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!

Low Carb Snacks

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Five Ways to Lower Your Carbs

Try vegetable substitutions for your favorite carbs, for instance zucchini pasta or cauliflower rice • Choose homemade over processed to avoid that hidden sugar • Fruit for dessert instead of cake or cookies • Quinoa as a lower carb alternative to rice or pasta • Replace chips with nuts or vegetable sticks for a healthy snack.

More Ideas to Get You Started

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Reduce the Carbs, Not the Flavor

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 minimal but high-quality unrefined, complex carbohydrates. These take longer to digest, providing a slow release of energy over a longer period-of-time and reduce cravings. Choosing complex carbohydrates and being mindful of portion sizes helps to regulate blood sugar and keeps you fuller for longer. This can help with maintaining weight and are beneficial to include in your weight loss diet. Looking for easy ideas for dinner? Chicken is a great lower carb option.

Tips for Cooking Chicken

Light Starters

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Lower Carb Mains

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Sweet Desserts

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Choose Quality Carbs When Possible

Choose 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 or sweet potatoes over regular potatoes, whole wheat bread instead of white, brown rice instead of basmati, oatmeal instead of breakfast cereal, chickpeas instead of pasta, dried figs instead of chocolate... this increases the vitamins and proteins in your diet and helps reduce cravings.

Recipes with Complex Carbohydrates

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