Why offal is good for your low-carb diet

offal organ meats low-carb ketoDo you feel squeamish at the thought of eating offal? You are not alone.

Most people in the West shun organ meat and think of it as “subprime”. It is used in pâté and processed meats, but rarely cooked on its own.

This is really such a shame. Offal (also called variety meats or organ meats) is in many ways better than standard muscle meat. Keep reading “Why offal is good for your low-carb diet”

Low-Carb Keto Dinners – 8 Quick and Simple Ideas

Quick low-carb keto dinners

You get home after a long day at work, feeling tired and hungry. You know the healthiest way to eat is to cook from scratch. But spending hours in the kitchen is the last thing you need right now.

Not to worry – there are plenty of quick ways to throw together a healthy low-carb dinner! Here are some simple dinner recipes you can make in 20 minutes or less.

Keep reading “Low-Carb Keto Dinners – 8 Quick and Simple Ideas”

35 Low-Carb Keto Side Dishes

Low-Carb Keto Side DishesLow-carb side dishes can be a challenge for beginners. Maybe because we are all so used to carb-fest sides like potatoes, rice and noodles.

Vegetables to the rescue!

Clever low-carb versions of traditional side dishes exist – like cauliflower mash instead of mashed potatoes. And plenty of delicious vegetable recipes are naturally low in carbs.  Keep reading “35 Low-Carb Keto Side Dishes”

Is Truvia sweetener ok for low-carb diets?

Truvia on a Low-Carb DietTruvia is a granulated sugar substitute.

I have tried many sweetener brands, but finally settled on Truvia as my preferred option. I now use it in all of my low-carb recipes.

Lately, I’ve been getting lots of questions and comments about Truvia.

There seems to be some confusion on whether it is suitable for low-carb dieters. Keep reading “Is Truvia sweetener ok for low-carb diets?”

How to Make Perfect Cauliflower Mash

perfect-cauliflower-mash-low-carb-650Have you already tried cauliflower mash? If you do it right, you will never miss mashed potatoes.

The basic recipe is self-explanatory: cook some cauliflower, and mash it.

Simple, eh?

You could just do that and get an adequate low-carb side dish. It might be a bit watery and taste not so great, but at least it will be low-carb. Keep reading “How to Make Perfect Cauliflower Mash”

Low-Carb Breakfast: 30 Best Recipes

Low Carb Breakfast RecipesTraditional breakfasts are carb-fests: cereal, toasted bread, pastries, pancakes… So low-carb breakfast is more of a challenge than other meals.

This mega round-up of the best low-carb breakfast recipes from around the web is all you need.

So that you are never out of ideas first thing in the morning.  Keep reading “Low-Carb Breakfast: 30 Best Recipes”

7 Low-Carb Potato Substitutes (and How to Cook Them All)

low carb potato substitutesDo you miss potatoes on your low-carb diet?

I used to miss them so much. Problem is, they are so versatile. So once you cut out potatoes, you also cut out fries, crisps, mash, roast potatoes… Sigh.

Don’t despair. There is another way.

Potato might be the most popular root vegetable, but it isn’t the only one.

Its siblings in the root vegetable family are less famous, but taste just as good.

Keep reading “7 Low-Carb Potato Substitutes (and How to Cook Them All)”

9 Baking Problems Only Low-Carb Dieters Know (And How to Solve Them All)

Low-carb Baking Problems and How to Solve ThemAre you afraid of walking past a bakery?

Can you hear cakes whispering tempting promises? Knowing they are full of sugar doesn’t make them less desirable.

The rich fudgy texture of brownies. Butter melting on a fresh baguette. Scrumptious birthday cake.

You don’t have to say goodbye to your favourite treats. Because you can adapt them for low-carb lifestyle.
Keep reading “9 Baking Problems Only Low-Carb Dieters Know (And How to Solve Them All)”

Low-carb desserts guide

Low-carb desserts guideIf you started a low-carb diet, or just thinking about starting, then you are probably worried about desserts. No more sugar? Nothing sweet to treat yourself to – ever? How can you cope?

Fear not! Sweet taste doesn’t come from sugar alone – there are many sugar substitutes you can use instead. Some of them have little or no impact on your blood sugar and no calories, so you can safely indulge your sweet tooth without compromising your low-carb principles.

This article is the detailed guide to low-carb desserts – which ingredients to use, where to find them, types of low-carb desserts and, of course, links to recipes. Keep reading “Low-carb desserts guide”