Hi Laurie beth..... you will love this site. There is a thread for actual recipes here, so if you go back under " other reduced carb diets" it should be there. There are a lot of really creative folks on here that have come up with some great ideas.
I also have a husband and 2 kids that I now "cook by smell" for. We have always eaten healthy, hubby is in great condition. I seem to be able to control what I had put in their mouths, just not mine, hahaha.
My favorite new treat is rhubarb. If you are a fan of rhubarb pie then this would be great for you. I just use frozen or fresh(it's not ready here yet) and add a little Splenda (which is allowed) and zap it in the microwave. It always feels like I must be cheating. Who knew that something so good would be a phase 1 unrestricted veggie
Salad dressings, I found out through this site that Walden Farms works really well. Here in Canada you can also buy them in little individual packets for .99cents which is great if you are going out for a lunch or dinner. Really reduces stress.
Having said that 20.8lbs. WOW! You should be feeling really great about that!
Hope this helped a little
There is also a chat thread that is on here for those of us on IP. So check that out there are some great people with some inspiring successes, as well of lots of support for those "blah" days.