Swapping low-carb foods for high-carb foods will gain you a host of health benefits, including weight loss, disease prevention, and even better sleep. When you’re striving for a low-carb lifestyle, swapping is a surprisingly easy—and satisfying—tool in your toolbox.
Why a Low-Carb Lifestyle?
Recent research suggests that eating a low-carb diet leads to increased metabolism: those eating a low-carb diet burned 250 more calories than people eating high-carb foods in a study published in BMJ. Even without eating any less, that boost in metabolism could lead to a twenty-pound weight loss over three years.
Following a low-carb diet is easier than you think, especially with techniques like swapping. When you switch out high-carb foods like tortilla wraps, quiche, and lasagna with low-carb substitutes made from Outer Aisle Cauliflower Sandwich Thins and Cauliflower Pizza Crust creations, you get all the flavor of these high-carb comfort foods without the gluten-packed carb calories.
And swapping doesn’t have to mean tasteless lettuce wraps, carby almond flour tortillas, or flimsy rice paper (or is it just paper?). Oh no – our hearty, chewy, packed-with-flavor pizza crusts and sandwich thins taste like cheating but are deliciously low carb.
Cauliflower Is a Low-Carb Dream
Why cauliflower? This nutrient-dense vegetable is high in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Just one serving of cauliflower contains about 77% of the recommended daily dose of vitamin C. Studies have shown that cauliflower is beneficial in lowering inflammation and helping with digestive issues.
So harness the plant power of cauliflower with Outer Aisle pizza crusts and thins. Here are three swaps to get you started.
"Keto” is a high-fat, low-carb diet. It’s designed to increase your body’s production of ketones so you use fat for energy, resulting in weight loss. The core keto foods we recommend are salmon, grass-fed beef, eggs, chicken, avocados, nuts, yogurt, and lots of vegetables—all ingredients that can be wrapped for your eating enjoyment by swapping out the high-carb shell for an Outer Aisle pizza crust (burrito style) or sandwich thins (taco style).
Breakfast can be exasperating if you’re counting carbs—too many soft, gooey pastries and sugary cereals on offer for the first meal of the day. And who wants eggs if you can’t have the toast? Quiche is delicious, but it’s considered a special treat due to high-carb grains in the crust. But swapping high-carb quiche for this simple recipe can put quiche back on your daily breakfast plate.
Expected prep time: 5-10 minutes
Expected cooking time: 50 minutes
If you suffer from diabetes, either type 1 or 2, low-carb eating will help control sugar levels. Did you know that your body turns the carbs you eat into sugar? So it’s not just the amount of sugar you eat but also foods high in carbs that you need to watch. That reality puts lasagna and other pasta dishes off-limits—but carb-swapping can save the day. Try this low-carb recipe for lasagna with Outer Aisle Sandwich Thins and keep your blood sugar levels low while you indulge.
This recipe takes about 40 minutes to cook, and makes a nutritious lunch and dinner.