The Tastiest 5 High Protein Low Carb Recipes

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The Tastiest 5 High Protein Low Carb Recipes To Help You Get In Shape

Summer is just around the corner, so you know what that means, it’s time to let go of your holiday figure and start getting your beach body ready.

Slimming down is not an easy process for all, but all anyone who knows something about weight loss would agree that one of the best ways to start is by reducing the number of carbohydrates you eat and including more protein-rich food in your diet.

But how exactly are you going to do that? Well, that’s what I’m here for.

Written below are some of the tastiest 5 high protein low carb recipes for your weight loss mission.

These meals are absolutely healthy, delicious, and very easy to make.

In fact, they’re so easy and tasty that you surely won’t have a problem cooking them on a daily basis.

Are you excited? Then I’m not going to delay things any longer, here they are.

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Stir-Fry Sesame Chicken

The first on our list of 5 high protein low carb recipes is this healthy Asian dish that will definitely be your instant favourite.

It’s yummy, easy to make, and a sure hit for your entire family.

Read the following to find out how you can cook it.

  • Protein: 27 grams per serving
  • Carbohydrates: 15 grams per serving
  • Ingredients:
  • 2 teaspoons of sesame oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups of fresh green beans, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut or canola oil (your choice)
  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts or thighs, sliced into strips
  • 1 yellow or orange or red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and cut into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and cut into strips
  • ¼ cup of chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup of clean-eating teriyaki sauce, divided into two portions, (homemade or store-bought, your choice)
  • 1/8 cup of sesame seeds
  • ½ cup of chopped scallions or cilantro, sliced diagonally

Instructions:

Toast the sesame seeds in a skillet an over medium heat. Make sure to stir frequently. Set aside afterwards.

Pour half of the teriyaki sauce on the chicken strips, marinating them.

Add oil to a pan and bring to medium heat.

Once ready, cook the strips for 4-5 minutes or until they are golden brown. Set aside when you are done.

Add the chicken stock and green beans into the pan, cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the beans are tender and crisp.

Add sesame oil and peppers. Cook uncovered for about 4 minutes. Include garlic and the remaining teriyaki sauce, cook for 30 more seconds.  

Place the chicken strips back into the pan along with the teriyaki sauce used on them. Cook for one minute and top with your toasted sesame seeds.

Garnish with scallions or cilantro. Serve with rice, noodles, or as it is.

Zucchini Noodle Carbonara

Pasta is a huge no-no when it comes to low-carb diets.

Thankfully, zoodles (zucchini noodles) are here to quench your craving. 

Zoodles work great as a healthier alternative to spaghetti, fettuccine, and other forms of pasta.

Here’s one of the great zoodles 5 high protein low carbs recipes you can try.

  • Protein: 28 grams per serving
  • Carbohydrates: 18 grams per serving
  • Ingredients:
  • 4 pcs. of large zucchini
  • 4 slices of nitrate-free deli ham or Canadian bacon, diced
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper, freshly ground
  • ¼ cup of parmesan cheese

Instructions:

Cut the zucchinis with the use of a spiral slicer or a julienne peeler. When you’re done. Lay them on a sheet and sprinkle salt on them. Set aside for at least 5 minutes and then squeeze out as much juice from them as possible.

Whisk the egg, cheese, and egg yolks until they are 100% combined.

Get a skillet and heat it over medium heat. Cook the bacon or ham until they’re crisp. Add the zucchini noodles and stir.

Reduce to low heat and pour the egg and cheese mixture. Turn off the heat and stir until the egg mixture is cooked.

Transfer on a plate, season with black pepper and serve.

Grilled Salmon Kebabs

Kebabs on a diet?

Why not! Salmon is known for being a rich source of healthy fats and protein. 

This tasty and easy to do recipe is the 3rd entry on our list of 5 high protein low carb recipes, and it will surely leave you wanting to eat salmon on a daily basis!

  • Protein: 24 grams per serving
  • Carbohydrates: 2 grams per serving
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 pound of thick wild salmon, skinless and cut into 12 cubes
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh rosemary, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard, the brand of your choice
  • 4 skewers, if using wood or bamboo ones make sure to soak them in hot water first for about 20 to 30 minutes
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of kosher or sea salt

Instructions:

Combine all the ingredients, except the salmon, to form the marinade.

When you’re done, add the salmon cubes and let it soak in the marinade for at least 20 minutes. Keep it in room temperature.

Assemble the kebobs by poking the skewers through the salmon cubes. Aim for 3 pieces per skewer.

Coat the surface of the grill pan with cooking spray.

Set the temperature to hot.

When it’s ready, place the skewered salmon on the grill pan. Cook for 3 minutes or so on each side.

Make sure to regularly turn the kebobs for 6 to 8 minutes so both sides are properly cooked.

Remember to baste them with the leftover marinade while cooking.

Serve on a platter and enjoy!

One-Pot Coconut Curry Shrimp

The fourth on our list of 5 high protein low carb recipes is a keto-friendly Indian classic that also works well with high protein – low-fat diet.

This curried shrimp is tasty and very easy to cook. Here’s how you can do it.

  • Protein: 26 grams per serving
  • Carbohydrates: 13 grams per serving
  • Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoon of room temperature pure butter, divided into portions
  • 1 pound of raw shrimp, deveined and cleaned
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger, freshly grated
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 1 can of unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • ½ cup of chopped onions
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • ½ cup of freshly chopped cilantro

Instructions:

Get a medium skillet and put over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and shrimp. Cook the shrimps about 2 minutes per side or until they are pink. Set aside on a plate covered in paper towel.

Cook the onion in the same skillet for 4 minutes or until they are tender. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Then add the salt, ginger, curry powder, and black pepper, stir a couple of times to combine.

Combine flour and room temperature butter. Mix and then set aside.

Add the palm sugar and coconut milk into the skillet and bring it to a boil.

Reduce the heat to low and include the butter-flour mixture.  Let it cook for 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Add the shrimp and then let it cook for about 15 more seconds.

Turn off the stove.

Pour your lime juice and add the cilantro. Stir to combine.

Serve it on top or with a plate of freshly-cooked brown rice.

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Grilled Pork Chops with Asparagus and Pesto

We’ve had seafood and chicken, now it’s time for the mighty turkey.

Just like chicken, .turkey is also known to be a rich reservoir of protein. 

To make it even better, this recipe uses lettuce instead of taco shells to help you eliminate not just calories but also carbs!  Interested?

Of course, you are, read the following to know the 5th entry in our list of 5 high protein low carb recipes.

  • Protein: 16 grams per serving
  • Carbohydrates: 11 grams per serving
  • Ingredients:
  • 12 pcs of whole romaine heat lettuce leaves
  • 3 tablespoons of taco seasoning, homemade or brought from store (your choice)
  • 1 pound of lean turkey, grounded
  • 1 cup or ½ pint of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup sugar-less salsa
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt or kosher salt (only if the taco seasoning doesn’t already have salt in it)

Instructions:

Get a skillet and place over medium heat. Add your ground turkey and cook for 8 minutes or until it is brown. Pour 1/3 cup of water, taco seasoning, and salt (if the taco seasoning doesn’t have it as an ingredient). Cook for 3 more minutes before removing from heat.

Put 1 piece of lettuce on top of the other so you’ll have a double-layered taco shell.

Place a bit of the meat mixture into each lettuce boat.

Add the avocado dices and cherry tomatoes.

Top with the salsa.

Serve and enjoy!

These are the five 5 high protein low carb recipes I will be sharing with you today.

These meals aren’t just easy to make for they are also very delicious and packed with all the right nutrients to help you with your health journey.

There are more 5 high protein low carb recipes out there, but these ones should help you have a good start.

Now, what are you waiting for? Shop the ingredients above and start cooking up a storm in your kitchen.  

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