Are you looking to find out more about carbohydrates? Perhaps you want to know the difference between refined and unrefined carbs, or how many carbs you should eat in a day? On this page you'll find expert guidance and some fantastic low-carb recipes to try.


Below, we explain the pros and cons of low-carb diets, how to make sure you're getting enough healthy carbs and the best replacements for bread and pasta. Plus, you'll find information on the ketogenic diet and some of our most satisfying recipes.

Please note: if you're considering attempting any form of diet, please consult your GP first to ensure you can do so without risk to health.

Carbohydrates – get the facts

Spotlight on low-carbohydrate diets

A piece of bread with a question mark cut out

If you're considering cutting back on carbs, make sure you know all the facts first. Nutritionist Kerry Torrens discusses the health benefits of 'good' carbohydrates, and looks at the pros and cons associated with following a restrictive diet.

Protein and carbs – have I got the balance right?

A selection of foods on a table

While many believe high-protein, low-carb diets aid weight loss, is it as simple as that or are there other issues to consider before cutting the carbs? Nutritionist Kerry Torrens takes a look at the latest evidence.

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Low-carb foods: the best carb replacements

Cloud bread trio with different fillings

Cook lighter meals by switching carbs like rice and pasta for colourful vegetables. As well as cutting out the stodge, you'll be well on your way to five-a-day. You can also check out our best bread alternatives and best pasta alternatives for more clever and satisfying ideas.

Our best low-carb recipes

Low-carb vegetarian recipes

Griddled vegetable & feta tart with a slice missing

Following a low-carb, veggie diet? We've got a selection of light yet satisfying meat-free meals, including this summery griddled vegetable & feta filo tart, vegetable curries, salads, soups and more. Please note that serving suggestions are not included for low-carb recipes.

Low-carb dinner recipes

Moroccan chicken stew in a bowl and casserole dish

Sit down to a satisfying low-carb supper. From comforting Moroccan chicken stew and aubergine curry to creamy salmon traybake and mustard-stuffed chicken, our recipes are flavourful yet low in carbohydrates.

Low-carb summer recipes

BBQ rainbow beef salad on a white platter

Our selection of light yet satisfying meals all have 20g of carbs or less. From barbecue beef salad and summer chicken traybake to fish tacos and crustless quiche, these are the low-carb recipes you should try this summer.

Low-carb breakfast recipes

Avocado & black bean eggs in a frying pan

Start the day with a satisfying low-carb breakfast. From baked eggs and omelette, to healthy pancakes and power smoothies, these recipes will help keep you energised.

Understanding keto

What is a keto diet?

What is a keto diet?

How do low-carb keto diets work, and what do ketosis and ketones mean? We look at their efficiency for weight loss and the potential side effects.

Ketogenic diet recipes

Masala frittata in a frying pan with a slice taken

These recipes have been chosen by a nutritionist to supply no more than 15g of carbohydrate per serving, combined with low to moderate amounts of protein, like our masala frittata with avocado salsa. Always speak to your GP or healthcare professional before starting a new dietary regime, and read our guide to the ketogenic diet.

Keto chicken recipes

Peanut butter chicken curry in a casserole dish

Try these chicken recipes chosen by a nutritionist to supply carbohydrate, fat and protein in amounts suitable for the ketogenic diet. You'll love our top-rated peanut butter chicken, creamy masala chicken and Spanish chicken traybake. Always speak to your GP or healthcare professional before starting a new dietary regime.


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