How to make a Low Carb Meal
When I think about making a low carb meal, the first question I ask myself, is what do I fancy to eat? For me, eating is about enjoyment and satisfaction. You have to enjoy eating something and feel satisfied afterwards, or for me, I end up eating rubbish and feeling disappointed. Food is what I look forward to throughout the day so I want my meals to be tasty. There are a number of ways that you can make a low carb meal but first, I ask myself: do I fancy chilli, spaghetti Bolognese, fajitas, or a salad (the list goes on)?
Smart Carb SwapsThe majority of meals that we have in our repertoire can be turned into low carb versions if you wish. I like to make simple swaps, for example:
- Rice for Cauliflower rice or cauliflower and broccoli rice
- Spaghetti or noodles for Zoodles (zucchini noodles) or Boodles (butternut squash / pumpkin) noodles or even carrot-ghetti (ribbons of carrot)
- Wraps or taco shells for lettuce wraps