Review: Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Carrabbas-TrioWhile eating at an Italian grill is not the first place that pops to mind when wanting to eat a low-carb diet. However, Carrabba’s Italian Grill comes through. They currently are running a lovely “Trio” special where you can choose 3 different items (one from each category) for $16. For an additional $4, one can choose any 3 items, including all 3 items in their protein category (Chicken Bryan, Grilled Salmon and Sirloin Marsala).

This dining option is delicious and pure protein. Just wave away the bread appetizer and choose the wine over the sangria, and you have a lovely low-carb dinner. In fact there is so much food, I had to take left-overs home for a 2nd meal. It was delicious and satisfying!

There are other options for the low-carb palette on the menu. They are open to customizing anything on the menu. Just sub the pasta side for veggies on many of their dishes, or order a salad with added chicken or steak,  and you’re good to go!

Pork Rinds – The Perfect Low-Carb Snack

I have always been somewhat of a muncher, and the one thing I miss the most after switching to a low-carb lifestyle is all my favorite snacks. Popcorn, pretzels, tortilla chips with guacamole, even the occasional potato chip.

A friend of mine recently pointed out a fact to me that I had forgotten – pork rinds are virtually carb free. They are, after all, deep fried pig skins.

While this may sound gross to some people, you may not realize what a tasty snack these are. When they are fried, pork rinds become this light, crispy snack with a very nice flavor. Eating them you would never believe they used to be the skin of anything. If you are living low-carb and crave a crunchy snack, I highly recommend you try these tasty treats.