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Colette-Heimowitz

Written by Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. on August 25, 2022.

Scientifically reviewed by

Scientifically reviewed by

Jonathan Clinthorne, Ph.D. Human Nutrition.

August 25, 2022

Recipes for Low Carb 15-Minute Meals

Kid-Friendly Low Carb 15-Minute Meals

Bratwurst with SauerkrautChicken and Cheese Quesadillas

Keto Chicken Chorizo and Cauliflower Sauté with Cheese and Salsa

Low Carb Grilled Pizza Wraps

Vegetarian Low Carb 15-Minute Meals

Grilled Asian Eggplant with Miso and Sesame Oil

Tofu Sauteed with Spinach and Soy Sauce

Zucchini Pasta with Almond Pesto

Slightly Sophisticated Low Carb 15-Minute Meals

Frozen Asian Shrimp and Vegetables

Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato Sandwich

Salsa-Baked Fish

15-Minute Low Carb Meals

Low carb meals in minutes for every palate.

It can be tempting to save time and pick up dinner at the drive-through when weeknights are rushed and a “value meal” seems like a great value, especially with the rising costs of groceries. But a home-cooked low carb meal (made in 15 minutes or less) may have more bang for its buck in the long run, especially when it comes to the health of your family and your waistline.

Recipes for Low Carb 15-Minute Meals

These low carb recipes range from kid-friendly options the whole family will devour to more sophisticated recipes for adult tastes, all still coming in at 15 minutes or less (this includes prep and cook time).

Kid-Friendly Low Carb 15-Minute Meals

From pizza to fan-favorite quesadillas and brats and sauerkraut, these are winning weeknight meals for all age groups.

Bratwurst with Sauerkraut

Layer on some Swiss cheese, if you’d like, and serve with whole-wheat buns for the kids.

Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas

You can substitute rotisserie chicken for cooked chicken breast and use any veggies you might have on hand.

Keto Chicken Chorizo and Cauliflower Sauté with Cheese and Salsa

Shave more minutes off the prep for this recipe by using frozen cauliflower florets in this cheesy one-pan meal.

Low Carb Grilled Pizza Wraps

Better than pizza delivery, this crispy grilled pepperoni pizza wrap also features nutrient-rich spinach.

Vegetarian Low Carb 15-Minute Meals

Give your hectic weeknights a plant-friendly spin with these fast and easy recipes.

Tofu Sauteed with Spinach and Soy Sauce

This super simple but tasty main dish is seasoned with tamari and features tofu and spinach.

Vegetarian Spaghetti and “Meatballs”

You can make your own low-sugar marinara or sub any store-bought low-sugar marinara sauce. Plant-based meatballs and shirataki noodles give your dinner a hearty, vegetarian twist.

Zucchini Pasta with Almond Pesto

This tasty late-summer meal uses fresh zucchini, while the pesto has a nice nutty texture and flavor from roasted almonds.

Slightly Sophisticated Low Carb 15-Minute Meals

You can elevate your weeknight dinner experience with these special meals that still take only 15 minutes to prepare.

Frozen Asian Shrimp and Vegetables

Don’t let the term “frozen” fool you. This dish is layered with flavors and is ready before your delivery order is even close to arriving. Make the teriyaki glaze in advance and freeze all the components, then just stir fry for 3 to 5 minutes until crisp.

Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato Sandwich

 This “adult” BLT boasts a spread of mayo, sugar-free maple syrup and Dijon mustard and swaps arugula for traditional iceberg lettuce. Of course, there’s bacon and tomatoes.

Salsa-Baked Fish

Fresh grouper is baked under a layer of salsa, topped with cheese cooked to a bubbly and melty perfection and sprinkled with pumpkin seeds for some serious crunch and a winning weeknight meal.

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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