6 healthy low-carb meals to whip up in minutes

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In her new cookbook Vickie de Beer shares healthy low-carb meals that can be whipped up in minutes. (Photo: Low-carb cookbook)
In her new cookbook Vickie de Beer shares healthy low-carb meals that can be whipped up in minutes. (Photo: Low-carb cookbook)

Award-winning foodie Vickie de Beer and her family started their low-carb journey after her son, Lucca, was diagnosed with diabetes.

In her new cookbook she shares healthy low-carb meals that can be whipped up in minutes.

Asian chicken wings

Chicken wings normally take up to 50 minutes in the oven, but by blanching them beforehand you save loads of cooking time. This is the perfect snack for movie night or watching the rugby!

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Asian chicken wings.


Steak with tapenade

Steak should be grilled over a fire, but sometimes you just don’t have time to light up the braai and then your only option is to pan-fry. Luckily steak takes only minutes to cook, which makes it perfect for a speedy dinner.

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Steak with tapenade.

 

Tabbouleh with Middle Eastern lamb chops

Tabbouleh is a fresh and zingy Middle Eastern salad normally made with bulgur wheat, which is a high-carb grain. I use broccoli rice instead of bulgur wheat, and I must say I think this version is better than the original. This salad keeps for two days in the fridge.

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Tabbouleh with middle eastern lamb chops.


Punjabi pizzas

Soft naan breads topped with speedy curry – this combination is so delicious it’s guaranteed to become a dinnertime staple.

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Punjabi pizza.


Grilled fish with lemon and caper butter

Flavoured butters are one of the quickest ways to add flavour to dishes. You can even make them in advance and keep them in the fridge in little rolls.

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Grilled fish with lemon and caper butter.


Speedy beef stroganoff

This ’70s classic is back in vogue because it’s just so delicious. The secret lies in not overcooking the steak.

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Speedy beef stroganoff.

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