Atkins diet friendly recipes are available from Atkins, About.com and the Food Network. While these recipes are low in carbohydrates, the dieter should check each recipe to ensure it meets the requirement for his current phase of the diet.
The Atkins diet is a low-carbohydrate eating plan. People who follow this plan choose to limit their carbohydrates to 20 or 40 grams per day in the initial phases. While fats are allowed, Atkins recommends the dieter choose good fats instead of those from animal sources. By limiting carbohydrates, the diet forces the body to burn its fat reserves, resulting in weight loss.
The most successful dieters choose a variety of foods while losing weight. Boredom with an eating plan is a common reason for failure among dieters. Trying new recipes encourages the dieter to try new flavors, spices and food combinations to help relieve the boredom and temptation to end the diet. Low carbohydrate recipes are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Recipes also include main courses, snacks and desserts.
Atkins also offers prepared food options. Shakes and frozen meals provide added convenience when schedules otherwise prevent preparing a healthy meal that meets the diet's restrictions. These products are available in many grocery stores.