Originally Posted by JTA Mom
See though, dh and I don't do well on a low meat diet. I've been vegetarian before (closer to vegan, since I'm allergic to dairy). Did NOT do well on it. I have issues with hypoglycemia and even 'good' carbs like steelcut oats, I just can't have alone. So while using meat as flavor might work for others, it doesn't work for me. One, I'd need to use obscene amounts of fat to try to counterbalance the carbs or just add some protein, like a couple eggs.
For some people, eating a grain/carb heavy diet isn't doable. I don't do low carb, but I need much more protein than someone else. Getting the shakes and brain fog just isn't a healthy way to live. Unfortunately, I'm not able to get the cheap source of protein in dairy (well, not cheese, but yogurt & such). Maybe that's why my forays into a low meat diet have been unsuccessful?
I guess I'm not sure I consider either of those dishes are high carb (that's different than they would work for you too
). The pho does have rice noodle made with white rice, but also mung bean shoots, often tofu, and greens plus enough hot sauce to make your nose run
. The bean soup has ham broth, beans, onions, carrots, garlic, and greens too. Anyway both have plenty of protein just not from animals. Dh also makes a dish with sauted greens, lentils and veggies, and then a poached egg. It sound a bit strange, but it's a super good dish. The blog dishing up delights had a version I cut and pasted in here
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Friday, October 23, 2009
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Braised Lentils with Swiss Chard and a Poached Egg
(Lightly adapted from Serious Eats who adapted from Last Night's Dinner)
Makes 2 servings
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 cup French green lentils
1 bunch winter greens, such as kale, chard, collards, etc. (I used swiss chard)
1 shallot, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup red wine
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/8 teaspoon red chili flakes, or to taste
Splash of lemon juice or sherry vinegar (optional, I forgot and it was fine)
Kosher salt and black pepper