High-protein, low-carb diets offer different goals. As a diet or as a building fuel for those who like to exercise, but also as a power program. One of the great ways to start a high-protein low-carb day is with our easy recipe to make protein pancakes. But first, some tips to keep a high-protein, low-carb diet interesting
- Low Carb is not equal No Carb : What gets on your plate, should still fill you up. Instead of pasta you can cook potatoes or rice. If you do not want to give up pasta, try protein-rich lentils or pea noodles!
- Variety leads to success: always only turkey with salad does not make you happy in the long run. Vary with recipes, for example, by trying out purely vegetarian or vegan recipes and testing which pulses fit best with which vegetables.
- Make a meal plan for the week: So you make every low carb meal a highlight that you can look forward to days before. What special feast do you expect for Sundays? Which flash recipes do you try during the week?
- Use Low Carb Alternatives : Some low carb tricks are so simple that you can only marvel. Zucchini pasta for example. They are made lightning fast and are a real sensation both visually and calorie-technically! With cauliflower and quinoa you can create great bowls . And a large lettuce leaf conjures up a juicy basis for a summery low carb wrap.
- Drink enough : In addition to your conscious diet, you should make sure that you drink enough. Thus, the energy messengers of protein rich nutrition can fully develop. Water and herbal tea are perfect liquid suppliers – but you should stay away from finished fruit juices or soft drinks. Make your own juices and smoothies from fresh fruits and vegetables!
High protein is not always meat
Proteins are not only found in meat, but also in many legumes and dairy products. Eggs are full of protein. Cheese is especially recommended, as it combines everything we would expect from a low carb plate: tasty, high in protein and still light. For example, the soft cheese creamy-light or a sliced spicy cheese are perfect.
Easy recipe to make protein pancakes with spicy cheese
Ingredients for four persons:
For the pancakes:
- 70 g oatmeal (flower tender)
- 200 g of lean quark
- 2 eggs
- 0.5 tsp salt
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- Some Milk
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 6 slices of spicy cheese
- 100 g apricots (dried and diced)
- Honey (liquid)
- Stir the quark with the oatmeal, eggs, salt and a little milk. The dough should be very viscous-creamy. (Careful, still running apart in the pan)
- Stir in baking powder.
- Heat some oil in the pan and bake pancakes in portions, turning carefully – the dough is initially very loose.
- Stack pancakes and alternate with apricots and Fol Epi Légère. Drizzle to taste with a little honey (or maple syrup).
Preparation time : 15 minutes
Per portion about 260 kcal. fat 7g.
Author: Genevieve Dumas is a food, fashion, health and beauty writer from New York, who has worked for a range of major magazines.