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From Garden to Table: Low Carb Garden

Colette-Heimowitz

Written by Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. on September 8, 2022.

Scientifically reviewed by

Jonathan Clinthorne, PhD Human Nutrition

September 8, 2022

In this article:

From Garden to Table: Low Carb Garden Harvest Recipes

Recipes featuring veggies in season: Zucchini, green beans and snow peas.

If you have a home garden (or friends with home gardens who like to share) or frequently hit your farmers’ market or farm stand, you know there’s nothing more delicious than whipping up a meal made from the freshest veggies currently in season. It may also be a more sustainable and budget-friendly approach, since transporting fruits and vegetables to your grocery store costs more and may have a negative impact on the environment.

Keep reading for low carb recipes that will make the most of your home garden harvest or farm stand finds.

Low Carb and Keto Recipes Using Seasonal Veggies

Try these low carb and keto-friendly recipes, great for breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring zucchini, green beans and snow peas:

Zucchini Frittata

Sauté slices of tender zucchini with green onions and then combine with   eggs, goat cheese and basil for a savory frittata minus the carb-laden crust of a typical frittata. Enjoy a slice for breakfast or add a side salad for a heartier lunch.

Zucchini Bread Muffins

The zucchini in these keto-friendly muffins keep them moist. They make a great grab-and-go breakfast, with 10 grams of filling protein. Slather them with cream cheese if you’d like.

Zucchini Noodles with Spicy Chicken Sausage

This one-pan meal comes together in minutes and is the perfect use for your fresh zucchini on a busy weeknight. You can also substitute Italian sausage or ground beef.

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Green Bean and Smoked Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

With the additions of blanched green beans and artichoke hearts, this could be considered a heartier version of a traditional caprese salad.

Snow Pea, Red Bell Pepper and Cabbage Salad

This Asian-inspired salad gets all its crunch from the snow peas, red bell pepper and cabbage. Pair with grilled chicken or fish.

Plant a Home Garden

While the season has passed to plant a home garden, it is something to consider doing next spring. You can reap the money-saving benefits of having sun-kissed and nutrient-rich fresh vegetables, which are naturally low carb and keto-friendly, at your fingertips.

Grow a Keto-Friendly Garden, plus 8 Keto Plant-Based Recipes

Colette-Heimowitz

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Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc.

Vice President of Nutrition & Education

Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. is a former Director of Nutrition at The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine in New York City. With 20+ years of experience as a nutrition expert, the NY Times best-selling author is the current Vice President of Nutrition & Education at Simply Good Foods Company.

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