If you are Atkins dieting and looking for Atkins dinners, this blog is for you! I’ve created a list of delicious atkin dinner ideas that will help to increase your weight loss results. From quick recipes to slow cooker dishes, there is something here for everyone.
What is a atkins diet?
The Atkins diet is a low-carb, high-fat weight loss program that has been popular for decades. The Atkins diet was created by Dr. Robert Atkins in the 1970s and continues to be one of the most successful diets on the market today!
Atkins dinner ideas
To help you get started with your atkins dinners, I’ve compiled a list of atkins dinners to get you started.
Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Panini
This atkins dinner idea is the perfect meal for lunch or a light evening meal. This atkin recipe has only six ingredients and can be made in less than 30 minutes!
- ½ teaspoon olive oil, divided (or vegetable oil)
- ¼ cup chopped onion
- Salt to taste, about one tsp
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ cup of chopped dry roasted red bell peppers
- One atkins bread loaf (I prefer atkin thin cut)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush a baking sheet with oil and place the atkin bread on it.
Mix the atkins bread with one tsp of olive oil, salt and oregano then spread in an even layer to cover both pieces of atkin bread. Bake for about five minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and quickly divide between two slices of atkin bread: half bell pepper (or jarred peppers), half atkin cheese, and atkins bacon if desired.
Heat one tsp of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat then add the onion. Add salt and cook for about five minutes or until it is browned on both sides. Remove from pan when done cooking and distribute evenly between two slices of atkin bread with atkins cheese.
Grill atkins bread for about three minutes, then layer on atkin cheese and atkins bacon if desired to complete the atkin sandwich!
Garlic-Herb Roasted Salmon with Baby Potatoes
If you are atkins dieting and need atkins dinner ideas, this is the atkin dish for you! This atkin recipe has a delicious combination of flavors that will leave your mouth watering.
- Four fat trimmed salmon fillets (cut into four even pieces)
- One tbsp minced garlic mixed with one tsp salt
- One tsp dried herbs (I used atkins thyme)
- Salt and atkin pepper to taste for each fillet
- Baby potatoes
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the atkin salmon in a baking dish or on a foil-lined cookie sheet that has been greased with olive oil. Mix together garlic, atkins thyme, atkin pepper and salt. Spread evenly across each fillet of atkin salmon then rub in with your fingers to coat on both sides.
In a small bowl mix together atkins olive oil, atkin soy sauce (or other atkins-friendly substitute) and fresh chopped parsley or cilantro leaves. Drizzle atkins mixture over atkin salmon.
Bake atkins fish for about 20 minutes or until atkin fillets are cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. Serve warm, garnished with atkins parsley sprigs if desired!
Spinach Pesto Spaghetti Squash
This atkin recipe is the perfect atkins dinner to have when you are craving pasta and want a lighter atkins option. This atkin dish will satisfy your cravings while still helping you reach your weight loss goals!
- One spaghetti squash, seeds removed)
- Two cloves garlic, minced or pressed through garlic press (use atkins-friendly substitute if desired)
- One tsp atkin oil (use atkins-friendly substitute for a lighter dish)
- Fresh ground atkin pepper to taste
- Two tbsp fresh chopped basil leaves, plus more for garnish on top of completed pasta dish. You can also add fresh parsley or cilantro as well
Preheat atkin oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread atkins spaghetti squash, cut side down on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake until tender (about 40 minutes). Remove from atkin oven and flip over onto the cutting board or surface you plan to use for serving. Cut in half lengthwise, then scoop out atkins seeds and discard.
In a small bowl, mix together atkin oil, garlic cloves and atkin pepper to form the atkins pesto sauce for this dish. Spread evenly along inside of both halves of spaghetti squash then top with fresh basil leaves (or other atkins-friendly herbs).
I recommend serving this atkin dinner atkins at room temperature, to allow the atkin pesto sauce to be more spreadable. You can also heat it up before serving for a warm atkins dish but I prefer it at room temp!
Baked Potato Skins
This atkin recipe is the perfect atkins dinner when you are craving a hearty atkins meal that will fill your stomach without filling it up. Baked potato skins and have everything in one dish!
- Four large potatoes (skin on, scrubbed clean)
- One tbsp chopped atkins garlic cloves or atkins-friendly substitute
- One lb atkins bacon, cooked crisp and cut into atkin-sized pieces
- Two tbsp chopped fresh atkins parsley
- Salt and Pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and place the atkin potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet or in a atkin dish with atkins edges. Bake for 30 minutes (or until tender). Remove from atkin oven, cut each potato lengthwise then scoop out contents into a atkin bowl. Add atkins bacon, atkins herb and salt and atkin pepper to taste then gently mash together with a fork or potato masher until desired consistency is achieved.
Sprinkle chopped fresh atkins herbs on top of the mashed atkin mixture before serving!
Alternatively you can make this dish without using all four potatoes at once. Try making one potato at a time or two at the most to keep your portions atkin-friendly!
Broccoli Cheese Soup (with a side of bacon)
This atkin recipe is the perfect atkins dinner to have when you are craving something creamy and hearty. This atkin soup will satisfy your cravings while still helping you reach your weight loss goals!
- One lb frozen, chopped broccoli (or handful of fresh if desired)
- Four cups low-sodium atkin chicken atkins broth
- One atkin onion, chopped
- One pint atkin low-fat atkin cream cheese (or equivalent amount of atkins substitute)
- Four cups fat-free milk or atkins alternative. You can also use almond milk for a vegan option.
In a large saucepan over medium atkin heat, add atkins butter and atkins onion then cook until atkins onions are translucent (about five minutes).
Add in atkins broccoli, stirring to combine. Cook for an additional two-three minutes or until the atkin frozen vegetable has thawed. Add in atkins chicken broth and stir to combine before adding atkin cream cheese and atkins milk to the mixture.
Cook until atkin sauce has thickened, stirring occasionally (about ten minutes) before adding salt and pepper to taste. Serve with diced bacon on top for a hearty meal!
This atkin soup is delicious served hot or cold but I prefer it warm which means you can make this dish at any time of the day!
Caramelised Onion, Mushroom, and Goat Cheese Quiche
This atkin recipe is the perfect atkins dinner to make for breakfast, lunch or even a light atkins dinner. This quiche has everything you could want in one dish!
- One pie crust (homemade or store-bought)
- Three tbsp chopped onion
- Four cups thinly sliced fresh mushrooms
- One garlic clove, minced
- Two tbsp butter
- Three cups milk (fat-free or whole)
- Six eggs (or egg equivalent of atkins replacement)
- Salt and Pepper to taste. I recommend a tsp of dried thyme too!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and roll out atkin pie crust on a prepared baking sheet. Add atkins onion, mushrooms, garlic and butter into the bottom of the pan before spreading evenly over the dough (the vegetables will cook in about 15 minutes at oven temperature).
In a bowl, whisk eggs with milk. Add salt and pepper to your taste before pouring the mixture over atkin vegetables in the pie crust.
Bake for about 45 minutes or until quiche is set (it will puff up slightly when done but not as much as a traditional atkin pie).
Remove quiche from atkin oven and allow to cool before slicing. This dish is best served at room temperature or chilled!
Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
This atkin recipe is the perfect atkins dinner to have when you need a warm, comforting dish. This soup will satisfy your cravings while still helping you reach your weight loss goals!
- One butternut squash
- Peeled and cubed into soup-sized pieces
- One onion, chopped
- Two tablespoons butter or olive oil
- Three cups chicken broth (or vegetable for a vegan option)
- Salt and Pepper to taste.
Add oil or butter to saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and chopped squash before stirring with a wooden spoon (if using olive oil, cook until atkins vegetables are tender). Pour in chicken broth and add salt and pepper to mixture. Reduce heat to low and simmer for fifteen minutes or until squash is fully cooked.
In a blender, blend atkin soup with an immersion blender into desired consistency before serving warm in bowls!
Citrus and Herb Chicken with Herbed Couscous
This atkin dish is a great atkins dinner whether you’re cooking for one or two. This atkins recipe will provide plenty of leftovers to enjoy the next day!
- A package (or equivalent amount) of couscous mix
- One pound skinless and boneless chicken breasts, diced
- One orange, cut into atkin segments
- Two tablespoons fresh herbs (such as basil and thyme)
Cook couscous according to package instructions. Once cooked, add in chicken pieces with the skin on before adding salt and pepper to taste. Place orange segments into couscous before stirring in fresh herbs.
Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic Aioli
This atkin recipe is the perfect atkins dinner to make when you want a healthy, light meal. The garlic adds an extra punch of flavor that will hit your taste buds!
- One head cauliflower (or about four cups diced)
- Two tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil (for vegan option)
- Salt and Pepper to taste.
Preheat atkin oven at 450 degrees Fahrenheit and toss cauliflower with oil before adding salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika for flavor (pinch of sugar is optional). Place vegetables onto a lined baking sheet before roasting at oven temperature for about 15 minutes or until vegetables are at desired consistency.
In a separate bowl, mix cooking juices with mayonnaise while adding salt and pepper to taste before serving both roasted vegetables and garlic aioli on the side as dipping sauces!
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I hope you enjoyed these delicious Atkin dinner recipes and that they’ll help you on your weight loss journey. If so, please share this blog with a friend who needs some tasty low carb dishes in their life!