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    MP

    Hey y’all! I wrote in not that long ago with how to set better habits and semi-update – I’m doing way better! I downloaded ‘Lose It’ as many folks suggested and it’s helped me loads with portion control. Additionally, I’ve meditated 2x and exercised 2x this week yay! So thank you for the brilliant tips and support.

    Now to crowd source: Do y’all have any low carb recipes you particularly enjoy? Or any sort of healthy food I guess really. If it’s any help I enjoy savory foods lots. Appreciate it. <3

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    Logan

    Ya, its called liquid diet, just drink broth soup all day and night, be pooping out water but hey will lose so much weight and depending on the type of broth you be drinking, can be really healthy…

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    CanadianZed

    https://ketogasm.com/keto-egg-roll-bowl-recipe/

    This is absolutely delicious and even better if you saute shrimp or mushrooms with garlic and add in. 🙂

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    MP

    Logan: Eeeek, I think I prefer mostly solid food and regular poops so no thanks!

    CanadianZed: Looks super yummy thank you! 🙂

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    Mimi

    https://twosleevers.com/instant-pot-butter-chicken/
    We love this keto recipe for the instant pot. Use an immersion blender to make a smooth sauce, then add the butter and cream to make it rich and thicker. I’m pretty sure you could do this in a stock pot, just cook longer.

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    SpaceySteph
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    We love this recipe. It uses spiralized daikon instead of noodles, only I dont have a spiralizer so I just mandolin it and have like daikon circles in my soup.

    https://www.thesophisticatedcaveman.com/pressure-cooker-chicken-faux-pho/

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    Copa
    Copa
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    @logan Are you a troll? That’s terrible advice.

    @MP Are you doing keto? Or just trying to minimize carb intake?

    If I’m trying to reduce my carb intake, I like swapping cauliflower rice for rice in certain dishes (I like it with anything that has a sauce, like curry — not so much on its own as a rice substitute). Cauliflower can be your best friend if you’re trying to do low carb; it can also be used to make pizza crusts or a mashed potato alternative. If you’re a pasta person, I like zucchini and butternut squash noodles OR high protein pastas that are made from legumes or lentils (I like black bean and chickpea pastas the best of the ones I’ve tried). If you live near a Trader Joe’s check out the cauliflower gnocchi.

    For recipes, I have a few go-to websites. Two I like are Skinnytaste ( https://www.skinnytaste.com/recipes/low-carb/) and Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (https://lexiscleankitchen.com/category/low-carb/). I recently made the Skinnytaste Asian Turkey Meatballs with Gochujang Glaze (https://www.skinnytaste.com/asian-turkey-meatballs-with-gochujang-glaze/) and they were dope. I also like Love & Lemons, which is mostly vegetarian (https://www.loveandlemons.com/about-us/).

    Greek salad is the one salad I never tire of. I don’t follow a recipe, but I chop up some romaine and top it with tomato, cucumber, red onion, kalamata olives, and cheese (I usually opt for goat cheese over feta). Sometimes chickpeas. I like the Greek-style dressing from Trader Joe’s. I’ll top it with a chicken that I marinade in a Greek yogurt/garlic/lemon/EVOO/salt/pepper/oregano/parsley mixture and oooohh yeah, that’s a good salad.

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    ktfran
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    Greek salad is one of my go-to recipes too for clean eating and it’s nearly the same as @Copas. I start with the base recipe from smitten kitchen.

    https://smittenkitchen.com/2013/05/greek-salad-with-lemon-and-oregano/

    However, I don’t include green pepper. I usually add some greens to get more leafy greens in. For a protein, I usually add some sauteed shrimp or quinoa.

    ETA. Love and Lemons, also mentioned by Copa, is my go to food blog. Not only are vegetable-focused recipes amazing – she gives you lots of options for customization.

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    Fyodor

    I usually cook up a big batch of either (a) lean ground turkey with taco spices and fajita vegetables (b) Chicken stir fry with vegetables and some kind of Asian sauce and eat it over the course of the week for dinner . It helps me to have something pre-made with known macros.

    For snacks, I like to get packs of turkey pepperoni.

    Low fat cottage cheese with salsa mixed in can be a good and fast breakfast food.

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    ktfran
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    My other favorite “clean” lunch recipe is a cabbage soup from here:
    https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/cabbage_soup/

    I brown ground turkey and add it for some protein. This freezes well too.

    Another thing I like to do is to make a salad with arugula, avocado, beets, toasted pistachios and grapefruit. Sometimes, I’ll add some goat cheese if I feel like buying it that week. I just add a pinch of salt and some EVOO.

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    MP

    @Copa I’m not keto! I’m looking to be more low carb because I noticed I’m eating wayyyyyy too many carbs because I love them so much but not eating much protein at all. Thank you for the blog recs and the cauliflower gnocchi sounds so luscious – I’m craving Greek salad now too mmmm. 🙂 Ktfran and Fyodor thank you for the recs. I love lemon and cottage cheese so perfect!

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    ktfran
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    One more thing, then I’ll stop, I think. My favorite new recipe I made this fall/winter was the butternut squash and black bean enchiladas from Love and Lemons. Oh my god. So good. Both the husband and I love it. I made it about every 4 weeks. Butternut squash isn’t in season any more, but remember it for next fall. It’s seriously so good.

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