Low Carb Recipes to a Flat Stomach! A Guest Post By David Jones

It’s an undeniable truth that diets can be depressing. Traditional calorie controlled diets can be tiresome, with all the weighing and calculation. Then there’s the constant hunger.

The low-carb diet is perfect for those of us who like to feel full! By focusing on high fat, you’ll stay fuller for longer. Here are some low carb recipes go to get started on a flatter stomach fast!

Paprika Chicken

breaded chicken

Chicken is high in protein and a big thumbs up for the low carb diet. This delicious meal takes around 20 minutes to cook and 10 minutes to prepare. This is a double-dip recipe that should give you adelicious crispy skin without the breadcrumbs.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp. coriander seed, crushed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 lemons, halves
  • 1 lb chicken breasts (boneless for quicker cooking)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil (extra virgin if you enjoy the flavor)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Parsley for garnish, chopped.

 

  1. Preheat your oven. 400ºF / 205ºC
  2. Mix the flour, smoked paprika, crushed or ground coriander and the zest of one of the lemons together in a bowl.
  3. Toss the chicken pieces into the flour mix. Make sure it’s fully coated.
  4. Beat the egg and dip the chicken into the egg to coat. Then re-dip into the flour mix.
  5. Heat some olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Shallow fry the chicken until gold on the bottom. Flip and brown the other side.
  6. Make up your chicken broth. Add the juice of your lemons.
  7. Pour the broth into the skillet.
  8. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. Plate up your chicken, spooning the sauce on top of the chicken. Garnish and enjoy!

Serves 4

Broccoli on forks

Cheesy Broccoli bread

OK – I’ve said the “B” word. Not broccoli – you’re allowed that! Bread – as we all know – is carby! Bread is not how to get a flat stomach fast. This recipe is!

It’s a great one for the vegetarians and a way to get kids to eat their broccoli.

This recipe refers to “riced broccoli” – that just means it’s grated.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups riced broccoli
  • 1 large egg
  • 5 cups grated cheddar
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Ranch dressing

 

  1. Preheat your oven. 425ºF / 220ºC
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Microwave the broccoli for 1 minute. Ring out the moisture – you could squeeze it in a tea-towel.
  4. Add the broccoli, egg, 1 cup of the cheddar (leaving 1/2 cup for later) and Parmesan to a bowl. Season with the salt and pepper. Mix well to a dough consistency.
  5. Transfer the dough to the baking sheet. Flatten into a thin round.
  6. Bake until the mix has dried out, turning golden. Around 20 minutes should do it.
  7. Top with the rest of the cheese, return to the over until melted.
  8. Serve warm with the ranch dressing.

Serves 5

Baked swordfish

 baked swordfish

What could be more delicious than a swordfish steak? One of the meatier fishes, it can be moist and delicious and filling. This is a definite favorite to add to your list of low carb recipes!

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 swordfish steaks
  • 1 tbsp dill
  • 2 punnet multicolored cherry toms, halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped finely
  • 3 tbsp. basil leaf, sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF / 200ºC
  2. Heat a skillet over a high heat. Once hot, add 2 tbsp of the oil.
  3. Add the steaks to the pan and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook each side for 3 to 5 minutes until browned. Make sure you season both sides of the fish.
  5. Place the skillet in the oven for 7-10 minutes. Make sure it’s cooked through.
  6. Make a salad with the toms, onion, and basil. Add the remaining onion and lemon juice. Season.
  7. Plate up the salad and the fish. Sprinkle the dill over the top.

Serves 3

Icebergers

Just because you need to skip the bread doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a juicy burger! With some super fresh iceberg, this is really delicious. Home-made burgers always test better, so they’re totally worth the effort. And if they can help you lose weight, losing the bread is no big sacrifice!

Ingredients

  • 1 large head Iceberg lettuce
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 red onion, medium sliced into rings
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 slices cheddar
  • 1 beef tomato, sliced
  • Ranch dressing
  1. Cook the bacon until crispy in a large skillet. Transfer to a paper towel. Reserve the bacon fat in the pan.
  2. Add the onion slices and cook until soft.
  3. Set the onions aside. Wipe the skillet clean with a paper towel.
  4. Reheat the skillet.
  5. Mix the ground beef with the egg, salt, pepper, and the smoked paprika. Form into 4 large patties.
  6. Add the patties to the skillet for 4 minutes per side, depending on your preference. Top each burger with a slice of the cheese. Wait until melted.
  7. Slice the iceberg into 8 large rounds.
  8. Place the cooked iceberg on one iceberg round. Top with bacon, onions and a tomato slice. Top with another iceberg round.
  9. Drizzle with ranch dressing.

Serves 4

Ham and egg omelette wraps

These are great for the morning! Really yummy and will keep you full till lunchtime. And this recipe includes chilli as a spicy option! Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1/2 cup red chili, chopped (optional!)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 4 slices ham

 

  1. Whisk the eggs, milk, chives, and chili if using. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Melt the butter in a non-stick pan, over a medium heat. Pour half of the egg mix, rotating the pan to create a pancake style layer.
  3. Cook for 2 minutes. Add half of the cheddar and cook till melted.
  4. Place the omelet onto a plate. Top with the ham. Roll tightly.
  5. Slice into “sushi rolls.”
  6. Repeat with the remaining mix and serve.

Serves 2

So, there you go. Delicious fodder that keeps the carbs down to help you eat your way to a flatter stomach in no time! Enjoy!

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