Clapham Personal Training: How to lower your carbohydrate intake while enjoying your food

Posted by Ben Simpkins on May 28, 2016

Today we are going to provide you with 3 ways to reduce your carbohydrate intake without compromising some of your favourite meals. To ensure you don’t end up looking like that baby, you can keep the total intake of simple carbohydrates down by using a vegetable replacement to take the place of your favourite carbs! Because wouldn’t it be great to be able to eat pasta, rice or pizza without the guilt? Well now you can!

Obviously, we are not saying to go crazy and just live off these, but when it gets to the point that you feel like being naughty, these will ensure you stay close to your goals rather than undoing all the hard work you have put in throughout the week.

Courgetti / Zoodles
To make the courgette/zucchini noodles use a spiral slicer AKA a spiralizer, we use the Hemsley + Hemsley one found on Amazon, put your courgettes on it and spiral away! Toss your courgetti with 2 tbsp of oil with salt and pepper in a large bowl. When looking to cook, preheat a pan and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes

Cauli Rice

Ingredients

1 medium Cauliflower
handful coriander, chopped

Method

Cut the hard core and stalks from the cauliflower and pulse the rest in a food processor to make grains the size of rice. Tip into a heatproof bowl, cover with cling film, then pierce and microwave for 7 mins on High then stir in the coriander

And for our grand finale ….. PIZZA BASE!

1 cauliflower

3/4 cup almond flour

1 tablespoon dried oregano

Salt and pepper

3 eggs, beaten

METHOD

Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F and line a baking tray with baking paper.

Place the cauliflower in a food processor using the rice recipe above. When you have the rice add the almond, oregano and seasoning then mix with your hands. Make a small well in the centre and add the eggs. Use your hands to mix everything until it is combined and you can shape it into a ball.

Put on the baking paper and flatten the dough with your hands. You should have enough mix for 1 large or 2 small bases

Pre-bake for 25 minutes or until golden. Place your chosen toppings on and cook for a further 10 minutes

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