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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.
I'm now 53 and I'm fairly sure that I've tried every diet known to man. I'm not sure what drew my attention to this one but somehow I found myself this last weekend watching Youtube videos about people eating only one meal a day. There are even a couple of books on it on Amazon.
I'm trying new things this year, like yoga so I thought I'd give this a try too.
There's not much to it really. I just eat one meal a day. So my strategy is to fill up on zero calorie drinks the first part of the day, eat my one meal at lunch and fill up again on zero calorie drinks in the evening.
Here's my meal today:
For me this week is all about salads. I love salads because you can put almost anything into one. Here's the recipe for this Broccoli Cauliflower Salad:
Broccoli and Cauliflower florets
Red onion, chopped
Cheddar cheese, shredded
Dressing of your choice (I used a low sodium brand)
I also baked some chicken breasts, seasoned with Mrs. Das…
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.
Live and learn. I've chosen to see every part of my weight loss journey this year as a learning opportunity. Last week I was relearning something.
Back at the beginning of the year I tried OMAD; one meal a day. It didn't work for me. I got so hungry that I eventually binged and spend the next two months getting back on track. So, when I decided to incorporate intermittent fasting a few weeks ago I though I had learned enough from my previous experience; I hadn't.
I started out doing 14:10; fasting for 14 hours and eating window open for 10. I did great. I continued to count calories and abide by the schedule. It was easy. So, this last week I went to a shorter eating window; 16:8 so that I could fast longer. That meant that I had to do all my eating at work; not great. I think I panicked. Eating at my desk is tricky and it really didn't work for me. Also, I took enough food for three meals and I really loaded my lunch with calories. And I didn't count…