This is a follow-up to Eight Easy High Protein, Low Carb, Low Fat, Whole Food, Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Meal Recipes.
Since writing that post, I’ve come to realize eating tomatoes really makes me feel like crap. I am now trying to cut out all nightshades for a while. (A life without hot peppers? How will I survive?)
(Caveat… I’ve failed more than once when it comes to spicy foods. Goddamn do I love hot peppers.)
I’ve been struggling like crazy to find recipes that look half decent and meet all my nutritional requirements.
My nutrition goals are not only calorie focused. I also try to keep my macronutrients within a certain ratio. My target is 40% protein, 30% fat, and 30% carbohydrate. Without intending to do so, I’ve started a “macro diet.”
…My body treats me best when I avoid gluten and dairy, and my cooking skills/patience/attention span is next to nil. All of the recipes below meet my needs in terms of nutrition, dietary restrictions, and all my preferences as outlined in the Six ADHD Cooking Hacks post on this site.A Twist on Life, Eight Easy High Protein, Low Carb, Low Fat, Whole Food, Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Meal Recipes
The above quote applies to the recipes below as well. There aren’t many I’ve come up with that meet my needs. Finding even these few was incredibly hard. If you have any recipes you can recommend, I beg you, please do so in the comments. I need food.
As was the case in the previous recipe post, the macronutrient ratios and grams I’ve included for each recipe account for the modifications I’ve indicated.
Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken & Olive Tagine
This is the only recipe on this list I’ve made before, but previously I didn’t modify it at all. If one increases the prunes to 3/4 cup and the olives to 1 cup, the recipe winds up almost exactly at my target 40/30/30 ratio.
Makes 6 servings, 303 calories each.
Slow Cooker “Lo Mein”
The nutritional content below doesn’t include noodles, so I can add whatever fits my macros on any given day to the meal. There are great grain-free noodle substitutes available, or I could use zoodles, cauliflower rice, or even just plain rice if I’m feeling wild and crazy that day.
I substituted a pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast and a pound of boneless, skinless chicken thighs for the pork in order to bring down the fat content and up the protein.
Omit the chili paste for AIP.
Makes 6 servings, 274 calories each.
Slow Cooker Asian Pork Stew
Add a pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast to up the protein on this one. I plan to omit the corn starch, and decide whether to add rice or cauliflower rice (or nothing at all) to it depending on my macros that day. Thus, the nutritional info below doesn’t include corn starch or rice.
Makes 6 servings, 398 calories each.
That’s all I’ve found so far. It’s amazing how difficult it is to find recipes without nightshades that fit my macros. Please, if you know of anything else, let me know. I’m getting sick as hell of chicken soup and beef stew.