Easy Low Carb Meals & New Recipe


 

Keto SnacksYesterday was another one of those crazy busy days where I just grabbed the easiest low carb foods I could find for quick meals. 😛

I do own vegetables! lol…

I’m planning to cook today actually, since I’m in for the weekend. I’ll probably cook up enough to last a few days too, because that just makes it easier. 🙂

My weight is not moving this week, well except to bounce up/down just slightly.

That could be for any number of reasons, likely because I’m not sleeping enough – or well enough, but I’m not concerned about it. I just keep eating low carb and exercising… because that’s what’s good for my body!

I tried Flackers (flaxseed crackers) yesterday for the first time. That was an interesting experience. Today I’m going to try sugar free BBQ sauce, also a first.

Anyway, here’s what I ate yesterday…

Friday’s Low Carb Meals

I had my favorite healthy low carb breakfast: 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese and 4 small diced strawberries. (5 net carbs and 85% healthy fats)

Healthy Breakfast of Low Carb Foods

For lunch I just made a quick low carb snack of Oscar Mayer smoked turkey (2oz) and 1/4 cup pecans (30 grams). That came to 2 net carbs.

Simple Low Carb Snack

I also had two chocolate chip Keto Kookies. 🙂

These things are “dangerously delicious” lol, but fortunately only 1 net carb per cookie. You can check them out at http://www.KetoKookie.com

Keto Kookies - Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

For dinner I decided to try a few things out of my Keto Krate box. I tested a few of the low carb foods. That was fun. 🙂 Then I settled on the Flackers: organic flax seed crackers, and made a simple “zero carb” Tuna Salad to go with them.

Flax Seed Crackers

Flackers : Flax Seed Crackers

 

I’ve never tried anything with flax seed before yesterday. Interesting flavor & texture! It was definitely nice for a crunchy keto snack… and would be great on my hikes. The flavor reminds me of a cross between sesame seeds and sunflower seeds.

You can find Flackers on Netrition, the cheapest source I’ve found.

Have you tried Flackers before, or do you use flax seed in your low carb / keto diet?

 

Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary For Friday

MyFitnessPal with Net Carbs Column Calculated

Tracking Macronutrients (Simple Explanation of Macros)

How To Get Net Carbs in MyFitnessPal

Calories: 1282
Net Carbs: 16
Total Carbs: 31
Protein: 65 Grams
75% Fat, 20% Protein
Water: 32 ounces

 

 

I read about a new idea for cooking with parchment paper pouches yesterday that really intrigued me. It looks like such a quick & easy way to make a delicious low carb meal for one – or even for the whole family. Have you ever tried that??

I love the idea of a no-fuss all-in-one meal with easy cleanup! 🙂

I was thinking of just putting my chicken & veggies in a casserole dish in the oven with some alfredo sauce… but I may try “steaming it in a parchment pouch” instead. I’ll have to see if I have parchment paper left. I use it a lot, lol.

Like I said, I’m in for the weekend. My plan is to eat vegetables (GRIN!) and get in some good workouts. I didn’t exercise yesterday, but I was wiped out after a walk the night before and the big hike on Wednesday.

What about you? How are things going on your end?

I always look forward to hearing from you! 🙂

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler


Low Carb Snack Box


 

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About Lynn Terry

I love making the low carb diet EASY for people with a busy lifestyle (like me!) with my KISS / Keep It Simple method. :) About Lynn Terry: Host of the Low Carb Challenge
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31 Responses to Easy Low Carb Meals & New Recipe

  1. TigerTye says:

    Hi Lynn 🙂
    Wow. You’ve never tried flax before? I toss it into a lot of my dishes but I never use it whole. I run mine through a coffee grinder first to avoid adding a gritty texture to my foods. I find a little bit goes a long way but it seriously improves the low carb version of many dishes that you might toss in a bit of breadcrumbs. Like meatballs or salmon croquettes . I also use gold flax as the perfect ingredient in making faux-tillas for enchiladas.
    I notice you found the flackers to be interesting but you never came right out and said if you liked them or not. I’ve never tried whole flax seed before.
    Have a happy!
    TigerTye

    • Lynn Terry says:

      lol good catch! I do like them, but I think I need to figure out a better way to eat them. Tuna bores me. 🙂 I think they’d be great with cheeses and other things I take on my hikes, and I think they’d be even better in other flavors – like the Savory instead of Rosemary. I’m anxious to test them with different combinations!

      • TigerTye says:

        I look forward to seeing what you think of any other flavors they have and whether they go well with a good cheese. I would love to have a dependable cracker sub to go with cheese again 😀

      • Gina says:

        I do not think i would like the flax crackers. But i might try the savory flavor i need something to eat with my cheese like crackers that is low carb
        i have just been using pork skins for that crunch for now. Why is it that we have to have crunchy stuff besides celery. Haha.
        Now those Keto Kookies…….i cannot wait to try those.
        see we do not have to feel deprived to eat low carb
        it is so different than years ago when i was on the Atkins diet. We did not have all these yummy low carb choices in food. I always knew that the Atkins plan or low carb worked for me but i got bored with just eating meat and eggs all the time. 🙂

  2. Karen Dawson says:

    I noticed that the 1/4 cup pecans says it is 30 grams and the 1/2 cup pecans also say they are 30 grams. Both are not possible – which is correct? Trying to decide if I can afford to try your favorite meal as pecans here are so expensive . . .

  3. Karen Dawson says:

    Both 1/4 cup pecans and 1/2 cup pecans are listed as 30 grams.
    Since this is not possible – which is correct?
    I’m trying to figure out if I can afford to buy & try your favorite meal.
    Pecans must be cheaper where you live as they are very expensive here . . .
    Thanks for clarifying!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I use 1/2 cup of pecans, which is 60 grams. One serving (1/4 cup) is 30 grams, and I use 2 servings. I use Best Choice brand (just a store brand) and they are 1 net carb per 30 gram serving, 2 net carbs for the amount I used.

      So it’s a 30 gram serving… times two. I hope that made sense. 🙂 Make sure to look at your own labels/brands, as some of them have different carb counts. I have no idea why, lol.

    • Gina says:

      Karen
      i sometimes use chopped walnut pieces in my low carb cereal. It is good like that too.
      Walnuts are a bit cheaper than the pecans but i do prefer the pecans.

  4. Sandie says:

    Hi Lynn, thanks for the great posts. I copied your recipe for the tuna salad, and it was a dry flaky mess (flaky not in a good way). Yours looks so creamy! Maybe I drained it too much? I always look at people’s posts and realize I need to weigh and measure every little thing to ensure I’m not over eating, which seems to be my main problem. I so appreciate your support. 🙂

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Odd! Just add more mayo. 🙂 Sometimes I have to wing it a bit! But no, I drain mine all the way. I don’t like it watery… And my great dane loves that tuna water over his kibbles. 🙂

  5. Kris says:

    If you liked the Flackers and like Dill the Dill variety is fantastic, and the original variety has the taste of Worcestershire… I was disappointed in the rosemary. Also try the Go Raw Spicy Fiesta sprouted flax snax, they are really good with a bit of grated cheese melted on top low carb nachos…

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thanks for that Kris! I don’t think I’m a fan of Rosemary as a flavor anyway… so the other two do sound great. I appreciate the feedback! 🙂

  6. Gina says:

    I do not like the flavor of flax at all. I have been using chia seeds for extra fiber and nutrition
    Chia seeds give you energy too.:) 🙂

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I haven’t tried those either. 🙂 The flax crackers tasted like a cross between sesame seeds and sunflower seeds to me, both of which I like. They were hard like melba toast though – or harder maybe.

  7. Kathy Harper says:

    Just want to say thank you! Your really do make this way of eating so much more enjoyable. I have gain knowledge and have been inspired by your post. I read you post and think “I can do this”…thank you

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you, Kathy!! 🙂 That really makes my day. I do love SIMPLE, and keeping it easy is what allows me to stay on track without any fuss or frustration. 🙂 *cheers*

  8. JoAnn White says:

    I cannot wait to get to try the flackers…although I would like a different variety….ohwell. Crunch is crunch. I miss it. Hence my need for handfull of chips on vacation. Speaking of vacation, we are back from lake, 7 days. And I’m so happy to say I lost weight on vacation. I don’t think that has ever been done…..I lost 3lbs. I am in shock. Along with vacation, we ate out 3 times, and I ended up coming home and had one cheat meal on Friday Night. I weighed in this morning…..and down 3lbs. I’m kicking myself for Friday Night…..it would have been more….but I’m so pleased. in 2 weeks, we leave for CA for 10 days. Again hoping to be make it LCHF meals and forgo the alcohol…..Thanks for all you do, not sure I could have made the leap without your ez meals, and simplicity of it all.

  9. Hi Lynn.
    I know how you like to take what you have on hand and create your meal, so I’d love to see what you come up with as your low carb adaptation of the cooking in parchment paper pouches recipe. I love that I can skip having a stove full of pots and pans, the contents of which I have to then scoop out portions for each plate.

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