About a 18 months ago, I decided to start the low carb lifestyle. After gaining some..welll, more than some weight, I needed to take action. The weight gain was all thanks to my chef boyfriend over feeding me 🙂 . I knew low carb was the easiest ( lets not kid ourselves, it wasn’t always easy to deny pizza and cookies) and best option for me. Since my boyfriend is a chef, it was easier to pass on the carbs than monitor every little ingredient he uses. Below is a list of healthy low carb products that I could not survive without. It is never to late to start being the healthiest babe you can be!
Mission Low Carb tortillas: These saved the day! I love Mexican food and sandwiches, and this healthy option is fantastic. They are super soft and HUGE. I often cut them in half and have a good healthy wrap with some sliced turkey and cheese. Or make some low carb healthy enchiladas with them, even non low carbers with love them.
One carb Heize Ketchup : I love sauce and to dip!! Compared to 3.76 for 1tbs of carbs this is a simple 1 carb per 1tbs. You can still enjoy your healthy bun-less burger or meatloaf with some ketchup!
Cauliflower: I never thought I would eat cauliflower so much but damn it’s good and versatile. From cauliflower mash,puree,faux mac n cheese and rice, makes cauliflower an amazing healthy substitute for carbohydrate filed dishes. I barely eat mash potatoes or regular mac and cheese, because this option fulfills my craving completely.
Spaghetti Squash: As an Italian, I grew up eating pasta, so this was a hard breakup. Thankfully spaghetti squash is a great alternative to the a lot of Italian recipes. I love bolognese ,low fat Alfredo with mushrooms,spinach and sausage with it or even mock hash browns. Mix it up and I am sure it will win you over. Keep in mind it does take a while to bake, about 45 mins to an hour.
Eggs: I often eat eggs for breakfast and throw in whatever veggies or even left overs I have, in with them. They are high in protein and with taking out a yoke or 2, I am eliminating some fat. I also make them into healthy egg muffins that are quick and easy for the recipe –> Egg Muffins Recipe. I also hard boiled eggs for snacks or to make deviled eggs with or even an egg salad in a romaine lettuce wrap.
Red Peppers: I am pepper bias, I only really like red ones. I love peppers in and with everything, dip them,sautee them, mix them in salad… you get the point… they are great and great for you.