I love to cook. I also love to eat.
No new news there.
I also love getting and sharing tasty and easy meals.
Tonight we had a steak salad that was delicious and super filling. It was even low-carb. Seasoned, seared steak, gorganzola cheese, green onions and cucumbers happily sat on a bed of lettuce. With an abundance of flavor already present, it only needed a drizzle of real (No chemicals and fillers) Ranch dressing before I attacked it with a fork.
My husband is eating low carbs right now and since he was making dinner, we had a low carb meal. It works well for him, so he enjoys eating this way. In the past I've tried to eat low carb, but it just doesn't work for me, my body rebels. I have learned that I need fewer than the mega carbs I typically eat, but enough so I can clearly think and have an energy level necessary for my lifestyle. When I don't eat enough healthy carbohydrates, I don't function well.
I also don't think it's okay to avoid a whole macro-nutrient in our diets. There is a reason our bodies are designed to function well when we have the correct balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Now when I say healthy carbohydrates, I'm talking whole wheat or naturally occurring carbohydrates like those found in fruits, vegetables and grains. Not the processed, nutrient-less kind so easily found in our food chain.
This salad was heavy enough to keep me full even though it was low on carbs. I had energy for my workout and I had no desire to snack when I stepped off the elliptical. Eating low carb for a meal is good now and then, I just can't do it daily.