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Low Carb Delicious Diet
A delicious steak dinner
Healthy Low Carb Diets
For those of you who want to take off pounds fast, the low carbohydrate diet may be just for you. Low carb diets have been the rage for many years. These diets often go from extremely low carbs to moderate intake of starchy foods. Dr. Atkins became famous with his strict low carb diet, and those with a desire to lose weight quickly followed his plan. Eating fatty bacon and juice steaks was quite a treat in the beginning, but soon one got the munchies and wanted something crunchy to eat. You can go on a low carb diet and have a variety of vegetables and even some fruit with your meals.
Eat Your Steak and Avoid Too Much Fat
Steak is often a favorite entree with most of us. Before you go on a steak rampage due to the low carb nature of meat, select cuts of meat that are low in fat. Skirt steak and tenderloin have low fat content. You can also enjoy pork tenderloin which also is low in fat. Protein is very satisfying and will satiate your appetite. Season the food well to really enjoy this diet.
For a special treat make a tasty wine sauce for the steak. Make sure to serve a crunchy green salad and fresh veggies to add a healthful note to your steak dinner.
Some Low Carb Suggestions
Cottage cheese is Low Carb
Cottage cheese is fairly low in calories as well as carbs. Try putting the cheese in the blender with a small amount of milk and you will have a creamy and delicious treat. Season with salt and pepper and add veggies. You can also add some low carb fruits when the sweet tooth hits.
How many carbohydrate grams is considered Low carb.
The amount of carb grams varies with different diets. The Atkins diets starts with 20 grams of carbs, which is extremely low. Some low carb diets include up to 60 grams of carbs. You can find one that suits your lifestyle; and another determining fact is how much weight you want to lose. You can still enjoy some of your favorites while adhering to a low carb diet.
Fish and Seafood
All fish and seafood are on the low carb diets. Broil, bake or barbecue the seafood and add lots of seasoning and olive oil .
Bake salmon with added broccoli raab, and a few slices of onion with fresh garlic and you have a satisfying and low carb meal.
Low Carb Soup ideas
Soup is filling and easy to make when you don't feel like cooking.
This easy soup will keep in the fridge for a few days.
Put about 4 cups of water plus 2 cans of low sodium chicken stock in a pot.
Add about 2 chicken breasts cut in small pieces
Add a cup of chopped celery
Add one cup each of spinach, kale to the soup.
Add about 1/2 cup of chopped green onions
Two chopped garlic cloves
1 Cup of green beans
Cook until the chicken is tender and the veggies are cooked
Add a tablespoon of seasoned salt, pepper
Sprinkle on some Thyme, Oregano and Curry powder.
Low Carb Vegetables
The following vegetables have between 3-5 grams of carbohydrates per serving.
- Romaine lettuce
- Green peppers
- Green Beans
An Easy salad idea:
Cut up romaine, argular and spinach. Add cucumbers, andcelery.
Chop up chicken or turkey with cheese
Easy salad dressing:
- 1/4 cup olive or grape seed oil
- 1 tablespoon of vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of water
- 2 tablespoons of dry parmesan cheese
- Garlic powder
- Thyme, Oregano and Basil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Cook up a bunch of Veggies
Most vegetables are low carb except for potatoes, carrots, peas and corn.
Steam fresh broccoli or green beans, and dress up with sour cream or olive oil and seasonings.
When the veggies are steamed, add some olive oil, garlic salt and fresh parmesan cheese for a tasty and filling veggie dish.
Make mock mashed potatoes with cauliflower. Steam the cauliflower and put in the blender with a little sour cream, butter and salt and pepper.
Bake the cauliflower in the oven when pureed and sprinkle some cheddar cheese on top.
Enjoy salads to make sure you get vitamins and minerals
Lowest Carb Fruits
You can even have fruit on a low carb diet. The following fruits are between 4-6 grams of carbohydrates per serving.
- Casaba Melon
- Berries (most kinds)
- Avocado (officially a fruit)
Make Lettuce Wraps for a Low Carb Meal
Make lettuce wraps instead of sandwiches.
Iceberg lettuce works best for this wrap.
Take a large piece of lettuce and lay it out flat.
Make a tuna salad with mayonnaise, lemon juice, chopped celery and sunflower seeds. Spice it up with cayenne pepper, curry powder and thyme.
Put a generous amount of the tuna salad in the lettuce and wrap. Hold it together with a toothpick.
Some other wrap ideas:
- Slice turkey and cucumbers and wrap.
- Roast beef, cucumbers and green pepper.
- Chicken slices with mushrooms and zucchini
Low Carb Dip
Low carb dips are great when you are really hungry.
Cut up celery, green pepper, mushrooms and cauliflower florets
1/2 cup of mayonnaise
1/2 cup of yogurt
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
A can of drained clams
Thyme, oregano, basil
Cayenne pepper (optional)
Blend well and put in the fridge until you are ready to dip in the veggies.
Try a Healthy Low Carb Diet
Low carb fruits for dessert or snack
Some Low Carb Recipes to Check Out
- Easy Fish Curry Recipe
Curry sauce makes bland fish spark with flavor. This sauce is easy to make with simple ingredients.
- Easy Recipes Make a Fluffy Omelet
Eggs are considered the perfect food by many. Omelets are inexpensive to make, filling and low in calories, as long as you don't add too many fattening ingredients.
- Chicken Curry Recipe with Mushrooms
Make chicken curry with mushrooms. This is a quick, easy, healthy and delicious meal.
- Chicken and Spinach Stir Fry Recipe
Chicken is so versatile with many options for cooking. Stir fry with assorted veggies is delicious, easy to make and healthful to eat.
Should you go on a low carb diet?
Before starting a low carb diet, which at times may feel very depriving of certain foods disuss this diet with your health provider to make sure you are in good health to follow this regimen.