Craving for something that would relieve you from your daily stress, or want to eat something you’ve surely missed? Comfort foods are the answers you’ve been looking for. But these foods are known to give you added weight that you’ll never remove easily just by having an intense workout the next day.
Here’s the solution that you need: low-carb comfort foods! Lessen the carbs without sacrificing the taste!
1Low-Carb Southern Fried Chicken
We all know that when it’s fried, it’s full of fat. Not this one. This low-carb Southern Fried Chicken uses the chicken breast because this part has the lowest fat content. Soy flour is also used for breading – it has lower carb content unlike ordinary flour. You’ll never skip chicken again just because you’re on a diet.
2Mashed Cauliflower with Garlic and Chives
Popularly known as “Mock Mashed Potatoes”, this dish looks like real mashed potatoes minus the carbs. Garlic and chives adds a distinct flavor, much better than classic mashed potatoes. Though it still tastes like cauliflower, it’s worth every bite; anyway, it’s a low-carb food after all.
Want bread? Here’s your low-carb alternative. This bread uses whole wheat flour and wheat gluten, proven low-carb alternatives to common flour and wheat. You’ll forget you’re eating bread because it won’t make you fat. Get the recipe here.
4Paleo Baked Spaghetti
Forget pasta: this spaghetti tastes like spaghetti without pasta! This dish uses spaghetti squash, a known pasta replacement, just shred it to look like noodles. It’s also loaded with veggies to complement the low-carb diet, but what’s spaghetti without meat? Italian sausages and pepperoni is added to have some meaty ingredients, without sacrificing the carbs.
5Cinnamon and Coconut Flour Pancakes
Pancakes are high in carbs – egg, flour, milk, and fat – the main culprits why this one is always ignored by fitness buffs. Say hello to this healthy pancake, we’ll be using coconut flour and some low-carb ingredients for this one. You’ll never notice the difference in taste, perfect for snacks and other quick meals. Get the recipe here.
6Low-Carb Pepperoni Pizza Chicken Bake
“Strictly No Pizza” when you’re on a diet, but this one will guarantee that you’ll eat pizza – a healthy one that is good for you. You can opt to make your own pizza sauce without sugar for a much-better calorie count. This dish also uses lean chicken meat, and part-skimmed Mozzarella for an ultimate low-carb pizza. Click here for the recipe.
7Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy
Here’s another low-carb chicken recipe for you, and you’ll surely love this. Steak is pounded and breaded with a mix of spices and Parmesan cheese for its distinct taste. The gravy uses no flour to thicken, so it’s also low-carb. Perfect for family meals, a low-carb food without sacrificing its taste.
8Low-Carb Shepherd’s Pie
Just a stern warning: this is not your average Shepherd’s Pie. Aside from being low-carb due to cauliflower replacing high-carb potatoes, this contains roasted veggies for added flavor, and some beef too. If you hate cauliflower as “mock mashed potato”, then you’ll definitely love it this time. Click here for more.
9Low-Carb Beefed Up Meatloaf
Who says meat can’t be low-carb? This one does! This meatloaf uses lean beef and ground pork meat to lessen its carb and calorie content while staying meaty as you like. Be sure to drain all the fat to ensure it’s still healthy enough to eat. Add some vegetables, Parmesan cheese, and freshly chopped parsley to taste. Get the recipe here.
Love lasagna but hate the heavy feeling after eating? Replace pasta with eggplant! Just cut into thin slices and you’re ready to go! The other ingredients are similar to what the original lasagna has, but less carbs and calories! Click here for more.
11Texas Chicken Nachos
Who says nachos can’t make you fat? Some say they only eat nachos for lunch because it’s low-carb, but this time, let’s make this so-called “low-carb food” even more low-carb! Just use lean part of the chicken to make it healthier, use your choice of spices and you have your own healthy nachos! Get the recipe here.
12Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms
Mushrooms are known to replace meat in some dishes because they are essentially low in everything: it won’t make you fat! Sauté everything and after that, stuff it inside the previously cleaned and stemmed mushrooms, it’s that easy! This dish is perfect as appetizers but can also work as a snack.
13Skinny Tilapia Lettuce Wraps
Want some quick sandwiches or wraps but you want the carbs out? Replace the bread with greens! Lettuce is a great replacement for bread on sandwiches or for tacos on wraps. You can opt for seafood instead of meat and add some veggies to make it healthier. This time, it’s tilapia that gets wrapped. Click here for the recipe.
I know you’ve been craving for pasta lately, but you can’t have it because of the carbs. So now, I’m sharing to you this wonderful low-carb version of spaghetti minus the pasta that makes you fat. We’re using thinly-sliced steamed white cabbage as pasta replacement for this one.
15Low-Carb Deep Fried Onion Rings
Ironically, deep fried doesn’t always mean it’s fatty. Try these deep fried onion rings next time. You can use healthy vegetable oil to fry these, use soy flour as a main breading ingredient too. Alternatively, you can replace onions with anything you want – lean meat, zucchini, mushrooms, Mozzarella cheese sticks, eggplant, even okra will do. Get the recipe here.
16Chocolate Hazelnut Waffles
Yes, chocolate makes you fat, so why include this in the list? This “chocolate” hazelnut waffles use artificial sweeteners instead of common sugar. It also uses coconut flour to make it even healthier. I’m pretty sure you and your kids would love this on breakfast, even during snacks! Click here for the recipe.
17Chocolate Almond Ice Cream
This is an easy-to-do dessert but requires a lot of time waiting for it to cool down in the fridge. Yes, it’s ice cream! And the good part – it’s a low-carb one! This ice cream uses unsweetened and no-sugar ingredients, but uses a sugar alternative (like Splenda) for taste. Just add some almonds for texture. Get the recipe here.
18Savory Cheddar Biscuits
A perfect snack – biscuits give you the extra boost you need when you’re on-the-go. But most biscuits have high-carb ingredients, but this one isn’t. These biscuits use low-carb flours and cheddar cheese gives the satisfying flavor. Kids will also love these biscuits; you’ll also love them too.
I know you’re skipping rice because of its high carb content, and for years you’ve forgotten how it tasted. Well, for now, you can eat “rice”. Perhaps you’ve heard of cauliflower as “mock mashed potatoes”, this time its “mock rice”! Just grind them in the food processor, fry it with vegetables and spices, and voila! You can now eat rice without the carbs! Get the recipe here.
20One Pot Cheesy Taco Skillet
I know you’ll love cheese, and you’ve been drooling for tacos lately, let’s make them into one dish! This time, let’s make it healthier by adding some lean ground chicken or turkey instead of beef, and add some veggies too. Skimmed cheese like mozzarella is an excellent topping for this one. Check this for more.
21Low-Carb Lasagna Meatballs
Lasagna is always a comfort food. Everyone loves lasagna. But the pasta itself is a high-carb. This low-carb lasagna dish doesn’t have pasta; instead, we’re using cheese all over! You can also use ground turkey if you want, less fat and better protein.
22Grilled Cheesy Portabello Caps with Turkey and Sage
Mushrooms are favorite replacement for meat for people who are in a strict diet. Grilled portabello mushroom caps are crunchy and closely resemble the meat taste, but when portabello caps are filled with ground turkey meat, things get a little more exciting. Add some cheese and you’ll have a complete low-carb main course.
23Creamy Sun Dried Tomato with Parmesan Chicken Zoodles
This is a very simple recipe, but it requires you to do some zoodles first. But first, what is a zoodle? Zoodle is a short term for “zucchini noodles”, or noodles made out of zucchini. If you want to ditch the carbs from pasta, you can replace them with zoodles. The creamy sauce will make these zoodles even more appetizing. Get the recipe here.
24Crock Pot Cauliflower and Cheese
Yes, cauliflower and cheese is like a match made in heaven. And upon tasting this gem of a dish, you’ll surely feel you’re in food heaven. This one only takes 5 minutes of preparation, and it is slowly cooked in a crock pot. The melted cheese engulfing the cauliflower is so yummy; you probably get out of your seat right now and start cooking this one. Click here for the recipe.
25Avocado Cheddar Deviled Eggs
I’m sure you don’t like eggs because it makes you fat. But this dish will make you love eating eggs again. The cream you made after mixing the ingredients and processed in a food processor is placed on top of the halved hard-boiled egg, making it look and taste even better. Perfect as appetizer, this will make you crave for more. Click here for more.
26Mini Taco-Stuffed Peppers
Tacos! Tacos everyone! This exciting appetizer will make you love tacos even more. We’ll replace the taco shells with bell peppers for a bite-size appeal, perfect for people on a diet. You can also add some cheese and a cilantro dressing will drive you mad about tacos again.
Perhaps you’ve tried this one on your favorite deli, and now that you’re away from home, you desperately want to bring back memories. But unlike the ones you’ve tasted in that old deli house, this one is low-carb. This comfort food is so simple, 5 minutes and you’re done. You’ll definitely have this as a quick snack, just like from the past.
28Cheeseburger Cauliflower Helper
Remember “Hamburger Helper”? That one box ultimately saved you from starving. But instant food means instant weight; the carbs are piling up when you eat instant “anything”. So here’s a healthier alternative for you: again, it’s cauliflower. Add these cauliflowers on your hamburger meat, add some cheese (and some ingredients), and you’re done.
29Fried Coconut Flour Donuts
Two words: fried and donut. These two words are a legit no-no for someone who’s on a diet. Don’t worry; we’ll be doing this the healthier way. Coconut flour is a great replacement for common flour used for bread because it has less carbs. And the fat used for frying is also coconut-based, definitely a good one for people who wants to eat donuts but don’t want the weight. Get the recipe here.
30Vanilla Bean Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Cakes are sweet, packed with sugar and a lot of it. Say goodbye to cakes if you want to trim down your weight. But this cake is guaranteed not to give you carbs but will satisfy you from your cravings. This one is still sweet, thanks to sugar-substitutes; and creamy with cheese on top of it. Click here for more.
31Skillet Chicken with Cheddar Mushroom Sauce
This dish contains most of what a low-carb foodie wants: chicken, mushroom, and cheddar cheese. Combining them into one dish is spectacular. This one uses lean chicken breast part with skin and bones removed. The sauce contains mushroom, cheddar cheese, and a mix of herbs and spices. Click here to know more.
32Sugar-Free Chocolate Pudding
I know you love chocolate but you hate the carbs and the high sugar content; so let’s make this one less carbs and sugar-free. We’ll be using premium cocoa powder and artificial sweeteners to provide the punch but with less fattening content. Just a warning: this one is sweet and chocolaty; you’re going to double-up the serving without the guilt. Click here for more.
33Chicken and Chorizo Stew
This chicken dish is ultimately one of the best dishes you’ll ever have. Pick the chicken parts with the lowest fat content: the thigh part (skin removed) is probably the best. Chop the chorizo depending on how you want it. Reduce the cream until you achieve desired consistency. Your kids will surely love this. Perfect for cold dinner nights.
34Coconut Cheesecake with Macadamia Nut Crust
One thing common with desserts for low-carb diet is cheese. This coconut cheesecake is so delish; it feels like heaven on earth. Both the filling and the topping are sweet and satisfying. You can opt for a grinded macadamia nut, or just stick with a crunchier approach.
35Baked Chicken Nuggets
Unlike the ones sold in supermarkets, this home-made chicken nuggets is healthier, and contains less fat. You’ll be using the lean breast part, with bones and skin removed. You may also use low-carb bread crumbs for a much healthier appeal. You can also prepare this and leave it on the freezer, just fry it whenever you want it.
36Blackened Shrimp Alfredo with Spaghetti Squash
Seafood lovers, rejoice! This dish will satisfy your hunger for seafood meals without getting the extra weight. You might need to prepare this in advance because most of the ingredients require time in preparing. Shrimp must be precooked, deveined and shelled. The creamy sauce on top of the spaghetti squash is delicious – you won’t notice you don’t have pasta in it. Click here to learn more.
37Ham and Cauliflower Casserole Au Gratin
Cauliflower is a favorite replacement for potatoes if you’re on a low-carb diet. Combine ham (must be low-fat) with the other ingredients for a creamy and cheesy approach. You don’t need to spend time in the kitchen for this dish, just pop it into the oven and wait until cooked. Click here to learn more.
38Coney Dog Casserole
Sometimes you need to go to the diner just to get quick food, and hotdogs are the quick remedy for your hungry soul. This one brings the diner into your own home. Grab some low-carb wieners instead of the usual hotdogs for a healthier approach. Have fun with all the other ingredients using your food processor. Get the recipe here.
39Healthy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Everybody loves hot soup during cold winter nights, and this one will be a surefire hit on the dining table. You may use leftover chicken for this dish, or roast a new one first, just make sure you remove the skin. Choose a less-carb type of pasta to make it even healthier. Add some veggies that you want to make it better. Click here for more.
40Parmesan Fish Sticks
You love fish, don’t you? Salmon is the best fish for diet-conscious people like you. Instead of simply frying it or steaming it, why not opt for this delicious fish sticks? With parmesan cheese, these fish sticks stand out from the crowd. Not only for snacks, you can also use this dish as an appetizer. Click here for more.
Confused which milk to drink? Most dieters believe that fat-free milk is the best milk to drink. Well, according to dieticians, 1 cup of fat-free milk contains 12 grams of carbs. Don’t panic, here’s a solution: switch to almond milk! A cup of almond milk contains only 1 gram of carb! It also has less calories and sugar than fat-free milk. Click here to find out.
42Paleo Sausage Egg McMuffin
Stay away from fast-food if you’re on a diet. Fast-food meals are always fatty and high in carbs, that’s why most fast-food junkies are obese. This dish is a low-carb version of a popular breakfast sandwich from a popular fast-food chain. Opt for a high-protein, low-fat sausages for this one, or if you can’t resist, use bacon (just remove the fat).
43Garden Fresh Salsa
This dish is guaranteed low-carb and low-calorie, perfect for snacks and dips. If you have a tomato plant in your backyard, get the freshest and ripe tomatoes instead of buying from veggie dealers – the more fresh the tomato, the more juicy and tasty it gets. Pop the ingredients in the food processor and you’re ready to go. Use organic tortilla chips for a healthier approach.
44Low Carb Chili Dog Bake
Do you love hotdogs? Well, everybody loves hotdogs! But too much hotdog in diet makes you fat. Here’s a hotdog dish that won’t make you fat, but still satisfy your cravings for hotdogs. Chili hotdogs are best for picnics or for snacks, kids will surely love this one, just make sure it’s not too spicy or else this one would backfire! Click here to know more.
45Low Carb Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake
Who says chocolate cakes can’t be low carb? This cake is so yummy and delectable; you wouldn’t notice the difference with regular chocolate cakes. The good news: you only need a slow cooker or a crock pot to do this, perfect for people who doesn’t have an oven. Frosting is optional – who cares, it’s already low carb!
46Low Carb Beef Stew
This dish is perfect for cold winter dinner nights with the whole family. They’ll surely enjoy the beef with the tasty broth from the slow cooking process. You won’t need a lot of time in preparing this dish but the slow cooking can take up to two hours to get that distinct beefy taste. Add more veggies to create a healthier meal.
47Hamburger and Cauliflower Stroganoff
Everybody knows that hamburger is synonymous with fat. Too much hamburger intake can make you gain weight. Let’s make hamburger meals healthier by adding a popular low-carb starch replacement, and that is cauliflower. This dish is so easy to make, you can make a big batch and freeze them, cook only a portion to feed your starving soul. Get the recipe here.
48Healthy Homemade Nutella
Yes, everyone’s favorite Nutella! Just a spoonful of Nutella can drive you nuts – both from the yummy taste and from the carb content. That’s why you cannot have Nutella every day. But now, you can! Thanks to this recipe, you can enjoy your Nutella any time, any way you want, with less calories and carbs! Create your own DIY Nutella now!
49Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese
Admit it – you’re a grilled cheese addict when you were young. But now that you’ve aged, grilled cheese is an instant weight gain. Bread, butter and cheese; the three things you’ll never have again because it makes you fat. Make it healthier by replacing bread with ground cauliflower to create cauliflower bread first, and use it to your grilled cheese. Get the recipe here.
50Calming Hot Chocolate
Hot chocolate drinks are perfect for cold nights, but this hot chocolate drink is perfect for nights after a tiring work day. This drink would make you feel calm and relaxed with the special mix of healthy ingredients. Chamomile tea is known as a relaxing agent. Adding magnesium can help solve insomnia issues, thus making this drink a recommended one for sleepless nights.
51Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup
After a long and tiring day, you need to pamper yourself with a comfort food. This one is a sure hit, and also healthy. This is basically a creamy chicken soup made healthier by adding mushrooms and a bunch of low-carb ingredients that would soothe your tired body and make you feel relaxed. This soup is perfect for cold nights or dinner with family. Get the recipe here.
52Zucchini Noodle Alfredo
This dish is so easy to make, you only need 5 ingredients for this one! The only hard part is making the zucchini noodles. This dish is perfect for people who wants a quick pasta dish but does not want the extra bulge from the carbs. You may double the cheese for a much better taste, or add some herbs for texture. Learn more here.
53Low Carb Meatloaf
You would definitely love to have this meatloaf for dinner. Why? Aside from being beefy, it’s low in carbs but high in protein. This dish brings back memories from your youth; perhaps your mom had cooked this one when you were still young. Although this one might differ in taste due to low carb ingredients, but mom would be proud because this won’t make you fat. Get the recipe here.
54Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites
Although this one would easily fit as a snack for kids, adults can definitely love this one too. You may have seen this one on boxes as an instant mix, but we’re making this one healthier, since instantly made foods may contain ingredients that make you fat. Get the recipe here.
55Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup
A family favorite, Chicken Cordon Bleu is one of the best dishes you can make using chicken meat. You wouldn’t think that you can make it into a soup, isn’t it? This soup version of the Cordon Bleu is perfect for cold nights, but can also feed the entire family’s lunch too. The creamy soup is so yummy and low carb, taking multiple servings will be guilt-free.
56“Breaded” Pork Chops
There’s a clue in the title of this dish – the word “breaded” enclosed in quotes means something. Yes, it is “breaded”, but unlike other pork chops, this one uses low-carb almond flour. Though you might easily taste the difference from the ones breaded with common flour, it’s the guilt-free feeling that matters most (aside from your satisfied appetite). Know more here.
57Coconut Chicken Tenders
Most dieters tend to pass on meals when they are fried because they are fatty. But if you look closely, these Coconut Chicken Tenders are different: they look like they’re deep-fried, but actually they’re baked! The breading also uses coconut and almond flour for a low carb, guilt free feel. Get the recipe here.
58Skinny Baked Cauliflower Tots
Surprise your kids with this treat, and fool them that this doesn’t contain any meat at all. It might look like it is made entirely of meat, but this healthier version primarily contains cauliflower, a known low carb food. This dish is perfect for snacks, parties, or as finger-food for movie nights at home.
59Low Carb Chili Doritos
Doritos is one of the favorite snacks you can eat when you’re on the go, whether you’re on a trip or just plain hungry. Also, it contains starch, a known ingredient that gives a lot of carbs, something you wouldn’t like at all. This one is home-made, and guaranteed low carb; it uses almond and coconut flour for an ultimate guilt free snack. Learn more here.
60Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup
Perhaps one of the most hated veggies out there is broccoli because – it’s broccoli. Maybe they don’t want the taste, or the texture, or everything about broccoli. But this dish will make you love broccoli, especially when you add it on a creamy cheese soup! Definitely low carb, you and your family will love this. You can even prepare it anytime you want it! Click here for more.
61Texas Ranch Chicken Casserole
This dish is so simple to do; you can do this in the morning then reheat it in the oven when it’s dinnertime. The creamy and cheesy sauce is so heart-warming; you’ll end up feeling heaven on earth. Add more veggies if you want to make it a lot healthier, or double the chicken if you want it to be meaty. Get the recipe here.
62Paleo Chicken Marsala
You cannot just simply remove chicken from your diet. But you can make it better and healthier, without sacrificing the taste. This Chicken Marsala is so healthy; you wouldn’t notice it doesn’t have the usual flour in it. The creamy sauce and delicious mushrooms provide a distinct taste, unlike its restaurant or store versions.
63Low Carb Meatloaf Muffins
This is an easy, quick cook but healthier version of your favorite meatloaf, and to make it bite-size, we’ll do this using muffin molds! We’ll also use beef and turkey ground meat to provide a lean and non-fatty experience. You can also make it as a batch then freeze the leftovers, to be cooked at a later time when desired. Click here for more.
64Spaghetti Squash Beef Pie
This one is quite similar to lasagna, except that we remove the lasagna and replace it with spaghetti squash to make it low carb. Use lean beef to make it less fatty, and also to have a slightly different taste. Overload this with cottage, Parmesan, and cheddar cheese on top for a cheesy and creamy texture. Get the recipe here.
65Fat Burning Soup
I don’t know why this dish is not named nicely, but this dish really burns down the fat because you won’t get anything from this except a full stomach. This soup is really delicious; you can either cook it on stove top for a quick cook, or using a crock pot if you’re too busy. You may add some lean meat strips for a better experience. Learn more here.
The original version contains a lot of sugar, so sweet that you can get diabetes in an instant. So let’s give this delicious sweet treat a healthy makeover: by replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners! The tangy and sweet taste of strawberry (you can use raspberries or blueberries if you like) is so delicious; you’ll forget that this is low carb! Get the recipe here.
67Potsticker Meatball Asian Noodle Soup
If Asian dishes are not your thing, skip this one. Otherwise, this delicious soup will make you fly to Japan instantly. You can use any kind of lean (and non-fatty) meat if you don’t want ground pork for your meatballs. A definite low carb meal, you can prepare this on cold dinner nights or if you want to unlock the inner Asian in you. Click here for more.
68Paleo Thai Chicken Zoodle Soup
This Thai Chicken Soup is popular amongst Asian food fanatics, but because of its high fat content, dieters purposely ignore this one despite of its delicious spicy taste. Well, let’s do a healthy take on this delectable soup dish. Why not opt for zoodles? Zucchini noodles are popular nowadays and this soup dish deserves zoodles!
69Slow Cooker Cioppino
A legit Italian dish, perfect for seafood lovers who care a lot about their weight. This requires a lot of waiting time, so make this as early as possible because it’s a gem when it’s done. Toss in some shrimps (deveined and deboned) and some canned tuna for a more seafood feel, along with some veggies. Your kids and the whole family will surely love the taste.
70Roasted Cauliflower White Cheddar Soup
Cauliflower is a favorite of dieters as replacement for starch. This healthy dish uses cauliflower as its base, roasted into perfection to unlock its secret flavor. The soup contains cheddar cheese; you can make it even creamier if you want. You can also use any meat stock, provided that you lessen the fat first. Click here to know more.
So, you want pizza, but most pizzas have high starch content from flour. Why not make healthy pizzas? Try this eggplant pizza; you’ll end up eating more than the recommended serving but guilt-free. Perfect for movie nights at home or with friends, you can even serve this on parties or as kid’s snacks!
72Baked Meatball Parmigiana
This meatball dish is easy to make, and when you bake the meatballs, you easily remove the fat (or at least). Grab some meat (beef, pork or veal would do) and make some meatballs out of it. Pick your own choice of sauce (healthy ones recommended, less sugar is much better) and in no time you’ll have your parmigiana!
73Bangers and Mash
This dish roughly translates to “sausages and (mashed) potatoes”, but since we’re low carb dieters, we’ll simply replace the “mash” part with our favorite cauliflower, making it healthier. You can also make it cheesier since cauliflower tends to have a boring taste when mashed. Add some cream and you’re good to go! Click here for the recipe.
74Feta-Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf with Tzatziki Sauce
Can we use turkey as a main ingredient for meatloaf? Well, yes! In fact, it’s better! Turkey is lean poultry and contains less fat than chicken or pork. Stuff some feta cheese in between the ground turkey mixture then prepare the sauce. Just a tip: this meatloaf tastes better if you add some spice on it. It’s up to you if you want it to be hotter or just a pinch of spice would do. Click here to get the recipe.
75Creamy Buffalo Chicken Pie
This dish is a low carb chicken dish, perfect for cheese lovers and low carb dieters. It is made even healthier by using flour replacements such as coconut flour and ground cauliflower. This dish is perfect for family dinners, it would even work as a light snack too!
76Vegetable Beef Soup
This dish reminds us on what we should eat during cold winter nights, when we were stuck at home and couldn’t do anything outside. A perfect example of a healthy soup, the beefy broth is so delicious, while the vegetables give you a textured feeling. The whole family will surely enjoy this healthy and hearty beef soup. Click here to know more.