January is the time that people begin to watch what they eat and recover from the heavy meals of the holidays. Try eating a low carb diet and pairing it with an active lifestyle as it can really help you shed some pounds. Here are some of my favorite recipes that I’ve found across the web.
Side Dish: “Better than Potatoes” Cheesy Cauliflower Puree
This recipe substitutes cauliflower for the potatoes to make for a low carbohydrate mashed “potatoes” recipe. The smart substitution makes the side contain only 148 calories and 4 grams of net carbs. Check out the recipe here.
Appetizer/Entrée: Slow Cooked Chili Mac
This slow-cooked pasta favorite takes about 5 hours to make, but it tastes incredible and packs about 18 carbs in a hearty serving. The full recipe is posted at this website.
Appetizer: Crispy Baked Parmesan Green Bean Fries
This recipe can double as not only a tasty appetizer to entertain you and your friends, but also a great way to get your children or grandchildren to eat their nutritious vegetables. A serving only contains 58 calories and 8 grams of carbohydrates. Be sure to get the full recipe here.
Entrée: Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas
Usually when traditional fajitas are made, they’re made on a stove top or grill. This baked fajita really brings out the flavors of all of the ingredients, but in order to truly make it low carb, don’t forget to ditch the flour tortillas. You can find the recipe here.
Dessert: 5 Minutes Carrot Cake for One
This single serving, 70 calorie carrot cake can sinlessly satisfy your sweet tooth. The full recipe and nutritional info is posted at this site.
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