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6 Simple Low Carbs Recipes For Weight Loss

Low carb diet recipes
Written by Collins Nwokolo

Consuming a low carb diet is a great way to lose weight fast through eating, you can find out how low carb diet works, to get more information. Here are 6 very simple low carb diet recipes for a successful weight loss.

 

1. Steamed ginger fish

Low carb diet recipes

Steamed ginger fish

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. This is one of the most delicious low carb diet recipes you will ever taste.

Eating fish twice a week can help you lose weight and improve your cardiovascular health, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). I enjoy fish grilled compared to baked or fried. Try not to eat fried fish as frying the fish requires a 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 are put together to 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 Tablespoon of oil and drop your onions, garlic, and red chili and sliced ginger and stir fry them till your onions and garlic turn golden brown. Pour ¼ cup of water, put your marinated fish into the pan, and cook until the fish is ready to be eaten.

 

2. Beef patties

Low carb diet recipes

Beef patties

Beef is rich in protein, and it is one of the red meats which you should not push away from your diet. When you talk about low carb diet recipes, you need to talk about beef, particularly two types of beef. Let’s talk about grass-fed beef and corn fed beef. Which is the best beef to been consumed? Obviously, grass-fed beef as it contains 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.

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

Beef patties

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 how I make my scrambled eggs, but you can 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 bloodstream when digested. Moreover, flax seeds are rich in omega 3 and 6 but, flax seeds contain more omega 3 than 6, which is a plus benefit as omega 3 prevents inflammation. Make sure to get flax seeds, which are grind and not 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 Tbsp of Coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp of Spring onions
  • 1 Tbsp of Flaxseeds

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 a 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

Low carb diet recipes

Seasoned chicken breast meat with spinach cottage cheese

Spinach is high in calcium, magnesium, fiber; vitamin A and C spinach also contain 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. These makes it one of best low carb diet recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lean chicken breast meat
  • 2 tbsp Paprika
  • 2 Pinch of Salt
  • 2 tbsp 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, including the spinach, and cook it until 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

Tabbouleh salad (vegan)

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 carbohydrates. 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 a 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 has 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)

Peanut butter Coconut ice cream (vegan)

Peanut butter Coconut ice cream (vegan)

When making ice cream, you would require an ice cream machine. But, you still can make 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 antioxidants. 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 cups of 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 from forming. Enjoy!

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

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Collins Nwokolo

Collins Nwokolo is a passionate blogger and an amazing writer. He is a health and fitness enthusiast who loves sharing helpful information to people.

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