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6 Low Carb Recipes to Jumpstart Your New Year

Dec. 9, 2021

If you’re looking for a tasty and healthy way to refresh your menu for the new year, choosing low carb recipes can put you on the right track. Here are six of the best keto and low carb recipes that still pack a flavorful punch.


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Towards the end of every year, the holiday parties and meals catch up to us and we decide to start the new year with fresh, healthy habits. At Mission, we understand that you don’t want to give up delicious, filling food just to meet your goals; fortunately, you can eat flavorful meals without all the carbs! We’ve rounded up six of the best low carb recipes to add to your menu before the year ends so you can get a jump on your New Year’s resolutions.

Low Carb Moo Shu Pork Tacos

Starting the new year with lower carb meals is a healthy way to focus on fats and proteins rather than sugars, so make the leap and try new flavors at the same time! These Moo Shu Pork tacos are bold and delicious thanks to the fresh marinade you’ll make for the pork – ginger, five spice, soy sauce, vinegar – and the crunchy bean sprouts and slaw you can add on top. Serving everything in a warm Carb Balance Soft Taco Flour Tortillas adds just the right balance to this flavorful dish.


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Low Carb Greek Quinoa and Sweet Potato Burritos

Finding whole grains that can replace refined carbohydrates like white pasta is a great way to make low carb meals that are tasty and filling. Quinoa is a protein-packed grain that pairs well with almost any flavor profile, so stock up if you’re going to start the new year with a lower carb menu! These wraps combine quinoa with sweet potatoes for a rich and hearty base. Top with onions, olives, tomatoes, lettuce, and feta for some acidity and crunch. Our Carb Balance Spinach Wraps provide even more flavor without adding unnecessary carbs.

Low Carb Fish Tacos with Avocado Crema

Choosing lean proteins rather than carbohydrates to provide most of your energy can be a great way to help stabilize your blood sugar levels. This fish taco recipe is easy, quick, and delivers a lot of protein and flavor without many carbs – the perfect meal after a busy day. Make sure to give yourself enough time to let the fish marinate in olive oil and spices before cooking; while you wait, make the avocado crema and cucumber slaw. These fish tacos are delicious in either a soft or hard taco version using our Carb Balance Soft Taco Whole Wheat Tortillas; if you’d like hard tacos, drape the tortillas over your oven rack bars and bake until crispy!


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Keto BLT Tacos

The best keto recipes keep all the delicious flavors you love while ditching the unnecessary carbohydrates; this BLT taco does just that! If you’re craving this popular dish for lunch, use our Street Tacos Carb Balance Whole Wheat Tortillas instead of traditional bread for a lower carb version that’s the perfect size. Make sure to add plenty of your homemade lime crema after layering with bacon, tomato, and lettuce – the extra punch of flavor is delicious!

Spinach Scramble Wraps

Adopting a low-carb diet doesn’t apply only to lunch and dinner – try to start your day with a low carb recipe that can jumpstart your metabolism for the next several hours. This protein-rich spinach scramble uses our Carb Balance Soft Taco Whole Wheat Tortillas to keep you full and focused until lunch. Add plenty of spinach to your scrambled eggs, tomatoes, and feta cheese to make sure you’re getting vital nutrients to help your body feel its best.


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Mixed Veggie and Steak Tacos

For a healthy serving of vegetables and protein, try these low carb tacos. By reducing your intake of carbohydrates, your body is more likely to burn fat for energy, so making sure you have plenty of protein along the way is important. These tacos mix delicious steak with hearty veggies like mushrooms and asparagus to give you a filling mouthful with every bite. Our Carb Balance Soft Taco Flour Tortillas are perfectly pliable and fluffy when warmed, giving you the soft taco you crave without all the carbs.                                                                                                                                    

With these low carb recipes on the menu, your new year is sure to start off right!

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