Here are some savory low glycemic recipes made from foods listed on the low glycemic food list to get you started on a new way of eating! Go to glycemic index to learn why this is the only way to lose fat permanently.
Eliminate the high glycemic foods from your kitchen and pantry and dive into these recipes. As you do you will learn how to modify your old recipes by substituting low glycemic foods. The idea is to not raise your blood sugar.
People who are overweight or obese need to know that high blood sugars lead to fat storage, not the other way around. The best weight loss plans require foods that keep your blood sugar low and even.
To be thin AND healthy you need low glycemic foods! Low glycemic recipes call for only low glycemic ingredients.
To make this easy it is best to get rid of all the foods you don't need anymore, the high glycemic foods. They contribute to fat storage, cause food cravings and over eating and are simply not healthy.
Throw away your foods with refined, hydrogenated fats that are the unhealthy
fats. See the high glycemic foods list for a list of these fats and all high
glycemic foods. And keep reading for the recipes below.
In fact, you would be better off to eliminate all the foods with high glycemic sugars. You don't need them and they are the worst culprits for raising your blood sugar. Use the low glycemic sweeteners on the low glycemic food list or even natural sugars can be used for the occasional special dessert.
Now comes the fun part. Stock your pantry with olive oil, raw nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes. Include canned beans, canned, chopped tomatoes and lots of your favorite spices. Many natural foods stores sell olive oil in bulk and you can take your own jar so it's not expensive. Remember you will be using small amounts for cooking and salad dressings. You can learn to stir fry.
Become familiar with the low glycemic food list and get to know your local farmer's market. You want to avoid processed foods that have high glycemic preservatives. Buy fresh and local ingredients from your neighbors and local farmers.
Buy your dried goods and staples at natural foods stores or in the natural
foods section of your super market where you can buy in bulk. Some discount
grocery stores now carry organic and unprocessed foods. The outlet grocery store
in my town has lots of great brands that are at the natural foods market. They
usually carry goat cheese and even sell organic produce occasionally at very low
prices. When you shop at any grocery store spend most of your time in the
produce section. Keep reading for the low glycemic recipes.
If you are near a co-op type natural foods market you are in luck because their prices can be very competitive. I have often found that the same item at the grocery store is higher than at my co-op.
However, organic produce usually does cost a little more in the short term because it costs more to grow vegetables and fruits when you are enriching the soils with nutrients. It's cheaper to just spray toxic chemicals to control pests and weeds than to use labor intensive methods but organic, sustainable methods are certainly better for the planet and for your health.
Low glycemic foods are far cheaper than high glycemic ones when you factor in the costs to your health to eat highly processed, white foods.
Look for cookbooks and recipes that incorporate the Mediterranean style of cooking and eating. The traditional, Mediterranean way of cooking uses more legumes, whole grains, olive oil, raw nuts and seeds, lots of fresh produce and a little meat. It is rich in high fiber foods and low glycemic.
The low glycemic recipes below will get you started. Are you diabetic? These are diabetic recipes because they do NOT raise your blood sugar. You can share one you have if you like! Check back often because we will continue to add low glycemic recipes!
If you have a question about what to substitute for a particular high glycemic food go to Your Questions so I can give you some ideas. I would highly recommend that you do this until you are in the habit of cooking this way.
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