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24 Low Carb Recipes for Managing Blood Sugar Naturally


Written by Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. on April 27, 2023.

Scientifically reviewed by

Jonathan Clinthorne, PhD Human Nutrition


April 27, 2023

Manage your blood sugar with these delicious low carb recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks.

The food you eat on a low carb diet—fiber, protein and healthy fats—work together to help naturally manage your blood sugar. These nutrient-dense, whole foods nourish your body and help keep your blood sugar in check while also helping to fill you up and control your appetite, making it easier to stick to your low carb diet and manage your weight. Start with my 12 tips for managing blood sugar naturally, then keep reading for delicious low carb recipes.

Low Carb Lunch and Recipes for Managing Blood Sugar Naturally

A salad with fresh veggies, protein such as poultry, steak fish or tofu, and a drizzle of dressing is always convenient. The following low carb recipes can do double duty for lunch or dinner, and a few feature tuna, salmon and halibut. Fatty cold-water fish like tuna, salmon and halibut are rich in protein and contain omega-3 fats, which may decrease triglyceride levels, slow plaque build-up in coronary arteries, lower blood pressure, decrease inflammation and support brain health.

Eat at least two servings of fatty cold-water fish a week (3.5 ounces) to help manage your blood sugar naturally.

Spicy Ahi Tuna Salad

Poached Salmon with Matchstick Vegetables

Lemon-Thyme Halibut with Sauteed Green Beans

Chicken and Mushrooms with Roasted Asparagus

Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice with Olives

Zucchini Noodles with Turkey Meatballs

Low Carb Dessert Recipes for Managing Blood Sugar Naturally

Dessert can be as simple and delicious as some fresh berries topped with low-sugar whipping cream or you can treat yourself to any of these delicious low carb dessert recipes.

Raspberry Cheesecake in a Cup

Fresh Berry Tarts with Cream

Keto Lemon Meringue Squares

Strawberry Granita

Mixed Fruit Salad

Easy Chocolate-Hazelnut Mousse

Low Carb Snack Recipes for Managing Blood Sugar Naturally

You can manage your blood sugar naturally with tasty and convenient low carb snacks that boost protein, fiber and healthy fats. Your snack can be as simple as a hard-boiled egg, veggie sticks and hummus, nut butter and celery or a handful of almonds and cheese cubes or olives.

Keto Zucchini Crisps

Smoked Salmon, Cucumber and Cream Cheese Roll-Ups

Keto Spinach and Goat Cheese Bites

Keto Zucchini Pizza Bites

Chili-Roasted Macadamia Nuts

Vegan Nut and Seed Energy Balls

Low Carb Breakfast Recipes for Managing Blood Sugar Naturally

Start your day by managing your blood sugar naturally with protein-rich smoothies, a couple of scrambled eggs with cheese and veggies or keto and low carb muffins you can make in a minute.

Acai-Yogurt Parfait

Eggs Scrambled with Feta and Spinach

Keto Mediterranean Egg Bites

Keto Mediterranean “Add an Egg” Scramble

Sweet Potato Avocado Toast with Avocado and Radish

Protein-Powered Oatmeal

Manage Your Blood Sugar Naturally with a Low Carb Mediterranean Diet

Studies show that a Mediterranean diet may lower A1C, a blood test measuring blood sugar levels over the past three months and is used to diagnose and monitor diabetes. If you want to manage your blood sugar naturally, a low carb Mediterranean diet may be an effective option:

  • Fill your plate with colorful vegetables.
  • Enjoy moderate amounts of dairy and eggs.
  • Round out your meals with nuts, poultry, fish and seafood.
  • Cook with olive oil and add flavor to your food with fresh herbs and spices.
  • Limit legumes and whole grains, depending on your personal carb tolerance.

Low Carb Mediterranean Diet Recipes



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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