There are a few things that just can’t be “low carbed”. No matter how we go about it potato soup and clam chowder just can’t be low carbed. Before you point me to one of the many fauxtato soup recipes, please know that no matter how you spice it, a turnip is still a turnip and well, cauliflower is not a potato either. As good as “replacements” may be, they are still just “substitutions for the real thing”. (and yeah, radishes, that’s old news, tried it, and well, they are not potatoes either)
That being said, I had a jar of clam juice, a can of baby clams, some bacon, and a turnip. I didn’t expect clam chowder, so I was satisfied with “not clam chowda” because it was pretty good.
Ingredients: 1 jar clam juice, 1 can baby clams, 2 thick slices bacon, 1 t minced dehydrated onions, 1 medium turnip, cubed, 1/2 c heavy whipping cream, salt, pepper and garlic powder, and turmeric to taste. (if you don’t like turmeric, don’t use it)
This recipe makes enough for a couple of nice sized bowls. I did not count the calories or the “macros” and could care less about the “ratios”. Keep it simple, just eat real food, read the labels on canned goods and opt for the cans with the shortest ingredient list with the least amount of additives.
Because I can never type it too often, If you are a type 2 diabetic like me, be sure to test prior to, one and two hours after when eating new to you foods or recipes.