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Thanks to the versatility of your Traeger, you have many ways to cook the meats, seafood, and non-starchy vegetables that make up a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. And they'll taste terrific, thanks to the natural wood smoke flavor. See our top low carb recipes.

Low Carb Breakfast Recipes

Delicious day-starters that won't weigh you down. Make a sweet and savory ham that only takes an hour, or create your very own slab of bacon. Eggs taste like you've never had them thanks to the wood fired flavor.

Apple & Bourbon Glazed Ham

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Applewood Smoked Bacon

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Low Carb Lunch Recipes

Smoking your own sausage lets you vary the ingredients for your specific diet -- and gives you enough food for a week of lunches. Or try these classic and easy barbecued chicken recipes.

Traeger Smoked Sausage

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Traeger BBQ Chicken Breasts

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Competition BBQ Chicken Thighs

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Low Carb Snack Recipes

Cutting out quick snacks like chips and crackers can be one of the toughest parts of sticking to your diet. Use your Traeger to make these low carb snacks instead, like traditional beef jerky, grilled oysters, and fresh zucchini.

Smoked Paleo Beef Jerky

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Grilled Oysters with Mignonette

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Grilled Zucchini Squash Spears

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Low Carb Dinner Recipes

You've made it to dinner! Reward yourself with these flavorful feasts. See a simple way to make incredible ribs, or go big with whole turkey and beef briskets -- two smoking projects that will leave you with leftovers for days.

Smoked Baby Back Ribs

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Dry Brine Traeger Turkey

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Smoked Brisket

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Easy Low Carb Recipes

Simple ideas for low carb dinners. A can of beer keeps chicken moist while it smokes. A slow-cooked pot roast can be served with the low carb sauce of your choice. Or take a day to make tender brisket.

Roasted Beer Can Chicken

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Three Ingredient Pot Roast

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K.I.S.S. Texas BBQ Style Brisket

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Low Carb Chicken Recipes

If you miss the flavors of certain carb-heavy foods, chicken is the perfect meat to recreate them. See these Tex-Mex and Indian options.

Spatchcocked Chile-Lime Rubbed Chicken

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Whole Smoked Chicken

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Tandoori Chicken Wings

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Low Carb Vegetarian Recipes

Low carb vegetables like broccoli, carrots, and brussels sprouts are ideal for smoking on your Traeger. Hardy and flavorful, they like high heat and benefit from wood smoke flavor.

Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan

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Heirloom Roasted Carrots

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Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

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Low Carb Beef Recipes

These low and slow recipes are the perfect way to cook beef on your Traeger. Enjoy these protein packed recipes with no extra carbs.

Chef's Brisket

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Smoked Tri-Tip

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Slow Smoked and Roasted Prime Rib

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Low Carb Pork Recipes

Flavorful pork recipes for your low carb diet. Go low and slow with pulled pork or DIY smoked pork belly. Or enjoy a quick weeknight dinner when you grill pork tenderloin.

BBQ Pulled Pork with Paleo Vinegar Sauce

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Smoked Classic Porcetta

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Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Garlic and Herbs

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Low Carb Fish Recipes

Getting more seafood in your diet is a good reason to go low carb. These delicious recipes cook fast -- in 10 minutes or less.

Garlic Salmon

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Swordfish with Sicilian Olive Oil Sauce

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Bacon Wrapped Scallops

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Low Carb Soup Recipes

Warm up with these hearty soups featuring low carb ingredients. Roast butternut squash adds a deep, savory flavor to soup.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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Smoked Pumpkin Soup

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Smoked Asparagus Soup

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Low Carb Shrimp Recipes

Quick-cooking shrimp gives you a low carb dinner in record time. Shrimp is a perfect ingredient for trying out new rubs and seasonings.

Cajun Smoked Shrimp

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Grilled Shrimp Cocktail

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Spicy Shrimp Skewers

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Balsamic Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

by Traeger Kitchen

Prep Time

10 Min

Cook Time

25 Min

Serves

8

Pellets

Hickory

Roasting these sprouts on a baking sheet at a high heat gives them a beautiful golden color. A light dusting of savory spices complements a splash of bright balsamic, and we've added bacon because, well, bacon makes everything better.

Ingredients
main
2 PoundBrussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
1 Smallyellow onion, diced
2 Tablespoonolive oil or vegetable oil
To Tastekosher salt
To Tastefreshly ground black pepper
6 Stripsthick-cut bacon
1/2 Cupchicken stock
1 Tablespoonbalsamic vinegar
    Steps
  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 450℉ and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes. Line a large baking sheet with foil.

  • 2

    Arrange the Brussels sprouts on the prepared baking sheet, cut-side down. Scatter the onion around the sprouts. Drizzle with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  • 3

    Place the baking sheet on the bottom grill grate. Close the lid and cook for 10 minutes.

  • 4

    Arrange the bacon on the top grill grate so the rendering fat will drip onto the baking sheet with the Brussels sprouts. Close the lid and cook until the bacon is golden brown and the Brussels sprouts are starting to soften, about 10 minutes more.

  • 5

    Remove the bacon from the grill and dice. Add the diced bacon, chicken stock, and balsamic vinegar to the baking sheet with the Brussels sprouts. Toss to combine, the close the lid and continue to cook until the liquid has reduced, 5-10 minutes more.

  • 6

    Remove the Brussels sprouts from the grill and serve warm. Enjoy!

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