Low-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”
Low-carb is a great diet for food lovers. You can have incredibly rich and satisfying meals. Succulent steak, scrumptious roast chicken, crispy bacon… Keep reading “Simple Low-Carb Food Substitutes”
Truvia 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?”
Have 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.
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”
Traditional 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”
Do 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)”
Are 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)”
If 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”
Sugar is finally getting some media attention as the ultimate diet demon.
Dieticians now agree that refined sugar has no nutritional benefits. Everyone would be better off cutting it out completely.
Low-carb dieters knew about this for a long time. White sugar is pure carb. There is no place for it whatsoever on a low-carb diet.
So does this mean you will never eat anything sweet again? Of course not!
Sugar substitutes and sweeteners are now widely available, both online and in the High Street supermarkets, shops and cafes.
Keep reading “Low-carb sugar substitutes”
What can you snack on when on a low-carb diet?
Certainly not the stuff other people usually eat – like pastries, fruit or sweets. Don’t despair though. Many low-carb snack options are available – you just need to get used to them.
Below are some ideas for different situations, for example, when you are out and about, or when at home but don’t have time to cook.
Net carb counts and recipes are included.
Download printable list of low-carb snacks >>
Keep reading “Low-carb snacks: 30 ideas for all situations”