The Ultimate List of Low Carb Easy Meals for Paleo and Keto Diets
If you're starting a paleo, keto, or even a Whole 30 diet this New Years, you need The Ultimate List of Low Carb Easy Meals for Paleo and Keto Diets - packed full of breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and appetizer ideas that are easy, filling, and full of color and fresh flavors to keep your low carb diet on track!
Since starting a low carb (keto-ish) diet, my husband has lost over 35 pounds and I have lost a little over 20 (he's been able to stick to it much better than I have, as my job has had me traveling all over the world and eating decidedly non-low-carb items for the last three months...), and it was incredibly simple.
We've stuck to eating under 25 carbs (net - subtract fiber from carbs) a day, meaning mostly fats (nuts, avocado, fresh full-fat cheeses), meats, and above-ground vegetables - with light fruits and higher sugar vegetables (carrots, onions, radishes) mixed in. We've been trying to completely avoid grains (wheat, oats, quinoa), starches (corn, potatoes, beans), and anything processed and full of sugar.
We're basically trying to eat as little sugar (processed or natural) as possible - and it has seriously paid off!
Not only have we lost some weight, but we both feel better and have way more energy when on a very low carb and low sugar keto diet.
As a food blogger, it's very important to me to have tons of bright color and fresh flavors in what I eat - so we've developed a ton of recipes that are low sugar and low carb but still delicious and crave-worthy!
This list is packed full of our favorites - and will continuously be updated, so be sure to check back in time and time again as we add more to it!
Now for the disclaimer bits... I am not a doctor or nutritionist (my advanced degree is in political science), and absolutely none of this should be taken as medical or nutritional advice - this is merely a list of recipes that have worked for us inside an eating plan we talked through with our doctors before starting.
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Low Carb Breakfast Recipes
Low Carb Chicken Recipes
Low Carb Seafood Recipes
Low Carb Beef Recipes
Low Carb Pork Dishes
Low Carb Side Dishes
Low Carb Appetizer Recipes
Important Recipe considerations:
Recipes that appear with an asterisk * are not appropriate for super low carb (non-fruit) diets where you are trying to achieve ketosis, as they contain sugar from fruit.
If you're in a maintenance phase of your diet, or are restricting only added sugars and eating fruit, they are a wonderful addition to a low carb eating plan.
If you are sticking to a paleo diet and avoiding cheese, many of these recipes will need modification.
All recipes with cheese are intended to be made with full-fat, all natural cheese - NOT processed cheese.
Even pre-shredded cheese often contains trace amounts of gluten and preservatives, so opt for fresh natural cheeses.