For many of us, the cold wintry days can bring on the blues, and we often find ourselves rummaging through the fridge and pantry for the unhealthiest eats and treats. Some argue that it’s our body’s way of trying to cheer us up, but whatever the real reason, there’s no denying that winter can really whet the appetite. To keep you in check without taking away your guilty indulgences, we’ve rounded up ten delicious dishes to keep those excessive carbs at bay.
TASTE RECIPES TO TRY:
Abigail Donnelly’s recipe for carb-clever carbonara is a smart way to substitute regular pasta with baby marrow “spaghetti”, which she serves with a creamy carbonara sauce. Yum!
Low-carb cauliflower pizza bases
Another Italian favourite that can be made with less carbs, this recipe ditches flour for cauliflower, which makes just as good a pizza base.
Beef and cauli mash shephards pie
Those still on the banting bandwagon will find this shepherd’s pie quite the treat – it might even convert carb lovers. Cauliflower turns out to be a hit combined with beef and bacon!
Pecan-and-cream-cheese chocolate balls
We haven’t forgotten about those with a sweet tooth. These balls are LCHF-friendly and utterly droolworthy – and the best part? They’ll only take you 10 minutes to make.
Low-carb, high-fat biscuits
You’ll have to keep your cookie jar filled with these scrumptious biscuits made with almonds and coconut flour, because you’ll just keep going back for more.
WOOLWORTHS PREPARED MEALS TO BUY:
Cauli mash is as delicious as potato mash – just you try it! Pop this creamy cauli mash in the microwave for 2½ minutes and you’re ready to dig in.
These meatballs are a wise choice if you’re watching your carb intake but still want to indulge in your wintry favourites. They come with roast vegetables with tomato sauce and cauli mash.
Love cottage pie but hate what it’s doing to your waistline? This carb-clever cottage pie is for you.
Cauliflower and Gruyere soup
What’s winter without a bowl of warm soup? Cauliflower works like magic with Gruyere in this creamy soup, and can be ready in under 5 minutes.
Korma chicken curry
The ultimate curry in a hurry, this hot number is ready to eat in under 3 minutes.