Whether you're just starting a low carb diet or you need some need some fresh inspiration – this low carb meal planner will help you out!
Low carb diets are not a fad – they have been around a long time. It's also a lifestyle choice – which comes with benefits and difficulties. This meal planner aims to help you look at the week ahead and give you a head start. Being prepared is one of the keys to this way of eating – if you don't have a suitable low carb option available then easily attainable high carb food will be all too tempting.
A meal planner can be difficult to put together without knowing the home and work situation of the user. Are they at home, at work, or traveling over midweek lunch? Do they like eating out and/or ordering in? For the sake of this meal planner, I have made the following generalizations:
- Breakfast – midweek: quick and easy, serves one
- Breakfast – weekend: a meal that you can take a little more time over, and share
- Lunch – midweek: low preparation, serves one
- Lunch – weekend: relaxed meals for sharing
- Dinner – midweek: slow cooker meals for sharing or easy to make
- Dinner – weekend: more involved preparation, possibly for company and/or special occasions. Includes dessert ideas!
I haven't provided a shopping list because I'm anticipating that individuals will pick and choose what they want to eat and when. But here are some versatile ingredients to try and have in stock at all times:
- Low carb tortillas
- Salad items
- Shredded cheese
- Cooked bacon
- Cucumber and/or celery
Looking for a more detailed 14-Day Low Carb Meal Planner? I have one that is perfect for you!
Lunch: Indian Butternut Squash Soup
Breakfast: Low carb tortilla, hard boiled egg, cooked bacon
Lunch: Leftover Indian Butternut Squash Soup from yesterday
Dinner: Creamy Tarragon Salmon with spinach salad
Breakfast: Chocolate Breakfast Shake
Lunch: Lettuce Steak Wraps
Dinner: Grilled chicken or fish with Cauliflower Cheese Muffins
Breakfast: Ham and cream cheese roll-ups
Lunch: Leftover Cauliflower Cheese Muffins from last night
Breakfast: Blueberry Protein Power Smoothie
Lunch: Leftover Slow Cooker Boneless Short Ribs from last night in a low carb tortilla with salad and sour cream
Breakfast: Half an avocado stuffed with cream cheese and salsa
Lunch: Rainbow Veggie Wrap with cooked bacon or sausage
Dinner: Zucchini Carbonara
Breakfast: Huevos Rancheros
Lunch: Cheese and cold meat platter served with cucumber, celery or low carb crackers
Are you looking to organize your recipes? Try my Recipe Binder printables – designed specifically for those following a low carb diet!