24 Low-Carb Dinners for High Blood Pressure

One-Pot Garlicky Shrimp & Spinach

If you're looking to maintain a healthy blood pressure, these dinners will help make it delicious and enjoyable. These recipes contain at least 20 percent of the recommended daily value of potassium while also having 15 grams or fewer carbs per serving. Recipes like Grilled Beef & Vegetable Kebabs and Garlic Roasted Salmon & Brussels Sprouts are nutritious, packed with produce and will help you meet your nutrition goals.

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Mushroom-Cauliflower Risotto


Easy homemade cauliflower rice stands in for regular rice in this healthy vegetable-based risotto, lowering both the calories and carbs in this traditionally starchy dish. To make this a vegetarian meal, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Fall 2019

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Grilled Beef & Vegetable Kebabs


These easy grilled beef & vegetable kebabs are not only delicious--they're economical too. Tri-tip is an inexpensive and flavorful cut of beef that takes beautifully to cooking over an open flame. Thread it onto skewers with colorful veggies and marinate for up to eight hours before cooking on the grill or over your campfire. Either way, it's a healthy and tasty summer meal. Source: Eatingwell.com, July 2019

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One-Pot Garlicky Shrimp & Spinach

One-Pot Garlicky Shrimp & Spinach

Shrimp, spinach and garlic brown and cook quickly for a simple one-pot weeknight dinner. A fast pan sauce gets life from zesty lemon juice, warm crushed red pepper and herby parsley. Serve with a slice of whole-wheat baguette to swipe up every last drop of sauce. Source: EatingWell.com, December 2018

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Garlic Roasted Salmon & Brussels Sprouts


Roasting salmon on top of Brussels sprouts and garlic, flavored with wine and fresh oregano, is simple enough for a weeknight meal yet sophisticated enough to serve to company. Serve with whole-wheat couscous. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2011

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Parchment Packet Baked Tuna Steaks & Vegetables with Creamy Dijon-Turmeric Sauce


How to bake fish perfectly? Wrapping the fish and vegetables in parchment packets creates steam that keeps the tuna moist while it cooks. Plus, it's a fun presentation. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2020

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Shrimp Piccata with Zucchini Noodles

Shrimp Piccata with Zucchini Noodles

The tangy lemon-caper sauce in this healthy Italian makeover recipe is a natural with shrimp. Serving it over zucchini noodles (aka zoodles) keeps the dish summery and low-cal, but it's also delicious with whole-wheat spaghetti. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2015

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Tunisian Spiced Lamb Chops & Chard

A great complement for lamb, the bold dry rub in this recipe is a typical Tunisian combination of spices that includes cumin, caraway and crushed red pepper. Sautéed chard gets a twist with toasted pine nuts and sweet dates. We loved the sweetness of the dates in this dish, but we also tried it without and thought it was delicious. The choice is yours. Round out the meal with some whole-wheat couscous and a glass of Australian Shiraz.

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Spiced Grilled Chicken with Cauliflower "Rice" Tabbouleh

spice grilled chicken

Chicken breasts on the grill have a smoky flavor that's enhanced with an easy spice rub. We chose flat-leaf parsley in this salad because it has a stronger herbal taste than its sometimes-bitter curly counterpart. Source: EatingWell Magazine, April 2020

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Simple Grilled Salmon & Vegetables


Grilled salmon and veggies make for a colorful and balanced seafood dinner that's ready in just minutes. The grill turns the salmon flaky and moist while tenderizing the crispy pepper and onion pieces. Round out the meal with brown rice or quinoa. Source: EatingWell.com, July 2018

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Mushroom-Swiss Turkey Burgers


In this gluten-free turkey burger recipe, lean ground turkey stands in for ground beef, and portobello mushrooms produce a juicy, flavorful alternative to the traditional bun. Melted Swiss cheese, sliced tomato and arugula top off this delicious low-carb dinner! Source: EatingWell.com, February 2020

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Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon


Use your Instant Pot as a pressure cooker for this easy beef bourguignon recipe. If desired, serve this stew with whole-wheat egg noodles to soak up the delicious sauce. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Winter 2020

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Grilled Fish with Peperonata


This healthy grilled fish dish is made for easy summertime entertaining. The peperonata can be made in advance and reheated while you grill the fish. Source: EatingWell Magazine, June 2019

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Pan-Seared Steak with Crispy Herbs & Escarole

Pan-Seared Steak with Crispy Herbs & Escarole

This easy dinner takes just 20 minutes to prepare, meaning that seared steak can be a weeknight meal. Cooking herbs in the pan with the steak releases their aroma, infusing it into the meat while creating a crispy garnish. After the steaks and herbs are pan-seared, the escarole is cooked in the same skillet, so this healthy dinner requires minimal cleanup too. Source: EatingWell Magazine, October 2019

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Striped Bass with Tomato Relish

A simple relish of summer-fresh tomatoes adds color and vitamin C to this fish entree-for-four. For an amazing selection of high quality ripe heirloom tomatoes, check out your local farmers' market. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Chinese Ginger Beef Stir-Fry with Baby Bok Choy

Chinese Ginger Beef Stir-Fry with Baby Bok Choy

All of the ingredients for this easy beef stir-fry recipe are cooked in one wok (or skillet), so not only is the meal-prep fast for this healthy dinner, cleanup is quick too. Look for Lee Kum Kee Premium oyster-flavored sauce in the Asian-foods aisle of your grocery store. It has the most concentrated oyster flavor. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Fall 2019

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Arctic Char on a Bed of Kale

Arctic char, related to salmon and trout, is sustainably farmed, making it a "best choice" for the environment. It has a mild flavor and cooks up quickly. We like the taste and texture of lacinato (aka dinosaur) kale in this dish. Serve with mashed potatoes. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2009

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Mushroom-Sauced Pork Chops


Mushroom soup and fresh mushrooms give earthy flavor to pork chops in this slow-cooker recipe. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Tarragon Scallops on Asparagus Spears

Tarragon Scallops on Asparagus Spears

In this 15-minute recipe, crisp and tender asparagus spears serve as a vibrant base for lemon- and tarragon-flavored sea scallops. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Steak & Vegetables with Chimichurri Sauce


Originally from Uruguay and Argentina, chimichurri is a sauce or marinade with the main ingredients being fresh parsley and garlic. In this recipe it is paired with grilled steak, zucchini and tomato skewers. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Skillet-Roasted Citrus Salmon with Grilled Vegetables

Grilled salmon fillets, flavored with herbs and orange, are served alongside asparagus and summer squash cooked in foil packets over an open fire. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Lime-Marinated Turkey

Don't skimp on marinating these turkey tenderloins! Marinating time is important as it helps lock in moisture so the turkey stays tender during its time on the grill. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Five-Spiced Pork and Soba Noodle Bowls

This Asian-inspired, one-bowl meal is chock full of vegetables, tender pork strips and soba noodles. Just before serving, the broth base is enhanced by the addition of a little orange juice. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Salmon Panzanella

This traditional Italian bread salad is full of tomatoes and cucumber and gets a protein boost with the addition of grilled salmon. Source: EatingWell Magazine, August/September 2006

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Sofia's Chicken Paprikash

Brilliant red paprika, the main seasoning in Hungarian cooking, gives this light version of chicken paprikash its color. Vary the heat by using hot, sweet or a combination of paprikas. Serve over whole-wheat egg noodles with a side of steamed broccoli and a cool fruit salad for dessert. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2007

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