Saturday, July 25, 2009

Simple Swap Outs for Low-Carb

I've had a couple of requests for low-carb meals. I haven't made any yet, but below I provide a few tips for how to make a dish low-carb with simple swap outs.

1. Instead of using bread crumbs to bread chicken or fish, take your favorite nut - pecans, walnuts, peanuts, cashews, hazlenuts - and place them into a food processor to grind down into almost a dust. Pass your preferred protein through eggwash and then into the nuts. Either cook in a pan with a little oil or bake in an oven.

2. Instead of pasta, make thin ribbons out of yellow squash and zucchini. Take a vegetable peeler and make thin, pappardelle-esque ribbons. Either boil or saute in a pan with olive oil.

3. Instead of mashed potatoes, use cauliflower. Boil the cauliflower, then mash with a little milk, butter and cheese.

I hope you'll find these tips useful. Check back tomorrow for a low-carb meal using London Broil with a chimichurri sauce.

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