Low-Carb Keto Dinners – 8 Quick and Simple Ideas

Quick low-carb keto dinners

You get home after a long day at work, feeling tired and hungry. You know the healthiest way to eat is to cook from scratch. But spending hours in the kitchen is the last thing you need right now.

Not to worry – there are plenty of quick ways to throw together a healthy low-carb dinner! Here are some simple dinner recipes you can make in 20 minutes or less.

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Low-carb options at Pret-A-Manger

Low-carb Food at Pret-A-MangerPret-A-Manger is a popular UK chain of food shops.

Known simply as “Pret” in the UK, you can find one in most cities and towns in the UK. They have also recently started to expand in Europe and the USA.

Having started out as a sandwich shop, Pret now serves a wide range of foods including salads, snacks and desserts. Keep reading “Low-carb options at Pret-A-Manger”

Low-carb pumpkin mousse

Low carb pumpkin mousseDo you have lots of pumpkin leftover after Halloween? This is the ideal way to use it up – takes about 5 minutes to whip up the mousse, and you can keep it in the fridge. (I should know, as I have pulverised three gigantic pumpkins into puree over the last two weeks, and had to come up with ways to utilise almost a bucketful of puree).

But what can you do – pumpkin is impossible to avoid this time of year. At least it is low-carb, with only 6g net carbs per 100g. It is also a permitted food on Atkins Induction.

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Atkins Diet – What to Expect

Atkins Diet advice tipsHaving recently posted an overview of five popular low-carb plans, I’ve been asked which is the one I prefer myself.

For me personally, it is still the good old Atkins. Having lost a substantial amount of weight on Atkins back in 2007, I still follow Atkins Maintenance principles.

Here’s my advice on what to expect when you go on Atkins.
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Portuguese-style fish soup

Low-carb fish soupI first came across this soup when on holiday in Madeira, a Portuguese island in the North Atlantic ocean. Portuguese cuisine includes many interesting ways to cook fish and seafood.

There are many versions of this dish, but one common factor is that it always includes tomatoes. Apparently, Manhattan fish chowder was influenced by Portuguese immigrants in New York, who used tomatoes instead of cream common to the traditional chowder recipes (e.g. New England chowder). Keep reading “Portuguese-style fish soup”

Simple cauliflower soup with cheddar

Cauliflower soup with cheddarIt’s cold outside – time to make hearty soups and stews! This cauliflower soup recipe is very simple, but utterly delicious.

Basically, you just need to boil cauliflower in stock, add lots of fat (in form of cream and cheddar cheese) and season!

This is an expanded recipe from the classic low-carb cauliflower dishes round-up earlier this year.

By the way – the orange bits on the photo come from grated Red Leicester cheese, which is similar to cheddar. They are not carrots!

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15 Ways to Cook Zucchinis (aka Courgettes)

Low Carb Zucchini RecipesZucchini – also known as courgettes or summer squash – are very low in carbs.  They clock up only 2g net carbs per 100g (3.5oz).

Zucchinis are very versatile. They make a perfect side dish for low-carb meals.

They also make a great sub for some high-carb ingredients. For example, you can use grated zucchinis in low-carb baking, or make zoodles instead of pasta.

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