Have you ever cooked down a soup? I loooove cooking down soups. "Huh? What?"
I can hear you! What I mean by this is you have your soup, and you have enjoyed it very much as a soup, but then you think- "Hmmmm, this soup is so freaking amazing I would love it as a dressing, or a dip or something". Well maybe you don't but I do.
Before I carry on with this, I will say that I haaaate meal plans. I hate making them and I hate following them for the simple reason that no one ever follows them. In the 5 Days Low Glycemic Eating tutorial, you get a spiffy five day meals plan complete with a schedule and recipes. In my sweet sunshiny-in-December perfect world, I like to think that everyone who ordered it will follow it to a tee, make all the yummy recipes and feel just as you should feel after the five days, so un-freaking-believable that you can't ever imagine going back to the way you ate (or felt) before.
I also know that the world is perfect in its' imperfections and sometimes, things come up and we aren't able to follow the plan exactly or maybe we get lazy or most likely, maybe we just don't feel like making or eating what is designated for us to eat as our snack on a Tuesday or as our breakfast on a Thursday. Meal plans, therefore are suggestions meant to inspire- and that is where we get to whip it out (our creativity, I mean... what were you thinking?)
I went crazy overboard making Grandma Meghan's Secret Tomato Sauce back when it was tomato season and so I have heaps of sauce to eat up. I decided that this version of the sauce that contained cauliflower and cabbage in addition to all the other low glycemic goodness should be cooked down.
I simply poured the sweet ambrosia into a pot, turned my stove on low-medium and let her just simmer and thicken up. You can do this with any flavourful soup and then use it as a dip, dressing, or ahem fancy it and call it tapenade (can I call this a tapenade? Whatever. I make the rules here.)
Isn't she gorgeous? Cooking her down concentrated the flavour and made it totally scoopable. I scooped her onto a piece of my Bread Lover's Breadless Bread (which I also added olives to) and Bon-App my dear. Another, sweet and simple low glycemic, high protein and high fibre meal without cooking a thing (today).
The foods that made up the majority of this meal were all well under our cut-off of 60 rating score on the glycemic index: tomatoes, onions, cabbage, bell peppers, zucchini, onions, olives, sweet potato, almonds, yogurt, and flaxseeds. Ate a little, feel a lot full and oh so glycemically balanced.
Would love to hear of the creative combos you are plotting to help you get low GI, as I am sure everyone else would too.