Some people think low carb is about slabs of meat. Not true! You are always supposed to have vegetables as a key part - if not the main feature - of every meal. To get you started, here are many low carb side dish options.
Every lunch and dinner should have a salad with it. Sometimes a lunch can *be* a salad, while a salad with dinner helps to ensure you get adequate veggies into your system. It helps to fill your stomach and get you nutrients.
Broccoli / Cauliflower Recipes
These two veggies are incredibly low carb and chock full of nutrition. You can grill them, steam them, mash them, make a casserole, and do many other things. The flavor ranges are quite immense, from cheesy to garlicky to fresh!
If you're not fond of eggplant, give it another try! If you microwave circles of eggplant with cheese and salsa on them, they can be *very* tasty. It's super easy, too.
Pumpkin / Squash Recipes
A classic for fall and winter menus, you can often get these food types at other times of the year as well. You can get some incredibly high nutrient amounts from squash, and the carbs can be quite reasonable.
General Vegetable Recipes
From green beans to water chestnuts, add a wide variety of veggies into your meal planner. The more variety you have, the more that you will be able to keep your taste buds engaged, and keep yourself eating healthy foods.