Low-Carb Versions of Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Low carbohydrate salisbury steak
Photo by Allrecipes.

On a low-carb diet? Don't worry, you can still have your favorite comfort foods without the carbs or added inches to your waistline. You'll love these healthier twists on classic dishes that bring all the taste and flavor.

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Lasagna

zucchini-lasagna-with-beef-and-sausage-photo-by-sherri
Photo by Sherri.

Eggplant and zucchini make an excellent sub for lasagna noodles. Or use a pepper as the boat to hold your lasagna filings for the same great taste.

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Pasta Carbonara

zoodles-ala-carbonara-photo-by-buckwheat-queen
Photo by Buckwheat Queen.

There's nothing more satisfying than bacon, cheese and pasta. Spaghetti Squash, zucchini and sweet potato work as a supplement for the noodles working well as a vehicle for the rich, creamy sauce.

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Mac and Cheese

low-carb-mac-ish-and-cheese-photo-by-soup-loving-nicole
Photo by Soup Loving Nicole.

The ultimate comfort food gets a low-carb makeover. "I adapted this recipe from my mac and cheese dish when my husband went on a low-carb diet," says Laine Murphy, the recipe submitter.

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Salisbury Steak

Low carbohydrate salisbury steak
Photo by Allrecipes.

No carbs required! "The steaks are full of flavor and are good on their own! Then you add the mushroom gravy and it's beyond delicious," says Chef DJ.

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Fried Chicken

Oh yes, almond flour is the key to the crispy-crunchy coating!

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Pizza

Pepperoni Meatza
Photo by Angela Morris.

Made just like pizza except with a ground beef crust! "Sounds weird at first, but it is absolutely delicious and very filling," says Adpa. "For people that are gluten-intolerant, low-carb, paleo, or whatever, it can be hard to go without pizza. This dish makes it a lot easier. It's great hot or cold, just like pizza!"

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Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried "Rice"
Photo: bd.weld.

"This is a low-carb option for those who want all the flavor of Chinese fried rice but none of the guilt," says John Melinte, the recipe submitter.

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Nachos

Zucchini Nachos
Photo by France C.

"These low-carb nachos use zucchini slices in place of tortilla chips," says France C. "You'll never miss the chips! Feel free to use your favorite toppings."

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Bread

italian-chickpea-bread-photo-by-buckwheat-queen
Photo by Buckwheat Queen.

"Chickpea flour and Italian seasoning create a gluten-free bread with herb flavors. "Based on my take of Liguria, Italy recipes," says the recipe submitter, sueb.

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Brownies

Coconut Flour Chocolate Brownies
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Don't worry dessert isn't off the list for people watching their carbs. Simple flour swaps make a rich, indulgent treat perfect for those chocolate cravings.

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