I was on the market again and bought fresh eggplant and courgette and decided to try out the recipe my French colleague revealed: Ratatouille.
If you want to try it too, you have to prepare eggplant and courgette in equal parts, chop them, also a little bit onion. Add some olive oil into a pan and fry the onions, then add the eggplant and courgette. Stir well, then add some bell pepper (red or yellow ones are better than the green ones since they have a sweeter taste). Then add tomatoes, tomatoe purrée and thyme, also a bay leaf and let it cook for an hour. I also added some lemon juice, salt and pepper.
It was delicious, but I decided to try it with low protein rice. The vegetables had a total phe amount of 300 and I wanted to create a lower variant of this. So I only took 60 g of eggplant and courgette and 30 g bell pepper and also cut down the amount of tomatoes and tomatoe purrée and added the low protein rice. It turned out very well.
Enjoy trying out and let me know how you like it 🙂
I found a good chocolate spread in a health food shop which only contains 1 g protein per 100g and I calculate it with 50 mg Phe / 100 g. It tastes very good plus I don’t like it without bread (I used to go and have tablespoons of the other, higher protein chocolate spread which was DEFINETELY not good 😉
Do you eat breakfast every morning? What is your favourite breakfast?
as the header says, I am proud that I now succeeded in almost 4 weeks of strict diet without any serious failure.
We used to go out eating a lot (see the photo, our favourite restaurant is a Lebanese one, they have great meals, the one on the left (picture is still from August) is salat, rice and falafel (which you know is not very low protein diet) with a garlic sauce.
In the last four weeks, we went out eating two times. I only ordered salad and the other time French Fries (and since we know the owners well, I was allowed to weight my portion French Fries before eating, so I could write down in my food diary the amount of phe).
Well, I was kind of astonished. I assumed (without having further looks or investigations 😉 that a small portion of French Fries “wouldn’t have that much protein”. I was on 500 mg / day and it represented 344 Phe… :-O
I also try to send in blood levels every week to have a better overview and keep the motivation. Levels have been going constantly downwards, although in a very slow way, but that was predictable, since I was ill a few weeks ago plus I am still taking care of my calorie intake.
I hope it’s going great for you too. And if not, remember to always try the best you can. ❤ We all have our difficulties from time to time and being restricted is especially hard when it comes to food matters.
Have a great Wednesday!
yesterday, I was on our market, there are so many fresh vegetables and fruits it’s always a great experience to go there. I bought some rucola and fresh baby tomatoes. I decided to modify a recipe which I got from a colleague of mine to low protein.
It consists of low protein noodles, rucola, tomatoes, garlic, salt, olive oil and 1 spoon of Sambal oelek spice paste. I took two soup spoons for 100g noodles, 40 g rucola and 60g tomatoes – and it was TOO HOT 😉 So be careful and not too generous with sambal oelek.
I went down with my daily intake from 700mg /day to 500mg on 10th September and I’m really excited how the blood levels will be developping.
What is your daily intake?