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Thursday, 2 July 2020

Italian Inspiration : Three Lower Carb Recipe Ideas

Today's post has an Italian theme, with three lower carb recipe suggestions which I hope you may try out and enjoy. Perhaps you may like to enjoy an Italian coffee too!

Italian stuffed bell peppers with ground turkey or beef

Serves Four
15g carbs per serving
Stuffed bell peppers
4 red bell peppers, 5-6 oz. each
2 tbsp olive oil
4 oz. (110g) yellow onions, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
pinch of salt
1 lb (450g) ground turkey or ground beef
¾ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp dried basil
7 oz. (200g) crushed tomatoes
3 oz. (75g) baby spinach
7 oz. (200g) fresh mozzarella cheese preferably buffalo, sliced
olive oil, for greasing
For serving

¾ cup (175ml) sour cream
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
3 oz. (75g) leafy greens

Tip - for that extra touch
Squeeze some lemon juice over top to serve and sprinkle a little sea salt 
can be seen here

Caprese Omelette

Serves Two
4g carbs per serving
6 eggs
salt and pepper
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil or dried basil
2 tbsp olive oil
3 oz. (75g) cherry tomatoes cut in halves or tomatoes cut in slices
5 oz. (150g) fresh mozzarella cheese, diced or sliced

can be seen here

Italian Baked Cod Fillets

Serves Four
7g carbs per serving
cooking spray
14 1/2 oz. canned Italian style stewed tomatoes
1/4 tsp onion flakes
1/2 tsp powdered garlic
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp ground oregano
1 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 lb fresh cod fillets
can be seen here 

and just for you dear reader - here is an Italian style café
which meal suggestion may you try first?

è così buono 
Buon appetite

This blog brings a variety of recipe ideas and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Christine said...

Yummy collection of recipes as always, I shouldn't look at these before dinner!

Barb said...

Thanks for the cod recipe. I pinned it! Hope you and your family are well.

Tom said...

...I like stuffed peppers!!!

Rose said...

The Italian stuffed bell peppers look so tempting.

Lorrie said...

Delicious choices for summer - I'd order the stuffed peppers! Yum!

Catarina said...

Very appealing dishes.
: )

Elephant's Child said...

The omelette tempts me.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

These all sound very good. I've never had cod this way so maybe I will try that soon...I love stuffed peppers and can invent all sorts of low carb stuffings.

sandy said...

every one looks good. I have made stuffed peppers since I was first married. Maybe it's time I do again.

Valerie-Jael said...

Yummy food and recipes, thanks for sharing, Valerie

Iris Flavia said...

Oh, we haven´t had stuffed bell peppers forever! Ingo stuffs them with mushrooms, onion, rice and... cheese, yum.

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous inviting recipes...Have a lovely weekend my friend.. ♥

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I make stuffed peppers, but in place of the meat, I add rice. The other two look amazing, and I might try them, especially the omelette. Thanks, Jan.

eileeninmd said...


I would love all these recipes. They all look delicious! Thanks for sharing!
Take care, Enjoy your weekend!

R's Rue said...


Margaret D said...

Lovely looking food.

Chatty Crone said...


My name is Erika. said...

Those stuffed bell peppers look so delicious. YUM!!!! Happy weekend!

Mary Kirkland said...

All of those sound good to me.

Conniecrafter said...

Wow I haven't made stuffed peppers in a long time, that sounds good, and I just made Cod a couple days ago and even took some to a family in our church that are having health problems

DUTA said...

Italian culinary ideas are unbeatable!
Peppers stuffed with meat (no dairy, for me) are an old favorite of mine.

Martha said...

All of these sound delicious!

Sue said...

These look delicious, I loved stuffed peppers x

Jeanie said...

Both the omelet and cod aer calling my name!

mamasmercantile said...

All amazing recipes but the cod fillet has my name all over it.