Low Carb recipe ideas. Here are some no carb recipes, well to be more accurate, how about very low carb recipes you may enjoy while trying to round out the diet you may be trying to stick to. This is also great when you have reached your carb intake for the day and need a quick way to eat without blowing your goals!
Oh the Eggs!
Fried, poached, hard or soft-boiled and baked. I really love eggs. They may not take 1st place on protein but they are a great low carb compliment to the meat in my breakfast or anytime of day for that matter. On top of a burger sitting on a bed of arugula, a fried egg makes the experience all that more enjoyable.
So, how many ways can you make eggs! Well I for one will say it is endless. While eggs contain very little carbs apx. .6g per serving, when you add up the eggs this can have a small accumulation of 2g per 4 eggs as well as most veggies have small amounts of carbs as well. Veggies have a lot of fiber making them a great way to make your body work for it and burn them off in the digestion process instead of the carbs storing or being available for energy either.
Ham Scramble for 2
Calories 239 per serving: Total Carbs per serving 4.8g gross (fiber of 1.1g) with 17.8g of protein!
4 Large Eggs
1/4 Cup Whole Milk
1 Tbs Butter
1/16 Tsp Salt
1/16 Tsp Pepper
1 Cup Spinach
1 Cup Zucchini
3 Oz Fresh Ham
4 tbsp Chive & a chive flower if you have fresh herbs in the garden
If your ham is not already cut, dice it to bite sized pieces. I use a portioned rump ham that is smaller than a 1/2 ham but works the same way. I take off my hunk and give it a dice before cooking. Chop your spinach, zucchini and chive into bite sized as well. Crack and scramble your eggs in a bowl with the milk, salt and pepper.
Over Med heat add your butter and ham, let the ham brown slightly. Then add the zucchini and cook until slightly soft, add the spinach and sate for just a minute and then add your scrambled eggs to the pan. With your spatula start on one side of the pan and drag it along the bottom to properly turn the eggs while they cook. If you do not turn the eggs directly at the bottom of the pan they will burn or brown and prevent the rest of the egg mixture from cooking evenly Fold your eggs over and over with a spatula until fluffy and cooked through.
If you like your eggs softer, turn the heat down and stir in the same manner. This will take longer but result in a softer creamier texture in the end.
Pull the blossoms from the chive flower and garnish the dish. The savory flavor from the ham and chive infuses into the eggs giving a wonderful rich eating experience without the cost of calorie and carb.
Oh these do float my boat. The creations are endless with a roman lettuce leaf to deliver all the yummy goodness to your mouth. Like a taco without the carbs! Here is one of my favorite fillings for 6 boats.
Calories per serving are 301 with 4.4g gross carbs, fiber .4g and 35.5g protein!
8 oz Chicken Breast
3 Strips of Bacon
5 Pieces of Marinated Artichoke Hearts
1 Roma Tomato
4 Tbsp Mayonnaise
1/4 Tsp Tarragon
1/8 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Pepper
6 Romaine Lettuce Leaves
Chop it all up and mix it with the mayo for yummy easy lunches or dinner!
Chicken for 2
Calories per serving 382 with 10g of carbs, 2.1g of fiber and 37.8g of protein! Oh yah! How is that for a yummy dinner that won’t break the scale!
12 oz of Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs (apoximately 4)
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 Medium Yellow Onion
2 tbsp Garlic
1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Vinegar
1 cup Arugula
1 cup Mushrooms
Heat a large skillet on med-high heat and add olive oil. Place chicken in the pan and season with salt and pepper. Once the chicken has browned and is getting a good caramel color then add the onion and garlic. Turn the heat down to medium and saute until the onion starts to become a little translucent (they will finish cooking in the liquid; we are looking to develop the flavor to infuse the sauce, so no worries if you don’t think they are all the way cooked at this point). Add the water, soy sauce and vinegar to your pan and let it simmer for 1/2 hour stirring occasionally.
Server over a bed of Arugula and Mushrooms! They soak up the yummy sauce and is delightful with each bite of juicy chicken!
Great Recipes Start in Your Imagination
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