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Low Carb Diet Recipes


If you are counting carbs, then our tasty and easy low carb diet recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks will come in handy. All the recipes are low in carbohydrates and suitable for different low carb approaches. If you are following a low carb diet which consists of 3 steps: 1) carb cleanse, 2) weight loss, 3) maintenance phase - all our recipes state their suitability to the appropriate phase.

High protein low carb recipes can be high in saturated fat, if a  low carb diet meal plan you are following minimizes saturated fat, find the appropriate recipe below.

Also, we provide you with the nutrition facts and the nutritional profile analysis for every recipe, so you can make sensible choices that balance variety and moderation in your diet.

All the recipes were developed and tested by Lana Soko, unless otherwise stated.




E - easy low carb recipes;

1,2,3  - suitable for diet phases 1, 2, 3;

LSF - low in saturated fat;

V - low carb vegetarian recipes;

D - low carb diabetic diet recipes.


Low Carb Breakfast Recipes


Egg White Mushroom Omelette

Egg White Mushroom Omelette V  E  1,2,3  LSF D

Total time: 15 min. 120 calories, 4.2g of net carbs. Ingredients: egg whites, mushrooms, spring onions, Parmesan cheese, coriander, butter and olive oil.


Boiled Eggs, Ham and Celery

Boiled Eggs with Ham and Celery E  1,2,3 D

Total time: 15 min. 151 calories, 1.8g of net carbs. Ingredients: eggs, lean ham, celery stalks.

Vegetable Frittata Recipe

Vegetable Frittata Recipe V  E  1,2,3 D

Total time: 25 min. 143 calories, 3g of net carbs. Ingredients: leek, cauliflower, white mushrooms, eggs, dried basil, fresh rosemary, Parmesan cheese, butter.

Dill Scrambled Eggs with Ham


Dill and Ham Scrambled Eggs E  1,2,3 V D

Total time: 10 min. 140 calories, 0.6g of net carbs. Ingredients: eggs, lean ham, dill, butter.

Chorizo and Sun Dried Tomato Omelette

Chorizo and Sun Dried Tomato Omelette E  1,2,3 D

Total time: 20 min. 237 calories, 5g of net carbs. Ingredients: eggs, garlic, dried crushed chillies, butter, sun-dried tomatoes, chorizo, oregano.

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Rolls

Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon Rolls E  1,2,3 D

Total time: 10 min. 119 calories, 3.8g of net carbs. Ingredients: smoked salmon, Philadelphia Low Fat Cream Cheese, cucumber, fresh dill.

Asparagus Frittata Recipe

Asparagus Frittata Recipe V  E  1,2,3 D

Total time: 20 min. 191 calories, 3g of net carbs. Ingredients: asparagus, onions, eggs, soft goat's cheese, thyme, butter.

Hard-Boiled Eggs with Asparagus and Smoked Salmon

Eggs with Asparagus and Smoked Salmon E  1,2,3 D

Total time: 15 min. 188 calories, 1.4g of net carbs. Ingredients: eggs, smoked salmon, asparagus.

Egg White Zucchini Frittata

Egg White Zucchini Frittata V  E  1,2,3  LSF D

Total time: 20 min. 107 calories, 4g of net carbs. Ingredients: egg whites, zucchini or courgette, cottage cheese, spring onion, parsley, olive oil.

Poached Eggs with Avocado and Ham

Avocado, Ham and Poached Eggs E  1,2,3

Total time: 15 min. 287 calories, 2g of net carbs. Ingredients: eggs, lean ham, avocado.

Spinach Frittata Recipe

Spinach Frittata Recipe V  E  1,2,3 D

Total time: 25 min. 200 calories, 3g of net carbs. Ingredients: eggs, feta cheese, spinach, dried oregano, olive oil.

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict E  1,2,3

Total time: 15 min. 272 calories, 2g of net carbs. Ingredients: eggs, smoked salmon, spinach, Hollandaise sauce.

Seafood Omelette

Seafood Omelette E  1,2,3 D

Total time: 25 min. 254 calories, 1g of net carbs. Ingredients: king prawns (shrimps), olive oil, eggs, cheddar cheese, garlic, dried crushed chillies, butter, fresh basil.

Low Carb Lunch Recipes



Low Carb Salad Recipes:

Avocado Salad Recipe

Avocado Salad Recipe E  1,2,3 D

Total time: 15 min. 248 calories, 5g of net carbs. Ingredients: avocado, back bacon, tomato, lettuce, parsley, onion, olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, ground cumin, vegetable stock.

Low Carb Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken Caesar Salad E  1,2,3 D

Total time: 30 min. 242 calories, 3g of net carbs. Ingredients: chicken breast, lettuce, Parmesan cheese, anchovy (optional), olive oil, lemon juice, mayonnaise, garlic, Dijon mustard, Tabasco sauce.

Quick Tuna Nicoise Salad

Tuna Nicoise Salad E  1,2,3 D

Total time: 15 min. 254 calorie, 6g of net carbs. Ingredients: can of tuna, tomato, red onion, green or black olives, eggs, lettuce, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, capers.

Prawn and Asparagus Salad

Shrimp and Asparagus Salad E  1,2,3  LSF D

Total time: 20 min. 330 calories, 5g of net carbs. Ingredients: shrimps or prawns, asparagus, rocket leaves, lemon juice, olive oil, light mayonnaise, egg, capers, Dijon mustard, fresh tarragon.

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajita Salad E  1,2,3 D

Total time: 20 min or 1 hour 20 min (to marinate the chicken - optional). 258 calories, 5g of net carbs. Ingredients: chicken breast, green pepper, onion, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, lettuce, etc.

Cold Green Bean Salad

Cold Green Bean Salad V  E  1,2,3  LSF D

Total time: 10 min. 138 calories, 9g of net carbs. Ingredients: green beans or French beans, olive oil, dried marjoram, red onion, vegetable stock, lemon. Vegetarian.

Aubergine Salad

Aubergine or Eggplant Salad V  E  1,2,3 D

Total time: 26 min. 199 calories, 8g of net carbs. Ingredients: aubergine or eggplant, Parmesan cheese, olive oil balsamic vinegar, sweetener, parsley, garlic, crushed chilli flakes.

Radish Salad

Radish Salad V  E  1,2,3  LSF D

Total time: 10 min. 110 calories, 3.7g of net carbs (phases 1, 2, 3). Ingredients: yellow pepper, garlic, radishes, spring onion, lettuce, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, sweetener.

Low Carb Soup Recipes:

Italian Meatball Soup

Italian Meatball Soup E  1,2,3 D

Total time: 30 min. 248 calories, 7g of net carbs. Ingredients: extra lean minced meat, egg white, canned chopped tomatoes, celery, spring onion, green pepper, garlic, basil, thyme, oregano, parsley, chillies, etc.

Avocado Soup Recipe

Avocado Soup Recipe V  E  1,2,3  LSF D

Total time: 5 min. 197 calories, 4g of net carbs. Ingredients: Hass avocado, low fat cottage cheese, lime juice, chives, cucumber, ground cumin.

Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Chicken and Vegetable Soup E  1,2,3  LSF D

Total time: 25 min or 1 hour 10 min. 133 calories, 5g of net carbs. Ingredients: chicken leg, red pepper, spring onion, peas, vegetable stock, garlic, dried oregano, thyme, parsley.

Spinach Soup

Spinach Soup V  E  1,2,3  LSF D

Total time: 20 min. 106 calories, 4g of net carbs. Ingredients: fresh spinach, cauliflower, onion, garlic, ground nutmeg, olive oil, sour cream, vegetable stock.

Chicken and Cauliflower Soup

Chicken and Cauliflower Soup E  1,2,3  LSF D

Total time: 20 min or 1 hour 10 min. 133 calorie, 3g of net carbs (phases 1, 2, 3). Ingredients: chicken leg, ham, onion, cauliflower, garlic, ground sage, vegetable stock, parsley, etc.


Low Carb Dinner Recipes


Baked Chicken Breast With Lemon and Feta Cheese

Lemon and Feta Cheese Baked Chicken E  1,2,3 D

Total time: 1 hour. 410 calories, 5g of net carbs. Ingredients: chicken breast, feta cheese, lemon, garlic, olive oil, fresh mint leaves, tarragon, kalamata olives.

Lamb Curry and Cauliflower Rice

Lamb Curry and Cauliflower Rice E  2,3  LSF D

Total time: 1 hour 10 min. 326 calories, 9.6g of net carbs. Ingredients: lamb fillet, spinach, garlic, spring onion, ground ginger, cumin, coriander, turmeric, chilli powder, tomato, tomato puree, olive oil.

Baked Salmon Fillet

Salmon Fillet with Sauteed Zucchini E  1,2,3  LSF D

Total time: 30 min. 313 calories, 6g of net carbs. Ingredients: salmon fillets, reduced fat sour cream, lemon juice, fresh dill, parsley, zucchini(courgette), garlic, olive oil.

Warm Goat's Cheese Salad

Warm Goat's Cheese Salad V  E  2,3

Total time: 20 min. 437 calories, 7g of net carbs. Ingredients: Chevre Blanc goat's cheese, lettuce, zucchini (courgette), red pepper, dry thyme, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, sweetener.

Rosemary Roasted Chicken

Rosemary Roasted Chicken 1,2,3  LSF D

Total time: 1 hour 55 min (time depends on the chicken size). 306 calories, 0g of net carbs per serving (phases 1, 2, 3). Ingredients: organic or free range chicken, fresh rosemary, garlic, olive oil.

Thai Red Chicken Curry

Thai Red Chicken Curry  2,3 D

Total time: 30 min. 373 calories, 9g of net carbs. Ingredients: chicken breast, reduced fat coconut milk, coconut oil, Thai red curry paste, lime juice, lemon grass, mangetout, broccoli raab, zucchini, baby sweetcorn, pak choi, red pepper, etc.

Beef Burgers

Gourmet Beef Burgers E  1,2,3

Total time: 12 min. 387 calories, 4g of net carbs per serving. Ingredients: extra lean minced beef, spring onion, parsley, basil, garlic, egg white, tomato, olive oil, lemon juice, lettuce.

Pork and Mushroom Salad

Pork and Mushroom Salad E  1,2,3 D

Total time: 30 min. 376 calories, 4.9g of net carbs per serving. Ingredients: pork loin steak, Portobello mushrooms, watercress, olive oil, garlic, spring onion, dried thyme, English mustard, vegetable stock, etc.

Baked Chicken Thighs

Baked Chicken Thighs E  1,2,3  LSF D

Total time: 55 min. 350 calories, 3g of net carbs per serving. Ingredients: chicken thighs, lemon, garlic, olive oil, basil, small glass of white wine.

Baked Cod and Vegetables

Cod Baked with Vegetables E  2,3  LSF D

Total time: 50 min. 357 calories, 10g of net carbs. Ingredients: cod fillets, fennel, red pepper, tomatoes, garlic, onion, dried thyme, olive oil.

Turkey Burgers

Turkey Burgers with Lettuce Salad E  1,2,3  LSF D

Total time: 30 min. 248 calories, 5g of net carbs. Ingredients: minced turkey breast, egg white, tomato, spring onion, parsley, garlic, English mustard, romaine lettuce.

Oven Roasted Chicken

Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken E  1,2,3  LSF D

Total time: 1 hour 55 min (time depends on the chicken size). 306 calories, 0g of net carbs. Ingredients: organic chicken, parsley, dried marjoram, garlic, lemon, olive oil.

Steak Fajita Recipe

Steak Fajita Recipe 1,2,3 D

Total time: 15 min or 1 hour 15 min (if to marinate meat). 287 calories, 5g of net carbs. Ingredients: beef steak, Iceberg lettuce leaf, onion, green pepper, jalapeno pepper, salsa, guacamole, reduced fat sour cream, etc.


Low Carb Dessert Recipes


Low Carb Chocolate Brownies

Low Carb Chocolate Brownies V  E  1,2,3

Total time: 35 min. 274 calories and 4g of net carbs per 1 brownie. Ingredients: dark chocolate, chopped and ground almonds, butter, eggs, baking powder, vanilla extract, sweetener.

Low Carb Blackberry Pie

Low Carb Blackberry Pie V  2,3 D

Total time: 40 min. 248 calories and 8.3g of net carbs per serving. Ingredients: ground almonds, butter, egg white, baking powder, fresh blackberries, sweetener.

Lemon Cake

Low Carb Lemon Cake V 1,2,3 D

Total time: 50 min. 251 calories and 3.6g of net carbs per serving (phases 1, 2, 3). Ingredients: ground almonds, butter, olive oil, baking powder, eggs, lemon peel, sweetener.

Low Carb Blueberry Pie

Low Carb Blueberry Pie V  2,3 D

Total time: 40 min. 250 calories and 10.7g of net carbs per serving (phases 2 and 3). Ingredients: fresh blueberries, ground almonds, butter, baking powder, egg, sweetener.

Low Carb Lemon Cheese Cake

Low Carb Lemon Cheesecake V  1,2,3

Total time: 1 hour 25 min. 327 calories and 3g of net carbs per one slice. Ingredients: cream cheese, egg white, lemon peel, ground almonds, butter, sweetener.

Low Carb Coconut Biscuits

Low Carb Coconut Biscuits V  E  1,2,3 D

Total time: 30 min. 69 calories and 1.4g of net carbs per one biscuit. Ingredients: ground almonds, coconut desiccated, egg whites, vanilla and almond extract, Amaretto, sweetener.


Low Carb Snack Recipes


  • 15 almonds, 18g - 104 calories or kcal, 1.7g of net carbs.
  • 7 walnuts, 28g - 185 kcal, 2g of net carbs.
  • 7 large olives, 105g - 85 calories, 3.3g of net carbs.
  • 1/2 avocado, 101g - 161 kcal, 2g of net carbs.
  • Avocado Soup - 197 kcal, 4g of net carbs.
  • Avocado and Spinach Smoothie - 176 kcal, 3g of net carbs.
  • Avocado and Collard Greens Smoothie - 183 kcal, 3.6g of net carbs.
  • 100g or 3.5 oz. of fresh blackberries - 43 kcal, 4.3g of net carbs.
  • 25 fresh raspberries, 48g- 25 kcal, 2.6g of net carbs.
  • 1/2 large red pepper, 82g (cut into strips) and blue cheese dressing made of 28g (1 oz.) of blue cheese and 1 tbsp. of sour cream, - 148 calories, 4.3g of net carbs.
  • 1/3 cucumber (90g), 3 oz. or 85g of tuna canned in water mixed with 1 tbsp. of mayonnaise  - 181 calories, 2.9g of net carbs.
  • 1 grilled Portobello mushroom topped with 1 slice (28g or 1 oz.) of cheddar cheese - 131 calories, 2.5g of net carbs.
  • 1 oz or 28g of mozzarella cheese - 85 kcal, 1g of net carbs.
  • 1 oz or 28g of cheddar cheese - 114 kcal, 0.4g of net carbs.
  • 5 celery stalks 5" or 13 cm long, 85g - 14 kcal, 1.2g of net carbs.


Low Carb Side Dishes


Recipes for The Side Dishes:


Cooked Low Carb Vegetables:

  • Artichoke hearts, 125g/5oz - 66 kcal, 4.2g of net carbs.
  • Asparagus, 125g/5oz - 28 kcal, 2.6g of net carbs.
  • Bamboo shoots, 150g/6oz - 18 kcal, 1.4g of net carbs.
  • Beet greens, 40g/1.5oz - 11 kcal, 1g of net carbs.
  • Broccoli, 100g/3.5oz - 35 kcal, 4.6g of net carbs.
  • Brussels sprouts, 100g/3.5oz - 36 kcal, 4.5g of net carbs.
  • Cabbage, 100g/3.5oz - 23 kcal, 3.6g of net carbs.
  • Cauliflower, 100g/3.5oz - 23 kcal, 1.8g of net carbs.
  • Celeriac, 100g/3.5oz - 27 kcal, 4.7g of net carbs.
  • Chard, 100g/3.5oz - 20 kcal, 2g of net carbs.
  • Courgette (Zucchini), 100g/3.5oz - 15 kcal, 1.7g of net carbs.
  • Dandelion greens, 100g/3.5oz - 33 kcal, 3.5g of net carbs.
  • Green beans (French beans), 57g/2oz - 20 kcal, 2.7g of net carbs.
  • Kale, 100g/3.5oz - 28 kcal, 3.6g of net carbs.
  • Kohlrabi, 100g/3.5oz - 29 kcal, 5.6g of net carbs.
  • Leeks, 57g/2oz - 18 kcal, 3.7g of net carbs.
  • Mangetout, 57g/2oz - 24 kcal, 2.4g of net carbs.
  • Okra, 100g/3.5oz - 22 kcal, 2g of net carbs.
  • Onion, 28.5g/1oz - 13 kcal, 2.5g of net carbs.
  • Pak Choi 100g/3.5oz - 12 kcal, 0.78g of net carbs.
  • Pumpkin, 100g/3.5oz - 20 kcal, 3.8g of net carbs.
  • Spinach, 100g/3.5oz - 23 kcal, 1.4g of net carbs.
  • Turnip, 100g/3.5oz - 22 kcal, 3.06g of net carbs.


Low Carb Salad Vegetables, Raw:

  • Alfalfa seeds, sprouted, 100g/3.5oz - 23 kcal, 0.2g of net carbs.
  • Celery, 100g/3.5oz - 16 kcal, 1.4g of net carbs.
  • Chicory, 100g/3.5oz - 23 kcal, 0.7g of net carbs.
  • Cucumber with peel, 100g/3.5oz - 15 kcal, 3g of net carbs.
  • Endive, 100g/3.5oz - 17 kcal, 0.3g of net carbs.
  • Fennel, 100g/3.5oz - 31 kcal, 4.2g of net carbs.
  • Lettuce:

              - Cos or Romaine lettuce 100/3.5oz - 17 kcal, 1.2g of net carbs;

              - Iceberg lettuce 100g/3.5oz - 14 kcal, 1.8g of net carbs;

              - Green leaf lettuce 100/3.5oz - 15 kcal, 1.6g of net carbs;

              - Red leaf lettuce 100/3.5oz - 16 kcal, 1.4g of net carbs.

  • Mushrooms, white, 100g/3.5oz - 22 kcal, 2.3g of net carbs.
  • Olives, ripe, canned, (jumbo-super colossal) 100g/3.5oz - 81 kcal, 3g of net carbs.
  • Pak choi, 100g/3.5oz - 13 kcal, 1.2g of net carbs.
  • Bell peppers:

              - Green pepper, 100g/3.5oz - 20 kcal, 3g of net carbs.

              - Yellow peppers, 100g/3.5oz - 27 kcal, 5.4g of net carbs.

              - Red peppers, 100g/3.5oz - 31 kcal, 4g of net carbs.

  • Radicchio, 100g/3.5oz - 23 kcal, 3.6g of net carbs.
  • Radishes, 100g/3.5oz - 16 kcal, 1.8g of net carbs.
  • Rocket salad (arugula), 100g/3.5oz - 25 kcal, 2g of net carbs.
  • Spring onions, 57g/2oz - 18 kcal, 2.7g of net carbs.
  • Spinach, 100g/3.5oz - 23 kcal, 1.4g of net carbs.
  • Tomatoes, 100g/3.5oz - 18 kcal, 2.7g of net carbs.
  • Watercress, 100g/3.5oz - 11 kcal, 0.8g of net carbs.

Author: Lana Soko






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