One of the problems with doing low carb is that you have to find a lot of new recipes fast. As I wrote in my Resolutions column, it is very easy to slip back into your old structures.
But sometimes the old structures are there for a reason. You need something quick. Something you can just pull out of the cupboard and the freezer and heat up to feed a family of four. Sometimes you need... a Hamburger Helper!
If your family ever ate Hamburger Helper, here is my quick low carb version.
Take 1 lb. or 1 1/2 lbs. hamburger and brown in a pan (onion is optional.) I always like to keep a pound or two in the freezer for an emergency.
When hamburger is brown, take Bertolli Alfredo Sauce (available at most grocery stores and sometimes at Costco) and put it over the hamburger in the fry pan. Take Carb Countdown (to watch calories somewhat) or heavy cream, fill the jar half full, swirl it around to get out all of the sauce, and then pour it over the hamburger.
Put the water on to boil (or you can do this while the hamburger is browning if you have an electric cooktop and it takes longer.) Put in a a box of Bella Vita Penne Rigati. Boil the Penne Rigati for ten minutes, drain, and dump in the hamburger Alfredo sauce pan.
Serve with Caesar salad made with Cardini's Caesar Salad Dressing, available at most grocery stores, with some shredded parmesan.
This is a meal that both my kids will eat along with us! (And there isn't much that my son will eat that isn't filled with carbs.)
(Note: this probably has too many carbs for induction. You could try it without the noodles and/or with meatballs instead of hamburger for induction.)