Saturday, October 17, 2009
Carby-tasting Alternatives For our Old Loves
These low-carb alternatives below are carby-tasting enough to deflect cravings for something similar. One or two of these ideas could be used on induction, and definitely can be used at some point in OWL or on the Protein Power Diet from the get go.
I don't do deprivation very well. In fact, I'm horrible on Induction (kudos to those who do it with ease), because I never want to kill my sweet tooth and that's a fact. One probably can and some probably do, but I don't want to! LOL So, if I want to be good on induction, I choose something in my cookbooks that will be sort of okay or even legal on induction and not break the carb bank - and not be too sweet either (I do try to go slow on the sweet stuff during induction). Then I'm fine.
By the way, many of my recipes are actually flourless.
Drop Scones (see recipe listing on blog)
Egg "Crepes" - simply eggs mixed with a little water. Pour a small amount into a 5 or 6" nonstick pan. Cook and flip and cook slightly longer. One can make a lot of thin "crepes" this way.
One Minute Bread, the Next Minute Toast (recipe listing)
Crunchy Almond Crackers (recipe listing - Crisp Nutty Crackers), plus I have another two cracker recipes in Splendid Low-Carbing
Plain yogurt sweetened with Splenda Granular and topped with my low-carb "granola" (Splendid Low-Carbing, P. 109, or Splendid Low-Carbing For Life, Vol. 1, page 22), OR chopped walnuts, OR ground flax seed
Nutty French Toast (More Splendid Low-Carbing, p. 28)
Numerous waffle, pancake and crepe recipes in books
Muffins - many recipes
Loaves - many recipes
Biscotti and cookies
Real low-carb bread - many recipes
Low-Carb Pasta (Dreamfields all the way!)
Cauli-rice - stir-fried, Chinese-style (More Splendid Low-Carbing)
Cauli-mash (2 recipes)
Faux Stuffed Potatoes
Crispy Potato skins
Eggplant Parmigiana (recipe listing)
Many bake mix alternatives for flour in baking - takes the guess work right out of making your old favorite recipes!
Tacos (made out of grated Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese)
Low-carb Pizza crusts - several (some rival the real thing!)
and, of course, low-carb desserts (pies, cakes, cheesecakes, puddings and the like), candy, chocolate, protein bars and fudge galore