Carbohydrates are the primary source of calories that leads to excessive weight gain. Most diets are usually carbs-free, and only a few allow for carbs like brown rice, whole meal bread or tortillas.
Many low-carb diets promote high=protein and healthy fat like fish, meat, non-starchy vegetables, dairy foods, and salads. This is usually difficult especially for first-timers who don’t know how to take out the bread, pasta, and rice from their meals.
In this informative guide, Tasteaholics brings you different ways to take out carbs from your diet and still enjoy every mealtime:
Fresh Veg Salad
If you are going to take out carbs from your meal, then you would need a lot of fruits and vegetables to take its place. You can start with the tomatoes and mozzarella cheese salad. The mozzarella cheese salad is light, tasty and very nutritious. All you need is the salad leaves on a plate, slices of mozzarella, and slices of fresh tomatoes and drops of olive oil. You could add the basil leaves for some extra flavor.
Tasty Chicken Soup
Since you can no longer have carbs, you can make your soup that is free from carbs. Chicken soup is a delicious warm meal that is very easy to prepare. You need your chicken bones, little pieces of chicken breasts, vegetables like mushrooms, onion, and pepper.
A lot of people are made to believe that ditching carbohydrates also means you have to give up your favorite dessert (sugar and chocolates). This is not true; you can adjust your dessert recipe and replace those sugars with a sweetener or other alternatives. You can try out the cheesecake as your dessert after dinner or even the sugar-free jelly.
Here are two other sugar-free desserts that are delicious and very simple to make:
Strawberry Pecan Whip
For the Strawberry Pecan Whip, you will need Sugar-free, low-calorie jelly (strawberry), boiling water, toasted pecan pieces, ricotta cheese.
To make this delicious dessert is to dissolve the jelly in your boiling water, make sure to stir until it is completely dissolved. Put your jelly in the refrigerator until it sets partially. Mix the vanilla with the pecans and the ricotta cheese. Add the mixture to the jelly and use a whisk to whip it thoroughly until it is mixed up. Your dessert is ready. Split into serving bowls and refrigerate.
Apricot Almond Custard
This delicious dessert is made with dried apricots, skimmed milk, sweetener, almond essence and flaked almonds.
All you need to make the apricot almond custard is boiling water. Boil a small amount of water and add the apricots. You should re-hydrate them by boiling over the hot water.
Drain the apricots and chop them unevenly. You can now add the milk, sweetener, eggs, and almond essence in a bowl and the apricot in a bowl. Stir the mixture properly and place in an ovenproof dish and bake for about 30 minutes.
You can quickly try these options and enjoy fantastic dishes that are free from carbohydrate.