11 Carb Conscious Dinners We Love

Counting carbs? Let us help. We love healthy carbs, but sometimes when we’re looking to lighten our plate we turn to carb conscious dinners that focus on lean proteins and whole grains. 

Our carb conscious recipes provide a balanced approach to carbohydrate consumption by replacing refined carbohydrates from sources like white flour, rice, and cane sugar with high-fiber foods like fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. These dinners were designed to have 42g or less of net carbohydrates (total carbohydrates minus dietary fiber) per serving. Try these recipes to cut down on carbs without compromising on flavor or satisfaction. 

Conscious Dinner Recipes 

Grilled Garlic Shrimp & Spanish-Style Potatoes with Onion & Bell Pepper

Grilled Garlic Shrimp & Spanish-Style Potatoes with Onion & Bell Pepper

Tender grilled potatoes with spices like cumin, paprika are a robust complement to plump, juicy shrimp. Try this recipe on the grill to add a beautiful charred flavor. 

Sheet Pan Italian Pork Roast with Fingerling Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas & Hot Honey Dressing

Sheet Pan Italian Pork Roast with Fingerling Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas & Hot Honey Dressing

We paired our Italian-seasoned pork roast (drizzled with a punchy garlic-chile dressing), with a hearty trio of vegetables for a satisfying dinner that’s low in carbohydrates. 

Tahini Chicken & Roasted Sweet Potato with Kale & Pickled Peppers

Tahini Chicken & Roasted Sweet Potato with Kale & Pickled Peppers

Try seared chicken with a hearty side of sautéed kale and roasted sweet potatoes. We topped this recipe off with an irresistibly rich and creamy dressing of tahini, soy sauce, mayo, fresh lemon juice, and punchy garlic paste for a memorable dinner. 

Grilled Shawarma-Spiced Pork Chops with Lemon Potatoes & Poblano

Grilled Shawarma-Spiced Pork Chops with Lemon Potatoes & Poblano

Our trout gets a bright lift from a piquant vinaigrette—made with chopped niçoise olives and dijon mustard whisked together with olive oil and red wine vinegar—that dresses both the fish and the bed of arugula served underneath.

Seared Chicken & Kale Salad with Peach & Sesame-Dijon Dressing

Seared Chicken & Kale Salad with Peach & Sesame-Dijon Dressing

The star of this wholesome salad is the rich, savory dressing (made with tahini, dijon mustard, parmesan, and more) that brings together tender kale, sweet peach, and sautéed carrots—all topped with seared chicken and crunchy sesame seeds.

Dijon-Roasted Trout & Potatoes with Arugula Salad & Honey-Olive Vinaigrette

Dijon-Roasted Trout & Potatoes with Arugula Salad & Honey-Olive Vinaigrette

Our trout gets a bright lift from a piquant vinaigrette—made with chopped niçoise olives and dijon mustard whisked together with olive oil and red wine vinegar—that dresses both the fish and the bed of arugula served underneath.

Chimichurri Shrimp with Barley, Pepper & Tomatoes

Chimichurri Shrimp with Barley, Pepper & Tomatoes

This hearty dish is bursting with bold, zesty flavors thanks to the herbaceous mix of cilantro sauce, pickled jalapeño, and fresh lime juice (a nod to classic Argentinian chimichurri) that we’re drizzling over our shrimp, sautéed vegetables, and barley.

Spanish-Spiced Salmon & Veggie Quinoa with Almond-Date Topping

Spanish-Spiced Salmon & Veggie Quinoa with Almond-Date Topping

In this dish, we’re pan-searing salmon in a blend of spices like paprika, coriander, and more for vibrant, smoky flavor—perfectly contrasted by the hearty veggie quinoa and swoosh of cooling yogurt served underneath. A topping of sweet, chewy dates and crunchy roasted almonds (dressed with a bit of fresh lemon juice) lends even more exciting texture and flavor.

Za’atar-Roasted Chicken Thighs with Warm Farro Salad & Creamy Feta Dressing 

Za’atar-Roasted Chicken Thighs with Warm Farro Salad & Creamy Feta Dressing

In this flavorful Middle Eastern-inspired recipe, za’atar-coated chicken roasts alongside a trio of carrots, green beans, and red onion. You’ll then toss the vegetables with warm farro to make a hearty grain salad, and finish the dish with a drizzle of creamy labneh mixed with feta cheese.

Tomatillo-Poblano Chicken Thighs with Roasted Butternut Squash & Potatoes

Tomatillo-Poblano Chicken Thighs with Roasted Butternut Squash & Potatoes

This dish showcases our bright tomatillo-poblano sauce, which we’re mixing with rich mascarpone cheese to make a creamy, zesty sauce for our seared chicken—perfectly accompanied by a trio of roasted squash, potatoes, and onion.

One-Pan Chickpea & Curry Shakshuka with Tomatoes & Spinach

One-Pan Chickpea & Curry Shakshuka with Tomatoes & Spinach

For this vibrant shakshuka, we’re nestling rich eggs between a mix of chickpeas, spinach, and fresh tomatoes simmered in our fragrant ginger and yellow curry-spiced sauce.

Find more carb conscious meals like these on the Blue Apron Wellness menu.

Save Time and Space with the Panasonic 4-in-1 Multi-Oven

space-saving panasonic multi-oven

Whether you live in a small apartment or a roomy house, kitchen counters tend to fill up. That’s why we love space-saving multi-tasking kitchen tools.

The Panasonic 4-in-1 Multi-Oven might look like a microwave at first glance, and it is, but it’s also a whole lot more. 

This multi-oven’s features include: a Convection Oven, an Air Fryer, an Inverter Microwave, and a FlashXpress Broiler. With combination cooking, you can achieve the textures and flavors your microwave has always been missing–perfectly cooked insides and brown, crispy outsides. This appliance is already doing a lot, but on top of those main features it includes simple settings that make cooking and reheating a breeze. Use the keep warm function to keep your sides hot while you finish cooking a main dish, or try turbo defrost or 1-Touch Sensor Reheat to bring life back to leftovers. 

In addition to saving space, this multi-oven saves time. It’s high-powered, and doesn’t require any time to preheat. Have you ever made it halfway through a recipe before realizing you forgot to preheat the oven? Say goodbye to that frustration forever. 

The Panasonic 4-in-1 Multi-Oven also includes a silent mode for those times that you want to heat up a snack without waking up the family. 

Order a Panasonic 4-in-1 Multi-Oven for your home at the Blue Apron Marketplace, and follow this post to learn how a multi-oven can help you prepare your favorite Blue Apron dinners.

Get cooking 
Try using your Panasonic 4-in-1 Multi-Oven to save time in this recipe for Mafalda Pasta & Roasted Broccoli by skipping the preheating step. Just use the convection bake oven function to roast the broccoli for 14-16 minutes at 425°F.

Use the air fry function to make the crispy prosciutto for these Crispy Prosciutto Lettuce Cups with Sambal Mayo & Pepper Rice. Using the included air fryer basket, lay out whole pieces of prosciutto in an even layer and air fry for 6 minutes or until crispy.

The air fry function will make perfect crispy potatoes and free up the oven when you’re making this Gochujang Beyond Burger™ with Scallion Jam & Roasted Potatoes. To use, just place the potato wedges in the fry basket and cook on the air fry setting for 25 minutes.

Save oven space by using the Panasonic 4-in-1 Multi-Oven to make this Pork Sausage & Beef Ragú Pasta Bake. Use the bake setting to bake the pasta at 400°F for 9 to 11 minutes. Finish the dish by using the broiler setting for 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown. 

For these Cheesy Balsamic Onion Crostini, you can use the bake setting to create a quick appetizer. Bake the crostini at 400°F for 7 to 9 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. 

Use the microwave setting to warm and soften your tortillas for these tasty Chorizo Tacos. Just cover with a damp paper towel and microwave tortillas for 30 seconds.

For the Steaks and Black Bean-Butter Sauce, you can use the convection oven setting to roast the vegetables at 425°F. Follow the timing instructions on your recipe card.