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6 Easy Low Carbohydrate Dairy Free Main Dinner Dishes

A fitness and health conscious freak must at least know how to cook because this is the best way to maximize the potential in you and also to only absorb the best nutrients. We’re not saying that carbohydrates are not good, but if you’re loading up on carbohydrates almost all your life – maybe it’s time to change your eating habits for just one week. Let the protein help your fitness regime and strength building routine.

I am also lactose intolerant thus all the recipes I have here are also dairy free. If you prefer adding cheese or butter – go ahead!
So here are my personal zero-to low-carbohydrate favorite dinner dishes which you could try:

#1. Roast Chicken

It’s all too simple. Preheat your oven to 180C for 5 minutes, then put the chicken in for 45 minutes. Tadaaa!

While roasting or baking that chicken, you can also add in carrots and onions to instantly give you some veggies to munch on.

There are two types of marinades I would use:

  • Option A: Lea & Perrin Sauce, Salt and Pepper
  • Option B: Pineapple, Shredded Ginger, Minced Onion and Garlic, Lea & Perrin Sauce and Light Soy Sauce

#2. Lamb Shoulder Chops

Preheat your oven at 180 C. Marinate it with whatever you want, then put it on the pan to slightly char both sides. Once it’s slightly charred, put it into the oven for around 8 mins.

That’s the lamb shoulder chops with cocktail potatoes in the center. Cut the potatoes to go zero carb!

Eat it with some Dijon mustard and you can sleep happy that night.

#3. Meatloaf

Okay this is not my recipe but I morphed some recipes I found online to create this:

Preheat oven at 200 C.
Marinate the minced meat (beef and chicken mix) with Lea & Perrin sauce, salt and pepper. Then add in diced onions and capsicums, then a cup of oats (to replace breadcrumbs) which give almost the same binding effect.

Lastly break an egg into the mix to bond everything together, and continue mixing until it’s all even.

Once done, nicely put the mix into the aluminum foil to form its shape. Put into the oven at 180 C for 1 hour.

#4. Seared or Baked Salmon

This is super easy.

Rub the salmon steak with only salt, pepper and dried rosemary. Pan sear it until you can easily look into the bone when you carefully open up the flesh.
Well you can eat salmon raw so you don’t have to scrutinize over how cooked it is.

Serve it with lemon juice all over the steak.

#5.  Fried Ginger Tomato Pomfret

Parsley overload here. Do not replicate unless you don’t mind parsley breath.

First coat the pomfret with salt, pepper and lastly, corn flour. Then slightly pan fry the pomfret on both sides until the skin looks crunchy enough to munch on the scales.
Then fry shredded ginger until crunchy and brown, then add in two diced tomatoes. Allow it to cook for about 5-10 minutes, add water to make it look like somewhat pasty.

Add in the slightly-fried pomfret into the pan and cook until the insides are cooked. It could take around 10-15 minutes. Once done, take out the fish and serve it with parsley on top.

#6. Tuna & Celery Patties

It’s a lot of work but it is simple to get the food on the table. Because it’s patties we’re making here so everything has to be finely chopped.

Mix up a bowl finely chopped celeries, finely chopped onions, finely chopped garlic (one clove only), finely chopped chillies, and a can of tuna flakes. Season it with salt and pepper, then taste it to see if everything is to your taste. If all is well, break an egg into the mixture, and continue mixing the patty base until it’s all gooey. The egg is to bond everything together at the absence of bread crumbs.

Mould them into patty shapes then pan fry them until brown. It should look something like this:

(Pardon me as I did not take a picture of my own creation, so this image is borrowed from Simply Recipes here. Check out their recipe in the link here.)

So there you go! Hope this helps you when it comes to eating healthy.
My other half and I have been on this a zero-to-low carbohydrate diet for almost two months now, and he has lost five kilograms just by eating healthy.

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