Chicken, Chorizo and Cauliflower Cheese

Yesterday I had Cauliflower Cheese served as a side with my roast dinner which got me thinking about a low carb cauliflower cheese dinner recipe to share with you.

I am therefore pleased to say that I successfully made a very tasty dish which would be suitable for lunch or dinner and perfect for a low carb diet with 10 net carbs per portion.

Cooked chicken formed the base of my dish; but I felt I wanted to spice it up slightly so I added Chorizo which worked very well. You could use whatever cooked meat you choose, for example ham would work well. Just be aware that the nutrients below are worked out on the recipe published.

You will see from the photos that I added broccoli for colour and a change of flavour. Broccoli is a great low carb vegetable to use as part of a low carb diet.

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Butternut Squash Colcannon

 

This is a homage to the Irish Colcannon. This version has been adjusted to suit a lower carb diet. I am therefore using Butternut Squash in place of creamy mashed potatoes.

Colcannon is a traditional Irish Potato dish whereby kale (or green cabbage) is mixed with buttery, creamy mashed potatoes.

I will be using Curly Kale and Spring Onions in my recipe. A perfect accompaniment to serve with couple of pork sausages, onions and garden peas. A very satisfying comfort plate of food.

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Pesto Chicken and Avocado Salad

Chicken and Avocado simply mixed with Pesto flavoured mayonnaise served with green salad leaves or spinach makes a satisfying lunch to eat in or take to work. Total net carbs per portion is 2 g.

I have used chicken thighs in my recipe as I find they are tastier and cheaper than breast meat, however you can easily replace with breasts if this is your preference without changing the net carbs.

Avocado is so good for you as they are a great source of vitamins including C, E and K and other nutrients including potassium, beta-carotene and Omega-3. They are very low in sugar content and high in fibre which is ideal for making you feel full for longer.

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Scrambled Eggs and Bacon

Scrambled eggs and bacon are as quick and easy as preparing cereals or toast in the morning and ideal to start your low carb day.

You could pre-prepare my breakfast muffin recipe if you want your breakfast made and ready to go; however remove the leeks if you are low carbing to lose weight as they do push up the carb count. Bacon, Mushroom and Leek Egg Muffins

Using the recipe below, I put the bacon into the oven whilst I take a shower and dress, so by the time I’m ready, then so is the bacon. It then takes no more than 5 minutes to prepare, cook and serve my very low carb breakfast. Recipe below is only 1g net carb per portion.

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