Cut the Carbs

To maintain optimal weight and stay healthy we know we need to cut out “junk” carbohydrates from our diets—cookies, cakes, chips and the like. But there are also healthy substitutions we can make in our everyday cooking that will lower the carbs and also the calories in your home-cooked meals.

Here are a few suggestions:

.  Place sandwich meats and cheese on a cabbage or lettuce leaf. Roll up and dip in mayo or a salad dressing.

.  Mix in mixed veggies or black beans for half of the pasta in a pasta dish.

.  Substitute tempeh (a soy cake) for potatoes.

.  Substitute oatmeal and cottage cheese for pancake mix. Just blend it together and add      two eggs and a t. of vanilla to the batter.

.  Use spaghetti squash instead of traditional spaghetti.

.  Use cauliflower instead of potatoes in recipes.

.  Use zucchini strips instead of lasagna noodles.

 

For healthy low-carb meals see the following recipe sites.

Food Network

All Recipes

Better Recipes

 

 

 

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