Two Day’s Worth of Tasty & Nutritious Low-Carb Meals
March 31, 2021 | Food Lion
Day 1 Low Carb Meals
Breakfast: Baked Pepper & Herb Breakfast Frittata
Start the day right with this veggie- and protein-packed breakfast frittata. Made with eggs, bell pepper, onion, herbs and mozzarella cheese, not only is this low-carb meal filling and tasty, but it’s also quick and easy to put together. In fact, this Baked Pepper & Herb Breakfast Frittata only takes 30 minutes total to prep and cook. All you’ll need is a cutting board to chop your fresh produce, a bowl to whisk the eggs and a cast-iron skillet.
Want to add a little more protein to this breakfast dish? Chop up a little cooked bacon or ham and add it to your egg mixture before popping your skillet in the oven to bake
Lunch: Cauliflower Grilled Cheese
A grilled cheese sandwich is a family favorite, but it doesn’t exactly fall within the low-carb category. But, there’s an easy way to make it a low-carb meal. Instead of two slices of bread, substitute those with cauliflower!
First, you’ll chop the cauliflower into florets, place those in a blender or food processor and pulse until you have fine pieces of “cauliflower rice.” Next, mix it with egg, Parmesan and oregano (with a bit of salt and pepper too). Form the mixture into patties. These will act as your bread slices, with your favorite cheese melted in the middle, whether that’s white cheddar (like in our recipe), American cheese or another variety.
View the full recipe on our portal to get all of the details to make this cheesy low-carb meal!
Dinner: Caprese Steak
When dinnertime rolls around, you want to make a recipe that doesn’t take too long to prep and cook, especially if you’ve had a busy day. This low-carb meal is precisely that. As a matter of fact, this recipe for Caprese Steak can be ready to enjoy after 25 minutes total. That sounds pretty great, right?
Now, get your grocery shopping list ready. Here’s what you may need to pick up on your next trip to your local Food Lion:
- NY strip steaks
- Fresh mozzarella
- Fresh basil
- Herb & garlic soft cheese (optional)
You’ll also need to season your steaks with some salt and pepper, but you probably already have some of that in your pantry, right? If not, we’ve got you covered on the baking aisle. And speaking of having you covered, you probably noticed there are a couple of fresh items in this dish - tomato and basil - plus the steak. Well, when you shop for these items at Food Lion, you can shop with confidence thanks to our Double Your Money Back Guarantee.
Day 2 Low Carb Meals
Breakfast: Slow Cooker Sausage & Egg Casserole
Like we said above, breakfast is important to get your day off to a great start. And savoring a new way of eating doesn't mean forgoing your morning meal. That's where this low-carb meal can come in handy. What’s so handy about it? The set-it-and-forget-it nature of using your slow cooker means you'll have the morning free to take care of your to-do list once you add in your ingredients and press start.
Then, after two to three hours of cooking on high, your Slow Cooker Sausage & Egg Casserole is ready to enjoy! Besides sausage and egg, this breakfast dish is also filled with spinach and cheese, as well as milk, cream and some seasonings. So, you get a serving of veggies, lots of protein, a little dairy and plenty of flavor!
Lunch: Chicken Zucchini Noodle Soup
Our second lunchtime low-carb meal is a different way to enjoy chicken noodle soup - with zucchini spirals in place of traditional pasta noodles. To make a batch of this Chicken Zucchini Noodle Soup recipe, start by cooking your chicken pieces with olive oil, salt and pepper in a stockpot. Remove the chicken once cooked through and then cook the garlic onion, carrots and celery along with some thyme and rosemary.
Then, it’s time to add your liquids and a bay leaf. And five minutes before serving, mix in your zucchini spirals. That’s all there is to it! This recipe makes six servings, so feel free to store any leftovers in the refrigerator and enjoy them over the following few days. You just may want to add some fresh zucchini while reheating.
Dinner: Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls
This last low-carb meal idea is sure to satisfy any craving for Mexican-style food and is a better-for-you twist on the traditional burrito bowl with rice. It’s also a simple dinner recipe that’s packed with all the flavor you and your family adore. But, if you want to make it even easier to put together, try using premade, frozen cauliflower rice instead of blending it yourself.
Additionally, although our recipe for Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls suggests topping your entrée with peppers, onions, beans, cheese, salsa, guacamole, cilantro and fresh lime juice, there are other things you can also add. Here are some ideas:
- Jalapeno slices (fresh or pickled)
- Sour cream
- Grilled corn
- Ground beef or grilled chicken
- Diced tomato
These meals might be low on carbs, but they're definitely high on flavor and affordability. To discover even more low-carb dishes and better-for-you spring recipes to savor, check out our recipe portal. From main dishes to sides, snacks and more, we have an extensive collection of low-carb meals to help inspire your cooking. And once you know what you plan to make, keep in mind that your neighborhood Food Lion is the perfect place to find the ingredients you need at low prices.
Low-carb and low prices? It sounds like a winning recipe for mealtime, right? Enjoy!
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