Well, if we can not eat Carbs what can we eat?
When we first set out with this new way of thinking/eating I thought I was going to struggle, as I had said in one of my earlier blogs, Howard and I have very different tastes. He likes plain food and I quite like lots of different experiences with my food. I like spicy food he does not. Well, when you stop trying to over complicate the experience then your first battle is over.
I will continue with this topic in more detail later, but for now I thought it good to share one aspect of our life.
As Howard is in a car all day, I had to come up with something that he could easily eat within about 10 minutes. So my first thought and seeing as we were still in Winter was soups. I had a soup flask that would keep his lunch hot for 9 hours. I prefer to make my own soups anyway, so this was going to be quite easy, which was all part of the process to not make this more difficult than it had to be. So Howard’s favourite soup was Cream of Tomato. Ok challenge! How do you better a nations favourite. Easy, you don’t, you try and find a version online that might just fit the bill, or you can tweak to make your own. All the soups that I make only take me about 30 minutes from start to serving in a bowl or flask. Anything longer, really is not worth the extra effort.
Of course man can not eat soup alone, so I had to come up with some other lunch time meals. One of his favourites is what he calls his amuse-bouche, little bite size pieces of food he can tuck into with a salad. Remember he is in a car all day and only gets 10 minutes to eat. So today for example I sent him off to work with a green salad, consisting of different lettuce, cucumber and celery. Accompanied with 2 boiled eggs, 2 slices of ham and a few small chunks of cheese. Followed by some strawberries.
There is enough protein in there to keep him going until dinner time and enough fats to keep him full, plus the lovely strawberries will satisfy any sweet cravings he may be having. Strawberries are one of the lowest fruits for sugar. Another good choice would have been Raspberries or Blackberries.
So you see, not everything has to have bread, pasta or potatoes with it.