Insulin Resistance Diet Recipes
When you’re insulin resistant, one of the biggest problems you’re likely to face is coming up with some ideas for meals which will not only fit in with the restrictions of your low carb lifestyle, but will also be appetizing and delicious! If you have The Insulin-Resistance Diet, fortunately there are are a lot of insulin resistance diet recipes included which will help to get you started. I’ve put a few menu suggestions on this post, but there comes a time when you’ll want more recipes…
Cookbooks for Insulin Resistance
Depending on the low carb diet you follow, you may need some inspiration for recipes and meal ideas that will conform to your particular diet guidelines. The Paleo Diet, in particular, has so many restrictions, you may very quickly run out of ideas to keep your meals varied and interesting while still adhering to the principles it espouses. However, many authors have obligingly put together collections of low carb recipes which will help you to stay on track, no matter which plan you use.
500 Low-Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender
This book has “500 recipes from snacks to dessert, that the whole family will love” and is a great starting point for someone who needs some inspiration for their new low-carb lifestyle. While it is not specifically designed for insulin resistance dieters, the concept of low carb eating is the one we need to embrace and this book provides a wealth of information on the subject. It has more than 200 reviews on Amazon, and the average rating is 4-5 stars.
Low Carb Creations From Lauri’s Kitchen by Lauri Ann Randolph
Another highly rated and recommended book with all reviews on Amazon giving it 5 stars. It contains more than 460 low carb recipes (360 basic recipes plus more than 100 variations). Recipes vary from simple to gourmet, featuring cuisines from around the world and including plenty of helpful hints for the novice cook. It is easy to understand, easy to use and has rave reviews.
The Ultimate Low-Carb Diet Cookbook by Donna Pliner Rodnitzky
This has 16 reviews on Amazon and they are all raving about it! 4-5 stars every time and the general opinion is that this book has just the right balance for everyday living; not too technical, not too “gourmet”, yet providing delicious meals that impress. Several customers commented that they didn’t feel like they were “diet” recipes at all.
I did see mention of the high fat principles for which Atkins is famous – notably using lots of butter, and if you’re hesitant about high fat content, this one might not be for you.
And of course, the internet is full of low carb recipes! If you don’t want to invest in a cookbook, simply check out what there is online – a quick search withe the keywords “low carb recipes” will yield hundreds of ideas. Just be careful to always verify that the ingredients really are low carb, and make sure you exercise your best judgement when it comes to alternative sweeteners. My recommendations are stevia, erythritol or xylitol, rather than the saccharin or aspartame based artificial sweeteners. I have more recommendations for carb substitutes in this post.