Lower Carb Taco Soup, Crispy Pan Fried Trout, and Other Tastes of My Weight Loss Plan
So far I'm really liking this way of eating! Low carb does not feel the least bit restrictive to me. I am still eating anything I want, but in smaller portions and making substitutions to make these foods lower carb. I don't count carbs, but I do know that zucchini has less carbs than pasta, and mushrooms have less carbs than kidney beans.
Some things I ate this week:
Taco salad (greens, lean ground turkey with taco seasoning, cheese, avocado, salsa, and lite Ranch with a side of iced tea:
Crispy pan fried trout fillets, dusted with cornmeal, salt, pepper, garlic powder and parsley and cooked in avocado oil and butter in a nonstick skillet:
Yes, cornmeal has carbs: about 7.8 g/Tablespoon. There is less than a tablespoon on each fillet. So good and crispy!
My old favorite, Cauliflower Crust Pizza (which was great while the family ate regular pizza)!
I used this recipe and topped it with sliced mushrooms and salami.
I often make my favorite Taco Soup, but this time near the end of cooking I ladled about 3 cups into a pot, and *then* added the beans to the rest. To the bean-free pot I added diced celery, onion, mushrooms, and zucchini and simmered it until the veggies were soft. This was great! The family had their usual (but high carb) taco soup....
... and I had my lower carb, bean-free Taco soup! Just as delicious!
It was great topped with shredded cheese and sour cream.
I also had a veggie lasagna I made by layering cooked spaghetti squash, sauteed mushrooms, low carb marinara sauce, ricotta, turkey sausage crumbles, and mozzarella and baking it in the oven. Delicious! I don't miss the pasta one bit.
Other things I ate without taking pictures:
roasted chicken thighs
lettuce and spinach salads
apples with a little peanut butter
low carb cereal with almond milk
squares of very dark chocolate
a sugar free Fudgesicle
Lots of good things! I am very content with my eating and NOT counting calories or carbs. This is a way I can eat forever and not feel deprived. I hope that this, along with my consistent walking (at least 7500 steps/day) and biking (every day) will make me a healthier, happier, lighter person.
I am 38 years old, female, a degree-holding stay-at-home-mom, and I weigh 278 pounds. I have been obese for ten years now. Time to get out of this fat prison I have made for myself.
--This is the original introduction I wrote when I first started this blog in 2007. I leave it as a reminder to myself of where I came from. Currently, I am 46 years old and weigh significantly less...see the blog for details. I lost 103 pounds, then had a partial regain, and am once again working at weight loss and better health.
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