I’ve never been motivated much to prepare my meals. I know some people make a hobby out of it and I think that’s great. I think it’s wonderful to be able to prepare appetizing and healthy meals. It’s a great social skill.
I decided to make an effort to learn how to cook a little. My adult daughter agreed to join me for Monday dinners each week and prepare a meal together. She’s a good cook and can teach me what she knows. She likes to eat gluten-free and my preference is low carb paleo style.
I picked up a cookbook a few months ago titled, The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen by Carolyn Ketchum. We’ve fixed about eight or so recipes and they’ve all been good. Tonight we’re making lasagna stuffed peppers. There is no pasta in the recipe. I’m using ground pork, parmesan, ricotta, and mozzarella cheeses, spinach, and tomato sauce with spices stuffed into bell pepper halves. Here’s a picture from the cookbook.
One serving is one half of a large bell pepper stuffed with all the lasagna toppings. It contains 297 calories, 17.7 grams of fat, 24.7 grams of protein, 8 grams of carbs, and 2.3 grams of fiber.
Before my Loop days, I would dose for the 8 grams of carbs, about 2 units, with a 30 minute pre-bolus. I would then use an extended bolus to dose for the protein and fat. The extended bolus would likely be at 1.2 units per hour for 3-4 hours. Your dose, of course, will vary.
I’ve never felt deprived eating low carb, high fat.