Frugal Low-Carb Recipes

I have recently been advised by my doctor to severely limit my sugar and carbohydrate intake. So many of my most frugal recipes call for rice or noodles. I know I can substitute whole grain pasta or brown rice to make it a little healthier, but I am looking for frugal recipes that are low or no carb and sugar free. Thank you in advance for all your wonderful ideas.

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  1. says

    Frugal and low carb are very easy to do! Our favorite “fancy” low carb meal is Chicken Broccoli Dijon; the kids like to have theirs with rice, I will sometimes cook lentils to have with mine or I’m happy with it as is:
    * 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
    * 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
    * 4 cups broccoli florets, frozen or fresh
    * 1 garlic clove, minced
    * 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
    * 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
    * 2 tablespoons Dijon or spicy brown mustard
    Mix chicken broth and soy sauce; set aside. Cook and stir broccoli and garlic in hot oil in large skillet on medium-high heat until crisp-tender. Remove from skillet; cover to keep warm. Add chicken to skillet; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until cooked through. Add broth mixture; mix well. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in mustard until well blended. Return broccoli mixture to skillet; mix lightly. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally.

  2. Wendy says

    Eggs are an awesome way to get protein with no carbs. The key is to use 2-3 eggs whites with 1 whole egg for one serving so you get less fat and cholesterol. Cook your eggs any way you like and use salsa to flavor instead of ketchup. Add a healthy carb and you’re set.

    I’m not sure how frugal you consider this but whey protein powder is great too. Make protein shakes with a little frozen banana and ice and it’s like ice cream!

  3. Deb says

    Try lookin gfor diabetic or South Beach Diet recipes. They are both very low in sugar and choose good carbs, as found in veggies and whole grains.

  4. says

    I have been using these recipe from Jo Ann Lund for years.
    They are for diabetics, heart patience, etc.
    Things like lean ground beef, turkey, corn, green beans, sliced carrots, and some FABOULOUS PIES and you get more than 1/4 cup, or 1/16th of a slice of something.
    It is for people that like to eat and want the family to eat also and never know the difference.

    Love their newsletter as well as their cookbooks.

  5. Nicki says

    I use Zucchini instead of pasta and cauliflower to replace rice and potatoes. I grow these from my garden and freeze them though.

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