Have your cake...

tip.087.have_your_cakeInstead of saying sayonara forever to your favorite, high-carb foods, here are some strategies for slashing the carb count while still getting to savor the flavor.

  • Turn birthday cake into a parfait by putting a small, frosting-less piece into a dessert dish with some sugar-free pudding.
  • Since the crust is the carb-laden part of pizza, take a few bites of the thin end of a slice, then use a fork and knife to eat the toppings off the rest.
  • Make a chicken and cheese quesadilla using one white flour tortilla and one whole wheat or low-carb tortilla.
  • Make pasta using half whole-wheat (or low-carb) pasta and half semolina (white) pasta. (Check boiling times; the white pasta will cook faster, so you can just add it a few minutes later.)
  • At a sushi restaurant, order two pieces of sushi for a rice "fix" but make the rest of your meal sashimi (fish without the bed of rice). And don't forget the miso soup!
  • Have a pancake made with whole-grain mix and top it with trans-fat free margarine, a light dusting of confectioner's sugar (or Splenda) and chopped fruit.

Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08

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