Saturday’s Dinner … YUM

Ever since I’ve discovered Kricket may also have a wheat or gluten allergy I feel like I’ve been cooking non stop. If you’ve ever read a nutrition/allergy label it’s shocking how much crap is in pre-made dishes. I was recently at Sam’s and thought I was buying a gluten free cauliflower Mac and cheese casserole. I knew it wasn’t going to be low carb but my thought was make a casserole for one of her sides and make something big enough to last for the week. That way I’m not having to make so many sides every night. This was my fault for not reading the label. If you’ve gone to the trouble to make cauliflower Mac and cheese why in the world would you add Panko (wheat) bread crumbs. Not only did this kick off my certainty that Kricket has a wheat or gluten allergy. She had a rash all over her belly and cheeks. Then a couple of days later I saw a couple of spots on the back of her legs that look like eczema. Yesterday when I was reading about eczema I saw that gluten can cause a flair up. Since it’s essentially your body attacking itself from the inside which can cause an eczema flair up in some people.

So anyhow, I threw that out and I made the Twice-Baked Cauliflower Casserole from the April book club pick on page 252. It’s so delicious!

David wasn’t feeling 100% and I had pulled out steaks a couple of days before to thaw so we HAD to eat them before they went bad! David is the grill master but he wasn’t about to pull the grill out so I Pan seared the steaks in a tablespoon of butter. Then I cooked them on broil in the air fryer. This is the one that we have. I love because it does so much more than just frying. I cooked it for 10 minutes on each side. We DO NOT like cooking steaks in the air fryer! The texture is kinda gross. Pan searing it first was excellent! It was a little bit more well done than we like but the texture was excellent and it was so juicy.

I marinated the steaks with Lawry’s seasoning salt and Worcestershire Sauce.

The grocery store was having a sale on ears of corn, David and Kricket both love corn so I grabbed a couple. I got an instant pot for my birthday and hadn’t used it yet and I was dying too. I recently found a recipe for Instant Pot Corn that sounded 1. Delicious and 2. So easy … only 4 minutes!! I don’t eat corn since it’s a high GI food but if you only have 1/2 an ear of corn that’s 9 net carbs. So plan accordingly and you could have some. Here is the recipe that I used.

And to end the evening we had brownies! These were made with cream cheese and heavenly! 1.5 net carbs per brownie, so enjoy without the guilt! This recipe is in the April Book Club Book and on page 258.The recipe calls for unsweetened cocoa powder. I used this Caco Powder. This is an energy boosting super food and tastes great! I also used Lilly’s semi-sweet chocolate chips. Last but not least I used the Swerve brand sweetener for this recipe.

  • Steak – 0 net carbs
  • Twice Baked Cauliflower Casserole – 4 net carbs
  • Instant Pot Corn on the Cob – 9 net carbs
  • Brownies – 1.5 net carbs
    • Total net carbs for dinner 14.5 net carbs or 5.5 net carbs if you don’t eat the corn on the cob 😉

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