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!

 
Zoodles w/ pesto, leftover chicken, pine nuts, roasted tomatoes and a sprinkling or Parmesan.

Zoodles w/ pesto, leftover chicken, pine nuts, roasted tomatoes and a sprinkling or Parmesan.

 
 


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.

 
Adding a bag of riced cauliflower to an Instant Pot potato soup recipe! I like to add it in when the potatoes are slightly cooked because it steams the cauliflower just enough for it to combine easily.

Adding a bag of riced cauliflower to an Instant Pot potato soup recipe! I like to add it in when the potatoes are slightly cooked because it steams the cauliflower just enough for it to combine easily.

 
 


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!

 
Cauliflower fried rice is so yummy!!

Cauliflower fried rice is so yummy!!

 
 

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!

 
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One of my Christian Health Club members created this delicious sammie with a folio wrap!

One of my Christian Health Club members created this delicious sammie with a folio wrap!

 
 

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!

 
You can find these Jicama Tortillas in the produce section at HEB.

You can find these Jicama Tortillas in the produce section at HEB.

 
Fajitas in a jicama wrap!

Fajitas in a jicama wrap!

 
 

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!

 
RAW Spinach Wraps

RAW Spinach Wraps

Nuco Coconut Wraps (Can Also Buy Thrive Market brand!)

Nuco Coconut Wraps (Can Also Buy Thrive Market brand!)

 
 

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.

 
Grain-free chocolate chip cookies from Against All Grain, made with coconut flour and almond flour!

Grain-free chocolate chip cookies from Against All Grain, made with coconut flour and almond flour!

Fish tacos on jicama tortillas with mango salsa. Fab-u-lous! I lightly dusted the cod in coconut flour and sautéed in coconut oil.

Fish tacos on jicama tortillas with mango salsa. Fab-u-lous! I lightly dusted the cod in coconut flour and sautéed in coconut oil.

 
 

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.

 
Portobello pizzas with fresh basil & spinach, mozzarella sprinkle. Arugula & tomato salad. 🍄🌿


Portobello pizzas with fresh basil & spinach, mozzarella sprinkle. Arugula & tomato salad. 🍄🌿

 
 

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!

There are a few great brands that make cauliflower crusts. Caulipower and Cali’flour Foods are two of my favorites because they hold up to toppings and taste delish!

 
Pizza with tomato, mozzarella, and basil on Caulipower crust

Pizza with tomato, mozzarella, and basil on Caulipower crust

 
 

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!

 
Thai butter lettuce wraps

Thai butter lettuce wraps

Scrambled eggs, bacon, & butter lettuce!

Scrambled eggs, bacon, & butter lettuce!