There are 2 kinds of carbs. Simple carb=bad carbs, and complex carbs=good carbs. The name is based on the the make up of the carb and how the body breaks it down. For example a complex carb like brown rice, it takes your body longer to break down the molecules thus creating an even amount of energy to be released over a longer period of time.
Simple carbs like candy, pastries, potatoes and white breads and pastas are composed of simple to digest sugars that have no value to your body. When choosing a carb look for high fiber and low sugar. A simple switch can make a big difference in your diet. Choose whole wheat or enriched pasta over white pasta. Swap white bread for wheat. You don't have to cut carbs completely out. In fact, that is not good for you. Carbs are your main source of energy. But make healthy choices. A piece of fruit, which is actually a simple carb, is better for you than a piece of cake, also a simple carb. The fruit is unprocessed and has more nutritional value.
Here is a cute little chart that shows you some more valuable information about how sneaky carbs can be: http://blog.massivehealth.com/infographics/Carbs_are_killing_you/ I found it via Pinterest.
So this week, make some healthy choices. Complex carbs over simple ones. Wheat, enriched, unprocessed. Here are some low carb recipes from my blog...Give em a try! :)
Spicy or Sweet Sausage Stew (This isn't low carb, but the carbs are complex carbs, high in fiber)
Creamy Garden Pasta with Asparagus
Low Carb Quesadillas
Give it a shot! Make healthy choices! :)