Low Carb Recipes

If you’re having trouble with your blood sugar, or if you need to lose weight but find that you’re unable to do it on the standard low-fat, high-carb diet, talk with your doctor about switching to a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet. The recipes featured here typically contain 10 grams of net carbs per serving or less, making them suitable even for very low-carb diets.

Homemade Sausage

I love making this homemade sausage because it’s so easy – simply mix the beef with the seasonings, spread in a pan, cover and bake. When the sausage is done, I cut it into squares and serve. Leftovers are great sautéed  in a little olive oil. This recipe works well with ground pork too, and possibly with chicken or turkey (though I haven’t tried that). Click for the recipe

Burger Recipe

Adding bacon to your burger mix makes the burgers incredibly juicy and flavorful. Toppings can include smoked cheddar cheese (my personal favorite), a fried egg, bacon and avocado. These delicious burgers make a filling, tasty meal – no bun needed. Click for the recipe

Jalapeno Poppers

These jalapeño poppers are so pretty and festive. They are incredibly delicious, but they are also quite spicy, so serve them only to people who can handle spicy food. Click for the recipe

Grilled Halibut

I love the mild, sweet taste of halibut and its firm texture. In this grilled halibut recipe, a soy-and-jalapeño sauce adds an interesting layer to the fish’s mild taste. Click for the recipe

Homemade Pork Rinds

Pork rinds are the ultimate low-carb snack, fulfilling that salty/crunchy craving without an unnecessary carb overload. Store-bought pork rinds are actually fine, as long as the only ingredients listed are pork skin and salt; but if you happen to source some pork skin (I get mine at the local Hispanic market), making your own in the oven is easy, and the result – though different in texture than commercial fried pork rinds, is delicious and even healthy. Click for the recipe

Seared Tuna

Seared tuna is ready fast, making it an ideal choice for a delicious, healthy weeknight dinner. Click for the recipe

Cheesecake Mousse

Delightful, airy, vanilla-scented cheesecake mousse, made with healthy gelatin. Click for the recipe