Whether you are just starting out on a low carb diet or have been on a low carb diet, it definitely involves a conscious effort of food choices. Appetizers are usually small foods or drinks taken before main meals to stir up one’s appetite. Most restaurants offer menu with different food in the category of appetizers, main food and desserts. Ensure to look through every food you are ordering to know the ingredients and ask questions if possible before you place your orders. Below are some easy low carb appetizers you can try at home or look out for in a restaurant.
Salmon canape is a delicious low carb appetizer that is very easy to make. It is made with smoked thin sliced salmon, low fat cream cheese or spreadable herb garlic cheese, fresh drill, sour cream, cocktail rye bread, whole wheat bread or even cucumber. The base is dependent on your choice or diet needs, For a strictly low carb diet, cucumber as a base will be the best choice. If you can spare a few carbs and prefer a bread base, you can for cocktail rye bread or whole wheat bread. You can find steps on how to make it on
As you know, people make foods and drinks in different ways using different condiments. The most important things to look out for are the food items used. You can explore and try out different recipes to see which you prefer, based on nutritional or diet needs.
These are simple vegetables that are chopped, spiced or marinaded and baked grilled for about 10 minutes to get tasty vegetables that can serve as appetizer. All you need to do is chop zucchini, green bell pepper, onions, carrot, tomatoes and mushroom in medium size. Place a piece each on skewers to form a pattern. Mix olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano and basil, garlic powder and lemon juice which is optional in a small bowl. With a table spoon or brush marinade the vegetables on the skewer and allow for 10 minutes or more to get absorbed then place on the baking paper on your grill pan and bake or grill in the oven.
Cauliflower Hash Browns
Cauliflower is a very popular nutritious low carb vegetable that has become a part of a low carb meal or diet. Aside being a low carb alternative to rice when grated, cauliflower can also be used to make harsh browns to serve as delicious low carb appetizer. This is easy to make and all you need are cauliflower, Parmesan cheese, minced garlic cloves, olive oil, eggs and pepper. You can try out the recipe outlined at
What is it to love about zucchini? It is a super nutritious vegetable that is low in carb. Zucchini has long become a popular low carb food. It can be spiralized to make noodle or low carb main meals and can also be used to make low carb appetizers in the form of fries.
To enjoy this goodness, you need zucchini, eggs, pork rinds, cream and grated Parmesan. You can try this recipe from
Meat or chicken is not just part of a main dish. I am a meat lover so I serve meat skewers as appetizers. I marinade and grill the meat then I serve with vegetables. The only downside of this is that it can take up to an hour to cook. I use veal which is tender meat for less cooking time. I cut the meat into pieces that can thread into skewers. Then I marinade with salt, onions powder, pepper and seasoning. I place in a bowl and cover with foil for about 30 minute or more to allow the meat absolve the condiments or flavor. Then I place on a grill pan and place in the oven. It takes from 30 minutes to 1 hour cook.
So what are you waiting for? Start exploring and enjoying these low carb appetizers.