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Mission’s Best Low Carb Recipes for Winter

Feb. 25, 2021

It can be challenging to maintain or start healthier eating habits in the winter. There are fewer fresh fruits and vegetables available, and we tend to want filling, comforting foods in the colder months. That’s where these low carb recipes come to the rescue! They’re hearty enough to meet your comfort cravings, use vegetables that are widely available during the winter months, and limit your carb intake. 

Low Carb Winter Recipes with Chicken or Turkey

Roasted Chicken Tacos

Pomegranates are delicious to eat and beautiful to look at - but did you know that they’re also rich in vitamin C, folate, potassium, and antioxidants? This bright chicken taco recipe combines chicken, avocados, lime, and pomegranates with a spicy kick from jalapeño and chili peppers.  

Ground Turkey Tacos with Kale Slaw

Kale is another superfood, loaded with goodness! This leafy green provides a powerful mixture of vitamins and minerals and is one of the leading sources of vitamin K and A! This low carb recipe with lean turkey meat is flavored with a tasty combination of coriander, cumin, oregano, cayenne, and dijon mustard. Plus, the crunch from the kale slaw adds something special!


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Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pizza 

Just because you’re trying to eat low carb doesn’t mean that you can’t have pizza! This recipe has a delicious blend of cheeses (blue cheese is a must!), bbq sauce, and crunchy celery. Top with broccoli or broccolini for some added nutritional value.  

Low Carb Winter Recipes with Beef

Mixed Veggie and Steak Tacos

These grilled steak tacos provide a perfect vehicle to pack in some vegetables (like asparagus, mushrooms, bell peppers, and avocado) and are an easy go-to meal when you’re scrambling to put something on the table! 


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Sesame Beef and Broccoli Wraps

Let’s talk about broccoli! In the same family as kale, broccoli is also full of vitamins, minerals, calcium, and fiber - making it good for your heart, brain, and digestive system. This delicious recipe doesn’t skimp on the seasoning, as the beef is coated in a low-sodium soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and sesame sauce.

Low Carb Tortilla Taco Pie

Tortilla taco pie? Sign us up! If you’ve never tried cauliflower rice before, this is the recipe for you! Cauliflower is a starchy vegetable, low in calories and high in nutrition, making it a great carbohydrate substitute. Seasoned with onion and chili powder, this taco pie makes a delicious lunch or dinner. 


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Zoodles and Meatball Wrap

Zoodles are noodles made out of zucchini (or other vegetables from the squash family) for a healthier but filling substitution! This recipe is packed with kale and broccolini, but the best part is the zangy pesto sauce.  

Low Carb Winter Recipes with Pork

Moo Shu Pork Tacos

These tacos have a wonderful mixture of cabbage, bean sprouts, and bok choy - all of which are packed with vitamins and minerals! Flavored with Asian seasonings (not to mention fresh ginger!), this dish is a tasty change of pace! 

Cuban Press

Talk about comfort food! This recipe is like a glorified grilled cheese with ham, pulled pork, swiss cheese, mustard, and a pickle spear! Need we say more?

Low Carb Vegetarian Winter Recipes

Easy Chickpea and Shawarma

This wrap is packed with lots of flavor! The chickpeas are tossed in a delicious mixture of garlic, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, turmeric, and cinnamon. Tomatoes, onions, and cucumber add a kick of freshness, and a sun-dried tomato pesto, lemon juice, and tahini paste sauce provides the final flavor touches. 


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Grilled Portobello Mushroom Wraps with Avocado Chimichurri

Portobello mushrooms provide a hearty yet nutritious meat substitute in this recipe. The tasty chimichurri sauce (made with cilantro, parsley, jalapeño, shallot, and red wine vinegar) provides the perfect complement to balsamic vinegar-soaked mushrooms.

Inspired to add some extra vegetables and flavor to your winter meals? Find all our low carb recipes here, and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more ideas!

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