Swap pasta and rice for a lower carb alternative vegetable !

When you live the LCHF lifestyle you look for alternatives, or swaps, to foods like pasta and rice, for example take these two recipes. The first one swaps pasta for cauliflower and the second swaps pasta for courgette/zucchini.

I hope you may try one (or both) of these recipe suggestions.

Cauliflower Spinach Chicken Alfredo

swap pasta for cauliflower

the recipe per serving works out at 14g carbs

Spinach and ricotta lasagne with courgette pasta

swap pasta for courgettes/zucchini

the recipe per serving works out at 19.3 g carbs

Both of these recipe suggestions use spinach. Here in the UK spinach is in season between March and June. Leafy spinach is a handy veg to keep in the cupboard for adding to soups, stews or simply raw in salads. Baby spinach has a milder flavour, but in all varieties you should look for bright green leaves and crisp stems. Spinach cooks quickly and shrinks dramatically, so you often need more than you might think.

Spinach is also an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and folic acid as well as being a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B2. Vitamin K is important for maintaining bone health and it is difficult to find vegetables richer in vitamin K than spinach. Others include kale, broccoli and green cabbage.

You can read more about spinach here

Dear reader, this blog contains a variety of articles and recipe ideas, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use a reliable meter. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your Doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan


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