You've probably heard that eating a low carb diet can be helpful when you want to lose weight and add muscle. Here's why it works: When you consume foods low in carbs your insulin levels drop, which causes your body to burn stored body fat, resulting in weight loss. If following a low carb diet be sure to load up on low carb veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, and lean proteins like chicken and shrimp. But don’t cut carbs out completely—incorporate some amount of “good carbs” like whole grains, nuts, and legumes into your diet as well.

Here, 10 quick, easy, and delicious low-carb recipes that are packed with protein that will get your body summer-ready in no time.