Thursday, April 7

First Low Carb Dinner - YUMMO!

I just wanted to share my dinner with you guys. Wow, was it good. And easy to eat for a bandster. I don't know why I didn't do this sooner! 

We had chicken in garlic cream sauce over cauli-rice, garlicky green beans, and a romaine salad (no photo).  The cauli-rice did NOT taste like cauliflower and was a great substitute for rice. I am in HEAVEN with this discovery, as I've really not eaten much rice in the last 16 or so months.




Recipes

Cauli-Rice

1/2 head fresh cauliflower
Pat of butter

1. Cut the cauliflower into florets
2. Add the florets to food processor with shredding blade on.
3. Add the riced cauliflower to microwave safe bowl.
4. Microwave for 3 minutes, stop and stir the rice every 1 minute.
5. Add a pat of butter, and enjoy!
Yields about 2 cups of cauli-rice


Garlicky Green Beans

3lbs fresh green beans
1 stick butter 
1 t. garlic salt 
Fresh cracked pepper 
1 Lg onion, diced 
2-4 cloves fresh garlic, pressed 

Clean beans and snap into 1-2 inch segments. Boil in large pan until just cooked through. 

In large sauce pan melt butter. Add garlic salt, pepper, and onions. Cook over med heat until carmelized. Add drained cooked green beans. Cook over med heat for about 15 min letting beans carmalize a bit.


Chicken in Garlic Cream Sauce

1 lb chicken breast, cut in bite-size chunks
4 oz. cream cheese 
1/4 cup heavy cream 
1 tbsp chives, fresh or dried 
1/2 tbsp parsley, fresh or dried 
1.5 cloves garlic, minced 
1/2 tsp salt 
1/4 tsp ground black pepper 
2 tbsp butter 

Fry garlic in butter until golden, then add chicken to pan and fry until done. Stir in cream cheese and cream until smooth, then add herbs and seasoning to taste. Add chicken back in, cover, and allow to cook on low for about 15 minutes. Serve over cauli-rice.

10 comments:

  1. Yum! That sounds so delicious!

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  2. Looks Great!! Thanks so much for the recipes! It's amazing with this low carb (Atkin's) diet that the foods we love we get to eat again, such as BACON!!! OMG, I'm in love with bacon!!

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  3. Yummo is right! looks and sounds delish - and EASY to make! thanks for sharing!

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  4. Oh my...this sounds FABULOUS! I'm on Atkins too so these recipes couldn't have come at a better time.

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  5. lmao@ Pamela...she really loves bacon. I am seeing it everywhere!

    I am sooo about to start low-carbing again. This food looks frickin awesome!!!!

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  6. Oh My God, that sounds and LOOKS awesome. Thanks for sharing. I will put this on my To Do list! :)

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  7. THat looks awesome!!

    I am so doing that whole meal on Monday!

    I did sirloin on the grill and fresh asparagus with mint and butter~

    Last night was a eat out night because I got home late! Wings. Oh my goodness they were heavenly!

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  8. Looks super yummy, especially the chicken! I think about Atkins sometimes- I did really well on it in my twenties. I am following your progress- maybe I will jump the band wagon too?

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