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Saturday 11 April 2015

Looking for Ways To Swap Out Refined Carbs ?

7 Ways to Swap Out Refined Carbs

" Eating refined carbohydrates can leave you feeling tired and lethargic as they quickly spike your blood sugar levels, and see your energy levels crash shortly after."

Here are some "delicious, nutrient-rich ways for you to swap out refined carbs and bump up the goodness of your favorite dish!"

Try lettuce cups instead of white flour tortillas

Skip the flour tortilla for crisp and hydrating lettuce cups! Use fresh large leaves for wraps or taco shells, filling them with your favorite ingredients.

Try cauliflower pizza bases instead of white flour pizza bases

Sneak some extra veggies into this household favorite by making the pizza base out of cauliflower!

Try zucchini / courgette spaghetti instead of regular spaghetti

A fun alternative to regular spaghetti. Enjoy hot or cold. See how to make the zucchini / courgette noodles, by using a julienne slicer.

Try portobello mushroom “buns” instead of burger buns

Most burgers are usually more bun than filling! Change it up by with tasty Portobello mushroom buns. Simply brush two mushroom caps with a little olive oil, place on some aluminium foil and roast in the oven (400 F) for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove the stems once cooled slightly and add your fillings. Easy!

Try almond flour/meal bread instead of refined white wheat bread

Fill up with healthy fats, fibre and protein by using almond flour/meal as a base to homemade bread. Once you've tried it, you’ll never go back!

The above words and photo taken from article by James Colquhoun, filmmaker of Food Matters and Hungry For Change, original full article here

Noodle recipe from Elana

Good eating everyone .........

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

Lettuce Cups. Great idea.

Jenny S

Anonymous said...

Another use for lettuce leaves is as a bun with a burger, although you can also use portobello mushrooms as buns.


Galina L. said...

I like eggplant slices cooked in a foreman grill used as a base for something else.

Anonymous said...

Hi Galina, eggplant slice on a base with burgers sounds good.
From Cindy Lee x

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks to Jenny, Amalia, Galina and Cindy for your comments and ideas.

Hope everyone found the article helpful

All the best Jan