Carbs carbs and more carbs...
Ive found that my weakness is carbs especially bread products,at the moment i am trying to think of cheap meals with less carbs and sugars..any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Hidden , anything with eggs and vegetables makes a cheap lower carb meal, and quick, if you're on a budget veg is very inexpensive at aldi.
I eat a lot of omelettes when I haven't got time to cook as they're the healthiest "fast" food I know. Yesterday I had a very nice one, 2 eggs beaten with oregano and black pepper, made an omelette with 1/4 pack sliced feta cheese,( only needs a tiny knob of butter melted and I use a pastry brush to distribute it around a good non stick pan) with half the plate filled with salad chopped tomatoes and orange pepper baby spinach was really scrummy and took 10 mins to make.
Hi Fran182716 and thank you for taking time to reply to my post.. i love my omelettes 1 egg and 2 egg whites, but i am concerned about is it ok to have eggs everyday?
As far as I'm aware all the concerns about dietary cholesterol affecting your blood cholesterol were disproved a while ago but you might get a bit bored !
Yes i think omelettes every lunch is going to get tiresome, i am trying to think of something else roughly the same in calories and i do not like yoghurt of any kind
Omelettes are going to be a favourite choice for me. I did a 3 egg one with smoked haddock last night. It was a Hairy Bikers diet recipe and I could only eat half. Gorgeous.
Try millets they are good...like barnyard millets, kudo millet, little millet
you can enjoy eating
I've never heard of these millets Jeyal, where do you get them and how do you prepare it?
you can buy in Asian shops, srilankan, indian shops.
each one can be made variety of foods like rice or pancakes kind
Put millet names in the google you can get so many receipes.
Unfortunately I don't have any Asian shops near to me, but if I go somewhere where there is I will have a look. Thank you Jeyal
I'm also a big fan of omelettes, I have a mushroom & spinach omelette every morning for breakfast, seasoned with dill and chives - lovely! Lunches I try to make salads with different components - some traditional lettuce/tomato/cucumber, maybe a bit of quiche, coleslaw, chicken, couscous (I find it makes salads a lot tastier when you have lots of different flavours and textures!). Dinners I've tried to basically replace carbs with more veg. If you like mashed potatoes, you can prepare cauliflower in a similar way and it tastes awesome. You can get spaghetti and noodles made form courgette or squash. I've also found that egg fried rice is awesome - you can use less rice and add protein and veg
I've never heard of using cauliflower as a mash, what a good idea. I love mashed carrots and swede. Had forgotten about couscous as well.
Yeah, cauliflower mash is lovely! Small knob of low fat butter, wholegrain mustard, parsley, salt & pepper is how I do it. I'm not sure I've ever tried mashing carrots, but mashed swede is awesome.
My current obsession is giant cous cous salad, with feta, harissa, white wine vinegar, sundried tomatoes, chillis, olives, lemon, mint, chickpeas, wholegrain mustard... mmm lovely.
Oh dear, now I feel hungry lol.
I have the mashed carrot and swede together, makes an alternative topping for a cottage pie. Cauliflower sounds lovely.
If you get bored with eggs it might be worth also looking at introducing some peanut butter to your diet as it has helped me with reducing my carbs intake.
Have a look at following discussion on Channel 4’s How to Lose Weight Well programme which features this Peanut Butter Diet.
My breakfast is now just a couple of tablespoons of Low Fat Greek Style Yoghurt mixed with a spoonful of Crunchy Peanut Butter. It's tasty and keeps me full until lunch. I have another snack with Peanut Butter and salad leaves at around 4pm and that keeps me full until dinner.
I have avoided buying peanut butter as I thought it was to calorific, but I think I'm going to give this a go. I like it on toast for breakfast and like the sound of it on celery sticks and with apple. I have read the link you gave, they say a portion is 2 tablespoons, that sounds a lot to me, but guess I obviously don't have to have that much. Thank you for posting this.
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