Beat the carb cravings
Ready to take the keto journey to a lean body and rippling abs, but not so thrilled about having to stay away from your favourite carb concoctions? Follow this handy guide from keto master chef Marie Emmerich, author of Quick And Easy Ketogenic Cooking, a
IF YOU’RE CRAVING… PASTA
A spiraliser is seriously great for turning veggies into long noodle-like strands (check Amazon). To get your pasta fix without the carbs, make spaghetti out of a couple of courgettes, then dress it with parmesan cheese – which is high in protein – and MCT oil.
IF YOU’RE CRAVING… MASHED POTATOES
Chop up a cauliflower head and a handful or turnips and cook them in organic broth for a few hours. Then blend with a handheld immersion blender or in a food processor until smooth. Add chives, salt, pepper and butter for guilt-free, low-carb gorging. You won’t be able to tell the difference.
IF YOU’RE CRAVING… RICE
Hit the versatile cauliflower again to make a delicious “rice” that has only 5g of carbs per cup compared with cooked white rice’s 45g. Chop up a cauliflower head, put the pieces into a food processor and pulse until the bits are so tiny they resemble rice grains. Fry it with soy sauce and a dash of fish sauce for fried rice, or use it to make your own keto-friendly sushi rolls.