Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Try it Tuesday: No Carb Taco Shells


Carbs are the enemy, but God are they good. If you're a frequent reader, you may know that when I was pregnant I had gestational diabetes, which basically means you can't eat carbs. This is a pregnant person's own personal hell. No ice cream? No chocolate? No endless pasta bowls at the Olive Garden? F-that.

It was really devastating to hear I had GD but looking back on it, it was a blessing in disguise. It really helped me learn how to eat better and how to count my carbs. If you don't know a damn thing about carbs, they are in just about everything. Believe it or not, burritos and wraps have an f-load of carbs. You think you're eating an innocent dinner of some ground turkey or beef on a thin wrap. Nope. There's probably more carbs in that burrito than 4 slices of bread.

The other day I was on Pinterest and saw a recipe for Provolone Taco Shells. Since I'm always on the hunt for low carb options, I pinned it and gave it a try. I think this is my favorite Pinterest find ever! The original recipe can be found here.

I pretty much followed the recipe to a T, except I didn't use parchment paper. This didn't matter and the cheese came off my baking sheet really easily and was really easy to cool off in a taco shell shape.

Finished product!

Sorry - not the best picture but you get the idea (hopefully)


Verdict: F YEAH!
I'm usually a soft taco loving girl, so I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about these. My main beef (pun intended) with hard tacos is that when you bite into them that shit gets everywhere and is just a plain old f-ing mess. These provolone taco shells are very bendy (is that a word?) without cracking. I bit into it and it held up nicely. My only suggestion is to buy packaged provolone since the thickness is pretty much uniform across all brands. If you go get it at the deli you run the risk of the the slices being too thin or too thick. Good luck and enjoy! If you try them let us know what you think.

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