Low Carb Meal and Snack Ideas
If you are ever in a slump of what to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner with a healthy snack or two in between Pinterest is your go-to website. It has absolutely every dietary recipe you could ever think of! Before I found Pinterest, I was having difficulties finding tasty meals and snacks that were on a low carbohydrate meal plan. I have found weeks worth of great recipes to keep my taste buds satisfied with 20 grams or lower a day of carbohydrates since using Pinterest.
Easy Egg Wraps-Recipe by Lindsay Livingston, a Registered Dietitian (found on Pinterest)
These Easy Egg Wraps are perfect for a low-carb, high-protein snack. Make several ahead of time and fill with things like turkey, avocado, cheese, hummus and more.
2 minPrep Time
2 minCook Time
4 minTotal Time
Optional fillings: turkey, avocado, cheese, veggies, etc.
Optional seasonings: salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, basil, oregano, etc
1. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Grease with butter or oil.
2. In a bowl, crack one egg and mix well with a fork.
3. Pour into a hot pan and tilt pan to spread egg into a large circle on the bottom of the pan.
4. Let cook 30 seconds. (Sprinkle with seasonings if desired)
5. Carefully flip with a large spatula and let cook another 30 seconds.
6. Remove from pan and repeat with as many eggs as desired.
7. Let egg wraps cool slightly (or fully), top as desired with fillings, roll and serve warm or cold.
Looking for a Little Crunch? July 7, 2011 By Vanessa Romero (Found on Pinterest)
If you are looking for a little crunch, try this easy peasy cheese cracker recipe. You won’t be disappointed!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Line baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
Add cheese slices leaving about 1/2 inch between.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until browned.
Using a paper towel, dab each cheese slice to absorb the oil.
Leaving cheese on parchment paper, transfer to wire rack to cool.
Will crisp once completely cool.
One Skillet Chicken with Bacon and Green Beans 3 Smart Points 211 calories
Total Time: 20 minutes
This quick and easy chicken dish is cooked in a white wine sauce with string beans and bacon, all in one skillet. You can modify this basic recipe using any veggies you like!
4 strips center-cut bacon, chopped
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut lengthwise into thin cutlets
freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons minced shallot
2 cloves garlic, minced
¾ cup low-sodium chicken broth
½ cup crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc (use broth for Whole30 or Paleo)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
8 ounces French green beans
Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and sauté until brown and crisp. Remove bacon pieces with a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel lined plate and set aside. Discard the majority of the bacon grease, leaving a very thin coating in the pan.
Season both sides of the chicken pieces with 1/4 tsp salt and black pepper and add to the skillet. Cook 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil.
Add the shallots to the now empty skillet and sauté 1 minute, scraping up brown bits. Add the garlic and sauté 30 seconds more. Add the broth, wine and thyme and stir. Add the green beans, increase the heat to medium-high and cook for about 8 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced and the green beans are crisp tender, stirring occasionally.
Transfer the chicken breasts and green beans to a serving platter. Season beans with 1/8 teaspoon salt and fresh pepper. Pour chicken juices into sauce with 1/8 teaspoon salt, stir and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Pour sauce over the chicken and green beans and top with chopped bacon.
Yield: 4 Servings, Serving Size: 3 oz chicken, 1/2 cup green beans
Amount Per Serving:
Smart Points: 3
Points +: 4
Total Fat: 5g
Saturated Fat: g