Welcome Gen and Jen. Good you are both here supporting one another.
Low carbing does not need to be expensive. Using a crock pot for cheaper cuts of meats is a good way to go. You can prepare the food in the crock pot or slow cooker the night before and then plug it in the next day and you will have wonderful aromas throughout your home all day and a really good dinner. Lots of leftovers for later meals as well.
Here is a link to a few good recipes: http://yourlighterside.com/2012/02/l...k-pot-recipes/
You can also find some really quick and easy recipes in the Forum here, recipe section.
This is not a diet, but a lifetime of healthy eating and so WORTH IT! Good luck and take one day at a time. You'll get there.
My life tomorrow will be the result of my attitudes and the choices I make today.