If you’ve just started a low-carb diet, more power to you. After all, it might help you lose weight, lower your cholesterol and blood pressure and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. But plain chicken breasts and steamed broccoli will only get you so far. When you tire of the usual, add any of these 70 low-carb dinners to your repertoire. With filling meals like coconut curry meatballs, honey mustard salmon and chicken-Brussels sprouts stir fry on the list, you’ll avoid a dinner rut while sticking to your meal plan.
But first, why does your body need carbs in the first place? According to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, carbs give your body glucose, which is converted into energy. Carbs can be split into three categories: sugar, starch and fiber. The type of carbohydrates you eat is more significant for your healthy than the amount of them; for instance, whole grains like quinoa and barley are better for you than refined, processed and sugary foods, like white bread, soda and cookies.
Read on for 70 low-carb dinners that are sure to keep you on track, satiated and energized on your meal plan.