IS BUTTER A CARB???

  • Twenty_Someth...

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    May 12, 2011 10:58 PM GMT
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    Just kidding, but on a more serious note, does anyone have any really good low carbohydrate recipes? I try to make new entrees all the time, but there is only so much I can think of to with meat and veggies...

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    May 12, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
    Carbs are not the enemy.
  • Twenty_Someth...

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    May 12, 2011 11:08 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidCarbs are not the enemy.


    I know, but that doesn't mean I want them with every meal. I was built to survive the ice age, and my body is very efficient at storing carbohydrates. I eat my whole grains in the morning and burn them off well before I go to sleep. I enjoy mostly lean protein and vegetable compositions for the meals of lunch and dinner. (I don't care if I eat carrots or tomatos, ect.good carbs) I just don't want any breads/pastas/potatos/ect. bad carbs.

    I am set in my eating habits, and don't want to do what works for somebody else. I know what keeps me looking and feeling good. I just want some recipes... Thanks
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    May 12, 2011 11:15 PM GMT
    Bodybuilding.com and Google in general are loaded with recipe ideas no matter what type of eating plan you prefer.
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    May 12, 2011 11:18 PM GMT
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    May 12, 2011 11:35 PM GMT
    Ground beef is pretty versatile. In itself it's pretty bland but you can mix it up with all sorts of spices, beans etc. One of my favourites is dolmas made with cabbage leaves, that way you get in some veggies as well. Or a stir-fry with vegetables, ground beef, soy sauce and sweet chili.

    If you want to go Scandinavian: ground or thinly sliced meat (reindeer or game if you can find it but beef works fine), mushrooms (chanterelles for the proper flavour) and onions. Flavour with bayleaf, thyme and crushed juniper berries. Salt and pepper. Add cream or sour cream (or both) and perhaps a dash of honey. Simmer for a bit to let the flavours merge. Goes well with broccoli and green beans.


    You can make some rather tasty bread/cake with ground almonds, an egg, salt and some baking powder. Mix it all up and put it the microwave until settled. Delicious with butter and a slice of cheese.

    Overall without carbs what you have to look to for some variation is spices and ways of cooking. Grilled salmon with a herb salad tastes a lot differently than boiled salmon with melted butter and broad beans.



    I did a LowCarbHighFat-diet for a bit and what kept me going was:

    - pesto (really, it makes everything taste good)
    - spices
    - my grill
    - dressings

    Of course, after a couple of months all I could think of was bread and pasta so I gave the whole thing up - unless one is starving, food should not be that important in a person's mind.