Made from fermented grains whose starches have turned to sugars, barley malt tastes slightly like malted milk balls.
Loaded with natural enzymes, vitamins, and minerals, honey comes in a variety of colors, ranging from intensely flavorful dark brown to lighter (and milder) shades of gold. Always go organic, and because raw honey contains live spores, never use it to sweeten the food of an infant or toddler without consulting a doctor first.
Brown Rice Syrup
The rich butterscotch taste of this syrup, derived from cooked brown rice, mixes well with oatmeal and other hot whole grain cereals.
From a South American herb, Stevia rebaudiana, stevia is much sweeter than sugar and has a slightly bitter licorice taste. Available in powder and liquid forms, it’s good for diabetics because of its mild effect on blood sugar levels.
A potent and highly nutritious sweetener, molasses contains all the beneficial stuff that’s stripped out of sugar cane during the refining process, including iron, manganese, zinc, copper, and chromium.
This ancient sweetener made from finely ground dates offers all the fruit’s vitamins and minerals, plus the calming amino acid tryptophan.
With 40 percent fewer calories than white sugar and a low score on the glycemic index (which ranks a carbohydrate’s effect on blood sugar and insulin), this sweetener, also known as xylitol, occurs naturally in tree fiber, corn, and some fruits.
Look for organic, 100 percent pure maple syrup, which contains only the sap of maple trees-and no added corn syrup.
Sweeter than refined sugar and with a lower rating on the glycemic index, the juice of the agave cactus is a good choice for diabetics or anyone seeking to avoid a sugar rush.
This is one of the simplest things to make. You can add it on lots of food e.g. pasta, egg, as pizza topping. I use this on everything and like to make lots to last me a while.
Makes 2 cups
½ cup pine nuts or almonds
3 cups firmly-packed basil leaves or parsley
1 cup finely grated Parmesan
1-cup extra-virgin olive oil
6 garlic cloves
½ teaspoon sea salt flakes
2 Easy steps
All the ways you can have this.
Pesto and pizza
The uses are endless so why not go make your self a HUGE batch 🙂
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Found this on pinterest and it is a great replacement for potato hash. Yum!
Zucchini Hash Browns
Yummy and healthy zucchini hash browns that helps with potato cravings.
Hitting the grocery store today. after I get back I will be working on and will share.
Textured vegetable protein (TVP)
Spinach, Swiss chard and kale
Things to avoid: potatoes, carrots, and beetroot)
Fruit (These are only be eaten on your high carb days)
(These can be had on your low carb days)
-Berries (straw, black, blue)
Every vegetarian and vegan has gotten this question. Mostly its is from ignorance and the belief that protein can only be gotten form meat.
The simple fact is that almost every food we eat contain a little bit of protein and as a vegetarian, the challenge is only to mix the right foods to get sufficient protein.
Anyways since I will be starting the carb cycle, I will need to be seriously upping my protein. Protein is in everything we eat but there are some great boosters out there that do not have a lot of carbs in them.
Protein source for a vegetarian
Protein Sources and How Much You Are Actually Getting By the Numbers
Beans, Nuts, Seeds
1-cup garbanzo beans 14.5 grams (43g net carbs)
1 cup pinto beans 12 grams (30g net carbs)
1 cup refried beans 15.5 grams
1 cup soybeans 28 grams (7g net carbs)
1 oz. cashews 4.4 grams (7g net carbs)
1 oz. peanuts 6.5 grams (4g net carbs)
1 oz. sesame seeds 6.5 grams (3g net carbs)
1 oz. pistachios 5.8 grams (2g net carbs)
1 cup tofu 22 grams (2g net carbs)
1 cup lentils 18 grams (23g net carbs)
1 cup yogurt 13 grams (16g carbs)
1 oz cheddar cheese 7.1 grams (0g net carbs)
1 egg 6 grams (0g net carbs)
1 cup cottage cheese 10 grams (3g net carbs)
Mozzarella cheese 7 grams (0g net carbs)
Fruits and Vegetables
1 avocado 10 grams (4g net carbs)
1 cup broccoli 5 grams (5g net carbs)
1 cup spinach 5 grams (2g net carbs)
1 cup peas 9 grams (14g net carbs)
1 medium artichoke 4 grams (6g net carbs)
1 cup asparagus 5 grams (3g net carbs)
1 cup beet greens 3 grams (14g net carbs)
This List isn’t extensive at all but it shows a great way that you can get in protein without all the carbs. You just have to make calculations about what you can combine and sacrifice.
On law carb days, you can keep your meals with veg and dairy and some tofu. The beans and legumes can come in on the high carb days.
Cold weather and stuck indoors screams order in a pizza and curl on the couch watching old episodes of Dr. Who. But maybe just turning on the oven and baking something is even better.
Anyone with any kitchen proficiency must at one point in time try a Julia child recipe. She is know for her elaborate French cuisine and I was glad to stumble upon a recipe by her that vegetarian (could be made vegan with cheese substitution), low carb and extremely easy to make without ingredients that you cannot pronounce.
I made these today and they were delightful and you wont feel guilty about wolfing down the whole thing.
You will need:
In Exercise news, I have completely lost any motivation to wake up and run. I wake up alright, but getting up to go out in this abysmal weather is tough.I am pretty sure that I will not meet my goal for 100mi/month and that annoys me. But apparently not enough to go out. My eating hasn’t been too bad, not perfect by any stretch of the imagination.
I am a bit terrified of getting on the scale. I moved my weigh-ins to monday to curb my naughtiness over the weekend. I realized that I am pretty good during the week and all the progress is negated after I weigh-in saturday morning.
The good news is that I finally finished level 1 30-DS. I had to restart after not finishing it over the holidays. It is so monotonous that I have to force myself to go through it. I start level 2 tomorrow and hope the change will reduce the boredom.
have a great weekend everyone 😉
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