I swear by low carb if I want to quickly drop a couple of pounds..
I`d use my potato peeler for making a quick and healthy carrot or courgette pasta, which I`d serve with the same sauce I`d pour over my husband`s grain pasta. Thanks to a raw food work shop, I also knew early about grinding raw cauliflower to resemble rice or couscous, although I often received weird looks when I shared this, in my eyes genious, idea.
I was extatic to discover that Tesco has now made those mainstream, selling ready to eat carrot spaghetti, cauliflower couscous and courgette tagliatelle. You can eat them cooked or raw. I usually do the latter (also makes sure you chew properly!!). It took me a while to try one of them, as I generally try to avoid pre-cut veg and plastic packaging, but one can`t resist a special offer.
I went for the carrot spaghetti, which I mixed with (still warm) grilled tomatoes and peppers, black olives and rocket. It was delicious and rather filling!