7 Low Carb Recipes You Will Love This Winter

7 Low Carb Recipes You Will Love This Winter

Depending on what nutritional plan you are following, you may need to find some tasty low carb recipes to get you through winter.

Below is a list of 7 low carb recipes you will find perfect for the Winter months ahead.

For those who are following their macros closely, having meals that tick all the boxes is so handy. It can be a real time saver.

Curried Chicken Zucchini Boats

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 large zucchini
  • 2 chicken breast fillets diced
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 brown onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 4 button mushrooms diced
  • 8 tbsp reduced fat grated cheese
  • 2 tbsp Keens Curry Powder

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. In a frypan, heat your oil then add the garlic and onion and pan fry until fragrant.
  3. Add in the diced chicken and curry powder and brown the outside.
  4. Add in the mushrooms and heat for a further 10 minutes.
  5. Cut the zucchini length wise and lay the curved side onto a lined baking tray. With a spoon, scoop the seeds out of the zucchini.
  6. Spoon the chicken mixture evenly into the zucchini groove and sprinkle some of the cheese on top. Place the zucchini into the oven and cook for a further 20 minutes.

RECIPE NOTES

Recipe makes 4 serves with 310 calories per serve

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beef San Choy Bow

INGREDIENTS

  • 750 g extra lean beef mince
  • 1 tbsp sesame seed oil
  • 1 ½ cups grated carrot
  • 3 spring onions finely sliced
  • 1 can water chestnuts sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves diced
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 4 tbsp salt-reduced soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 3 tbsp sweet soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 iceberg lettuce to serve
  • 1 cup vermicelli chopped, prepared as per packet instructions

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat sesame oil in a wok over high heat, then add the mince. Use a whisk or wooden spoon to break apart chunks of mince.
  2. Once the mince is browned, add garlic, ginger, carrot, shallots, water chestnuts and stir fry for a few minutes.
  3. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce and sweet soy sauce and stir fry around for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add vermicelli.
  5. Serve in lettuce cups and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

RECIPE NOTES

390 calories per serve

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup grated low-fat cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil spray

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat your oven to 200C and line a tray with baking paper. Spray the paper with olive oil spray and place in the oven to heat up.
  2. Cut the cauliflower florets and discard the stalk.
  3. Grate the cauliflower using a food processor until it resembles rice.
  4. Place in a microwave safe container and cover with plastic wrap, microwave for 8 minutes.
  5. Allow the cauliflower to cool and then pour it into a tea towel.
  6. Wring the water out of the tea towel until your cauliflower looks dry. Place in a bowl.
  7. Add the remaining ingredients and mix with your hands.
  8. Place the dough on the baking tray and flatten out with your hands into a pizza shape.
  9. Bake in the oven until golden brown – this can take from 10-20 minutes depending on your oven so best to keep an eye on it.
  10. Remove from the oven, allow to cool slightly.
  11. Top with your favourite toppings – try tomato paste, red onion, red capsicum, sliced bocconcini cheese and a sprinkling of fresh chives.
  12. Bake in the oven until the crusts are golden and the topping has melted to your liking.
  13. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes before slicing and serving.

RECIPE NOTES

Calories per serve (base only): 60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese Beef and Snow Pea Stir Fry

INGREDIENTS

  • 200 g pack of soba noodles cooked according to packet instructions
  • 1 tbsp salt-reduced soy sauce
  • 2 tsp corn flour
  • 500 g lean beef rump thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 small chilli seeds removed, chopped
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 cups snow peas
  • 1/4 cup salt reduced vegetable or beef stock
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 red capsicum seeds removed, cut into thin slices
  • 1 bunch basil leaves

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine the beef, cornflour, honey, soy sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil and set aside to marinate.
  2. Put the vegetable or peanut oil in a wok or large frypan and gently pan fry garlic.
  3. Add in the snow peas, chilli, ginger and stock (and any other vegetables you want to add) and heat through, keeping the mixture moving in the wok/fry-pan.
  4. Add in the sliced, marinated beef and cook through.
  5. Add in the cooked and drained soba noodles and toss to combine.
  6. Serve stir-fry topped with torn basil leaves.

RECIPE NOTES

Recipe serves 4 at 400 calories per serve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low Carb Zucchini Noodle Bolognaise

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 medium zucchinis
  • 400 grams lean beef mince
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 brown onion finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup tomato passata
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Use a spiraliser to slice the zucchini into noodles or peel into ribbons and then slice into long noodles. Heat a pot of water on the stove until boiling.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes or until onion is translucent.
  3. Add mince and brown, using a wooden spoon to break up any lumps.
  4. Add dried herbs and tomato passata and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until mince is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. While sauce is cooking add zucchini noodles to boiling water and cook for 1 minute or until just tender. Drain and place in a serving bowl.
  6. Top with sauce and a sprinkle of Parmesan.

RECIPE NOTES

322 calories per serve

 

 

 

 

 

Slow Cooked Porcupine Meatballs

INGREDIENTS

  • 500 grams of lean mince of choice beef, pork, turkey, chicken
  • 1 small brown onion chopped finely
  • 1 can Condensed Tomato Soup
  • 1 grated zucchini
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 125 g brown rice cooked
  • water
  • 2 tsp oregano

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. To make the meatballs mix the mince, half of the onion, half of the oregano, egg, minced garlic, grated carrot and zucchini and brown rice together. Roll into about 10 big meatballs.
  2. Put the meatballs into the slow cooker.
  3. Mix together in a big jug the tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce, the rest of the oregano, the and the other half of the onion. Fill the empty tomato soup can with water and add to the sauce mix. Once well-mixed pour over the meatballs.
  4. Set slow cooker on high and cook for 5 hours.
  5. Can serve by itself, with pasta, salad, more rice, or some crusty bread.

RECIPE NOTES

This recipe serves a family of five, 2 meatballs each – 225 calories per serve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vietnamese Beef Pho Soup

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 L beef stock (salt reduced)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 limes juiced, plus
  • 1 lime cut into wedges to serve
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 400 g clear bean thread noodles
  • 600 g beef fillet excess fat trimmed
  • 200 g bean sprouts
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced
  • 2-4 small fresh red chillies thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Thai basil leaves
  • Olive oil spray

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine beef stock, cinnamon and star anise in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in lime juice and fish sauce.
  4. Cook noodles in a large pan of boiling water until just tender, then drain well.
  5. Slice beef into thick slices.
  6. Heat a chargrill pan on high, spray with olive oil.
  7. Cook the beef in batches to your liking.
  8. Divide noodles among serving bowls and top with bean sprouts, green onion, chilli, basil and beef.
  9. Pour over the hot stock and serve with extra lime and chilli if desired

RECIPE NOTES

Serves 4. Calories per serve: 352

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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