Are you trying to stop eating carbs? Maybe just cut down on it. Maybe it’s just for a week or two, to try and lose some weight, maybe a month. Carbs cover a lot of food- pasta, bread, potatoes, rice- so many foods that you would typically eat if on a diet. So today I will tell you my top 5 lunches for when I’m not eating any carbs as it is actually really hard to find foods that you will want to eat and not just feel the need to!
From making carb free rice to tomatoes with cheese, these recipes are going to have your carb free mouth watering and your belly watering even looking at them! Absolutely amazing, cheap, easy recipe.
carbs free cauliflower rice!
This is super easy, and for all the rice lovers that are trying to cut down on carbs!
all you need is-
– low cal cooking spray or cooking oil
-paprika and cajun spices
– and a blender.
Get 2 trees of cauliflower and cut a little bit of the stem off, but not all. Leave this in a bowl at the side for several minutes while you chop your onions and fry them along with frying your peas in a frying pan with your low cal spray.
Shred up your cauliflower in the blender until it is like little breadcrumb pieces. Then, add some more low cal spray to your pan if needed and add in your shredded cauliflower to the pan and fry it while continuedly stirring it for 2-3 minutes until it starts to go golden brown coloured.
Then coat your chicken breast in spices on both sides and sire it in a pan for 5 minutes on each side. Pop it in the oven until it is cooked all the way through and place it on top of your fake but amazing rice!
no carbs mozzarella tomatoes!
The next easy, and when I say easy, I mean literally so easy that it takes 2 minutes to make and has 2 ingredients and 2 steps!
All you need is tomato’s with mozzarella, many people like to add herbs but that is your call! And we are ready to go! Just slice a tomato into roughly 4 or 5 slices depending on how thin you want them, and then slice up your mozzarella in even size pieces to the tomato’s.
Pop some salt and pepper on top of your tomatoes and then carefully place the mozzarella on top so it is sat nice. If you wish to add herbs this is your time! All ready to enjoy! I recommended around 3 tomatoes per person to make these more filling, and take a no carb snack for after to make sure you are eating enough.
no carbs salmon & leek parcel!
A simple salmon dish, parcelled up to seal in the flavours and is so low in carbs, yet easy to make!
- 250g leek (about 3 small ones), thinly sliced
- 85g mascarpone
- 1 tbsp chopped dill, plus 1 tsp
- 2 skinless salmon fillets
- ½ lemon, grated zest of 1/4, plus a good squeeze of juice
- 2-3 tsp Capers
- spinach wilted to serve (optional)
Start off by heating the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Place two sheets of baking parchment (large enough to wrap up each salmon fillet) on your work surface. Then, put the leeks in a pan with 6 tbsp water, cover and bring to the boil. Cook for 5 mins until the water has been absorbed and the leeks are almost tender. Stir in the mascarpone, 1 tbsp dill and some seasoning.
Spoon half the creamy leeks into the middle of one sheet of parchment and place a salmon fillet on top, then repeat to make a second parcel. Sprinkle over the lemon zest with a squeeze of juice, then scatter over the capers and the remaining 1 tsp dill. Bring the parchment up over the fish and join the two edges together by folding them over several times down the middle.
Bake it for around 12 to15 mins, depending on how well done you like your fish, then carefully tear open the parcel. Then it is ready to be enjoyed! This recipe is a bit bigger and more time consuming to eat but it is totally worth it!
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