Low-carb foods are generally used for weight loss purposes. Diets that are low in carbohydrates are also beneficial for our health. The low carb diets reduce the risks of metabolic disorders and diabetes. Carbohydrates are found in starchy vegetables, fruits and grains. So, people who want to go low in carbs, should give emphasis to foods that are high in protein and fat. There are different types of low carb diets that allow you to consume different types of carbohydrates.
Most of the time, we are trying to limit the amount of carbohydrates in our nutrition. However, we still have this weakness for tortilla chips and other snacks that are bad for us. Don’t worry, there are plenty of recipes for snacks that are healthy and you can easily make them at home. Our choice for today is low carb tortilla chips. If you’re on a low-carb diet, you should probably know that eating low carb tortilla chips won’t help you lose weight. However, don’t worry about gaining any extra pounds. So, if you’re on a good way to lose weight, forget all about the chips and eat some fruits or a salad instead. Still, they are wonderful and surely will fill your need for something crunchy. So, we give you this simple low carbs tortilla chips recipe.
The basic supplies for this recipe are low-carb tortillas and some light olive oil. So, let’s start. Whatever we do in the kitchen, first we preheat the oven. Then we cut our tortillas into slices. Cut each tortilla in 6-8 pieces. Lay all the pieces on a baking sheet. Be careful not to let them overlap. Then brush both sides of the chips with some light olive oil and season them with sea salt. Place them into the oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until they become golden brown and crispy. Low carbs tortilla chips are served on a room temperature. Take it easy and don’t eat all the chips at once. If you’re looking for a low carb substitute for tortilla chips, there’s a variety of low-carb chips you can find in the market.
Also, there are many recipes for dips that are less than 100 calories, which are super delicious, as well. Our choice for today is the Greek green dip. You will need about 15 ounces of spinach leaves, 1 freshly ground black pepper, 2 chopped green onions, ¼ roughly chopped shallots, 2 tablespoons of minced garlic, fresh lemon juice (about 1-2 tablespoons), 1 cup crumbled feta cheese, 1 ½ cup Greek yogurt, ½ tablespoon of fresh lemon zest, 1 tablespoon sea-salt and some olive oil.
First, heat some olive oil in a big frying pan and add the vegetables. There’s no particular order, only the spinach comes last. Stir the onions, shallots, garlic and stir couple of minutes on a low heat. Add the spinach and continue to stir. Then add the remaining ingredients. At the end season it with salt and pepper and try it. If you want it to be spicier, add more pepper, but be careful with it. It’s quick and fun. You can enjoy this snack by the TV, watching your favorite movie with you friends and family.
As we mentioned before, low carb foods are good for your health, especially for your metabolism. That way you’re changing your overall eating habits and enjoy food that is low in carbs at the same time. We know that a change of habits doesn’t come right away. Our suggestion will be to prepare your own quick low-carb recipes that you like. Eat as healthy as you can and exercise on a regular basis.
Even when you’re resting, your body needs energy for every function, active or passive. However, you should stop sitting around the house all the time and make some rearrangements in your nutrition life. As you see, foods can be both fun and healthy. Enjoy!