Italian Inspiration : Three Lower Carb Recipe Ideas

Today’s post has an Italian theme, with three lower carb recipe suggestions which I hope you may try out and enjoy. Perhaps you may like to enjoy an Italian coffee too!

Italian stuffed bell peppers with ground turkey or beef

Serves Four
15g carbs per serving
Stuffed bell peppers
4 red bell peppers, 5-6 oz. each
2 tbsp olive oil
4 oz. (110g) yellow onions, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
pinch of salt
1 lb (450g) ground turkey or ground beef
¾ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp dried basil
7 oz. (200g) crushed tomatoes
3 oz. (75g) baby spinach
7 oz. (200g) fresh mozzarella cheese preferably buffalo, sliced
olive oil, for greasing
For serving

¾ cup (175ml) sour cream
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
3 oz. (75g) leafy greens

Tip – for that extra touch
Squeeze some lemon juice over top to serve and sprinkle a little sea salt 
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Caprese Omelette

Serves Two

4g carbs per serving

6 eggs
salt and pepper
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil or dried basil
2 tbsp olive oil
3 oz. (75g) cherry tomatoes cut in halves or tomatoes cut in slices
5 oz. (150g) fresh mozzarella cheese, diced or sliced

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Italian Baked Cod Fillets


Serves Four
7g carbs per serving
cooking spray
14 1/2 oz. canned Italian style stewed tomatoes
1/4 tsp onion flakes
1/2 tsp powdered garlic
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp ground oregano
1 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 lb fresh cod fillets

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and just for you dear reader – here is an Italian style café
which meal suggestion may you try first?

è così buono 
Buon appetite

This blog brings a variety of recipe ideas and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


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