Browse our collection of low carb recipes and no carb recipes for some inspiration on those days, weeks or months you find yourself looking to cut down. While we might not want to admit it to ourselves, it is possible to live without bread, potatoes and pasta – or, at least, enjoy a rich and varied diet with considerably less of them included in it.
Using vegetables as alternatives to carbohydrates is a great way of creating meals which are gluten-free, as well as being low carb. Adam Gray uses cauliflower as the base for his gluten-free pizza recipe, while Monica Shaw creates a delicious low carb biryani using cauliflower rice. Courgetti recipes are becoming increasingly popular as people swap their spaghetti for spiralisers – try Emma Potts' healthy recipe of Courgetti with Piccolo tomatoes, corn and herb dressing.
Ceviche and carpaccio are fantastic ways of reducing your carbohydrate intake if you're looking for a low carb dinner menu that will still impress. Robert Thompson's Mackerel ceviche recipe makes an elegant fish starter dish, or try Pascal Aussignac's signature Carpaccio of duck breast recipe.