Low carb for
families

Planning, shopping and cooking food for an entire family is often a quite time-consuming task. When starting low carb you could find yourself increasing that time, cooking different things for yourself and the rest of your family. It does not have to be like that.

It’s important to remember that what you should eat on a low-carb diet is real food. And real food is good for everyone. At the same time, for most growing children there is no need to eat strict low carb. So feel free to add a variety of vegetables to their plates and a fruit for dessert if you like.

Also, if you are breastfeeding you should probably stay above 50 grams of carbs per day yourself, as your requirements are increased (learn more).

In the Diet Doctor home we have two little girls, one five years old and one two years old. The recipes below are some of their favorite things to eat. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do.

What are your thoughts on cooking low carb for the entire family? What’s your go-to dish that all of your family loves? Please let us know in the comments below.

Family-friendly recipes

 
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Comments

What are your thoughts on cooking low carb for the entire family? What’s your go-to dish that all of your family loves? Please let us know in the comments below.

6 Comments

  1. Chris
    Hi, We have four children 9yrs through to 17yrs as well as my wife being a pescatarian. We have been following the LCHF diet since November 2014 and it has had a few challenges, one mainly being getting everyone fed at times. I've found for the five of us that eat more than seafood we'll usually be happy with roast chicken with a creamy cheesy vegetable mix of broccoli, cauliflower and zucchini. My wife may just do an omelet with smoked salmon. The other dish that everyone loves if fresh salmon pan fried with the same combination of veggies. The kids like to make smoothies a lot consisting of milk, cream and crushed ice sometimes with berries. And lastly a favourite of everyones is strawberries and cream. We probably go through 8-10 litres of cream a week, I use a fair bit in my home made espresso coffees which tend to be my breakfast as the cream is very filling.
  2. Yanina
    Hi DietDoctor! Thank you very much for this family section. I think low carb is great but I struggle to decide how to apply it for my family. My daugther is 8 and a very picky eater. My husband loves fruits. This family section is a great starting point for me. Thanks!
  3. Tobias
    One of my main problems is that I as LCHF eater need only every 8-10 hours something to eat while the rest after 3-4 hours. But I have to cook and prepare it and sit with them ... And then they always demand carbs and don't eat what I prepare. ... Frustrating!
  4. Rich
    we have just started to explore the LCHF diet and I hope this section helps. one major struggle is preparing 1 meal everyone can eat even my son who is 8 and has food allergies to milk and eggs. We have noticed most items have dairy in them in some form.
  5. catherine
    are the carbs calculated here net carbs or total carbs?
    Reply: #6
  6. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Catherine

    Netcarbs (Total carbs - fiber)

    are the carbs calculated here net carbs or total carbs?

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