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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.
Let's start with my one meal today. We're still eating leftovers from last week so my meal is very similar to yesterday's. Today I made chicken salad from some leftover baked chicken breasts. I mashed up an avocado and threw that in there. My sides were carrot salad and potato salad. My dessert was a pint of whole milk and a giant piece of cake. Again, I didn't finish my meal because I wanted to leave room for dessert. I didn't like the icing so I scraped that off and ate about 3/4 of the cake and drank my milk.
My meal was great; took my an hour to finish. At 5 o'clock pm I made some decaf chai tea, added a bunch of ice and I'm still drinking that at 6:30 pm. I added the tea yesterday because I noticed that I was getting hungry again before bed.
I've made Sunday my official weekly weigh-in day and I plan to only weigh on that day. I don't want to become too focused on numbers. I'm more concerned about how I feel and how my clothing f…
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…
We ate good this week. Here are two recipes that we tried and loved.
Broiled Portobello Mushrooms
6 large portobello mushrooms
Cut the stems out of the mushrooms. Mix butter and garlic; brush on both sides of mushrooms. Layer tomato slices and cheese onto each mushroom. Broil on high for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a sauce pan, heat 1/2 cup vinegar, some butter and stevia. Heat till thickened. Drizzle over mushrooms.
1 Head cauliflower, chopped
1 orange bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
4 cups chicken bullion
2 cups heavy cream
1 lb. bacon, fried and crumbled
Fry bacon. Saute veggies in bacon fat. Meanwhile, put cauliflower in large stock pot. Add broth and heavy cream, bring to boil. Add sauteed veggies and bacon. Boil for 30 minutes. Top each serving with cheese.