Fact: We seriously indulged over the holidays. Well, 'tis the season, right? This time only comes but once a year, and we all want to make the most of it, so eggnog, pudding, and roasted chicken were all on the menu. And it was so worth it. Besides, it's only for a couple of days (although, full disclosure, ours went a little longer than that). But now it's time to rein it in and start thinking about healthier options to kick-start the New Year.
Since your taste buds are craving delectable foods, we found some delicious low-carb recipes that are still packed with flavor. Yes, that's right, low-carb can be delicious. And for the record, no-carb recipes don't really exist. You can find no-carb foods, however, and these are typically meats, fish, and seafood, while eggs are almost zero. Keen to get started? These six recipes will get you off on the right low-carb foot.
Courtesy of Tone It Up
This fresh salad from Tone It Up is just as delicious as it looks. It swaps out the bulgar grain used in traditional tabbouleh recipes for cauliflower rice. It still has that chewy texture and tastes just as delicious as the original, but it is friendlier to your waistline.
Spiralized Potato and Spinach Frittata
If you are short on time (aren't we all?), this healthy low-carb frittata is quick, easy, and seriously tasty. It also combines eggs and potatoes, two of our all-time favorite ingredients. Put them together, and you have a powerful, protein-packed breakfast or dinner. Make extra, and save it in slices for your work lunch the next day.
Yellow Squash With Ricotta Salata and Grilled Tomatoes
This vegetarian salad features yellow squash, which is slightly sweeter than its greener sister. It also looks really pretty on a plate with the roasted cherry tomatoes. Who wouldn't want to eat those colors? So, you can indulge without the guilt: low-carb and delicious. Yes, please.
Chicken Zucchini Noodle Soup
Courtesy of Inspiralized
With winter officially sinking its cool claws into the season, soup is back on the menu in a big way. Aside from the warmth it brings, soup is a delicious meal you can make today and eat all week. And for us busy girls, convenience is where it's at. That's why we love this delicious chicken and zucchini noodle soup that's packed with protein yet low in carbs. Yum!
Cauliflower Breakfast Pizza
While at first it seems as though pizza is off the low-carb menu, think again. The Tone It Up girls created the perfect, healthy alternative that tastes delicious too. This pizza has a cauliflower crust complete with the authentic flavor of oregano but with nutritious coconut flour instead of the usual wheat variety. With a cracked egg on top, it makes a tasty breakfast too. Or dinner.
Beet Noodles With Tomatoes, Feta, and Bacon
This deliciously colorful recipe might be a little higher in carbs than the others we've featured, but with zero grams of fat, it's still a win-win in our books. Besides, it looks so pretty, and when you're on a diet, you need all the help you can get to keep you interested in going the distance. We think the low calorie count totally balances out the carb factor, and these are all healthy, natural carbs too.