In the summer, many people escape to the beach for the day. Getting to the beach can help you cool down. Even if you aren’t going in the water, the breeze can keep the summer heat at bay! Any beach can be excellent, from the ocean, to an inlet, to a lake. And, if you can’t make it to the water, having a beachy meal can help you have a taste of a vacation at home.
Last week, one of our team members took a trip to the beach with her family. Because of travel restrictions and setbacks, it was the first time most of them had seen each other since 2019! They had a great time and went to a crab shack right on the water for lunch. The spot boasted that they had two- to three-pound steamed Dungeness crabs for market price. But the waitress said it was 38 dollars a pound. For obvious reasons, no one at the table ordered it!
Crab can be bought in the supermarket frozen, canned, vacuum-packed, refrigerated or alive. None of it will cost you even close to 38 dollars a pound! Today we have four delicious low-carb crab recipes you can make at home to feel like you’re at the beach without breaking the bank, upsetting your blood sugar or working very hard in the kitchen!
Crab salad you can buy from the deli counter at the supermarket has hardly any crab. It’s stretched out with fillers. This dish is chockful of crab and crunchy cucumber. It’s delicious and filling. With dill, parsley, green onion and celery, you have great flavors in the mix to make this a tasty dish you are sure to enjoy! A serving has 172 calories, one gram of carbs, one gram of fiber and eight grams of fat. Get the recipe.
Crab cakes are delicious. But, they can often be high in carbs. And, as they are fried, they can be unhealthy. These baked crab cakes use almond flour instead of breadcrumbs. They are ready in just twenty minutes and are perfect with a salad. A salad with a creamy, lemony dressing would be an excellent pairing! Once you have tried these, you might be spoiled for regular crab cakes! A serving has 218 calories, five grams of carbs, one gram of fiber and 14 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
The first crab salad recipe we shared was a little lighter in flavor than many. It went light on the mayo and heavy on cucumber. This recipe is a bit more traditional with more mayonnaise. This recipe also includes avocado, a favorite vegetable for our team with its healthy fat and delightful texture! We love that these cups can be eaten with your hands. It is a copycat recipe beloved dish from AT&T Park in San Francisco. Even if it’s not a favorite food you are looking to recreate, it’s one you will soon love! A serving has 207 calories, 5.4 grams of carbs, 1.4 grams of fiber and 16 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
While we tend to shun creamy soups in the summer, this crab chowder might make us rethink the rule. Made with cauliflower instead of potatoes, this is a delicious and satisfying meal for cooler nights. It doesn’t take long to cook, so you won’t be heating your kitchen, but we think heavier soups, like this one, warm you from the inside! A serving has 317 calories, eight grams of carbs, three grams of fiber and 28 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
We hope these delicious crab recipes bring the beach to you this summer! They give you the flavor of the season without derailing your blood sugar plans!