Carbohydrates are a source of energy for living organisms, although it is not an essential nutrient for people. Humans can get their energy from proteins and fats. A person’s energy needs should be met by the nutritional components in the food he eats. All the calorie counting and computing of nutritional values can take away the fun in food and cheese. For those counting carbohydrates in their intake, it would be good to remember that feta cheese carbs is only 1.2 grams per one ounce which makes it ideal for low-carb diets.
Baked chicken with feta cheese is an easy recipe dieters can easily prepare. It makes use of a pound of skinless, boneless chicken, ¾ cup of feta, a teaspoon of lemon juice, a quarter cup of chopped red bell pepper, a teaspoon of dried parsley, and a teaspoon of black pepper. To prepare it, drizzle chicken with the juice of half a lemon. Place the chicken in a baking dish and sprinkle with pepper. Add cheese, parsley, and red bell pepper. Drizzle with the rest of the lemon juice, then bake in preheated oven. Cook for 20 minutes. This recipe has a chicken and feta cheese carbs total of 2.3 grams per serving.
Another low-carb recipe is feta meatballs with sun-dried tomatoes that packs a lot of flavor. The ingredients are a pound of ground turkey, a quarter cup of feta, two tablespoons of chopped sun-dried tomatoes, a tablespoon of thyme leaves, an egg, a teaspoon of garlic powder, a quarter cup of almond flour, two tablespoons of water, and olive oil used for frying. Prepare the ingredients by mixing all of them in a bowl except the olive oil. Make one inch meatballs and fry in olive oil for no more than four minutes on each side. When it is golden brown, transfer the meatballs on paper towels to remove excess oil and serve with marinara sauce. This recipe has a meat, sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese carbs total of less than one gram per serving.
These recipes will allow you to get the energy that you need without all the unhealthy calories and additives. Low-carb does not have to mean low-fun.