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Quick, Healthy Lunch Options on a Low Carb Diet
If the usual low-carb lunches have become less than exciting, you can try new low-carb lunch recipes
Hard-cooked eggs will keep your hunger at bay, and they make an excellent low-carb lunch. You will need low-carb crackers, eggs, and mayonnaise. You can mix mayonnaise with eggs and spread on a tortilla or a piece of toast.
Cubs of cheese combined with olives and toasted nuts make a delicious gourmet lunch. A low-carb tortilla with fillings is another good option for your lunch menu. You can try cream cheese spreads, cheese combinations, sliced deli meats, and any number of fruits and vegetables such as olives, tomatoes, and avocadoes.
You can mix cream cheese dip with olives, roasted red peppers, garlic, and fresh herbs for an array of spreads and dips. You can have it with miniature toasts, crackers, and even low-carb chips. (http://www.lowcarbfoods.org/
With the many cheeses and meats offered at supermarket delis, you can prepare different meals every day. You can make roast beef rollups, chicken pot pie, low-carb pasta with chicken, chicken marsala, etc. Some dieters make low-carb versions of their favourite dishes. For example, you can make pasta sauces from low carb vegetables such as bean sprouts or zucchini. You can also prepare healthy low-carb side dishes such as broccoli salad with bacon or refried beans. Tzatziki is a yogurt-cucumber dish that is served with dill, parsley, or fresh mint. You will need plain yogurt, garlic, cucumber, mint leaves, and salt to taste. Ranch style cole slaw is great with grilled food, and you can use different spice mixes and ground herbs. To prepare ranch style cole slaw, you will need sour cream, mayonnaise, cabbage, lemon juice, and garlic and onion powder. Add salt and pepper, paprika, and artificial sweetener. Mix all cole slaw ingredients and add the cabbage.
Finally, you can include low GI foods in your lunch menu. These include instant noodles, spaghetti, brown rice, wheat tortilla, and egg fettuccini. Avoid high GI cereals, snacks, and fruits such as dates and watermelons. You can have low GI dairy products such as skimmed milk, whole milk, and artificially sweetened yogurt.
Page Updated Last on: Apr 26, 2012