For people who are trying to cut their carbohydrate intake, switch to a low-carb lifestyle, or follow the Trim Healthy Mama (THM) diet (or other lower carb/no sugar diets), cutting out sugar and either completely cutting most grains or greatly reducing them (and eating healthful ones such as brown rice, quinoa, oatmeal, and oat flour) are mandatory first steps.
However, when a person sets out on one of these healthful ways of eating (woe for short), she is often overwhelmed by the options/cooking methods, craving the sweets and carbs that she used to enjoy, and disappointed in many attempts to buy and use lower carb alternatives to flour and sugar (almond flour, coconut flour, stevia, erythritol, and more).
After working on reducing the carbohydrate in our family , dabbling in the THM diet, and trying to lessen my pre-diabetes symptoms, I have found some things that work really well—and some things that I wish someone had told me before I spent the time and money trying so many recipes.
I’ve put together a page here on the blog called “Low Carb Fam” of all of the things I wish someone had told me when I first started on this journey! Click over to find out out to:
1. Find the best bulk sugar-free sweeteners
2. Make low-carb croutons
3. Make yummy low-carb treats and desserts
4. Combinations of flours to use in your baking
5. and more!