The hardest part of sticking to a low-carb diet is that suddenly, it seems like most of your favorite foods are off-limits. And everyone knows that banning your favorite foods from your life is one of the surest ways to eventually backpedal. Thankfully, there are ways to get a taste of the dishes you crave even while sticking to your diet so you can have your cake and eat it too… almost literally.
Whether your cravings are sweet or savory, chances are you can still satisfy them. Simple swaps — like lettuce wraps instead of tortillas, keto “fat bombs” instead of candy and zoodles instead of noodles — ensure you can get your fix of the flavors you love the low-carb way. Better yet, replacing those simple carbs with whole foods, vegetables, proteins and heart-healthy fats means you’ll stay full for longer. That’s key to making a diet work. If you’re overcome with hanger, sticking to the plan is just too hard.
Take a look at these 10 filling recipes, and your low-carb dining will be the best part of your week.