Originally Posted by mnnice
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
Thanks for the recipe. It looks delish!
Vegetable sources of protein come with a lot of carbs, compared to animal products. Even beans, for me, have to be eaten with either 1) a lot of fat added or 2) with some animal protein (eggs, milk, etc). A rice and beans dinner would, literally, make me pass out. However, rice and beans with some chicken and/or eggs in it with some fats, is fine. I have to be careful about eating fruit alone too. Oh, and commercial Peanut butter--must be careful, too much sugar! Natural Peanut butter is fine. I think I'm on the more sensitive side to carbs/sugar.
Like whenever I eat oatmeal, I need to eat eggs with it. I've tried adding lots of fats (tablespoons and tablespoons of butter, coconut oil, whatever). Still got the shakes. Dh is similar, but he has the opposite problem--his blood sugar gets too high. His dad is diabetic, so it's in the family. Dh doesn't have diabetes, but he's borderline high.
It's difficult at times, but we try to make it. We do eat LOTS of veggies though. Right now we are eating lots of winter squash. It's in season and cheap. I don't want to make it sound like we eat 1lb of meat each at every meal or something. But that we do need more meat than just for 'flavoring'.