9 Lower-carb alternatives to grains

The good news is that if you’re looking to limit your carb intake, there’s plenty of options for you — especially when it comes to replacing grains.” – Business Insider

Reproduced from a Business Insider article, here are plenty of lower-carb foods to add to your plate. Not all of these will be available in your local food market, but some surely will be.

So start experimenting.

Cauliflower rice is enjoyed on a LCHF Banting ketogenic diet.
Cauliflower rice is enjoyed on a LCHF Banting ketogenic diet.
Broccoli is similar to cauliflower rice. Make riced broccoli easily using a box grater or a food processor.
Quinoa is a nutritious alternative to rice and contains fifteen times less carbohydrate content. Avoid quinoa during your LCHF Banting Transformation weight loss phase but enjoy it in moderation when you have achieved Preservation.
Delicious sweet potatoes are prebiotic vegetables and can be prepared in a myriad of different ways.
If you’re lucky enough to get this cabbage turnip fusion at your vegetable market, then enjoy it as part of your Banting, low carb healthy fat diet for it’s anti-oxidant and extremely low carb, 9 grams of net carbs, benefits.
Ripe butternut cut into two halves is enjoyed as part of a LCHF Banting ketogenic diet.
The Japanese konjac plant is used to make Shirataki rice and noodles that have zero carbohydrates and calories, and zero gluten and soy. It is flavoured by the other ingredients in the meal.
Get your konjac products at http://www.skinnypasta.co.za or at Wellness Warehouse.
Butternut squash is another delicious side vegetable although I personally opt for pumpkin instead because it has half the number of carbohydrates that butternut has and is equally delicious. A South African favourite barbecue side is to remove the pips from butternut halves and fill the space with fried onions, garlic, chopped peppers and mozzarella cheese. These are then enclosed with aluminium foil and cooked on the barbecue grid.
Super affordable, prebiotic vegetable cabbage rice only has five grams of carbohydrate per cup and can be used for anything.
Delicious zucchini noodles have only six grams of carbohydrate per cup.

Reference:

Business Insider

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