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New Lower Carb Dinner Ideas!

Do you need some new dinner ideas? Check out the following 5 lower carb recipes for some inspiration. Each recipe has just 10 grams of carbohydrate (or less) per serving. All recipes included use common ingredients and are simple to prepare!

Lasagna in a Mushroom

Ingredients:

  • 1 large Portobello mushroom cap
  • 2 tablespoons marinara sauce
  • 4 tablespoons shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz. lean ground beef
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil (divided)

Directions:

  • Scoop out the gills from the Portobello mushroom
  • Rinse and clean Portobello mushroom with water. Dry with paper towel.
  • Lightly coat mushroom with olive oil. Heat in skillet on medium heat for about 5- 8 minutes
  • Season ground beef with salt and pepper
  • Add 1 teaspoon olive oil to skillet. Cook ground beef on medium heat for 5-10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Place mushroom in baking dish
  • Top with 1 tablespoon marina sauce
  • Follow with ½ cooked ground beef
  • Follow with 2 tablespoons mozzarella
  • (repeat same sequence with the remainder of the ingredients)
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes (until cheese has melted)

Nutrition:

Calories: 562
Carb: 8 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Protein: 36 grams
Fat: 42 grams

Shrimp Alfredo with Zucchini Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup zucchini
  • 4 large (about 4 oz.) size cooked shrimp
  • ¼ cup Alfredo sauce (personal favorite: Bertolli Alfredo Sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Use a mandolin or vegetable peeler to cut zucchini into thin noodle like strips
  • Season zucchini noodles with salt and pepper
  • Add olive to skillet. Add zucchini to skillet. Cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add cooked shrimp and Alfredo sauce to zucchini noodles
  • Cook in skillet on medium heat for 5-10 minutes

Nutrition:

Calories: 291
Carb: 10 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Protein: 27 grams
Fat: 16 grams

Ground Turkey Stuffed Green Peppers

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium size green bell pepper
  • 4 oz. ground turkey
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Cut top off of bell pepper
  • Hollow out bell pepper
  • Rinse with water
  • Add 1 teaspoon olive oil to skillet. Cook ground turkey on medium heat for 5-10 minutes.
  • Season ground turkey with salt and pepper
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Place bell pepper upright in baking dish
  • Add ½ ground turkey
  • Add ½ shredded cheddar cheese
  • Add remaining ground turkey
  • Top with remaining cheddar cheese
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes

Nutrition:

Calories: 343
Carb: 8 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Protein: 30 grams
Fat: 21 grams

Parmesan Crusted Chicken and Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz. chicken breast
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup crumbled cauliflower
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Tenderize chicken with mallet
  • Beat egg. Add salt and pepper.
  • Dip chicken into egg mixture.
  • Dip chicken into parmesan cheese. Coating both sides evenly.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes (until there is no pink in the center of chicken breast)
  • Steam crumbled cauliflower in microwave or stove top
  • Place steamed cauliflower in food processer. Add butter, milk, sour cream, salt, and pepper.
  • Pulse for about 30 seconds (until smooth)

Nutrition:

Calories: 396
Carb: 8 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Protein: 41 grams
Fat: 19 grams

Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts Tossed in a Lemon Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups arugula
  • 2 oz. crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • ¼ cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Rinse and dry arugula
  • Place arugula in medium size mixing bowl
  • Add in diced tomatoes, goat cheese, and pine nuts
  • In a small dish, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper
  • Add lemon vinaigrette to salad
  • Toss all ingredients together

Nutrition:

Calories: 351
Carb: 7 grams
Fiber: 1 gram
Protein: 13 grams
Fat: 32 grams

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