low carb diet

Recipes and Tips to Get You Started on a Low Carb Diet Today!

The low carb diet became all the rage several years ago and many people still swear by it today.  A low carb diet can be a great way to incorporate lean protein and vegetables into your daily meals while cutting out the starchy breads and pastas that contain so many calories.  Try these great low carb diet recipes and read our low carb diet tips!  With hard work, you’ll be slimmer in no time.

How to start a low carb diet today:

  1. Research what you can and can’t eat.  Lots of foods that you’d never expect are loaded with carbs!  Make sure you’re not filling up on foods filled with hidden carbs.  Also, take a look at the Low Carb Food Pyramid to see where you should be prioritizing nutritionally. 
  2. Get familiar with the lingo.  You don’t necessarily have to understand the science behind what you’re doing and how your body will react to it, but it may help you to know the basic vocabulary related to a low carb diet.
  3. Get a diet buddy.  Changing your entire way of eating can be difficult, especially if you’re going at it alone.  Getting support can really help you on your journey and keep you motivated.  If you can’t find anyone who wants to join you, you can always join an website and meet a diet buddy that way.  Try this website to find someone who is going through the same journey that you are:
  4. Look up some great, easy, low-carb recipes for you to start making.  You can’t necessarily count on restaurants to provide low-carb options and it’s best if you’re in control of your food as much as possible.  Check out the recipes below to get started! 

High Protein Low Carb Diet Recipes

Asparagus and Green Onion Frittata

Low-Carb Garlic Chicken

Beef with Nuts

Encrusted Walnut Chicken

Baked Salmon with Black Olive Salsa

Black Bean and Kielbasa Soup

Easy Pot Roast

Tomato Stew with Tofu

Low Fat Low Carb Diet Recipes

Curried Vegetable Stew

Carrot-Parsley Salad

Mango Salsa

Low-Carb Strawberry Smoothie

Easy Zucchini

Low Fat/Low Carb Lasagna

Low Fat/Low Carb Mushroom Plate

Dill Maple Glazed Carrrots

Remember!  Just because you’re on a low carb diet doesn’t mean you can start eating dishes loaded with fat!  Skip the bacon breakfast and the grilled bratwurst for dinner.  Stick to lean meats, and cook your vegetables with low-fat sauces or seasonings!

You can find even more low carb diet recipes here!