Keto & Low Carb Recipes: Lunch/Dinner Edition

Who doesn’t enjoy pasta, rice, or bread with their dinner? These carbohydrate-rich foods are delicious, but not great if you’re trying to lose weight. No worries — you can still enjoy the meals you love with a little tweaking. Here are a few of our favorite low carb recipes for lunch or dinner:

Pork Fried “Rice”

Fried rice is so filling, but can sometimes leave you feeling bloated. It’s heavy in carbohydrates! Here’s a fried “rice” recipe that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized:

Cooked pork

Riced cauliflower

Sweet onion

Bell pepper


Coconut aminos

Olive oil

Chinese five spice blend 

Begin by chopping your cooked pork into bite-sized pieces and set aside. Measure out your riced cauliflower and add to your dish. Next, chop your veggies, add to a separate bowl, and mix with coconut aminos, olive oil, and seasoning. Saute your veggie mix. Add the sauteed veggies and pork over your riced cauliflower and stir.

Spaghetti Squash

If you love pasta, spaghetti squash is a great low carb substitution. Here’s what you’ll need to make this imitation spaghetti:

1 spaghetti squash

Beef (or chicken)

Diced tomato (or olive oil)

Begin by cutting your squash into quarters and scooping out the seeds. Add the quarters and a cup of water to an Instant Pot. Cook for 10 minutes before releasing the steam and allowing it to cool. Using a fork, separate the stringy squash from its skin. Put the stringy contents in a bowl and add your sauce/toppings of choice.

Maki Rolls

Are you a sushi lover? Well, you won’t be able to get enough of these low carb maki rolls! You don’t even need rice to make them. Here’s what you’ll need:

1 sushi nori sheet

Cooked shrimp

Cooked riced cauliflower

Mashed avocado

Chinese five spice blend

Ground ginger

Sea salt

Coconut aminos

Begin by mixing your cooked riced cauliflower, avocado, coconut aminos, and seasonings in a bowl until a thick paste forms. Evenly spread the paste across your sushi nori sheet. Once your cooked shrimp has cooled, line one end of the nori sheet with shrimp, roll, and cut into pieces.

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