Low Carb Recipes

Hmm. When you think about “low carb” some images that come to mind are celery sticks with cottage cheese, boiled spinach and flavorless chicken. But in reality, low carb is unprocessed, whole food that’s good for your gut (internally), your waistline (externally) and your taste buds. Let’s get cooking!

Low(er) carb jicama nachos

Serves 2-4

1 large jicama, peeled and sliced into 1/8-inch slices
1 pound ground turkey, beef, tempeh or tofu, browned and drained
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1 small sweet onion, diced
1 cup cashew nut “cheese”
¼ cup minced pickled jalapenos
¼ cup minced olives

  • Place the jicama slices in a single layer on a large serving platter.
  • Spread the cashew nut cheese evenly over all the slices.
  • Sprinkle the remaining ingredients over the slices and serve!

While this recipe isn’t the lowest carb appetizer out there, substituting jicama for traditional tortilla chips cuts down on the overall carb count and adds fiber to the mix.

Warning: It’s messy! If you don’t want to deal with falling toppings, then slice the jicama into matchsticks and mix it with all the remaining ingredients to form a “slaw” and serve it with a fork.