10 Hacks To Stay Low Carb
1. Veggie Noodles
Swap out pasta for veggie noodles- everything from zucchini noodles (zoodles) to butternut squash or carrot noodles are available in stores. Another hack is to use pre-shredded coleslaw mix- way cheaper than premade veggie “noodles” but they do the exact same thing!
2. JUST ADD CAULIFLOWER
Add in some steamed cauliflower to your next batch of potato soup or mashed potatoes. Sneaky nutrition at its finest! Nobody will suspect a thing.
3. Cauliflower Rice
Use cauliflower rice in place of regular rice or use half cauliflower rice & half regular white rice the next time you make it. Your family will never know they’re getting a lower-carb and more nutrient-dense version of traditional rice!
4. FolioS Cheese Wraps
Folios wraps are a great option especially if you tolerate dairy well. They are high in protein, low in carbs, and gluten-free! They aren’t organic or grassfed, but we aren’t letting perfect be the enemy of the good here. Still a fantastic option for reducing your total carb intake!
5. Jicama Tortillas from HEB
If you can find these - get them! They work great in place of corn or gluten-free flour tortillas and then I can save my carbs for what’s really worth it, the organic corn tortilla chips! In Feast 2 Fast, we emphasize the “Heck Yeah” principle- we try to save those carbs up for items that are really worth it!
6. Try some “real food” wraps
In our Christian Health Club Facebook group, we often chat about the best low carb wraps. Sometimes you just want something a little more like bread and less like a vegetable! That’s where some prepackaged wraps can come in.
The Raw Wraps have a softer texture, more like a conventional wrap, but are higher in carbs.
The coconut wraps have much fewer ingredients but the texture takes a little getting used to. My friend Jen says they’re “kind of like if a fruit roll up and a credit card had a baby” 🤣. Promise they’re still somewhat appetizing! 😉
The turmeric ones are best because that masks a bit of the coconut flavor. You can also slice these wraps into wedges with a pizza cutter and broil for 1-2 minutes to create low carb coconut chips!
7. Use Coconut & Almond Flour
Just because gluten-free flour doesn’t have gluten in it, doesn’t mean it’s low carb. Oftentimes it’s loaded with quickly digestible starches (think rice or tapioca-based flours) that will spike your blood sugar. Using grain-free flours like coconut or almond or even sunflower seed can help you keep carbs lower and make room for the stuff that is really a “Heck Yeah”. You can find these flours at most grocery stores these days, as well as on Amazon and Thrive Market.
8. Make A Portobello Pizza
A quick and easy way to make a low carb pizza, without messing with coconut and almond flours. This is a huge hit with my Christian Health Club members.
9. Cauliflower pizza crusts
One of the best things about the healthy eating trend these days is the huge availability of cauliflower substitutes for everything!
10. LETTUCE WRAPS
Simple but classic, lettuce wraps are popular for a reason! You can use a lettuce wrap for a breakfast taco, a burger, or grilled chicken!