The Atkins Diet is a popular, yet controversial, diet that helps users shed pounds while eating all of the protein they want. What’s the catch? The Atkins diet requires users to eat a low-carb diet, which is not known for long-term effectiveness. However, if your New Years Resolution is to lose weight with the Atkins diet, then you’re going to want to check out all of the Atkins recipes DietsinReview has to offer. You can also take some of the stress of meal-planning out of the way by trying two of our yummy Atkins lunches!
This lunch is quite tasty and everything can be made the night before to take to work with you. Start by sipping on a frothy Italian Cream Soda (1.4g carbs). Your main entree will be Spinach with Chicken and Apricots (3.7g carbs), which combines the sweetness of fruit with the zing of balsamic vinegar for a taste explosion. For dessert, get to know the tempting step-sister of your traditional brownies, a low-carb version of Blondies (2.3g carbs). This lunch will have a total of 7.4g carbs. If you are allowed 30g carbs every day, this means you will save 2.6g carbs from your lunch meal to use at snack time or dinner time.
This lunch will satisfy any bacon cravings you might be feeling. The Atkins BLT Salad (7g carbs) is really delicious and can be made ahead or served immediately, whichever is most convenient for you. Have a side of Low Carb Clam Chowder (2.4g carbs), which features turkey bacon to give it an extra special kick. This lunch will have a total of 9.4g carbs.
Do you have some favorite Atkins-friendly lunch ideas or recipes? Share them with us below in the comments section!
by Kelsey Murray
January 4th, 2011