I love zuc­chini noo­dles with a jar of tomato sauce, but what are some other tasty carb swaps?

Women's Health Australia - - ASK -

There are so many cre­ative ways to cut down on carbs. You’ve heard of cau­li­flower piz­zas (made from cauli rice), but there’s also tor­tillas made from cau­li­flower rice, grilled cheese with the bread subbed out for cauli... the list goes on.

One sim­ple snack? Cauli hum­mus. Although the orig­i­nal ver­sion is loaded with nu­tri­ents, it’s also typ­i­cally a high-carb dish, due to the chick­peas. To make this low-carb ver­sion, sub those out for cau­li­flower flo­rets, then add tahini, lemon juice, honey and gar­lic, then blend in a food pro­ces­sor. Another less-ob­vi­ous way we eat carbs is in the bread­ing on meat and fish. Use nuts and seeds in­stead, which also up your pro­tein in­take. Try a combo of flax, chia and hemp, then bread your chicken with that mix­ture be­fore pan-roast­ing it. If you’re still crav­ing a pasta­like dish, try a vegie other than zuc­chini for your noo­dle base, such as beets, car­rots or good old sweet pota­toes (you can find pre-spi­ralised veg at most su­per­mar­kets). Beet noo­dles are great with pesto, or top the other two with peanut sauce. Yum!

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