Posted on 01-24-2017
Low Carb Lunch Ideas
There are many different types of low-carb options and studies show that they can lead to weight loss and improve health. Here are a few recipes to start out with:
Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers
- 8ounces thinly sliced roast beef
- 8slices provolone cheese
- 2large green bell peppers
- 1medium sweet onion
- 1(6 ounce) package baby bella mushrooms
- 2tablespoons butter
- 2tablespoons olive oil
- 1tablespoon garlic, minced
- Slice peppers in half lengthwise, remove ribs and seeds.
- Slice onions and mushrooms. Saute over medium heat with butter, olive oil, minced garlic and a little salt and pepper. Saute until onions and mushroom are nice and caramelized. About 25-30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400*.
- Slice roast beef into thin strips and add to the onion/mushroom mixture. Allow to cook 5-10 minutes.
- Line the inside of each pepper with a slice of provolone cheese.
- Fill each pepper with meat mixture until they are nearly overflowing.
- Top each pepper with another slice of provolone cheese.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese on top is golden brown.
Recipe from: Food.com
2 servings Tuna Salad
1 large tomato, about 6 1/2 ounces before trimming *
2 ounces cheddar or American cheese, shredded
Slice the stem and bottom ends off the tomato then cut into 4 thick slices. Place the tomato slices on a foil-lined baking sheet. Mound some tuna salad on each tomato slice. Top each with 1/4 of the cheese and broil until the cheese is melted.
Recipe from: http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/tuna_melts.html
BLT Stuffed Avocado
- 2 medium Avocados
- 2 slices Bacon
- 1/2 cup Grape tomatoes (halved)
- 1/2 cup Romaine lettuce (chopped)
- 1 tsp Lime juice
- 1/4 tsp Garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp Sea salt
- 1/8 tsp Black pepper
- Place bacon onto a skillet while the skillet is still cold. Cook the bacon over low or medium-low heat until the edges start to curl. Flip and continue cooking until golden and crispy. This process may take 5 minutes or maybe a little longer. Drain on paper towels (it will crisp up more as it cools).
- Meanwhile, slice the avocados in half and remove the pits. Scoop half of the flesh out of each avocado half (leave half undisturbed) and transfer to a bowl.
- Mash the avocado in the bowl. Stir in the grape tomatoes, lettuce, lime juice, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper (adjust seasonings to taste if needed).
- When the bacon slices are cool enough to handle, chop them up and add them to the bowl.
- Scoop the mixture back into the avocado halves.
Recipe from: Wholesomeyum.com