What's your favorite carb rich food?
Potatoes? Rice? Pasta? Chips?
No matter what it is, I guarantee there are alternative options you may not have discovered. Options that are far healthier and won't see your blood sugar and A1C rising.
Here's just 9 low carb diabetic diet alternatives to explore.
1. Cauliflower Rice
Rice is perfect for soaking up the sauce of your favorite curry dish. As the base for a stir fry. Or even a fried rice on it's own to munch on.
Yet, just a 1/2 cup rice is around 23 g carbs. And like most of the carb-rich foods, sticking to half a cup is tough. The alternative, cauliflower rice, comes in at just 11 g carbs for at least a 1 cup generous serve. You've just slashed your carbs in half and increased your intake of vitamins, minerals and various other beneficial compounds found in cauliflower.
2. Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Potatoes, a fav of the ages. But again, a pretty high carb food. 1 medium potato weighs in at around 23 g carbs. A big serve of cauliflower mash, weighs in at just 11 g carbs. Another slash in half!
3. Diabetic Low Carb Crackers Recipe
Crackers – such as the popular Saltine crackers, 10 saltine crackerswould be a whopping 70 g carbs! Wowza!!
Many other crackers are the same. Sure, not all but many. Above you'll see our zero carb crackers pictured. These are super, super easy to make and last for weeks and still stay crispy in an airtight container. These are packed, packed, packed with fiber from the flax meal that they're made from.
4. Cucumber Crackers
Another option for crackers is slices of cucumber. This is so unbelievably good. So if you haven't tried it, please do. Fresh and tasty. Top with your favorite bits – cheese, sundried tomato, sprouts, hummus, avocado. Awesome!
5. Low Carb Chicken Lettuce Wrap
Wrap bread like pita bread range from 25-35 g carbs on average. You can skip the bread altogether and do what we do – wrap the ingredients up in a bunch of lettuce leaves. It is surprisingly good and can still be taken as a packed lunch.
6. Low Carb Diabetic Olive Herb Chicken Spaghetti
Zucchini noodles, made with the most awesome Paderno Vegetable Spiralizer, are AMAZING as a spaghetti or noodle replacement.
Pasta again is around 20 g for a half a cup serve, which is a teeny serve of pasta. Zucchini noodles, 2-3 g carbs.
The spiralizer gets used ALL.THE.TIME. in my kitchen. And I've gifted them to my sister, my daughter and everyone else in my immediate circle. I'd highly recommend you purchase the Paderno Vegetable Spiralizer – it's under $25 and trust me, you'll use it a lot!
7. Low Carb Diabetic Pizza Crust
Love pizza? Me too!
Not all the time but every now and then, it's awesome.
Regular pizza crust 28-35 g carbs. Our almond meal-based crust 11 g total carbs.
Making this recipe was a great discovery. It's easy, tasty and the very best pizza crust ever. Very filling too.
8. Low Carb Zucchini Pizza Boats
Oh yes, you have to just love zucchini. It is so versatile, as you can see by this pizza option.
You can literally jam pack these boats with anything and they will taste amazing.
9. Crispy Kale Chips
We all like a crunch and a munch sometimes. Maybe it's when you're curling up watching your favorite movie. Or it could be just an afternoon craving. Well, these crispy kale chips are aaaamazing!
It's surprising that a spinach-like vegetable can crisp up so nicely. Coated in olive oil and sprinkled with salt or Cajun spice, mustard or another spice you like – these are the perfect low carb crisp. They keep crispy for at least a couple weeks in an airtight container too. So bake up a big batch – super easy to make – store and munch when you need that crunch. 🙂
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Hope you enjoy these amazing low carb alternatives.
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