Post # 1
We’re doing low-carb, and I’m getting bored of the same grilled meat and salad for dinner. Recently tinkered with a chili recipe and love love love the results.
Anyone have anything that’s good and easy for a weeknight dinner? Preferably something that can be made low carb? Thanks!
Post # 3
Anything off Skinnytaste.com. I’m seriously obsessed with that site. I haven’t made one thing that we haven’t LOVED.
Post # 4
Wow–what a great site! The first picture just smacks you in the face, it looks so yummy! Thanks!
Post # 5
I second @bakerella:! Skinnytaste.com is so awesome. I just made the asian turkey meatballs last night (with the fried rice recipe from Hungry Girl), and it was soooo good.
Post # 6
@Boston Bee: Omg those meatballs are crazy good. DH can eat a whole tray himself (that probably takes away from the healthy aspect though….). We also make them with ground chicken, it just depends on what’s on sale at the store.
I LOVE all her shrimp recipes. DH is going to be out tonight and I think I’m going to make myself a bunch of her garlic shrimp and pig out! LOL! Oooh and the cilantro lime rice. Yum!!!
Post # 7
I was just going to say how much I love Skinnytaste, too. The recipes are fairly easy but also flavorful and don’t taste light. I made this one last night for FI and some friends and everyone really liked it:
Post # 8
My under-10-minute, low-carb meal: catfish (unbreaded, season with cajun seasoning and cook in a skillet with some olive oil) and steamed asparagus with lemon juice.
Try looking up “paleo recipes”.
Here’s a couple paleo/low-carb blogs:
Post # 9
@bakerella:THANK YOU for this! My FI and I are doing low-carb till the wedding, I was getting bored of my regular recipe source! Amazing! Thank you!
Post # 10
This isn’t low carb, but it’s super yummy and could be healthier with whole wheat pasta. While I’m boiling the pasta, I heat up in another pan some Light Alfredo Sauce (by Classico) with Light Pasta Sauce (by Ragu), throw in some sun-dried tomato pesto to thicken it and maybe some of the cooking cream cheese that Philadelphia recently came out with. Sometimes I’ll add sautéed garlic and red wine if I’m feeling extra daring that night. I’ve also done just tomato sauce and cottage cheese for the sauce; it’s soooo goood!
Then, I’ll throw in some halved grape tomatoes and basil to add even more veggies, textures, and fun! Then I toss everything together with the cooked pasta.
Post # 11
@bakerella: You introduced me to that website (you had posted a recipe from it that looked interesting) and I’m totally HOOKED! I LOVE IT! Thank you!
OP, low carb is tough. I try to think of things that are “lower carb” since I’m trying to cut out white flour. The skinnytaste website (mentioned by Bakerella) has an eggplant parmesan that would definitely be a good option. I tried to make it this weekend, but I screwed up roasting the eggplant and it stuck to the tin foil and it became a big pile of mush. (Sooooo disappointing).
Other ideas that come to mind:
Lettuce wraps: Buy a head of butter lettuce and you can make ANYTHING with this. Chinese chicken wraps (like pei wei), tacos, tuna fish.
Tuna stuffed tomatoes
Chicken salad (roasted chicken, red grapes, celery, greek yogurt, and tarragon)
Salads – greek (with feta, pine nuts, chick peas (possibly too carby), and meat), spring – w/ strawberries and chicken. These are all good with vinaigrettes.
Post # 12
I found Skinnytaste via other posters here so don’t thank me, thank the WB kitchen goddesses!!!! I love love love everything from her site and DH can never believe when I tell him the meal he’s licking the plate from was from Skinny Taste 🙂 Hands down my favourite website ever. Everything is so quick and simple to make, I’m always (happily) shocked with dinner is ready in 20 minutes!
Post # 13
@bakerella: Well yes, I thank all of them too then. It seriously is fantastic. I’m hopelessly addicted.