Hello there! Are you eating well?
Today's post is ALL ABOUT FOOD! I love to eat more than I like to shop, on top of that, I LOVE food shopping! Here are a couple of meals I keep on rotation. I am often asked if there is a certain food that I miss or crave, and to be perfectly honest, no, I do not miss, get bored, or crave anything. It is one of the thousands of benefits of eating low carb. And, I think that is cool! Quick story... I recently ate potatoes and I found that I didn't like the taste, it tasted like a thick paste in my mouth, yuk!
I made a couple of New Year's Resolutions, one of which was to continue on an low carb, Atkins lifestyle and even made a semi-strict plan to reach a new fitness goal before Spring. I believe in the old adage, abs are made in the kitchen and since I love eating, well, it is only logical to revamp my eating habits.
I eat adequate protein with large helpings of veggies. I also indulge in cheese, butter, cream and attempt to eat them to my heart's delight! I have also including drinking a shot of cranberry aloe vera juice from the product line, Forever Living. It is an aquired taste, but since I am only drinking a shot of it with my breakfast, I find the benefits outweigh the taste. Besides, I like the taste. It makes me feel good and does wonders for my skin, hair, nails and girlie parts! And everybody knows aloe vera does a body good!
What I stay away from: processed foods, pasta, rice, potatoes, bread, and sugar. Yes, I do eat them on occasion, I'm human, but again, I am at a point in my eating habits where, I do not feel that I am missing anything.
I simply feel that life is too short to eat bad food!
So shall we indulge?
I recently found these little oat fiber enriched pancakes? Ok, they are called galettes, however they have the same thickness as a pancake, but more of a whole earth flavor!
For some odd reason, I decided to Martha Stewart this up!
I had leftover broccoli, (see loaded broccoli below) and some eggs, ham and aged white cheddar cheese...
So, I whipped up this cute little breakfast sandwich. I hope Martha is proud.
Eggs and Bacon -- Burnt to a crisp!
My go to breakfast! I crave it! I top it with some aged white cheddar cheese and MIAM!YUM!NOM! I must admit, the bacon is just a little too well done, but it happens, AND I still ate it all.
This is my version of red curry! Call it Thai or as the French say, Asiatique, I call it as I see it! And baby, IT IS SOOO GOOD! I simply brown lean ground beef, add red curry paste, throw in some bamboo shoots, green beans and red peppers. Once it is all nice and melded together, I top it with coconut milk and allow it to thicken before shoving it in my mouth! Toooooo good!
THIS is my version of chicken alfredo!
I used shirataki noodles, broccoli, red pepper, butter, cream cheese and parmesan! Ohh la la!
Shirataki noodles are a low carbers dream come true! These noodles are made from yams and according to the website Livin la vida low carb...
Shirataki noodles are made from konjac flour, a water-soluble dietary fiber from the yam-like konjac plant grown in China and Japan. The dietary fiber in the konjac plant is called glucomannan which is sold in health food stores for weight loss. How about that?! Additionally, these noodles contain calcium and rank low on the glycemic index. Plus, because they are sugar-free, they are perfect for people with diabetes.
Simply fabulous! I am in fat girl heaven when I indulge in this dish! Come to think of it, I haven't eaten it in a while! MARKET TRIP!
Mushroom Meatlovers Pizza
I recently went to the BIO store, it is similar to a Whole Foods, except a lot smaller and with limited items, nonetheless, I found these pancake looking things that are about 10 carbs per galette.I have used them as a bread for my morning egg sandwich (see above) then I got the BRIGHT idea to use them as pizza crust. In the end, I should have allowed the galette to brown a little more, making it crispy, however I was worried about burning it. Then, I piled on my allowed toppings! There is chorizo, mozarella, mushrooms, ground beef and little bit of ham. It was a oozy, cheesey goodness! I recommend!
This needs no explaination! Just DIG IN! Olé!
Goodness Gracious GREAT Meatballs OF FIRE!
In the end... it was simply heavenly!
your favorite Italian spices
This recipe really speaks for itself... roll the beef, pork, herbs into balls and throw them in the pan to brown. Then add veggies and tomato sauce and mamma mia! It's good!
Top with parmesan cheese and you are good to go!
I recently posted on my latest find, Sophie's Store, where I picked up this black bean salsa! I simpy added water to it to make it a black bean soup, topped it with aged white cheddar cheese and I was immediately transported to Texas! I loved it! I even used the leftovers for a Texas chili taco salad! MIAM!
Need I say more?
Roast the veggies with butter until the tips are somewhat burnt, top it off with cheese, bacon crumbles and allow to melt. Then, for good measure a dallop of sour cream and pepper!
This is my go-to veggie! YUM! NOM! MIAM!
Texas chili taco salad! I simply added the leftover black bean salsa to minced beef, added some onion, cumin and topped it off with sour cream served beside lettuce to serve as taco shells! Tooooo goooood!
Cauliflower au gratin! Or, as I like to call it, Three Cheese Cauliflower!
Cauliflower - I tend to boil the whole head in one go for about 5 minutes before and store the rest!
Philadelphia cream cheese
and maybe some sour cream, because, why not!
Mix the cream cheese and cauliflower into a mashed potato type of consistancy, add salt, pepper, top off with grated cheddar chesse and bake until brown and bubbly! ENJOY!
That about does it! I hope I have given you some food for thought and perhaps inspired you to do some home cookin' you'd be proud of! Keep it Simple, Keep it tasty, people! Please note, I only use fresh veggies and meats, unless otherwise stated. I do not use frozen foods, nor do I freeze any leftovers, because my fat ass eats everything on my plate!
Wishing you a good one! May you find love that forever changes you, may you find happiness that forever changes you, may you eat the right foods that will forever change you!
You stay classy!
xoxxox -- Jenny
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