17 Easy Low-Carb Meal Ideas to Try This Week

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Low-Carb Eggplant Parmesan

Get some mealtime inspiration with these 17 easy low-carb meals! From lightened up classics to adventurous new flavors, you’ll never run out of delicious lunches and dinners to cook up. Spice up your weekly menu with these low-carb meal ideas that fit perfectly into your weight loss plan.

1. Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe >

Low-Carb Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatloaf

This cheesy twist on a classic comfort food will leaving you feeling warm and full. Low in carbs but packed with flavor, our mozzarella-stuffed meatloaf recipe blends beef and pork with zesty Italian herbs, roasted red peppers, arugula and mozzarella. The low-carb base made from almond flour is just the swap to keep this hearty meal low carb.

2. One-Pan Olive Oil and Herb Poached Flounder >

One-Pan Olive Oil and Herb Poached Flounder

This recipe combines low-carb ingredients with convenience. Flaky flounder is marinated in olive oil, lemon juice and fresh herbs in this easy, one-pan meal. If you prefer, swap out the flounder for another delicate fish, such as cod, halibut or sole. Both fish and olive oil offer monounsaturated fats and antioxidants to nourish your body as you indulge in this delectable dish.

3. Cream of Broccoli Soup >

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Broccoli florets, Greek yogurt, whole milk and chicken broth blend together to create this savory low-carb soup. Broccoli is an incredible non-starchy vegetable to incorporate into your diet. One serving of this soup is just 280 calories! You can even add crispy bacon on top for added flavor.

4. Stuffed Bell Pepper Tacos >

Taco night but with a twist! This low-carb taco recipe uses crunchy, flavorful bell peppers in lieu of a taco shell. Packed with lean ground beef (or turkey), onions, cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, avocado and sour cream, these stuffed pepper tacos are bound to fill you up.

5. Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs with Loaded Cauliflower Mash >

Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs with Loaded Cauliflower Mash

An Instant Pot makes low-carb meal ideas quick and easy! This hearty dish is the perfect thing to whip up on a busy night. With sugar-free barbecue spice rub and unsweetened barbecue sauce, this dish is shockingly low carb! You can make the cauliflower mash from full florets or buy a frozen bag of mashed cauliflower from your local grocery store.

6. Blackened Tilapia with Super Slaw >

Blackened Tilapia with Super Slaw

Mild, delicate and tender, tilapia takes on the flavor of whatever it is paired with, which in this recipe is a flavorful seasoning blend. The super slaw dressing is made up of plain Greek yogurt, keto-friendly mayonnaise, celery seeds, hemp seeds and lemon juice, which makes it jam-packed with flavor yet good for you!

7. Eggplant Parmesan >

Low-Carb Eggplant Parmesan

This low-carb meal is just the thing to whip up when you are craving the comfort of a classic Italian dish. Juicy eggplant is baked in an almond flour coating and smothered in homemade tomato sauce then topped off with a plenty of cheese! One serving of this reimagined Italian classic is just 138 calories.

8. Baked Salmon Cakes with Pesto >

Low-Carb Baked Salmon Cakes with Pesto

This homemade garlicky pesto is the perfect garnish to drizzle over these delicious salmon cakes. These salmon patties are almost fail-proof and come together by mixing cooked, boneless and skinless salmon in a large bowl with cauliflower, egg, mayonnaise, dill, flat leaf parsley, salt and pepper. Coming in at only 108 calories per cake with pesto, these goodies can be paired with your favorite seasonal produce that fits into your low carb diet.

9. Thai Prawn and Eggplant Curry with Jeweled Cauliflower Rice >

Thai Prawn and Eggplant Curry with Jeweled Cauliflower Rice

This meal is the perfect replacement for takeout! It’s quick, fresh and tasty. Encapsulating all the flavors of a classic Thai dish, this recipe contains only 334 calories per serving and can be made with just about any vegetables you have on hand. It’s one of our favorite low-carb meal ideas!

10. Zucchini Chicken Enchiladas >

Low-Carb Zucchini Chicken Enchiladas

Low-carb Mexican meal ideas are essential for your weight loss plan! Just a few low-carb swaps without losing any of the classic, bold enchilada flavors make this dish a total standout! This recipe replaces tortillas with sliced zucchini as the base of the enchiladas. Top it off with shredded, melty Mexican cheese to ensure no love lost!

11. Shrimp Scampi with Zoodles >

Zucchini noodles, aka zoodles, are the perfect replacement for pasta, as they only contain six grams of net carbs per serving. This recipe calls for minced garlic, spicy red pepper flakes, savory chicken broth and zesty lemon juice to create a rich, buttery sauce. It’s a super simple dish that doesn’t miss out on any flavor!

12. Avocado Crab Salad >

Low-Carb Avocado Crab Salad

The name of this recipe says it all! This dish is compiled of creamy avocado and sweet lump crab meat piled atop fresh greens. Avocados are filled with healthy fats and lump crab meat is high in protein, making these two a great duo. This low-carb meal is sure to keep you full and fueled long after eating it.

13. Malaysian Spicy Beef with Roasted Cauliflower Mash >

Malaysian Spicy Beef with Roasted Cauliflower Mash

This fresh take on the classic beef and potatoes entrée includes bold flavors and spices. Blend together onion, lemongrass, ginger, garlic, cashew butter, lime juice, cumin, coriander and chili powder to create a thick paste that will flavor the beef. These flavors sure pack a punch and make this beef tender and tasty!

14. Creamy Tomato Soup with Parmesan Crisps >

Low-Carb Creamy Tomato Soup with Parmesan Crisps

Craving a homestyle meal? Dreading all the carbs? Well, don’t worry! This recipe is sure to satiate any cravings while keeping things low carb. This tomato soup is thick and smooth and the crisps are the perfect pairing. This recipe is so simple with such few ingredients and yet it makes you feel full and comforted.

15. Mexican Stir Fry >

Mexican Stir Fry

Nothing says simple like a one-pan meal! Seriously, this easy-to-make and easy-to-clean-up recipe is the perfect thing to whip up on a weeknight. You can even swap out the prawns with shrimp and switch the vegetables with any non-starchy veggies you might prefer instead!

16. Grab-and-Go Gyro Lunch Box >

Low-Carb Grab-and-Go Gyro Lunch Box

Homemade tzatziki, sliced steak and veggies give your regularly scheduled lunch break a whole makeover! Packed with protein and low in carbs, this to-go lunch offers a great alternative to the typical midday break, which is sure to keep you full the rest of your day.

17. Cheesy Southwest Spaghetti Squash >

Pasta is definitely a favorite comfort food! This recipe reinvents a classic dish to make it low carb and easily incorporated into a healthy diet. With just four simple ingredients—squash, cheddar cheese, red pepper and avocado—this is bound to be a favorite low-carb meal when short on time and supplies.

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