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Dinner Menu Selections

Seared Pork Chops

Great with just a little salt and freshly ground black pepper and we also like a little ground sage sprinkled on them.

Carbs: 0.1g | Fat: 17.3g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 39g | Calories: 322


When we cook this we do not trim the fat, and we place the giblets into the roasting pan for the last 20 minutes. We baste often, and start cooking the chicken upside down then flip half way.

Carbs: 1g | Fat: 4.2g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 32.1g | Calories: 178.5

Roasted String Beans & Garlic

To get enough greens into your day, you must double this recipe if you want to serve 4 people.

Carbs: 4.7g | Fat: 3.5g | Fiber: 1.9g | Protein: 1.1g | Calories: 51.7

Steamed Brussels Sprouts with Browned Butter and Lemon Zest

We melt the butter with garlic and add plenty of sea or Himalayan salt, we don’t brown since our pasture-fed butter is so rich in flavor and browning will burn the weight-loss promoting CLA fatty acids. The recipe says 4 servings, but you should really double it to serve 4 people.

Carbs: 7.5g | Fat: 12.2g | Fiber: 3.2g | Protein: 2.2g | Calories: 133

Luke’s spaghetti sauce from scratch

30 minute pasta sauce w/ meat, which I enjoy slathered with cheese and no carb at all, or over toasted Ezekiel bread, or over a few tubes of ziti.

Carbs: 7.6g | Fat: 16.4g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 32.2g | Calories: 318.5

Braised Lamb Shanks

Skip the bullion cube, it’s just salt and fake flavors, add an additional 1-2 tsp salt instead.Any olive oil works. Herbs de Provence is a mix of equal parts savory, fennel, basil, and thyme flowers and optional lavender. If you have beef or chicken stock (bone-based) use 1/2 cup.

Carbs: 11.3g | Fat: 16.9g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 49.2g | Calories: 473.2

Whole spice-rubbed roast chicken and roast veggies

So simple and easy, always moist and delicious!

Carbs: 12.8g | Fat: 29.3g | Fiber: 4.3g | Protein: 50g | Calories: 518.6

Apple Arugula Salad

Arugula is available at Hannafords, usually prewashed in the organic section. This recipe uses about half of one of those large plastic containers. Any soft, mild cheese will work if you can’t find goat cheese

Carbs: 15.1g | Fat: 41.8g | Fiber: 3.6g | Protein: 12.3g | Calories: 461.3

Giant Salad, Greek-influence

Take your time eating and making salads, it’s a ritual that celebrates vegetable freshness and your freedom to make salads from stuff that looks pretty

Carbs: 16.7g | Fat: 29.6g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 7g | Calories: 347.1

Braised Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms

Emeril serves this over rice or quinoa, I recommend minimizing the rice if you have any at all.

Carbs: 18.3g | Fat: 15.3g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 28.7g | Calories: 319

Slow Cooker-Braised Chicken Thighs With Carrots and Potatoes

Slow Cooker recipe. Can substitute an extra 1/4 cup chicken broth in place of the wine, if you prefer

Carbs: 18.7g | Fat: 5.3g | Fiber: 3.3g | Protein: 27.8g | Calories: 233.2

Just Peas

says: For dinner, a 10 oz bag of peas serves 2. If you need to serve 4, you will need to double everything to get enough greens into your day.

Carbs: 19.5g | Fat: 23.6g | Fiber: 6g | Protein: 7.6g | Calories: 313

Giant Salad, Version #32

Colors and a big bowl make eating a huge salad fun and easy

Carbs: 19.2g | Fat: 27.3g | Fiber: 4.2g | Protein: 6g | Calories: 322.2

Cooked Shrimp with ketchup-based cocktail

This will be faster than microwaving a pita pocket if you start with precooked shrimp

Carbs: 20.6g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 35.6g | Calories: 246.7

Squash Succotash

Goes well with a simple egg dish

Carbs: 22.5g | Fat: 23.4g | Fiber: 6g | Protein: 5.6g | Calories: 305.5

Sauteed spinach, onion, and pine nuts

Tasty enough to get all your day’s servings of greens in one dish!

Carbs: 21.7g | Fat: 21.6g | Fiber: 3.6g | Protein: 3.7g | Calories: 381.5

Eggplant Parmesan With Homemade Pasta Sauce

Filling and rich, and it’s got the veggies right in it

Carbs: 35.6g | Fat: 36.2g | Fiber: 7.3g | Protein: 36.2g | Calories: 598.1

Savory Simple Sauteed Red Cabbage and Mushroom

25 g effective carb per serving


Carbs: 35.4g | Fat: 17.7g | Fiber: 10g | Protein: 8.2g | Calories: 312.6

Chilled Cucumber Soup-Smoothy with Shrimp (filling variation)

No Cooking Required: This Savory Soup-Smoothie (or Green Smoothie) works equally well as a low-carb cocktail or a side dish for a sit down dinner.

Carbs: 16.2g | Fat: 21.2g | Fiber: 1.9g | Protein: 27.9g | Calories: 402.7

Egg, Spinach, & Canadian Bacon “muffin puffs”

Makes great breakfast too, just pop in the microwave to reaheat

Carbs: 4.9g | Fat: 8.1g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 14g | Calories: 142.7

Bacon Meatloaf Muffin

Who doesn’t like bacon? These bacon muffins are easier than hamburgers and free you from the tyranny of the bun; why stop at just one? Anyone want a little cheese? Whatever you’ve got in your fridge will probably work great.

Carbs: 2.7g | Fat: 15.8g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 10.2g | Calories: 190.8

Zucchini Ricotta Fritatta

Zucchini’s taking over your kitchen? Fight back with this easy and yummy egg dish.

Carbs: 19.3g | Fat: 58.1g | Fiber: 5g | Protein: 37.1g | Calories: 747.5

Easy Low-Carb Zucchini Lasagna

You’ll love this way to blow through 2.5 lbs of zucchini per dish. This lasagna is rich enough to use as a stand alone dinner for two very hungry adults, or as a side dish for 4-6.

Carbs: 16.3g | Fat: 23.5g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 20.9g | Calories: 354.2


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