Low Carb …. High Taste

Considering the amount of carbs we consume at a meal is one of the ever present tasks of living with T1D or T2D. We tend to eat the same basic foods in our diet for a number of reasons, habit and convenience among them. I don't know about you but sometimes I want something different, something exciting to eat.

I enjoyed (really enjoyed!!) a dish created by my son recently. It helps that he is a chef. The dish was zucchini noodles with shrimp, a lobster tail and a spicy arrabbiata sauce garnished with chopped basil and parsley. I now what you are thinking. This sounds too fancy, too expensive and too complicated. The good news ….. it's not. Here's what to do....

Zucchini noodles are available at just about every market these days. I buy mine at Trader Joes where they are always fresh and inexpensive. As for the shrimp and/or lobster tail … I shop around for sales at local markets. I buy the largest size shrimp and the smallest size lobster tails. Any favorite jar of marinara sauce will do, just jump it up with a dash of red pepper flakes to taste. And for the fresh herbs, a little pot of fresh Italian (flat leaf) parsley and one of basil is worth the investment of a $$$ to have access to these fresh leaves on call from a sunny windowsill anytime you want. Remember the more you pick the leaves the lusher the plant will be encouraged to grow.

So here you have it, a new delicious and exciting dish that is low carb and easy to make. You might think about inviting someone special you'd like to impress with the possibilities of creative meals despite diabetes.

Bon Appetito!

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