Monday, December 12, 2016

How to cut down on carbs

At an event last week, Sam Kass (former chef for the White House/Obamas) was a speaker. He explained that there’s a missing piece with most health advice. I’m paraphrasing but he said that we can’t simply say “ginger is healthy” but need to include the HOW. I went back to the office with this truth nugget and we brainstormed a bit. We’re going to add a  “how to” series to the blog. I’d love to declare it’ll be a weekly feature but we’re not so great at that kind of structure. Today, Carolyn kicks things off with a great way to cut your carbs.

Like any normal human, I love carbs. Like any good nutritionist, I love fiber too but not enough to ever eat another GG crispbread*. If you can’t consider cardboard, enter your new, best cracker buddy ORGRAN.

Orgran fiber crispbreads are our fave crackers on the market because they are gluten free, low cal, and have some fiber. They are the perfect vehicle for pretty much any topping. We usually give two a day to clients as a “non-carb”.

The ingredients are simple: brown rice flour, wholegrain sorghum, psyllium, rice bran and salt so they definitely need a topping. Here are a few of my fave ways to use them:

1.     Sunflower seed butter and a sprinkle of cacao powder
2.     Good Culture (probiotic) cottage cheese and apple slices
3.     Wild smoked salmon with farmers cheese or ricotta
4.     Avocado with a pesto drizzle.

Scrambled eggs, chicken salad and tuna would work too, your Orgran options are pretty much endless.

We want to share our Orgran obsession, tell us your favorite topping below for a chance to win a free box by 12/17. And if you have any orgran art/photos post them tagging us @carolynbrownnutrition @foodtrainers

*cracker that’s made the rounds in many weight loss plans but needs be retired.

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