12 Protein-Packed Recipes with Fewer than 15 Grams of Carbs

Wellness: Nutrition
12 Protein-Packed Recipes with Fewer than 15 Grams of Carbs

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August 9 2018


Diabetes-friendly and delicious, each of these recipes has fewer than 15 grams of carbohydrates. For low-carb side dishes, try vegetable noodles, cauliflower rice, or salad, like our favorite Beet Salad with Gorgonzola

Remember to join one of Hy-Vee's free nutrition tours led by a registered dietitian. Tours are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at noon. 

  1. Veggie Frittata

    If you have eggs and veggies, you're set. While we added a few more things to this frittata, you can easily adjust it based on what's in the fridge. 

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  2. Italian Pepper Shredded Beef

    When you think of shredded beef, you might picture it on a hoagie or sandwich roll. But it's equally good served over lower carb options, like cauliflower rice, veggie noodles, or spaghetti squash.

  3. Spaghetti Squash

    A popular replacement for pasta, spaghetti squash is a nutrient dense lower carb option with loads of flavor. 

  4. Tuscan Lemon Chicken

    Some of the best dishes are based on the simplest flavors. This lemony chicken is one of them. 

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  5. Lemon Chicken over Veggie Noodles

    This recipes asks you spiralize your veggies, but if you're not into that, just look for the veggie noodles and zoodles in the produce department. 

  6. Planked Seed-Crusted Salmon Salad

    Using a soaked plank to grill salmon adds an extra smoky flavor to the fish—a nice complement to the toasted seed crust.

  7. Tuna Lettuce Wraps

    This light lunch or dinner is a quick an easy fix for when you just need a little something. For a more substantial meal, add some avocado and round it out with roasted veggies. 

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  8. Breakfast Egg Cups

    For breakfast or lunch, we like that we can make a batch of these egg muffins and freeze and reheat as needed. 

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  9. Beef Kabobs with Blue Cheese

    The king of kabobs, chunks of seasoned beef tenderloin, asparagus, and blue cheese are all you need to make this magic happen. 

  10. Easy Sautéed Shrimp

    For topping cauliflower rice, stir-fry, or tucking into a lettuce wrap, these easy garlicky shrimp are a high-protein, low-carb option for lunch or dinner. 

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  11. Grilled Greek Pork Tenderloin

    Served with a crisp Romaine salad or side or grilled veggies, it's hard to beat this Greek version of pork tenderloin. 

  12. Asian Veggie Stir-Fry

    You can top this with edamame or tofu to add protein, but we prefer the Easy Sautéed Shrimp from above. 

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