Day 48: BIG Low Carb Recipe Fail – LOL


 

 

In my last post I said I was having fun in the kitchen.

Then yesterday was a BIG FAT FAIL in the kitchen! πŸ˜› lol…


I honestly don’t know what I did wrong, either. I’m going to share the recipe & how I cooked it with you in this post… so let me know if you can help me figure out how to fix it!

You are ALL much better cooks than I am. πŸ™‚ My kitchen sees the occasional “science experiment” and is otherwise only used to make coffee. πŸ™„ haha

In addition to the TIME it takes to shop and cook, the mess it makes of my kitchen does NOT appeal to me – at all.

I really enjoyed the stuffed mushrooms and low carb crepes this week though. And the sausage biscuits are a favorite. Those were great, and EASY! It’s definitely nice to have low carb foods made up & on hand for super quick meals.

Okay, on with the meals – and the big fat fail in my kitchen, lol…

Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 48 of the β€œGet Lean For Summer!” 90 Day Low Carb Challenge. It’s not too late to join us if you haven’t already!

Day 48: Saturday’s Low Carb Meals

For breakfast I just threw together a plate of snacks. I didn’t really feel like eating, but needed food. Hungry, but no appetite – weird I know.

Anyway, I grabbed 2oz of Oscar Mayer rotisserie chicken slices, 1oz of colby jack cheese off the block, and an ounce of salted almonds. That came to 3 net carbs and I just snacked on it while I was working.

Healthy Low Carb Snacks

For dinner I had a 1/3 Pound Low Carb Thickburger from Hardee’s. I usually order it plain with cheese & mayo, which makes it zero carbs. It’s on their menu, but if you order it like it comes you’ll get ketchup and all kinds of other carbs on it.

Zero Carb Fast Food : Low Carb Burger from Hardee's (Plain w/Cheese & Mayo)

 

Now for my lunch… lol.

I had good intentions. I did, really. I think you’ll agree. πŸ™‚

This is Karen’s fault by the way! She mentioned a waffle iron, and the very next day I was gifted with a brand new waffle iron! Thank you, Joe. πŸ™‚ I was really excited.

Of course the first thing I wanted to toss in this beautiful little Waffle Iron thingy was my amazing crepes. Here’s the original recipe: Low Carb Blueberry Pecan Crepes.

Here was my thinking: I’ll make my low carb crepes, but I’ll make them into waffles instead, then I can make up A BUNCH and freeze them – like Eggo Waffles – and just pop them in the toaster anytime I want one!

Brilliant, right?

I thought so…

Crepes turned Waffles turned What-The-Heck?!

This time I decided to make raspberry crepes instead of blueberry. And since the blueberry crepes were so great, and I really love (LOVE) raspberries, I thought… I’ll use double the berries in this one! Then they’ll be VERY BERRY WAFFLES.

πŸ™‚ haha, I had such high hopes for this recipe!

So I started with the original recipe and doubled the berries – using 1/2 cup of raspberries instead of 1/8 cup of blueberries. Wait. My math sucks! LOL, I just caught that – so it was 4x the berries instead of double. πŸ˜›

Berries & Nuts - A Healthy Addition To Your Low Carb Diet

My blueberries were also slightly frozen, while the raspberries were pretty thawed – and MUCH juicier. I think I just figured out this recipe problem. πŸ™„

Anyway… I used the hand mixer to blend 2 eggs and 2 ounces of cream cheese (with some cinnamon & vanilla), then folded in the berries & crushed pecans.

Low Carb Waffle Batter

It came out the prettiest shade of pink! πŸ™‚

Knowing low carb crepes are a very thin batter, I put this in the refrigerator for awhile to let it thicken up some – hoping it would not be too runny for the waffle iron.

Low Carb Batter

I was skeptical about this from the start. Will the batter be too thin? Will they stick to the waffle iron? I don’t have sprays, so I decided to put a tablespoon of butter on each iron then close it and let it heat up…

Making Low Carb Waffles

That may have been too much butter? πŸ™‚

Anyway, my batter thickened up nicely but I started with a small amount (1/3 cup of batter) to avoid a huge mess. I figured it was going to run everywhere… but it didn’t!

Low Carb Recipe Fail

Unfortunately they didn’t hold together. 😐 AT ALL

Waffle Fail

I had a really hard time getting them out of the waffle iron. They were total MUSH! I finally had to take the irons loose and dump them on a plate. πŸ˜›

Low Carb Failed Recipe

I decided to use a hot skillet for the rest of the batter, since that worked perfectly last time. Nope! FAIL again. What the heck?! They fell all apart in the skillet too. 😯

Low Carb Crepe Fail

So yeah… this was my lunch, lol:

Low Carb Recipe Failure

This is the stuff that never makes it into the cookbooks, lol.

Hmm. Unless I call it “Raspberry Pecan Hash” – lol, there’s an idea!

Obviously that was A LOT of food (more than it looks like). It was over 1,000 calories. I ate half of it for lunch, and finished the other half later in the day.

It tasted good. πŸ™‚ Regardless of how weird it looked, lol…

Now that I realize I quadrupled the berries instead of doubling them (DUH), and in hindsight realizing raspberries are MUCH juicier than blueberries – I’m guessing that was the problem with this recipe?? Yes?

 

Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Saturday:

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Diary with Net Carbs Column

Tracking Macronutrients (Simple Explanation of Macros)

How To Get Net Carbs in MyFitnessPal

Calories: 1829
Net Carbs: 20
Total Carbs: 34
Protein: 66 Grams
81% Fat, 15% Protein

Exercise: Ab Carver Pro, 100 Reps
FitBit Steps: 3,375
Water: 48 ounces

I had to MAKE myself do my Ab Carver workout yesterday, but I was really proud of myself for DOING it. You can’t say your goal is “to get in amazing shape this year” and then do absolutely nothing to make that happen. πŸ™„ So yeah, I did it (want to or not).

 

 

See this picture of me? That was me in the kitchen yesterday. πŸ˜› LOL. There’s nothing glamorous about it. And the burn marks on the potholder behind me… yeah, that pretty much sums it up! πŸ™‚ haha

I Burn Stuff

I look kinda cross-eyed in that picture. I’m not really cross-eyed in person.

 

 

That reminds me of something I should share with you…

You have fire alarms in your house, right? I guess everybody does, or should. I definitely should (lol). Anyway, the things start beeping after awhile. So what do you do? I just take them off the wall so they stop beeping. Smart thing to do, hey? πŸ™‚

After a year or so ALL of the fire alarms (and there are A LOT of them all over my house) eventually ended up in a pile on the table in my kitchen. I had good intentions (I have a lot of those) to replace the batteries and hang them back up.

But as life goes and the way time always runs short and such… somehow it didn’t make the priority list. For quite a long while.

A couple months ago when I was sick and had fever, I kept waking up in sweats with night terrors. Some of them were really silly. One recurring nightmare was about all those “dead” fire alarms. I literally woke up in a sweaty panic over it.

So one night I got up at 3am, ticked off about waking up to THAT yet again, and hopped on Amazon.com and ordered a bigass box of batteries. There. πŸ˜›

As soon as the batteries arrived, I replaced every single one.

I was so proud. πŸ™‚

I have no idea how to hang them back up. I honestly don’t even remember where they all go. I’m sure I can figure it out. But for the last couple of months… they have all been sitting on top of my refrigerator.

The good news is they have fresh batteries and they work. The weird thing will be the day they ALL go off together at once from the top of the fridge. πŸ˜›

Because this happens a lot when I get frisky in the kitchen. πŸ˜‰

I need to hang those babies back up.

It’ll be more steps on my Fitbit, lol…

Tomorrow I may test my waffle iron with plain crepes. No berries, no nuts.

Or use the original recipe with frozen blueberry bits.

Do you think that would work??

I really want a freezer full of waffles!! πŸ™‚

How are things going on your end?

What workouts are you doing, and what are you eating??

(And PLEASE tell me you’ve had a big fat FAIL in YOUR kitchen too!)

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

p.s. I may just make “Raspberry Hash” again one day! haha



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17 Responses to Day 48: BIG Low Carb Recipe Fail – LOL

  1. cate says:

    Yes! Stick with the frozen blueberries but you should be able to double the amount. The juice from the raspberries is what ruined the recipe I’m sure. Also I would suggest a spray rather than butter if you plan to make a bunch. The butter tends to start burning after Batch or two. Not enough to set off smoke alarms tho

  2. Billie says:

    Skip the butter on the waffle iron!!! just spray a bit and then put your batter on!

  3. Vicki Kron says:

    I think you discovered your problem too. I make those waffles about once a month, and they do turn out great.

    My recipe is 4 eggs, 4 ounces cream cheese, a sprinkle of cinnamon sometimes, and sometimes some berries. Mix it all up in a blender, let sit for about 5 – 10 minutes, and then make those delicious waffles. Spray the waffle iron with coconut oil spray, and let them cook just a few minutes after the light goes on telling you they are ready so they get golden brown..

    When cool, separate the sections, place between pieces of waxed paper and freeze. They are great for breakfast, or any meal or snack. My favorite way to serve them is with butter and a drizzle of fresh lemon juice. Next favorite is as dessert, serve with chopped up strawberries or raspberries and a whipped cream topping. They taste great and look impressive!

  4. Shannel says:

    I make the same base recipe but add a little baking powder to help be thicker and rise a little. At least they tasted good! I’m sure the berries just added too much juice.

  5. Susan Graben says:

    Tip: I found coconut oil spray at the Dollar Tree! I had this on my “if I ever get to a Trader Joe’s” list but was surprised to see it in their shelf. Good for waffle irons!

  6. Tammie says:

    I think too any berries also. Maybe use half as many. I would change rhe process up a bit and separate your eggs. Beat the whites til soft peaks form. Mix the yolks and cream cheese as usual. Then fold in the fluffy whites and add your berries. That should give you a nice batter you can use without the wait in the fridge. I would use a coconut oil spray instead of butter. Good luck. Hope this helps.

  7. Diana says:

    As everyone has said I think the berries are the problem. I have never made them but I think I would make the original recipe without any fruit and bake them in the waffle iron and after cooled freeze between wax paper. Then when you are ready to eat is when I would put the fruit over the waffle.

  8. Lynn Terry says:

    I fixed it! πŸ™‚ Blueberries did the trick. See my waffles this morning here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BFtsmTWICG-/?taken-by=lowcarbtraveler πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I’ll post the recipe, and what I would do different, in tomorrow’s post. *cheers*

    • Gigi says:

      Yummmmm!!!! The blueberry waffles lood Delish!!! I cannot wait to try them. E to Not sure i could do this in my hotel room:)
      I may have to wait on that
      I discovered that the hotel breakfast kitchenette has individual cream cheese ( one seeving) containers. So i grabbed a few and a couple of boiled eggs for later. I put it in my mini fridge. At least i found something i could eat that was low carb at the free breakfast spread everyday. And coffee too πŸ™‚

      • Lynn Terry says:

        Ha! I’ve done that so many times Gigi – and often they have little peanut butters and sugar free jelly packets too. I raid the buffet and breakfast bars for those things. I can make quite a snack/meal out of them, lol. πŸ™‚

  9. Kathy A says:

    If you made the freezer waffles with NO berries, then you could put any kind of berry you want on when you make hem. Just a thought

  10. valerie says:

    OMG….LOL…That’s all I got. !!!

  11. Justine says:

    Yummy!! Well I guess I gotta add these to my list of things to make this week. Lol. I still haven’t made your sausage biscuits but I’m going to. My appetite has been zero so I haven’t ate or made anything the past 2 days. I’ve ate cheese, Sliced ham, some almonds, coffee and water. Lol. My stomach has really been upset and even eating just this has had my stomach upset. I’ve also been taking some severe cold medicine and that usually messes with my appetite. So I haven’t logged anything in the past 2 days. Hopefully I feel better tomorrow and am kinda curious what my weight is gonna be this week.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      My weight always stalls or fluctuates when I’m sick – or stressed, or taking any meds (even Advil) so don’t stress over your weigh in this week if it’s not the numbers you hope for. It’s just your body getting well. πŸ˜‰

      Feel better!!

  12. Justine says:

    Yeah I’m not gonna stress it. I’m really ready to just feel better. And as soon as I feel better I’m buckling down and going hard so I can try to meet my goal weight before this challenge. ☺

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