For me, getting on a low carb diet seemed like a dream come true. The low carb Atkins meal plan allowed me to eat as much as I wanted of my favorite foods. I love steak, ham, bacon, cheese, omelettes, and all other things greasy and meaty. In the past, these foods have led to a great deal of weight gain, but now I could use these sinful food products to drop the pounds that they had helped me to put on. What I didn’t see was the other side of this diet plan: it ruined my favorite foods for me!
You see, even if you are eating Filet mignon three times a day, it is only so long before you get sick of it. The same goes for ham, bacon, omelettes, and all of the other standard fare in the Atkins diet. The problem is that people use little creativity when they are cooking low carbohydrate foods. Protein is what you should eat, and what is a more obvious source of protein than a big chunk of greasy, fatty meat? After all, isn’t that that lure of the diet in the first place? You get to eat nothing but meat and lose weight at the same time! Still, once the novelty wears off, it all starts to taste disgusting. If it weren’t for low carb soup, I would have dropped out entirely.
Learning about low carb soup, in fact, opened a new world of possibilities for me. I have always loved soup, but I have never cooked it very much. I always assumed that it was hard to make, but this wasn’t the case. As a matter of fact, learning to cook low carb soup almost doubled the choices I had for my meals! Many of the best known traditional soups, from New England clam chowder, to chicken soup, to miso soup, are easily adapted to a low carb lifestyle. Since cream isn’t high in carbohydrates, all you have to do to make low carb chowder is to cut out the potatoes. That isn’t that hard, is it?
Of course, if you want to make a really good low carb soup, You need to do things the traditional way. It is amazing how much better a soup prepared by boiling a soup bone tastes than one made with bullion cubes. Once you try out low carb soups made from scratch, you’ll never go back. They may take a long time, but they also last a long time, so it is worth it.