Keep your glucose levels stable with these blood sugar-friendly recipes for muffins, salads, burgers and more.
While the primal diet is naturally lower in carbs and sugars that the standard American diet, some Paleo-friendly recipes can still cause your blood sugar to spike.
The following 37 recipes all contain moderate levels of net carbs, and are packed with plenty of protein to provide that stability factor for blood glucose. Ranging from snacks to full meals, you can count on these blood sugar-friendly recipes to keep your satiety and energy high.
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Orange Cardamom Keto Muffins
It might be hard to believe that these zesty citrus muffins are low-carb as well as keto-friendly – but it’s true. Use them as a quick breakfast or a delicious dessert.
Net carbs: 6 | Protein: 12g
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Orange Cardamom Keto Muffins
Paleo Brussels Sprouts, Blueberry, and Bacon Salad
The sweet and salty combo of this salad is a perfect hit-the-spot answer to just about any food desire.
Net carbs: 15 | Protein: 7g
Recipe: Stupid Easy Paleo | Paleo Brussels Sprouts, Blueberry, and Bacon Salad
Keto PB&J Cups
Skip the sugary buzz of jam and eat these natural fruit and nut butter cups instead.
Net carbs: 3 | Protein: 5½ g
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Keto PB&J Cups
Avocado Grilled Cauliflower Sandwiches
If you miss the days of convenient foods like grilled cheese, then cheer up! While this might be a smidge more work, it’s worth it for the fiber-rich Paleo sandwich that will hit the spot for any nostalgia-based cravings.
Net carbs: 11 | Protein: 19g
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Avocado Grilled Cauliflower Sandwiches
Sausage and Zucchini Breakfast Casserole
Assemble this low-carb casserole at night for a time-saving breakfast full of healthy fats and proteins. It’s the perfect way to balance blood sugar first thing in the morning while keeping you energized until lunchtime rolls around.
Net Carbs: 7 | Protein: 42g
Recipe: PaleoPlan | Sausage and Zucchini Breakfast Casserole
Bacon Chips and Guacamole Dip
Whoever had the idea to dip the world’s most delicious protein into the world’s most delicious dip had to be a pure genius. Skip the carbs of tortilla chips, and relish in the salt-and-spicy combo of this addictive snack.
Net carbs: 3 | Protein: 8g
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Bacon Chips and Guacamole Dip
Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Soup
Taco night gets an upgrade to a one-dish extravaganza that not only supports balanced blood sugar, but boasts one of the easiest clean-ups ever.
Net carbs: 12 | Protein: 29g
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Soup
Paleo Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Avocado
Pair these low-carb burgers with bacon-wrapped sweet potato fries for a deliciously savory dinner.
Net carbs: 5 | Protein: 32g
Recipe: Joyful Healthy Eats | Paleo Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Avocado
Guacamole Deviled Eggs
Does it get more snack-perfect than this? Deviled eggs are jazzed up with guacamole, providing a filling snack jam-packed with stabilizing fats and anti-inflammatory nutrients.
Net carbs: 3 | Protein: 14g
Recipe: PaleoPlan | Guacamole Deviled Eggs
Chocolate Paleo Protein Shake
Who needs a milkshake when you have this antioxidant-rich protein shake?
Net carbs: 22 | Protein: 21g
Recipe: Against All Grain | Chocolate Paleo Protein Shake
Keto Coconut Flour Chocolate Pancakes
These protein-rich chocolate pancakes pack healthy fats to keep you feeling full and satisfied.
Net carbs: 10 | Protein: 21g
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Keto Coconut Flour Chocolate Pancakes
Mashed Cauliflower Breakfast Bowls
This one-dish breakfast is so tasty that you’ll want it for lunch and dinner, too.
Net carbs: 16 | Protein: 22g
Recipe: Primal Palate | Mashed Cauliflower Breakfast Bowls
Coconut Pecan Chia Pudding
Part breakfast, part dessert, this chia pudding sweetened with honey and vanilla is packed with fiber.
Net carbs: 5 | Protein: 5g
Recipe: PaleoPlan | Coconut Pecan Chia Pudding
Keto Salmon Chopped Vegetable Salad
Fiber, omega-3s, and veggies – oh my! This wonderfully nutrient-rich salad is not only low-carb, but Paleo and keto, too.
Net carbs: 13 | Protein: 30g
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Keto Salmon Chopped Vegetable Salad
Instant Pot Garlic Lemon Chicken with Zucchini Noodles
Fire up your Instant Pot for a juicy, comforting meal that won’t blow your carb counts out of the water.
Net carbs: 4 | Protein: 14g
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Instant Pot Garlic Lemon Chicken with Zucchini Noodles
Chicken Liver Pâté
Serve this chicken liver pâté as your next savory snack time treat. Organ meats are rich in iron and other nutrients, and pair perfectly with celery sticks or cucumber slices.
Net carbs: 1 | Protein: 7g
Recipe: Wholesome Yum | Chicken Liver Pâté
Buffalo Chicken Wings in “Peanut Sauce”
Who says that party foods have to be loaded with sugar? These restaurant-quality chicken wings will delight your guests without overloading your blood sugar.
Net carbs: 4 | Protein: 42g
Recipe: PaleoPlan | Buffalo Chicken Wings in “Peanut Sauce”
Oven-Braised Mexican Beef
Elevate dinner with this flavorful roast that puts a new spin on roasted beef. Pair with some cauliflower rice for a delish low-carb meal.
Net carbs: 4 | Protein: 40g
Recipe: Nom Nom Paleo | Oven-Braised Mexican Beef
Keto Avocado-Stuffed Chicken Meatballs
These bite-sized chicken meatballs are perfect for a quick snack to balance your blood sugar. They’re also the perfect take-along food for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Net carbs: 1 | Protein: 27g
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Keto Avocado-Stuffed Chicken Meatballs
Spicy Tuna and Cucumber Bites
Missing sushi on a low-carb plan? Bite into these and you’ll get all the familiar flavors without the carb heavy slam of white rice.
Net carbs: 5 | Protein: 15g
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Spicy Tuna and Cucumber Bites
Orange, Avocado, and Cashew Salad
Thanks to the high levels of fiber and the protein, this fruit salad makes for a refreshing, balanced meal.
Net carbs: 22 | Protein: 47g
Recipe: PaleoPlan | Orange, Avocado, and Cashew Salad
Easy, Meaty Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Ready in under 30 minutes, these stuffed peppers are exactly the kind of spicy, savory meal you need at the end of a hectic day.
Net carbs: 7 | Protein: 32g
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Easy, Meaty Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Cocoa Curry Lamb Shanks
If you think you’ve tried just about every Paleo recipe that exists, here’s an exciting Indian-inspired mix of flavors for dinner.
Net carbs: 10 | Protein: 87g
Recipe: That Paleo Couple | Cocoa Curry Lamb Shanks
Protein-Packed Turkey Cobb Salad
Turkey, eggs, bacon, and walnuts come together in this cornucopia of Paleo goodness.
Net carbs: 8 | Protein: 59g
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Protein-Packed Turkey Cobb Salad
Healthy Chef Salad with Crumbled Bacon, Chicken, and Avocado
This salad isn’t too leafy-forward – we promise. It’s generous with salty bacon goodness, filling hard boiled eggs and creamy avocado.
Net carbs: 9 | Protein: 48g
Recipe: PaleoPlan | Healthy Chef Salad with Crumbled Bacon, Chicken, and Avocado
Mile-High Power Breakfast Burger
This nutrient-rich burger is stacked with foods that boost gut health and promote hormone balance. Tip: you’re going to need a fork.
Net carbs: 2 | Protein: 36g
Recipe: The Healthy Foodie | Mile-High Power Breakfast Burger
Skin-Firming Chocolate Collagen Fudge Squares
Say what, fudge is on this list? Thanks to the added protein from the skin-nourishing collagen, this chocolatey dessert makes the list.
Net carbs: 7 | Protein: 8g
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Skin-Firming Chocolate Collagen Fudge Squares
Breakfast BLT Salad
Forget carb-heavy breakfast meals and opt for this quick prep dish that gives you a nice boost of greens in the morning.
Net carbs: 11 | Protein: 18g
Recipe: SkinnyTaste | BLT Breakfast Salad
Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce
Need a vegetarian option that won’t spike your glucose? This cauli dish is the perfect snack or side dish. You can also customize the sauce with your preferred blend of spices!
Net carbs: 9 | Protein: 8g
Recipe: PaleoPlan | Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce
Three-Layer Keto Freezer Snacks
These nutty treats are the perfect filler-upper snack when the afternoon munchies hit. Swap in any of your favorite nuts that you have on hand.
Net carbs: 5 | Protein: 4g
Recipe: PaleoHacks | 3-Layer Keto Freezer Snacks
Keto Mint Chip Pudding
If you miss ice cream on a low-carb, dairy-free plan, then this dessert will hit the spot. Avocado adds healthy protein and fats for the ultimate creamy, decadent treat.
Net carbs: 3 | Protein: 3g
Recipe: A Girl Worth Saving | Keto Mint Chip Pudding
Eggs in Clouds
You think you’ve seen every bacon and egg combo that exists, but this fluffy version will virtually melt in your mouth.
Net carbs: 1 | Protein: 23g
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Eggs in Clouds
Curry Chicken and Cauliflower Rice
The spice mix in this cauliflower rice is on the level of a pro dish, giving you all the comfort of takeout without slamming your body with pure starch.
Net carbs: 12 | Protein: 31g
Recipe: PaleoPlan | Curry Chicken and Cauliflower Rice
Swedish Meatballs in a Creamy, Dairy-Free Sauce
Dinner is served with these hearty meatballs that pair nicely with any roasted vegetable. Save yourself some time by cooking in your Instant Pot instead: manual pressure for seven minutes, release, and enjoy.
Net carbs: 8 | Protein: 73g
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Swedish Meatballs in a Creamy, Dairy-Free Sauce
Kale and Eggs Benedict
This savory breakfast is the perfect way to start the day by getting a good dose of veggies in the morning.
Net carbs: 7 | Protein: 15g
Recipe: The Nourished Caveman | Kale and Eggs Benedict
Crispy Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries
These two-ingredient appetizers also work perfectly for a side dish. Plus, with just 11 net carbs, they won’t sabotage your carb count.
Net Carbs: 11 | Protein: 11g
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Crispy Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries
Shrimp and Zucchini Pasta
Missing the carby goodness of a pasta dish? This Paleo dish tops zucchini noodles with cherry tomatoes, sautéed button mushrooms and the garlicky goodness of shrimp.
Net carbs: 15 | Protein: 38g
Recipe: PaleoPlan | Shrimp and Zucchini Pasta
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