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Meals for Low Carb Dieters

Aug 17, 2007
With so many diets to choose from, how will you know which one is the best for you? From the looks of it, South Beach Diet has proven to be popular not only with the ladies but also with the men.

South Beach Diet primarily consists of low-carb meals, therefore cutting the individual back on saturated fat, carbohydrates and sugar. It takes some getting used to but once the dieter gets the hang of low-carb meals, then South Beach Diet is simply a walk in the park.

For example, if you want a full meal that contains low carbohydrates, you can opt for cheese topped chicken with mashed cauliflower. All for the reason because the calories it contains are a mere 334 g and as for the carbs, it only has 12 g.

To prepare, you will be needing 140 g of boneless, skinless chicken breast, 2 tbsp of low-fat cheese that is grated or shredded, a sliced medium tomato, 1/4 tsp of black pepper, 1 tsp of canola or olive oil, 4 oz of cauliflower flowerets and finally 1 tsp of light butter.

Simply beat the chicken breast. After flattening it, place it in an over dish and splash oil all over it. Then cover it with foil. Cook it in an oven that has been preheated to 180 degrees. 20 minutes should do it.

Afterwards, remove the chicken from the oven. With the sliced tomato as a garnish, you can also top your masterpiece off with grilled cheese. Because of the heat generating from the chicken, the cheese will melt atop it. You can also boil the cauliflower or pop it in the microwave. When it is soft, spread it with butter and sprinkle with pepper for flavoring.

If it's fish you fancy, we recommend salmon fillet flavored with vegetables and mayonnaises. It has 335 calories and contains 10 g of carbs.

You will be needing 5 oz of salmon cutlet or fillet, 1 tbsp of low-fat mayonnaise, 5 cherry tomatoes and 1/2 cup of cooked broccoli.

Put the salmon under a hot grill or broiler basted with tomatoes. Cook these for 5 minutes. Turn both sides once. When cook, spread mayonnaise on the salmon. This is served best with cooked broccoli.

And since the holidays are just days away, we recommend that you South Beach Dieters out there try stir-fried Turkey Strips and Salad. It contains 417 g of Calories and 11.5 g of Carbs.

You will be needing 6 oz of boneless, skinless turkey breast, 2 tsp of canola or olive oil, 1 clove of chopped or minced garlic, 1/4 tsp of paprika, 2 cups of lettuce, 1 cup of sliced cucumber, 6 cherry tomatoes, 1 tbsp of fat dressing and 1 tbsp of pumpkin seeds.

To prepare your low-carb Thanksgiving feast, slice the turkey breasts into thin strips. Sprinkle it with paprika. In a non stick pan or stillet, put oil and heat it. Then add the turkey strips and cook it. Turn it over for 4 to 5 minutes.

But it is not only South Beach Diet that provides dieters with the low-carb diet they are looking for.

An example is the Atkins Diet. Discovered by Dr. Robert Atkins, he published his discovery on "Dr Atkins Diet Revolution". In a nutshell, he said that the way to lose weight was to eat less "stodgy" foods. Stodgy foods are potatoes and bread. How ironic that bread and potatoes are staple to the general American meal.

Nowadays, doctors recommend less saturated fat in an individual's diet, all because these result to heart diseases. Low-carb high protein diets faded in the background as low-fat diets rich in carbs became the trend.

Here's the secret to low-carb meals: eggs, cereals, muffins, biscuits, yogurt, cottage cheese, ricotta, tofu, salad, pasta and chicken pot pie are only a few examples of food containing low-carb.

Just refrain from too much carbohydrate, fat and sugar in your meals. Sure the flavor will be bland and it is something that you never tried before but if you are that committed to Low-Carb diet, the first two weeks are the hardest. After that, it will be a breeze.

Hope this article provided you with your grocery list. We also threw in a Holiday recipe for the low-carb dieter.
About the Author
Lee Dobbins writes for http://www.lowcarb-resource.com where you can learn more about low carb and low glycemic index dieting as well as learn about great low carb foods and meals.
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