Low Carb Starters and Sides - Healthy Inspirations

Low Carb Starters and Sides

Avocado mash
We love this versatile way to get some extra healthy fat onto your plate. It’s a dip, a paste, a[...]
Avocado salsa
Dice, chop, squeeze, pour and mix. Salsa is ready. This is amazingly versatile and is a great way to enjoy[...]
Bacon Brussels sprouts with brown butter vinaigrette
While they’re not the most popular of vegetables, Brussels sprouts can be really delicious – and this recipe is one[...]
Baked broccoli
Steamed broccoli is great, but when you want a little bit of excitement without much effort, here’s a great way[...]
Bearnaise sauce
Suits all phases - Serves 4 Ingredients 2 tsp white-wine vinegar 2 pinches onion powder 2 Tbsp fresh finely-chopped tarragon[...]
Bok choy with garlic and ginger
We often see bok choy as a vegie that only goes with Asian food, but there’s no reason not to[...]
Braised red cabbage
The humble cabbage takes on an amazing taste, courtesy of the apple and sherry vinegar, and still provides all the[...]
Broad bean sauce
This is just too easy: throw everything in the food processor or blender, and serve on chicken or fish. Makes[...]
Broccolini and egg salad
Great Shape – vegetable, protein, fat Reset – suits all phases Serves 4 Ingredients 500g broccolini 4 large free-range eggs,[...]
Cauliflower coconut stew
Suits all phases - Serves 4 Ingredients 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 medium onion, finely chopped[...]
Cauliflower tabbouleh
Suits all phases - Serves 4 Ingredients 1 kg cauliflower 1 cup chopped cucumber 6-8 cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 bunch[...]
Celery and almond salad
Suits all phases - Serves 4 Ingredients 1 bunch (12-15 stalks) celery, plus leaves 1 cup sliced or slivered almonds[...]
Char-grilled eggplant with feta and olives
Reset: Suits phases 2, 3 and 4 Great Shape: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1 dairy Serves 4 Ingredients 400g eggplant,[...]
Chia breakfast pudding
Suits all phases - Serves 4 Ingredients 1 (400g) can coconut milk 70ml cold water 1 tsp vanilla extract ½[...]
Chicken and sun-dried tomato coleslaw
This is such a simple and filling meal; quick to prepare and of course it’s amazingly healthy, too. Serves 4[...]
Chicken liver pate
This is such a decadent way to get organ meat into your diet – use it with small squares of[...]
Citrus vinaigrette
Suits all phases - Makes 2 cups Ingredients ½ cup minced shallots 2 tsp finely grated orange zest 2 tsp[...]
Coconut prawns
Coconut and prawns are just meant to go together, and here the coconut forms a crispy crust to compliment the[...]
Creamy basil mayo
Most commercial mayonnaise has added sugar: here’s a really simple healthy homemade version that’s great added to salads, roll-ups and[...]
Creamy mushrooms
This could be a side dish or a topping for steak, but however you use it it’s fabulous. You could[...]
Cucumber and salmon appetisers
Here’s a fresh appetiser that goes down a treat. Why just use cucumber, though? Use the filling in mushrooms or[...]
Felafel
Here’s a delicious vegetarian meal of chick pea patties served with yoghurt sauce and tomatoes. As an appetiser, make small[...]
Fennel and herb salad with watercress
Reset: Suits all phases Great Shape: 2 vegetable, 1 fat Serves 4 Ingredients 1 large fennel bulb, trimmed, fronds reserved[...]
Fried (cauliflower) ‘rice’
Cauliflower rice is an amazing addition to your culinary ideas: use it to replace rice with Asian curries and stir-fried,[...]
Greek salad
This traditional Greek salad is excellent with lamb and is super-easy to make. Serves 6 Ingredients 6 tomatoes, cut into[...]
Green bean, rocket, tomato and olive salad
The green beans are raw and give this salad a delightful crunch and flavour. Serves 6 Ingredients 300g green beans[...]
Ham and cheese low carb ‘bread’ rolls
Reset: Suits all phases Great Shape: protein, fat Makes 12 Ingredients 110g butter, softened 50g coconut flour 1 tsp baking[...]
Kale salad with spicy peanut dressing
Suits phase 2 onwards - Serves 4 Ingredients 1 bunch green kale 1 bunch purple kale 3 capsicums, finely sliced[...]
Kale, avocado, strawberry, sesame salad
Suits all phases - Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 3 cups chopped kale 1/2 Tbsp olive oil pinch of salt 3 cups[...]
Low carb Naan bread
Suits phase 2 onwards - Serves 4 Ingredients ¾ cup coconut flour 2 Tbsp psyllium husk ½ tsp baking powder[...]
Low-carb bread
This is absolutely delicious, though it’s probably a treat rather than an everyday food. The seeds and coconut give it[...]
LSA wrap
Ingredients 1 egg 2 ½ Tbsp ground LSA 2 Tbsp water ½ tsp baking powder 1 Cracked pepper for taste[...]
Mayonnaise
Makes about 3/4 cup Ingredients 1 egg 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp dry mustard 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1/2 cup[...]
Mint Tabouli
Serves 4 ½ grain/starchy carb | 1 fat | 2 vegetables Ingredients 80g burghul (cracked wheat) 1 cup salt-reduced vegetable[...]
Oven-roasted garlic cabbage
So many people turn up their noses at the humble, super-healthy cabbage, but some simple tricks make it absolutely delicious.[...]
Radicchio salad with mesculin and apples
This simple green salad takes advantage of the special combination of apple and walnuts. Add a little blue cheese if[...]
Red coleslaw with carrot-ginger dressing
Serves 4-8 Ingredients ½ red cabbage, finely sliced 1 carrot, julienned handful coriander, roughly chopped 2 spring onions, thinly sliced ½[...]
Roasted garlic and tahini dip
Suits all phases Ingredients 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced 1 shallot, finely sliced ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1½ cups[...]
Roasted garlic cauliflower
The parmesan and garlic make this low-carb cauliflower dish reminiscent of the scalloped potatoes we all loved as kids. Serves[...]
Rocket and strawberry salad
At any BBQ, the person who cooks the meat gets all the credit, but we all know it’s the salads[...]
Rosemary and pear patties
Suits phase 2 and above - Serves 4 Ingredients 500g minced pork 1 ripe pear, peeled, cored and grated 2[...]
Sauerkraut
A traditional sauerkraut is just fermented cabbage, and is a good source of probiotics for good gut health. It’s surprisingly[...]
Sesame cucumber salad
Suits phase 2 and above - Serves 4 Ingredients 2 large cucumbers 2 medium purple or orange carrots ¼ cup[...]
Spinach and strawberry salad
This modern combination of ingredients is an absolute delight, with a strawberry-flavoured dressing as well as strawberry slices through the[...]
Spring salad
Here’s a beautiful green salad with the freshness of lemon and surprise of sesame and poppy seeds, along with the[...]
Sprout salad
The combination of crunchy vegetables and amazing herbs and spices is destined to make this salad an all-time favourite. Serves[...]
Stewed Okra with Tomatoes and Coriander
Serves 4-6 2 vegetables Ingredients 400g can chopped tomatoes with onion and garlic generous pinch of cinnamon generous pinch of[...]
Swede and Haloumi fritters
Serves 4 Ingredients 500g swede, peeled and grated 250g haloumi cheese, grated 4 eggs 3 Tbsp coconut flour 1/8 tsp turmeric[...]
Tomato salsa
This versatile salsa can be used as a dip or sauce, warm or cold, and with any protein or vegetable[...]
Tuna Dip
Serves 4 ½ protein | ½ fat ~ Julia A Ingredients 1 (180g) can tuna in oil, drained ½ small[...]
Tuna, avocado and dill salad
Suits all phases - Serves 4 Ingredients 1 (400g) can tuna, drained 1 mashed avocado 1 tsp dijon mustard 1[...]
Zucchini Noodles
Ingredients 3 medium zucchini 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp black pepper Method With a good vegetable peeler create long[...]