Monday, February 16, 2009

Low Carb Recipes - Tastiest Low Carb Recipes

By []Jenny Banks

A low carbohydrate diet means taking fewer carbohydrates. In such a diet, the intake of proteins and certain fats is increased and foods that have high content of carbohydrates are excluded. Foods such as Pasta, Noodles, Rice, and Desserts are high in carbs. In the 1990s Dr. Atkins started the high-protein and low-carb diet.

Some recommended low-carb recipes are as follows:

Spinach with spices :

• 2 pounds Spinach
• 2 cloves garlic
• 2 cloves
• Half tablespoon white butter
• A few fenugreek seeds
• One stick cinnamon
• Few seeds of crushed black pepper
• Salt to taste

Wash and finely chop spinach leaves. Add butter into a pan. Add fenugreek seeds, cloves, garlic, cinnamon, crushed pepper and stir for 2 minutes. Then add spinach and salt and cook on low heat for about 20 minutes.

Baked Fish:

• One pound fillet of fish
• Salt to taste
• Black Pepper
• One teaspoon Olive Oil
• One tablespoon lemon juice

Marinate fish in olive oil and lemon juice. Add salt and black pepper. Take a baking dish and bake fish for 6 minutes.

Lemon Chicken:
• 2 breasts of chicken
• 2 teaspoons ginger-garlic paste
• One teaspoon Tomato puree
• One teaspoon lemon juice
• One tablespoon olive oil
• Salt and black pepper to taste

Marinate chicken breasts in all the above ingredients. Take a baking dish and bake chicken for 10-15 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves.

The above recipes have low caloric value and are high in proteins. These can be accompanied with multi-grain or wheat bread and can be included as the main course of a meal. Caution should be taken not to be on extended duration of low-carb -diet as carbohydrates give energy. If people are in jobs that require high physical activity it is essential to have carbohydrates included in their meals. People with low physical activity can be on extended duration of low-carb diets

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