67 Low Carb Recipes Your Family will Love

I don't know about you but all my kids are carb junkies. They would happily live off pasta with a side of bread. 

I try to vary my pasta recipes as much as possible by adding bucket loads of different vegetables. I'm on a mission to cut down my own carbohydrate intake and I want to teach my kids not to rely so much on carbs.

Unrefined Carbs are the Way to Go

We don't have to exclude all carbs. Most vegetables contain carbohydrates. We all know that vegetables are nature's "little packets of goodness".

It is a good idea to try to eat more unrefined carbs rather than refined carbs such as pasta and white flour which.

Carbs Spike Your Blood Sugars

 Sugars including refined carb will spike your sugar levels. This can paradoxically leave you feeling hungry after they plummet again. High sugar levels are a risk factor for diabetes (and other illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease).

Good Unrefined Carbs

Good things to try include:

  •  oats (steel cut ones rather than rolled ones which are more refined), 
  • cauliflower (makes fantastic "rice"), 
  • quinoa, 
  • bulgar wheat, 
  • pearl barley, 
  • almond flour,
  • spelt flour.

 These are all good replacements to "refined white flour" and won't spike your sugar levels.

This is list isn't an exhaustive list. It's a list of the most common substitutes (other than vegetables) for refined carbohydrates.

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57 Amazing Low Carb Recipes

1. Low-Carb Chicken Noodle Soup ā€“ With Grain-Free Noodles Made From Cheese

2. Coconut Macadamia Granola ā€“ With Soaked Oats And Chia Seeds

3. Simple Grain Free Granola

4. Pumpkin and Zucchini Fritters

5. Healthy Oatmeal Recipe

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6. Easy Healthy Granola Recipe (and Granola Bar Recipe)

7. Low Carb Cheese Meatloaf

8. Keto Egg Drop Soup

9. Red pepper, kale, and feta frittata

10. Strawberry baked oatmeal

11. Breakfast Broccoli Cheese Quesadillas

12. Banana Bread Granola

13. Instant Pot Cauliflower Mash Potatoes

14. Low Carb Egg Muffins with Cauliflower and Parmesan

15. Paleo Cauliflower Dessert Rice Pudding

16. Easy Buffalo Wing Cauliflower Recipe

17. 3 Healthier Dessert Recipes using Macro Banana Flour

18. Roast Pumpkin, Spinach & Feta on Cauliflower Pizza Base

19. Warm Winter Pineapple Nourish Bowl

20. Amazing Date Bran Muffins

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21. Whole Grain Orange Date Muffins

22. Dark Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

23. Keto Berry Coffee Cake

24. Keto Avocado Popsicles

25. Low Carb Granola

26. Keto Farmers Bread

27. Sugar-free Gummy Bears

28. Rainbow Low Carb Chia Pudding

29. Quick and Easy 5-Ingredient Cauli ā€˜nā€™ Cheese

30. Turnip Fries

31. 1-2-3 Bread

32. 2-Minute 3-Ingredient Low-Carb & Paleo Tortilla (two variations)

33. Crisp Bread (Dairy-Free)

34. Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread

35. Amazing Cauliflower Poppers

36. Duchess Cauliflowers

37. Greek Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce

38. Grapefruit Jalapeno Chicken

39. Quick Roasted Chicken Apple Sausage And Veggies Recipe

40. Moroccan Carrot Chickpea Salad

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41. Gluten Free Chicken Ramen

42. Roasted Garlic & Cheddar White Bean Mash

43. Chilli Paneer Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

44. Incredibly Simple Southwestern Chicken Corn Soup

45. Cheesy Courgette Bake

46. Vegan Ratatouille Tian

47. Greek Salad with Sardines

48. Oven-roasted Asparagus with Charred Lemon

49. Low Carb Tabbouleh Salad

50. Keto Berry Coffee Cake

51. Chicken vegeatable rice car supper

52. Super easy raspberry sorbet

53. Pesto Pasta car supper

54. Wild Mushroom and courgette stack

55. Kiwi smoothie

56. Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

57. Kid Friendly Little Beef Skewers

58. Zesty Avocado Salad

59. Roasted Cauliflower Mash

60. Roasted Garlic & Cheddar White Bean Mash

61. Kale Avocado Pesto Pasta

62. Sweet Potato Mac & Cheese

63. Kale Mac & Cheese

64. Roasted Cauliflower Pesto Pasta

65. Broccoli Pesto Pasta

66. Caprese Spinach Rice Casserole

67. Sunshine Carrot Dip

68. Healthy Lamb Wrap with Tzatziki and Tabouleh (GLUTEN FREE, FODMAP FRIENDLY)

69. Healthy Gluten-Free Shepherd's Pie Recipe

70. Dukkah Fish on Tomato and Eggplant Zoodles

71. Mango, Cauliflower and Coconut Rice

72. Eggplant, Goats Cheese and Dill Vegetarian Fritters (low FODMAP, gluten free)

73. Healthy Turkey Meatballs with Roast Capsicum Sauce and Zoodles

74. Quinoa Chicken and Roast Vegetable Salad

75. Basil Pesto Chicken and Wholemeal Pasta

76. Healthy Pumpkin, Ricotta and Spinach Gluten Free Pie

77. Banana Protein Pancakes (chocolate and vanilla recipes)

78. Apple, Raspberry and Coconut Bircher Muesli

79. Kiwi Fruit, Macadamia and Coconut French Toast

80. Vanilla Caramelised Banana Black Chia Seed Pudding (breakfast)

81. Healthy French Toast

82. Coconut flour banana pancakes

83. Banana Cinnamon, Almond and Oat Smoothie

84. Blueberry and Banana Oat Smash

85. Mocha Protein Bars

86. Blood Orange Tea Infused Almond Cake Recipe

87. Healthy Mars Bar Slice Recipe - Refined Sugar-free, gluden-free, fodmap friendly

88. Raw Brownies

89. Healthy Raspberry Apple Crumble

90. Raw Caramel Macadamia Slice

91. Sugar Free Apple Cake

92. Espresso Almond Raw Cookies

93. Chocolate Bliss Balls

94. Banana Bread Muffins (high protein, sugar free, gluten free)