Two quick updates: 1) I got the email issue fixed. 🙂 Yay! and 2) We will have our final weigh-in for the year-end challenge on December 30th.
Note: A new Low Carb Challenge will begin on January 1st!
I hope you had a fabulous holiday!
I made a week of it with great friends, amazing foods and a serious holiday hike workout.:)
My friend Caroline came down for the week, and we had non-stop fun! Have I mentioned she happens to be an executive chef?! 🙂 So yes, there was also great food! Here’s a photo of us on our big hike last Sunday:
I had absolutely no problem letting her take over my (otherwise unused) kitchen, lol. She whipped up amazing low carb meals all week long! I was especially in love with her omelets, as you’ll see…
Low Carb Meals:
The first thing Caroline made in my kitchen was a huge batch of low carb Crustless Quiche Muffins with ham & spinach. We all enjoyed them hot & fresh, and I froze the rest and enjoyed them over the next week or so.
We had our holiday meal on Christmas Eve, and decided to have Mexican Taco Night – complete with Mexican Beer and all the fixings. I had a low carb style taco salad with a Michelob Ultra myself of course.;)
Caroline decked out my beautiful Taco Salad with avocado, black olives, tomatoes and Daisy Brand sour cream:
On Monday we had another big dinner, “burger night!” Mine was served on a bed of spinach instead of a bun and topped with sauteed mushrooms, onions & bacon plus mozzarella cheese:
We had a big omelet for breakfast the day we went hiking (I’ll show it to you in a second), then while hiking all day we simply snacked on almonds & cheeses:
In another “Kitchen Takover” event (lol) there were hands everywhere slicing and wrapping jalapenos into these awesome Jalapeno Poppers! 🙂
I was especially in love with Caroline’s omelets, which were large enough to feed three hungry adults – with some left over! – so we made several meals out of each omelet.
This one was a sausage & spinach omelet:
Then a ham & spinach omelet:
And my absolute favorite: a sausage, ham & spinach omelet with sweet onion!
I couldn’t get enough of those beautiful omelets. 😉 lol…
Caroline and I have known each other for almost 7 years, and originally met through Dane Rescue. Here are our two great danes together, my Slim on the left and her Blue on the right. They were both rescued at the same time, and both found happy forever homes with us.:)
We spent most of our time on the back deck, thanks to a new Propane Patio Heater I ordered from Amazon. That made for fun entertaining, no matter what the weather!
And between all the fun, friends and food… I maintained my new low weight all the way through the holiday season. 🙂
It’s been a very full and busy week here, and I’m looking forward to a FUN weekend to celebrate the New Year as well. I got the recipe for Caroline’s crustless quiche muffins so I’ll share that with you in an upcoming post – along with the fun story of our seriously adventurous holiday hike. 🙂
As you can see there was a lot of GREAT low carb food to enjoy over the last week or so, which was such a nice treat. What an awesome friend!!
How are things going for you?
How are you doing with your low carb meals & macro tracking? Any questions or struggles? I would love to hear how your week is going…
Leave a comment & let’s talk. 🙂
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