Following a low carb diet can be delicious! Here’s our expert guide to the very best low carbohydrate meals, including easy recipes for a low carb breakfast or brunch; light lunch ideas that won’t leave you feeling bloated; and meat, fish and vegetarian dinner inspiration that avoids pasta, rice and all those other stodgy carbs (but will still leave you feeling full).
Perfect for the 5:2 diet, or just if you fancy swerving carbs, all our recipes are triple-tested and bound to impress. Plus we’ve included the exact amount of carbs per serving for each recipe.
Of all our low carb breakfast recipes, this has to be our favourite. A beautiful marriage of haddock and egg, baked in a creamy, dreamy sauce and flavoured with mustard. Again, just leave out the toast if you’re being strict.
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.
This Asian 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.
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.
Packing a real flavour punch, this on-trend steak rub is guaranteed to change your life. Our delicious December 2016 cover recipe for tender T-bone steak is really quick and easy to make but the real challenge is trying not to drool as the herby butter discs slowly melt into the coffee-infused meat…
Looking for a delicious low carb 30minute 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 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.
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