Low Calorie Low Carb Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

Yes you heard right, this is a scrumptious low cal and low carb spaghetti and meat sauce!

Those of you who follow my blog’s have probably already come across my fave low cal low carb Shirataki Noodles, but yes I do agree that they are just not the same as regular noodles, they are kind of tasteless and have a funny texture.

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So in order to enjoy them as much as  a bowl of pasta you need to get creative….

Tonight I mixed Shirataki Noodles with Zucchini Noodles, gave them a quick sautéing with a little drizzle of Coconut Oil, salt and lots of black pepper and let them cook away.

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In the meantime, I chopped some onions, garlic, nicely ripened tomatoes, fresh basil and oregano. I sautéed the onions till they were nicely caramelized. Then I added the garlic and minced meat and let it cook away!

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Once the meat was cooked throughout, I added the chopped fresh tomatoes, oregano and basil, seasoned it with salt, black pepper and added quite a lot of red pepper flakes and 1/2 cup of low sodium beef stock.

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Turned the temp down to low and let the sauce simmer away

Once the sauce was nice and thick, I placed a generous heap of the shirataki and zucchini noodle on a plate and topped them off with my rich spicy meat sauce and our tasty healthy dinner is ready 🙂

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Hubby enjoyed it very much and that is a good sign of a successful dinner ❤

Crustless Quiche for a Carbless Dinner…..

Dinner variety and ideas are hard to come by, especially when you are trying to find healthy tasty options and time is never on one’s side right?

Tonight I decided to try something I had tasted before made by a lovely lady called “Maria”! Maria introduced me to her wonderful crustless Weight Watchers Quiche so I decided, why not give it a go and introduce it to the family?

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  • 1 cup liquid egg whites or 4 whole eggs, depending how healthy you want to go
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat 2% milk
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, cooked and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder ( I used chopped green onions instead)
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Spray four 8oz ramekins with nonfat cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350 Deg F. Place ramekins on a rimmed baking pan.
In a bowl, whisk together the egg whites, milk, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder salt and pepper. Stir in cheese, tomatoes and broccoli.

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Spoon the egg mixture evenly into each ramekin. Bake until egg is cooked through, and golden brown, about 30-35 minutes.

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Serve with a salad, or extra veggies or just as a side dish for your protein or why not have it as a snack!