Winter weight gain is a common thing around the world. With colder weather comes more comfort foods and less exercising.
Here are 3 Delicious low carb substitutes you can eat this winter.
Instead on filling up on pasta, rice and potatoes, try filling up on broccoli, cauliflower and zucchini.
The 3 healthy winter staples that will keep you in good shape:
Step 1: Using a food processor, process cauliflower florets until very finely chopped.
Step 2: Heat coconut oil in a large, fry pan over medium heat. Add chilli, ginger and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until chilli has softened and mixture is fragrant. Add cauliflower and desiccated coconut. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes or until cauliflower is tender and light golden.
Step 3: Stir in green onions and chives, if using. Season well with salt and pepper. Serve sprinkled with extra green onion.
The easy way: Use Zucchini spiral slicer (5-$10 online)
The longer way: Cut lengthwise slices from zucchini using a vegetable peeler, stopping when the seeds are reached. Turn zucchini over and continue 'peeling' until all the zucchini is in long strips; discard seeds. Slice the zucchini into thinner strips resembling spaghetti.
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir zucchini in the hot oil for 1 minute. Add water and cook until zucchini is softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Cauli/ Broccoli Rice
Heat oil in a large pot over medium to high heat. Add cauliflower, broccoli, and Cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until partially tender, for (about 8 minutes).
Add 3/4 cup water, cover, and simmer over medium-high heat until tender and water has mostly evaporated, (about 5 mins).
Mash ingredients with a potato masher or similar.
Season with salt and pepper.
Dark chocolate contains a higher level of cacao which helps suppress appetite..