In last months recipe for Chicken Chowder, I mentioned that you could make your own stock. This post is going to tell you just how and why you might want to do that.
It is possible to just buy stock cubes in the supermarket though its difficult to find any that don’t contain added sugar. Why stock cubes need to have sugar added to them is another story!? Despite the added sugar, the amount of carbs per 100ml is generally very low and making your own soups etc with shop bought stock is obviously much preferable to buying ready made soups.
However, when I tried making stock recently and realised just how easy it is and when I read about the amazing health benefits of homemade stock, I thought it well worth the effort. It is fantastic for people with arthritis, skin issues, problems with bones, inflammation in the gut and more. See more on the benefits of homemade stock and bone broth here. Bone broth is similar to stock except that it is usually simmered for 24 hours whereas it takes about 4 hours for stock.
This recipe for Chicken Chowder is a variation on the one from the New Atkins New You cookbook and uses chicken and cauliflower instead of the traditional clams and potatoes used in chowder. You can buy chicken stock but a far healthier option is to make your own. So if you’ve had roast chicken for dinner, throw the remaining carcass into a pot with some vegetables and herbs and simmer for a few hours. See this recipe for an easy chicken broth recipe.
Back in 2011 when we began following a low carbohydrate lifestyle and the Atkins diet, one meal that we felt we would miss was currys. However as we learned more and more about the types of food that can be eaten, we discovered that there are ways to cook and enjoy meals such as curry and rice while still keeping it low-carb.
So, here is one of our top low-carb recipes of all time. We know you’ll love it! Continue reading →
Apologies for the misdirection, if you were lead to believe that this post may be a review of the classic Coen brothers film “O’ Brother Where Art Thou?” and some tasty photos of George Clooney. I’m afraid you will be disappointed in that department.
However, if on the other hand, you have just begun Induction and you are following the Atkins Nutritional way for the first time, you may be experiencing some short spells of dizziness or mild headaches. Don’t worry, it is a very short term and easily rectifiable situation as you can find out by reading our guidelines on the Induction Phase.
What you may be experiencing are the diuretic effects of following the Induction stage of the Atkins Nutritional way. As you may be aware, in the first week or two you will lose some fluids from your body and along with these fluids, some minerals, such as sodium are also lost. So, how to overcome this? Continue reading →