It’s simple, protein, veggies, and healthy fats is all we really need. When people ask me what I can eat if I’m not eating pasta, rice, flour laden products, I’m oddly reminded of when I was vegan oh so many years ago. There is plenty out there to choose from! As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, the hardest part is trying.
I’m well aware that these days many of us have no idea how to cook. I’m lucky to have learned from a pretty young age, but never fear because you can do it! With a little trial and error you’d be amazed what you’d be able to turn out; just ask my boyfriend who went from not cooking at all to being able to whip up tasty simple dishes like steak and roasted broccoli or roasted chicken with green salads.
But you want to know something? Lately I’ve been fond of having the same meals day in and day out. I know that sounds boring, but I absolutely love steak topped with butter and a small veggie side. Really I could just have the steak and nothing else. Because I’m usually cooking for two, I can’t expect someone else to be just as happy as myself eating the same food for someone whom isn’t always craving the same thing as myself. I’m telling you this to also let you know that it’s totally ok to eat the same thing if that’s what makes you giggle with pleasure in every bite.
Examples of foods to eat:
Beef, poultry, pork, game meats, seafood, etc.
All but starchy items such as white potatoes or corn.
Avocado, olive oil, fats from grass fed/pastured animals (yup, totally talking about lard and tallow here!), grass fed butter, and most nuts aside from peanuts and cashews which are considered legumes.
Your “diet” food doesn’t have to be boring. It can be tasty and filling! Take a look at my of my creations below: