Back to Back Issues Page
Nothing To Lose But Fat!, Issue #008 - How To CreateFast Low Glycemic Meals
February 07, 2012

How To Create Fast Low Glycemic Meals!

One of my readers wrote into the website and said she was having difficulty coming up with meal ideas...but she's really motivated to try this low glycemic thing! One of her excellent questions was "how can I do this without recipes?"

The secret to good cooking with fresh food that doesn't take forever to throw together is to have lots of great seasonings on hand. And to have a kitchen stocked with low glycemic goodies. I'm talking low glycemic sweeteners, barley, bulgur, quinoa, oats, olive oil, and raw nuts, seeds and fresh parmesan to grate.

To cook without using recipes you've got to have great seasonings. I like one called Spike but lemon pepper, seasoning salt, kelp seasoning are all good and garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, black pepper are essential. Italian leafed parsley and fresh cilantro also do wonders for beans and grains. Have salsa on hand to spice up your tacos and eggs. Make some guacamole and some olive tapenade to jazz up fish and salads. Also using lots of fresh garlic and chopped green onions will add flavor to meat, grain, bean dishes and eggs. Recipes are great when you have the time and want to try something new but for daily eating just keep it simple.

Low Glycemic Soup When You’re in a Hurry

Combine 4 oz. - 6 oz. meat and 1 cup cooked beans and vegetables for a simple soup that is a meal by itself. Just sauté 1 clove minced garlic and 1/2 cup chopped, green, onions (or 1 small yellow onion) in a teaspoon or so of olive oil, add your meat cut in 2" chunks, stir well, add water enough to cover and cook about 10 minutes. Add whatever chopped vegetables you like, celery, cabbage, cauliflower or dark, leafy greens, spinach is good and 4 - 6 cups of water and simmer until meat and vegetables are cooked, about 15 minutes. Add cooked beans, some yummy seasonings, simmer a bit longer and serve with chopped cilantro on top or some grated parmesan. Adding a little vinegar or fresh squeezed lemon just before serving enhances the flavor too. You will have plenty of leftovers that can be frozen for another meal. Make a salad of greens, a few olives and 1/4 sliced avocado, a little grated parmesan and an oil and vinegar dressing. After dinner treat yourself to some citrus fruit or some frozen berries with unsweetened yogurt sweetened with agave syrup.

Change the Way YOU Cook!

  • no processed foods
  • no sugar
  • no white flour, white bread
  • no white potatoes, rice or corn
  • reduce the saturated fat, eat more unsaturated fats
  • Eat instead:

  • sweet potatoes or yams
  • barley, bulgur, quinoa, oats
  • beans including lentils
  • sprouted grain tortillas
  • sprouted grain breads
  • low fat dairy products
  • meat, fish, raw nuts, eggs
  • low glycemic fruits and vegetables
  • I hope this will get you started! If you try some of the recipes at Low Glycemic Recipes and get familiar with them it won't take long before you can do them without the recipe in front of you.

    What’s new at the website?

    Olive Tapenade Recipe - This is an omega 3 food and low glycemic!

    Best Green Tea for Weight Loss - Green tea has lots of antioxidants which help you to lose weight.

    Have you missed any past newsletters?

    Archived Newsletters

    * If you like this ezine, please do a friend and me a big favor and "pay it forward."

    * If a friend DID forward this to you and if you like what you read, please subscribe by visiting Lifetime Fat Loss.

    Back to Back Issues Page