Looking for new recipes for your low-carb weeknight dinners? Check out our selection of low-carb mains for some inspiration. We’re featuring some mouthwatering meat and vegetarian dishes to help you on your low-carb journey—all under 15 grams of carbs per serving!
1. Chicken and Brussels Sprouts with Mustard Sauce | Cooking Light
This zesty mustard sauce dresses chicken breasts and sautéed Brussels sprouts to make a delicious low-carb and high-protein meal. If low-carb isn’t your thing, simply add in a baked potato and consider your meal complete. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 chicken breast half + 2/3 cups Brussels sprouts + 2 tablespoons sauce.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 350; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 114mg; Sodium: 604mg; Carbohydrate: 11g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 42g
2. Baked Salmon with Mustard-Dill Sauce | Calories In, Calories Out Cookbook
This recipe for a simple dill marinade and mustard-dill sauce is great way to get a kick from your salmon. Although the recipe calls for baked salmon, you can also pan-fry, grill or broil, depending on your preference. Salmon is low-carb and naturally rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, so serve some up for supper today! Recipe makes 4 servings of 1 fillet each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 402; Total Fat: 24g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 98mg; Sodium: 802mg;Carbohydrate: 10g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 39g
3. Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps | Skinnytaste
Want to give your tacos a fresh and healthy low-carb twist? Try subbing in lettuce leaves instead of the traditional corn and flour tortillas. This recipe for turkey taco lettuce wraps uses this concept plus you’ll get to make the taco filling from scratch using fresh ingredients. Recipe makes 4 servings at 2 lettuce wraps each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 256; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 113mg; Sodium: 714mg;Carbohydrate: 9g; Dietary Fiber: 3g;Sugar: 4g; Protein: 30g
4. Smothered Meatballs & Marinara | Maebell’s
Enjoy low-carb juicy marinara meatballs! Lean ground pork is seasoned with fennel and marjoram then smothered and simmered in marinara sauce. These meatballs freeze well so you can make a batch ahead of time and reheat as a quick dinner option. Recipe serves 6 at 3 meatballs each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 241; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 39mg; Sodium: 561mg; Carbohydrate: 7g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 23g
5. Kale & Sun Dried Tomatoes Stuffed Chicken | The Healthy Maven
Simple, flavorful kale and sun dried tomato-stuffed chicken is lean, low-carb and protein-packed. Chicken breast is pounded thin and stuffed with superfood kale, tomatoes and creamy goat cheese. Recipe makes 4 servings at 2 pieces each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 342; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 117mg; Sodium: 968mg; Carbohydrate: 11g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 48g
6. Thai Beef Kabobs with Garden Vegetable Saute | Eat Up Slim Down
Time to fire up those barbecue grills! Thai beef kabobs are flavored with a delicious sweet-and-sour marinade. Enjoy the kabobs alongside the simple garden vegetable saute for a low-carb summertime meal. Recipe makes 4 servings at 2 skewers + 1/4 of vegetables each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 264; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 68mg; Sodium: 266mg; Total Carbohydrates: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 6g; Protein: 24g
7. Portobello Pesto Pizza | Cook Smarts
Pizza lovers looking to cut back on calories and carbs should try out this portobello pesto pizza. Savory mushroom topped with fresh tomatoes, savory pesto and stringy mozzarella makes a great option for a vegetarian meal. The pesto can be made in a food processor or you can visit Cook Smarts for a video on how to make hand-chopped pesto. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1/2 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 303; Total Fat: 29g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Monounsaturated Fat: 17g; Cholesterol: 18mg; Sodium: 190mg; Carbohydrate: 10g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 1g; Protein 13g
8. Gluten-Free Zucchini Quiche | Healthy Nibbles & Bits
This gluten-free quiche replaces a traditionally high-carb crust with a lower carb nutty almond meal crust. The flavorful quiche is filled with colorful strips of zucchini noodles and orange bell pepper, and makes for an impressive brunch option. You can also serve this as a versatile main dish at any meal of the day. Recipe serves 6.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 261; Total Fat: 19g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 113mg; Sodium: 528mg; Carbohydrate: 7g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 14g
9. Open-Faced Broiled Egg, Spinach and Tomato Sandwich | Lose Weight the Smart Low-Carb Way
This open-faced sandwich has got nothing to hide! Once you crunch into the toasty English muffin, spinach, tomatoes, egg and lightly browned mayo, you’ll be well on your way to a balanced breakfast. The best part is you’ll get to share the other half of your English muffin with someone else. Sharing is caring! Recipe makes 1 serving at 1 sandwich each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 201; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 195mg; Sodium: 423mg; Total Carbohydrate: 17g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 3g; Protein: 10g