In most cases, if you have your breakfast and lunch under control, you may find that dinner is the time you tend to go off track of your diet. It is difficult since dinner recipes are generally heavier, larger, and are more indulgent than other meals during the day. You may find yourself adding things that throw off your low-carb diet without giving it much thought. Before you do that, consider the ways to use a slow cooker for your low-carb dinners and how to make it work for you even on your busiest days.
Roast Beef Dinner
There is a lot to be said for the versatility of a roast beef dinner. You can have a traditional roast beef dinner with low-carb vegetable options and mashed cauliflower
instead of potatoes. You can also go for a shredded roast beef option that can be used in cabbage cups or as part of a larger dish. You can even take it and make it into low-carb sandwiches with the use of Portobello mushrooms as the bun. The easiest way to start off any roast beef low-carb dinner option is to get a great cut of roast and put it in the crockpot with only a few tablespoons of water. Season the roast beef with your choice of herbs and then cook for at least 6 hours on low. A trick some people use is to cook it on high for 1 hour then drop it too low for 6 hours to give it a fully roasted deep flavor option. This is a great dinner to make in large amounts and use later in the week in lunches and leftovers as well.
Full Roasted Herb Chicken
Another versatile low-carb slow cooker dinner option that gives you dinners, lunches, and more is a fully roasted herb chicken. This meal could not be easier to keep low-
carb. Just take a whole chicken and clean it well. Place it into the slow cooker. You can fill the cavity of the bird with a whole onion, garlic cloves, and rosemary. Top the bird with some ground herbs, salt, and pepper and then cook on low for 5 to 6 hours. Make sure you use very little water as the bird will release its own juices that can be used as a low-carb based broth for later cooking. Add some lemon slices to the top of the chicken for added flavor. You can then cut off the chicken breasts for a roasted meal with cauliflower and veggies. You can then take the rest and shred it for sandwiches or low-carb chicken salad later in the week.
Low Carb Lasagna Dinner
Low-Carb lasagna dinners may bring to mind phrasing like pasta-free or grain free in recipes that usually aren’t. The trick to the low-carb slow cooker lasagna is to watch
what you use for your noodles. The rest is a piece of cake, so to speak. Most recipes like this will call for zucchini instead of noodles. You will need a mandolin slicer to handle this. Cut the strips as thin as possible and use them as the lasagna noodle. Layer your lasagna as you normally would and cook for 4 hours on low or 6 hours on high. You can go a step further and make your own sauce with fresh vegetables and an immersion blender. Make sure to steam or stew your vegetables until soft enough for a fork to mash. Use your blender to create the sauce and use in between the layers of the lasagna.
Each one of these meals is designed to give you a great tasting low-carb option while also getting in a punch from vegetables and fresh herbs. They also make multiple servings and can be used in other meals throughout the week to make your meal planning easy.