If you’re a beginner, you’ll need some simple low-carb recipes. There are so many great recipe options here that you can start your first low-carb meal plan!

I have compiled my favorite 30 simple healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even some sugar-free desserts.

The wonderful thing about eating low-carb is that you have plenty of breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes that you can enjoy. If you know where to look, you can honestly try out and cook a new low-carb recipe each and every day.

A collage of recipes used in low-carb meal planning
30 Simple low-carb recipes (for beginners)

Even if a recipe has carbs in it from bread, rice, or other high-carb side dishes, you can easily alter and adapt the recipe to omit those items entirely.

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Eating low-carb is one of the most simple ways to cut out the sugar and carbs quickly to help jump-start your healthy eating meal plan!

30 recipes (to start your meal plan)

Getting started on the low-carb diet is as simple as finding recipes that fit your needs and tastes. These 30 simple low-carb recipes are perfect for all your needs, as well as the needs of your family members as well. To make it even easier, they’re broken down by categories as well to help you really narrow down the low-carb recipes that you want to try!

Delicious Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes

With these super simple low-carb breakfast recipes, you’ll be excited about waking up and starting your day!

Keto Green Smoothie

Get creative with a morning smoothie using your choice of low-sugar fruits and greens. Blend and go!

Keto green smoothie in the glass mason jar
Easy keto green smoothie

Low-Carb Almond Flour Bread

If you’re just starting your low-carb journey and want a simple baking recipe, this is it. Enjoy an amazing grain-free, gluten-free toast for breakfast.

Sliced low-carb almond flour bread on a wooden chopping board
Keto almond flour bread

Keto Waffles

Yum! I don’t know what’s better, the fact that these are only 2.5g net carbs each or that they are a meal planners dream. Finally, frozen waffles that are low-carb, sugar-free, and gluten-free.

This Keto waffle recipe is the perfect breakfast recipe for meal preppers.
Easy keto waffles

Blueberry Paleo Pancakes

These pancakes are so easy to whip up and absolutely divine with the blueberries and whipped coconut cream.

The ultimate easy blueberry paleo pancakes. Sturdy and impossible to fail. Sugar free, low carb, paleo heaven. | ditchthecarbs.com
Low-carb blueberry pancakes

Keto Egg Wraps

Need a low-carb breakfast that’s perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle? This is the recipe for you!

Two keto egg wraps rolled and filled with ham and avocado on a plate
Keto egg wraps

Grain-Free Granola

Whip up a large batch of this grain-free granola so you have breakfast squared away for a couple of weeks.

Easy homemade pantry recipe for Sugar-free and grain-free granola.
Homemade sugar-free granola

Simple Low-Carb Lunch Recipes

Perfect for lunch, you’ll feel full and energized when making and eating these simple low-carb lunch recipes!

Low-Carb Mexican Coleslaw

This colourful coleslaw is the perfect salad for lunch or pair it with these keto tacos!

A close up of a bowl of salad, with Mexican coleslaw

Keto Pizza Pockets

Whether you’re looking for school lunch ideas or just something simple for yourself. These keto pizza pockets are THE answer!

3 keto pizza pockets sliced and served with sugar-free tomato ketchup

Low-Carb Cauliflower Sushi

We know there’s cauliflower rice, but why not get a little creative with cauliflower sushi. 

low-carb cualiflower sushi on a plate with soy sauce on side

Blue Cheese, Bacon and Mushroom Pie

This keto recipe is delicious and hearty. It’s the perfect year-round dish!

Bacon and Mushroom Pie baked in a blue dish

Low-Carb Pumpkin and Coconut Soup

The perfect soul-warming soup for fall and winter. This rich, thick soup can be frozen too, so that means batch cooking may be in your future.

pumpkin and coconut soup sitting in a white dish swirled with coconut cream

Meatloaf Cupcakes

Bite-sized goodness is what we’ll rename these. You can get creative and add various toppings like parmesan, bacon, or sliced tomatoes.

Mini meatloaf served with asparagus
Meatloaf cupcakes

Paleo Calamari Rings

YUM! Calamari minus the greasiness. These rings are so refreshing using lemon zest and almond meal/flour instead of thick batter. 

Paleo calamari rings, coated in a simple almond and lemon zest crumb. Grain free, gluten free, diary free and bread free. | ditchthecarbs.com

Easy Low-Carb Dinner Recipes

If you’re looking for a few perfect low-carb dinner recipes to end your day, look no further than these delicious choices.

Keto Instant Pot Beef Chili

Potlucks, picnics, and freezer meals oh my! This beanless instant pot chilli is so delicious and hearty. 

A bowl of keto chilli served with sour cream and jalapenos
Keto chilli

Low-Carb Salmon Patties

This quick and easy meal will be ready in under 20 minutes. What an amazing low-carb, paleo lunch!

Quick paleo low-carb salmon patties with lime avocado dressing served with a side salad
Salmon patties (keto)

Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

An incredibly simple family-friendly recipe that will make weeknight dinners a breeze. 

A piece of bacon cheeseburger being lifted from the red serving dish
Keto cheeseburger casserole

Keto Cheese Taco Shells

Make a low-carb taco bar for fun mid-week dinner. Chop and prepare all the fillings and create a fun spread for the family to assemble their own tacos.

A plate of cheese taco shells filled with lettuce and ground beef
Taco cheese shells

Keto Meatlovers Pizza

This recipe would be fun to save for a movie night at home. 

Keto meatlovers pizza with FatHead pastry is the most delicious pizza I have ever made. Low carb, grain free keto pizza heaven. | ditchthecarbs.com
Easy keto pizza

Beef and Bacon Roll-Ups

Whether it’s lunch or dinner this spinach, cheese, beef, and bacon roll would be so yummy paired with a small side salad.

Beef and bacon roll ups can be made as a meal, snack, appetiser or school lunch. The possibilities are endless. | ditchthecarbs.com
Beef and bacon roll ups

Fat Head Nachos

You could add this to the taco bar so there’s a variety of options for that build-your-own fun.

Nachos made with fat head dough on a white platter
Fat Head nachos

Low-Carb Chicken Coconut Curry

Busy weeknight? This slow cooker chicken coconut curry is so delicious over cauliflower rice.

Super easy slow cooker recipe for low carb chicken coconut curry, with a cauliflower rice. | ditchthecarbs.com
Low-carb chicken curry

Low-Carb Sweet Treats

Don’t forget about dessert! It’s 100% possible to have dessert, even when living a low-carb lifestyle!

Sugar-Free Gummies

These gummies are the perfect snack for those who love sweets but want to avoid sugar.

Sugar-free gummies, teddies and worms on a child\'s white plate
Sugar-free gummies (maltitol free)

Instant Pot Low-Carb Berry Cheesecake

The walnut crust on this cheesecake makes it delicious and low-carb.

berry cheesecake cooked and sitting in front of an Instant Pot
Instant Pot cheesecake

Sugar-Free Coconut Ice

This yummy raspberry flavoured sweet treat that’s only 1g net carbs per serving.

Finally an easy recipe for sugar free coconut ice. Raspberry flavoured and perfect for parties. | ditchthecarbs.com
Sugar-free coconut ice

Sugar-Free Caramel Squares

At just 1g net carb per square, these are an absolute winner and taste like salted caramel!

sugar-free caramel squares
Caramel squares (sugar-free)

Walnut Keto Fudge

A quick 10-minute fudge recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Chocolate walnut keto fudge sliced into squares and placed on a white china plate with walnuts on the table
Walnut fudge

Sugar-Free Berry Popsicles

Berrylicious treat that EVERYONE will love, including kids! 

Check out this easy recipe for sugar free berry cheesecake ice blocks (popsicles). Perfect of ra healthy summer snack. | ditchthecarbs.com
Berry cheesecake popsicles

Chocolate Mint Truffles

A guilt-free dessert that chocoholics will love!

Low Carb Chocolate Mint Truffles | ditchthecarbs.com
Sugar-free mint truffles

Sugar-Free Nutella

A healthy and nutritious homemade Nutella recipe minus the sugar. 

Sugar-Free Nutella on a folded blue and white napkin with silver spoon
Sugar-free “nutella”

Mocha Ice Bombs

Mocha ice bombs are beautiful and incredibly sumptuous. I couldn’t believe how easy they were to make. 

Seriously luxurious!!! This is an incredibly easy recipe for mocha ice bombs that are not only low carb they are sugar free too. | ditchthecarbs.com
Mocha ice bombs

See how simple your low-carb meal planning can be? Your entire week’s worth of meals is already planned out for you just by creating the recipes listed above!

The great part about all of these low-carb recipes? You can mix and match them to whatever days you want! And if there happen to be any leftovers, they taste great the next day as well!

Start your week off on the low-carb path by planning out and cooking some of these simple low-carb recipes! You’ll love the taste of them and find that that’s an even bigger motivator to stay on your healthy lifestyle path!

Collage of four photos with simple low carb meal ideas

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