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LC and veggie for February, meal ideas please :)

Discussion in 'Vegetarian Diet Forum' started by Engineer88, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. MaxRebo001

    MaxRebo001 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My personal favorite crustless quiche

    4 eggs
    100g of double cream or creme fraiche
    100g of grated chese i use a stong cheddar or grueyre
    2 spring onions
    Large handful of spinach or 5 frozen spinach balls defrosted and squeezed

    Whisk eggs and add the cream or creme fraiche

    If using gresh spinach coarsely cut up and wilt down in a saucepan

    Add the spinach and remaining ingredients

    Mix it all to gether and season

    Light oil a pan pour in mixture and cook at 180 degrees for 20-25 mins until the middle has set and the quiche os golden brown

    Let it cool and enjoy.

    Most of the time though its gone before it cools :)
     
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  2. @Engineer88 Not long to go now! :woot:

    Have you made a meal plan for the week or will you be winging it?

    Good luck. I am sure you will love your veggie, sugarless month :cat: x
     
  3. Engineer88

    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Avocado Sevenfold, I had everything planned including bulk making soups (red pepper +goat cheese, parsnip and cerlaiac and apple!) then work threw a massive spanner in the works.... I'm currently in France until late Friday. Therfore I figured the easiest/best would be delay until Saturday and go 28 days from there!

    Sorry I know its not ideal...but I absolutely will complete the challenge length wise just with adjusted days :)
     
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    col101 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Been eating a lot of large mushrooms recently stuffed with things like spinach and ricotta really nice and dead easy
     
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  5. Sounds like a good plan. If you spot any courgettes or aubergines in sunny France, bring them back!
     
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    Gluten free cheese cake - handful of macadamia nuts, almonds and cashews, whizzed down to breadcrumbs sized, mix with melted butter for the base, to fridge to set. Tub of philly or equivalent and an equal quantity of greek yoghurt mixed together, spoon onto nut base decorate with strawberries or raspberries and try not to eat it all in one go.
     
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  7. Engineer88

    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm actually going to be importing cheese :p
     
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  8. Engineer88

    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I brought back €30 of cheese.

    Started today mostly fasting due to finding it easier previously. I broke fast at 6 and had a veggie curry which contained carrot cabbage mushroom broccoli green beans and some pepper.

    I might follow with some cheese.
     
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    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Day 2!
    As I posted earlier on the what have you eaten today I started with brunch of mushroom tomato avocado and egg. (Carbs I counted 15ish for avocado)

    For tea I had gosh beetroot burger, green beans and sliced almonds in butter and celeriac chips. (30g of carbs for gosh and beans)
     
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    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Breakfast today chia pudding with pb and banana (1/2) there were more carbs in this than expected (darn rude health milk!!) so I spiked to 14. 30g total I think

    Lunch red pepper soup with goats cheese. Made myself! Lc muffin also so again about 30g (yikes!)

    Dinner needed to be super low carb. Spinach spring onion and pepper frittata with loads of cheese. No insulin given and bloods currently 4.4. So I'll count that as a slight win.

    60-70g total for the day which is above target. Must try harder :(
     
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  11. Brunneria

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    Did you like that soup? :)
     
  12. Was that the rude health almond milk? I just looked it up and it looks high carb for milk (10.5%). Would the Alpro one be suitable for you?
     
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    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly it. It tastes the best in the nespresso machine hence I had some in the house, but ill get something different next time. I wondered why coffee spiked by bg so much *smh*
     
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    Was really tasty thanks! I did learn that you cant freeze it very well with the goat cheese in, went kindof funny looking but tasted ok :)
     
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    A blitz with the hand blender would probably have mixed everything back in smoothly.

    Glad you liked it. :)
     
  16. Engineer88

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    I was in work, otherwise yeah would have given that a go :)
     
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    Another day another headache!!

    Breakfast was chia pudding (it gets made in batches) 30g looking forward to lower carb breakfast tomorrow!

    Lunch was last nights tea again which worked beautifully I was stable 6's until I had an apple at about 4. About 15g of carbs as it was small

    Dinner quorn chicken curry. Curry sauce out of a jar (butter chicken 8g carbs per 1/4 jar) and cauliflower rice

    Total about 55g today.
     
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    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday was the 8th of the month... 4 days in and I feel truly awful. I have no idea what's going on but bg are very good (all under 10).

    It might coincide with realising I forgot a couple of days of thyroxine (I don't normally feel this bad) or I could have picked something up. Either way it can do one now.

    Yesterday breakfast was nuts and yog with about 6/8 blueberries. 15g

    Lunch was soup, leek and sweet pot 1 sweet potato between 6 portions so about 10g plus a lc muffin 5g

    Dinner was roast dinner )or veg and cauliflower gravy!) Plus 2 Yorkshire puds 8g.

    Total about 40g
     
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  19. @Engineer88 Is your February eating much lower carb than your usual way of eating? I wouldn't like to suggest keto flu as you have a lot going on there, but it might be playing a small part. Your meals look fab :)
     
  20. Engineer88

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    Yes and no I would say, depends on the day. Could seriously sleep standing up it feels like!
     
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