3 of The Best Family-Friendly Low-Carb Dinner Recipes: My Go-To Classics


When it comes to serving delicious family-friendly meals, I’ve got you covered. There’s nothing more frustrating (you parents can relate) than slaving over a hot stove, making a healthy dinner for your family that nobody likes. Let’s face it. Kids are not going to eat something just because it’s healthy. They want it to taste good too (and quite frankly, so do you!) These are the best family-friendly low-carb f recipes I have and I know you’re the whole family will love.

I’ve chosen 3 of the best family-friendly low-carb dinner recipes that I can guarantee your kids will love. These are the three go-to classics that I make all the time. Pizza, spaghetti, chicken enchiladas — do I need to say more? Easy to make, full of good-for-you ingredients, these classic family-friendly dishes will make low-carb a breeze!

1) Million Dollar Spaghetti Recipe: Adapted to Be Low Carb

If there’s one thing I know about my family is that everyone loves spaghetti — but if you are trying to do the low-carb lifestyle, starchy, carb-loaded pasta just doesn’t cut it! That’s why I love this low carb spaghetti recipe so much. My kids absolutely love it and it’s become a family dinner staple around here!

If you’ve been drooling and sighing over those Pinterest pictures of Million Dollar Spaghetti  you’re in luck – because I’ve made adapted it for low carb. All of the gooey cheesy goodness, all of the rich meat sauce, all of the delicious satisfaction but only 6 net carbs per generous serving. It’s easy to make, budget friendly, and it freezes relatively well so you can make it once and have leftovers another time. Spiralized zucchini stands in for the pasta in this recipe but look for variations in the recipe notes below.

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2) Low Carb Pizza Crust: Perfect Chewy Crust that’s Easy

Pizza! Has there ever been anything more family-friendly than pizza? Even low carb pizza can be family-friendly with this recipe (and yes, it does taste as good as delivery). I love getting my kids in the kitchen to load up their own topics and letting them eat their creations. An easy-to-make, chewy crust that can hold a lot of toppings (and cheese) — perfection!

This low carb pizza crust is my current favorite. It’s doughy and chewy, has a really good “bready” texture, and you can make several at a time and store in the freezer or refrigerator. This recipe will make 6 individual sized pizza crusts or 2 large pizza crusts with about 2 net carbs per individual sized crust! This post originally published in Jan 2016 – it has been updated from the original.

To make this low carb pizza crust recipe you’ll need: mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, hemp seeds, garlic powder, baking powder, salt, eggs, and a nonstick silicone baking . . .

3) Chicken Enchilada Skillet Dinner: Low Carb Tex-Mex

One of my family’s favorite things to do is go out for a nice Tex-Mex meal, but sadly, so many restaurants we used to love just don’t fit the low carb lifestyle. Well, if you love enchilada’s, you’ve come to the right place. This is the recipe I personally make for my family when we’re feeling that Mexican vibe. Serve with some festive low carb skinny Watermelon Margaritas (that can be made with or without the booze) and ole!

One pan chicken enchilada skillet dinner recipe is quick, easy, and low carb. It cooks in about 15 minutes, has 7 net carbs per serving and is so good the whole family will love it! This, y’all, is the perfect weeknight meal!  It’s cheesy, creamy explosions of Tex-Mex flavor in every single keto-friendly bite. Be sure to check out my giant guide to cauliflower rice techniques, too!

For this recipe you’ll need: cauliflower, chicken, chicken stock, oil, tomatoes with chiles, canned whole baby corn on the cob (usually available in the Asian foods section), chili . . .

Last Updated 10/13/2019

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