What is the Atkins diet, how does it work, and is it effective for weight loss? Read all about this low-carb diet and find below plenty of healthy and hearty recipes to try at home.

In a nutshell, the Atkins Diet involves a higher consumption of proteins and fats while minimizing carbohydrate intake. If you love meats and fats, you’ll greatly enjoy this diet while losing weight and staying slim.

Stir-Fried Broccoli with Cashews

Stir-Fried Broccoli With Cashews and Tamari

Broccoli is definitely a healthy vegetable, but unfortunately not an appealing one. To bring it to life and add taste, stir-fry it with lots of seasonings. This time we chose garlic, ginger, and tamari sauce. Add cashew for extra taste and texture!

Curried Egg Salad

Egg Salad

For this salad, you can boil the eggs in advance and keep them refrigerated until the moment of the preparation. This way, the salad will be ready in less than 15 minutes. You can enjoy it even on a diet because it has almost no carbs.

Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine

Is this your first quiche Loraine? Then you should know that Loraine refers to a mix of bacon and Gruyere cheese. And, of course, eggs. Follow the steps and in half an hour you’ll have a hearty egg dish.

Grilled Swordfish With Mediterranean Salad

Grilled Swordfish With Mediterranean Salad

These grilled swordfish steaks are easy to prepare and perfect for lunch or dinner. Make sure your steaks have the same thickness so they cook at the same time. As for the seasoning part, you can try anything from parsley to basil or chives to thyme.

Thai Chicken Curry

Thai Chicken Curry

Thai food usually brings together a combination of sauces, aromatic herbs, and lots of seasonings. Having chicken, mushrooms, and vegetables, this curry is a complete meal. If you prefer it less spicy, just feel free to use fewer jalapeno seeds!

Mexican Avocado Salad

Guacamole Lettuce Boats

This isn’t your classic guacamole, but it’s worth trying it anytime you crave for avocado. The recipe is very simple: just halve the tomatoes and season them, mash the avocado and serve everything in small lettuce boats.

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Wine-Mustard Sauce

Pork Tenderloin With Mustard Sauce

Pork tenderloin is a tender type of meat that roasts quickly. Cooking it at a high temperature ensures its natural tenderness and flavors. Enrich it by serving it with mustard sauce.

Mediterranean-Style Tuna Salad

Easy Tuna Salad

You can have this tuna salad as is or serve it over a bed of greens. If you feel the need for some bread, choose a few whole wheat crackers instead!

Mushroom-Stuffed Chicken Breast

Mushroom-Stuffed Chicken Breast

When cooked, Shimeji mushrooms turn slightly nutty in flavor. But you can also use any other mushroom type for the filling. This mushroom-stuffed chicken breast has very few carbs!

Shrimp in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Shrimp in Spicy Tomato Sauce

The jalapeno pepper gives a spicy kick to this shrimp dish. Make sure you discard the hot pepper’s seeds if you don’t want to make it too hot!

Garlicky Spinach and Feta Salad in Tomato Halves

Spinach and Feta Salad in Tomato Halves

This is a regular spinach and feta salad served in a tomato bowl. You can have it as a light snack regarding the hour of the day because it has just a few calories.

Pecan-Crusted Trout with Orange-Sage Butter

Crunchy Pecan-Crusted Trout

Save this recipe the next time you have guests for dinner! It’s elegant and incredibly delicious. You’ll need pecans to make a crunchy coating for the trout. Next, prepare a flavorful mixture by combining butter with orange and sage; freeze it and serve it on top of your fish.

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