If you’re having trouble with your blood sugar (pre-diabetes, reactive hypoglycemia or diabetes), or if you need to lose weight but find that you’re unable to do it (or to maintain weight loss) on the standard low-fat, high-carb diet, I highly recommend that you talk to your doctor about switching to a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet. The recipes featured here typically contain 10 grams of net carbs per serving or less, making them suitable even for very low-carb diets.
I’m not a saint. I love pizza – does anyone not love pizza? – but I don’t like the grains/gluten, and even gluten-free pizza crusts tend to be very high in carbs (and not very healthy carbs at that) and in calories. My cauliflower pizza crust is excellent, but now that I’ve fallen in love with zero-carb shirataki noodles and believe they have health benefits as well (similarly to resistant starch), I was curious to see if I could make a low-carb pizza crust using them.
It took a couple of tries, but I’m happy to report that shirataki noodles make a lovely zero-carb pizza crust. Just like cauliflower pizza crust, the crust you get here is different than regular pizza crust – it’s softer, although shirataki low carb pizza crust is sturdier than cauliflower pizza crust and is easier to hold. In terms of taste, it’s fairly neutral, allowing the toppings to take center stage, as they should. Click for the recipe
Pumpkin chili may sound suspicious, but it’s delicious. It’s not sweet, it does not taste like pumpkin pie and you actually can’t even taste the pumpkin as a separate flavor – just a thick, very flavorful stew. Click for the recipe
Tangy goat cheese, savory sun-dried tomatoes and oregano add lots of flavor to this tasty goat cheese omelet. Click for the recipe
I already told you that I love shirataki noodles and feel that when prepared correctly, they provide a wonderful, low-carb, gluten-free alternative to noodles and pasta. I normally prepare them by boiling and dry-roasting and then simply toss with butter, garlic and Parmesan. But today I decided to try using them in a sesame noodles recipe.
Success! These sesame noodles are delicious, flavorful, super-filling, and healthy! No carb overload, and some great fiber for your good tummy bugs to work with. Click for the recipe
This super easy Paleo barbecue sauce is made with just a few simple ingredients and tastes just as good as sugar-laden store bought barbecue sauce. I used it last night with my pulled chicken recipe and it was amazing: very flavorful, with just the right balance of tangy and sweet. Click for the recipe
Chopped liver is the Jewish version of chicken liver mousse. It’s simpler, heartier, less refined, and kosher because it doesn’t contain butter or cream.
Chopped liver is delicious – and very healthy. A 163-calorie serving provides you with 12 grams of protein, 125% of your daily vitamin A requirement, 150% B-12, 80% folate, around half your daily requirement of riboflavin and selenium, and around a third of your daily requirement of iron, niacin and pantothenic acid.
I like to add garlic to my chopped liver, a departure from tradition, but I have yet to find a meat dish that isn’t enhanced by a little garlic. Click for the recipe