We all need them, or at least we all want them. We don’t realize how badly we want them until we can’t have one when we want it. Then when we get it, we usually feel terrible afterwards. I’m talking about cheat days, and I’ve had several questions come up about them. Why even have [...]
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The weekend’s almost here, which means it’s the perfect time to fool-proof your ability to stick to the plan next week. There’s one way that’s almost guaranteed to help get you results every time. In this post, I’ll show you what that is and how you can easily integrate it into your new lifestyle.
How does your kitchen match up to the needs of a slow-carb diet?
Here at The Slow Carb Foodie, we’re committed to helping you become the best slow-carb chef you can be. Part of becoming that chef is working with the right tools. Today I’m continuing my series on building the perfect kitchen by talking about the different tools you’ll need.
You might have a lot of them, but I bet there are a couple pieces you don’t have. The idea is not to have a ton of gadgets (MED principles still apply in your kitchen) but to have a collection of the best things for your purposes.
This short list of tools will allow you to make a good 90% of everything you’ll see on this site or find in any cookbook.
I’ve been slowly working my way through recipes for all the condiments as the store-bought versions are all packed with sugar, fillers, preservatives and/or unhealthy oils. Mayonnaise is no different. Some are better than others, but why not make your own slow carb friendly version. It tastes much better (so creamy and rich!), and when [...]
Thanks to Tim Ferris’ suggestion in The Four Hour Body, the standard Slow Carb Salad dressing is often Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil. Admittedly, this is a favorite of mine, but if does get boring after awhile, and I was also concerned with the sugar. 1Tbs of balsamic has 3g of carbs and 2g of [...]
Ketchup (or “tomato sauce” outside of the US) is a favorite condiment for most people. Unfortunately, traditional ketchup is packed with sugar – 4 grams per tablespoon. That could be enough to seriously undermine your progress on the Slow Carb Diet. For those of you who are hopelessly addicted to ketchup on their eggs, if [...]
Worcestershire Sauce is a perfect example of the hidden sugars that you should look out for while eating a Slow Carb Diet. 1 Tablespoon contains 3g carbs and 2g sugar. It’s easy enough to forgo Worcestershire in favor of other spices and seasonings, but what’s a girl (or guy!) to do when a recipe is [...]
For those of you who are fairly conscientious of nutrition labels, I’m sure you’re already aware of all the nasty things that come in pre-made taco seasoning, including sugar, MSG and some other odd “starchy” sounding things. Mc Cormicks Ingredients are as follows: SPICES (INCLUDING CHILI PEPPER, CUMIN, OREGANO, AND RED PEPPER), ONION, WHEY SOLIDS (MILK), SALT, SUGAR, [...]
In the Four Hour Body, Tim recommends buying canned beans and lentils because they’re quick and easy. True, and if that’s the only way you’re going to incorporate them into your eating, plan, go for the cans. The downside to can beans is that there can be a lot of sodium. Yes, of course you [...]
I actually roasted a chicken just so I could make stock to put in my next batch of lentils. Admittedly, that’s a bit ridiculous, but I put the rest of the chicken to good use as well. If you don’t want to eat the chicken meat as a meal right after cooking, you have lots [...]