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What kinds of things do you eat on a regular basis? My husband needs to lose weight, wants to lose weight, has been very successful eating low carb in the past and is a full on sugar addict - it's all or nothing with him. I'd LOVE to get the sugar out of our house as we have a four year old who is following in his junk food loving footsteps.<br><br>
Usually he does fine for a few weeks and then gets tired of what I'm cooking but as someone who does not eat a lot of meat and doesn't know much about cooking it I am at a real loss.<br><br>
Ideas, please? What does your shopping list look like and what do you cook? Snack on?<br><br>
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Hi! Check out <a href="http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/" target="_blank">http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/</a><br><br>
As a lifestyle for your family, rather than just a diet to lose weight.<br><br>
As for eats, what do you eat now?<br><br>
If you don't eat much meat, what are your main sources of protein?<br><br>
Breakfast is easy:<br><br>
Eggs and meat and veggies, in all carnations possible. Scrambles, mini frittatas in a muffin pan, eggs poached in tomato sauce, omelettes etc.<br><br>
Our fave lunch is a BAS (big ass salad!) and for the littles I just serve a snack platter with meats, cheeses, veggies, nuts, hard boiled eggs, fruits etc.<br><br>
Our fave BAS are chicken caesar, ginger steak, BLT, jalapeno chicken salad, egg salad salad, cobb salad. The possiblities are endless.<br><br>
Soup is another good option. Lettuce wraps are also an awesome sandwich alternative. Leftovers work too.<br><br>
Dinner:<br><br>
Meat and veg basically. We eat lots of bone in skin on chicken thighs, as they are economical, delicious and healthy. Chicken breasts are reserved for salads, as they cube nicely and are smothered in fat rich salad dressing.<br><br>
Roasting whole chickens is great as you get multiple meals out of them, and then have the bones for stock.<br><br>
Steak is always nice, and easy.<br><br>
Roasts are great, go low and slow and don't over cook them. Beef should be pinkish when sliced.<br><br>
Pork is also awesome. Pork loin chops, pork tenderloin, bone in pork chops etc. I love to grill them and serve with a dijon mustard white wine sauce. Also good with an asian style sauce, or chimichurri...<br><br>
Fish and seafood is great!!! Cook in butter or coconut oil as it's not very fatty typically.<br><br>
I serve with a side salad, or veg like broccoli or asparagus, or cooked greens with mushrooms and bacon...<br><br>
A good potato sub is pureed cauliflower, seasoned and with butter and a bit of cream. I don't do this often, usually only with meals that have pan gravy etc.<br><br>
Treats for your kiddo to get over the grains and sugar:<br><br>
Coconut flour muffins. I have a good recipe that I can share.<br>
Almond flour pancakes/waffles.<br>
Fruit with vanilla whipped cream<br>
Greek yogurt with fruit<br>
Smoothies with frozen banana for sweetness, frozen berries, heavy cream and baby spinach.<br><br>
Need pasta? Try mushrooms. If you can get the large portobellos, and slice them thinly and cook them. Serve your pasta sauce over and eat like they are big delicious noodles. We do this with bacon carbonara and it's delicious!<br><br>
Some people also like spaghetti squash. I make a killer spaghetti squash lasagne.<br><br>
Good luck with the lifestyle change. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I Second Marksdailyapple. There's also a recipe section on healingnaturallybybee.com. I'm working on eating under 100 carbs a day.<br><br>
Breakfast: Some days I eat sausage/eggs or bacon/eggs or just sausage and eat then and early lunch. If I'm in a hurry, I drink a stevia sweetened chocolate whey protein drink or fage yogurt with a small amount of blueberries and cinnamon.<br><br>
Lunch: Lately, I've been into taco salad. I could eat it every day. I've been making a dressing with greek yogurt and salsa. Our grocery deli has think sliced turkey. Some times I fry it in a pan with butter and melt some cheese on it. Or I go easy and heat up a chipotle chicken skewer from Trader Joes. I also like to grill extra meat so that I can heat something up quickly and add a salad or some side vegetables.<br><br>
Dinner: pretty much the same as lunch. Sometimes I have more time to try out recipes like cauliflower pizza crust or coconut flour biscuits.
 

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Can you sub coconut flour for regular flour? I just read the primal blueprint and I love marks daily apple, but would loooooove some pancakes. My dd is allergic to almond.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Can you sub coconut flour for regular flour? I just read the primal blueprint and I love marks daily apple, but would loooooove some pancakes. My dd is allergic to almond.</div>
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No, it's not a straight sub. Coconut flour absorbs an insane amount of liquid.<br><br>
I definitely recommend Bruce Fife's Cooking with Coconut flour cook book. It's cheap and the recipes are awesome. The chocolate cake is incredible, and works great as cupcakes. The muffins are wonderful, and I make them all the time for my boys.<br><br>
Here's a coconut flour pancake recipe:<br><br>
2 eggs<br>
2 Tbsp coconut oil or butter, melted<br>
2 Tbsp coconut milk or whole milk or milk you tolerate<br>
1 tsp sugar<br>
1/8 tsp salt<br>
2 Tbsp sifted coconut flour (I just whisk through it)<br>
1/8 tsp baking powder (a double acting baking powder works best for gluten free recipes, as the liquid AND heat help it to rise)<br>
1/2 tsp vanilla extract<br><br>
Blend together eggs, oil, milk, sugar and salt. Combine flour and bp and thoroughly mix into batter.<br><br>
Cook on skillet. Make small pancakes as they are a bit more fragile than regular wheat pancakes.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Some people also like spaghetti squash. I make a killer spaghetti squash lasagne.</div>
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Yumm, could you please share your spaghetti squash lasagna recipe? My DH just said today he has been craving lasagna.<br><br><br>
I have a few low carb questions. We already eat grain and sugar free. We are actually on SCD. But whenever my weight starts to creep up, it is usally because I have gone down the road of too many carbs, and started to cheat on junk that I know does not make me feel healthy. Usually getting back on the wagon and cutting out the carbs, Atkins-style at first, breaks the craving cycle and gets me back to where I feel good again. However, the last couple of times I have cut the carbs way back, I have gotten this terrible rash that starts on my sides beneath my underarm area and spreads onto my breast. It is is insanely itchy, like can't sleep at night itchy. I have about ten extra pounds that I really want to lose right now, but I cannot seem to lose it. I tried cutting carbs again, but I just started getting that rash again right away. And as soon as I increased the carbs, the rash went away.<br><br>
What could this be? Is my body trying to detox something and push it out that way? I really want to lose that ten pounds, maybe even fifteen eventually, but the scale is not budging, even though I have reduced the carbs in general, compared to the average diet, just not to the extent of doing the Atkins-type of carb cutting.<br><br>
Any ideas?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yumm, could you please share your spaghetti squash lasagna recipe? My DH just said today he has been craving lasagna.<br><br><b>Cook a spaghetti squash, either in the oven or microwave. Fork out the flesh and squeeze between two towels. Roll out as much moisture as possible. Make your fave veggie and ground meat laden marinara sauce. Now comes the fun part. Layering! Start by spreading a small layer of sauce on the bottom of your baking dish. Then spread out a mat of spaghetti squash. You want it all tangly but level. Throw on some shredded cheese, then a layer of sauce, then another layer of spaghetti squash, then I like to put a layer of baby spinach and grated cream cheese (or ricotta, or cottage cheese) repeat the layers till you run out of room or stuff! Finish with cheese obviously. Bake at 350 for 20-30 min, then broil for 4-5 min.</b><br><br>
I have a few low carb questions. We already eat grain and sugar free. We are actually on SCD. But whenever my weight starts to creep up, it is usally because I have gone down the road of too many carbs, and started to cheat on junk that I know does not make me feel healthy. Usually getting back on the wagon and cutting out the carbs, Atkins-style at first, breaks the craving cycle and gets me back to where I feel good again. However, the last couple of times I have cut the carbs way back, I have gotten this terrible rash that starts on my sides beneath my underarm area and spreads onto my breast. It is is insanely itchy, like can't sleep at night itchy. I have about ten extra pounds that I really want to lose right now, but I cannot seem to lose it. I tried cutting carbs again, but I just started getting that rash again right away. And as soon as I increased the carbs, the rash went away.<br><br>
What could this be? Is my body trying to detox something and push it out that way? I really want to lose that ten pounds, maybe even fifteen eventually, but the scale is not budging, even though I have reduced the carbs in general, compared to the average diet, just not to the extent of doing the Atkins-type of carb cutting.<br><br>
Any ideas?</div>
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<b>I think the rash could be toxins. I'm experiencing bad acne for the first time ever. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Also, you could need more fats. I find when I keep my fat intake high my skin looks much better. Forget atkins. Keep your carbs between 50-100g per day and you'll lose weight.</b>
 
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