Low-Carb Easy Meal – Veggie Fritters With Yoghurt

Low-Carb Easy Meal, Paleo, Keto …. These are some of the words buzzing around in health-food circles at the moment. But why, and what’s it all about? These styles of eating all share a basic desire to reduce carbohydrates in the diet. The reason for this is that when the body is deprived of blood sugar from carbs, it looks to source energy elsewhere. The energy then comes from ketone bodies, which are produced when the body starts breaking down stored fat.

So yes, cutting the carbs seems to be a good way to lose weight. Like any diet though, you have to stick with it in order to keep the weight off. Therefore walking away from carbs altogether and forever is a tough ask for most of us. That is why this low-carb easy meal fritters with yoghurt we emphasise minimising, not eliminating carb. Focus on “good carbs”, and understand how to enjoy low-carb easy meal food that is every bit as delicious.

These low-carb veggie fritters with yoghurt make a great substitute for hash browns or potatoes. Add cheese to this recipe and these cheesy cauliflower veggie fritters really hit the spot. They are soft and flavourful on the inside and crispy around the edges. Option to cooking these: CHEF SERIES II 28CM FRYPAN, MICROPRO GRILL,

A hallmark of low-carb and Paleo diets is plenty of protein, which means an emphasis on meat, seafood and dairy, with all the wonderful nutrients that these food contain.

How does the ketogenic diet work?

The aim of ketogenic diets is to send the body into a state of ‘ketosis’ by using a very strict low-carb diet. This umbrella term can include diets such as the Atkins dietDukan diet and LCHF (low carb, high fat) diets such as the banting diet, although the ratios of fat, protein and carbs and other specific features of each diet (e.g. ‘phases’) can vary.

What is ketosis?

Under normal circumstances, our body uses glucose from carbohydrate foods for energy. In the absence of glucose, a process called ketosis occurs. This is a state in which the body burns fats instead of carbohydrates as its main fuel source. When we don’t eat carbs, the liver breaks down fat stores to produce energy. This energy is in the form of (and also creates) molecules called ‘ketones’.

Veggie Fritters With Yoghurt

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Recipe by Tupperware NZ Course: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerCuisine: low carbDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

Low carb vegetable fritters. They are awesome! Very easy to make, so that any inexperienced cook shouldn’t have a problem at all.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250ml, 8fl ox) low-fat Greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • pinch salt and pepper


  • FRITTERS
  • 1 small head cauliflower, chopped into small pieces

  • 2 cups (60g, 2oz) fresh spinach, chopped

  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1/2 cup (60g, 2oz) chickpea flour

  • 2 tbsps flatleaf parsley, finely chopped

  • 1 glove garlic, crushed

  • 1 tsp salt

  • freshly ground pepper

  • 2 tbsps olive oil for frying

  • 1/4 cup (50g, 2oz) Greek or coconut yoghurt

  • Optional – can add a handful of mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Mix together the yoghurt, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Place the sauce in the refrigerator to chill while making the fritters.
  • Boil the cauliflower in a large pot for 4 minutes, until softened. Drain and mash it well using KP Masher or TURBO CHEF CHOPPER but do not puree it.
  • In a large bowl, combine the spinach, spring onions, eggs, flour, parsley, garlic and salt. Give it a good couple of grinds of pepper as well. Add in the cauliflower and mix well. Shape small handfuls of the mixture into balls and flatten slightly.
  • Heat a dash of olive oil in a large frying pan on medium heat and fry the fritters a couple of a time. Don’t overcrowd the pan. Cook on each side for 5 minutes or until browned all over.
  • Serve with a side of fresh Greek or coconut yoghurt.

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