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Jun 5, 2007 04:26 PM

Summer's coming and the kids need some lowcarb meals. Any ideas?


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  1. Grilled veggies (eggplant, mushrooms, onions, zucchini, tomatoes) coated with garlic salt, then chopped and stirfried (use Pam), with drained and rinsed shirataki noodles, balsamic vinegar, Bragg's or soy sauce, lemon juice, mustard, and cooked chicken breast (or egg whites or tofu).

    Turkey Chili without beans, served over steamed cauliflower, broccoli and mushrooms

    Spaghetti Squash cooked and mixed with a little chicken broth, parmesan, olive oil if desired and chopped garlic... served w/ protein of choice

    Seared ahi tuna with a citrus reduction alongside roasted/steamed asparagus

    Fish en papillote with veggies and white wine alongside an artichoke heart and hearts of palm salad, or just a steamed artichoke

    Egg white frittata or omelette with sundried tomatoes, basil, eggplant, garlic and low-fat mozzarella, feta or parmesan

    Lasagna made with long slices of eggplant and zucchini instead of noodles and low-fat ricotta cheese

    Pasta sauces of your choosing served over veggies instead of pasta

    Grilled fruit for desserts topped with some crushed fiber one cereal

    1. GRILL!!!! Any beef, chicken, seafood, etc. with simple seasonings and veggies grilled alongside. No real need for carbs unless you want them.

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      1. re: mojoeater

        Kabobs!!!!!!! Whatever you want!! Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork, Fish. Bell Peppers, Mushrooms, Onions, Egglant!!! LOVE IT!!!!! My favorite. I like to marinate Veggies/Meats with homemade marinades like Basil/Balsamic, Lemon Pepper, Garlic Parmesan.

      2. A kid's favorite, Buffalo Wings...Don't coat in flour, they're not as good that way, anyway...Fry or bake...Frank's buffalo sauce...You can serve them with bleu cheese or ranch dressing if you like....Chili without beans, grilled hot dogs covered with the chili ( no bun), grilled steaks, chicken...Chicken caesar salad sans croutons...Are you trying to serve lowcarb so that they will lose weight? Lowcarb only tends to work if you eat lowcarb all of the time, otherwise it does not produce weight loss...

        1. Watch it on fruit, tomatoes esp. sundried, onions, and low fat dairy they all pack a lot of sugar into the diet which you want to avoid. See if you can find Dreamfield's pasta in your area or Google for it. It is very low carb. No need to use egg whites only, whole egg is fine, most kids love egg salad, tuna salad, chicken salad etc. Stay away from root veg. again much more sugar in them than leafy greens. Read lables religiously. Watch for sugar and learn to look at the carb count per serving and then to calculate carbs after subtracting for fiber. Look for lots of fiber too. See if your library has some of Dana Carpender's cookbooks. There are lots of good ideas and recipes in them.

          1. lettuce wraps. Do up some chicken & veggies in thai style and spoon into butter lettuce leaves. Also works well to do tacos in a lettuce wrap, too. Or tuna salad

            Low carb torilla made into a pizza.

            omelets and deviled eggs

            soda water with a splash of cranberry juice and a squeeze of lime for a beverage

            chicken or pork satays with peanut sauce