Garlic butter Zucchini noodles

I got a Vegetti for a white elephant present this Christmas and I already love it! For its maiden voyage, I made these garlic butter zucchini noodles and my 1-year-old loved them! This would make a great side or low carb lunch with some meat like we had.

*Naptime tip: Do something else with your free time, this recipe comes together in a flash, no need to prep ahead!

Garlic butter Zucchini noodles

Ingredients:

4 small zucchini

2 Tbs. butter

1-2 Tbs. olive oil

3 garlic cloves

1/2 tsp. dry thyme (optional)

Pecorino Romano (optional)

Salt and Pepper to taste

Method:

Heat the butter and olive oil in a medium-sized pan over low heat. Grate in your garlic then add your thyme. Let the garlic soften for 3-4 minutes.

Meanwhile, trim the ends then run your zucchini through your spiralizer.

Turn your heat up to medium high, once sizzling, add your zucchini to the pan. Saute until mostly tender. Season with salt and pepper. Top with grated Pecorino. Serve alongside the meat of your choice.

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Low carb croque Monsieur w/Parisienne salad

Pan-sear some deli ham or turkey. Top it with plenty of Swiss cheese and let it spill over on to the pan so some of it gets crispy. Serve alongside shredded romaine, dressed with my low-carb “sunny mustard” vinaigrette (made with Splenda).
*Naptime prep tip: Buy whole heads of lettuce, they’re cheaper than salad bags. Shred one head and bag it during naptime at the beginning of the week, then you can add it as needed to meals throughout the week.

This quick low-carb lunch totally reminded me of Paris!

Brown butter and sage chicken w/zucchini

I love sage! After sautΓ©ing the chicken, I added butter and dried sage (fresh is even better) to the pan and then poured the nutty butter over the chicken. Savory and delicious!

*Naptime tip: You can always chop up more zucchini than you need for one meal and keep in the fridge for a day or two. Or just cook up a double/triple batch and portion it out for later.

I only ate half of the chicken. Some sticky little fingers decided Mom’s lunch looked tasty too!

9 Low carb breakfasts!

My real-life breakfasts. I often make double or triple portions to make my life easier through the week.

Sliced tomatillo, sautΓ©edd spinach & kale w/a Parmesan chive omelet
Leftover braised beef (not perfectly low-carb, it happens sometimes), spinach and a fried egg
SautΓ©ed cabbage & cauliflower with salsa, avocado and a fried egg
Leftover braised beef, scrambled eggs with salsa and avocado
Cheesy scrambled eggs, bacon and sautΓ©ed cauliflower
Scrambled eggs with salsa, cheddar, bacon and Romaine.
Sauteed zucchini with some mushroom and sausage frittata.
Eggs scrambled with a little leftover spaghetti sauce, Parmesan cheese and sauteed greens.
A breakfast hash! Zucchini, a little onion, sausage. kale, mushrooms and…nutmeg!

I made a giant batch of ^this^ and ate it all week. Some days I added an egg on top or some almonds on the side.