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16 Low-Carb Dinners That Aren't Boring

Because low-carb doesn't have to mean low flavor.

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1. One-Pan Italian Sausage and Veggies

chelseasmessyapron.com

This recipe cooks spicy Italian sausage and seasonal veggies on the same sheet pan for an easy weeknight dinner without a ton of dishes. Get the recipe here.

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2. Cauliflower Grits with Spicy Shrimp

https://www.jessicagavin.com/cauliflower-grits-with-spicy-shrimp/
https://www.jessicagavin.com/cauliflower-grits-with-spicy-shrimp/

Puréed cauliflower gives these faux grits their silky texture without having to use cornmeal. Get the recipe here.

3. Parmesan Garlic Spaghetti Squash

http://www.eatwell101.com/parmesan-garlic-spaghetti-squash-recipe
http://www.eatwell101.com/parmesan-garlic-spaghetti-squash-recipe

If you're craving pasta but want a low-carb option, use spaghetti squash for a dinner that will satisfy your craving and keep you full. Get the recipe here.

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4. Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

http://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/2017/05/thai-turkey-meal-prep-lettuce-wraps.html
http://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/2017/05/thai-turkey-meal-prep-lettuce-wraps.html

This recipe amps up (sometimes bland) ground turkey with Thai red curry paste. Serve it in lettuce cups for the perfect low-carb dinner that comes together in a flash. Get the recipe here.

5. Italian Herb Bruschetta Chicken

cafedelites.com

This breadless version of bruschetta turns the classic appetizer into a low-carb dinner by swapping crostini with boneless chicken breasts. Get the recipe here.

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6. One-Pan Lemon Garlic Baked Salmon and Asparagus

cafedelites.com

Feel free to swap salmon with your favorite fish (such as tilapia or tuna) in this seven-ingredient dinner made entirely on one sheet pan. Get the recipe here.

7. Cauliflower Crust Pizza

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2016/02/pizza-supreme-on-cauliflower-crust/
http://www.howsweeteats.com/2016/02/pizza-supreme-on-cauliflower-crust/

This pizza swaps the usual doughy crust for a low-carb version made out of cauliflower so you can get your pizza fix without loading up on carbs. Get the recipe here.

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8. Sausage-Stuffed Portobellos

http://www.foxandbriar.com/sausage-stuffed-portobello-mushrooms/
http://www.foxandbriar.com/sausage-stuffed-portobello-mushrooms/

These (giant) stuffed mushrooms are filled with melted cheese and hot Italian sausage for a low-carb meal that packs a ton of savory flavor. Get the recipe here.

9. Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken with Zucchini

https://therecipecritic.com/2016/07/crispy-parmesan-garlic-chicken-zucchini/
https://therecipecritic.com/2016/07/crispy-parmesan-garlic-chicken-zucchini/

These chicken breasts are lightly coated in breadcrumbs to give them a beautiful golden color and crisp texture (because low-carb doesn't have to mean no-carb). Get the recipe here.

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10. Sheet Pan Steak and Veggies

Feel free to swap potatoes with your favorite low-carb veggie (such as zucchini, cauliflower, or eggplant) in this easy-to-make sheet pan dinner. Get the recipe here.

11. Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir-Fry

skinnytaste.com

This weeknight stir-fry is loaded with crisp asparagus and diced chicken breasts seasoned with bright lemon juice. Get the recipe here.

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12. Fajita Roll-Ups

http://www.aspicyperspective.com/low-carb-steak-fajita-roll-ups/
http://www.aspicyperspective.com/low-carb-steak-fajita-roll-ups/

These steak roll-ups are everything you love about fajitas in a low-carb option packed with protein. Get the recipe here.

13. Peanut Chicken Zucchini Noodles

sallysbakingaddiction.com

This low-carb version of pad thai swaps noodles for spiralized zucchini. If you can't get your hands on them (or don't own a Spiralizer to make them yourself), simply cut zucchinis into long strips with a knife or mandoline. Get the recipe here.

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14. Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken

https://therecipecritic.com/2017/01/skinny-slow-cooker-kung-pao-chicken/
https://therecipecritic.com/2017/01/skinny-slow-cooker-kung-pao-chicken/

The only thing easier than ordering kung pao on your way home from work is having it warm and ready in a slow cooker when you get home. This version is loaded with hearty veggies so you won't even miss the rice. Get the recipe here.

15. Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

http://www.number-2-pencil.com/2016/09/21/one-sheet-pan-shrimp-fajitas/?utm_content=bufferad93c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer
http://www.number-2-pencil.com/2016/09/21/one-sheet-pan-shrimp-fajitas/?utm_content=bufferad93c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Serve these roasted shrimp without tortillas for a low-carb dinner that packs a ton of protein. Get the recipe here.

16. Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats

cookingclassy.com

Make sure you buy zucchinis that are wide enough to hold a good amount of filling (you're going to want to load them up). Get the recipe here.

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