Yummy Alternatives for Carb-heavy Dishes
While carbohydrates provide us with a quick source of fuel, eating too much of them – especially refined foods like white bread and sugar – can be detrimental to our bodies. To name just a few negative side effects, eating too many carbs causes erratic shifts in our blood sugar levels and impacts our energy, mood, and weight. Read on to learn about different carb substitutes that are both delicious and nutritious!
Zoodles are the carb-free answer for all pasta lovers. Use a spiralizer on zucchini, eggplant, squash – you name it! – and transform your pasta dish into something much healthier. While two cups of pasta is about 480 calories, has 90 grams of carbs, and two grams of fiber, two cups of zucchini noodles is only 66 calories and has twelve grams of carbs and four grams of fiber. Seems like a great alternative, doesn´t it? Top the dish with a sugar-free tomato sauce and you’re in for a lean and yummy dinner.
Sweet Potato Toast
Sweet potato toast is a perfect gluten-and-bread-free replacement for toast. It is full of fiber and antioxidants that make it a great addition to any breakfast, lunch, or snack. Jazz up the slices of sweet potato by adding nut butters, avocado, or hummus on top.
Aside from its tastiness, cauliflower also provides many health benefits. It is packed with antioxidants to help detoxify our bodies and is loaded with nutrients like vitamin C and B6, magnesium, and potassium. Not to mention, it also only has three grams of carbs per every 100 grams. Use a food processor or even a cheese grater to dice the veggie into small pieces, add some oil and seasonings, and you’re good to go!
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Make a large batch of cauliflower rice to also use for pizza crust. Strain the rice, make the dough, and add your toppings. Pizza crust made out of cauliflower is crispy and thin, giving the perfect crunch in every bite… Mmm!