Looking for free low carb recipes online? You have come to the right place. Here we have tons of information about low carb diet plans along with recipes that you can try for yourself at home. Here is one easy, classic low carb diet recipe to start you off:
Hard boil eggs, then cut in half, remove yolks and mash them with mayonnaise and a little salt, pepper and mustard powder. Pipe into the hole in the whites and sprinkle with paprika. You can add shrimps, a little chopped onion and/or other spices if you like. 2 tsp mayonnaise per egg makes a good consistency for piping.
Low Carb Thickeners
Many recipes for meat and fish dishes are automatically low carbohydrate, so before you spend a lot of money on new recipe books, take a creative look at some of your favorite recipes. Often times you will find that you can use them as-is or easily adjust them to fit your low carbohydrate diet plan.
If your favorite recipe contains a sauce that is thickened with flour, experiment with other thickeners. Cream and egg yolk can both be added to many soups and sauces to thicken them.
You can also try fiber-based thickeners like guar gum and xanthan gum. You can buy these as a powder from the health food store and sprinkle them into your soup or sauce. Do not use too much or you may have trouble with the consistency.
Of course, when you are looking at free low carb recipes online you need to be sure that it will suit your particular low carbohydrate diet plan. You may be following the Atkins diet, South Beach, the Dukan diet or any one of a ton of other low carb diets, and they all have slightly different rules.
Hollandaise sauce is a classic example of a thick sauce that is made entirely without starch. It is high in fat, so avoid it if you are following a low fat low carb plan. However, it is fine for anybody following the Atkins diet.
Ingredients: 4 oz butter, 2 large egg yolks, 1 tbsp lemon juice.
Slowly melt the butter, without allowing it to brown, then remove from heat. Whisk the egg yolks in a bowl and then add the lemon juice. Place the bowl into a larger bowl of hot water and continue to whisk until expanded to at least twice its original volume. Dribble in the warm (not hot) butter, a little at a time, still whisking. Serve immediately or leave to stand and serve at room temperature.
Hollandaise sauce cannot be reheated or it will curdle. The same thing happens if any of the ingredients become too hot during the process. However, you can freeze it and then serve at room temperature when thawed.
These are just a few of the free low carb recipes that you can find. Take a look around other pages on our site to see all of the information that we have on different low carb diets and the delicious food choices that you have for each one. There are plenty more free low carb recipes on this site.