Tuesday, November 20, 2012

#Lowcarb Boredom - Meal Ideas - Catching Up

(REMINDER this blog will be moving at the first of the year to my new site: http://www.vitainvia.com/cheapneasy-lowcarb-living.html - please make a note of it.)

Actually there isn't much catching up to do! For a week we ate cabbage soup and yogurt, with an occasional popcorn snack. But we were gone quite a bit also, so ate at restaurants several times. But almost exclusively, it was cabbage soup and yogurt until yesterday's supper.

For supper I cut a couple of pork tenderloin slices into small bites and cooked them in a frying pan in olive oil. When they were done I removed them from the pan and added a chopped onion plus a package of drained/rinsed shiritaki "rice", and let them fry up together with a little salt. When the onion was browing I added about a pound of frozen veggie mix (yellow squash, zucchini, carrots, green beans, red peppers) and a can of drained sliced mushrooms, plus some ginger (powdered) and some balsamic vinegar. Once this was all cooked together I added the meat back in to heat. The whole meal cost about $4 and was plenty for both of us.

Today for lunch I made a breakfast casserole with eggs, bacon, cheeses, and finely diced bread (a couple of Maria's sub rolls I've been making) as a crust on the bottom. Very good.

In the fridge I have a bowl of dough for ricotta gnocchi's which I will make up for supper in a little while. I actually combined recipes, because I didn't want to make up hundreds of the little things and roll them in flour and then find room in the fridge for the platter...so I made up the dough, and will drop them into boiling salted water when it's time. I plan to serve them with a creamy florentine sauce and some roasted chicken leg quarters. Since this is the first time I've tried these, I will have to let you know how they turn out.

Now that the soup is gone (but we still have about a pint of yogurt left) I will have to start actually cooking again! :)


  1. I've started using 'SPARKPEOPLE" to keep track of what I am eating.

    We are enjoying popcorn for an evening snack, too. If I don't eat too much then it doesn't raise my blood sugar. I'm finding that portion control means a lot if I indulge in a carb.

    Do you find that to be true?

  2. I used to use FitDay for the first 3 years or so after going low carb :).

    Portion control isn't something I haven't really paid a whole lot of attention to, our bowls of popcorn, for example, are huge. I think it's probably the half-stick of butter I put on it that keeps it from doing any damage, only because whenever I eat loads of fat I don't get any of the signs of increased blood sugar. (I should note that I don't test it, but when it goes up I get logy and headachy and feel definitely "off")

    I think if I were eating to lose weight I personally would be better off simply omitting carby foods than trying to keep my portions smaller. To me, none at all is a lot better than not enough :).

    Thanks for reading and posting!