Monthly Archives: January 2013

LCHF Recipes

Avocado & egg jumble
Avocado
Spring onion
Boiled egg
Philadelphia cheese
Gorgonzola cheese
Mayo
Herb salt, salt and pepper (chili powder)

Mix cheese, mayo, onion and spices.
Chop avocado and egg and add it to dressing.

 

Low carb gratain
500 g white radish, peeled and sliced ​​into 5 mm thick slices (alt. beet root, little bit more carb)
1 pinch of salt
2 l water
2 yellow onions, peeled, sliced
3-5 cloves of garlic, pressed (number depending on size)
3 cup sour cream (34%)
200 g Philadelphia cheese
4 cups whipping cream (40%)
1 pinch ground black pepper
3 cups cheddar cheese, grated (or other flavorful hard cheese)

Preheat oven to 100 degrees (or 175-200 for shorter time).
Boil water with salt and cook radish for 5 minutes (or until soft).
Drain.
Mix sour cream, Philadelphia cheese, cream and garlic, add black pepper.
Layer radish, onion and sauce in a baking dish.

Bake gratain in 1 to 1.5 hours. (if radish is boiled, soft less time in oven)
When it starts to get color and feel soft, add the grated cheese.
Bake in the oven a few minutes, until the cheese is golden color and texture.

 

Gorgonzola sauce
3 dl whipping cream
1dl sour cream
50g gorgonzola
½ finely chopped red onion
2pcs finely chopped garlic cloves
1tsk Dijon mustard
1 tbsp chicken stock
20g butter

 

Swede/Turnip frites
Peel and cut the turnip into 0.5 cm thick rods (so they look like french fries).
Boil the turnip sticks in salted water for 5-6 minutes.
Put the rods on a towel so that the water runs off.
Fry the turnip in any kind of oil until they got nice golden brown color.
Let the fried drain on a plate with paper towels so that excess oil is sucked up.
Serve as accessory to meat, chicken or fish. Or to dip in i.e. Aioli…

(Source: LCHFklubben.se)

Belly-fat project 2013

This year it’s time to really deal with the belly and the project involves…

  1. LCHF diet (Low Carb High Fat)
  2. Supplement of Vitamin D and Omega 3 (fish oil)
  3. Exercise 

LCHF Diet

Basic tip: Maximum 5 grams of carbohydrate (excluding fibre) per 100 grams of food.

Eat all you like

  • Meat: Any type, including beef, pork, game meat, chicken, etc.  Feel free to eat the fat on the meat as well as the skin on the chicken. If possible try to choose organic or grass fed meat.
  • Fish and Shellfish: All kinds: Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel or herring are great. Avoid breading.
  • Eggs: All kinds: Boiled, fried, omelettes, etc. Preferably choose organic eggs.
  • Natural Fat, High-Fat Sauces: Using butter and cream when you cook can make your food taste better and make you feel more satiated. Try a Béarnaise or Hollandaise sauce, check the ingredients or make it yourself. Coconut oil and olive oil are also good options.
  • Vegetables that Grow Above Ground: All kinds of cabbage, such as cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts. Asparagus, zucchini, eggplant, olives, spinach, mushrooms, cucumber, lettuce, avocado, onions, peppers, tomatoes etc.
  • Dairy products: Always select full-fat options like real butter, cream (40% fat), sour cream, Greek/Turkish yoghurt and high-fat cheeses. Be careful with regular milk and skim milk as they contain a lot of milk sugar. Avoid flavoured  sugary and low-fat products.
  • Nuts: Good to eat instead of candy in front of the television (preferably in moderation).
  • Berries: Okay in moderation, if you are not a super strict or sensitive. Good with whipped cream.

Drink most days

  • Water
  • Coffee: Try it with full-fat cream
  • Tea

Once in a while (You decide when the time is right. Your weight loss may slow down a bit.)

  • Alcohol: Dry wine (regular red or dry white whine), whisky, brandy, vodka and cocktails without sugar.
  • Dark chocolate: Above 70 % cocoa, preferably just a bit.

Avoid if you can

  • Sugar: The worst. Soft drinks, candy, juice, sports drinks, chocolate, cakes, buns, pastries, ice cream, breakfast cereals. Preferably avoid sweeteners as well.
  • Starch: Bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, French fries, potato chips, porridge, muesli and so on. “Wholegrain products” are just less bad. Moderate amounts of root vegetables may be OK (unless you’re eating extremely low carb).
  • Margarine: Industrially imitated butter with unnaturally high content of omega-6 fat. Has no health benefits, tastes bad. Statistically linked to asthma, allergies and other inflammatory diseases.
  • Beer: Liquid bread. Full of rapidly absorbed carbs, unfortunately.
  • Fruit: Very sweet, lots of sugar. Eat once in a while. Treat fruit as a natural form of candy.

 Breakfast suggestions

  • Eggs and bacon
  • Omelet
  • Leftovers from last night’s dinner
  • Coffee with cream
  • A can of mackerel and boiled eggs
  • Boiled egg with mayonnaise or butter
  • Avocado, salmon and crème fraiche
  • Sandwich on
  • A piece of very thin hard bread with lots of butter, cheese, ham, etc.
  • Cheese with butter on it
  • Boiled eggs mashed with butter, chopped chives, salt and pepper
  • A piece of brie cheese and some ham or salami
  • High-fat yoghurt with nuts and seeds (and maybe berries)

Lunch and dinner

  • Meat, fish or chicken dishes with vegetables and a rich full-fat sauce. There are many alternatives to potatoes, such as mashed cauliflower.
  • Stews, soups or casseroles with low-carb ingredients.
  • You can  use most recipes in cookbooks if you avoid the carbohydrate-rich ingredients. It’s often a good idea to add fat (e.g. butter, cream) to the recipe.
  • Drink water with your meal or (occasionally) a glass of wine.

Snacks
When you eat a low-carb diet with more fat and a bit more protein you will probably not need to eat as often. Don’t be surprised if you no longer need to a snack. Many people do well on two or three meals per day. If you need a snack:

  • Rolled-up cheese or ham with a vegetable (some people even spread butter on cheese)
  • Olives
  • Nuts
  • A piece of cheese
  • A boiled egg from the refrigerator
  • Canned mackerel in tomato sauce

(source: kostdoktorn/dietdoctor)

I am not very good at baking but like bread. Here is a low carb alternative of bread, available both light and dark. (in Sweden you find it at ICA)

List over the amount of carb, fibre and vitamin C in different fruit and veggies
(sorry, only in Swedish. Source: lchf-kost
(a more complete list on this blog, or on LCHF.se (in swedish)

Produkt Kolhydrater (g) Fibrer (g) C-vitamin (mg)
Ananas 11,7 1,2 15
Apelsin 10,8 1,9 53
Aprikos 9,3 2,1 10
Aubergine 3,7 2,5 2
Avokado 4,4 3,3 8
Banan 22,0 1,7 9
Blomkål 3,9 2,4 73
Broccoli 3,1 3,1 83
Brysselkål 4,7 4,2 85
Bondbönor 7,5 4,2 33
Bönor (gröna) 3,5 3,9 16
Bönor (vax) 4,7 2,7 21
Citron 7,3 2,0 53
Dill 7,4 2,8 70
Fikon 11,7 2,5 2
Fänkål 1,8 3,3 31
Granatäpple 7,0 10,0 6
Grapefrukt 7,0 1,9 39
Groddar (lins) 19,1 3,0 17
Groddar (sojaböns) 7,0 3,0 15
Gräslök 1,7 2,1 41
Grönkål 5,7 3,8 120
Gurka 2,1 0,7 9
Jordärtskocka 12,9 4,5 6
Kastanj 39,0 6,8 43
Kiwi 10,2 3,8 63
Kronärtskocka 7,3 5,0 11
Kålrabbi 4,4 1,8 62
Kålrot 6,4 2,7 36
Lime 10,3 0,5 29
Lök (gul/röd) 6,0 1,2 6
Majs 22,1 2,9 7
Mango 15,0 0,8 28
Melon (honungs) 7,9 0,9 25
Melon (nät) 7,1 1,0 42
Melon (vatten) 7,5 0,6 10
Morot 8,7 2,4 6
Nektarin 11,7 0,4 5
Palsternacka 11,0 4,5 6
Papaya 8,8 1,9 62
Paprika (grön) 3,3 2,0 115
Paprika (gul) 4,4 3,0 205
Paprika (röd) 5,2 1,9 200
Passionsfrukt 7,4 15,9 30
Pepparrot 10,8 7,3 152
Persika 8,6 2,1 8
Persilja 4,4 2,9 182
Plommon 10,2 1,8 10
Potatis 16,1 1,4 11
Pumpa 4,4 1,7 9
Purjolök 5,2 2,4 40
Päron 11,0 3,9 5
Rabarber 2,7 1,4 13
Rotselleri 4,9 3,1 11
Rädisa 2,2 1,6 33
Rättika 2,5 1,6 20
Rödbeta 8,5 2,3 10
Rödkål 3,7 1,9 57
Sallat (huvud) 2,7 1,2 9
Sallat (isbergs) 2,0 1,0 4
Sockerärt 6,0 6,0 21
Sparris 2,4 1,5 33
Spenat 0,7 1,3 46
Tomat 3,7 1,4 20
Vindruva 15,7 1,6 11
Vitkål 3,8 2,0 36
Vitlök 31,1 1,5 31
Ärter (gröna) 8,8 5,5 40
Äpple 12,4 1,8 12