Having a busy day and still remembering to eat healthily is very hard. We’ve all suffered from it, so we feel you! Do you like to prepare some low-carb meals but do not have enough time? Well you’re in the right place because this article is for you. We will provide you with some quick, easy, and healthy low-carb 30 minute recipes. Try them now, and thank us later!

 

1. Nicoise Salad (Modified)

Eggs are considered a “superfood” because of their high protein and healthy fat content. They are a rich source of vitamins, including vitamin B6, vitamin D, and vitamin B12.

Boiled eggs are always a good choice because of their health benefits, besides their easy way of preparation.

This salad is extremely nutritious because other than eggs, it contains tuna with a variety of veggies.

 

Ingredients:

– Half a small can of tuna packed in water and salt, drained

– 4 lettuce leaves

– 2 boiled eggs

– Half a tablespoon of chopped fresh thyme

– 3 black olives

– 2 radishes

– 4 cherry tomatoes

– 1 small onion

– 3 ounces of thin green beans

 

Dressing:

– 3 teaspoons of olive oil

– 1 tablespoon of mustard

– A pinch of salt and pepper

– 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon

 

Directions:

– Wash your lettuce leaves, radishes, fresh thyme, and cherry tomatoes.

– Chop the thyme and lettuce leaves, then cut the cherry tomatoes into halves.

– Slice the radishes and black olives. After that, put them all together in a large bowl.

– Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans to the boiling water, cook for around 3 minutes until bright green and crisp-tender.

– Drain the beans and plunge them into cold water to cool, then drain again and pat dry.

– Fill about a quarter of a saucepan with cold water then place the eggs in the pan.

– Cover the eggs with one inch of water and half a teaspoon of salt.

– Heat to a boil then turn off the heat and keep the saucepan on the hot burner, covered for around 10 minutes.

– Cut the boiled eggs into halves then add them to the bowl.

– Drain half a small can of tuna and pour it on the surface of the bowl.

– Prepare your dressing and drizzle all over the salad. Bon appétit!

 

2. Kale Salad

Have you ever tried the trendy kale salad? This salad is very nutritious and easy to prepare. You can prepare different kale salads depending on your taste preference. Today, we will start with a basic kale salad recipe.

 

Ingredients:

– 3 cups of chopped kale

– ¼ cup of sliced almonds

– ½ cup of feta cheese

– 1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds

– 1 tablespoon of cranberries

– 1 teaspoon of olive oil

– ½ teaspoon of salt

 

Dressing:

– 1 clove of garlic, minced

– 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice

– A pinch of salt and pepper

– 2 teaspoons of olive oil

– 1 tablespoon of mustard

 

Directions:

– Wash your kale leaves and chop them.

– Massage them with olive oil and salt until they become tender. After that, place the chopped kale in a large bowl.

– Add the sliced almonds, sunflower seeds, feta cheese, and cranberries.

– Prepare the dressing using the above ingredients then pour it all over your ingredients.

PS: You can try the kale salad while adding your own changes (quinoa, grilled chicken breast, veggies, etc.).

 

3. Garlic Shrimp

If you’re a seafood lover, then definitely this recipe is for you! It will take you less than 30 min to enjoy the mouth-watering taste of these shrimps!

 

Ingredients:

– Half a kilo of large shrimps, shelled (except for tails) and deveined

– 5 garlic cloves, minced

– ½ teaspoon of black pepper

– ½ teaspoon of salt

– 1 ½ tablespoon of lemon juice

– 2 tablespoons of olive oil

– ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes

– ½ teaspoon of ground cumin

 

Directions:

– Preheat oven broiler on high.

– In a large bowl, mix together all the above ingredients.

– Place the shrimp in the bowl then toss to coat them with the maximum amount of marinade.

– Set the marinated shrimp aside for 20 minutes.

– After 20 minutes, spread the shrimps in a baking pan and place it in the center of the oven for around 3 minutes or until you notice a pinkish color.

PS: You can use this meal as an appetizer or main dish. Try this recipe and thank us later!

 

4. Salmon

Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods that you can have because it is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and provides an excellent source of protein. Although you may think that cooking salmon is hard, it’s actually really simple! With the following recipe, you will be able to prepare your favorite dish within 15 minutes!

 

Ingredients:

– 6 ounces of salmon fillets

– 1 tablespoon of dried basil

– 2 ¼ tablespoons of butter

– ¾ teaspoon of salt

– 1 ½ tablespoon of garlic powder

– 1 medium lemon

 

Directions:

– In a small bowl, whisk together the dried basil, salt, and garlic powder.

– Massage the salmon fillets with this mix, but don’t forget to massage both sides.

– Over medium heat, melt the butter in a skillet and cook the salmon on both sides until they become brown and separate easily along the white lines that run across the fillets (you may need around 5-6 minutes per side).

– Cut your lemon into wedges so you can serve with your dish for a more citric taste.

 

5. Baked Chicken

By following this recipe, you will be able to oven-bake your chicken breasts while having a special juicy taste. The recipe is easy and can be used as a great option for lunch or dinner. Meanwhile, keep in mind that chicken breast is filling and is an excellent source of lean protein. So, why don’t you give it a try?

 

Ingredients:

– 2 chicken breasts

– 1 tablespoon of olive oil

– ¾ teaspoon of paprika

– ½ tablespoon of brown sugar

– ½ teaspoon of garlic powder

– A pinch of salt

– A pinch of pepper

– ½ teaspoon of dried oregano

 

Directions:

– Preheat your oven to 400℉ or 205℃.

– In a small bowl, mix the paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and dried oregano.

– Line your tray with foil and baking paper, then place the chicken breasts on the tray.

– Spray the chicken breasts with olive oil then cover with the seasoning mixture (do it for both sides of each chicken breast).

– Oven-bake for around 20 minutes until you notice a golden color or use a chicken thermometer to be more precise (75°C).

– When done, you can have the chicken breasts with a side of fresh vegetables or grilled mushroom. Try this recipe so you can give us your feedback!

 

In conclusion, if you are a fan of low-carb meals, this article will really help you prepare your favorite tasty food in less than 30 minutes. All you need to do is to buy the ingredients ahead of time and follow the easy steps mentioned above. Then, just like that, you will have your weeknight meals with delicious flavor! Moreover, don’t hesitate to add an ingredient or condiment of your taste in every meal you prepare to make the cooking experience and eating more enjoyable. Finally, practice mindful eating and share these healthy meal recipes with your friends!

 

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