Five Italian Recipes for Your Dinner Table

Italian food is a staple of many people’s diets. However, between the pasta, bread and pastry, it’s easy to think that Italian food is off limits for your dinner table when you’re watching your carbs. We have five delicious Italian recipes for you to enjoy that will allow you to eat a delightful dish with no more than thirteen grams of carbs!

Cheesy Breadsticks


Breadsticks are a favorite part of any visit to an Italian restaurant. For those of us with blood sugar concerns, we usually need to keep our hands off them or plan ahead. However, in your kitchen, you can make delicious law carb breadsticks. The recipe takes quite labor-intensive. Olena, from the blog iFOODreal, suggests doubling the batch. They will freeze nicely. With 51 calories each and under five grams of carbs, you can enjoy these any time. Get the recipe.

Chicken Marsala with Cauliflower Rice


If you are looking for a sauce to dip those breadsticks is, look no farther than this chicken marsala. The creamy dish is rich with a flavorful sauce and mushrooms. Cauliflower rice pairs well with it. But, the vegetable is just a suggestion, pair with any side you like! With the rice, each serving has 319 calories and eight grams of carbs. Get the recipe.

Pork Rollatini


People who are fans of the other white meat will love these pork cutlets, filled with prosciutto, ricotta and seasonings, very gently fried and then simmered in tomato sauce. This version lacks the typical breadcrumb coating associated with the dish. And, because this is a pork-based recipe instead of eggplant, it features much more protein, with 34 grams per serving. Each portion has 280 calories and 3 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.


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If you want something without sauce, go for this stromboli which uses almond and coconut flours as well as cheese to make the bread-like crust. A straightforward cutting pattern makes the stromboli look polished. You can fill the crust with anything you like. This recipe keeps it classic with mozzarella and pepperoni. As the recipe stands, a serving has 300 calories and five grams of carbs. Get the recipe.

Zucchini Lasagna


When you’re in the mood for pasta, you’re in the mood for pasta — there is no way around. But, if you have concerns about your blood sugar, it can be hard. Instead of settling for a tiny portion of a pasta dish, go with vegetable noodles that allow you to have a regular serving withal the sauces and cheese but without the carbs! This zucchini lasagna has layers of meat sauce and ricotta. A serving has 275 calories and 13 grams of carbs! For lasagna, that is really good! Get the recipe here.

We hope these recipes bring the smell and taste of Italy to your kitchen! What are you having for dinner tonight? Let us know by emailing us at

June 04, 2019
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