Warmer temps have us craving lighter dinners and tons of veggies.
Let’s get something straight: Carbs are good. They’re an essential part of a healthy diet, because they give you energy. Eating the right carbs can actually help with weight loss, if that’s a goal of yours. That said, eating a dinner that’s lower in carbs has some benefits. “Sugar is our body’s main source of energy but we don’t need much energy at night,” Amy Shapiro, M.S., R.D., tells SELF. Plus, many low-carb swaps, like vegetable noodles instead of pasta, are also lower in calories, so “you’ll be less full, and that means better sleep and better digestion,” Shapiro says.
If you’re thinking about following a low-carb diet, do your research and make sure you’re going about it in a healthy way. If you’re just looking to add a few light, low-carb dinners to your normal routine, here are some healthy options that are perfect for spring. Each has no more than 20 grams of carbs per serving, and is guaranteed to be delicious.