Tag Archives: Vegetables

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

It is the Cauliflower which thickens this soup so there is no flour involved at all. Continue reading


Low carb Lasagna

Make your favorite lasagna using fried aubergine and/or zucchini slices as ‘pasta’!  It works a treat.

Instead of bechamel or white sauce, use a mixture of sour cream and beaten egg.  If you want a fairly stiff layer of ‘white sauce’, use more beaten eggs.   If I use a simple tomato sauce, I make the white layer with more egg so that it stands out and provides more protein.  If I am using a more substantial pasta sauce (like Bolognese), I use less egg.  Sometimes I use sour cream on its own if I am not bothered about a layer of white.

This is a simple way to turn a favorite high carb meal into a favorite low carb meal.

Vegetables ARE important in a low carb diet

I don’t know where the myth that low carb diets do not allow vegetables come from, but it is utterly false.  Vegetables are a very important part of a balanced diet and sustainable low carb diets need to be balanced.  Induction is, after all, a short-term thing.  I don’t know a lot about the patented diets, but I do know that they do not recommend a prolonged induction phase.  The word ‘induction’ says it all.

Not all vegetables are equally low carbohydrate, but you need to look at a balanced, and sustainable diet .  A sustainable diet means changing the way you live and the way you eat.  It is not a 1-3 month fad diet.  A diet without vegetables is unthinkable for me and I am still losing weight.

A diet without changing the way you move your body is also unthinkable.  There is only one way to lose weight:  eat healthier food and get more exercise.  It is as simple and as difficult as that.