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.

Mushroom-Barley Pilaf

Creamy Mushroom-Barley Pilaf

Pilaf or pilau is a dish, originating from the Indian subcontinent. It’s hearty and warming being the perfect choice on a cold winter day. To have diversity into your diet, opt for barley instead of rice for this pilaf.

Grilled Turkey Cutlets with Thyme

Grilled Turkey Legs With Thyme and Paprika

You can make these grilled turkey cutlets anytime you’re in a hurry because they’re ready in 20 minutes! If you don’t want to use the grill, you can also cook them on the stove, in a nonstick skillet. Pair them with low-carb roasted veggies if you’re following a healthy diet!

Cheese-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Cream Cheese-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Oh, cheese and tomatoes! Is there other magic combination? We think not! Try this recipe if you’re not convinced! It puts together two humble ingredients with great results.

Chinese Sweet-and-Sour Pork

Sweet and Sour Pork Tenderloin

If you’re into pork recipes, let’s try an Asian twist! Stir-fry pork tenderloin together with green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and pineapple. Flavor the ingredients with sesame oil, tamari and chili sauce. Serve your stir-fry on a bed of lettuce. Stir-fried colorful peppers, pineapple, and tender pork cooked in a sweet sauce. Instead of the classic rice side for this Asian-style dish, opt for a bed of lettuce!

Orange and Goat Cheese Salad

Orange, Goat Cheese and Olive Salad

For this refreshing salad, pair juicy orange slices with intensely flavored goat cheese and slightly salty Kalamata olives. The combination is simple but full of flavors!

Roasted Ginger Salmon Steaks

Roasted Ginger and Orange Salmon

You can make this Asian-inspired salmon recipe all-season. In summer, use the grill for cooking the steaks and in the winter put your oven to good use. No matter the season, marinate the salmon with orange juice, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic.

Brown Rice Salad with Almonds

Warm Brown Rice and Almond Salad

Try this warm brown rice and almond salad for your next dinner – it’s both satisfying and healthy. For a bit of crunchiness, we topped it with lots of almonds. Always opt for brown rice because it’s highly nutritious, being full of fibers and low in calories.

Braised Chicken

Chicken in Creamy White Sauce

This braised chicken is truly delicious thanks to its creamy white sauce made of half-and-half, mushrooms, white wine, and Dijon mustard. Try it, it’s full of flavors and it doesn’t have too many carbs.

Bistro Flank Steak

Red Wine Marinated Flank Steak

Throw this flank steak on the grill only after marinating it for one hour in a mixture made of red wine, rosemary, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder. This way the meat turns tender and juicy!

Warm Lentil Salad with Smoked Mozzarella and Arugula

Warm Lentil Salad With Smoked Mozzarella

Why don’t you try this warm lentil salad with smoked mozzarella and arugula? This is one of your best options in case you’re trying to eat healthily… and also enjoy the taste. While we are at it let’s make things more interesting by adding some fennel, too!

Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup

Mixed Mushroom Soup

Using a combination of mushrooms when making soup greatly improve its taste. So, feel free to add shiitake, portobello, white button or cremini to your soup. Also, for boosting the flavor you can use rehydrated dried porcini mushrooms.

Low-Carb Baba Ghanoush

Low-Carb Baba Ghanoush

You can enjoy this simple and delicious baba ganoush whenever you’re following a low carb diet. Ditch the bread from the equation and try it with carrot or celery sticks.

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