Colette's Blog

April 2, 2019


Springtime always gets me in the mood for smoothies, light salads and soups, anything I can grill and plenty of vegetables in season. If you’re ready to give your low carb meals and snacks a spring update with an emphasis on nutrient-rich super foods, start by reading my 4 tips for slimming down for spring, which also includes my 8 low carb super foods shopping list.

 You can mix and match any of these low carb spring super food recipes from the suggested low carb spring menus to customize your own low carb spring menu.

Start the Day with

Fluffy Flax Waffles

Flax seed meal has two grams of fiber per tablespoon, which means these satisfying waffles will keep your hunger under control until your next meal. If you are in Phase 2 or higher, feel free to add fresh berries like blueberries or blackberries.

 Low Carb Smoothie, Soup and Salad Menu

 Blueberry Almond Protein Smoothie or Chocolate Almond Delight Smoothie

Almonds give you a fulfilling boost of protein, healthy fats and fiber. A great way to start the day!

 Avocado Zucchini Soup

This light soup takes advantage of fresh zucchini in season and creamy avocado, for a nice serving of healthy fats.

 Blackberry Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese Medallions

Here’s a hearty salad featuring antioxidant-rich blackberries, nutrient-packed spinach, rich goat cheese and a delicious balsamic dressing. You can top with grilled chicken, salmon or shrimp.

 Low Carb Spring Seafood Menu

 Creamy Scrambled Eggs with Dill and Smoked Salmon

Elevate your egg game with this decadent scrambled eggs recipe. It seems worthy of a Sunday brunch but it only takes 15 minutes to prepare.

 Shrimp with Avocado and Tomato Salad

You can whip up this salad in five minutes, which makes it perfect for a low carb lunch.

 Grilled Salmon Burgers with Dill Sauce

Breathe life into your burger routine with a heart-healthy serving of salmon. You can accompany your salmon burgers with any side salad or veggie side dish.

 Open Sesame Broccoli Salad

Broccoli features fiber and nutrients like vitamins C and A, calcium, potassium and folic acid. You can prepare it in advance and refrigerate it for up 24 hours, which makes it quick and convenient for a low carb lunch. You can also add leftover

salmon.

  Low Carb Steak and “Spaghetti” Menu

Grilled Steaks with Mustard Herb Rub and Zucchini “Spaghetti” with Lemon-Chive Dressing

You can substitute fresh rosemary and thyme in the Mustard Herb Rub for these juicy rib eye steaks. Not up for steak? You can substitute Green Goddess Grilled Chicken. Get your pasta fix with this low carb zucchini “spaghetti” side dish. As a timesaver, most grocery stores sell zucchini that’s already spiralized.

 

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