Talking Adelaide is on a mission to find low-carb breakfast recipes.
A good friend of TA has been recently advised by their medical specialist to follow a low-carbohydrate diet. And TA has been asked for help.
Now, if you’ve ever tried to give up bread and rice and all their associated products, you know it’s fairly easy for lunch and dinner.
Variations of salad and vegetables with fish and chicken can be done without monotony at night for dinner and create fabulous left-overs for lunch.
But breakfast? Not so easy.
Why is why TA is offering to help test, try and source options - thanks to Google and Pinterest.
If you have any suggestions and recommendations, feel free to share.
One of the key ingredients we’ll be exploring is using coconut flour.
And if anyone knows of turkey bacon stockists around Adelaide – let TA know ASAP!
#1 Ricotta Pancakes – low carb, low-fat and gluten-free
This recipe is really for one – double for two. It did't take long and so qualifies as a school/work morning breakfast not just for weekends.
60g low-fat ricotta (TA used Pantalinca brand from Woolworths because it’s so deliciously creamy, less like cottage cheese)
1 teaspoon of your preferred sweetener – honey, maple syrup, agave syrup etc
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
Blend all ingredients in whatever kitchen machine you have until smooth.
Let the batter rest for a couple of minutes, while you heat your pan or pancake maker.
This mixture made two thickish pancakes for TA.
Next time, could make them thinner.
Regardless, they were delicious.
Spray surface lightly before adding in the batter.
Turn when brown to your liking.
Serve with your favourite topping – low-fat yogurt and berries, syrup or in TA’s case, pan-fried, fat-trimmed ham.
Pancakes on their own are just 141 calories (based on a 58g egg – using the Easy Diet Diary app to calculate this). With 50g of double smoked ham – it came to 186. Delicious and low-cal. Bonus.
If cholesterol is not an issue for you, a second egg could even be added and the whole meal would still be under 300 calories, which is the magical serving size to aim for, according to body transformation guru, Michelle Bridges.
Next time: experimenting with chia seeds