Low-Carb Recipes

Low Carb and Dairy Free

A common misunderstanding regarding low carb is that you eat nothing but meat, eggs and dairy. This may be one way of doing it, and it works fine for some people, but it’s certainly not the only way you can enjoy a low-carb lifestyle.

Excluding dairy from your diet can be an effective way to speed up your weight loss and help reversing type 2 diabetes. Dairy products contain not only milk sugar (lactose), but also milk protein (casein), which stimulates insulin secretion more than other types of protein. This is why milk is great for a growing baby, but not that great for an adult who wants to lose weight.

A lot of people who limit dairy will still enjoy real butter, since butter even though it’s made from milk contains only trace amounts of milk protein and sugar. That’s why we use butter in our dairy-free recipes. Alternatively, use coconut or olive oil.

Whether you’re in the mood for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack we’ve got you covered. Let the recipes below inspire you and prove that low carb and dairy free doesn’t have to be difficult or boring, but really, really delicious.

The recipes


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Do you have a great low-carb recipe that you want to share? We can cook it, photograph it and publish it here on the site, with your name on it. Or maybe you have a traditional recipe you want us to make a low-carb version of. Please send us an e-mail at kristin@dietdoctor.com with your suggestions on how to make our recipes better. Alternatively, leave a comment below.


  1. Andrea
    This is a really great website! The recipes I have used are wonderful and the main reason I signed up.

    That being said, my only problem with it and the reason I am cancelling my subscription, is that you don't provide the nutritional information regarding calories, fat, protein and carbs. I know you don't encourage people to count calories, but I would prefer all the information to be provided. Without this information it's just too much trouble to figure the information on a ton of recipes, when it could be easily provided with the recipe.

    This is a heartfelt suggestion and I wish this page and all of you the best! You are doing a great job!

  2. Apicius
    I came across an entertaining map of the world, which showed the average breast size comparison across different countries. After having a bit if a chuckle, I went serious after realizing that the countries that are predominantly known for lactose intolerance are shown as typically having smaller breast size, while countries not known for the problem with lactose having larger breasts. Have I stumbled across a clue as to genetic link of breast size and lactose intolerance? Here's where the map is found: http://www.targetmap.com/viewer.aspx?reportId=5285
  3. susan
    at apicius...wonder how many of those milk consuming countries are also consuming bovine growth hormone along with their milk. i think that, and cows not being raised on grass, is the problem. not the milk, per se.
  4. Claudette
    i am lactose intolerant so i cannot have butter. i use a lacto free version but it has some rapeseed oil in it. What can i use instead of butter. I do use coconut oil if I want to fry food, but sometimes recipes call for butter.


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