Well,
if we can not eat Carbs what can we eat?

Answer.
Plenty.

When
we first set out with this new way of thinking/eating I thought I was
going to struggle, as I had said in one of my earlier blogs, Howard
and I have very different tastes. He likes plain food and I quite
like lots of different experiences with my food. I
like spicy
food he does not. Well, when you stop trying to over complicate the
experience then your first battle is over.

I
will
continue with this topic in more detail later, but for now I thought
it good to share one aspect of our life. Working Lunches.

As
Howard is in a car all day, I had to come up with something that he
could easily eat within about 10 minutes. So my first thought and
seeing as we were still in Winter was soups. I had a soup flask that
would keep his lunch hot for 9 hours. I prefer to make my own soups
anyway, so this was going to be quite easy, which was all part of the
process to not make this more difficult than it had to be. So
Howard’s favourite soup was Cream of Tomato. Ok challenge! How do
you better a nations favourite. Easy, you don’t, you try and find
a version online that might just fit the bill, or you can tweak to
make your own. All the soups that I make
only take
me about 30
minutes from start to serving in a bowl or flask. Anything longer,
really is
not worth the extra effort.

Of
course man can not eat soup alone, so I had to come up with some
other lunch time meals. One of his favourites is what he calls his
amuse-bouche, little bite size pieces of food he can tuck into with a
salad. Remember he is in a car all day and only gets 10 minutes to
eat. So today for example I sent him off to work with a green salad,
consisting of different lettuce, cucumber and celery. Accompanied
with 2 boiled eggs, 2 slices of ham and a few small chunks of cheese.
Followed by some strawberries.

There
is enough protein in there to keep him going until dinner time and
enough fats to keep him full, plus the lovely strawberries will
satisfy any sweet cravings he may be having. Strawberries are
one of the lowest fruits for sugar. Another good choice would have
been Raspberries or Blackberries.

So
you see not everything has to have bread, pasta or potatoes with it.