Low Carb Indian Vegetarian Recipes
Indian Veg Low Carb Recipes. Need to cut back on carbs, as that will lead you to a healthier lifestyle. We present you Indian recipes where each serving is between 10 to 15 grams in Carbs which works out to 40 to 60 calories. Note that most of our recipes have 10 grams of carbs here but we have added Dals to this list with slightly higher carbs as Indians who are Vegetarians will get their protein from here. 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.
Beetroot Cucumber and Tomato Raita
Low Carb Indian foods to consume
Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes
Indian Foods high in Carbs
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.
Karela Tikkis, Bitter Gourd Tikki Recipe
Low Carb Indian Snacks
Remember when snacking, to make it healthy you can befriend either veggies of fruits… they are your best choice. Looking for a hot snack to please your taste buds? Try some healthy recipes like a Grilled Mushrooms or Cauliflower and Oats Tikki. Alternatively you can also try fruits in the form of Watermelon and Mint Salad or Mixed Sprouts Fruit and Veggie Salad. Complete list of recipes at Low Carb Snacks recipes
Mixed Sprouts Fruits and Veggie Salad
Low Carb Breakfast Recipes
Morning is the best time to start eating healthy. If you devour a healthy and heavy breakfast, you remain energetic throughout the day. Thus it is indispensable to focus on what you eat as soon as wake up. Avoid the fried, refined and canned for sure. Try some sprouts, eggs or smoothies instead.
Sprouts, Spring Onion and Tomato Salad
Sprouts are a store house of nutrients. A vegetarian can completely rely on it for a good source of healthy carbs, protein, iron, calcium and a lot of other nutrients. You can try a steamed snack like Sprouts Dhokla or quick and easy Sprouts Pancake.
Ova-vegetarians can add eggs to their breakfast. Few healthy ideas are Hard Boiled Eggs and Fluffy Egg White Masala Omelette.
Smoothies are very handy on days you are on go… Keep fruits and curd in the refrigerator to turn to these breakfast options in a glass. Blueberry Avocado Vegan Smoothie, Peach Yoghurt Smoothie and Papaya and Green Apple Smoothie are a few suggested healthy options that you can try.
Papaya and Green Apple Smoothie
Low Carb Lunch Recipes
When on a low carb diet, for lunch you need to closely watch your protein intake. Do not miss out on this nutrient. Almond Bhakri is a perfect high protein, low-carb example.
Almond Bhakri, Gluten Free Almond Bhakri
Alternatively you can opt for a Jowar Roti with any simple vegetable of your choice or Coconut Flour Pancakes is also a good choice.
On days you want a real light lunch and soup and salad combo would be the best. Try Mixed Vegetable Clear Soup with Beetroot and Garlic Salad combo. Grilled Zucchini or Grilled Pumpkin are other low carb substitutes to salads.
Grilled Pumpkin Recipe
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Low Carb Dinner Recipes
For dinner, it is suggested to keep your diet light at night to stay away from high carb potatoes which Indians love. Why not enjoy a nourishing soup like Broccoli Broth along a healthy starter – Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms.
Broccoli Broth ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
You can experiment with fiber rich soup-salad combo like Nourishing Barley Soup and Cabbage Carrot and Lettuce Salad. This will satiate you and add a host of antioxidants as well. The antioxidants will further help you reduce inflammation and get rid of harmful free radicals.
Cabbage, Carrot and Lettuce Salad
As a one dish meal. Stir-fries are the best nourishing treats. Sprouts Stir-fry and Broccoli Mushrooms and Bean Sprouts Stir-fry would serve the purpose. As an digestive aid, you can try your hand at Chaas.
Broccoli, Mushrooms and Bean Sprouts Stir Fry
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Low Carb Salads
To make low-carb salads, all you need to do is make them healthy and toss in lots of fruits and vegetables. Include a quick Cabbage Salad which calls for only vegetable…. making salads is so simple. The same vegetable cabbage can be tossed with other veggies to make a more nourishing option – Cabbage Carrot and Lettuce Salad.
Pay a close watch at the dressings you use also. There is a lot of variety to choose from. Avoid the creamy and cheesy dressings and choose from Parsley Honey and Mustard Dressing, Melon Dressing, Avocado Dressing, Minty Honey Dressing etc.
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Low Carb Juices and Smoothies
Juices and Smoothies can be offered as a part of breakfast, snacks or in-between snacks. Sugar is the most important ingredient which needs to be cut off from any juice or smoothie, to qualify as a healthy drink.
You simply must try these unusual combos – Vitamin C rich Muskmelon and Orange Juice, Anti-Cancer an Anti- Inflammation Spinach Juice and Multi-nutrient Palak Kale and Apple Juice.
Muskmelon and Orange Juice
Smoothies too can be sugar-free. Fruits top the list of smoothies. Creamy smoothies can be enjoyed in the form of Avocado Spinach Vegan Smoothie Guava Smoothie or Papaya Green Apple Smoothie. Well, eggs can also be added to smoothies. Surprising, is it? Try out the Pre-workout Smoothie.
Saffron Cardamom Almond Milk, Healthy Vegan Breakfast Recipe
These smoothies are sure to win over any junky snack you might consider as an alternative. Check the complete list of recipes is at Low Carb Juices Smoothies Drinks recipes
Why low Carb is good for you?
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.
Why extra Carbs make you put on Weight?
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.
Carrot, Tomato and Beetroot Juice
Low Carbs and Diabetes
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.
Carrot and Bell Pepper Soup
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.
Lettuce and Apple Salad
Enjoy our Indian Veg Low Carb Recipes and other low carb recipe articles below.
Low Carb Breakfast recipes
Low Carb Dinner recipes
Low Carb Juices Smoothies Drinks recipes
Low Carb Lunch recipes
Low Carb Salads recipes
Low Carb Snacks recipes
Low Carb Soups recipes