just when we think we have it all figured out along comes number 2! Eliana Clara Larson. We love you!
If blogging is any refection of my current low carb diet then I am in big trouble.
Lazy with a capital L.
Time to get back at it. So, Low carb friends. Send me your tips, tricks, and anything that will help me to get going strong again.
The Level brand Double Chocolatey Chip bars are not great. They taste fake and too artificial. I just cant handle it.
Honestly, if you are eating these because you love chocolate and you need a low carb substitute you will be disappointed. They don't really taste like chocolate to me at all.
However, if you are eating these because you need a protein bar that is low in sugar, well then they work fine. They taste like a protein bar with that weird vitamin taste.
Stuff some yummy sauce inside of chicken and you have something you can call a fancy meal. So here is a great thing to try. Toss these little guys in the oven for a real quickie. The best part about these guys is that they are not breaded at all.
I liked the stuff inside, not normally big on spinach, but this was pretty good.
Nature Valley makes a special granola which is designed to have a little bit more protein in it and therefore a little less carbs. So how does it taste? So the stuff is pretty much like any other granola you might have except that it probably has a little bit more flax inside. I thought it was pretty good and works great as a substitute for cereal. However if you want to actually have a good size bowl you're still gonna end up having quite a bit of carbs. So it's not really for people who are on induction and really for people who are at their goal weight and can handle their carbs a bit more. To be honest it taste pretty good, but we haven't had it beginning our house since the initial bag. I guess if I'm going to have a little extra carbs in my day I'm probably not going to do it at breakfast time. But for those of you who are really breakfast people and are missing the variety of things you can have this might be a good option.
Anyone else have any other good low-carb granola or cereal substitutes out there they want to share?
Recently I've seen a lot of people online talking about how you can use cauliflower as a substitute for different things. Probably the most popular thing that they use cauliflower to substitute for is that of rice. I thought I'd give it a try. Rice is a great addition to any meal and we often times have the very types of meals that rice goes good with. Stir fries, curries, and even a good teriyaki bowl are all frequent meals at our house.
When we do cauliflower rice we take our cauliflower and cut it down into smaller sizes and then stick it into our food processor where we allow the machine to grade it into small pieces. you have to use a grater, or you end up with Cauliflower mash. There are several different recipes out there that you can use but if you're lazy like me you can stick your cauliflower in a bowl with little bit a water and a little tiny bit of seasoning and stick that bowl into the microwave. When it comes out you'll have a nice rice type material which is great to add to any meal.
Now don't mistake me you're still eating cauliflower so obviously it still has a distinct cauliflower taste. But it does seem to go rather well with Asian and Indian dishes. And depending how you season your cauliflower it might even improve it more. I might suggest a little of cumin. It's become a staple at our house when we need a good side dish to help fill us up. And if you're short on time you can prop a big bowl at the beginning of the week and make as much as you need each time you need it.
Another tip, add a lot of cheese with some garlic seasoning for a nice cheesy treat.
It's rare to have anything that fits into the cracker category and is also considered low carb. Usually you can have one but not the other. I think that is still the case today despite this product.
Flackers is a product for people that want a snack/cracker to fill that need in their life. But really, you're pretty much eating flavored Flax seeds. The consistency was so weird for me that I just couldn't handle it. It was too much for me to take in. I ate two of these things and had to throw them out. I would imagine some people would think these are great, but I would rather just avoid having crackers all together than have anything like this again.
Blah. I am not a bird. I do not eat seeds. I am a human being. Why didn't they grind up the seed into a meal and then make it into crackers? I mean really.
Try it on your own. They sell these in the organic sections and Gluten free sections. blah, I still cant get the taste out of my mouth.
Here is a great Info Graphic that Atkins UK made. I think its extremely helpful if you are getting started and wanting to get your mind in the right place.