

13. Egg-Crust Breakfast Pizza With Pepperoni, Olives, Mozzarella, and Tomatoes

Egg-Crust Breakfast Pizza With Pepperoni, Olives, Mozzarella, and Tomatoes

FWIW, the olives are optional. Recipe here .

14. Skillet-Fried Eggs With Ground Beef and Kale

Skillet-Fried Eggs With Ground Beef and Kale

Use whatever meat and greens you have on hand to make this fast and easy breakfast. Recipe here .

15. Cauliflower Hash

Cauliflower Hash

Recipe here .

16. Avocado Green Tea Power Shake

Avocado Green Tea Power Shake

Even creamier than a smoothie made with…well, cream. Recipe here .

17. Tofu Scramble

Tofu Scramble

Who says eggs get to have all the fun? Recipe here .

18. No-atmeal

No-atmeal

1) Grind nuts, seeds, and spices in the food processor.
2) Whisk together almond milk, egg, and a mashed banana to a custard-y consistency.
3) Combine nut mixture with custard mixture, mix to combine, then heat or microwave.

You have to be careful not to heat it too much or too quickly (the egg will scramble), but this makes for a really delicious, hearty alternative for anyone who loves hot cereal. Recipe here .

19. Apples and Peanut Butter

Apples and Peanut Butter

Yes, almond butter would work, too. No recipe, because you can figure this one out on your own.

20. Shakshuka

Shakshuka

Simply the best (brunch). Recipe here .

21. Bacon-Baked Eggs

Bacon-Baked Eggs

What could be bad about this? Recipe here .

22. Berries and Yogurt

Berries and Yogurt

Layer a few of your favorite berries with about a cup of plain, unsweetened yogurt. Add a few nuts or seeds on top, if you want.

23. Mini Smoked Salmon Frittatas

Mini Smoked Salmon Frittatas

Never has something so cute been so classy. Recipe here .

24. No-Oat Chocolate-Hazelnut Granola

No-Oat Chocolate-Hazelnut Granola

Buh-bye, cereal. Recipe here .

25. Savory Egg and Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins

Savory Egg and Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins

Muffins can take many forms. Recipe here .

26. Green Monster Smoothie

Green Monster Smoothie

Monstrously healthy, equally delicious. Recipe here .

27. Paleo Breakfast Burrito

Paleo Breakfast Burrito

No one should have to give up breakfast burritos. Recipe here .

28. Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

A satisfying solo brunch. Recipe here .

29. Baby Kale, Mozzarella, and Egg Bake

Baby Kale, Mozzarella, and Egg Bake

Recipe here .

30. Blackberry Lemon Ricotta Parfait

Blackberry Lemon Ricotta Parfait

If you’re sick of fruit and yogurt, ricotta is a pretty great way to switch it up. Recipe here .

31. Breakfast Vegetable Miso Soup With Chickpeas

Breakfast Vegetable Miso Soup With Chickpeas

Soup makes for a pretty great breakfast when it gets chilly. Recipe here .

32. Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Protein Waffles

Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Protein Waffles

These waffles are made with hazelnut flour, chocolate protein powder, and cocoa. Which basically means they taste like Nutella. Recipe here .

33. Homemade Greek Yogurt

Homemade Greek Yogurt

Homemade yogurt is actually so easy . Recipe here .

34. Gluten-Free Strawberry Nut Bars

Gluten-Free Strawberry Nut Bars

Reminiscent of a PB&J. Recipe here .

35. Tuna Salad With Feta and Olives

Tuna Salad With Feta and Olives

You’ll look forward to it all morning. Recipe here .

36. Prosciutto-Wrapped Peach and Pistachio Salad

Prosciutto-Wrapped Peach and Pistachio Salad

Pretty, filling, and so easy to pack. Recipe here .

37. Shaved Pork and Cheddar Sandwich on a Portobello “Bun”

Shaved Pork and Cheddar Sandwich on a Portobello "Bun"

Recipe here .

38. Shrimp and Cauliflower Salad With Lemon and Dill

Shrimp and Cauliflower Salad With Lemon and Dill

Quick, easy, healthy. Recipe here .

39. Mini Turkey Meatloaf Cups With Sun Dried Tomato and Mozzarella

Mini Turkey Meatloaf Cups With Sun Dried Tomato and Mozzarella

These are so portable, and they make for a great lunch when you pack them with some veggies or a salad. Recipe here .

40. Grilled Veggie and Steak Salad

Grilled Veggie and Steak Salad

Recipe here .

41. Peachy Pork Lettuce Wraps and Cherry Tomatoes

Peachy Pork Lettuce Wraps and Cherry Tomatoes

Finger food. Recipe here .

42. Paleo California Rolls

Paleo California Rolls

Rice who? Recipe here .

43. Shawarma Chicken Bowls With Basil-Lemon Vinaigrette

Shawarma Chicken Bowls With Basil-Lemon Vinaigrette

Much more reliable than street meat. Recipe here .

44. Mediterranean Zucchini Noodle Pasta

Mediterranean Zucchini Noodle Pasta

Zoodles are a great midday alternative to pasta, because there’s no risk of a carb coma. Recipe here .

45. BLT Spring Rolls

BLT Spring Rolls

Recipe here .

46. Skinny Omelette

Skinny Omelette

Use in place of a regular wrap or tortilla. Recipe here , but know that you can use whatever fillings you like.

47. Deconstructed Gyro Salad

Deconstructed Gyro Salad

Recipe here .

48. Chicken Enchilada-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Chicken Enchilada-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Lotta good things going on here. Recipe here .

49. Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers are just as good as the ones you grew up with. Recipe here .

50. Chicken and Avocado Salad With Lime and Cilantro

Chicken and Avocado Salad With Lime and Cilantro

When chicken salad is this good, it would be a shame to waste it on a sandwich. Recipe here .

51. Big Fat Vegan Nori Wrap

Big Fat Vegan Nori Wrap

Light but filling, and so packed with flavor. Recipe here .

52. Spaghetti Squash With Kale, Hazelnuts, and Chickpeas

Spaghetti Squash With Kale, Hazelnuts, and Chickpeas

Just as good when it’s lukewarm. Recipe here .

53. Apple Chicken Salad

Apple Chicken Salad

Bright, filling, and flavor-packed. Recipe here .

54. Shrimp Salad Cabbage Cups

Shrimp Salad Cabbage Cups

No fork necessary. Recipe here .

55. Tuna Avocado Salad

Tuna Avocado Salad

Serve it right in the avocado! Recipe here .

56. Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Pack the lettuce separate from the toppings, then make your wraps at lunchtime. Recipe here .

57. Tofu Living Salad With Sesame-Lemon Dressing

Tofu Living Salad With Sesame-Lemon Dressing

Mason jar salads are the new sandwich (???). Recipe here .

58. BLT Avocado Salad

BLT Avocado Salad

BLAT. Recipe here .

59. No-Mayo Tuna Salad In Romaine Cups

No-Mayo Tuna Salad In Romaine Cups

Healthy and fun. Recipe and packing directions here .

60. Cauliflower “Cous Cous” With Leeks and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Cauliflower “Cous Cous” With Leeks and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

The cous cous is always the most bland part of the salad, anyway. Recipe here .

61. Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken With Roasted Leeks, Radishes, and Carrots

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken With Roasted Leeks, Radishes, and Carrots

Make a big batch of chicken in your slow cooker and a separate big batch of roasted vegetables. BOOM! Lunch all week. Recipe here .

62. Spaghetti Squash Quiche

Spaghetti Squash Quiche

Breakfast for lunch. Recipe here .

63. Caprese Avocado Salad

Caprese Avocado Salad

You’re drivin’ me ~caprese~. Recipe here .

64. Thai Stuffed Avocados

Thai Stuffed Avocados

Avocados are life. Recipe here .

65. One-Pan Chicken With Fennel, Tomatoes, Olives, and Spinach

One-Pan Chicken With Fennel, Tomatoes, Olives, and Spinach

Recipe here .

66. Tempeh “Bread” Kitchen Sink Sandwich

Tempeh “Bread” Kitchen Sink Sandwich

Really stretching the definition of “bread,” but I’m OK with it. Recipe here .

67. Crab Salad-Stuffed Tomatoes With “Lazy Devil” Eggs

Crab Salad-Stuffed Tomatoes With "Lazy Devil" Eggs

None of that scooping, mashing, and filling back up. Recipe here .

68. Ginger Beef Lettuce Cups

Ginger Beef Lettuce Cups

Pickled red onions make everything better. Recipe here .

69. Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Some nights, you wanna keep it simple. Recipe here .

70. Mediterranean Chicken Lettuce Wrap Tacos

Mediterranean Chicken Lettuce Wrap Tacos

Nobody wants to give up Taco Tuesday. Recipe here .

71. Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

If you don’t like spaghetti squash, you’re probably just doing it wrong. Recipe here .

72. Sheet Pan Chicken Breasts With Squash and Brussels Sprouts

Sheet Pan Chicken Breasts With Squash and Brussels Sprouts

So many flavors with so little mess! Recipe here .

73. One-Pan Crispy Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

One-Pan Crispy Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

Not too many carbs, not too many dishes! Recipe here .

74. Flank Steak Salad

Flank Steak Salad

Salads are totally dinner appropriate when there’s steak involved. Recipe here .

75. Bacon-Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder

Bacon-Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder

All the flavor (read: cheese) of loaded baked potato soup, far fewer carbs. Recipe here .

76. Pizza Frittata

Pizza Frittata

This frittata is on the dinner list because, really, there seems like no better way to end the day. Recipe here .

77. Sheet Pan Basil Halloumi Chicken

Sheet Pan Basil Halloumi Chicken

Halloumi cheese is great because it can stand up to really high heat, so instead of melting everywhere, it gets toasty and a little charred. Recipe here .

78. Pesto Zucchini Spaghetti

Pesto Zucchini Spaghetti

The best thing about zoodles is that they leave so much extra room for fillings. Recipe here .

79. Cauliflower Pizza

Cauliflower Pizza

Really it’s a cheese crust with a little bit of cauliflower. Recipe here .

80. Chicken Enchilada-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Chicken Enchilada-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Tortillas are really just a vessel for the good stuff. Recipe here .

81. Salmon BLT Stacks

Salmon BLT Stacks

You can really never go wrong with anything BLT. Recipe here .

82. Vietnamese Cauli-Fried Rice

Vietnamese Cauli-Fried Rice

Cauliflower “rice” is a remarkably convincing substitute. Recipe here .

83. Chicken in Creamy Green Onion Sauce

Chicken in Creamy Green Onion Sauce

Recipe here .

84. Greek Stuffed Peppers

Greek Stuffed Peppers

Recipe here .

85. Eggplant Pizza

Eggplant Pizza

I’ll take five, please. Recipe here .

86. Baked Turkey, Quinoa, and Zucchini Meatballs in Lettuce Wraps

Baked Turkey, Quinoa, and Zucchini Meatballs in Lettuce Wraps

A little bit of quinoa holds these together without adding too many carbs. Recipe here .

87. Marinated Flank Steak With Cauliflower “Rice” and Mustard Greens

Marinated Flank Steak With Cauliflower “Rice” and Mustard Greens

Recipe here .

88. Crispy Peanut Tofu and Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry

Crispy Peanut Tofu and Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry

Tofu can really achieve greatness when done right. Recipe here .

89. Seared Scallops With Pancetta and Brussels Sprouts

Seared Scallops With Pancetta and Brussels Sprouts

So many people are afraid to cook scallops at home, but really they’re so fast, and all you need is a nice hot pan. Recipe here .

90. Spaghetti Squash With Spinach, Parmesan, and a Fried Egg

Spaghetti Squash With Spinach, Parmesan, and a Fried Egg

Recipe here .

91. One-Pan Chicken Thighs With Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, and Apple Jus

One-Pan Chicken Thighs With Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, and Apple Jus

Basically you take fall and cram it all into a single skillet. Recipe here .

92. Chicken and Sugar Snap Peas

Chicken and Sugar Snap Peas

For when you’re craving Chinese takeout. Recipe here .

93. Spicy Roasted Tofu and Portobello Mushroom Bowl

Spicy Roasted Tofu and Portobello Mushroom Bowl

Veggie-packed, low-carb, and totally vegetarian. Recipe here .

94. Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Squash and Spinach

Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Squash and Spinach

Not quite mac ‘n’ cheese, but a pretty OK alternative. Recipe here .

95. Paleo Crockpot Chili

Paleo Crockpot Chili

No beans, but plenty of bacon to make up for it. Recipe here .

96. Zucchini Noodle Shrimp Scampi

Zucchini Noodle Shrimp Scampi

Nothin’ wimpy about this shrimp. Recipe here .

97. Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps

Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps

Recipe here .

98. Collard-Wrapped Turkey Burger

Collard-Wrapped Turkey Burger

No bun? Still fun. Recipe here .

99. Feta-Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf With Tzatziki Sauce

Feta-Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf With Tzatziki Sauce

Instead of breadcrumbs, this loaf is held together with coconut flour. And, obviously, stuffed with cheese. Recipe here .

100. Zucchini Noodles With Heirloom Tomato Basil Sauce

Zucchini Noodles With Heirloom Tomato Basil Sauce

Top with poached eggs for best (and most filling) results. Recipe here .

101. Pan-Roasted Chicken Thighs With Braised Cabbage

Pan-Roasted Chicken Thighs With Braised Cabbage

Cozy up to this baby. Recipe here .

102. Portobello and Halloumi “Burgers”

Portobello and Halloumi “Burgers”

Low-carb AND meat-free. Recipe here .

103. Spaghetti Squash With Bacon, Spinach, and Goat Cheese

Spaghetti Squash With Bacon, Spinach, and Goat Cheese

A true winner. (Trust me.) Recipe here .

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