Low Carbohydrate Recipes

Overview

Making a variety of nutritious and delicious low-carb recipes can make it easier to stick to a low-carb diet. Carbohydrates are found in the form of sugars, starches or fiber. Low-carb diets focus on nutrient-dense foods, including protein (e.g., meat, poultry, fish and eggs) and nonstarchy vegetables.

Many people follow low-carb diets to achieve or maintain weight loss. Others do so to control blood sugar and manage diabetes. Low-carb diets work by triggering the body’s ability to lower insulin (a hormone that regulates appetite) and burn stored fat for energy. Low-carb eating plans are designed to limit the amount of refined carbohydrates, including white bread, sweets, pasta and crackers.

Low-carb recipes outline instructions for preparing tasty foods, including main dishes, appetizers, sauces/dips, salads and desserts. These recipes can be used to prepare low-carb foods for midweek meals, parties or packed lunches.

If needed, health care professionals can provide additional guidance on low-carb recipes and nutrition. 

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