Making a Realistic Low-Carb Diet
While you recently decided to pursue a more low-carb diet, you may balk at what you believe to be the limited food choices that come with it. Plain fruits and vegetables may not be your thing, and the idea of consuming nothing but those day in and day out can be enough to make you nix the low-carb diet idea altogether. But, it does not have to be that way. You can still enjoy fulfilling and exciting food choices that also happen to be low-carb.
As a snack, spice up some plain celery by adding peanut butter to it. Or, here is a new one that you do not see very often: slap some cheddar cheese on a dill pickle. Be creative and try mixing different flavors together. You never know what combination will satisfy your taste buds.
Insofar as lunch is concerned, you can make what are called “lettuce roll-ups,” which is when you essentially substitute lettuce leaves for bread. Roll egg salad, tuna, or veggies in a lettuce leaf, and you are set to go. If you are sure how to get started, try this P.F. Chang’s Style Lettuce Wrap or Chicken Salad.
Dips are also a great way to add some zing to an otherwise plain food, but dips can become very fattening very quickly. So, it is important to be smart about them. Eggplant Dip or Spinach Artichoke Dip make for good low-carb options, and you can also add these dips to your lighter fares.
Speaking of lighter fares, fish is often a fantastic choice for keeping things light. You can enjoy Salmon Fillet in a Strawberry Balsamic Reduction Sauce or Chili-Rubbed Tilapia with Asparagus and Lemon. See? There are plenty of options available to help make a low-carb diet anything but boring.