4 Easy Low Carb Meals With Great Macros


 

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Keto SnacksYesterday I was completely wiped out from kayaking the day before, so there was NO cooking – well, unless you count whipping up a few eggs. πŸ˜›

That was a serious workout, lol.

Yesterday was a recovery day for sure.

Below are the four EASY low carb meals I had, along with my MyFitnessPal diary so you can see how I logged them.

My meals are actually pretty boring…

Sometimes I feel bad for not showing you more variety, but easy is NICE. People always ask me if I ever get tired of eating the same breakfast every day too. I don’t though, I love it! It’s so easy, it’s healthy, and it has perfect LCHF macros. πŸ˜‰

But this morning… I did make something different!

I had eggs twice yesterday and my “low carb cereal” several mornings in a row, so today I made Low Carb Blueberry Cinnamon Crunch Crepes for breakfast. YUM!

You’ll see that in tomorrow’s food diary, so stay tuned! I used my basic Low Carb Blueberry Crepes Recipe, but just added a delicious twist.:)

 

Wednesday’s Low Carb Meals

I had my usual breakfast: 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries & 17.5 grams of blueberries. (6 net carbs, 85% healthy fat)

LCHF Healthy Breakfast

My first breakfast was super early. Later in the morning I had errands and an appointment, so I was near McDonald’s right around 10:30am – just in time to catch breakfast still being served! I ordered “2 sausage patties and 2 round eggs please” – which made for an easy second breakfast. πŸ™‚

Eating Low Carb at McDonald's

Later in the afternoon when I got hungry again, I just whipped up 3 eggs scrambled with colby jack cheese in real butter. Boring I know, but I was tired. πŸ˜›

Eggs are .4 carbs each, so this was 1.2 carbs total.

Low Carb : Cheesy Eggs

I rested as much as I could yesterday but still had to work, so I was wiped out by dinner. I just grabbed a “low carb snack plate” for something easy to eat.

It’s 30 grams of raw pecans, 2 mozzarella sticks, and 42 grams of Cranberry Nut & Flax Granola. That came to 5 net carbs and 79% healthy fats.

Easy Low Carb Snacks

The low carb granola is delicious!

I’m officially addicted. πŸ™‚

I found it on Netrition here. It’s 2 net carbs per serving & comes in 3 flavors: cinnamon, cranberry & cherry. Here’s a close-up so you can see the texture better:

Low Carb Granola Mix

 

Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Wednesday:

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Diary with Net Carbs Column

Macronutrients: Simple Explanation Of Low Carb Macros

How To Get A Net Carbs Column in MyFitnessPal

Calories: 1998
Net Carbs: 18
Total Carbs: 44
Protein: 99 Grams
79% Fat, 18% Protein
Water: 48 ounces

 

I’m still below 140 pounds. πŸ™‚

My weight is holding steady at 139.8 the last few days. It seems to take awhile for my weight to stabilize after a loss, but it feels like I’m finally at that point.

Usually after a strenuous workout like the kayaking I’ll see a temporary (slight) gain on the scales. That’s normal – it’s just muscle recovery. But not this time!

I’ve also been eating new “low carb products” like one low carb tortilla the other day and the low carb granola. No stall or gain! In fact, the only “result” I’ve noticed from that is being more *ahem* “regular” lol.

My total carb count (vs net carbs) and calories have been higher too, but I’m feeling lean (not bloated) and my weight is holding steady at it’s lowest ever… so all is well! πŸ™‚

How are things going for you?

It’s day 18 of the 90 Day Challenge. How are you doing with your low carb meals & macro tracking? Any questions or struggles? I would love to hear your results so far.

Leave a comment and let’s talk!

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

 

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25 Responses to 4 Easy Low Carb Meals With Great Macros

  1. Lori says:

    What can I use to substitute the pecans and the cottage cheese. I can’t stand the taste of either.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Lori πŸ™‚

      There are SO many low carb foods to enjoy, just eat what you DO prefer! You could always use walnuts, the low carb granola, just whatever you like. Instead of cottage cheese there are low carb yogurts, ricotta cheese – again, whatever you prefer.:)

      Or just make a traditional breakfast of eggs & bacon/sausage, or low carb crepes. Those are delicious!

  2. Amy says:

    I’m feeling good today at my lowest in years as well. I was talking with my boyfriend last night, kind of wondering why he has never said anything about me losing 16 lbs since January…he says he hasn’t noticed and I’m just beautiful to him and blah blah blah…hasn’t noticed!? Aghhhh….and truly I still see the same me in the mirror and some days it really gets me down. But I FEEL BETTER, leaner, not bloated like you said when I do this way of eating consistently…I FEEL SO MUCH better. That’s what I need to remember as I’m continuing this way of life now…I can’t wait to get down about 10 more lbs, then I’ll show them hahaha πŸ™‚ I’m excited, because I’m never giving up. I’m going to enjoy my delicious egg salad for lunch and be thankful for every bite πŸ™‚ I’m a dork I know…thank you for your continuous motivation. All your followers sure love seeing and hearing from you every day πŸ™‚

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you Amy!

      I think it’s great that he loves you just as you are, and doesn’t even bring it up. It’s better than him nagging when you were heavier, or mentioning THAT – or asking you why you haven’t lost more. πŸ˜› haha

      Ricky and I were together over two years and he saw me go up/down 20-30 pounds over and over, and never said a word. He always treated me exactly the same. I actually appreciated that he stayed out of it and never seemed to notice. Although I’m sure he did lol.

      It’s nice to do it for yourself, and to feel SO GOOD. That is definitely something he will notice – your happiness, more self confidence, etc. Those are the sexiest attributes on a woman. πŸ˜‰

  3. Sue says:

    Lori, if you have Kroger in your area, you may enjoy their CARBmaster yogurts. They are 4 carbs and you can add the nut of choice or the low carb granola. I haven’t seen low carb yogurt in other stores.

    When I’m craving an evening treat I will take half a container, add nuts and Reddiwip. It’s enough to make me feel like I’ve had a creamy treat. Hope this gives you another option.

  4. Lori says:

    Thanks sue!

  5. tammie says:

    Are you worried about the calorie count at all? I have recently read something things that even calories matter on a lchf diet from leading experts in the field, Dr. Michael Mosely for one.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Tammie πŸ™‚

      No, I’m not at all concerned about calories. I don’t think my calories are every outrageous or anything though. But no, I barely glance at them. They range between too low and too high depending on the day or week, and the scale you’re going by, but no – I don’t eat low calorie. Not on purpose anyway.

      I’m down to 139.8 pounds too. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      • Lynn Terry says:

        p.s. I’m 43 years old, post-hysterectomy, have inflammatory arthritis / fibromyalgia (some kind of chronic pain syndrome: undiagnosed and no meds, my choice, and out of pain with the ketogenic diet), etc, etc, etc.

        Staying consistent with the simple 20 net carbs max / 70% fat minimum rule has served me well. And it’s easy!

        • tammie says:

          thank you…I have been so hungry this week and when I put everything in myfitnesspal I was a little freaked out over the calorie count…mindset change. I am hitting around 15-25 net carbs a day and 50-75% fat. But the weight is not coming off…I also walk/run several times a week. So fustrated but I am trying to push through and let my body eat if it wants too.

          • Lynn Terry says:

            When did you start, and how much weight have you lost total since you started?

            It’s normal to experience holds and fluctuations. It happens to me all the time!

            Increase your fat to a consistent 70% minimum, as high as 80% even. I stall completely if I eat too lean. You need the fat for energy too, especially if you’re exercising.

            Plus the healthy fats will be more satisfying and leave you less hungry. πŸ™‚

  6. Gina says:

    For those that do not like cottage cheese or cannot find the low carb yogurt i found that i like the plain unsweetened Greek Yogurt. I think it has a creamier texture than regilar yogurt i personally do not really like the carb masters yogurt. I rather eat the Oikos Greek yogurt 0. If you count net carbs it is 8 or 9 carbs per container. It has inulin fiber that you can deduct from the carb count and no sugar or sugar alcohols or even fructose. It is sweetened only with stevia. I really like Oikos 0 greek yogurt. I add walnuts, almonds or pecans for macros and taste
    for the plain greek yogurt, i add stevia to sweeten it and add cinnamon and walnuts or pecans. I also slice a couple of strawberries on top and stir it all in for a low carb yogurt parfait. I like having that for breakfast too. I imagine the low carb granola would be great on my yogurt parfait too. I am going to order that from netrition soon.
    you can also use yogurt instead of cottage cheese to make the liw carb creal but i got to where i love it with cottage cheese. I put cinnamon and stevia on the cottage cheese then stir it all together with the pecans and strawberries– it is so delicious. πŸ™‚

  7. Roye says:

    I like the Daisy Cottage Cheese but also I love the Fage Greek Yogurt Total (full fat), 9g carb for a whole cup, I use 1/4 cup, 2.25g carbs in my “cereal”. Also purchased a large container of fresh raspberries, rince them and dry them and freeze them. I use about 4 in my cereal in the morning, they’re large! They last me forever.

    WooHoo I got my Nut & Flax Granola (I got the cherry and cinnamon) and my SF Guy’s BBQ sauce. I’ll try the granola with unsweetened almond milk for breakfast (I use a packet of Truvia to sweeten it). Will let you know how it does in milk :).

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I don’t think you’ll need Truvia in the granola cereal. πŸ™‚ Try it first and see! The granola is already sweetened. You might like a bit once you add the milk but I’d taste test first. πŸ˜‰ Enjoy!!

      • Roye says:

        Thanks Lynn, you’re right, the granola is sweet by itself, when I munched on a few pieces out of the bag it was sweet enough, however I did try it first with the unsweetened almond milk and did decide to add a packet of Truvia because the milk isn’t sweet at all. And unfortunately I have a sweet tooth!

        And ummmmm YUM!!! LOL, it worked perfectly with the milk, I though it might desolve or something but it held together nicely and I thoroughly enjoyed having another option for my morning cereal! I also added a few raspberries and It was delicious! Sadly it is expensive and it’s not like I can run to the store to pick up a bag when I run out. So I’ll still have your “cereal” for breakfasts most mornings and have the granola cereal once in awhile.

  8. Gina says:

    I might try the Fage brand as well. If i only eat a half a cup i can drastically cut the carb count or 1/4 cup even
    i am going to try the plain greek yogurt and add a T of SF Torani vanilla syrup. I bet that will make it taste much better.
    i made a mistake and ordered the DaVinci SF irish cream flavored syrup instead of Torani brand but it is good too. I have no complaints. πŸ™‚

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I like DaVinci syrups too. πŸ™‚ I used to buy those, and was trying to remember why I switched. I found this post from 5 years ago: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/1585/davinci-syrup-vs-torani-sugar-free-syrup/ πŸ™‚

      • Gina says:

        My fave is the Torani too. I think it is more flavorful. I love the big plastic bottle of it i got from Netrition. It lasts me a few weeks. Maybe 3 weeks or so
        i mistakingly bought the DaVinci last time. It is good too but i prefer the Torani brand
        i did find the SF vanilla Torani brand ar Wal mart. I use that only to flavor my unsweetened yogurt or for baking so it lasts much longer than the one i use for coffee
        i am hooked on the Irish cream flavor. Yum
        well i love Baily’s irish cream liquor but i cannot have that now. Lol.

    • Roye says:

      I love the Fage Greek yogurt and I do put a packet of Truvia sweetener in it Gina, it makes it so good! Hope you like it.

  9. Julie Cunninghan says:

    You all have me wanting to order the granola. I did try the sf barbecue sauce and it is great I have also tried the salmon Caesar salad from Ruby Tuesday and it was great. I am not a fish eater but seeing Lynn get it all the time, I finally decided to try it. Plus, my 18 year old granddaughter ordered it and assured me it was good. It just takes me longer than most to try something new. I tend to stick to eggs and bacon or sausage for breakfast and chicken or beef for supper and a snack in between. Cheese, ham , and pecans, or Lynns cereal! Have a good weekend all. Keep the motivating posts coming!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I’m slow about trying new things too, Julie. πŸ™‚ I do love the salmon on my salad instead of chicken though, and it’s such a healthy food – and great healthy fat!

      Thank you, and have a great weekend yourself! I’m really looking forward to some quiet & downtime… and some nice walks with my dane, Slim. πŸ™‚

  10. Rebecca says:

    I’m not sure what y’all are talking about with the macros. I have myfitnesspal on my iPhone but I haven’t found how to even set it to count carbs. How do you figure out the macros?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Rebecca,

      Here is a simple explanation and illustration: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/7006/macronutrients/ Macros are Macronutrients: carbs, protein, fat, etc. You want to eat 20 net carbs max, 70% fat minimum.

      Net carbs is Total carbs minus Fiber – so just subtract the fiber from the total carbs to get “net carbs”.

      In MyFitnessPal if you switch over to Nutrients in your app, you have the option at the top right to switch to the graph instead of the list. Hope that helps! πŸ™‚

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