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Ideas for Vegetable Side Dishes With Your Protein

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Hello Everyone

The man, Rodrigo wanted some ideas for vegetable side dishes to have with your protein.

The first rule is to use ‘non-starchy veggies’ (i.e. no potato). Starchy vegetables tend to be higher in carbohydrates and also have a high Glycemic Load.

If fat loss is your goal then you have to keep your insulin low and therefore consume low Glycemic Load foods. Glycemic load is a measurement of how much a particular food has on blood sugar. Anything below 10 is considered ‘low’.

There are some limitations when we use GL in everyday life, because GL can be altered by ripeness and cooking methods. However, use it as a guide to steer you towards carbohydrates that will not spike blood sugar, i.e. ‘non starchy veggies’.


Here are 3 recipes:

Coleslaw In a food processor, grate some carrot, white cabbage and fennel (or any other veggie you like) and add to a large mixing bowl. Add one chopped red onion and a tablespoon of mayonnaise to the mix. Stir together. Add salt and pepper.

Cauliflower rice Steam or boil some chopped up cauliflower until tender. add to a mixing bowl and bash it into tiny bits (rice size). Add a little butter as well as salt and pepper to taste. You could mash the cauliflower to make cauliflower mash, a great substitute for potato mash

Summer veggies Put a mixture of chopped summer veg in a baking tray (I use peppers, courgettes, garlic, and red onion) and oven bake at 180 degrees for 20-30 mins. I like to add a little goats cheese at the end.

Hope this helps. If anyone has any other ideas please post

Happy Health
Daniel Wellard

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