Low carb

Whether you're reducing your carb intake for medical reasons or simply for wellness, Cookidoo® can support you. With hundreds of delicious low carb recipes from all around the world, you'll find all the inspiration you need!

Kickstart your day with a tasty, low carb breakfast

What is low carb?

GI • Sugar • Starch

Carbohydrates are a food category that range from simple carbohydrates, like the sugar you add to your tea, to the complex carbs you'd find in rice or pasta. While reducing simple carbohydrates can be easy, reducing complex carbs can be trickier as they typically make up one third of our meals. When you reduce or remove them from a meal, replace them with other food groups such as lean protein and vegetables. We've got lots of ideas to help you reduce your carb intake; living a low carb lifestyle is easier when you have access to inspiring recipes!

High protein snacks for inbetween meals

5 ways to lower your carb intake

Try substituting vegetables for your favourite carbs, such as courgettes instead of pasta, or cauliflower rice in place of normal rice • Choose homemade over processed to help avoid hidden sugars • Increase your consumption of lean protein to help you feel full. • Choose quinoa as a lower carb alternative to rice or pasta • Snack on unsalted nuts, hummus and vegetable sticks in between meals

Some more ideas to get you started

Reduce the carbs, not the flavour

A high proportion of fast-digesting simple carbohydrates results in blood sugar levels rising and falling quickly. This can result in food cravings. Good low-carb recipes contain miminal but high-quality unrefined, complex carbohydrates. These take longer to digest, providing a slow release of energy over a longer period of time and reducing cravings. Choosing complex carbohydrates and being mindful of portion sizes helps to regulate blood sugar and keeps you fuller for longer, which can help with weight loss and maintaining weight. Looking for easy ideas for dinner? Chicken is a great lower carb option.

Tips for cooking chicken

Light starters

Lower carb mains

Sweet desserts

Choose quality carbs where possible

Opt for nutrient-dense options and complex carbohydrates to give you more energy over a longer period, rather than trying to eliminate carbs entirely. Choose root vegetables such as sweet and normal potatoes, wholemeal varieties of bread, rice and pasta, and fruit to snack on. Eating these foods regularly will increase the vitamins and minerals in your diet, and help to reduce cravings.

Recipes with complex carbohydrates

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