How to go low-carb, vegetarian style?
December 28, 2003 6:36 AM Subscribe
AtkinsFilter! Okay, not really. I am not
doing a low-carb thing nor do I wish to. I'm a vegetarian, which makes it hard. But therein is my dilemma, my analyses of my daily intake(s) show that I'm a little more carb-heavy in my diet than I need or would like to be. So I turn to the low-carbers for suggestions on foods that I can eat to help balance me out a bit. [More inside]
posted by Dreama to food & drink (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am fairly skitchy about a lot of the commercial low carb products because they seem rather fake. I saw a similar question on a forum I frequent and the suggestions were for recipes loaded with faux thickening agents and odd low-carb replacement items, many of which were highly processed products or stuff that simply could not be recreted in a home kitchen, like "sugar free maple syrup" which is a greater oxymoron than jumbo shrimp, IMO.
So what I'm asking is, other than meat, what do those of you on a low-carb diet eat for quick meals or for side dishes without all the convoluted trickery of trying to turn pureed cauliflower into an analog of mashed potatoes or stuff like that? I'm especially looking for stuff that's not too high in fat/cholesterol (IOW, eggs are nice but not for me at the moment) not complicated to make, and doesn't include ingredients made from 30 different multisyllabic laboratory products. Natural foods are what I'm looking for, ideas that transcend my very boring -- and not really carb light -- broccoli habits.