Counting carbs and calories can feel like a full-time job, but it doesn't have to be. With a bit of creativity, you can make delicious and healthy meals that fit your dietary restrictions.
We have put together 22 low-carb, high-protein recipes to help you stick to your diet without feeling bored or deprived.
Maintaining a low-carb, high-protein diet can help maintain a healthy weight and control blood sugar levels. While a low-carb diet may benefit one's health, it might be difficult to keep the meals versatile and satisfying.
To make a low-carb diet more sustainable it's good to plan your meals around a healthy main ingredient rich in protein.
Here is a list of 15 high-protein foods:
(*protein content according to USDA
Note: Please remember that everything is good in moderation, and everyone should include healthy carbs from fruits, vegetables, and grains.
If you crave pizza, you will love this Chicken Pan Pizza Recipe! It has all the benefits of a pizza minus the carbs of a crust! This chicken pan pizza recipe is tasty, low-carb, loaded with protein, and perfect for a hearty dinner.
This stuffed chicken recipe is super easy to make! It's full of lean protein from the chicken breast, healthy fats and nutty flavor from the walnuts, and delicious crunchy fiber from the green beans.
A fun, easy, and adaptable recipe for pan-seared steak rolls stuffed with veggies and topped with a delicious balsamic glaze steak sauce.
Ground beef is a fantastic source of protein, and there is a great number of delicious recipes to make with it.
This classic meatloaf recipe is easy and delicious; it's paired with refreshing kale sauté for a well-balanced meal for a workday dinner!
Take your burger game to the next level with these delicious patties, made with a beef and lamb mix, fresh mint, and stuffed full of tangy feta cheese.
These feta lamb burgers taste amazing, wrapped in fresh and crispy lettuce.
Easy and fun lettuce wraps featuring Korean-style grilled ground beef patties and spicy kimchi.
Quick and easy avocado and salmon salad recipe that comes together in 10 minutes! It is low-carb, high-protein, and very satisfying. Perfect for a quick lunch or a light dinner.
These salmon cakes are a perfect appetizer for any meal. The great thing is that you can make them into larger patties and serve them as a main course alongside a tossed salad and roasted vegetables or make these into burger-sized portions and slather the creamy dill sauce onto lettuce leaves to make delicious low-carb salmon burgers.
Feel free to leave out the flour or swap it for a low-carb alternative or keto-friendly bread crumbs.
This deliciously inventive omelet recipe combines goat cheese, lox, and dill. Packed with healthy nutrients and full of flavor, this low-carb meal is sure to satisfy.
Hearty, low-carb, AND one-skillet?? Check, check and check. This delicious Cauliflower Breakfast Skillet recipe replaces the traditional potato you’d typically find in a hash with cauliflower, then tops it with some runny eggs and crunchy diced bacon.
Packed with healthy protein from eggs and prawns, this quick and easy low-carb stir fry recipe will not disappoint you!
This vegan lentil gumbo recipe comes together quickly and easily in the instant pot! A wholesome, flavorful dinner that feeds a crowd. Rich in plant-based protein, this gumbo is filling and nourishing with the addition of lentils!
This is a traditional Chinese dish you won't find in a typical Chinese restaurant in the US, and it is so worth trying!
This dish is simple, very healthy (as it brings veggies, good fats from the oil, and lean proteins from the shrimps), and takes less than 20 minutes to make.
This chicken meatball zoodle soup is an incredibly flavorful and satisfying low-carb meal!
The popular bacon-wrapped shrimp dish tastes even better homemade.
Scallops are virtually carb-free and oh so delicious! They are super easy to make and only require 15 minutes of your time!
Nothing is better than a simple dish packed with flavors and done in under 30 minutes. This Spanish Tuna with Peppers and Onions is just that. It is made with everyday ingredients, beyond easy to make, and done in a jiffy—the perfect dish for a busy weeknight or weekend lunch.
There is a fine line between blackened and ‘burnt.’ If you’re skeptical about blackened food, this is the recipe to change your mind! The charred fish has a herby fragrance full of caramelized sweetness with a kick at the end.
Paired with a smooth, lemony butter sauce to balance out the spiciness. You can substitute halibut with any fish of your choice. Catfish, trout, or salmon will all taste great with this magical blackened seasoning mix!
Paleo low-carb one-pot recipe that’s ideal for a family dinner. High in protein and fiber, it makes a healthy and filling meal!
This low-carb Garlic Bread recipe is low-carb and filled with protein from mozzarella and cream cheese - a fantastic healthy snack dipped in marinara sauce that will help you keep to your low-carb diet and not give in to the cravings!
An 'inside-out' breakfast burrito that's low-carb and keto-friendly. The eggs are used as a wrap for all the breakfast goodness of bacon, salsa, cheese, and turkey too!