Low carb eating is not just salads and chunks of meat; it’s delicious healthy foods that make you feel better and look better! Learning some low carb recipes will help you stick to a low carb diet as very few restaurants offer low carb meals. Once you start on your low carb journey, you’ll never look back!
What types of low carb recipes are out there? So many that it’s impossible to count. There are of course the obvious ones, like omelets and grilled chicken, but there are also amazing creative and delicious recipes, such as apple cinnamon muffins! Apple cinnamon muffins? Are you amazed? Yes, you can learn to make desserts like muffins, cookies, and cakes that are very low in carb!
There are many low carb baking ingredients that are available these days. These ingredients replace the nutritionless normal flour that most people use to bake. Then instead of sugar, a variety of calorie and carb free sugars can be used ranging from stevia (which is derived from a plant) to sucralose (which has pretty much the same chemical structure as normal sugar but without the calories and teeth decay).
How do you start cooking when you’ve never cooked before or have very little experience? It’s ok, don’t scared if what you cooked at first looked like a mass of grey goopy mess and tasted even worse. There are difficult recipes and then there are easy recipes, and it’s difficult to determine what’s what at first. Then there are recipes that just won’t work for anyone because they bad recipes that even a professional cook couldn’t make good! So how do you spot a good easy recipe to start off with?
First, you have to read through the entire recipe and see if you understand all the steps and all the cooking utensils that are required. Do you have that slow cooker they require? If you don’t, then you should put that recipe down and pick another one, or else go out and buy a slow cooker. You should be able to visualize all the steps involved in cooking that dish as you read it. If you’re not able to visualize it, then it’s not a good recipe to start with.
Make sure you have all the ingredients for the recipe before you start. You should read the recipe carefully to make sure that you have the exact ingredient that’s listed and that you have the amount required. Once you start cooking, I’m sure you don’t want to run to the store while part of your dish is cooking. A lot of recipes call for spices of all kinds so it’s good to start making a collection of them. I would start by just getting the spices you need for the recipe you’re making. You’ll notice that after a year or so, you’ll have built up quite a good stash.
With so many options out there, what are you waiting for? Going low carb has never been easier. Countless websites list free recipes that you can follow. There are free ebooks out there for you to peruse too. If you’re new to cooking, then try following the low carb recipes exactly at first (especially the ones that involve baking) as changing the amount of an ingredient or switching an ingredient could make the recipe fail. But once you get into the swing of cooking, you’ll find that you can be creative and improve the existing recipes to make them taste even better!