Whether you're looking to balance out meals or shed a few pounds, try snacking on some of these low-carb, high-protein snacks throughout the day.
Cutting back on gluten and grains? This veggie-powered pizza needs to make its way to your kitchen. Freshly grated cauliflower serves as the base for the creative and delicious crust that you can fold up just like traditional pizza! The recipe only called for grape tomatoes and fresh basil, but feel free to toss a ton more veggies on this pizza pie to bulk it up a bit. At less than 300 calories for half the pie, this is a pizza recipe you can enjoy sans guilt. Keep reading for this clever recipe.
A grain-free life does not have to be free of comfort food! When you're craving a big bowl of garlicky pasta, cook up these zucchini noodles aglio et olio (garlic and oil) instead. The real comfort here, other than that fragrant garlic, comes from "breadcrumbs" created from toasted almond meal; I was truly surprised by how much I enjoyed their flavor and texture.
Keep reading for this protein-packed, Paleo-friendly recipe for pasta.
Controlling cravings when you've cut carbs or gluten can be especially hard when it comes to breakfast or brunch. Between baskets of muffins and stacks of pancakes, there's often enough on the table to make your dietary restrictions dampen the morning fun. Luckily, you don't have to pass on a pancake breakfast if you whip up a batch of these wheat-free pancakes. Using almond flour and flaxseed means these dense, filling hotcakes are high in fiber (three grams per serving) as well as protein (six grams per serving).
If you choose to cut carbs in the evening but you're tired of a dinner that's light, then look to these seven satisfying recipes for inspiration. These delicious dishes might cut things back in the carb department, but not at the price of flavor. Click through to see what's for dinner next week.
With mornings growing increasingly cooler you might fall into the temptation of bagels and pastries for breakfast. Here are five even more tempting breakfast options for their no-nonsense ingredients and energizing capabilities. Each recipe has a surplus of protein and a conscious lack of carbs, which can often weigh you down in the morning.
These macaroons are low in sugar and carbs and made with Tone It Up's new protein powder, Perfect Fit Protein.
Learn how to make this low-carb treat after the break!
Carbs may be needed to fuel your body and your brain, but if you're looking to drop a few pounds fast, cutting them out (especially in the evening, as celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson suggests) may help. Make sure to do it the right way with these low-carb snack and meal ideas, which will keep you full throughout the evening.
- At dinner: If pasta is your downfall, there are several ways you can trick taste buds into (almost) thinking they're tasting the real deal. Here are a few delicious low-carb pasta alternatives for your next pasta night.
- Light meal: If your idea of the perfect light meal comes stacked between two slices of bread, you don't have to give up your love of a good sandwich when it's time for an evening snack. Stick to low-carb options that still give you the satisfaction of biting into a multilayered snack with these no-bread sandwich ideas.
- Late-night snack: Made it through dinner without spooning heapfuls of rice on your plate? Keep your low-carb commitment when hunger strikes late at night with healthy and nutritious low-carb snacks. From fruit slices paired with prosciutto to a quick tuna salad heaped onto tomato halves, we've got 10 filling, fresh, and nutritious low-carb snack ideas that will help satisfy cravings.
The cookies and cakes of the season may have you feeling like you're on carb overload. And since a lower-carb diet can help you shed a few pounds, you may be thinking that going on a Dukan diet may be your best bet when the New Year rolls around. But you don't have to eliminate carbs altogether. Here are a few ways to cut carbs the healthy way.
- Practice the twice a week rule: If you can't imagine a life without bread, you don't have to give it all up. A new study found that just limiting carbs for two days a week is beneficial if you want to lose weight. Women on the study who cut carbs twice a week but ate regularly the rest of the time lost four more pounds than women on a Mediterranean-style diet. Good news if you don't want to feel like you're on a "diet" all the time!
Read on for more simple ways to cut carbs.