Contrary to what you may read or hear, carbohydrates (and especially complex carbohydrates) are good for you and essential for your well-being. A while ago, I wrote a piece about carbohydrates and why you should not cut them out of your diet. Click here to read the blog post to get up to date on why you should not go on a low-carbohydrate diet. I realize that there are many reasons people go on a low-carbohydrate diet, but they tend to have specific reasons for doing so. For the majority of people, it is not necessary to cut out carbohydrates to lose weight and fat.
Newsflash: Carbohydrates aren’t evil
I eat a variety of carbohydrates daily, which range from leafy green vegetables (yes, vegetables are a form of carbohydrates!) to delicious sourdough breads. I wanted to compile a list of my favorite carbohydrates which I think can help introduce some variety in your diet and encourage you to try new foods.
My Favorite Carbohydrates
1. Marble Rye Bread
How I enjoy it: Try adding some smashed avocado on top in place of butter (like this).
2. Garbanzo beans (or chickpea’s as is said in the UK)
How I enjoy it: I make a veggie burger with them (like this)!
How I enjoy it: On their own, with nut butter or in a fruit salad.
4. Sesame Rye Crackers
How I enjoy it: Usually with some smashed avocado I have to admit. I love avocado!!
How I enjoy it: Fabulous for stir-fries! Try cracking an egg over some cooked quinoa to make ‘fried rice’ 🙂
6. Brown Rice
How I enjoy it: I love having brown rice in warm salads and adding it to soup for a heartier meal.
7. Sourdough Bread
How I enjoy it: Same as the marble rye bread honestly!
What is your favorite carbohydrate and how do you eat it?