Starting a low-carb lifestyle can feel quite overwhelming, right?
If so, it’s good to ease into it and reduce your carb intake step by step. Have a look at these easy swaps (including recipes) and choose 1 or 2 that seem doable to start with.
Low carb breakfast
Are you normally starting your day with oats? Try chia pudding – easily made with coconut milk and chia seeds. Add some protein powder, for example, collagen, and you’re good to go.
If your go-to breakfast is (fat-free) yoghurt with granola, you could swap this for Greek full fat yoghurt with crushed pecans/walnuts and shredded coconut.
When you’re rushing in the morning to go to work, give this smoothie a try.
More into a savoury breakfast? Have an omelette, for example, 2 eggs with mushrooms, tomato and parmesan cheese.
(Full-fat yoghurt bowl with blueberries, pecans and dark chocolate)
Low carb lunch
Are you a bread lover? Try swapping it with these low carb tortillas or make a very thin omelette to put your favourite toppings on.
If you have a bit more time, this savoury almond bread is perfect to make.
A salad is another great option to have for lunch, but make sure it has enough protein: 100-150 g meat/fish/egg will keep you satisfied till dinner.
(Low-carb Ceasar salad with chicken, eggs, tomatoes and spinach)
Low carb dinner
As the popularity of low-carb diets increases, there are so many good alternatives available nowadays. Zoodles – zucchini noodles – for example, to make your favourite pasta dish.
Have you already tried cauliflower rice? Cauliflower is also perfect to use as a pizza base.
Another easy swap is pumpkin instead of potatoes. For example in a stew (stamppot for the Dutchies) with feta, chorizo, sundried tomatoes and spinach.
Low carb snacks
Do you catch your hand in the cookie jar more often than you’d like to? Make a batch of these mouth-watering coconut chocolate chip cookies to satisfy your sweet tooth.
If you’re in the mood for something super quick, this mug cake is just right.
Instead of the daily apple – have berries with cream, to keep the doctor away :)
And a no-brainer: swap your ordinary chocolate for Funky Fat Foods keto chocolate.
If you’re craving something savoury, try swapping chips for salted nuts and maybe some cheese.
(Low-carb chocolate chip cookies)
Low carb drinks
You probably know that water, tea and coffee are low – or better said – no-carb options. But how about the cappuccino with skimmed milk you’re having at 10 am? This can have up to 10 g of carbs, depending on the size. Swap your “skinny cap” for unsweetened almond or coconut milk, or... how about pouring cream?
Another tasty option is a bulletproof coffee, which you can make with butter, ghee and/or MCT oil. Looking for a little comfort in a mug? Look no further – this bulletproof mocha coffee is the dream!