My third month of tracking my food/trying to eat less than 100g net carbs ended on October 9th. I’m happy to report that I met my goal for the month too: 20lbs gone 💪 By 11/9 I’m hoping to hit 25lbs.
Lately we’ve tried some super yummy recipes that I’ve been excited to share. Two of them are Giant Italian Meatballs and Creamy Dijon Chicken Thighs With Bacon and Spinach.
Giant Italian Meatballs
Rob found this recipe and it was deellliicciiooouuusssss. We mixed a pound of ground beef with a pound of mild sausage for these and they were perfect. They look awhile to cook and follow all of the recipe steps but it was worth it. Next time I’d probably opt to make more at a time since they reheated well and we ate them all in just a few days. I portioned our recipe into 6 servings (1 meatball per serving) with each being 488 calories, 11.3g net carbs, and 28g protein.
Creamy Dijon Chicken Thighs With Bacon and Spinach
This recipe was easy but took awhile because it called for you to cook everything in stages in the same pan. Personally, next time I’d cook the chicken thighs and bacon at the same time in two different pans. When the chicken is done – that pan is out of commission. When the bacon is done you still drain the majority of the grease then move onto the next step for cooking the onion. This not only saves time but, when I cooked it the way the directions originally called for, by the time I was done with the bacon my pan had lots of super burnt bits/spots in it. Luckily this never impacted the flavor but it didn’t add to it either. Plus it made my final dish a lot darker colored than the recipe pictures. But, despite that, this one was another winner. Next time I might even add some mushrooms or sun-dried tomatoes. 🤤 I portioned this recipe into 8 servings. Each was 342 calories, 4g of net carbs, and 32g of protein.
Try the recipes and let me know what you think! I’m excited to see where the next month takes me. Even if I don’t hit my 25lb goal I’m already feeling so much better from my eating habit changes.
Here’s to finding more tasty & healthy recipes! 🥰