Looking for a new low-carb recipe to try? Here are a few from our Recipe Finder to consider. When determining what exactly "low-carb" means, we used basic guidelines from the Mayo Clinic: Typically, those following low-carb diets stick to 20 to 60 grams of carbohydrates per day (for perspective, the daily recommended amount, based on a 2,000 calorie diet, is 300 grams). Pick, choose and modify the recipes as needed to suit your diet.

Pounded Chicken, above. This simple recipe takes well to experimenting; be sure to check the suggested variations at the end. (Total carbohydrates per serving: 0g.)

Roasted Chicken Thighs With Preserved Lemon and Olives. Simple weeknight chicken, elevated with a rich, flavorful sauce. Bonus: You'll dirty only one pan. (Total carbohydrates per serving: 3g.)

Mushrooms Baked With Garlic, Lemon and Chile Pepper. Lots of bright, zingy flavors here. (Total carbohydrates per serving: 4g.)


WASHINGTON, DC - Garlic and Mint Roasted Lamb photographed in Washington, DC. (Photo by Deb Lindsey For The Washington Post).

Garlic and Mint Roasted Lamb. Save this one for a weekend, or when you can have a few friends over to cut into this beautiful roast. (Total carbohydrates per serving: 5g.)


WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 9: Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas. (Photo by Dixie D. Vereen/For The Washington Post)

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas. Only about five minutes of prep required. Serve with lettuce or cabbage leaves instead of tortillas, if you like. (Total carbohydrates per serving: 5g.)

Green Tea-Poached Salmon With Asian Slaw. Complex but simple; serve it warm or cold. (Total carbohydrates per serving: 9g.)


WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 29: Tofu Scramble with Salsa Cruda for 1/6 Weeknight Vegetarian. Tableware from Salt & Sundry (Photo by Dixie D. Vereen/For The Washington Post)

Tofu Scramble With Salsa Cruda. Breakfast for dinner, vegan edition. (Total carbohydrates per serving: 10g.)