Anyone else struggle with dinner ideas all of the time? Do you have a go-to fave? This is hands down my FAVORITE low carb meal idea. It's so quick, easy, versatile and I almost always have a leftovers (I love me some leftovers)!
As a carb cycling mama, I've found it very helpful to have a couple meal ideas ready to go for the week. If I am being honest, meal prep isn't my strong suit, but it's so so so beneficial, especially with two small kids and a college basketball coach husband! Carb cycling is actually quite easy if you have meals in mind. Sure it takes a tiny bit of extra effort, but honestly, it's been the secret sauce to my postpartum weight loss. If you haven't checked out carb cycling, but are interested, I highly recommend this program. Not only has it helped me shed the weight, but this program (intermittent fasting & carb cycling) can be especially helpful for hormone balancing which has been extremely necessary for both of my postpartum journeys.
I find that I am always starving as a breastfeeding mom, so finding dishes that are quick, yet super satisfying is huge and that's the case with this Egg Roll in a Bowl dish. What I always love about it is that you can easily adapt it to dietary restrictions (for example if you don't eat meat, use tempeh) or whatever you have in your pantry or fridge (i.e. if you aren't gluten free, you can use soy sauce instead of coconut aminos).
Egg Roll in a Bowl (GF version) + 1 package ground sausage (or pork, chicken, beef, tofu, etc) + 1 (or 2 depending on preference) bag of coleslaw mix + 4 cloves of garlic + 4 tablespoons coconut aminos (I love @thrivemarket) + 1 teaspoon ground ginger (or fresh) + 1 onion diced + 1 tablespoon sesame oil + 1-2 eggs (optional - see photo below) Directions: 1. Heat a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground meat and cook, stirring, until no longer pink. Drain; return meat to pan. 2. Add diced onion, garlic, ginger & sesame oil to the skillet. Cook, stirring, for a few more minutes (until onion is tender). 3. Add coconut aminos coleslaw mix, and carrots to the skillet. Cook, stirring, for about 5 more minutes, or until cabbage is wilted. *(If adding egg for extra protein, make a little “hole” in the cabbage - see photo 3 - crack the eggs and mix them until cooked) 4. Remove skillet from the heat. Season with salt & pepper and more coconut aminos to taste. 5. Enjoy!!!
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