Christy of Abundant Life suggests a new Monday tradition. Let's start the week off right by sharing ideas for eating well. I'm planning on a budget this week. Here are three husband-pleasing, low carb meals I rely on:
Italian sausage and peppers:
Fresh Italian sausages are always reduced-for-quick-sale at my grocery. I brown them in a big skillet. Then throw in one bag of chopped peppers and onions ($1 when Kroger has its frozen food sale). Cook, uncovered, on medium. The moisture from the frozen vegetables steams the sausage. Done when the onions and peppers are soft and translucent. Bonus: makes your kitchen smell like the state fair.
Slice a head of cabbage ultra-thin into long "noodles." Stir fry in a drizzle of Asian oil (sesame, peanut, etc) until wilted. Add cubes of cooked pork loin or chicken leftover from another meal, along with the seasonings your family enjoys. We like red pepper flakes and sliced mushrooms. Stir and heat to combine flavors. Serve with homemade egg drop soup (no starch added). Bonus: To stop kids from balking at these "noodles," make it fun! Everyone comes to the dinner table wearing their shirts inside out!
This recipe, originally from Jonni McCoy's Miserly Moms, drew mixed comments from readers. My husband likes it, so we make it often. It tastes like lasagna filling. I've started adding steamed diced vegetables to the bottom layer. Chopped spinach, zucchini and/or carrots are good choices.