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Low Carb Diet recipes
Need to cut back on carbs, as that will lead you to a healthier lifestyle. We present you recipes where each serving is 10 grams or less in Carbs which works out to 40 calories or less. Let this section walk you along the way to good health, in a fun way! Each of our recipes listed below have their nutritional value calculated and you can see the carbs per serving.
Low carbs is relative to each person but the path to a healthy life is to eat good quality carbs. Eat more fresh vegetables and fruits. Avoid buying packaged and processed food and focus on healthy homemade food. You know what you are cooking and that is the best way forward.
In general, if your diet is high in carbs then that will store as FAT. When you eat carbs, your blood sugar goes up and thats a fact. When blood sugar goes up the pancreas produces insulin. What carbs are required for your body are first stored in the muscle as glycogen and the balance carbs are stored as fat. Carbs get converted to sugar in your body and too much of it will store as fat.
Most people don't associate having too much carbs as their result of putting on weight. Yes, extra carbs will make you gain weight. The logic is simple. More carbs is more sugar than what the body can take and that will lead to weight gain. Extra weight leads to OBESITY and that causes an insulin surge to your body when you eat refined cards like maida, potatoes, cornflour etc. As your body keeps going through insulin surges and drops, it gets insulin resistant. That causes pre DIABETES and then results in Diabetes and end result is HEART disease. So be careful what you put in your mouth. To check if you are eating too many carbs, check your stomach. Is it flat. If not there is a problem with your diet. Do a blood test and check the lipid profile and see your Triglyceride readings. If its above 100, you are consuming too many carbs. Cut the portion size and reduce overall cab intake by upping the PROTEIN and FAT in your diet.
Low carb will create a very low demand on insulin. It will move your body metabolism from getting energy from FAT instead of sugar as carb levels are low. Even in the best of the leanest athletes they have enough stored fat to tap into. Net result is that you are lean and full of energy.
There are some who follow the KETOGENIC Low Carb diet where you consume less than 20 grams of carb per day. This is tough to follow. The next level is too consume MODERATE levels of Carbs between 20 to 50 grams per day. The slightly easier approach is to consume 50 to 100 grams of carbs per day. The key is to have good quality carbs and those with a low Glycemic Index. So for example you eat fruits like Berries, Strawberries, Watermelon, Peaches and Avocados and don't have Bananas, Mangoes etc which have a high GI. Consume vegetables like cucumbers, celery, lettuce, tomatoes, spinach which have a low GI.
From soups and health-boosting morning drinks to stir-fries and satiating salads, this section consists of innumerable irresistibly tasty recipes with a low carbohydrate count. Try Pumpkin Soup, Whey Soup , Baingan Methi ki Subzi, Minty Apple Salad , Healthy Momos.
10 Jan 17
Tabbouleh, Lebanese Tabbouleh by Tarla Dalal
Tabbouleh is a popular Middle Eastern vegetarian recipe, made by tossing together veggies like tomatoes and onions with herbs and lemon juice.
A seasoning of freshly ground black pepper enhances the flavours of all the other ingredients making this salad super tasty. Sometimes, cooked broken whe ....
14 Mar 15
Oats Moong Dal Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Oats and moong dal combine excitingly with an assortment of Indian spices to make a fibre and protein rich snack that will satisfy the food lover and health freak in you! To get perfect Oats Moong Dal Tikkis, shape them thinly and cook on a slow flame to ensure complete and uniform cooking. These ti ....
05 Nov 15
Mixed Vegetable Clear Soup by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes cold and cough can get into your head and make you so drowsy, you do not feel like doing or even eating anything!
At times like that, try out this hot and spicy Mixed Vegetable Clear Soup that is sure to satiate you, meet your nutrient requirements with a horde of veggies, and refres ....
14 Oct 17
Mixed Sprouts Beetroot Healthy Lunch Veg Salad by Tarla Dalal
Get ready to lose yourself in a symphony of flavours and textures! The Mixed Sprouts Beetroot Healthy Lunch Veg Salad is like a meal in a bowl, with a perfect blend of nutritious and tasty ingredients – from sprouts and kabuli chana to juicy tomatoes and crunchy lettuce, not to forget sweet beets an ....
04 Oct 16
Cauliflower and Oats Tikki by Tarla Dalal
are made by binding assorted ingredients with mashed potatoes. Here, however, we have used low calorie cauliflower with fibre-rich oats for that purpose! Two unusual ingredients, combined with colourful veggies results in a top ....
16 Oct 17
Homemade Almond Milk Made with Soaked Almonds by Tarla Dalal
This wholesome almond milk made with soaked, unpeeled almonds is easy to make and also cost-effective compared to commercial brands.
We trialled different methods before arriving at this awesome one, which gives a good taste and consistency. Don’t peel the soaked almonds. Just blend them with a ....
06 Oct 17
Blueberry Avocado Vegan Smoothie, Healthy Breakfast by Tarla Dalal
Creamy avocados and tangy blueberries come together to give you a luscious smoothie with an invigorating flavour! Add some almond milk too, and you get an irresistible deal.
Tinged with vanilla essence and sweetened with maple syrup, this Blueberry Avocado Vegan Smoothie has a really awesome tas ....
14 Oct 17
Grilled Pumpkin Recipe by Tarla Dalal
An easy recipe of grilled red pumpkin, flavoured appetizingly with dried herbs, this serves as a quick snack for weight-watchers and for anybody else, because it tastes so awesome!
The best part is that it is very easy and quick, with minimal ingredients, so you can conjure it up in a jiffy when ....
11 Oct 17
13 Oct 17
Roasted Pumpkin and Garlic, Accompaniment by Tarla Dalal
Accompaniments have the power to make or break a meal. Even a simple meal can sometimes appear exotic and grand if coupled with the right accompaniments
Roasted Pumpkin and Garlic has the ability to work such magic on your meal ....
05 Oct 17
Avocado Almond Milk Vegan Smoothie by Tarla Dalal
Avocado is used as a substitute for butter and cream, with good reason. It has a neutral flavour and a super creamy consistency. This also makes it a wonderful addition to smoothies!
You get a nice, creamy effect as if you have made the smoothie with ice-cream! Here, an amazing combo of chopped ....
26 Nov 13
Sprouts Dhokla by Tarla Dalal
Once a gujarati staple, steamed and low cal dhoklas are universally popular these days! they make a particularly wholesome and light breakfast. Add sprouted moong and spinach to add colour and make them more nourishing.
25 Jun 14
Lettuce, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Basil Dressing by Tarla Dalal
Vitamin C rich veggies like lettuce, capsicum,tomatoes and cucumber tossed together with an Italian basil dressing. But dress this salad just before serving to prevent the loss of vitamin C due to exposure of air.
27 Jun 17
Coconut Butter with Desiccated Coconut by Tarla Dalal
People all over the world are rediscovering the magic of the humble coconut, which is an everyday sight in India. It is interesting to note that this common nut can be used to make several exotic yet super healthy ingredients like coconut flour, coconut butter and so on.
This recipe shows you ho ....
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