I’m always looking for low-carb meal ideas, especially when they are super quick and easy to make. I’m also all about Keeping It Super Simple. My friend Laken–who happens to be one of the strongest most badass chicks I know–told me about a lasagna recipe she made once without any noodles. And it tasted the same?! I thought. She guaranteed me that it was really good. So why not try it for myself? Boy am I glad that I did! It might be my favorite low-carb dish by FAR. I don’t even know what I like best about it–the fact that it made enough to last a week, that it took under 30 minutes to make, or that it tasted like heaven. Either way, every serving is low-carber’s DREAM dish.
Ingredients: (I made enough to last me a week–or Erik and I about half a week. So half this recipe if you don’t want to make as much.)
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 2 jars Classico Florentine Spinach and Cheese Pasta Sauce (this is the lowest carb/sugar sauce I could find.)
- 1 large container cottage cheese (I use full fat due to less carbs/sugar)
- 1 medium size container ricotta cheese (full fat)
Directions: (just wait until you see how easy this is)
Brown the ground turkey. Drain the excess fat/liquid. Add the pasta sauce, cottage cheese, and ricotta cheese. Cook until hot. Serve or divide it into BPA-free Tupperware containers to eat off of all week.
See?! So easy. I don’t know the exact nutritional info for this dish, but I can tell you one thing: it’s SUPER high in protein, moderately high in fat, and really low in carbs. It’s perfect for a low-carb dieter, someone who is carb-backloading (lunch!), or someone on a carb-nite plan. It could very well be gluten free as long as you make sure that you use a sauce that is safe and free of all gluten.
Side note: many people–especially women–are scared of meals high in fat. Don’t be! Fat isn’t what makes us fat, it’s unbalanced hormone levels and spiked insulin due to too many carb/sugar rich foods. When eating a meal a little higher in fat, pair it with vegetables–green fiberous ones especially–and the body won’t convert the fat to, well, fat. Pair it with pasta and the body gets fat. Just watch this video that explains exactly WHY WE GET FAT. (And don’t be alarmed if you see this video more than once. I’m going to keep posting it until everyone has seen it.) #missiongetfit!
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