Quick and Healthy Low Carb Recipes and Menus
When you're trying to stick to low carb foods and you're pressed for time, the options often look less than promising—many "convenient" foods (pasta, pizza and sandwiches come to mind) are loaded with empty carbohydrates. Excess sugar is a frequent culprit in packaged goods, sneaking into foods—such as yogurt, fruit-based products and juices, and even protein bars—that may seem like healthy choice.
Next time you feel the urge to reach for a quick fix, check out these healthy low carb recipes. All of them can be made in less than 30 minutes. (Tip: If you're browsing recipes on our site, look for Low Carb in the Nutrition Profile.) EatingWell’s low carb recipes have 22 grams of carbohydrates or less.
Quick and Healthy Low Carb Main Dish Recipes (30 minutes or less)
Chicken with Tonnato Sauce in Pita Pockets
Inspired by the northern Italian dish vitello tonnato,...
Halibut with Lemon & Caper Sauce
If using fish steaks, chill them in the freezer for 1/2...
Turkey Scallopini with Apricot Sauce
Nectar (juice by any other name) makes a sweet-and-sour...
Vietnamese-Style Beef & Noodle Broth
Inspired by pho--traditional Vietnamese soup--this...
Wasabi Salmon Burgers
Bring out the flavors of salmon with a...
Quick and Healthy Low Carb Sides (30 minutes or less)
Chard with Shallots, Pancetta & Walnuts
For this simple sautéed chard, flavored with...
Roasted Broccoli with Lemon
Maybe you've never considered cooking broccoli this...
Skillet-Seared Tomatoes with Melted Gruyere
Serve these as a savory side dish to chicken or steak,...
Quick and Healthy Low Carb Desserts (30 minutes or less)
Brown sugar and fresh lime juice make broiled pineapple...
Grilled Dark Chocolate Sandwich
Both simpler and more decadent than a chocolate...
Fill the roasted peach halves with lightly sweetened...
Strawberries with Ginger & Pine Nuts
Crystallized ginger and orange juice add zing to fresh...
Ultra-Quick and Healthy Low Carb Main Dish Recipes (15 minutes or less)
Asparagus & Canadian Bacon Omelet
An omelet is a satisfying meal to start the day, and...
Peppered Lamb Chops
Studding lamb chops with garlic and rubbing them with...
Pork Cutlets with Cumberland Sauce
Old-fashioned, sweet and sour Cumberland Sauce, a...
Roasted Red Pepper Subs
When the occasion calls for a sophisticated sandwich,...
Tuscan-Style Tuna Salad
This streamlined version of a northern Italian idea is...
Ultra-Quick and Healthy Low Carb Sides (15 minutes or less)
Asparagus with Fresh Tomato Garnish
This quick raw “tomato sauce” makes a beautiful,...
Broccoli & Tomatoes with Rice Wine-Oyster Sauce
When stir-frying firm vegetables like broccoli, cover...
Miso-Glazed Peas & Carrots
This sweet, salty and tangy twist on the old standby...
Sweet Potato & Cabbage Slaw
Sweet potatoes can be eaten raw as well as cooked. Here...
Zucchini & Mushroom Saute
Serve this simple side dish with grilled turkey...