5 Veggie substitutes for the carbs in your favourite meal

Enjoy your favourite foods (minus the carbs)!

by: Chanté Felix | 19 Jan 2017
 
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January, the month when most people partake in cleanses, detoxing and healthy eating plans, is in full swing and it's difficult to simply turn off the festive feeling along with those drool-worthy festive eating plans!

Just when you've gotten used to sipping on cocktails next to the pool and eating everything that your carb-loving heart desires, it's difficult to simply switch to salads (sans fatty salad dressing), water all day long and cutting down on carbs... This transformation doesn't have to be that difficult if you can still enjoy some of your favourite foods (minus the carbs)!

ALSO READ: 15 Vegetarian and vegan restaurants to try in your city

Still being able to enjoy your favs (obviously) comes with a catch - veggies. For this month, declare all low-carb vegetables as your friends and they'll happily assist you down your road to getting back on track with your healthy eating plan. Be mindful though, as not all vegetables are low-carb (read: potatoes)... 

ALSO READ: 16 Recipes that will make you fall in love with courgettes

It goes without saying that the taste will be compromised - you can't have your bread buttered on both sides!

We've compiled a list of 5 lip-smacking meals that you can still enjoy, but you'll have to substitute the carbs for healthy veggies. 


1. Swap your hamburger buns for grilled aubergines. 

Homemade beef burgers in an aubergine/eggplant bap.. Versatile veggies???????? #pwo#flexibledieting#aubergineburger#whole30#LeanIn15

A photo posted by Aisling Gough WBFF Bikini Diva (@healthy_little_lifter) on


2.  Swap taco shells for iceberg lettuce.


3. Swap normal potato fries for butternut fries. 


4. Swap your pizza base for a Cauliflower base.

READ: Make your own cauliflower pizza


5. Swap pasta for spiralised courgettes. 

ALSO READ: How to make courgettelli 


Which one of the above are you keen to try? Let us know in the comments section below or on Facebook!

- Food24

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