Kick carbs to the curb with these simple dinner ideas made to nourish and satisfy!
Feeding your body wholesome, nutrient-dense food is part of the Paleo lifestyle. But sometimes, you might be interested in keeping your meals low carb and low hassle. When it comes to dinner, these quick-fix recipes will have your back for all your dietary needs!
Whether you’re looking to lose weight or keep your sugars in check, opting for low-carb meals is simple to do. From one-pan dishes to hearty casseroles, each recipe has a unique flare of spice, protein, and veggies to keep things fresh and simple.
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From gourmet bacon and egg salads to salmon wasabi burgers, these recipes are sure to satisfy all cravings and appetites alike. With plenty of options to choose from, you’ll never have to worry about getting stuck in a rut or cooking the same meal over and over again.
So, go ahead and cook up a dinner that’s both delectable and low carb. You’re body (and taste buds) will thank you for it.
Warm Bacon and Egg Salad
This simple salad is warm and crisp, thanks to the addition of bacon and warm hard-boiled eggs.
Recipe: Real Balanced | Warm Bacon and Egg Salad
3-Ingredient Creamy Keto Salmon “Pasta”
This keto-friendly zucchini and salmon pasta takes minutes to prepare and only requires three simple ingredients. Make sure to use a Paleo-friendly mayo (like this easy recipe) to keep things clean and sugar-free.
Recipe: Keto Summit | 3-Ingredient Creamy Keto Salmon “Pasta”
Baked Mustard Lime Chicken
The mustard lime sauce on this chicken is so easy and delicious, you’ll want to smother it on everything – veggie’s included!
Recipe: Elana’s Pantry | Baked Mustard Lime Chicken
Meatless Pulled BBQ Mushrooms
This mushroom-based dish is just as filling and comforting as traditional pulled pork barbecue. Serve alongside cauliflower rice or eat all on its own.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Meatless Pulled BBQ Mushrooms
Creamy Shrimp and Bacon Skillet
If you crave seafood, this is the recipe for you. Loaded with shrimp and bacon, this low-carb skillet makes for one satisfying dinner.
Recipe: The Nourished Caveman | Creamy Shrimp and Bacon Skillet
This flavor-packed beef brisket practically cooks itself thanks to the slow cooker. It’s also low carb and loaded with protein.
Recipe: Elana’s Pantry | Beef Brisket
Sweet n’ Tangy Tropical Chili
This veggie-packed chili is very low in carbs and makes an excellent entrée to serve alongside salad.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Sweet n’ Tangy Tropical Chili
Creamy Cauliflower Ground Beef Skillet
This ground beef skillet is hearty and filling thanks to a smart substitution of cauliflower rice for grains.
Recipe: The Healthy Foodie | Creamy Cauliflower Ground Beef Skillet
Easy Tahini-Marinated Chicken
This Greek-inspired dish is flavored with zesty herbs and olive oil for a mouthwatering recipe worth saving!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Easy Tahini-Marinated Chicken
One-Pan Paleo Chicken Paprikash
Low-carb diets don’t have to include recipes with too much hassle. This savory chicken recipe is made using one pan and tons of creamy paprika flavor!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | One-Pan Paleo Chicken Paprikash
Tuna Zoodle Casserole
These zucchini noodles only taste like they’re carb-heavy, but we promise they’re not. Serve them as an alternative to pasta and savor their creamy alfredo-like sauce.
Recipe: The Castaway Kitchen | Tuna Zoodle Casserole
Salmon Wasabi Burgers
These low-carb salmon burgers are loaded with spice, thanks to the wasabi.
Recipe: Elana’s Pantry | Salmon Wasabi Burgers
5-Minute Vegan Cream of Tomato Soup
This blender soup gets all its creaminess from macadamia nuts, making it a great source of healthy fats.
Recipe: Healthful Pursuit | 5-Minute Vegan Cream of Tomato Soup
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
This recipe may sound like a mouthful, but it’s super easy to make and just as healthy.
Recipe: Paleo Scaleo | Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
No-Fail, Juicy Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast
Juicy turkey isn’t just for the holidays. Make it any time of the year for a low-carb, high protein dinner!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Fail, Juicy Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast
Low-Carb Turkey Hash
This turkey hash makes a smart substitution for high-carb potatoes using pumpkin or squash.
Recipe: Elana’s Pantry | Low-Carb Turkey Hash
Chicken Zucchini Poppers
These simple, zucchini-packed chicken meatballs are perfect when dipped in a homemade avocado sauce. Try pairing them with baked Brussel sprouts for a complete, yet satiating, meal!
Recipe: One Lovely Life | Chicken Zucchini Poppers
Herbed Chicken and Mushrooms
This chicken recipe is loaded with umami and includes a savory mushroom-based sauce.
Recipe: Peace Love and Low Carb | Herbed Chicken and Mushrooms
Paleo Zucchini Noodles with Meat Sauce
This quick meal couldn’t be simpler to throw together. It’s made with a tomato-based meat sauce and tossed with slurpable zucchini noodles.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Zucchini Noodles with Meat Sauce
Cuban Picadillo with Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice
This Cuban-inspired dish combines hearty beef and chili in one mouth-watering dish.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Cuban Picadillo with Low Carb Cauliflower Rice
Easy Buffalo Chicken Salad
This spicy and creamy chicken salad gets scooped in crisp lettuce leaves, but you can always enjoy it by the spoonful as you please.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Easy Buffalo Chicken Salad
While most meatloaf recipes have a lot of carbs from hidden grains, this meatloaf is one hundred percent keto and Paleo-friendly. Just make sure to opt for coconut aminos instead of Worcestershire sauce.
Recipe: Wholesome Yum | Low-Carb Meatloaf
Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Garlic and Mushroom Sauce
Need a low-carb, grain-free, substitute for pasta? Spaghetti squash is the veggie for you.
Recipe: Perry’s Plate | Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Garlic and Mushroom Sauce
Keto Chicken Zucchini Enchiladas
Thin ribbons of zucchini replace traditional tortillas while encasing shredded chicken and tomato-based spices.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Keto Chicken Zucchini Enchiladas
Paleo One Pot Lasagna Skillet
You only need one pot to create this beautiful medley of beef, veggies, and savory herb lasagna.
Recipe: Unbound Wellness | Paleo One Pot Lasagna Skillet
Healthy Chicken Pot Pie
We know it’s hard to believe, but this low-carb recipe tastes just as flaky as conventional pot pie.
Recipe: Healthful Pursuit | Healthy Chicken Pot Pie
15-Minute Pesto Shrimp Pasta with Zucchini Noodles
Shrimp and zucchini noodles are a great pairing when you need a low-carb quick fix.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | 15-Minute Pesto Shrimp Pasta with Zucchini Noodles
Chicken Teriyaki Sheet Pan
Sweet and tangy chicken gets paired with chopped pineapple and veggies for a quick-fix meal.
Recipe: Healthy Little Peach | Chicken Teriyaki Sheet Pan
Bacon-Weave BLTA Sandwich
No bread, no problem. This sandwich is made with bacon-weave “bread”.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Bacon-Weave BLTA Sandwich
Salmon Stuffed Avocado
This quick meal is packed with healthy fats, thanks to the omega-3 fatty acids in salmon and the monounsaturated fats in avocado. Be sure to use a Paleo-friendly mayo!
Recipe: Keto Diet App | Salmon Stuffed Avocado
Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits
How do you accomplish low-carb and Paleo-friendly grits? With cauliflower!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits
Paleo Greek Lemon Chicken Soup
This zesty lemon chicken soup is low carb, Paleo, Whole30 compliant and can be made for an AIP diet, too. Oh, and it’s delicious!
Recipe: Unbound Wellness | Paleo Greek Lemon Chicken Soup
One Pot Keto Sesame Chicken and Broccoli
When you’re craving Asian takeout, opt to make it at home. This recipe replaces carb-heavy rice, noodles, and sugary sauces for keto-friendly alternatives!
Recipe: Peace Love and Low Carb | One Pot Keto Sesame Chicken and Broccoli
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