6 Simple Low Carbs Recipes For Weight Loss

By Collins Nwokolo Friday, 21 July 2017
Consuming a low carb diet is a great way to lose weight fast through eating. Here are 6 very simple know carb diet recipes for a successful weight loss.


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1. Steamed ginger fish
Low carb diet recipe


Fish is low in carbohydrates and rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acid is essential for our body compared to omega 6 as taking too much of omega 6 can cause inflammation. Fish also contains vitamins such as vitamin D and B2 which helps in hair growth. Fish is also rich in minerals like magnesium, iodine and etc. Eating fish twice a week can help you lose weight and improve your cardiovascular health according to American Heart Association (AHA). I enjoy fish grilled compared to baked or fried. Try not to eat fried fish as frying the fish require high amount of oil which will increase your chances of gaining weight. Grilled, steamed or baked fish it a healthier choice. Ginger has many benefits but the most important benefit is it aids in digestion. These two ingredients put together boost your metabolism and supports weight loss.
Ingredients:
1 fish
1 Ginger sliced
Pinch of Salt
½ tsp Turmeric powder
2 Red chili sliced
3 cloves of garlic chopped
1 Onion finely sliced or diced
2 Tbsp coconut oil

Method:
You can use any type of fish but, be sure to clean the fish before including them into your pan. Marinate your fish with turmeric powder and salt and put it aside. Heat your pan and pour 2 Table spoon of oil and drop your onions, garlic, and red chili and sliced ginger and stir fry them till your onions and garlics turn golden brown. Pour ¼ cup of water and put your marinated fish into the pan and cook till the fish is ready to be eaten.


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2. Beef patties
Low carb diet recipes


Beef is rich in protein and it is one of the red meats which you should not push away from your diet. Let’s talk about grass fed beef and a corn fed beef. Which is the best beef to been consumed? Obviously, a grass fed beef as it contain high in CLA which is “conjugated linoleic acid”. CLA helps in burning your fat. The moment you hear a food that burns your fats, you would go crazy on the net looking for them. I understand because, I have done the same thing. For your benefit, I have written list of foods that contains CLA and also explained about CLA and its benefits.
Ingredients:
1 pound of grass fed beef
1 tsp Pepper
Pinch of Salt
2 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Mixed herbs
1 egg
2 Tbsp coconut oil

Method:
Mix all the ingredients together in a clean blow and form flat circle patties using your both palm. Once you have formed all the patties, freeze them in the freezer for 30-60 minutes to absorb the entire flavor before you grill them.



3. Scrambled eggs
Low carb diet recipes

Scrambled eggs are my daily breakfast and I normally take two eggs a day. I understand sometimes it gets boring when your meal is the same every morning. But there is a way I usually spice it up. I am not sure if you would like the way I make my scrambled eggs but, you can choose or choose not to follow. The main ingredients that are included in this recipe are eggs, chili paste, spring onions and flax seeds.

Flax seeds contain soluble fiber which helps to clear bad cholesterol from the blood stream when digested. Moreover, flax seeds are rich in omega 3 and 6 but, flax seeds contain more of omega 3 than 6 which is a plus benefit as, omega 3 prevents inflammation. Make sure to get a flax seeds which are grind and not a whole flax seeds. Flax seeds as a whole will not be able to digest in our body thus; all the nutrients in the flax seeds will be flush down in our system.
Ingredients:
1 whole Onion
3 Cloves of garlic
Chili powder
Anchovies
Pinch of Salt
2 Eggs
2 Tbs of Coconut oil
1 Tbs of Spring onions
1 Tbs of Flax seeds

Method:
Soak your anchovies for 30mins in a bowl of tap water to soften the surface of the anchovies. This way, the anchovies will be easily blended in your blender. Next for the chili paste, in a blender grind onion, garlic, chili powder, soaked anchovies and salt till it forms a smooth paste. Note: if you find it difficult to blend your chili paste, you can include ¼ cup of water. This chili paste can be stored in your fridge for weeks.
In heated pan, pour coconut oil and 1 Tbsp of the chili paste. Once the chili paste is heated, crack in your eggs and stir till you get your desired texture. Finally, serve with 1 Tbsp of flax seeds and enjoy!



4. Seasoned chicken breast meat with spinach cottage cheese

Spinach is high in calcium, magnesium, fiber; vitamin A and C spinach also contains many other good sources of nutrients. Including full fat cottage cheese, which aids in weight loss as, full fat cottage cheese contains high in CLA which is “conjugated linoleic acid” and CLA helps in burning your fat. Chicken on the other hand is high in protein.
Ingredients:
2 lean chicken breast meat
2 tsp Paprika
2 Pinch of Salt
2 tsp Mixed herbs
2 Tbsp Coconut oil
Cottage cheese ingredients:
1 Packet of Spinach
2 Tbsp full fat Cottage cheese
Pinch of Salt
2 Tbsp coconut oil


Method:
Heat a pan with coconut oil and season the chicken with paprika, salt and mixed herbs. Be sure to season both sides of the chicken and grill it till cooked on both sides. Next, in a pan pour the coconut oil and include the spinach and cook it till it cooks or shrinks. You can put a lid on top of the pan. Finally, season it with salt and include the cottage cheese and enjoy!




5. Tabbouleh salad (vegan)
Low carb diet recipes for weight loss


To tell you the truth, I started knowing about Tabbouleh salad through Laura Vitale she is the chef and host on a cooking channel, Laura in the kitchen on YouTube. After watching her cooking and after my mouth watering, I started to research on bulgur wheat as it is the main ingredient in the dish. Bulgur wheat is a great substitute for rice as rice contains high in carbohydrate. Bulgur wheat contains fiber and is low in glycemic index this is beneficial for both diabetic patients and someone who wants to lose weight. I have personally tried this dish and loved it and I would not like to alter any of the ingredients or method she has included. Thus, I have brought you the original recipe of Laura’s Tabbouleh salad. Enjoy!
Ingredients:

1 cup of Bulgur Wheat
1 ½ cups of Water
Juice of 2 Small Lemons
1 Bunch of Parsley, Finely chopped
2 Tbsp of Mint, Finely Chopped
1 Large Cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into small dice
4 Scallions, trimmed and finely chopped
3 Tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Method:
Add the water in small saucepan and bring to a boil, season with a little salt and add in the bulgur, stir to mix and cover with a lid. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 12 to 15 minutes or until the bulgur have absorbed all the water and it’s gotten tender. In a large bowl, add the chopped cucumber, scallions, mint, parsley, lemon juice and olive oil, season with salt and pepper and toss to coat everything in the dressing. When the bulgur is done cooking, fluff it with a fork and add it to the vegetable mixture. Toss everything together using two forks. Serve right away or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.




6. Peanut butter Coconut ice cream (vegan)
Low carb diet recipes for weight loss

When making an ice cream, you would require an ice cream machine. But, you still can make an ice cream without an ice cream machine and still get the smooth like consistency. One of the other important ingredients that I have mentioned almost in all my low carbohydrate recipes is coconut and I know, some of you would wonder why I use coconut. Coconut contains vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidant. The enzymes in the coconut, aids in breaking down your food and digest them to absorb the nutrients, without the help of your enzymes from your pancreas. Read my myths page to understand more about coconut and its myths behind it and how it helps in weight loss.
Ingredients:
3 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tsp of raw cacao
2 Tbsp of coconut sugar

Method:
In a saucepan, heat 1cup of milk with ½ cup of peanut butter till the peanut butter dissolves. Then add the remaining milk, cacao, and coconut sugar and stir till all mixed together. Remove the saucepan and pour the peanut butter coconut sauce into a bowl or a deep container to store in the freezer for 4-5 hours. Make sure to stir it every hour to prevent ice crystals to form. Enjoy!

A low carb diet meal plan can help you lose weight. Try out these recipes and watch your pounds shed.
Nwokolo Collins

Hi, My name is Nwokolo Collins, I am a passionate health enthusiast, I write amazing health articles with sufficient humour.

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