Eat This, Not That! Tasty low-carb alternatives to high-carb classics

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Just because you’re following Atkins doesn’t mean you have to say good-bye to pasta, chips, or bread. There are plenty of delicious low-carb alternatives that will satisfy your hunger for these favorites while you still lose weight. Get the recipes below and your waistline will thank you!

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Lettuce Wrapped Burger
This delicious, classic American recipe won’t sit like a gut bomb in your stomach or put your into a carb-induced food coma. You get a healthy dose of protein and it’s only 0.8 grams of Net Carbs.

Hamburger on a Bun
Why ruin a hearty burger (which is naturally low in carbs) by placing it on a bun, and racking up a full day’s worth of Net Carbs in one sitting?

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Kale Chips
Kale is a super food, meaning it’s packed with even more nutrients than other foods. These tasty, good-for-you chips weigh in at only 2.7 grams of Net Carbs per serving and features heart-healthy olive oil and a sprinkling of sea salt. We are also like Rhythm Superfoods kale chips. There are many other good brands of kale chips (and other low-carb salty/crispy snacks) out there. Be sure to read the label carefully and watch out for excess sodium, trans fats, and, of course, Net Carbs. 

Potato chips
You can blow your whole day’s quota of Net Carbs away with a few handfuls of these greasy chips, because who just sticks to one 1-ounce serving?

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Muffin in a Minute
These muffins, made with heart-healthy flax, are an Atkins mainstay. At only 2.1 grams of Net Carbs, they work great as a quick breakfast, or really at any time of the day. They bake quickly and they are extremely portable.

Bread
Toast for breakfast or bread for sandwiches? Think twice. Just one slice can range from 10 to 12 grams of Net Carbs.

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Zucchini Pasta with Almond Pesto
Swap out your traditional pasta for thin ribbons of spiralized or grated zucchini. At only 4.8 grams of Net Carbs per serving, this recipe is a delicious and filing alternative. You can substitute zucchini for pasta in any dish, or use thicker ribbons for lasagna.
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Japanese shiritaki noodles
Shiritaki noodles are made from the Japanese yam, have literally no carbohydrates and are very low in calories. Use them in stir-fries, soups or with any recipe that requires noodles.


Carb-filled Pasta and Sauce
A serving of regular spaghetti may account for up to 40 grams of Net Carbs. Yikes!

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Disclaimer: Nothing contained on this Site is intended to provide health care advice. Should you have any health care-related questions, please call or see your physician or other health care provider. Consult your physician or health care provider before beginning the Atkins Diet as you would any other weight loss or weight maintenance program. The weight loss phases of the Atkins Diet should not be used by persons on dialysis or by pregnant or nursing women.