Do you remember when the Atkins diet was hot, hot, hot? Then it kind of fizzled. I think because it was too complicated- I mean, you needed a whole book to follow it and ain’t nobody got time for that.
My husband and I recently did the low carb thing, and I don’t mean just cutting out pizza and pasta. We went the whole 20g carbs or less per day. I was the definition of HANGRY at first until my body adjusted and I figured out how to stay full without cramming a baguette in my face.
|Oh to be this age again and eat ALL THE PIZZA!!!|
I am not crazy-strict anymore but my husband still is so I try to create low carb dinners that aren’t just a big piece of meat on a plate. So far, he has lost around 75 lbs by just cutting out carbs. My mom tried it for a couple weeks and lost 6 lbs. It isn’t for everyone, but the lifestyle seems to work for my family.
When I signed up for Home Chef delivery, I was nervous that they would throw a bunch of things in the delivery that we wouldn’t be able to eat. Surprisingly, I was able to specify low carb when signing up, and they sent two incredible complete meal ingredient kits that were delicious and easy to make.
They offer a number of different Recipe Categories:
- Nut Free
- Soy Free
- Gluten Free
- Low Calorie
- Low Carb
- Dairy Free
- Customer Favorites/Staff Picks
If you saw my first post about Home Chef, I made Jalapeño Popper-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with a simply dressed side salad. My family loved it so much I bought the same ingredients to make it the following week (although it actually cost more to buy the ingredients at the grocery store- I had to buy whole bottles/packages vs. Home Chef’s pre-portioned ingredients).
My second low carb meal was equally amazing- Steak au Poivre with Cauliflower Gratin and Green Beans. What I loved about this meal was the simplicity- the sides were prepared with natural, identifiable ingredients that enhanced the flavor of the vegetables.
I wasn’t able to make the meal right away after delivery, but even 6 days after it arrived it was still incredibly fresh! The step-by-step photos in the instruction page helped me figure out how to blanch the beans (a first in my world) and create a gratin with cauliflower (my mom used to make potatoes au gratin in the past…this was just as scrumptious with a LOT less carbs).
I am putting both of these recipes on repeat in our dinner rotation- the binder they send with ingredient and recipe info is perfect to remind me how to prepare the meals, and I can double or triple them next time for a dinner party.
I am a huge fan of Home Chef– they have definitely set themselves apart from competitors in the meal/ingredient delivery space by providing customizable menus, dietary restriction sensitivity, and incredibly fresh ingredients. Also, I adore that they are a Chicago-based business. Some of the ingredients I received were sourced from the Chicago area!
Want to give it a try? Click here for $30 off your first delivery, or use code DRESSEDUP upon checkout. Elevate dinner from “What in the hell do I do?” to “Mom, can you make this again!”
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Home Chef. All opinions are honest and my own as always.