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Low Carb-High Protein Salad

Low Carb-High Protein salad

Anyone up for a delicious Low Carb-High Protein salad for lunch or dinner.  Well, here is one I thought up all by myself.  I think you and your family may like it too.  It is a break from meat and potatoes.  You will get up from the table satisfied and not feel stuffed.  So, here we go.  By the way, this is a recipe for four people and is an especially good salad for diabetics.


4 cups of shredded or chopped lettuce(your choice)

2 large Tomatoes

4 chopped hard boiled eggs

12 ounces of wild caught Salmon (baked or grill) cut into bite size pieces.  No added butter or oil.

1 very large cucumber (diced)

2 stalks of sliced celery

You can substitute your choice of vegetables.  Try to use low sugar vegetables.  Carrots and Beets have high sugar content.

Mustard Vinaigrette ingredients:

1/2 cup of red wine vinegar

4 tbsp. Virgin olive oil

3/4 cup of mustard (Dijon, yellow or spicy brown)

Put all ingredients in serving bowl.

Whisk vinaigrette together and pour over salad and serve cold.

This is the breakdown on a per person serving.


Protein-28 grams

Carbohydrates-12.1 grams

Fat=25.9 grams  Keep in mind, these are mostly good fats.  Most of the fat content is from the olive oil and salmon, which is high in Omega-3 fatty acids.

I hope you enjoy this healthy and nourishing salad.

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Examples Of Good Carb Foods To Add To Your Diet

Example good carb foods

Have you been avoiding carbs like the bubonic plague? Well, guess what? You don’t have to. Various weight loss programs have been demonizing carbohydrates for years. Yet the truth is that not all carbs are bad for your dieting efforts. Want some examples of good carb foods to add to your diet? Check out the highlighted options below!

Fruits Full of Antioxidants

Vibrant fruits are full of vitamins and healthy antioxidants. So it’s a real shame to hear that some people actually go out of their way to avoid eating them—especially when there’s no real reason to justify doing so. Fruits eaten in its raw form won’t do you any harm. It’s only when you start juicing the fruits that you will encounter a great spike to your blood sugar level. Therefore, steer clear of over the counter fruit juices and smoothies. But feel free to treat yourself to some fresh fruit. They are the healthiest dessert options.

Green Leafy Vegetables

When it comes to vegetables, just about anything green is good for you. Spinach and kale are especially known for their nutritious properties. Therefore, don’t be afraid to eat your veggies! They’re part of a healthy diet for preventing diabetes. Remember, Greens are great, eat lots.

Fresh Veggies in all Colors

Forget about eating rainbow Skittles. If you really want to “taste the rainbow”, then you should sample different types of vegetables. The roughage found in veggies help to keep you full and regular. Hence, they should be a part of your healthy diet. Try this for a month.  Every week, try a different kind of vegetable.  One, you have never eaten before.  You may find a few new favorites.

Satiating Beans

Looking for the ultimate example of good carbs to add to your diet? Look no further than the dried beans aisle of your local supermarket. Beans are low glycemic. Therefore, they don’t affect your insulin level. Plus they are full of protein. They’ll keep you feeling satiated for hours after you have finished eating.  Besides, bean are so versatile, you can eat them with almost anything.

Fluffy Brown Rice

Beans are mighty good on their own, but they’re even better with a bowl of brown rice. Unlike white rice, brown rice is full of fiber. So there’s no reason for you to fear eating this filling carbohydrate. When you eat beans and brown rice together, they form the perfect protein.

Whole Grain Pasta

Being a healthy eater doesn’t mean you have to give up on eating spaghetti and other tasty pasta dishes. It only means you need to opt for the whole grain variety. And with the right sauce, whole grain pasta can be just as good as the not-so-healthy kind you might have grown up eating.  Pasta Primavera(pasta with slightly cooked fresh vegetables) is a wonderful and lo-cal dinner.

Again, Carbaholics Anonymous would like to take the time to thank everyone for there support.  As you know Carbaholics Anonymous is fighting against Obesity, and Diabetes.  We believe we can win this fight with everyones help.  Carbaholics Anonymous  would also like to thank everyone for asking great questions.  We promise to get to everyones email in due time.

We are all Carbaholics

why we need carbohydrates

We are all Carbaholic.

A balanced diet consists of all the essential elements that are absolutely important to stay healthy. Like proteins and vitamins, carbohydrates are the macronutrients that should be included in your daily diet without a second thought. Carbohydrates are the primary energy-givers. Although proteins and fats supply energy to the body they are helpful in the long run.

Why we need carbohydrates?

The body uses carbohydrates as its immediate source of energy and so taking carbs is not banned for any reasons. In other words the body is carbaholic and that is because carbohydrates are faster to break down and easier to use that supply maximum energy to maintain an active lifestyle. There are two types of carbohydrates namely the simple and the complex. The simple ones are used up very fast and therefore the complex carbohydrates are considered to be more efficient. The complex carbs break down at a lower pace and hence supplies a more constant supply of energy to the bloodstream.

Bodies require a specific amount of calories to function properly and help the body to fight diseases. About 50% to 60% of the calories are to be derived from the carbs that you take. Fats that are unhealthy fill up deficiency of carbohydrates when your body is lacking in the right sources of energy nutrients. Hence it is very important to know about the best suppliers of carbohydrates that should fill up your daily diet.

Sources of carbohydrates

The best sources of carbohydrates that are considered as good carbs are whole grains, whole-wheat breads, brown rice, whole-wheat pasta, beans, lentils, dried peas, cereals that have 100% brans, different kinds of fruits and vegetables. But it is necessary to count your carbohydrate calories. When you have baked potatoes or white rice, lower the intake of other carbs to maintain the balance. Excess carbohydrates especially the complex carbs that are not required by the body are stored as fat and that leads to overweight.

Why do you need only good carbs?

Carbohydrates are available in a variety of foods like whole grains, vegetables, fruits and also in sodas, candies and those that have added sugars. Now you must know which are the good carbs that are really good for your health. According to nutritionists good carbs are unprocessed and are in their natural states. They have more fibers and complex carbs that gradually break down into glucose for better absorption by the blood.

If you want to stay slim, increase your energy level naturally and enjoy a healthy life for many years you have to choose the good carbs that are not altered by machine or man like the greens and fibers.