Four Low-carb Meals in 30 Minutes or Less

Did you know that even though 30 percent of Americans know Domino’s “30 Minutes or Less” guarantee, the promotion stopped in 1993? There were several high-profile lawsuits against the company after drivers were charged with reckless driving and causing serious accidents trying to get people their pizzas quickly. After the company lost $78 million in a single court case, Domino’s believed the public viewed the guarantee as the cause of horrifying accidents. They thought there was too much bad publicity around it.

You can’t get pizza delivered to your door in 30 minutes anymore. Your blood sugar would also prefer that you didn’t! But you can get a tasty low-carb meal on the table that will leave you satisfied without the price of delivery and with less time spent in the kitchen!

Cantaloupe, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad


A lot of places around the country are having unseasonably hot weather and false springs. If your kitchen is warm and you don’t feel like turning on your oven, consider a tasty salad instead! We often think we don’t like salad much. But, really, we don’t like boring foods without a mix of interesting flavors and textures! This salad with salty cheese, sweet melon and peppery arugula is excellent! Plus, it has pistachios for extra crunch and protein! It has a delicious mustard-based dressing that we adore! A serving has 128 calories, eight grams of carbs, one gram of fiber and nine grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Thai Chicken Zucchini Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce


Pad Thai is probably the most well-known Thai dish in America. Until a few years ago, it still seemed very exotic; now, it’s in the frozen section at the grocery store. It’s enticing with its noodles and peanut sauce. But it can be high in carbs. This version made with zoodles will keep you away from the carbs and the frozen aisle! But you’ll still have dinner on the table in just 20 minutes! A serving has 387 calories, 11 grams of carbs, three grams of fiber and 25 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Garlic Herb Shrimp And Spaghetti Squash


We’re sticking with alternatives to pasta as we turn to this great spaghetti squash recipe. This delicious shrimp dinner is done in under 30 minutes. It is perfect for when you have guests over because it’s an impressive meal when you are entertaining but don’t want to spend your evening in the kitchen! The only thing is, you do need an Instant Pot or other pressure cooker. Otherwise, you must bake the squash, making the dish take longer. So read the recipe first to know how long this dish will take you with the equipment you have! A serving has 257 calories, 12 grams of carbs, two grams of fiber and 12 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Taco Bowls with Cauliflower Rice


The idea of taco bowls goes back so far that no one on our team remembers a time before you could get big, crispy taco shells filled with salad at the mall food court. It evolved, partly because of Chipotle and Taco Bell restaurants, to be a general term for any bowl filled with taco ingredients. They’re luring because everything in a taco is great. Because many things in taco bowls are high in carbs, fat and calories, they are a dish that’s not on the menu every day of the week. But this version of the taco bowl uses cauliflower rice and ground turkey, cutting out the carbs from the rice and fat from the beef. They keep the great flavors but are healthier, so you don’t have to worry about your health goals! A serving has 243 calories, 14 grams of carbs, five grams of fiber and four grams of fat. Get the recipe. Get the recipe.

These four recipes will help you get a tasty, healthy dinner on the table fast. Nights are hectic enough. You shouldn’t have to worry about how to make something you’ll enjoy that won’t upset your blood sugar and won’t keep you in the kitchen for hours!

Banner image: Marcelo Leal via Unsplash

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