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    Dec 10, 2017

    315 Delicious Recipes For When You're Trying To Eat Lower Carb

    Delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options, from all over the internet, that you'll definitely want to try.

    Before you start, here's a quick reminder of what a carbohydrate is.

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    Carbs are one of the three macronutrients — the other two being protein and fat — and they're our body’s main source of energy. There are also two types: complex carbs and simple carbs. The difference is that complex carbs (sweet potatoes, lentils, beans, etc.) will keep you full for much longer than simple carbs (fruit, juice, and candy) because simple carbs are easily digested and turned into energy at a faster pace than complex ones.

    We've shared lots of great lower-carb recipes over the years, so we decided to gather a bunch of our most delicious roundups here in one place for you — you can either read them now or bookmark them for later.

    All right, enjoy!

    1. For some options that are great when you're starting out on your lower-carb journey:

    2. And then some recipes for when you've started getting the hang of it:

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    3. For when you're craving your favorite comfort foods:

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    4. For when you need delicious recipes with no meat:

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    5. For dinners options that also pack tons of flavor:

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    6. For simple lunch recipes that you'll definitely be excited to crack into at noon:

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    7. For some genius recipe hacks that'll make eating fewer carbs a lot easier:

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    8. For tasty snack ideas that will keep you from getting hangry throughout the day:

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    9. For awesome dinners you can whip up in 30 minutes or less:

    10. For easy-to-make breakfasts that'll keep you going through the morning:

    11. And last but not least, for dinner recipes that are all under 500 calories:

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