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Source: Better Homes and Gardens 8 Grams or Less Low-Carb Recipes

Asparagus and Fresh Mozzarella

Ingredients:

1 lb asparagus spears
2 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, cut or torn into pieces
1 tsp snipped fresh lemon verbena or 1/4 tsp. finely shredded lemon peel

Directions:

Snap off and discard woody bases from asparagus. Using a sharp knife, carefully split asparagus stalks lengthwise. Place a steamer basket in a large skillet. Add water to just below the bottom of the steamer basket. Bring water to boiling. Add asparagus to steamer basket. Cover and steam for 1 minute. Transfer asparagus to a broiler-proof serving dish; top with mozzarella cheese. Broil asparagus 4 inches from heat about 2 minutes or until cheese bubbles slightly. Just before serving, sprinkle with lemon verbena.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Nutrients Per Serving:
56 Calories
3 g Total Fat
2 g Saturated Fat
2 g Carbohydrates
5 g Proteins
11 mg Cholesterol
134 mg Sodium
1 g Fiber

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Oven-Roasted Broccoli

Ingredients:

2 tbsp olive oil 4 cups broccoli florets
1 cup thinly sliced leek
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions:

Add oil to a shallow baking pan. Heat in a 450 degree oven for 1 minute. Stir broccoli into hot oil. Bake, covered, for 15 minutes. Stir leek, salt, and pepper into baking pan. Roast, covered, for 5 to 7 minutes more or until broccoli is crisp-tender.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Nutrients Per Serving:
98 Calories
7 g Total Fat
1 g Saturated Fat
8 g Carbohydrate
3 g Protein
0 mg Cholesterol
319 mg Sodium
3 g Fiber

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Garlicky Green Beans

Ingredients:

1 lb green beans
2 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced

Directions:

In a Dutch oven or larger saucepan cook green beans, covered, in a small amount of boiling salted water for 10 to 15 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; set beans aside. Melt butter in the same pan over medium heat. Add pepper and garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in green beans.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutrients Per Serving:
61 Calories
4 g Total Fat
3 g Saturated Fat
6 g Carbohydrate
2 g Protein
11 mg Cholesterol
143 mg Sodium
3 g Fiber

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Curried Cauliflower

Ingredients:

4 cups cauliflower florets
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp sliced green onion (1)
1 tsp curry powder
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
salt

Directions:

In a medium saucepan cook cauliflower, covered, in a small amount of boiling salted water for 8 to 10 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Drain; set aside. Melt butter in the same saucepan over medium heat. Add green onion; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Stir in curry powder and crushed red pepper. Stir in cauliflower. Season to taste with salt.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutrients Per Serving:
82 Calories
6 g Total Fat
4 g Saturated Fat,
6 g Carbohydrate
2 g Protein
16 mg Cholesterol
128 mg Sodium
3 g Fiber