Quick Low Carb Meals For One


Quick Low Carb Meals For OneI’m not a big fan of the kitchen as you know, but when I do cook it’s “quick low carb meals for one” as I’m often eating alone.

I prefer to make the least mess possible in the kitchen, and spend as little time in there as I can get away with (lol), so I tend to make “one skillet” meals more often than not.

As an example, the meal in the photo was all made in one skillet and took very little time. But it was healthy, delicious and filling! And of course, low carb. πŸ˜‰

Easy Low Carb SidesI started with two very easy low carb sides: pre-sliced mushrooms and Birdseye Steamfresh Creamed Spinach.

I like to keep plenty of low carb frozen vegetables and other easy low carb foods on hand. Planning is key, especially when you don’t feel like cooking or just want something quick and easy.

I’ll often cook the whole bag of creamed spinach, or any frozen chopped spinach, and store what I don’t use in the refrigerator.

It makes for easy meals over the next couple of days as I like to add spinach to my scrambled eggs or omelets, and even in my low carb bread recipe.

I try to sneak greens in anywhere I can. πŸ˜‰

For this quick low carb meal I started with Ground Chuck. I pattied out maybe 1/3 to 1/2 pound and put it in the skillet. I popped the Birdseye Creamed Spinach in the microwave (it cooks right in the bag). I used a little garlic salt and Montreal Steak Seasoning to season the meat. I also like Mrs. Dash but I was out.

Oh, and a tip for making great Hamburger Steaks! Use your finger to make a whole in the middle of the patty. That prevents it from shrinking or puffing up:

Cooking a Great Hamburger Steak

I cook it on medium heat, maybe just a tad higher, and cover it. I like to make the outside “crisp” without getting it too done in the middle. After I flipped it the first time, I season the other side and add in the sliced mushrooms:

Easy Low Carb One Skillet Meal

When it’s done, I put the meat & mushrooms on a plate covered with a paper towel (to soak up the excess grease) and then toss the creamed spinach into the greasy skillet:

Birdseye Creamed Spinach Recipe

That makes the spinach really tasty. πŸ˜€

This meal is SO easy it tops my list of “quick low carb meals for one”! I hope you enjoy it too! *cheers*

Quick Low Carb Meals For One

About Lynn Terry

I love making the low carb diet EASY for people with a busy lifestyle (like me!) with my KISS / Keep It Simple method. :) About Lynn Terry: Host of the Low Carb Challenge
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16 Responses to Quick Low Carb Meals For One

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  2. Sharon says:

    This is GREAT!
    I love Beef, Creamed Spinach & Mushroom.
    Can’t wait to try this.

  3. Sharon Abegglen says:

    I love all of them. Sounds good for tomorrow.

  4. SC Susie says:

    My family loved the creamed spinach with fish – I even got both items on BOGO at my local grocery store. Went back to pick up a few more packages to have on busy night later in the month. Can’t wait to try the hamburger & mushrooms with it! Thanks for all your help with this WOE!

  5. Jodi Sabul says:

    Do you make your own cream spinach? Many of the frozen ones have starch in them. Which do you use or do you have a recipe?

  6. Baysette says:

    Thank you for this super simple recipe. The kitchen is my least favorite room in the house. I am a busy teacher with a long commute and the last thing I want to do when I get home is cook! In addition, cooking for one is always a challenge, as converting recipes is not easy most of the time; consequently, grabbing a sandwich at the deli is so tempting. Does any one know if “low-carb for one” cookbooks exist?

    Rookie in distress!

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  10. Connie Gilmore says:

    love the 1 serving ideas

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