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What to Eat on Low Carb
This is what I ate this last week:
Above is a crab augratin. It's crab meat, cream cheese and shredded cheddar. To be honest, I didn't eat any. My husband dipped tortilla chips into it and loved it. I just wasn't in the mood for seafood this week.
Sausage and saur kraut. This was one of my favorite meals. When you stop eating sugar you taste buds change. I fell in love with the saur kraut and I paired it with meat for several meals during the week.
Bacon Cheesy "Potatoes" - Radishes has replaced potatoes for me. When cooked they taste very similar to potatoes. I roasted the radishes, then piles on cheese and bacon and browned it. Perfect low carb side dish.
Cold Cut Wraps. I made these wraps with lettuce leaves, cold cuts, tomato, avocado, sugar free pickles and car free mayo. Loved them.
Low Carb Bread - This is called "90 Second Bread" and is very easy to make. It's just one egg, 1/3 cup almond flour, 1 tsp of baking soda and salt. Mix and microwave for 90 seconds. This recipe makes one slice of dense bread. I then toast it. there's only 2 carbs per slice.
Chocolate covered walnuts - Melt unsweetened baking chocolate with coconut oil, 1 tsp vanilla, swerve (artificial sweetener) and peanut butter. Pour over walnuts and pop in the fridge for 30 minutes. Once it's solid, break it up and store in fridge. This is the perfect sugar free treat when you want something sweet. and 8x8 pan lasts me all week.
Corned Beef and Spaghetti Squash - I boiled the corned beef for three hours, with seasonings that come with it. Bake squash for 1 hour, until soft. Low carb and delish.
Grilled Steak with sauteed peppers and onions - this was a real winner this week too. I sauteed the peppers and onion in bacon fat and man was it good. I marinated the steaks with salt and pepper and let them sit in the fridge for two days and then grilled them. Melt in your mouth goodness.
This is just a simple cold cut platter - beef bologna, boiled egg, avocado, tomato, sugar free pickles with mustard and mayo.
Bakes chicken and spaghetti squash. This doesn't look that great but I baked the chicken in butter and it was incredibly juicy.
Bakes chicken legs and brussel sprouts. I have decided that I really don't like chicken legs unless they are fried.
I ate this last night. The chicken is fried and came from our local Publix grocery store. I paired it with some of the peppers and onions; very low carb and good.
It's almost a total re-do. The tomatoes continued to look so bad that I pulled them out and replanted cherry tomatoes. I still have the peppers and they look ok so far. The big chest is gone and I've added a few more containers. I'm having lots of fun watching everything sprout, but I still don't know if I'll end up getting any food from these plants. We've had lots of rain so I haven't had to water much. Right now everything is looking good.
One of the two avocado seeds that I put in soil doesn't look alive anymore so I'm starting two more seeds. When it comes to fruit trees multiples is key because there's no telling if all of them will make it to maturity.
I've also decided to sprout some sweet potatoes. Right now I have two sweet potatoes in water. Once the slips appear I'll plant them in a couple of large containers.
I'm excited to see what will happen over the next few months.
Here are a few of the items I picked up at the grocery store that will help me stay on plan and not overeat:
Sugar Free Hard Candy - when it's another hour before I go to lunch, one of these helps me push on through. They aren't calorie free, so I only eat one or two a day.
Pioneer Woman Lunch Bag and Drink Canister - If you're going to take your lunch to work, do so in a pretty bag. This is an insulated bag that's cute and practical. It's wipeable and came with the canister. It's like carrying a pretty handbag to lunch. I love it. Walmart carries the Pioneer brand.
Sugar free sweet gherkins - I eat these with salads or wraps or even alone. They taste great and are a guilt free treat.
Sugar free jello. I pre-make enough containers of jello to last the week. This is my after dinner snack. It's very low calorie and filling. Just what I need after dinner when I'm still hungry.
Bacon Bits - Only 25 calories in a tablespoon. Perfect for sala…
I knew at some point I would get hungry. Today I've been hungry since 9 am. I tried chewing sugar free gum, sucking on some sugar free hard candy, drinking several zero calorie drinks throughout the day. I'm still hungry. Lunch couldn't come soon enough. I had another big salad with lots of good stuff in it. It had a whole chicken breast sliced up in it and it was just so good. I also had a banana and a tangerine. I gobbled it all down and I think I could have eaten a whole pizza too.
Even now, at 7 pm I'm sitting here sipping on a diet soda and I'm still hungry. So, tomorrow I'm ramping up the calories. Instead of a salad I'm taking the leftovers chili that I showed recently. With that I'll have some saltines and two tangerines.
I'll find balance as I learn how many calories I need to consume to loose weight and still be able to stay on plan. I don't want to get so hungry for days that I end up binging.
This is only my third day…