Kitchen Roundtable

DH wants to lose about 10-15 pounds, so I'm faced with

working out low carb (and relatively healthy) meals. Until now, I didn't realize how often I've been serving a filler (pasta, rice, potatoes, legumes) as one of the side dishes of the meal. I have to recall my home-economics class--main dish (meat/fish/chicken of some sort--animal protein), a green vegetable and a yellow vegetable. That's all well and good, but most yellow vegetables (other than summer squash) are high in carbs. Can have very few carrots, if any; same with acorn & butternut squash. Root vegetables seem to have more carbs.

Pasta is out, as well as rice. Corn and English peas are carb-y Even beans and lentils are out.

He's had to give up his (very carb-y) crunchy breakfast cereal and 1/2 a banana in the mornings (LOTS of carbs there) in favor of eggs and sausage or an egg/sausage/veggie muffin I found online. He's okay with that.

I wash lots of dishes these days. :ohmy

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DH wants to lose about 10-15 pounds, so I'm faced with
:ohmy My sympathies!
Yes, but I've never tried either one.
Thanks! My MIL, who lives with us...
Re: Thanks! My MIL, who lives with us...
I don't know if I could find enough tomatillos in my area! *NM*
Our Walmart always has them, but they might not be
Re: Thanks! My MIL, who lives with us...
Will do.
no apology needed since they aren't :rectnt
Well, duh, slap my head. I forgot the rules. :lol *NM*
Re: Well, duh, slap my head. I forgot the rules. :lol
Why have I never heard of Chow Chow?! This is the first I have ever seen the term. *NM*
Re:I bought a jar of Mrs Campbells chow chow
Re: this recipe looks like the one I bought *LINK*
Re: trying link for chow chow again *LINK*
Thanks for the link! *NM*
Re: Thanks for the link! *LINK* *PIC*
Re: DH wants to lose about 10-15 pounds, so I'm faced with
Thanks, Di, he has already discovered those drinks
Re: OK, sounds like you have a handle on this.
I will definitely keep good thought and prayers for you, Di. *NM*
Di, I'm so sorry to hear this! *NM*
:tears keep us posted please? *NM*
Cathy, wasn't he on a Jenny Craig diet a while ago? *NM*
Well, hello Marge! Long time no see! He did Atkins before. *NM*