My Favorite low carb weeknight dinners

Mason and I have been eating Keto/low carb for a few months now and I’ve seen wonderful improvements to both our health. I will admit I still have Ben & Jerry’s every once in a while, but who can blame a girl? Mason has type 1 diabetes and we’ve both struggled with finding a healthy lifestyle that allowed him to take less insulin.

Insulin is expensive guys.. seriously whats the deal with that? In addition to his decrease use of insulin, we have both lost weight without really doing much in the exercise department.

My favorite kind of cooking is cooking where I don’t actually do much.

Can’t I just think about a meal and it happens?

Throughout this process I have gathered my favorite low carb and keto dinners that are mainly slowcooker recipes. These meals are really great healthy meals for any family, you don’t need to be following a low carb lifestyle to enjoy these.

I would like to mention that low carb meals have a high percentage of fat, but don’t be scared of the fat percentage. If you want to read more about keto or the health benefits I would highly recommend Maria Emmerich’s blog, she has really wonderful information and a lot of excellent recipes!!

On to the meals!

Jalapeno Popper Soup

This Jalapeno Popper Soup, one of the best soups I’ve ever made. It’s not too spicy but you still get that wonderful jalapeno cream cheese goodness and the added sprinkles of bacon just make it perfect. I recommend doubling the recipe because it only makes 4 servings and I like to have leftovers for lunch.

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Image: I Breath I’m Hungry

Low Carb Bang Bang Shrimp

Okay I have to admit, the first time I made this I didn’t know how to prepare shrimp. Guys.. did you know that shrimp have little legs and if you don’t cut those off when you take a bite you get little shrimp legs in your mouth?

Anywhoooo this isn’t the fastest meal but it is SO worth it if you like crispy fried shrimp and nice cold slaw.

Low Carb Bang Bang Shrimp

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Image: I Breath I’m Hungry

Easiest Chicken Ever

This is one of the easiest chicken recipes I have ever made! This chicken recipe has actually inspired me to make other easy crockpot meals.

Crockpot Ranch Chicken

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Image: Hugs and Cookies XoXo

Another favorite is to throw some chicken breast in the crockpot with a jar of salsa and then in the last hour of cooking add a block of cream cheese for some creamy salsa chicken.

Ribs

Mason and I make a lot of ribs in the crockpot because they are so easy! Just throw the ribs in with a sauce of choice and leave them be. The main thing to remember is that most BBQ sauces have a lot of added sugar and so we either make our own rub or buy one from the store that has very low sugar. This rub is great because it doesn’t have any added sugar but it tastes great!

Rib Rub

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Image: Maria Mind Body Health

Slowcooker Spaghetti Squash

I’ve never cooked with spaghetti squash before and I was amazed at how easy this recipe was! I couldn’t find the exact meatballs but I did find some sugar free ones at Albertsons so make sure to check the frozen section.

Slowcooker Spaghetti Squash

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Image: All Day I Dream About Food

Slow Cooker and Oranges

Another wonderful easy meal by I Breathe I’m Hungry. I did have a hard time finding mandarin oranges that didn’t have any sugar but was able to find some store brand ones that were sugar free.

Slow Cooker Mandarin Chicken

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Image: I Breathe I’m Hungry

!!Bonus!!

And finally, what is dinner without dessert? Here are two of my favorite fast low carb desserts, guaranteed to fulfill that sweet tooth without much guilt!

Brownie Heaven

Single serve brownie

Guys.. I don’t even really like chocolate

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Image: All Day I Dream About Food

You should probably stop reading this blog and go make this brownie right now. I usually make it in the microwave for about a minute (because I don’t have any patience at the end of the day) and top with homemade whipped cream. DO THIS. Thank you Carolyn, I love you!

Frozen Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cups

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Image: Sugar Free Mom

These peanut butter cups are so yummy! I usually make a big batch and then Mason and I eat them throughout the week. I keep them in the fridge and they are the perfect temperature for a yummy cold treat!!

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Obviously you can probably tell who my favorite food bloggers are! If you’re looking for more recipes I definitely recommend browsing through any of the above mentioned blogs as they are all wonderful! I’m always on the lookout for easy low carb recipes, do you have any you love!?

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