Low Carb Eats
I am a chowhound at heart. I love delicious food especially breads, pastas, pasteries, etc . . . My doctor has recently put me on a low carb diet. I work in the Yonge/Sheppard area and I was wondering if anyone knows of any restaurants in this area that have low carb menus or serve any great tasting low carb dishes? Thanks for the assistance.
I have not been on a no/low carb diet in a while...but after lethargy has set in from the mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving, I figured it was time to revisit.
A restaurant that i found really good and easy on your cash is at Bathurst and Eglinton called Sette mezzo. Their entrees all come with salad on the side instead of rice and potatoes, so you don't have to order it especially and pay more for it. I recommend the chicken and asparagus with salad on the side. The mussels are also very good but watch out...they put crunchy bread on the side for dipping.
Entrees are probably $12 - 19 in range. And very good portions.
I found avoiding sugar as hard as avoiding the inevitable starch served with most restaurant meals. Personally I need to avoid sugar entirely when on a low-carb diet because a small taste can lead to a binge for me (sugar addict!). If you have the same problem you may want to avoid Asian places for a while - even if you can manage to avoid the rice & noodles, so many sauces are sugary. If you like sushi, try ordering sashimi without the rice, but remember that the pickled ginger is very sweet.
I am on a low carb diet as well.
What I do is follow the diet 6 days a week and pig out on the 7th.
When I go to restaurants, I have the meat or seafood dishes and veggies. I ask them to give me extra veggies instead of potatoes, rice, pasta etc.
This is what I have done so far and it seems to work for me.
If you have any questions or need some tips, let me know.