Oven-baked fries save calories and fat. Zucchini-baked fries instead of potato fries reduce calories, fat, and carbohydrates. Simply cover sliced zucchini sticks in flour, egg, and panko breadcrumbs. Bake at 400°F until golden.
Grab some Parmesan chips
Make or buy them with heaping teaspoons of grated Parmesan on a baking sheet. After lightly wiping down, add salt, pepper, and your preferred herbs and bake for three to five minutes at 400°F (200°C) until golden and crisp.
Lunch lettuce wraps
An oldie but goodie: instead of a carb-heavy sandwich or wrap for lunch, fill lettuce leaves with your favorite protein,. Wrap a cocktail stick with romaine or butterhead lettuce leaves.
Make cucumber blinis.
Replace the blinis with thick cucumber slices. Adding cream cheese and smoked salmon to the blini makes it crisp, fresh, and tasty
Replace potatoes with celery root.
Cut a celery root into wedges, spray with olive oil, and bake in a medium oven until crispy and tender (season with dried thyme and black pepper). Celery root has 25% fewer calories and 90% fewer carbs than potato.
Remove cauliflower leaves, cut, and process. The 'rice' can be microwaved for three minutes or stir-fried for five. Pat it into a baking dish, brush with oil, and roast for 12 minutes at 400°F (200°C) for a nutty flavor.
Substitute almonds for cookies.
Cookies provide a short-lived sugar rush. Crunchy almonds will satisfy your hunger longer. A 1-oz (30g) handful of almost carb-free almonds has 0.2oz (6g) of appetite-curbing protein and gobs of fatigue-fighting magnesium.
Skewer sandwiches instead.
Leftover chicken and veggie skewers with a big salad make a great low-carb lunch. Pack a dressing to drizzle over lunch.
Baked apples instead of crumble
Baked apples instead of apple pie or crumble reduce carbohydrates. Stuff a huge apple with butter, stevia, walnuts, and hazelnuts. For a healthy snack, top with full-fat yogurt.
Butternut spaghetti with bolognese sauce reduces spag bol calories from 700 to 350. Squash spaghetti is now available in shops for low-carb meals, but a spiralizer is a great investment for cutting carbs.