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Top Low-Carb Cooking Tips

Sauces, Vegetables, Meat, and More Low-Carb Cooking Tips

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Updated February 11, 2014

When we change the way we eat, we often have to learn some new cooking techniques - or learn to cook in the first place! But truly, it doesn't have to be difficult, and it can be really fun and rewarding! Here are low-carb cooking tips, techniques, and advice for cooking healthy and tasty low-carb meals.

1. Low-Carb Cooking Videos

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If a picture is worth 1000 words, then a video is worth even more! These show that anyone can make tasty, easy low-carb foods, from the cauliflower "rice" shown here to flax bread, to a great spinach dish you can make in seconds.

2. 10 Tips for Easy Vegetables

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Did you know that when people change to a low-carb way of eating they usually double, or even triple, the amount of vegetables they eat?  Here are some tips for getting veggies on the table fast.

3. Eggs for Beginners

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They're inexpensive, they're super-nutritious, they're easy to cook, and they're great vehicles for leftover vegetables and meats. What's not to like?

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Omelets, Frittatas, and More

Eggs Really ARE Incredible

How to Flip an Egg (with no utensils)

4. Low-Carb Pasta Substitutes

Zucchini Pasta
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Do you miss pasta?  Here are some great low-carb substitutes.  The best choices are vegetables, but there are other healthy options as well.  See Also

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

How to Make Zucchini Noodles

5. How to Cook Greens

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Did you know that greens are a low-carb super food we should be eating daily?  Some say our ancient ancestors ate up to six pounds of leaves a day!  Here are tips about ways to cook greens and ingredients and flavors that work well with them.

6. Tips for Cooking the Best Hamburgers

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Burgers - yum!  But sometimes they are dry, sometimes they don't have much flavor, and sometimes they turn into "hockey pucks" on the grill. Here are some tips to bring your burgers from "good" to "great".

7. How to Make Cheap Steak Taste Good

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A great-tasting steak doesn't have to be expensive!

8. How to Thicken a Low-Carb Sauce or Soup

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There are lots of ways to thicken sauces, stews, and soups, and the amount of carbohydrates in them varies.  If you only need a little, it may make sense to just use a regular thickener (for example, if a tablespoon of flour is going to thicken a sauce for several portions.  Otherwise, choose something lower in carbs such as these suggestions.

9. Tips for Cooking with Unsweetened Chocolate

sugar-free fudge
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It would be so nice if we could take unsweetened chocolate and just substitute it into regular recipes - unfortunately, it doesn't work all that well.  This article tells about the health benefits of chocolate, and then has links to low-carb recipes using chocolate.

10. How to Make Whipped Cream

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Many people thinking whipped cream is born in a can, but it's pretty quick to make yourself, and without all that sugar!

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