Holiday Low Carb Diet Food
Holidays are always difficult for people who love food, have a sweet tooth and who love warm breads and desserts. Watching your weight, by controlling the food you eat, during the many holidays of the years is another difficult endeavor for many people. Sticking to a weight loss program, at any time of the year is difficult, but holidays are an especially challenging time to keep up resolve and to just say “No” to food and food cravings.
The low carb diet is, in this writer’s opinion, the easiest diet to be on during holidays as it allows you to eat as much meat (turkey, ham, roasts) and veggies as you like. It further permits you to smother these in seasoned butter and other gourmet sauces that can be made without sugar and flour. The key to healthy low carb dieting during the holidays is to eat lean meat cuts and to make sauces with low carb appropriate butter-like spreads.
Holiday Low Carb Diet Food Idea
One scrumptious holiday low carb food idea is Smoked Salmon Slices. This low carb food idea is great for appetizers or to be eaten as a part of a brunch or luncheon. The slices are also quite easy and quick to make.
Holiday Low Carb Diet Food to Buy for Smoked Salmon Slices
When you go to the store, pick up an 8 oz. packet of cream cheese, a small container of sour cream, a larg cucumber, a packet of a powdered salad dressing (be sure to check the carb count on the packets and buy the one with the least amount of carbs) and smoked salmon.
Holiday Low Carb Diet Smoked Salmon Slices Preparation
Let the cream cheese reach room temperature so it is easy to stir. Add 1/2 cup of sour cream and mix thoroughly. Add some of the powdered salad dressing to the cream cheese mixture, stirring it and adding more powder until it has the strength of taste you like. To prepare the cucumber, you can either peel the outer rind of the cucumber completely, or leave some of it on to add color and appeal to the salmon rings. Cut the cucumber into ¼” slices. Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the cucumber slices and place a piece of smoked salmon on top . This low carb holiday food item is very popular, so make quite a few and keep them in the fridge until needed.
Holiday Low Carb Diet Food Pepperoni Chips
Another very quick and easy holiday low carb food idea is to make pepperoni chips. A common complaint of people who have changed their eating lifestyle to a low carb one is that they miss chips. They miss the crunch and they crave the salt that is often a part of commercial chips. A good substitute for chips is pepperoni. To make this low carb holiday food item buy prepackaged pepperoni at the store, or ask deli counter staff to slice some pepperoni for you. In order to make the pepperoni slices as healthy as possible, buy pepperoni that has the lowest saturated fat content and, if possible, includes no saturated fat. Place the pepperoni slices on a paper towel covered microwave safe dish and nuke, at full power, for at least a minute. At the end of this time, If the centers of the crisps do not seem to be crisp, try nuking them for 10 to 15 seconds at a time until done.
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