The Atkins Diet is one of the most popular diets people choose to help them lose weight. It was created on the idea that less carbs equals less fat, which equals less weight in the long run. But, don't think that cutting out all your usual carbs means cutting out all the fun and variety you can have with meals. Here is a list of 5 Atkins diet-friendly dinner ideas that will quench your thirst for exciting, carb-less meals.
1. Rosemary Roasted Lamb
A favorite for anyone with a savory appetite, this dish really serves up a winning treat while keeping your diet in check. Tempt your taste buds with a rack of rosemary and herb-roasted lamb, steamed cauliflower with creamed butter sauce and a cup of salad greens with a teaspoon of dressing. Bye-bye carbs, hello delicious meal!
2. Cajun-Style Pork Chops
If that spicy Cajun flavor is what you're looking for, then this Cajun-style pork chop Atkins diet dinner will surely fit the bill. Simply cook your pork chops as you normally do, but with a Cajun seasoning. Add a little kale and garlic rub through the baking process, top with asparagus, and you have yourself a spectacularly sizzlin' meal!
3. Veal Piccata Topped with Sauteed Spinach
You can practically taste the deliciousness of this meal simply by reading the name. Saute thinly sliced veal in a pan of butter until golden brown. Do the same with the spinach, and enjoy with a tall glass of water with lemon. This meal is practical, quick and oh-so-tasty!
4. Maple Mustard-Glazed Salmon with Sauteed Veggies
For anyone who loves that oaky maple flavor, this recipe for maple mustard-glazed salmon will make your taste buds jump for joy! The salmon brings its own light consistency and the maple-mustard glaze is a shockingly excellent complement to the low carb meal. Top with some sauteed red peppers and broccoli for a truly delicious Atkins Diet experience.
5. Herb Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Butter Sauce
This classic chicken meal has been a long loved favorite for many people and for many, many years. You can use any part of the chicken, from the wings to the legs to a whole hen. Using traditional herbs and spices or even an herb rub can help seal in the juice and flavor of the chicken. While roasting, squeeze lemon juice onto the skin of the chicken for two rotations. After roasting the chicken until it is golden brown, melt 2-6 tablespoons of butter (depending on how much chicken is used) and stir in a 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Pour the melted lemon/butter sauce over the chicken and enjoy. An alternative to this recipe is to serve the roasted chicken with herbs and spices and serve buttery green beans as a side dish.
Don't think you have to be confined to the same drab, low carb meals day after day when on the Atkins Diet. There are plenty of delicious options available to anyone with a taste for delectable meals.