Patio Dining – Delicious and Healthy

salad greens with homemade vinaigrette, beef tenderloin, roasted asparagus (dinner for 2 shown here)

Gotta love patio dining!

We get used to, over the years, baked potatoes, burgers and buns – traditional summer fare, however,  it is possible to easily create summer meals that are incredibly delicious while also being low-carb.  Personally, I find that keeping white carbs and sugar out of my diet is the only way I can prevent myself from gaining weight.  It is also a good way to keep your blood sugar low if you are diabetic, or if you are cooking for one.  This dinner has enough fat and  great flavours — you won’t miss those potatoes! Bon Apetit! And to your health!

For this dinner we had mixed organic greens with feta and red grapes, drizzled with a delicious vinaigrette. 

For  the protein component, we grilled 4 oz. beef tenderloin steaks, and topped those with a small pat (1/2 tsp) of a compound butter. (All I did was mix up a little smoked spanish paprika with butter, then roll in saran and refrigerate. When cold, slice a small disc to place on hot steak.) As well, we had some roasted asparagus with finely diced preserved lemon (or use lemon juice) and freshly grated parmesan. Delish!

Simple salad

grilled 4 oz beef tenderloin steaks with smoked paprika butter

roasted asparagus with preserved lemon and grated parmesan

no potatoes necessary

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