13 Easy Low-Carb Memorial Day Recipes
Nothing signals the start of summer quite like firing up the grill or enjoying a lazy picnic outside.
You don’t need to forgo juicy burgers and delicious sides just because you’re keto, paleo or on the Whole30 diet. These low-carb Memorial Day recipes, including bacon-wrapped herb burgers and avocado pineapple slaw, will satisfy cravings, and make your next outdoor get-together one to remember.
When you crave a pillowy-soft roll without all the carbs, these keto-friendly hamburger buns are ready for your favorite patties. They have just 6.1 net carbs per serving and 17.3 grams of fiber thanks to coconut flour and ground psyllium husk.
Get creative and swap your bun for avocado. Make sure to choose a firm avocado — you want it to keep its shape instead of getting mushy in the meat.
You’ll never miss the bun with this mouthwatering keto hamburger salad. The richness of the caramelized onions and bacon bits is balanced with the fresh and peppery arugula. Enjoy this hearty bowl for under 7 grams of net carbs.
If you’ve been low-carb for a while, then you know about the wonders of cauliflower. This mild-tasting vegetable makes a great substitute for rice, mash and bread. Cauliflower sandwich thins will satisfy your carb cravings, minus the gluten. Use them as burger or hot dog buns at your next cookout.
If you’re a fan of poke, then you’ll love this keto halibut ceviche. You can swap the halibut for any mild-flavored fish, and choose whatever veggies and herbs you like. The best part? This ceviche has zero net carbs, so it won’t kick you out of ketosis.
Throw these shrimp skewers on the grill for an easy lunch or dinner that hits all the right notes. You can prepare these skewers in advance and refrigerate them until you’re ready to grill. Swap the shrimp for thick cubes of grass-fed sirloin steak for a heartier option.
These fish cakes taste decadent with the included avocado lemon dipping sauce, but they’d also taste delicious with homemade aioli or simple garlic butter.
This recipe couldn’t be easier. All you need is plantains, cooking fat, avocado and lime. Add a drizzle of Brain Octane MCT oil for unexpectedly delicious way to elevate your guac game.
Baked meatballs are the perfect option for a relaxed picnic. Stick each one with a toothpick, making them easy to grab and nosh.
Take a crunchy, juicy pickle and wrap it in bacon for a satisfying party snack. Choose pasture-raised bacon and good quality pickles (or make your own).
This light and zingy avocado paleo pineapple slaw pairs well with any protein. The sweet pineapple and crunchy cabbage and cucumber are the perfect antidote to a hot summer’s day.
Add your favorite spices to these crunchy baked zucchini chips for a salty snack. Pair with an avocado oil mayo or black olive tapenade.
Shaved brussels sprouts are tossed with a bright citrus vinaigrette for a refreshing summer salad. Garnish with chopped bacon to make this a main dish.
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