Low-Carb Vegetable Videos

How to Make Low-Carb Vegetables

On a low-carb diet, people generally find they are eating lots of non-starchy vegetables in the place of starches. Cauliflower can take the place of potato, zucchini or spaghetti squash instead of pasta, and much more. It's so much easier after watching someone else do it, so here are some "visual aids" for making some tasty (and mostly quick) vegetable recipes.

How to Make Roasted Mashed Cauliflower

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"Cauliflower Mash" is a classic replacement for mashed potatoes, and almost everyone is surprised at how good it tastes. This version is extra-special because it is made with roasted cauliflower - yum! Stephanie, who appears in the video, shows you how to add cheese or garlic to make it even better. Also, see my recipe for "regular" Mashed Cauliflower.

How to Make Cauliflower "Rice"

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This cauliflower "rice" is surprisingly versatile and easy to make. The flavor is mild, and can be used with a curry dish, as the basis for fried "rice", or many other rice dishes (I like to make a low-carb chicken biriyani with it). See my recipes for Caulflower "Potato" Salad. More Cauliflower Information and Recipes

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

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Spaghetti squash is a classic substitute for pasta, but many a cook has stared at the squash sitting on their counter in puzzlement. There are actually many ways to cook spaghetti squash. This video shows one more and I have several more here. You can use it in Lasagna in a Bowl, Turkey Tetrazinni, or with your favorite pesto or pasta sauce.

How to Make Zucchini Noodles

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With its mild flavor, zucchini is another good low-carb substitute for pasta. This video shows an easy and tasty way to make noodles from zucchini. I also have a different method which makes the noodles somewhat firmer. If you like these, you might enjoy Zucchini Lasagna. There are more low-carb zucchini recipes on this zucchini page, as well as more information about the carbs and other nutritional information about zucchini.

Spinach with Lemon and Garlic

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One thing I like about making most greens is how fast they cook. Here is a really quick and healthy side dish. And remember, greens are a low-carb super food we should be eating daily!

Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash

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Grilling is such an easy and tasty way to make vegetables. This can be done on an outside grill, or on a grill pan in the kitchen.

Grilled Eggplant

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Ditto for this eggplant, which is nice and garlicky. I also like Grilled Eggplant with Middle Eastern Spices. Here is more information about eggplant, including carbs.

How to Sauté Vegetables

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The word "sauté" seems to have replaced "fry" or "pan fry" in our cooking vocabulary. I guess it just sounds better? So what do we mean when we say we're going to sauté some vegetables? Sauté actually means "jump" or "leap" in French. This video gives us a great demo of sautéing, so we'll know what we're doing!

How to Make a Classic Cobb Salad

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A Cobb salad is my "go-to" salad when having lunch (and sometimes dinner!) in a restaurant. It's a great combination of flavors, and when made correctly makes a hearty meal, while being very low in carbs.

Spaghetti Squash with Pesto

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This video uses a similar cooking method as the one above, and then finishes it off with a pesto sauce.

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