Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Couple New Healthy Meals

So November 4th, Kevin went on a diet.  Like a real one.  Like a 'I'm going to lose 70 pounds diet.'

I don't really get the term "diet" because my philosophy is more that it's a change of your every day life (for forever) and that's how you should eat but we differ on that.  But I don't care what we call it - the man wants to lose weight!  And that makes me happy!

For someone who does not eat a single vegetable other than salad, it's nearly impossible to cook for him.  And most of the time, he makes dinner because he always beats me home by 1.5 hours.  But now he is on this strict "diet" and he is learning to try new things or he's going to get REALLY sick of a salad with grilled chicken on top.  So now I'm in the kitchen trying some new things!  Things that are high in protein and nothing "white."

Here are a couple meals we've tried recently:

Shrimp Ceviche - two avocados, half red onion, cucumber peeled and chopped, 1 lb shrimp cooked and chopped, juice from two limes, salt, pepper, garlic powder, 5 roma tomatoes chopped, cilantro - the more the better and 8 scallions.  DELISH my friends and less than 300 calories.  No chips necessary to use to dip!

Brats and Veggies - We took a package of beer brats that were in our freezer and cut them in 12 bites per brat and sauteed them.  I put those to the side and sauteed green peppers, onions, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes.  No oil used at all.  I did add some Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and garlic powder for some zazz.  Add the brats back in, warm them and serve.  Dinner done.  This was split into 4 portions so each portion was about 350 calories, included protein and again, nothing white.
Please share any meals you've made with no carbs and lean meat.  We're always looking for something new!


megan said...

We've been cheating on our "no carbs for dinner during the week" rule, but here are some good recipes we used.
Greek Turkey meatballs - http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/08/greek-turkey-meatballs.html#more

Japanese Style Zucchini & Onions -http://allrecipes.com/recipe/japanese-zucchini-and-onions/detail.aspx

Avocado, Mozzarella, & Bruschetta Chicken - http://iowagirleats.com/2013/01/30/avocado-mozzarella-and-bruschetta-chicken/

Turkey Meatloaf with Feta and Sundried Tomatoes - http://friedgreenpickles.blogspot.com/2011/01/tasty-tuesday-turkey-meatloaf-with-feta.html

Dee Stephens said...

I think the sausage and peppers is a Skinny Taste recipe. I'm not a huge fan because it tends to be a little greasy but it's not too bad.
One of our favorites is Gina's Skinny Taste's spaghetti squash boats with grilled chicken.
I'm telling you - make it! It's one of Brad's favorite! Also, the Aisan meatballs on there too are good.

xx BHB said...

So many!!! I cook for a carnivore too but the trick is finding veggies he likes and doing them a LOT :) Super easy in winter time? Get a big cookie sheet and just roast a ton of veggies - squash, tomatoes, Brussels, eggplant, etc. You can keep it as sides for the week for whatever other protein you might make.

We're also big pork tenderloin people. Our new favorite way to make it is with your Old Bay marinade! I find that it's a hearty meat but it's not super fatty.

Also - zucchini fritters. Sure it's cooked in some oil, but you can bake them too. They're really heart and go well with SO many dishes, and give you that "crunchy fried food" feel :)

My Life as A Plate said...

Both of these recipes sound great. My Husband always tries to eat low carb, so we are always trying to sub out carbs. Some of our favorite meals are green peppers stuffed with ground turkey and zucchini lasagna, where you use zucchini instead of pasta noodles.

MCW said...

My favorite veggie in the world to cook is roasted cauliflower. My dad is soooooo picky (meat and potatoes,) I made this for him and he loved it.
Preheat oven to 400
Cut off the cauliflower into smaller florets.
Put on cookie sheet, thinly coat with olive oil, salt and pepper and throw in the over.
Toss a few times for almost an hour. They should look like they are getting burnt.
If I am feeling sassy I add red pepper flakes and/or grated parm cheese before cooking

I also love this turkey chili, it's easy and full of veggies.

And keep posting your low card recipes. Always looking for new ones! I get in a food rut.

Ashley W said...

This one is my favorite:


Let me know if it doesn't work, they're amazing (carb-free) Mexican Stuffed Peppers!

Jessica said...

This is totally random, but I definitely think you should dedicate part of your sidebar to Mills haha! Like when you first got him and his first birthday and those kinds of posts. I LOVE reading about him and come back to your blog more than I like to admit just to puppy stalk!

Margot said...

Have you tried spaghetti squash? I really love it and have used it like spaghetti with turkey meatballs and Gina's skinny taste marinara sauce. I mixed in zucchini and peppers just to add more veggies.

I love roasting everything in the fall! Roasted butternut squash with olive oil, salt and pepper and Parmesan at 425 for about 15-20 minutes is so good! Also, roasted Brussels with olive oil, s&p is divine in my eyes. :) we usually mix up one or two roasted veggies with a protein like chicken or shrimp, or sometimes keep it meatless.

One favorite is to use chicken sausage (trader joes jalepeno!) and mix it with quinoa, pepper, tomatoes, anything you can get your hands on! Love stuffed peppers, too!

Proud of Kev for making a life change!

eHa said...

I love this recipe: http://www.budgetbytes.com/2013/02/oven-fajitas/

It would be no carb if you left out tortillas. I've had it on top of brown rice to make the carb a healthier one.

Leading a Colorful Life said...

Both of those sound soo good! Thanks!

Whitney said...

Joey is the same way - the only veggie he eats is mac and cheese :) We tried sausage stuffed Zucchini boats by Skinny Taste and we both approved!