Low Carb = Real Good Food

My husband and I decided to follow a low carb, high fat, no sugar eating lifestyle 3 years ago and I don’t regret it at all. 

In fact I am so grateful for the day I decided to try this way of eating… I am at my goal weight for the first time in 16 years (after having 2 children); I gym 4-5 days per week; have run a half marathon and have participated in many shorter running events; and enjoy my health so much.

I remember the first time I had to do our grocery shop under our new eating regime… It was so overwhelming!  I thought to myself… What am I going to eat? What can I snack on?  

It took me about 1 month to figure out what worked for our family and about 4 months for me to lose the weight I wanted to be rid of.  I manage to keep my weight at my goal and I don’t cheat by eating white, processed carbs like bread, bread rolls, pasta or sugary cakes or croissants. 

And we are fortunate enough to run a gourmet food company, making beautiful sauces free from modified corn starch and cane sugar.

I use these flavour enhancing sauces to cook with daily for our family meals (cottage pie, bolognese with zucchini pasta, Brinjal lasagne, roasted chicken pieces basted in our Tomali relish). They are free from preservatives, colourants and other additives so I know that they don’t compromise our healthy eating habits. 

I do still however love dark chocolate and still indulge in a few (too many) blocks every night!

We cooked free range sausage and served with crisp butter lettuce and used our Anytime Zucchini & Peppers and Brinjali sauces as a topping. 

Who doesn’t love Lasagna?

Lasagna is my go-to meal when I don’t feel inspired on ‘what’ to cook.   I  add 3 tablespoons of Tomali to enhance the flavours.

Tomali is Italian inspired and contains smoked paprika, Italian plum tomatoes and mild masala.

The lasagna I make is carb-free, I replace the pasta with sliced Zucchini or Brinjal to ensure that the dish contains healthy fats (instead of a traditional Bechamel sauce I make a cauliflower cheese sauce with no corn starch), fibre and vegetables.

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