Best Low Carb Recipes
Low carb or low carb diets are effective against overweight and diabetes. But what do we eat concretely? Here’s the day’s menu, from low carb – 101 low carb recipes.
Diets “low carb” ( low carbohydrate : low carbohydrate) limit refined sugars and carbohydrates (bread, pasta, potatoes …) while promoting a healthy, balanced with high nutritional value to food consumption. These nutritional choices cause the body to burn more fat and function more efficiently. No need to count calories, it’s all about eating real food and making sure you have enough carbs.
To Limit Carbohydrates is to go back to the Basics of Nutrition:
For nearly 150 years, from the beginning of the 19th century until the end of the 1960s, doctors and scientists agreed that, the only effective way to lose weight when sedentary, it’s eating less bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, sugar. In the early 1970s, a change of course, nutritionists will suddenly defend the idea that fat is responsible for overweight.
These recommendations would be partly responsible for the increase in recent years of cases of obesity and diabetes in the population.
How to Get Started?
The best known low carb diets are the Atkins diet and the ketogenic diet. Atkins is very effective for weight loss and diabetes, while the ketogenic diet has therapeutic effects in diabetes, epilepsy, migraine, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
In Low Carb, dietician nutritionist Magali Walkowicz offers 101 low carbohydrate recipes adapted to the first stage of the Atkins diet and available in a ketogenic version. Here are a few.
The menu of a low carb day
- Tea / coffee / sugar free infusion
- 1 oopsie bread (recipe below) or an almond cake express + butter
Oopsie Bread Recipe
Ingredients for 8 loaves:
- 3 eggs
- 100 g natural cream cheese (philadelphia type)
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1/2 c. to c. of bicarbonate
- 15 g of psyllium
- 1 C. to s. dried oregano
Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Beat the egg whites in the snow with the very firm salt. Mix the egg yolks and the cream cheese together with the oregano. Stir in psyllium and baking soda. Gently stir the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture, without breaking them.
Put 8 small piles of dough on a baking tray in the oven preheated to 150 ° C. Cook about 25 minutes, until they brown.
- Marinated tofu skewers with tamari sauce
- Vegetables sautéed in Japanese style (see book page 174)
- Carambola to bite or 50 g of raspberries
- Christophine burger (recipe below)
- Marinated cucumbers (see book page 87)
- 1 infusion
Christophine Burger Recipe
Ingredients for 4 Persons:
- 250 g of christophines (or chayotes)
- 4 beef steaks, butchered
- 50 g of almond powder
- 8 slices of cheddar
- 1 egg
- 20 g of soy flour
- 40 ml of oil
- 2 shallots
- Salt and pepper from the mill
Make chayote patties. Finely chop the shallots and fry in 20 ml of oil for about 10 minutes over low heat. Grate the chayote, wring well and beat the egg and mix them together. Introduce the almond powder, soya flour and candied shallots. Add salt and pepper. Stir quickly and reserve in the fridge for about half an hour until the dough thickens a little.
Cook the patties quickly. In a pan containing 20 ml of oil, put 8 small piles of dough. Cook about 5 minutes per side over moderate heat.
At the same time cook the chopped steaks in a hot pan without oil. The time depends on the desired cooking. As soon as the steaks are cooked, salt and pepper them.
Arrange with a slice of christophine, then a slice of cheese, chopped steak, another slice of cheese and finally a christophine slab.
Serve with young salad and wasabi sauce.
Snack (if necessary)
- 1 coffee or other unsweetened hot drink + 1 chocolate tart at least 90% cocoa
- In case of big hunger you can add to your meal a bowl of green salad or possibly konjac pasta.