By not eating meat, and removing carbohydrates from my diet proves quite challenging finding things to eat! Yesterday (Friday) I literally just ate a bunch vegetables for EVERY SINGLE MEAL. It was good, and it's a good thing I love vegetables, but how long can that go on?! Sometimes I think about how much more variety eating meat would give my diet. I do eat seafood, however I recently discovered that shrimp and prawns are super duper high in cholesterol which sucks. Morally/ethically I don't love the idea however the confused question naturally comes up of "Why can you eat seafood but not meat?!" I don't know. I just like it. (is my answer)
I have made two carbohydrate free meals for dinner the past two days and they have been pretty good! Plus, quite healthy so I've been happy with myself. Here is what I have made! It's a good thing I enjoy cooking - these meals both take quite the prep work sadly.
Does anyone have any fabulous carb-free recipes they love that they would like to share with me?! Please do!
1. Spaghetti squash with "fake meat" spaghetti sauce: I remember this prego's momma used to make this for dinner and I have been wanting to make it for forever; I just never got around to it. Basically you roast the squash and it turns out like noodles once cooked! Then, I bought Yves ground round (aka fake meat!) and put that and a whole ton of chopped up veggies in tomato sauce. The squash definitely doesn't taste like pasta, but I think it's a good, healthy alternative.
|Roasted spaghetti squashes (it squashes a word? is squash already plural?!)|
|You scrape the insides out with a fork and they make noodles - see?|
|my bowl of "pasta"...|
|...topped off with a hearty sauce!|
2. Zucchini Pizza Crust & Cauliflower Crust: JC used to make this zucchini crust pizza almost on a daily basis, so I thought I'd give it a go. It literally is shredded zucchini made into a crust. Since my sister isn't a zucchini fan, I ALSO made cauliflower crust pizza for her! They both turned out fine and decently tasty, but let me tell you, my arm is SO sore from grating all afternoon! I grated so much cauliflower and zucchini it's not even funny. The prep work for this darn pizza FAR outweighs its worth. Anywho, it's tricky to call this pizza because it's really not. That would be totally fooling someone to call it pizza! It's more of a casserole type layered thing. The zucchini one was difficult because it was so watery - I had troubles removing the moisture before cooking it so I thought it would be ok, but I would recommend ensuring it's super dry before baking the crust.
|This cauliflower 'crust' turned out better than the zucchini one in my opinion. Except, one head of cauliflower didn't make very much. Oh well, MORE grating next time...|
|This is the final zucchini pizza product - once the crust is baked, you top it with tomoto sauce, your fave toppings and of course, CHEESE!|