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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.
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.
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 ....
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 ....
12 Apr 15
Oats and Vegetable Broth by Tarla Dalal
A toothsome broth of sautéed vegetables and oats cooked simply with water, and seasoned with salt and pepper. Comforting and sumptuous, this Oats and Vegetable Broth is very nutritious too. The vegetables provide an abundant supply of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that reduces free-radical damag ....
15 Feb 17
Burhani Raita, Hyderabadi Masala Curd Raita by Tarla Dalal
Burhani Raita is a nice and masaledar Hyderabadi
raita, which combines the pungency of garlic with the aroma of coriander and the flavour of popular spice powders.
The Burhani Raita is super easy to make – you just need to whisk the curds and mix in the r ....
07 Jul 17
Masala Chaas Recipe, Spicy Buttermilk Recipe by Tarla Dalal
An ubiquitous drink, which is available all over the country in shops and eateries small and big, the Masala Chaas is an instant refresher. The black salt, spice powders and other ingredients added to the whisked curds result in a revitalizing rush of flavour that is sure to boost your energy levels ....
18 Oct 10
Flax Seed Raita ( Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Calcium Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Flax seeds are one of the richest sources of omega 3 fatty acids, which is essential to build immunity, prevent LDL oxidation and heart ailments. Combine it with calcium-rich curds to make a delectable Flax Seed Raita. Grated bottle gourd adds volume to this dish, while mint gives it an awesome flav ....
20 Aug 08
Methi Ki Missi Roti ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Onion lends that inimitable crunch and slight sweetness that perfectly balance the flavour of this roti. Methi deserves equal or more credit in this recipe as it is highly benficial for diabetics to control blood sugar levels. The combination of two flours is also very nutritious. Since this Methi k ....
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 ....
21 Mar 17
Homemade Almond Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes by Tarla Dalal
Homemade Almond Butter is totally awesome, a tantalising treat with a very unique flavour and interesting mouth-feel! Actually, it is something that must be experienced and not described! When you think almonds, you expect a nutty flavour, but this Homemade Almond Butter gives you a better flavour t ....
25 May 17
Bhindi Raita by Tarla Dalal
Many people are afraid of using ladies finger in a raita as they think it will get gooey. But, you will pleasantly surprised to see that it is a best-fit for raitas... you just need to know the right way of including it.
Deep-fried ladies finger, when added to curds and seasoned with spice powde ....
19 Jun 17
Low- Carb Chocolate Squares with Sea Salt by Tarla Dalal
Don’t abstain from having dessert even when you are on a diet... we will teach you a few tricks to indulge your sweet tooth. The Low-Carb Chocolate Squares with Sea Salt is one such treat that you can enjoy occasionally even when you are dieting.
These crisp and nutty chocolate squares have a mi ....
19 Jun 17
Coconut Blueberry Smoothie, Low- Carb Smoothie by Tarla Dalal
Blueberries are known for their strong, tangy, vibrant taste – although truly irresistible, it sometimes needs a bit of toning down!
Blending the blueberries with mellow coconut milk gives you a smoothie with the perfect flavour. This healthy low-carb smoothie has a very creamy taste even withou ....
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