Bacon contains virtually no carbohydrates, so it can be a good addition to a low-carb meal.
Diet fads wax and wane, and this has been the case with the low-carb diet. Atkins, South Beach, The Zone and Sugar Busters all had their glory days. However, going on a low-carb diet is often healthy eating, and those looking to eat healthily may want to consider a low-carb diet.
One of the diet bugbears is meal planning. What, exactly, makes up low-carb dinners, for example? Low-carb dinners are often the main meal of the day, so they require attention. The main thing a diner should know is how many grams of carbohydrates he wants to consume in a given meal. This helps with meal planning. Since protein and green vegetables have little or no carbohydrates, low carb dinners with these items will be the most helpful.
If using low-carb pasta, lasagna can still be a low-carb dinner.
Ideally, the cook should plan low-carb dinners consisting of 50% vegetables, 25% protein, and 25% carbohydrates. That is, vegetables (minus starchy vegetables) should fill half the plate. Many cooks rely on salads of various types to help fill the plate, and fresh salads made with a variety of greens (except iceberg lettuce) are healthy and nutritious. Other vegetables to consider when planning low-carb dinners are green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, eggplant, and the like. Vegetable medleys can also be popular with the family.
Eggplant Parmesan is a great low-carb dinner option.
Proteins should be lean meats such as fish, turkey, chicken, white meats and lean pork. Variety is the spice of life, however, and cooks shouldn’t ruthlessly cut all suspected red meat from the diet. Eating hamburgers twice a month isn’t going to kill anyone, especially if they’re made with a 90/10 ratio of round dough. Cooks can even oven-fry chicken or pork chops in non-stick skillets. The relentless adherence to the diet generates dissatisfaction and dissatisfaction with a healthier lifestyle. Children can tolerate a higher amount of fat in their diets and, in fact, they need a little more fat for their still-developing nervous systems (nerves are 90% fat, by the way).
Cauliflower is a low-carb food.
Low carb dinners can still include small amounts of carbs if the whole family tolerates them well. Brown rice, potatoes, and whole-wheat pasta are good sources of fiber and better-for-you carbohydrates. That means spaghetti and lasagna are still on the menu. Low-carb pasta is available at most supermarkets, so macaroni and cheese can also be an occasional treat. Using low-carb pasta, the cook can make a garden-style spaghetti sauce for spaghetti or lasagna. Cheese is a low-carb food, so a cheese sauce can be added to vegetables to make them more palatable for discerning consumers. Cheese, in fact, makes many foods tastier.
Omelets can be an excellent choice for a low-carb dinner.
Fruit is good in small amounts and should never be eliminated from the diet. The cook needs to remember, though, that most fruits are sweet enough without adding sugar or other sweetener. Strawberries may need a little sweetening, but most berries are fine on their own.
Breakfast for dinner is always a great option for low carb dinners. Turkey bacon can be substituted if desired, but again, eating bacon every now and then isn’t harmful. Bacon, eggs, and whole-grain toast make a great, easy dinner. Omelettes, frittatas and quiches are also good options and, when used as a meat substitute, are also good for lacto-ovo vegetarians.
A salad prepared with canned tuna is a low-carb dinner option.
Low-carb dinners are easier to prepare when the cook remembers lean meats, vegetables and carbohydrate ratios. Vegans and vegetarians will need to pay attention to the carb count in items like tofu and tempeh, but they can work around these issues. Veggies and lean protein, however, are key to successful low-carb dinners.