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Six Low Carb Recipes: Easy Meal Prep for Tasty Meals


Written by Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. on February 1, 2024.

Scientifically reviewed by

Jonathan Clinthorne, PhD Human Nutrition

February 1, 2024

Master your low carb lifestyle with every meal and snack.

Whether you’re a busy professional, a mom or dad on the go, focused on your health and weight loss goals, a fitness enthusiast, or quite possibly you fall in a few of these categories, each of these recipes is not only a treat to your taste buds but comes with valuable meal-prep tips to streamline the process so you’re spending less time in the kitchen and more time living life and accomplishing your goals. Welcome to your new meal-prep playbook for low carb living.

Meal Prep Low Carb Recipes

Low Carb Acai Bowl

Start your day with this antioxidant- and fiber-packed acai bowl. Plant-based protein in the form of almond butter, chia seeds and hemp seeds are combined with an Atkins Blueberry Soft Baked Energy Bar for a delicious breakfast.

Meal Prep Tip: Combine the frozen ingredients in a resealable bag and freeze them. Measure out the toppings and chia seeds ahead of time for a fast and easy breakfast.

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Bowl

We replace potatoes with turnips and beans with jicama, then add creamy egg yolk and avocado for a low carb twist with this huevos rancheros-inspired dish. This breakfast bowl is great for a weekend brunch or a speedy weekday breakfast when you follow our meal prep tips.

Meal Prep Tip: Prepare each component of this recipe separately, then use one skillet to warm up the turnip while cooking the turkey bacon and frying the eggs. Assemble the bowl for a satisfying weekday breakfast.

Low Carb Mediterranean Healthy Harvest Bowl

Fresh pesto, a soft-boiled egg and nuts and seeds make this savory grain bowl a hearty low carb vegetarian option for breakfast or lunch.

Meal Prep Tip: The quinoa can be cooked ahead, cooled and stored in the refrigerator, and reheated in the microwave when needed. Fluff the quinoa before cooling and storing it to keep the grains separate. 

Low Carb Air Fryer Green Enchilada Pies

These individually portioned enchilada pies become meal-prep perfection for dinner or lunch. Low-carb tortillas, Monterey Jack cheese, and creamy, spicy green sauce bursting with fresh cilantro bring it all together.

Meal Prep Tip: You can make the green sauce in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. If you have extra, drizzle it over scrambled eggs, low-carb quesadillas or anything else for a pop of flavor.

Keto Spicy Air Fryer Garlic-Parmesan Chicken Skewers

This savory, spicy, garlicky snack can also be meal prep perfection for lunch or dinner. Cajun spices, fresh garlic, Tabasco sauce, crushed red pepper, and a Parmesan crust ensure this tasty bite packs a powerful punch.  

Meal Prep Tip: Use two or three of these skewers for the protein base for any meal, such as a salad, or combined with leftover veggies from dinner for a protein-packed meal.

Keto Golden Milk Protein Bites

These plant-based protein bites are the perfect low carb snack when you’re on the go. They’re made with nuts, seeds, comforting golden milk spices such as turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and black pepper, and an Atkins Vanilla Macadamia Nut Soft Energy Baked Bar, which adds a soft, pastry-like texture to this tasty snack.

Meal Prep Tip: This recipe is made for meal prep! These protein bites can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.

More Low Carb Meal Prep Tips

Are you ready for more meal prep recommendations for your low-carb lifestyle? Check out my week-long meal prep guide for low carb meals and snacks.



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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