Our low-carb meals include a lighter version of a pad Thai using courgetti instead of noodles (check out our courgetti recipes here), warming chicken curry, and even a low-carb lasagne.
Low carb breakfast/brunch ideas
A protein-rich egg, salmon and avocado breakfast will keep you going for longer.
This crab, chilli and herb omelette is low-calorie, gluten-free, high-protein and ready in just 20 minutes – perfect for a midweek meal!
Drink this healthy green smoothie in the morning for a quick, nutrient-packed pick-me-up, perfect if you’re following a low carb diet. Cucumber, spinach, lime and kiwi are a great combination and the avocado adds a lovely texture.
Low carb lunch or salad ideas
This hot and sour fish soup is quick, easy and under 300 calories – the perfect light, fragrant meal to warm you up. Omit the rice or noodles and add some extra spinach for a filling carb-free meal.
This sumac chicken and green bean salad is ready in just 20 minutes and comes in at under 300 calories.
Add some warming spices to your prawns with this low-carb recipe, with fresh lettuce leaves and salsa for a pretty, nutritious finish.
Soft-boiled eggs make the fastest meal. Nutritious, good-value and perfectly matched with salty pancetta – they make a delicious dish, especially when paired with purple sprouting broccoli. A speedy recipe for two. Serve with Parmesan, and crusty bread on the side.
Low carb dinner ideas (meat)
Looking for a delicious low carb 30 minute meal? This recipe for lemon chicken with charred leeks and fennel is a really easy midweek meal for one. It’s ready in just 20 minutes and is under 300 calorie, but is so packed with flavour that you won’t notice.
This recipe for lamb kofta in sweet-sour tomato sauce is guaranteed to make the whole family happy. It’s packed full of flavour and ready in under an hour.
These harissa lamb cutlets with tahini yogurt sauce are easy to make, ready in just 30 minutes and under 500 calories.
This recipe for pork fillet with pepper stew is easy to make and ready in under an hour and is low in carbs, but is packed full of flavour.
This healthy chicken curry recipe bulks up on veg to keep the calories low. Freeze in portions for quick, midweek meals.
This recipe for steak with garlic mushroom cream and winter greens is really quick and easy to make but feels like a real treat.
This recipe for paleo chicken piccata is fast, healthy and easy to freeze. Serve with a green salad or cauliflower rice to keep things paleo diet-friendly and low calorie.
This recipe for cheat’s chicken mole uses a clever product to mean it’s ready in less than an hour and is under 300 calories – perfect for a midweek treat.
Low carb dinner ideas (fish)
This recipe for lettuce-wrapped fish with citrus butter is easy, ready in just 30 minutes, and under 300 calories, but looks great and is so packed with flavour that you won’t notice you’re being virtuous.
These coconut ginger fish parcels are easy to make, ready in just 30 minutes and under 500 calories – perfect for a midweek meal.
This recipe for cod, cherry tomato and green olive tray roast is so quick and easy to prepare but looks impressive when you pull it out of the oven. Serve with a big bowl of buttered orzo.
Simple but packed with flavour from the garlic, chilli and cinnamon, this colourful recipe for grilled cod with salsa rossa is quick and easy to make as well as being low in calories.
Vegetarian low carb meal ideas
Once you’ve mastered the art of courgetti, branch out and try spiralising different vegetables! This quick and easy tofu steak with beetroot noodles and dukkah is a great vegetarian meal for one, ready in half an hour.
Using quinoa instead of rice means these rolls are higher in protein (and lower in carbs). We’ve kept them vegan too, no fish means leftovers will keep for a healthy lunchbox the next day.
This broccoli and roasted red pepper frittata makes for a quick, healthy and delicious midweek meal. It’s on the table in just 20 minutes, plus it’s low cal and low carb.