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10 Awesome Low Carb Dinner Ideas That Will Make Your Nights Easy

A good list of low carb dinner ideas is essential for successful weight loss. 

I’m sure you can relate to the feeling of being good all day only for everything to go wrong at night.

You’re tired from work.

You don’t want to cook.

And you definitely don’t want to be thinking of what to eat. 

Next thing you know, you’re eating rice (again) and washing it down with Maltina. 

Don’t worry, I’ve been there too. Guilty as charged!

This list of low carb dinner ideas is here for you as a reference.


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10 Nigerian Friendly Low Carb Dinner Ideas

1. Gizdodo

This is one of those meals that taste so good, you’ll have to double check whether they’re actually good for you. Rest assured that gizdodo is good for you as long as you broil the plantains (instead of frying) and incorporate lots of fresh vegetables. 

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Photo Credit: Immaculate Bites 

2. The BEAT Salad

Beat stands for “bacon, egg, avocado and tomato”. Genius right? 

The only other ingredients required for this low carb dinner idea are salt and pepper. 

Full recipe here

3. Pan Seared Chicken Breast

When it comes to low carb dinner ideas, chicken breast is a must! Serve with some roasted or stir-fried vegetables and you have yourself a lovely low carb Nigerian dinner!

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Full recipe here

4. Goat Pepper Soup

There’s nothing quite like a nice hot steamy bowl of pepper soup. The best is when the pepper soup also has shaki and kpomo! It’s one of the best low carb meals you can ask for on a Nigerian diet.

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Full recipe here

5. Seafood Okro!

Can we just take a minute to appreciate this beautiful bowl of okro soup? It has just the right amount of seafood to make it a must have when thinking of yummy Nigerian low carb dinner ideas.

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Photo Credit: Chef Jess

6. Fruits or Fruit Salad

You can’t go wrong with a nice colorful bowl of fruits. Pineapples are my personal favorite but don’t be afraid to mix it up! Add some watermelon, guava, apples, and bananas. 


Photo Credit: Naija Chef

7. Vegetarian Salad

Not every time meat. Sometimes, lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, and onions hit the spot just right. 


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8. Efo Egusi

If you’re an active person, it’s okay to have a little bit of fufu with your efo egusi. Otherwise, just the soup itself is quite satisfying especially when paired with a good source of protein.


9. Cauliflower Poundo

Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Poundo that is made of cauliflower. It takes a few tries to get this recipe right but once you get it, you’ll never look back. 


Full recipe here

10. Cabbage Fried Rice

Last but not least, cabbage fried rice. This is a great alternative to regular rice and it’s fast and easy to make too! And who doesn’t like fast at dinner time?


Full recipe here

There you go!

10 awesome, delicious, and downright amazing low carb dinner ideas that are well suited for any Nigerian taste buds. Make sure you share this list with your fitness buddy. 



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