Slow carb recipes can get real boring real quick. Luckily, I have an amazing wife who is creative in the kitchen :)
Losing weight is the number one New Year’s resolution, unfortunately most people don’t get through January sticking to their guns. In fact, it’s been said that only 40% of those who made resolutions actually stick to their goals at all.
If you’ve made it this far, you deserve an award! And here I have one for you :)
In order to make the lifestyle switch to slow carb easier for the long term and help keep that lost weight off long term, here are 15 slow carb recipes that help ease those cravings for “normal food” and add some variety to your home menu.
Slow Carb Breakfast Recipes
Chocolate Protein Pancakes
Who doesn’t love chocolate pancakes? This recipe for protein pancakes is an awesome way to get your flapjack fix while sticking to slow carb foods.
Click here for the chocolate protein pancakes recipe – https://eatteachlaughcraft.com/food/chocolate-protein-pancake-recipe/
Savory Grain Free Muffins
My wife is a big muffins fan, and who wouldn’t be with their convenience as a breakfast food, as long as you don’t have to wake up an extra hour early to make them. She loves having these muffins ready for a quick breakfast option when she’s short on time in the morning. Follow her lead and make a batch on Sunday to have ready for your breakfast throughout the week.
Click here for the savory grain free muffins recipe – https://eatteachlaughcraft.com/food/savory-grain-free-breakfast-muffins/
Slow Carb Bagels
Admittedly, these are not really bagels. Being from New Jersey, I keep a very high standard when it comes to bagel eating. But when you commit to a lifestyle shift like this (of course still having cheat day for the real deal bagels :), you have to make sacrifices and try to trick your mind a little.
Click here for the slow carb bagels recipe – https://eatteachlaughcraft.com/food/slow-carb-bagel-recipe/
Peanut Butter Protein Balls
These are my favorite grab-and-go option for a slow carb breakfast. Making a bunch of them on a Sunday to have your breakfast ready for the week (or alternating with the muffins to keep it more diverse) is the best way to go.
Click here for the peanut butter protein balls recipe – https://eatteachlaughcraft.com/food/peanut-butter-protein-balls-recipe/
Slow Carb Meal Recipes
Slow Carb Bread
This was a game changer for me. When we finally perfected a slow carb recipe for bread and I could have sandwiches for lunch…it was so great psychologically. I’m a visual/experiential eater, and being able to pick up a sandwich and eat it with my hands just feels so much better than the usual roll ups or eating a burger with a fork and knife.
Click here for the slow carb bread recipe – https://eatteachlaughcraft.com/food/slow-carb-bread-recipe-gluten-and-grain-free/
Clean & Healthy Chicken Nuggets
I could eat an infinite number of chicken nuggets. That’s not an exaggeration, if there were no time limit in a chicken nugget eating contest, I could eat them forever. This is a solid recipe to have a little more than just grilled chicken breast. Paired up with the zesty dipping sauce below, great slow carb meal option.
Click here for the clean and healthy chicken nuggets recipe – https://eatteachlaughcraft.com/food/clean-and-healthy-chicken-nuggets/
Black Bean Spaghetti
If you are a pasta lover, slow carb is TOUGH. Luckily there are some options to help get that spaghetti fix. The black bean spaghetti recipe was my personal preference of slow carb pasta options. Obviously you can still tell the difference, but once you get some sauce on there, it’s more than acceptable if you NEED to have pasta in your life.
Click here for the black bean spaghetti recipe – https://eatteachlaughcraft.com/food/black-bean-spaghetti/
If you like zucchini, this slow carb pasta option could be good for you. Add your favorite seasonings and/or sauce to perfect the flavor for your family.
Click here for the zucchini noodles recipe – https://eatteachlaughcraft.com/food/zucchini-ribbon-noodles-recipe/
Slow Carb Side Recipes
Slow Carb Mashed “Potatoes”
Call me crazy, but I actually think I may prefer these slow carb mashed potatoes to actual mashed potatoes. Lentils have that faint flavor that adds a nice little something to it, plus when you get a little ghee on there, it’s a GREAT slow carb alternative to mashed potatoes.
Click here for the slow carb mashed potatoes recipe – https://eatteachlaughcraft.com/food/red-lentil-mashed-potatoes-recipe/
This is a cool little recipe to get that carb fix you might have when getting started with slow carb. Not traditional falafel, they make a nice little side or snack.
And if you take out some of the seasoning, you can use the recipe to make a slow carb roll alternative type of thing (that’s the technical chef term for it). Just a heads up, they do fill you up quickly (same with the slow carb bread recipe) so you may need less rounds of sandwiches/burgers/whatever you’re putting on them when you are planning your meals.
Click here for the falafel bites recipe – https://eatteachlaughcraft.com/food/homemade-falafel-bites-recipe/
Zesty Dipping Sauce
Dipping sauces may not come to mind when thinking about slow carb recipes that you need, but if you’re going strict, you can’t have a lot of common condiments that you may be used to. This zesty dipping sauce recipe is a good thing to have in your apron pocket.
Click here for the zesty dipping sauce recipe – https://eatteachlaughcraft.com/food/zesty-slow-carb-dipping-sauce-recipe/
Slow Carb Desserts Recipes
Slow Carb Fudgy Protein Cake
Do you have a sweet tooth? Then you need to have this slow carb cake recipe in your repertoire. It takes 30 seconds and is LEGIT. Don’t take my word for it, please make one for yourself.
Click here for the slow carb fudgy protein cake recipe – https://eatteachlaughcraft.com/food/30-second-fudgy-protein-brownie-mug-cake-recipe-gluten-grain-free/
Slow Carb Cookies
Are you a cookie monster? Yea, you know who you are. Giving up cookies can be tough if you have let them become part of your routine. This slow carb cookie recipe can help you stick to the diet and still enjoy a little something for yourself ;)
Click here for the slow carb cookies recipe – https://eatteachlaughcraft.com/food/slow-carb-cookie-recipe/
Slow Carb Cookie Dough Bites
Who doesn’t love getting their nomsies on with some cookie dough? This recipe isn’t 100% slow carb (but it is paleo if that’s what you’re into), but if it’s something that will help you eat healthier and be close to what you need, it’s a good recipe to know about.
Hey quitting cold turkey is hard stuff, don’t feel bad about this one.
Click here for the slow carb cookie dough bites recipe – https://eatteachlaughcraft.com/food/three-ingredient-clean-cookie-dough-bites-recipe/
Chia pudding can be a refreshing dessert after dinner. I don’t go around craving it, but it’s good to know it’s an option when you got the nomsies for something cold and sweet.
Click here for the chia pudding recipe – https://eatteachlaughcraft.com/food/chia-pudding-recipe/