Putting a nutritious meal on the table every night can be exhausting – besides the actual cooking and cleaning, the thought of finding a healthy recipe that the entire family will enjoy can be daunting. I have pulled together a few recipes that are higher in protein, lower in carbs, and perfect for dinner! Don’t be afraid to make adjustments to a recipe. Most of my family’s favorite recipes are ones that I have found online and tweaked the spices or sauces slightly to better fit my family’s delicate taste buds or dietary needs! Click the title of the dish to get the full recipe.
Slow Cooker Pepperoni and Chicken: When life gets a little crazy I turn to my slow cooker! This guy makes dinner time run a little easier. And if I can come home to a dish that makes my house smell like pizza, that is never a bad thing! This recipe on its own is a fantastic low-carb dinner, but try this over pasta or spaghetti squash if you would like! It’s amazing any way you serve it! (via Skinny Mom)
Brisket with Slow-Cooked Onions: Who doesn’t love a nice, juicy brisket? Luckily, this recipe is both succulent and simple. If you’ve never made brisket before, this is the perfect recipe to start with! Serve as a sandwich or just by itself with some tasty veggies. (via Big Girls Small Kitchen)
Bruschetta Chicken: Healthy and scrumptious? Tell me more! Every ingredient in this recipe is delicious, and the end result is exquisite! With almost 50 grams of protein, this recipe is too good to pass up. (via The Pioneer Woman)
Baked Chicken Parmesan: Make it an Italian-style night with this classic, lightened up recipe. Serve over noodles or just with a salad on the side to make it even healthier. This will definitely become one of your new favorite meals. (via Skinny Taste)
Turkey Meatloaf: In just one serving of this meatloaf, there’s 37 grams of protein. Oh, and it’s only around 260 calories! With Gina’s garlic mashed potatoes, this meal is so savory; and amazingly enough, it’s all under 600 calories! (Skinny Taste)
Teriyaki Marinated Chicken: I love teriyaki! They paired this with snow peas and whole wheat pasta, but I’ve also seen it with brown rice. With quinoa’s popularity, I’m sure there are tons of people using that grain instead. 135 calories and only 3 grams of fat make this dish even sweeter. (via Eating Well) (photo credit)
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork: Sometimes the best things take a little time, and this recipe is one of them! The rub for this pulled pork dinner is packed with flavor and is absolutely divine. This pulled pork piled up on a whole wheat sandwich thin is delicious, but you can serve it on its own and still get a totally filling dinner with fewer carbs! (via Skinny Mom)