Cutting carbs: 21 alternatives to bread, potatoes & pasta


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If you’re trying to cut down carbohydrates then fear not – I have some tasty alternatives to fill up your plate. Whether you’re on a Paleo, Keto, Low Carb diet or just want a lighter meal, I’ve got some yummy recipes for you to try.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally posted in April 2015 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness in February 2018.

There’s nothing like bread substitutes, pasta, and potato alternatives to help you make your meals low-carb and nutritious.



1. How to make Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Crack out the cauli!
Pizza party time!

If you’re a big pizza fan but looking to cut out carbs, then you’ll be pleased to hear about this great alternative to the normal dough! Learn how to make it by checking out The BEST Cauliflower Crust recipe from The Lucky Penny. We’d love to see the results! Are you a big cauliflower fan and want new ideas? Visit 10 fun ways to use a cauliflower.

Top with…

  • aubergine, cheese & red onion
  • mozzarella & tomato
  • ham, mascarpone & basil



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