Have you ever been in the mood to eat something delicious, but it is full of carbs? Our society has grown so accustomed to eating foods full of carbs that it can be tricky to find a food that is just as satisfying. The next time you’re in the mood for a food that has not so friendly carbs in it, swap them out for one of these foods on our keto cheat sheet.
Use lettuce instead of bread
You may be surprised as to how good lettuce can taste, instead of bread. When you order a big juicy burger, but are missing the bread, add lettuce. Once you get used to not having heavy bread on your food, you’ll realize how much flavor you’ve been missing out on. So, the next time try lettuce instead of bread.
Go for cooked veggies instead of crackers
Putting something in your mouth is satisfying, but it can also be dangerous. Sometimes we don’t stop to think about what we’re eating. If you are wanting to stuff something in your mouth, stuff veggies instead of crackers. You can make a cup of carrots taste delicious by adding your favorite spices. Crackers can have up to 15 grams of crackers in just 5. Think about it!
Eat nuts instead of potato chips
While nuts shouldn’t be overdone on the Keto diet, they’re a way better choice than potato chips. In fact, potato chips can have up to 120 grams of carbs per 8 ounces. While 8 ounces of nuts only have 14 grams of carbs. You can get that crunchy saltiness from nuts, instead of potato chips.
Use zucchini instead of pasta
Do you know one food that can really add up the carbs for your body? PASTA! While we can all agree that pasta is delicious, it can also derail you very quickly. Try using zucchini instead of pasta. You can add zucchini to lasagna dishes, minus the pasta! Try it, you may just fall in love. You can also spiral zucchini in noodle form to replace all the pasta in your life. Get yourself a zucchini spiralizer to help speed up the “cooking process.”
The Keto Starter Guide is an amazing resource as you get started on your keto/low carb journey. This guide has everything you need to get started in 9 simple video lessons and also includes workbooks with step by step instructions for beginners.
- What's a macro and why do I count them?
- How do I find the best recipes?
- What is ketosis and how do I get my body there?
- What fruits are allowed on a ketogenic diet?
- Will I get “Keto Flu” and what do I do about it?
Use cauliflower instead of potatoes
While the occasional potato is okay, you don’t want to overdo it. Which is why cauliflower is making such a big hit on the Keto diet industry. You can make so many fabulous things out of cauliflower. You can make pizza crust, fotatoes, and so on. Plus cauliflower is an excellent low carb veggie that helps you get your nutrients in.
These simple carb swaps can really help your Keto journey. It becomes a habit to eat these low carb foods in place of their carb filled counterparts. Once you make the change, you’ll love your slimmer waistline. Knowing what overeating carbs does to our bodies is important. What’s your favorite carb swap from this list?
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