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