Sick and tired of all the bland and boring foods you’ve had to endure to lose weight? Fed up of falling off the wagon because you really can’t do it any longer? Well then, we have just the solution you need – low glycemic food.
Low glycemic or low GI foods are rich in fiber and natural acids. They help your body regulate the release of sugars and control weight gain. A diet full of such foods is key to shedding those last few lb’s – and keeping them off!
Below, we’ve put together this nifty kit of 15 low glycemic recipes (Not Approved if you’re on the ChiroThin Diet) that are quick and easy to prepare. So without further ado, let’s get straight to it!
1. Coconut Flour Pancakes
Whip up a batter with coconut flour, coconut milk, and some eggs—flavor with vanilla or cinnamon. Add salt and a pinch of baking soda.
Make your pancakes on a greased pan, and serve hot with fresh fruit and coconut cream.
2. Overnight Oats
This one is a great solution for a quick and easy breakfast.
Take a bowl or small jar of rolled oats and mix in some almond or oat milk. Sprinkle in chia seeds, and rest covered overnight in the fridge. Drizzle your fave nut butter, and serve garnished with a trail mix of your choice.
3. Easiest Green Goddess
Start your morning with this easiest green goddess recipe!
Blend baby kale, fresh coconut meat, and coconut water with cucumber, grated ginger, and turmeric. Add any overripe banana or pear and blend for a few seconds.
Serve fresh with a generous sprinkle of chia seeds.
4. Warm Cabbage Salad
Toss some shredded cabbage in a spoon of hot coconut oil. Sauté for a minute.
Add in some fresh grated coconut and cilantro. Add salt to taste. And voila, you have the yummiest lunch salad that satisfies your weight goals!
5. Spiced Lettuce Cups
Cube avocado, cucumber, and tomatoes. Slice up leftover grilled chicken or boiled eggs.
Assemble these into your choice of Boston, bibb, or iceberg lettuce cups. Drizzle with your fave vinaigrette, add salt and pepper to taste, and consume before it vanishes!
6. Coconut Soup
Heat coconut milk with kafir lime, lemongrass, and ginger. Add in red and yellow bell peppers, zucchini, and steamed broccoli.
Throw in some tofu cubes or peeled-deveined shrimp. Add a dash of lemon juice and serve hot garnished with cilantro. There you have it- great winter weather pick-me-up recipe!
7. Lentil Soup
Boil canned lentils with celery, leeks, chopped carrots, and minced garlic. Add a dash of red pepper flakes, a drizzle of olive oil.
Serve garnished with fresh chopped tomatoes and cilantro. What a simple but effective weeknight meal!
8. Salmon Lunch Bowl
Assemble your amazing lunch with a base of quinoa and some grilled salmon. Plate in steamed or stir-fried broccoli.
Add Kalamata olives, fresh arugula, parsley, and a dash of lemon.
Bonus: this recipe is full of healthy fats and protein, so it’s going to keep you fuller for longer.
9. Quinoa Chimichurri
Get your best grocer’s chimichurri dressing, toss in with cooked tri-color quinoa.
Add in grilled asparagus and shrimp. Serve garnished with pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries.
This one is a powerhouse of nutrition too!
10. Buttermilk Pesto Crepes
Prepare a crepe batter with buttermilk and quinoa flour (which is a healthy swap for regular flour). Fold in mashed avocado, some parsley, a squeeze of fresh lemon, and make crepes.
Once fully cooked, serve with a drizzle of pesto and sunny-side-up eggs.
11. Chickpea Kebobs
Mash boiled chickpeas and sweet potatoes. Add salt, flavors, and aromatics.
Sprinkle brown rice flour. Shape into small kebobs, and grill on a hot pan until both sides are brown. Serve with dip or chutney of your choice.
12. Grilled Tofu
Cube tofu and marinate with salt, herb, and spices of choice. Grill and brown all sides evenly.
Drizzle some tamari, sprinkle toasted sesame, and serve hot.
13. Choco Rocks
Choco rocks is a great recipe for kids and grown-ups alike.
Toast a handful of mixed seeds, walnuts, almonds, and pecans. Add in a few dried apricots or prunes. Fold these into a chocolate sauce made with raw cacao powder, coconut oil, a drizzle of raw honey, and vanilla or cinnamon to flavor.
Combine everything, divide into small rocks, roll over coarse sea salt, and freeze overnight before serving.
14. Almond Butter Cookies
Combine blanched almond flour with unsweetened almond butter. Add chopped dates, a pinch of salt, and baking soda.
Fold in some butter to form into cookie dough. Divide dough, shape and flatten and bake till done.
15. Date and Almond Toffees
Toast almonds and sesame seeds. Slit Medjool dates on one side, careful not to split them into two halves.
Place one or two almonds and some toasted sesame, and press the dates closed. Refrigerate and serve cold.
This recipe is also great for those with low anemia and blood sugar.
Low Glycemic Recipes for the Win
Low glycemic recipes are a great way to get started on your weight loss goals. Not to mention, the ingredients used are nutritious and balanced, helping you achieve your other health goals along the way.
If you’re looking to accelerate your weight loss, be sure to check out ChiroThin programs. With professional support, dietary and behavioral modification guidance, and doctor supervision, you’ll be well on your way to a better you.
Are you ready to get started on the path to a healthier you? Click here to find a ChiroThin doctor in your area.