There is nothing worse than getting that bloating feeling after thanksgiving or Christmas and all you want to do is start your January diet early….. but you still have 3 tubs of chocolate left and you MUST eat those first. These high fiber, low carb foods, and recipes are here as a guide to help ease your way back into that healthy eating diet I’m sure you had before the holidays.
Fiber should be a big part of your regular diet anyway. Quite simply fiber is super important for our digestive health and regular bowel movements, as well as helping you feel fuller for longer. Having fiber in your diet can also help to improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels. By doing all of this will help to prevent illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, and bowel cancer.
Whilst we should consume carbohydrates as part of our daily diet, sometimes we don’t think about the number of carbs we’re having in one day. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy 3 donuts one after the other as much as the next person, but that doesn’t mean that because we can do that, we should do that.
Carbohydrates provide our bodies with energy by breaking them down into glucose, before entering the bloodstream. The ingredients and recipes below simply cut out the high carb content and substitute them for something equally delicious.
You may be wondering why the foods listed are high fiber and yet low carb foods. Although Fibre is technically a carbohydrate, it does not act as other carbs do in our body as it does not break down into glucose. Having a high fiber and low carb diet, can help with weight loss and controlling weight loss, whilst still having the full feeling. It will also help with digestion.
Below are 6 examples of high fiber low carb foods and a recipe suggestion for each one.
6 Best High Fiber Low Carb Foods
Avocado has got to be one of my favorite foods to cook with. Some Nacho chips with salsa and Guacamole would be my ‘go-to’ meal on a busy day. Avocados are full of many vitamins and in half an avocado you will find (on average) 6.5g of fiber and only 2g of carbohydrates!
Below is a recipe for egg and bacon avocado boats:
To make this dish you will need an avocado, eggs, cooked bacon cut up into bits.
Split your avocado and remove the stone. Crack an egg into the middle of it and bake in the oven until your preferred firmness. Remove from the oven and sprinkle your cooked bacon bits on top. If you want to go fancy for a guest, sprinkle a bit of chive on top as well. Viola! So simple and yet divine.
Whenever I think of almonds, I always remember these sugar-coated almonds my mom used to give me as a child. I never ate the nut of course (oh what a fool I was!) and just ate the outside. This recipe for Almond flour bread is a great substitute for normal bread made with wheat flour and again, is really easy to make.
For this recipe, you will need 200g almond flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt or to taste, 20 g psyllium husk, 4 eggs – medium, 50 g coconut oil melted, 125 ml warm water and a bread loaf tin (greased).
Simply place all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix together. Then add the wet ingredients and pour into the baking tin. Cook in the oven at 180 degrees for 30 minutes (or until you think it looks baked).
A wonderful bread which can be used whenever you like and is soooooo easy to make!
Pistachios are definitely one of my favorite snacks. I could eat a bag of pistachios in one night and not even think about it. Thank goodness I’m not the same with candy bars! In 100g of pistachio nuts, there is 10g of fiber but a hefty 28g of carbs. These pistachio shortbreads are great for when you’re feeling a little peckish for a sweet treat as they are made with Almond flour leaving the carb content at only 2g per cookie!
To make this Pistachio Shortbread you will need 6 Tbsp butter, melted, 2 cups almond flour (preferably superfine) 1/2 cup erythritol sweetener, 1/2 cup chopped pistachios and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Simply mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl and form into a long sausage shape. Leave in the fridge to cool for 30 minutes. Once they have rested, slice them about a 1/2 inch thick and bake for 12-15 mins (or until golden brown).
Recipe By – Ibreatheimhungry
I’m sure that every grandmother has a story about a blackberry dessert when they would teach you how to make them. And I’m sure that we all think our grandmother’s blackberry desserts are the best in the world! So here to try and take that title away is Blackberry Cobbler recipe.
To make this recipe you will need 4 cups blackberries, 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum,1/4 cup monk fruit sweetener, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 cup almond flour, 4 tablespoons butter, melted, 3 tablespoons monk fruit sweetener, ½ teaspoon cinnamon.
It sounds like a complicated bunch of ingredients but I promise its really not that hard to make. This serving size has 8g of carbohydrates and 4g of fiber.
In a skillet pan or pie tin, place the blackberries, xanthan gum (If you don’t have this don’t worry, its just to thicken the sauce) and lemon juice into it. Stir well and make sure all the blackberries are coated.
Next add the almond flour, melted butter, sweetener, and cinnamon to a small bowl and stir well to form moist crumbs. Sprinkle this over the top of the berries and bake for 20 mins at 375 degrees. Serve with some low carb ice cream and you have the best blackberry cobbler ever.
Recipe By – Thatlowcarblife
Cauliflower cheese is something that my mom always makes me when I’m poorly (I have a child of my own now so should need ‘mommy’s poorly cauliflower cheese’ but when needs must!) so when I came across this cauliflower mash (actually named better than potatoes cheesy cauliflower puree) how could I NOT recommend this!
On average a cauliflower has 2g of fiber and 5g of carbohydrates. Whilst this may seem like a lot, it is a considerably less amount than a potato.
To make this recipe you will need 1 head of cauliflower, 2 Tbsp heavy cream, 1 Tbsp butter, 2 ounces Dubliner or other sharp cheese, salt, and pepper to taste.
Cut the cauliflower into medium size pieces and place in a microwavable bowl along with butter and cream. Cook in the microwave for a total of 12 minutes, check on it and re-coat in the cream and butter mix at 6 minutes.
Then place this into a blender along with the cheese and salt and pepper to taste, and process at high speed. Hey, presto you have your brand new mash potato alternative!
Sometimes we can’t resist having a sweet treat, especially when the day has been a LONG day and you just want to eat a massive candy bar. This cheeky cheesecake mousse is the perfect recipe to satisfy that sweet craving and is low on carbs!
Yes, you read that right, a LOW CARB CHEESECAKE (wipes the drool off my mouth). In 123g of raspberries, there is a massive 8g of fiber and 14.7g of carbohydrates (only 5.4g of that being sugars).
To make this recipe you will need 8 oz cream cheese softened, 1 tsp Berry liquid stevia or 1/2 cup Swerve confectioners (or any other natural sweetener if you can’t find these two), 1 cup raspberries fresh or frozen, thawed, and drained, 1 cup heavy cream, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and dishes to serve them in.
In a mixer add the cream cheese and beat/cream until smooth, add the raspberries until fully combined. Then pour the heavy cream into the raspberries and cheese mixture and beat on high until you reach a mousse-like consistency.
Once it is whipped, add the vanilla essence and natural sweetener and beat again until fully combined. And there you have it! You can easily make this one when your craving arises and it would be totally worth it!
Recipe By – Sugarfreemom
So there we have it. 6 low carb, high fiber foods, and some delicious recipes to go with them. I hope that I have inspired you to give some of these ago (I know I will be!) and that they are as scrummy as they sound.
Remember that keeping a balanced diet doesn’t have to be healthy eating every day. We all have days where we eat cheesecake for all our main meals, and that’s ok. As long as you are maintaining a balanced, healthy diet on more days than the cheesecake days, you should be back in that ‘skinny outfit’ in no time!
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