Meal plans on Atkins

Atkins meal plan

Atkins meal plan

Whether you are cooking for one person or for a larger group planning meals is a good idea – you put more thought into what you eat, you are more likely to eat a wider variety of food, you do more cooking from scratch, you are less likely to get take away or eat junk food, you eat tastier healthier meals and you save money. However, while it is a very good idea in general, it is essential, in my opinion when starting with Atkins. Continue reading

Low carb cheesecake

Low Carb Cheesecake

Low Carbohydrate Cheesecake

This low carb cheesecake is simple to make and really delicious. You can either make a chocolate flavoured for for a lemon/orange flavoured cheesecake see the Alternative section at the end. If you are short on time, I often find it easier to make the base in the evening and then make the topping at a different time – that way the base is cool when you add the topping. Continue reading

Breakfast ideas on Atkins

Broccoli and Tomato Omelette

Broccoli and Tomato Omelette

Breakfast can be the biggest change you need to make to your eating habits once you start the Atkins way of eating. We’re so used to just having cereal and toast before rushing out of the house in the morning, if we eat anything at all. As a result the idea of having a hot breakfast or something more substantial takes a little getting used to (unless its a full Irish breakfast at the weekend!). However, once you make having a truly healthy (i.e. low-carb) breakfast a habit, it really becomes much easier and will transform your health as well as getting you to your goal weight and keeping you there. Continue reading

Creamed spinach

Low carb creamed spinach

Low carb creamed spinach

Creamed spinach is a delicious and very easy dish to make and would go great with fish. It is also naturally gluten free.

There are lots of recipes for this online but we’ve just done the work of converting cups to grams and using fresh spinach rather than the frozen spinach (not sure you can even buy this in Ireland?) you see in most recipes. Continue reading