90 second low-carb dinner alert!

This was the easiest dinner I’ve EVER thrown together.

Palmini noodles are made from hearts of palm. They have a linguini-like girth and texture. (There are 3 grams of carbs per serving, and 12 grams in the entire large can. I ordered this can off of Amazon, but you may be able to find it in your local store.)

1. Rinse “noodles” for 30 seconds under hot water.
2. Add Raos sauce and low-carb meatballs.
3. Microwave for 60 seconds.
4. Top with shredded parmesan.

And, voila! A dinner even Mario and Luigi would appreciate.

Remember, he’s just a kid being a kid – eating hot “pasta” because his mom has the AC cranked down to her Scandinavian liking.


Disclaimer: I’m not a chef, I’m not a nutritionist, and I’m not a doctor. I don’t love to cook but I DO love the way the food in the recipe above allows my dude with Type 1 Diabetes to maintain stable, healthy blood sugars. I share this recipe with you because I have found it to be quick and easy to prepare. Through trial and error, I have also discovered the best way to dose insulin for this recipe so that River’s blood sugar doesn’t spike. Everyone with diabetes responds differently to certain foods, so you may find that this recipe doesn’t offer the same benefit to you. Please consult your physician for proper insulin dosing, and as always, use caution when adding a new type of food to your diet. I recommend using a continuous glucose monitor and/or frequent finger pokes to best monitor the effects of a new food on blood sugars.