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21 High Protein Low Carb Recipes

On a low carb diet but still, need your protein? Check out these high protein low carb recipes that will keep you full.

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Low carb is all the rage right now. And for a good reason- a low carb diet can help you lose weight fast.

But do you know what’s even better? Following a low carb diet that is also high in protein.

By making sure that it’s also high in protein, you boost your metabolism. So, you lose even more weight.

Also, protein is more filling than fat. And when you’re full, you’re less likely to eat those donuts that are calling your name.

So, today I’m sharing multiple high protein low carb recipes. They’re not only delicious but will help you lose weight faster.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dig right in!

1. Keto Hamburger Soup

Keto Hamburger Soup

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This soup is comforting, yummy, and filling. It’s packed with nicely browned beef and tons of veggies.

Veggies like celery, green and red bell peppers, and a little bit of carrots. So, you’re getting tons of Vitamins A and C.

So, you can feel good about eating it. And talking about feeling good, it only has 160 calories per serving!

That means you can have one (or two) bowls- and not feel guilty.

What I love most about it is that a batch makes 13 servings. So, it’s perfect for meal prep.

To keep your soup fresh longer, make sure you store it in airtight food storage containers.

These glass containers will keep your food fresh for longer.

But if you prefer lighter ones, these BPA-free plastic containers here are a good option.

Also, keep in mind that this dish contains beef, which has a high carbon footprint.

This is an amazing high protein low carb dinner.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 160
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3g

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2. Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

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Do you love spicy food? Then you’ll love these stuffed poblano peppers.

They look and taste amazing. They’re filled with tender chunks of chicken and juicy Roma tomatoes.

The hot sauce adds extra layers of heat. The melted cheddar cheese and sour cream balance out the heat… You’ll be in foodie heaven.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 390
  • Fats: 27g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 3g

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3. Asparagus Wrapped Chicken

Asparagus Wrapped Chicken

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It’s nice hosting dinner parties. You get to catch up with good friends…and of course, eat good food.

But when you’re on a keto diet, hosting parties can be a hassle. You want to be the perfect host-and you also want to stick to your diet.

This dish helps you do both. Tender, perfectly browned chicken breasts are stuffed with cream cheese, ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese, and crisp asparagus.

And the crunchy bacon bits add loads of flavor and texture. Your guests won’t believe it’s keto.

To make it, you’ll need a good oven-safe pan. I recommend this one here. Not only is it oven-safe, but it also makes the perfect sear on your chicken.

Serve with a side Garden Salad.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 389
  • Fats: 19g
  • Protein: 46g
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 2g

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4. Keto Jambalaya

Keto Jambalaya

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Looking for a taste of New Orleans? Give this jambalaya a try!

It’s super flavorful and has plenty of kick. So, make sure you have some cold water handy!

And it contains tons of succulent shrimp, juicy andouille sausage, and tender chicken. This makes it super filling.

To make it even more flavorful, you’ll be using chicken bone broth. Not only is it tasty, but it’s also good for you too.

It’s rich in calcium and magnesium, which you need for strong bones. And it’s good for your gut too.

It also helps you feel full, which helps you lose weight. Feel free to get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 336
  • Fats: 21g
  • Protein: 36g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 2g

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5. Sesame Ginger Cashew Chicken

Sesame Ginger Cashew Chicken

Credit: theroastedroot.net

Are you craving Thai takeout? Have this instead.

This dish is full of flavor and texture. You have tender bites of chicken, crunchy cashews, and broccoli.

And the sauce has savory, sweet, and umami notes. The ginger and sriracha add some heat.

And what’s Thai food be without some rice- cauliflower rice, that is?

For extra convenience, you can simply get pre-packaged cauliflower rice here. You can also just make some of your own.

Making it is pretty easy. Just cut your cauliflower.

Afterward, place your cauliflower pieces in a food processor and process until rice-like. This food processor is a good option.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 398
  • Fats: 20g
  • Protein: 40g
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 2g

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6. Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls

Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls

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I love burritos, as I’m sure many of you do too. What’s not to love about them?

Everything but the carbs that is. And as delicious as they are, they’re not worth ditching your skinny jeans.

These burrito bowls give you all the flavors you love- without all the carbs. There’s nicely seasoned ground beef, ooey-gooey melted cheese, juicy tomatoes, and creamy avocado.

All sandwiched in a spaghetti squash bowl. It’s the perfect bowl to eat out of…isn’t it nice when you can eat your bowl?

Now, that’s how I like to roll. What a lovely high protein dinner!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 445
  • Fats: 30g
  • Protein: 33g
  • Carbs: 13g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 5g

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7.  Ginger Chicken Recipe

Ginger Chicken Recipe

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Are you looking to jazz up your dinners? This is the dish for you.

This chicken is finger-licking good. It’s sticky and bursting with flavor from the ginger and onions.

And talking about onions, you’re using three kinds: red, yellow, and green. So, make sure you love onions… And have some breath mints handy.

To make it a meal, serve with cauliflower mash. Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

This is also a great high protein freezer meal.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 407
  • Fats: 22g
  • Protein: 46g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 2g

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8. Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

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Chicken is good and all. But sometimes, you need a change.

These pork chops are off-the-charts amazing. They are juicy and tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.

And they’re crusted in Parmesan cheese and crushed pork rinds. So, they’re full of flavor…you’ll definitely want these on your weekly rotation.

Besides making a good breading, pork rinds are perfect for snacking on too. They’re low carb and they contain lots of protein too.

So, they’re quite filling. Feel free to get some here.

These pork chops are filling just the way they are. But for extra nutrition, you can serve them with a simple arugula salad.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 766
  • Fats: 55g
  • Protein: 63g
  • Carbs: 5.1g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Sugar: 0.2g

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9.  Instant Pot Keto Orange Chicken

Instant Pot Keto Orange Chicken

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Do you love Orange Chicken? Me too!

But unfortunately, Orange Chicken doesn’t love you back. That’s because it’s usually loaded with brown sugar, a No-No on a keto diet.

This Orange Chicken tastes just as good as Chinese takeout… But without all the carbs.

And it takes only 30 minutes to make. So, it’s just as convenient.

To save time, you need to use an Instant Pot. This is the instant pot I use.

Making it is pretty easy. Just place all your sauce ingredients in a bowl and whisk well.

Next, heat up your Instant Pot and add some oil. Saute your chicken in batches until lightly browned.

Then place all your ingredients in your Instant Pot, and cook for 3 minutes on the manual setting. Finally, release the pressure naturally for 10 minutes. Easy, peasy.

Serve with cauliflower fried rice.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 418
  • Fats: 24g
  • Protein: 44g
  • Carbs: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 4g

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10.  Stuffed Pork Tenderloin With Cream Cheese & Jalapenos

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

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Sunday dinner is perfect for hosting big family gatherings. And when there’s a big gathering, you need food…lots of it.

This stuffed pork tenderloin is perfect for times like this. It’s simple yet decadent.

The cream cheese pairs perfectly with the tender pork. And the spicy jalapenos balance the creaminess perfectly.

Best of all, it makes 8 servings. So, you’ll have plenty to go around.

Serve with your favorite roasted low carb veggies.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 229
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Carbs: 1g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 0g

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11. Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

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I’m a big fan of Italian food. But Italian food often contains carbs…tons of it.

And as delicious as it is, it’s not worth kicking getting out of ketosis.

This Chicken Piccata is sure to satisfy your cravings. And it contains only 1 gram of net carbs.

On the menu are perfectly seared chicken breasts in a delicious lemon and garlic butter broth. The capers add a nice saltiness.

You’ll feel like you’re dining at a fancy Italian restaurant.

What I love most about this recipe is that you need only one skillet to make it. So, you won’t have a ton of pots and pans to wash at the end.

And it takes less than 30 minutes to make. Thus, the chicken is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 325
  • Fats: 13g
  • Protein: 48g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

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12. Parmesan Baked Cod Recipe

Parmesan Baked Cod

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Want some more Italian eats? I’ve got you covered.

Tender, flaky cod is covered in a homemade garlic butter sauce and topped with Parmesan cheese. Don’t be surprised if you want seconds!

Besides being delicious, cod is good for you too. It contains B vitamins, which you need for your brain.

And it’s rich in phosphorus, which you need for healthy bones. As an added bonus, it contains selenium, a powerful antioxidant. So, eat up that cod!

And what’s Italian food without noodles- zucchini noodles, that is?

Making zucchini noodles is quite easy. First, cut off the ends of your zucchini.

Then, spiralize it in a spiralizer like this. Finally, saute your zucchini noodles in some olive oil.

Buon appetito!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 303
  • Fats: 15g
  • Protein: 37g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 0g

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13. Lemon Dill Air Fryer Salmon

Lemon Dill Air Fryer Salmon

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Love your seafood? Here’s another dish for you.

This salmon is simple yet tasty. The dill and lemon juice freshen up the dish.

And it’s ready in under 20 minutes. So, it’s perfect for when you need dinner in 1, 2, 3.

Besides being yummy, salmon is good for you too. It’s rich in heart-healthy omega-3s.

And it contains potassium. So, feast on that salmon.

To make this dish, you’ll be using an air fryer. It offers a healthier alternative to deep-frying.

And it makes your food crispy on the outside yet moist on the inside. If you don’t have an air fryer yet, you can get a high-quality one here.

Serve with some air fryer zucchini fries. Yum!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 256
  • Fats: 16g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbs: 1g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 0g

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14. Instant Pot Creamy Italian Chicken

Creamy Italian Chicken

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Chicken breasts are a good source of protein. But, let’s face it: they can be pretty bland.

That’s because they don’t contain a ton of fat. And as we all know, fat adds flavor.

This Italian chicken is anything but bland.

The cream cheese adds flavor and moistness. And the sundried tomatoes add tanginess and sweetness…it’s a party in your mouth.

To complete the Italian theme, you’ll definitely want some low carb noodles like Skinny Pasta Shirataki Noodles.

They contain zero grams of net carbs. As an added bonus, they’re gluten-free.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 268
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 33g
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3g

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15. Keto Cajun Shrimp & Cheesy Cauliflower Grits

Keto Cajun Shrimp

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Love Southern food? This dish is for you.

You have juicy, spicy shrimp and cheese topped grits. It’s so tasty, you’ll be kicking up your cowboy boots.

Use cauliflower rice for your grits to keep it low carb. Besides being low carb, cauliflower rice is quite nutritious.

It’s a good source of Vitamin C. It also contains folate, which you need for healthy DNA.

What I love most about this recipe is that it takes only 25 minutes to make. Thus, you’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time at all.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 442
  • Fats: 27g
  • Protein: 37g
  • Carbs: 1g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 0g

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16. Grilled Shrimp & Vegetable Skewers With Chimichurri Sauce

Shrimp, Vegetable Skewers, Chimichurri Sauce

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Summer is the perfect time for lazing on the deck. And firing up the grill.

Now hamburgers and hot dogs are good, and all. But sometimes you want something healthier.

These skewers are a great option. The shrimp is juicy and full of flavor.

That’s because you marinate it in a homemade chimichurri sauce. So, it adds savory, sweet, and tangy flavors.

The zucchini, red onions, and bell peppers add freshness and nutrition.

This dish feeds 8 people. Thus, it’s perfect for feeding a large crowd.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 318
  • Fats: 23g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

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17.  Almond Chicken Recipe

Almond Chicken Recipe

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Are you the only one in your family on a keto diet? That can be pretty rough.

All too often, you end up making two meals-one for you and one for everyone else. And that’s not fun.

This almond chicken dinner is one that your entire family will love.  Don’t be surprised if there are no leftovers.

The chicken is nice and juicy on the inside. And the crushed almonds give it a nice sweet crunch on the outside.

Best of all, it’s packed with protein. So, it’s great for growing kids.

Serve with a side salad.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 302
  • Fats: 17g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 1g

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18. Cheesy Chicken Fajita Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Fajita Casserole

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When you’ve had a tough day, you just want to curl up and relax. And eat some comfort food.

This casserole is for days like that. Juicy chicken is seasoned with fajita seasoning and loaded with Mexican cheese and topped with colorful bell peppers.

It’s sure to transport you to a warm beach in Mexico… Far from all your worries.

What you’ll love most about this dish is how fuss-free it is. You only use 5 ingredients and one dish.

Just dump all your ingredients in your casserole dish. And let your oven do the cooking.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 388
  • Fats: 18g
  • Protein: 50g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3g

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19. Herb Butter Salmon

Herb Butter Salmon

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Need another fuss-free dish? This one is a great option.

It takes only 20 minutes to make. Thus, it’s perfect for those days when you want to kick up your feet and binge watch Netflix.

The salmon is tender and flaky. The homemade herb and orange butter make the salmon pretty yummy.

Serve with garlicky asparagus.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 377
  • Fats: 31g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Carbs: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

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20. Low Carb Taco Skillet

Low Carb Taco Skillet

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Need a low carb dish for Taco Tuesday? Give this taco skillet a try.

You have nicely browned turkey, crispy cauliflower rice, juicy tomatoes, creamy avocadoes, sweet red onions, and lettuce. So, you have all the flavors of a taco… With way less carbs.

And to add more taco flavors, feel free to top with sour cream.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 301
  • Fats: 19g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 3g

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21. Salmon Almondine

Salmon Almondine

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Need a nice dish for date night? Try this salmon Almondine.

The salmon is seared in butter and topped with crunchy almond slices. It looks and tastes amazing… Your partner will be impressed.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 417
  • Fats: 32g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Carbs: 8g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 2g

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Conclusion

Which one of these recipes is your favorite? Make the high protein low carb dish you like the most!