Low-Carb Dinner Recipes By Laura Dolson | Reviewed by Richard N. Fogoros, MD Updated December 07, 2016 Print Making low-carb dinners may seem challenging when you first start to change your diet, but once you get the hang of it, it's really not hard. You are probably making a few main dish recipes that are almost diet-friendly already. Here are some tips and recipes for easy and delicious low-carb dinners.Start With What You KnowMain dishes that are old standbys and are naturally low-carb or can easily be adjusted are the best place to start. Look to your meals where the protein is plainly cooked, such as grilled or pan-fried meats or broiled fish. Include more vegetables instead of potatoes/rice, including substitutes like "Cauli-Rice" or Mashed Cauliflower. If the plate seems puny, add a green salad with an olive oil-based dressing or a soup. Also, don't be afraid of including more healthy fat than you are used to—it will help satisfy you until the next meal. Article Try These Delicious Low-Carb Lunches Article 6 Ideas for Quick Low-Carb Breakfasts Skillet meals consisting of meat and veggies are often naturally low-carb or you can just leave out the starch or sweet sauce.Grilled foods are also a great place to start (as long as you stay away from sugary BBQ sauces). Grilled food is delicious without being fussy. And cleanup is easy! Check out:Baby Back RibsMexican Chicken Korean Beef Low-Carb Summer Holiday FoodsDe-Carb Your FavoritesTo make low-carb eating into a way of life (instead of a "diet"), it's important to find low-carb versions of a lot of your favorite meals. In some cases, the adjustments needed can be surprisingly small.How to Thicken a Low-Carb Sauce Various Pasta AlternativesLow-Carb Tamale PieChicken Pot PieLow-Carb PizzaEmbrace EggsIf you don't have much cooking experience, eggs are a wonderful place to start. You can eat eggs for any meal! Not only are eggs highly nutritious, they are easy to incorporate with any vegetables, cheeses, or meats to make an entirely different meal.Eggs for BeginnersOmelets, Frittatas, and Other Egg DishesHow to Make a FrittataQuiche Without the CrustTry a New CuisineSome cuisines naturally have fewer carbs than others. Traditional Greek food is often less starchy and sugary than many others and has a focus on vegetables, protein, and olive oil. When people think about France, they usually think of bread. But traditional French food is only moderate in carbohydrates. Many Asian dishes automatically become low-carb if you leave out the rice or noodles.Hunt for New FavoritesIf you are on a specific diet plan, take a look at the cookbook(s) that go along with it or other low-carb cookbooks. Checking a book out of the library can help you figure out if the author's tastes are similar to your own without investing in the book too soon. Article Menu Ideas for a Low-Carb Breakfast Article On a Low-Carb Diet? Take a Look at This High-Protein, Low-Carb Menu Here are some other resources and some delicious recipes:Low-Carb Cookbook for BeginnersLow-Carb Menus Low-Carb Chicken Recipes Low-Carb Fish and Seafood RecipesLow-Carb Vegetarian RecipesLow-Carb Beef RecipesStuffed PeppersCincinnati ChiliUnstuffed CabbageHow to Make Great BurgersTaco SaladMeatloafAutumn Skillet MealLasagna in a BowlMake It a MealConsider and enjoy these options the next time you are wondering what to have with your main protein:10 Low-Carb Soups Low-Carb Side Dish Recipes, including Easy Spinach Casserole and Mashed Cauliflower Gratin Low-Carb SaladsLow-Carb DessertsA Word From VerywellTo avoid spending a lot of time cooking dinner at the end of a busy day, have your vegetables chopped up and ready to go—as well as any other preparation done. That way, dinner can be prepared in just a few minutes and you're more likely to cook rather than order take-out.