These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks!  Carb grams listed so you don’t have to hunt them down yourself.

Wow, you guys.  This post was haaaard.  I have complete and utter respect for those of you on a low carb diet, whether it is out of necessity of living with diabetes, or trying to lose some weight by following a low carb diet.

Not only is it a HUGE challenge to find low carb meal prep recipes, but it is a PITA (look that up) to calculate carbs for every. single. recipe.  And let me tell you: there were many ‘low carb meals’ out there that did not meet my carb cut-off guidelines.

It also made me realize how often there are sneaky carbs hiding in everything: honey in a stir fry sauce…salsa (what?!), most fruity things (even in moderation!), most sweet things that maybe you didn’t really consider sweet (ketchup, corn, carrots), cashews, oh my goodness, what a list.

I’m not going to get into the different guidelines for carb intakes from different diets, because I’m not a nutritionist.  But I settled on a carb cut-off of 25 g or less for lunches and dinners, and below 15 g for breakfasts and snacks.  I am a believer in moderation, and for each of these recipes, you are getting a fairly balanced meal that will fill you up and just happens to be low carb.  And can be prepped ahead!

Looking to convert your favorite meal prep recipe into a low carb meal prep recipe?  Here are some simple swaps you can make:

  • swap rice with cauliflower rice
  • swap pasta with zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash
  • swap potatoes with cauliflower (it makes excellent ‘mashed potatoes’ and is also apparently great in ‘potato salad’)
  • wraps can be swapped with lettuce (I love romaine for it’s crunch factor)
  • zucchini slices work great for low carb enchiladas or lasagna

Let’s check out these tasty low carb meal prep recipes!

Disclaimer: nutritional information was obtained from the source of the recipe, and in certain cases, I calculated them using the MyFitness Pal app.  They are strictly estimates and not guaranteed to be accurate.  See my nutritional disclaimer for more information.

Low Carb Meal Prep Lunches & Dinners

1. Mexican Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Meal Prep Bowls from Sweet Peas & Saffron

25 g carbs

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

2. Lemon Herb Chicken Sheet Pan from Life Made Sweeter (without rice)

22 g carb

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

3. Thai Turkey Meal Prep Lettuce Wraps from Sweet Peas & Saffron

13 g carbs

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

4.  Meal Prep Cilantro Lime Chicken with Cauliflower Rice from Fit Foodie Finds

16 g carbs

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

5. Lasagna-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms (Freezer to Oven) from Sweet Peas & Saffron

11 g carbs

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

6. Greek Chicken & Roasted Cauliflower Rice Meal Prep Bowls from Food Faith Fitness

23 g carbs

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

7. Cauliflower Rice Chicken Enchilada Casserole from Sweet Peas & Saffron

17 g carbs

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

8. Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats from My Sequined Life

13 g carbs

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

9. Low Carb Mexican Stuffed Peppers from Healthy Seasonal Recipes

9 g carbs

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

10. Ground Turkey Pasta in Romesco Sauce from Sweet Peas & Saffron

22 g carbs

To prep ahead: spiralize the zucchini, cook the ground turkey and prepare the romesco sauce up to 4 days ahead and store in the fridge.  Reheat and add to fresh pasta.  Leftovers keep for 2 days.

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

11. Broccoli Cheddar Spaghetti Squash Bake from Making Thyme For Health

20 g carbs

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

12. Low Carb Chicken Zucchini Enchilada Bake from Ambitious Kitchen

26 g carbs

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

13. Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats from Skinny Taste

16 g carbs

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

14. Easy Cauliflower Leek Soup from Kristine’s Kitchen

9 g carbs

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

15. Lemon Tarragon Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps from Flavor the Moments

23 g carbs (for 2 lettuce wraps)

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

16. One Sheet Pan Tuscan Baked Salmon from Savory Nothings

10 g carbs

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

 

Low Carb Meal Prep Breakfast & Snack

1. Sugar Free Blueberry Cottage Cheese Parfaits from The Fit Blog

12.5 g carbs

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

2. 7 Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins (Freezer) from Sweet Peas & Saffron

between 5-8 g carbs

 These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

3. Low Calorie Cheesy Broccoli Quiche from Foodie Fiasco

1 g net carbs

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

4. Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes from Recipe Diaries

2 g carbs

 These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

5. Homemade Paleo Breakfast Sausages from Tastes Lovely

0 g carbs

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

6. Zucchini Low Carb Muffins with Tahini from Food Faith Fitness

8.6 g carbs

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

7. Low Carb Cranberry Sour Cream Muffins from All Day I Dream About Food

8.39 g carbs

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

8. Flourless Pumpkin Waffles from Wholesome Yum

16 g carbs (2 waffles)

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

9. Pesto Cauliflower Rice Breakfast Bowls from A Saucy Kitchen

16 g carbs

*to make this a meal-prep recipe: swap for scrambled egg or cook egg fresh; add avocado fresh as well

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.

10. Breakfast Stuffed Peppers from Wholesome Yum

2 g carbs

These low carb meal prep recipes have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! Carb grams listed so you don't have to hunt them down yourself.