Just because you’re giving up carbs doesn’t mean you should suffer
Autumn can be a pretty miserable time if you’re steering clear of carbohydrates – as the nights draw in, mashed potato inevitably comes a-callin’. We’ve found some amazing comfort foods that are either no-carb or ridiculously low-carb. Get ready to feel cuddled from the inside out.
Mashed potato is the ultimate of ultimates when it comes to comfort eating and this cauliflower one with roasted garlic has all that snuggly texture you’re looking for but with bags more natural veggie flavour. We likey.
Fish and chips
Believe it or not, this recipe is paleo, a feat achieved through the actually magic tapioca flour. The fish is succulent and the batter crunchy and flavourful – just like your favourite seaside treat.
The coconut flour in this recipe not only reduces the carbs in these little beauties, it also packs them full of tropical flavour.
Oh pizza, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Especially since this clever cauliflower base makes it not only friendly for people with a gluten allergy, it’s also great for people avoiding carbs.
Mac ‘n cheese
More cauliflower here (it’s a wonder ingredient) and there’s so much cheesy, bacony deliciousness too that you won’t even miss the pasta in the mac and cheese. Probably.
Yep. We know. It’s because of the almond flour. All praise almond flour.
Yes, we know that a swede is not a potato, but when its crispiness is turned up a notch in the deep fryer? We could definitely convince ourselves it is.
This has all the traditional flavours of an aubergine parmigiana, but without the breadcrumbs on the top – which are kind of the worst part anyway.
These are seriously low-carb and also totally delicious thanks to the hazelnut flour and rich cocoa. Basically, there’s not a chance you’ll feel like you’re depriving yourself.
Cauliflower! Again! Is there nothing this vegetable cannot do? The answer you’re scrabbling for is no. No, there is not.
Not only are these crisps low-carb, they’re also baked, which makes them doubly virtuous. Pats on backs all round.
Cheesy meatballs with courgetti
We want to put our faces in this pile of cheesy gloriousness. We just do.
Yes, we know this looks suspiciously like something that fell out of the inside of a sandwich – probably because that’s basically what it is – but it’ll really hit that BLT craving where it hurts. We promise.
Chocolate chip cookies
These peanut butter cookies are completely flour-less and also mind-bendingly delicious.