For anyone trying to lose or maintain their weight cravings are the enemy. They can come out of nowhere and wreak havoc. They are the cause of so many diets being tossed aside and I know exactly how that feels; not good.
Of all the diets I have tried the only ones I saw actual results from were those that limited carb intake. The problem with that is my biggest cravings are loaded with carbs: chips, breads, potatoes… the bad ones. When I received the Parmesan Crisps from Kitchen Table Bakers for review I was excited.
I was excited because there are <1 gram of carbs and 80 calories per serving (three crisps) which make them safe to eat! ParmCrisps are made with 100% Aged Parmesan Cheese, drool!
While three crisps might not sound like any serving you’ve had, ever, these are extremely satisfying. I’m usually good after just one crisp thanks to the robust, cheesy flavor. Because of this the crisps seem to last longer than any other snack I’ve had in the house. The resealable bag makes sure they’re kept fresh, yay!
The plastic container doesn’t seem to keep them fresh as long as the bag does, so I suggest using those up asap. Tea with friends, book club snack etc…
Aside from eating them on their own you can also use the ParmCrisps in place of those carb-overloaded croutons in your salad. They have the same familiar crunch without the guilt – score!
Did I mention they’re allergy friendly too, having no wheat or gluten or sugar. That’s pretty impressive.
There are 11 flavor varieties available so even the pickiest palates will be pleased. These would make a great stocking stuffer for the foodie in your life and can be easily found online and in select stores. Use the product locator to see if there’s a retailer nearby.
I’ve tried so many diets over the years I should win an award. Not for succeeding at anything though. Just for the effort. You know, one of those participation trophies. I’d love to show one of those babies off. The one diet that I’ve actually seen results from is the South Beach Diet. It’s also probably the hardest diet to stick to. There’s only so much ricotta and eggs a person can eat before they say eff this. But when you make food that actually tastes good it’s a lot easier to stick with. Like this Phase 1 Friendly Taco Salad.
My roommate and I started the South Beach Diet 2 days ago, on Monday. We’ve done fairly well so far. We even resisted the urge to eat the peanuts out of the M&M’s. Granted the M&M’s are still sitting on the coffee table, taunting us. We just haven’t had the heart to dispose of them. I think she counted them just to see if I cheat while she’s gone! We have 12 more days left on Phase 1; I’ve never made it to phase 2. I’m hoping with the support (and hand slapping) of a diet buddy we’ll make it there without issues.
Anyway, back to this Phase 1 Friendly Taco Salad. This will work for anyone. If you’re like me and enjoy crunchy shells I’ve got something special for you. If you’re like my roommate and hate the crunchy shells you can skip the special part. You’re weird.
Sorry – sugar deprivation, don’t hate me!
Anyway, here it is. There’s no packaged seasoning – it’s a make it yourself thing so you know what’s going in it. I use lean ground beef but you could use ground turkey or chicken too. I just like my beef! Of course, ground turkey would probably be a lot healthier.