There are a lot of easy low carb recipes available. Low carb dieting is now so popular that there are many recipe books written on just this subject. There are also recipe books written by the authors of most of the best known diet plans including Dr Robert Atkins, Dr Arthur Agatston of the South Beach Diet, the creators of the Protein Power and many others.
On top of that, you can find plenty of low carb recipes online. Usually these are available for free. The disadvantage of finding a recipe on a website is that they are not always so easy to print. The internet is often not set up for easy printing. Of course you could carry the computer into the kitchen or copy out the recipe by hand. However, sometimes you can copy and paste the text into Word or a similar program and then print it. Give it a try because it is useful to have your own collection of printed easy low carb recipes.
Many easy low carb recipes are adapted versions of regular recipes. For example, you would not believe how easy it is to make home made quiche when you do not have to bother with the pastry.
Low Carb Quiche
Makes 6 servings, each approximately 3g net carbohydrate depending on the choice of vegetables.
Lightly grease a large pie dish. Put in 8 oz of shredded cheddar cheese mixed with half of a small onion chopped small (25g or 2.5 Tbsp). Add about 8 oz (225g) chopped cooked low carb vegetables such as mushrooms, broccoli, zucchini etc. Add some ham, cooked chicken or bacon cut into small pieces.
Take 6 eggs and beat them. Mix in 1 cup heavy cream and seasoning. Pour this mixture into the pie dish around and over the vegetables, meat and cheese.
Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees (180 degrees C) for about 40 minutes. When it is done, the top will be lightly browned and a knife pushed into the center of the quiche will come out clean.
Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 days and eaten cold. If you make it without meat, you can even freeze individual portions, then thaw and reheat.
Bacon And Cabbage Stir Fry
Makes 1 serving, 2g net carb per cup of shredded cabbage.
Cook 2-4 slices of bacon and cut into bite sized pieces.
Separately, heat 2 Tbsp olive oil or butter over a low to medium heat in a skillet with a lid. Add 1 or 2 cups (75g or 150g) of shredded cabbage according to your allowance under the rules of your diet. Cover with the lid and cook for 5 mins, stirring frequently. Add the bacon and cook for another 5 mins, or until the cabbage is translucent and soft.
This is delicious as a light meal or first course. It is one of our favorite quick and easy low carb recipes.