There are two words I love to hear, especially when it comes to cooking: quick and easy. It can be challenging to find time to cook during the week, and even if you're dedicated to weekend meal prep, you probably don't have hours and hours to spend in the kitchen. Still, if you're on a low-carb diet, making healthy meals at home is essential. So, we've rounded up 15 recipes that couldn't be simpler to make, from grab-and-go breakfasts to one-pan meals that will feed the whole family. Scroll through for some inspiration, then jot down a grocery list and get started.
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You'll cut down on cooking time when you swap a whole chicken for drumsticks. Cracked pepper, lemon, garlic, and creamy butter make these irresistible.
Get the recipe: lemon-garlic chicken drumsticks
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This super-filling breakfast is rich in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, and there's nothing simpler than cracking an egg into an avocado and popping it in the oven.
Get the recipe: baked eggs in avocado
This low-carb recipe swaps spaghetti squash for traditional noodles, but you'll still get the convenience of cooking it in one pan. Reheat the leftovers for a quick dinner or lunch during the week.
Get the recipe: lasagna skillet
Cauliflower does it again in this "potato" salad dish. Prep it in the evening and let it chill overnight.
Get the recipe: creamy cauliflower "potato" salad
Your family or guests will never guess that this garlicky, buttery shrimp was ready in just 15 minutes. Serve it with zoodles, cauliflower rice, or roasted veggies for a filling meal.
Get the recipe: lemon garlic black pepper shrimp
All the things you love about pizza — tomato sauce, cheese, abundant toppings — minus the carb-laden crust. (You won't miss it.)
Get the recipe: 30-minute zucchini pizza boats
Baking your own muffins might not seem quick or easy, but it'll pay off when you can just grab your breakfast and go.
Get the recipe: gluten-free turkey sausage egg muffins
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Creamy vegan cashew cheese meets crunchy, zesty kale chips in this delicious low-carb snack.
Get the recipe: cheesy vegan kale chips
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Mushrooms and a rich tomato sauce cover this steak for extra flavor with every bite. All it needs is one hour in the Instant Pot, and dinner is served.
Get the recipe: Instant Pot Swiss steak
Chia pudding is the perfect protein-packed breakfast for those who are on the go. Just prep it the night before and let it set overnight.
Get the recipe: yogurt chia pudding parfait
These stuffed peppers are ready in a pinch, and they're less than 300 calories per serving with a whopping 32 grams of protein.
Get the recipe: Italian-style stuffed peppers
This light, healthy dinner can be prepped in just 25 minutes, and that includes the homemade mustard and dill dressing.
Get the recipe: salmon with crispy cabbage and kale
This 250-calorie salad is loaded with filling fats and ready in just 15 minutes.
Get the recipe: cucumber avocado caprese salad
Nothing says weekend brunch quite like a plateful of eggs and avocado. They'll keep you fueled with healthy fats and protein, while the peppers deliver essential vitamins.
Get the recipe: sheet pan breakfast fajitas
Cook the chicken in a pressure cooker, then add your choice of toppings, like cheese, guacamole, corn, and salsa. One thing you won't want to skip: the spicy mayo dressing.
Get the recipe: shredded chicken burrito bowl