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7 x low-carb dinner recipes

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If you would like to lose unwanted body fat, it is advisable to opt for a low-carb dinner in the evening.

In this article I will teach you how to lose up to 2 kilos a week by making small changes to your current diet.

Further on you will find 7 low-carb dinner recipes that you can try out. I've come up with recipes that resemble our much eaten dishes but I've put them in a healthy jacket.

If you're considering a low-carb diet or are already following one, I advise you to read on and try the recipes.

Why eat low-carb?


In addition to being proven to be the most effective way to lose weight, low-carb eating has other important health benefits:

It stabilizes your blood sugar level,This makes you lose weight, but also gives you more energy and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Less chance of cardiovascular diseases.
It lowers your blood pressure.

Please note: A low-carb diet does not mean that you do not eat carbohydrates at all. Your body needs carbohydrates, but much less than we are used to eating.

In the Netherlands we eat an average of 250 grams of carbohydrates a day, most of which we eat in the evening. Think of a full plate of pasta, 2-3 potatoes per person or a bowl of rice.

A healthy dose is a maximum of 150 grams of carbohydrates per day. So you can imagine that the remaining 100 grams of carbohydrates have to go somewhere. Unfortunately, these are your fat cells because this is the only place where the carbohydrates can still be stored.

Do you already experience physical complaints such as obesity or fatigue, or do you experience that you often crave something sweet especially after eating or suffer from binge eating? Then it is advisable to eat less carbohydrates.

Avoid the bad carbohydrates


With a low-carb dinner you avoid the processed, fast carbohydrates and replace them with healthy carbohydrates from vegetables, fruit and legumes. In addition, you eat more healthy fats and proteins.

Avoid this as dinner:

  •     Ordinary potatoes
  •     White rice
  •     White pasta
  •     All types of bread
  •     Deep fried food
  •     Highly processed food

 Most foods that come from bags, packets, jars, etc. are highly processed with refined sugars and E-numbers. These also have a negative effect on your weight.
  • Diet products and low-calorie products

Most prefabricated low-carbohydrate products are highly processed and contain synthetic sweeteners.

Low carbohydrate dinner recipes


These 7 low-carb dinner recipes show that the products you are used to eating are easy to replace with healthy products.

Give the following low-carb recipes a chance. You might even like them better than the original recipes!

1. Hutspot

Hutspot

In this tasty, low carbohydrate version of stew, the potatoes have been replaced by celeriac.

Potatoes contain a lot of carbohydrates and starch, which has a negative effect on your blood sugar level. Celeriacs are low in carbohydrates and contain a lot of vitamins and minerals.

In terms of structure, celeriac is a perfect healthy substitute for potatoes.

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  •     1 celeriac
  •     500 grams carrot
  •     500 grams of onions
  •     1 small tsp nutmeg
  •     A dash of unsweetened vegetable milk (almond, oat or rice milk)
  •     Piece of meat or fish of your choice
  •     Sea salt and black pepper


Method of preparation:

  •     Peel the celeriac and cut into cubes.
  •     Clean the carrot and cut into pieces.
  •     Cut the onion into rings.
  •     Put the sliced ingredients in a pan and pour boiling water over them until the ingredients are just underneath. Add a pinch of sea salt.
  •     Cook the vegetables for about 15 minutes.
  •     Meanwhile, fry the piece of meat or fish.
  •     Drain the vegetables, add a small dash of vegetable milk and mash into a stew.
  •     Season to taste with nutmeg, sea salt and black pepper.
  •     Serve the stew with the piece of meat or fish .

2. Pasta Bolognese

PastaBolognese

You've probably seen it in the supermarket: a bowl of zucchini spaghetti from zucchini, carrot paste or pumpkin paste.
Nowadays it has become very easy to put a healthy pasta on the table, so why not use it?
A fresh pasta sauce is so easy and quick to make that it's a shame to take it out of a jar. Ready-made pasta sauces are often full of refined sugars and additives, which are detrimental to your health and weight.
In this recipe I will show you how easy it is to make a healthy pasta Bolognese.

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 300 grams of minced meat  vega option: replace the minced meat with 150 grams of chickpeas and possibly extra vegetables
  •  1 bik of peeled tomatoes 400 grams
  •  300 grams sliced wok vegetables
  •  2 zucchini or a bowl of zucchini 400 grams from the supermarket
  •  1 large onion 
  •  2 garlic cloves
  •  Olive or coconut oil
  •  Sea salt and black pepper
  •  Optional seasonings: cumin powder, curry powder, Provencal spices

Method of preparation:
  1. Chop the onion and press the garlic.
  2.     Heat the olive or coconut oil and fry the onion.
  3.     Add the minced meat and fry it loose.
  4.     Add the wok vegetables and pressed garlic and fry briefly on high heat.
  5.     Season to taste with black pepper and sea salt, and add the optional herbs to taste.
  6.     Add the peeled tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7.     In the meantime, bring a large pan of water to the boil.
  8.     Cut the courgettes into thin strings (or use a Spirelli if you own one).
  9.     Blanch the courgette strands for 2 minutes in boiling water.
  10.     Drain the zucchini and drain.
  11.     Place the courgette strands on a plate and spoon the Bolognese sauce over them.

3. Sauerkraut dish

Sauerkrautdish

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  •     1 cauliflower
  •     300 grams of minced meat
  •     250 grams mushrooms
  •     200 grams of sauerkraut
  •     1 onion
  •     1 tbsp curry powder
  •     50 grams of feta cheese
  •     1 tsp nutmeg
  •     Sea salt and black pepper
  •     Olive or coconut oil
  •     Optional: chili


Method of preparation:

  1.     Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2.     Bring a pan with water to the boil.
  3.     Cut the cauliflower into florets and cook for about 10 minutes until tender.
  4.     Drain the sauerkraut.
  5.     Chop the onion.
  6.     Heat a dash of oil in a frying pan and fry the onion briefly.
  7.     Add the minced meat and fry it loose.
  8.     Cut the mushrooms into slices and add these.
  9.     Season to taste with curry powder, sea salt and black pepper.
  10.     Optional: add a pinch of chilli powder to give the dish some spice.
  11.     Drain the cauliflower, mash or mash finely and add the nutmeg.
  12.     Take a baking dish and divide the mince mixture over the bottom.
  13.     Divide the sauerkraut over the meat mixture and spoon the cauliflower puree on top.
  14.     Crumble the feta cheese over the whole and put the baking dish in the oven for about 30 minutes.

4. Potato, vegetables and meat


If you follow a low-carb diet, the vegetables should fill most of your plate. In addition, you eat a piece of meat.

To still add a portion of carbohydrates to your meal, you can replace the regular potato with a sweet potato.

A sweet potato contains many more essential nutrients than a "normal" potato. It also contains more fibre. With the help of fibre, the carbohydrates from the sweet potato are processed by your body much more slowly. Fibre also keeps your blood sugar level stable.

For the above reasons, the sweet potato belongs to the slow carbohydrates and you can eat it very well during a low carbohydrate diet. It is mainly about balance.

Ingredients for 2 servings:


  •     500 grams of steamed vegetables of your choice broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, green beans, etc.
  •     2 pieces of meat of your choice.
  •     200-250 grams of sweet potato .


- If you choose to omit the sweet potato, increase the quantity of vegetables to 800 grams.

You can prepare the sweet potato in several ways. They retain most of the nutrients in their skins.

You do this as follows:

  1.  Preheat the oven to 190 degrees.
  2.  Wash the sweet potato thoroughly e.g. with a scouring sponge. Dry well.
  3.  Place the sweet potato on a piece of aluminium foil, pour a small dash of olive oil over it and season with sea salt and black pepper.
  4.  Pierce the potato with a fork and do not wrap it too tightly with the foil. Make sure that the aluminium foil is properly sealed so that no air can escape.
  5. Cook the sweet potato for 30-60 minutes depending on the size.

5. Friday fries day

Initiating the weekend is often accompanied by a tasty treat for yourself. And rightly so, because after a week's hard work you've earned it.

If you like to lose weight and are on a low-carb diet, these cheating days can take you further away from your goal.

That's a shame! That's why I've worked out a healthy version of fries for you. With tasty curry-dipsauce .

Ingredients for 1 serving of carrot fries:


  •     400 grams of carrots
  •     Olive oil
  •     Sea salt and black pepper
  •     Herbs to taste: paprika, curry, rosemary, cumin, etc.


Ingredients curry dip:

  •     4 tbsp Greek yogurt
  •     1 shallot
  •     1 tsp curry powder
  •     Sea salt and black pepper


Tip: Serve with a piece of meat or fish of your choice.

Preparation method:
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Cut the carrots into chips. Put them in a bowl and add a dash of olive oil. Season to taste with sea salt, black pepper and herbs of your choice, and mix well.
  3. Line a baking tray with baking paper and place the carrot chips on top.
  4. Slide the baking tray into the oven and bake the carrot chips for about 20-25 minutes.
  5.  Meanwhile, make the curry dip: Chop the shallot and mix it with the Greek yoghurt and the curry powder. Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper.
  6.  Serve the carrot chips with the curry dip.
  7.  Serve with a piece of meat or fish of your choice

6. Vegetable lasagne

Vegetablelasagne

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  •     1 aubergine
  •     1 zucchini
  •     1 onion
  •     1 clove of garlic
  •     1 red pepper
  •     1 tin of peeled tomatoes (400 grams)
  •     1 tbsp tomato puree
  •     200 grams fresh spinach
  •     150 grams of ricotta
  •     Olive oil
  •     1 tsp Italian herbs
  •     Sea salt and black pepper


Method of preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Cut the aubergine and zucchini lengthwise into slices approximately 0.5 cm thick (so you can use them as lasagne sheets).
  3. Line a baking sheet with baking paper and place the aubergine and zucchini slices on top. Sprinkle with a dash of olive oil.
  4. Roast the vegetable slices for about 10 minutes.
  5.  In the meantime, make the sauce. Chop the onion, dice the bell pepper and squeeze the garlic.
  6. Heat a dash of olive oil in a frying pan and fry the onion and garlic. Add the paprika and fry briefly.
  7. Add the tomato puree and the Italian herbs and fry briefly.
  8. Add the peeled tomatoes (mash the tomatoes if necessary) and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  9.  Add the fresh spinach at the end and let it shrink.
  10.  Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper.
  11.  Grease an oven dish with a little oil and spread some sauce on the bottom.
  12.  Place a few eggplant and zucchini slices on top of the sauce, then spread another layer on top and cover again with a few eggplant and zucchini slices.
  13. Continue like this until you've used up everything. Finish with a layer of sauce and crumble the ricotta on top. Season to taste with black pepper if necessary.
  14. Bake the lasagna in the oven for about 30 minutes.


      7. Nasi

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        • nasi

          The nasi as we eat it consists mainly of rice, with a small portion of vegetables and meat. This way you eat mostly carbohydrates.

          In this recipe we replace the rice with cauliflower rice (rice made from cauliflower). This has almost the same structure as normal rice. In this way you get little carbohydrates and a lot of vitamins and minerals.

          The eggs and the chicken will make you feel satiated after eating this dish and you won't get hungry again soon.

          Ingredients for 2 servings:

            -1 cauliflower *
             - 1 onion
              -200 grams chicken breast
             - 1 green pepper
              -2 garlic cloves
              -15 grams fresh ginger
             - 4 eggs
             - Lime juice
             - Olive or coconut oil
              -Sea salt and black pepper
              -Optional: 1 chili, spring onion

          * Don't you like cauliflower? * Then you can replace it with broccoli. Nowadays you can also buy ready-made cauliflower and broccoli rice at the larger supermarkets.

          Preparation method:


             1-Grind the cauliflower into grains using a food processor or grater.
             2- Chop the onion, cut the chicken into small cubes, cut the peppers into thin strips and chop the chili pepper finely.
              3-Heat a dash of oil in a large frying pan and fry the onion and chili pepper briefly.
              4-Add the chicken and paprika and fry until the chicken is almost cooked.
              5-Add the cauliflower rice and stir fry for about 5 minutes over medium heat.
              6-Squeeze the garlic and grate the fresh ginger finely. Add these to the dish and season with a dash of lime juice and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper.
             7- Break the eggs in the pan and let the egg coagulate briefly. Then stir well so that the egg mixes into the dish.
            8-  Let the egg cook on low heat.
            9-  If necessary, season the dish with finely chopped spring onions.


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