Sweeties, when the schedules are packed and the days are just full, the last thought on your mind should be struggling to think of a healthy and filling dinner to feed your very hungry family. Are we right? Sure it’s oh-so-easy to pull up quickly to a drive thru window or order take out or delivery with a press of a button on your phone- trust us, it’s tempting! But as easy as it seems, give the traditional fast food chains a needed break. Try cooking your family some real fast food that is kind to your waistline and still saves you time y’all!
The truth is that you can serve up a lower calorie, flavorful dinner in the nick of time with fresh ingredients you already may have stocked up in your fridge! It’s true! Cutting carbs may seem intimidating because hey, carbs can pop up in almost anything and everything you eat or drink these days. How can you cut them out but still reap the benefits of a tasty meal you ask? We have ya covered!
Here are some of our favorite low carb dinner recipes that you can make right at home and will leave your family asking for “more please!” Oh, and turn your printer on because you will want to print these recipes for the week too! Let’s get to it, Sweeties…
Healthy Low Carb Goulash with Zoodles
Are you in need of a meal that both fills and warms the yummy in the colder months? This Healthy Goulash recipe may be for you! Christy Jordan from Southern Plate modifies this classic recipe by using zoodles (that’s zucchini noodles y’all!). Zoodles are all the rage now y’all and it’s a secret weapon when preparing meals low carb. You can even purchase them already prepared so no time is wasted with spiralizing them!
The zoodles take place of the carbohydrate filled pasta making it a much healthier, lighter dish. This recipe is loaded with nutritious veggies and did we mention that it also has cheese in the mix? Woo-hoo! This dish is also served up warm, keeping you toasty on a brisk fall day! Are you hungry yet? We know we are! See the full recipe how to by our lovely pal Christy here.
Sweet Tip! Pair this hardy, warm recipe with our yummy and classic, refreshing Original cold brew flavor!
Ginger Garlic Vegetable Stir Fry Dinner Recipe
If you have vegetables in the house, you are one step closer to makin’ a quick n’ easy stir fry! Stir fry recipes are wonderful because a variety of herbs, spices, and sauces can be added to them to make them flavorful and tasty. For this recipe, prepare the vegetable ingrediants by giving them a good wash with water and chop.
This low cal and colorful recipe is a quick and nutritous meal that can be served up in 30 minutes or less! Quick and easy. now that’s what we’re talkin’ about. Want to add a protien to the mix? Sure can. Add Chicken, Shrimp, steak, your choice! We have a feelin’ you may be makin’ this dish quite often when you see how simple the steps are! See the full recipe by Brandi over on StaySnatched.com.
Sweet Tip! The recipe is BEST when paired with ou refreshing Peach Southern Breeze Cold Brew. Cheers!
Parmasan Herb Tilapia Dinner Recipe:
We just HAVE to share this flavorous recipe by Lauren of Hall Nesting! So savory, simple, and healthy. Did you know that fish are naturally low in calories and when a only a few herbs and a fresh lemon wedge are added…well, that just equals heaven for your tastebuds! This is a step away from the traditional chicken and pork recipes so challenge yourself to try something new and fresh.
This dish may be low in carbs, but it’s BIG on taste. Serve the tilapia with your most beloved veggie like caulifiower, broccoli, cooked carrots, or any other low calorie side for a complete dinner that you will want to make everyweek. Check out the complete recipe right here and get cookin’. We can hear the sizzelin’ of the tilapia already!
Sweet Tip: Our Half & Half Southern Breeze Cold Brewpairs well with this lemony delcious dish! Add in a lemon wedge to make your drink extra tangy!
Low Carb Market Chicken Skillet Dinner Recipe:
Don’t you LOVE a full meal that can be cooked in one pot? You have that right. Only one pot is needed to make this lovely, complete meal. That means less time spent cleaning the dishes y’all (woo-hoo!). This is one of many reasons why this recipe is one of our low carb go-tos. This dish extremely satisfying, filling, and will keep you away from running to the fridge to try satisfy late night sweets cravings. No ruining your diet with this dish!
We can go on and on why this recipe makes our low carb list: The crisp green kale, the plump cherry tomatoes, the juicy corn, the drizzled honey. That’s right, honey! Grab your fork and your plate y’all, THIS is what’s for dinner tonight! We’re thinkin’ there will be no leftovers with this low carb skillet meal… It’s THAT good! Get the complete and delicious recipe here.
Sweet Tip: Make sure that your mason jar is filled to the brim with iced cold tea like our Raspberry Southern Breeze Cold Brewfor this satisfying and delicious recipe!
See, told ya that cooking low carb can be easy peasy, Sweeties! Give the fast food and take out a rest and try one of these recipes tonight! Well y’all, who is ready for a delicious and nutritious, low calorie supper? Don’t forget to give the recommended sweet tea pairing a try also with the recipes too. Sippin’ Southern Breeze Sweet Teais a fantastic way to sip zero calorie all while enjoying the traditional taste of Southern style sweet tea, without the worry of sugar or carbs. It’s the guilt free sweet tea! The entire line up of sweet tea awaits (available in family size and single serve cold brew.)
Tell us Sweeties, do you have a low calorie dinner favorite that you would like to share with us? Or maybe have an easy swap or trick to cooking a low carb meal up your sleeve? Don’t be shy now, we’d love to hear about it. Leave us a note and tell us in the comments below! Bon appétit y’all!