JADEY, I found the same thing until I simply upped my fat... I eat all of my cooked veggies with a pat of butter, and all of my raw veggies with oil and spices. If you want a bit more 'carb' (some people need more carbs, and if you don't have insulin resistance issues carbs are not a problem) add in squashes: chayote, kombocha, acorn, butternut, spaghetti, pumpkin... they are all tasty and can be used so many ways, stir-fried, mashed, cubed.
I cook some sort of squash with nearly every meal for my daughter. She is 10, athletic (never stops moving), and can out-eat my husband... she needs the fuel.
She and I also eat a half avocado with every meal (DH doesn't like them, lol).
If you'd simply like more variety, add roasted veggies: beets, parsnips, leeks, brussel sprouts.
Actually, SDLEE514, that's a good question. I guess I'm looking for carb replacements because of the way I've always cooked. Maybe I should be asking for side dishes that help keep that full feeling longer, because when I just have meat and veggies, I end up being hungry like 2 hours later. This is with loads of water to accompany the meal.
PITTER6 -I've had Cauliflower as rice, faux potatoes and other ways. I think that's why I'm getting bored of it! LOL
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I guess my question to you, and I don't mean to sound condescending or mean or anything, is why you feel the need to have carb replacement? I can see if you're making a specific dish that truly is traditional based on carbs (i.e., spaghetti and meatballs, using zucchini noodles) but otherwise, what's wrong with a full plate of protein and veggies? Just last night I had pork chops with mango salsa, I loaded on the mango salsa and it felt like a complete meal to me.
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