Sometimes You Will Miss Wheat, So Alternatives!

I am off wheat products because of how badly the product is grown now and how it makes me gain weight and get a big belly (read the Wheatbelly by Dr. William Davis http://www.amazon.com/dp/1609611543.

But, I feel that I can have it once in awhile, but it has to be a low-carb version.

Here is a list of 10 food ideas that you can have once in awhile and know that you won’t be hurting your low-carb diet.

1.  PANCAKES!  You can go to Lindora.com and buy their mix, which is about 13g of carbs for a small stack and they taste great.  Make sure you get lite syrup that has few carbs per tablespoon.  Remember that Pancake Syrup is about 53 g of carbs per 4 tablespoons.  I can get a quarter of a cup for 10g of carbs in my syrup.  (See picture)

Also, there are mixes at Netrition.com:

http://www6.netrition.com/lc_foods_pancake_mix.html and http://www6.netrition.com/tova_carbquik_page.html (which can be used for waffles and pizza too)

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I haven’t bought it yet, but if it is as good as their syrup, I am going to like it.

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2.  FlatOut Bread, with less than 10g net carbs per piece.  Make wraps or pizza.

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3.  Western Bagel Perfect 10 Bagel (10g net carbs per bagel vs. over 35g for most bagels):

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4.  Netrition and other online sites have breads and pita breads that are low carb.  Look at Netrition.com for choices.  Also, there are some low-carb and diabetic sugar free places in different cities and states.  Look them up online.

5.  Almond Flour substitution in cakes like the one I blogged about.  YUMMY.  

finished cake6.  Soy pasta noodles by Shirtaki.   I have had them and they smell when you open, but after you microwave, DELISH!

But, Netrition.com and Lindora.com also sell low-carb pasta noodles for sphaghetti, lasagna, etc.

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7.  LOW carb protein bars.  This one and Power Crunch are my favorites, although my sister in law likes the lower carb Kind bars.

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8.  There are lower carb small flat breads in the market for sandwiches, but watch the carb count on those.  Remember, you want between 50 and 100g of carbs a day and no more, to lose weight.  The closer to 50, the faster the weight falls off.  However, the low-carb tortillas that I have bought at Costco and Trader Joes make a nice enchillada with turkey, cheese, tomatoes and sauce.

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9.  Cauliflower-based pizza crust pizza.  So good, you won’t miss the wheat crust.  SO low carb.  I can eat the whole 9 inch pizza for about 10-15g of carbs vs. 30g per slice of a normal pizza.

 

 

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10. My zucchini instead of pasta noodles lasagna.  Delicious.  However, if you really want to get LOW CARB pasta, you can get it online at places like Netrition.com or a low carb shop.  If you eat the regular noodles, it is fattening!  Too many carbs!20130325-223344.jpg

 

 

Pancakes That Will Keep You Skinny

After two years of dodging illness, I caught a cold.  Today I am starting to feel better.  I still ate well, but I felt like I needed pancakes.  Did I go off the diet?  NO!

I ate my Lindora.com pancakes.  They are so good.  I have tried a lot of different low-carb syrups and STILL my favorites are Maple Farms Sugar Free Pancake Syrup (gluten-free and Splenda-sweetened) and Cary’s.  Both are about 12g of carbs per quarter cup of syrup vs. 50g per two tablespoons of regular sugared maple syrup.

But, while investigating for this blog, I discovered that Maple Farms makes a pancake and waffle mix that is only 8g of carb per 1/4 mix (more for the Lindora version).  So, I am going to order it and try it and report back.  If it is as delicious as the Lindora version, I am happy.  It will be cheaper too and still loaded with protein at 11g per 1/4 cup!

The site where you can buy these things if you can’t find it at a store and where I will buy my mix (Ralph’s market had the syrups):  Netrition.com  http://www.netrition.com/maple_grove_pancake_mix_page.html

And I found packets that you can bring with you to restaurants for syrup:  http://www.shopwell.com/walden-farms-pancake-syrup-ready-to-serve-packets/honey-syrup/p/7245713399

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