Almost Zero Carb Main Meals
These simple meal ideas for no carb foods have unexpected flair. Four zero carb recipes for bacon guacamole sliders, dry rub salmon and salsa, crunchy crust chicken and bok choy chili lime Blue Eye.
Creating meals with no carbs is challenging. Start with zero carb foods. Then add a few ‘almost’ zero carb ingredients. Not sure which foods are zero carb?
- A list of over 70 zero carb foods.
- Four printable zero carb recipes
The easiest on-the-go, no carb meals are mini-sandwiches (sliders). Use beef or turkey – ground or sliced, between crisp greens with bacon, velvety guacamole or cheese.
No Carb Bacon Guac Sliders
Total Recipe: net carbs vary depending on veggies.
Grill ground meat patties to enhance the flavor.
Season sliced meats with zero carb stone mustard and spices.
Top with crispy strips of bacon and melted cheese or guacamole.
Finish with a little ‘juicy-crisp’ from lettuce, spinach or other zero carb greens.
- Use thin cucumber slices or large pieces of lettuce in place of bread.
No Carb Crunchy Crust Chicken
Total Recipe: 0 net carbs | 1 Serving
This zero carb “breaded” Parmesan chicken tastes just like fried chicken.
- 1 Boneless Chicken Breast
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Zero Carb Breading
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, pork rinds and flax meal
Make up a batch of the breading mixture – use as much or as little as you need to cover the chicken. Place on a large plate.
Pound chicken breast flat (about 1/4 inch, even thickness).
Heat a cast iron skillet to medium high heat. Add olive oil and butter to the skillet.
Coat the chicken breast with the breading mixture.
Place chicken into the skillet, cook 3 minutes on each side.
Turn the chicken breast, cooking again. This time, cook only 2 minutes on each side.
Dry Rub Salmon and Chunky Avo Salsa
Total Recipe: 2.7 net carbs | 4 Servings: .6 net carbs per serving
- 2 lbs salmon, divided into 4 pieces
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp each: ground cumin, paprika, onion powder, black pepper, salt
- 1/2 tsp Ancho chili powder
- 1 avocado, cubed or sliced
- 1 tbsp red onion, minced
- juice from 1 lime
- 1 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
- sea salt to taste
Mix together salt, chili powder, cumin, paprika, onion and black pepper.
Rub the salmon fillets with olive oil and coat thoroughly with the seasoning mix.
Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes.
Make the Avocado salsa: Combine diced avocado, onion, cilantro, lime juice and salt in a bowl and mix well. Chill the salsa until ready to use.
Preheat the grill or cook top. Grill the salmon until done, typically 5-8 minutes. Top salmon with the avocado salsa and enjoy!
Bok Choy Chili Lime Blue Eye
Total Recipe: 1.2 net carbs | 2 Servings: .6 net carbs per serving
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 4 fresh Blue-Eye fillets
- 1 c bok choy, chopped
- lime wedges, to sprinkle on top
Green Chili Sauce
- 1 clove garlic, rough chopped
- 2 green chilies, seeded and rough chopped
- zest and juice of 1 lime
- 1 drop liquid artificial sweetener
- 2 coriander roots, rough chopped
Make the green chili sauce:
Use a mortar and pestle or small food processor to pound or process all the ingredients until smooth. Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
Season with sea salt and ground black pepper. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side.
Cook the bok choy in a large saucepan of boiling water for 1-2 minutes until tender.
Drain well and place into a bowl. Toss to combine with the green chili seasoning.
Divide the bok choy among the plates, top with fish and drizzle with the remaining green chili sauce.
Serve with lime wedges.
No Carb Main Course Recipe Cards
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- Zero Carb Bacon Guacamole Sliders
- Zero Carb Crunchy Crust Chicken
- Dry Rub Salmon and Chunky Avo Salsa
- Bok Choy Chili Lime Blue Eye
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