3 Full Days of (Easy!) Low Carb Meals, Snacks & Desserts


 

Keto SnacksMy blog has been broken for the last couple of days, so I missed getting to share my food diaries with you! πŸ™‚

Nothing major it was just a technical glitch, but we’ll have to play a little catchup now.;)

In this post you’ll see ALL of my low carb meals for the last three full days, including my MyFitnessPal diaries so you can see how I logged them.

I eat very simple low carb foods with ideal LCHF macros, so hopefully this will give you some fresh ideas to mix things up a bit if you’re looking for something different to try.

By the way…

I had a GREAT time in our Low Carb Class yesterday! πŸ™‚ I hope you got a chance to join in live, or at least listen to the replay. If not, click that link – you can access SIX low carb classes and watch them at your leisure.:) Enjoy!!

My Low Carb Meals on Sunday

I had my favorite “low carb cereal” I make with pecan pieces, cottage cheese, strawberries & blueberries. I use frozen berries, dice them up (which is easier while they’re still slightly frozen!) and then mix it all together. πŸ™‚

This bowl was 6 net carbs and 86% healthy fat:

Healthy LCHF Foods - My Low Carb Cereal Combo (also Gluten Free)

I had a busy day, and I had my breakfast late, so I snacked on a serving of raw pecan halves in the early afternoon.

They’re a great low carb snack – very portable, not messy, and super low carb / high fat.

Raw Pecans - the Perfect LCHF / Low Carb Snack

For dinner I made some zucchini noodles and baby asparagus, then topped that with my leftover beef tips & mushrooms I made on Saturday.

Low Carb Dinner: Beef Tips over zucchini noodles with asparagus

Aaron came over, and he doesn’t eat red meat (he’s mostly “keto pescatarian”) so I added Coconut Oil & Himalayan Salt Pili Nuts to his meal. πŸ™‚

Low Carb Vegetarian Meal - Zucchini Noodles & Pili Nuts topped with Asparagus (for Keto Vegetarians, Gluten Free)

That looked so good that I ended up adding Pili Nuts to mine too! πŸ™‚

You can click that link to to read the story about them. If you want to order some, I have a discount code you can use: LOWCARBTRAVELER (all caps)

I *LOVE* cooking with them! Especially the Spicy Chili flavor. It adds a nice buttery crunch and a little kick to any meal. πŸ˜‰

Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Sunday:

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary with Net Carbs

 

My Low Carb Meals on Monday

My breakfast on Monday was more like a dessert plate. πŸ™‚

I had 60 grams of pecan halves, half a serving of Lily’s Sugar Free Dark Chocolate, 4 fresh strawberries and kosher cream cheese. Yum!

Healthy Low Carb Treats

Tip: If you put your cream cheese in the microwave for a few seconds, it “fluffs it up!”

I had kind of a late lunch / early dinner…

It’s cauliflower rice sauteed with Pili Nuts (these are addictive, seriously!), topped with shrimp – with steamed broccoli on the side.

Low Carb Dinner Ideas

That’s all frozen foods except for the nuts…

You can get “riced cauliflower” in the freezer section now, the broccoli was Pictsweet Steamables (steamed right in the bag, straight out of the freezer), and the frozen shrimp was just pan fried in real butter with Oh My Spice! Sweet & Savory spice added to it (that spice is gluten free & paleo friendly – and delicious!!).

So yes – this was a super FAST meal to put together. πŸ™‚

But healthy and delicious too, and all “real food”…

Low Carb Dinner Ideas

After dinner Aaron did some baking, thanks to Deana of Good Dee’s. πŸ™‚

Low Carb Baking Mixes

Her sugar free baking mixes are SO good!

Here’s my low carb recipe for the Peanut Butter Pecan Brownies (although we used walnuts this time, and made a double batch!!).

And here’s my recipe for the Low Carb Pecan Blondies. My special recipes really dress these mixes up nicely. πŸ˜‰

Baking Low Carb Desserts

I had one of the Low Carb Blondies later that night with fresh strawberries. πŸ™‚

Tip: You have to let them cool ALL the way before you cut them!;)

Low Carb Blondies with Fresh Strawberries

Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Monday:

MyFitnessPal LCHF Food Diary with Net Carbs

 

My Low Carb Meals on Tuesday

I had one of those beautiful blondies for breakfast with some raw pecan halves – which made for an easy LCHF breakfast at my desk. πŸ™‚

Low Carb Blondies - Easy LCHF Treat!

For lunch I finished the last of the beef tips & mushrooms, mixed with some leftover cauliflower rice & pili nuts from out dinner the night before:

Low Carb Leftovers

I had some raw pecans for a filling snack in the early evening:

Pecans - Perfect Healthy LCHF Snack, Low Carb and Gluten Free

And then I had HALF of this HUGE low carb peanut butter walnut brownie later that night – with two fresh strawberries. πŸ™‚

Low Carb Walnut Brownies

Here’s that low carb brownie recipe again.;)

Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Tuesday:

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary with NetCarbs Calculated

Net Carbs: 17
Total Carbs: 41
Calories: 1795
Protein: 48 grams
85% Fat / 11% Protein
Water: 48 ounces

The Free Plugin I Use to Get Net Carbs in MyFitnessPal

LCHF Macros: A Simple Explanation & Illustration

 

As you can see, I keep my meals & snacks pretty simple…

It’s rare that I do any real cooking. That’s one of the things I *love* about Good Dee’s baking mixes by the way: you can literally put those blondies or brownies together in 10 minutes tops… and they come out so “gourmet” like! πŸ™‚

When I do cook I like to make plenty, because as you can see – those beef tips & mushrooms I made in the slow cooker on Saturday made several great meals. That makes it easy, which I love.

Speaking of Saturday… THIS Saturday I’m hosting another LIVE Low Carb Class. This class will be Open Q&A style, so if you’re planning to attend… bring your questions!

The classes have been SO much fun. Have you had a chance to watch any of them yet? I would love to hear your feedback. πŸ™‚

How are things going with you?

I would LOVE to hear how things are going with you now that the summer is starting to wind down, and how your own low carb journey is going…

Leave a comment & let’s chat.;)

Oh… and my weight is dropping again too – finally. YAY! haha…

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

p.s. The August Keto Krate box is shipping out NOW. πŸ™‚

 

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7 Responses to 3 Full Days of (Easy!) Low Carb Meals, Snacks & Desserts

  1. PattyAnn says:

    Lynn, i am so thankful to have found your blog; it has been a gold-mine of information for me! I am just getting started on my low-carb journey, after battling the “bulge” for months and feeling awful! I’ve known for quite some time now that carbs are not my friend, but it’s taken me a while to bite the bullet and get on the band wagon! I’m definitely a work in progress and have a ways to go to get this LCHF thing down, but you’re blog is a huge step in the right direction!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I’m so glad to hear that, Patty. πŸ™‚ Your note really made my day!! Let me know if you ever have any questions. And congrats for taking this step and getting serious about your health & weight loss goals! πŸ™‚ *cheers*

  2. Hi Lynn,

    Thank you for sharing your menu! It has given me quite a few ideas. I have been eating low carb for less than a fortnight, and it’s becoming a bit monotonous, since I love simple meals and haven’t been experimenting enough. Your ‘3 main ingredients’ approach is what suits me best. It’s so much easier to keep track of all the nutrients this way, and it saves time too!

    Also, I was going to ask you about what settings you use in the MyFitnessPal app, but can see it now, so will set mine up too and start tracking what and how much I eat in terms of nutrients. So far my meals have been a bit all over the place, and I haven’t started tracking yet. I just stopped eating carbs – bread, fruit, and anything that contains sugar or starch. But I know it’s not enough if I am to see the results I am after.

    However, even though I haven’t seen progress with weight loss yet, there have been a few major changes in the way I feel. The main one is that the “brain fog” has now gone, and with it regular headaches – and that’s considering that I haven’t given up on my 3 cups of coffee a day – lol. Major achievement for me! I am feeling lighter too.

    My mum keeps encouraging me, which helps greatly, and your Low Carb class has been of tremendous value giving me inspiration to follow through with it and not give up like I have done on so many diets over the years. The fact that this is not a diet but a lifestyle gets gradually entrenched in my mind. πŸ™‚

    The other thing is the stunning results I see with people who have been living low carb even for a few months in your Facebook group. And of course your own progress. I have been through many coaching programs, and it’s when a coach actually lives what he or she teaches and can show results of it that makes it believable and achievable for their students.This is what I call true integrity.

    Back to my own journey… I am still not eating enough fatty foods, so that needs to change. Will be trawling your blog for more ideas for sure – and stocking up on nuts! πŸ˜€

    Thank you so much again for inspiring me to start living low carb! The more days pass, the more determined I am to stick with it. πŸ™‚

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying the classes, Galina – and getting great value from them! πŸ™‚ It really is such an easy way of eating, and easily sustainable as a lifestyle, which I love.

      I get bored with my foods sometimes too, although I admit that was the case sometimes even before going low carb. Mixing it up is easy at least, as there are LOTS of delicious low carb foods & food combinations to choose from. πŸ™‚ I started out with this list: https://www.atkins.com/how-it-works/atkins-20/phase-1/low-carb-foods even though I don’t do programs or phases – but it is a great low carb food list!

      Good healthy fats include salmon, avocado, eggs, real butter on your veggies, coconut oil (UNrefined, MCT grade), chicken thighs instead of breasts (they are cheaper too, and much more tender!), egg salad, tuna salad, ribeye steak instead of sirloin.

      I love avocado (a very firm/ripe one) sliced or cubed and fried in real butter & salt until browned – then dipped in mayo or your favorite low carb dip/dressing. It’s very similar to “sweet potato fries” so it makes a great side – and a great healthy fat. Plus avocados have more potassium than bananas!

  3. Thank you for the tips and links Lynn – that helps a lot! I will be experimenting more with my meals, and will definitely try fried avocados! πŸ™‚

  4. Valerie says:

    Hey Lynn, thank you for all that you do! I have one question for you: are you eating to lose weight or to maintain? You say that you were finally losing weight again but I’m wondering what your goals are with eating 20 g of carbs per day. At what point will you increase your carb count to maintain your weight or do you just eat 20 net grams of carbs per day as a lifestyle choice?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Valerie πŸ™‚

      I’m actually still losing fat and building muscle, so not quite in maintenance mode just yet… but I’m very close! πŸ™‚ That said, I’ll eat 20 net carbs / 70% fat for life at this point, because in addition to weight loss / maintenance… it keeps me out of chronic pain. I have inflammatory arthritis in my lower back, and eating low carb allows me to live an active lifestyle again. πŸ™‚

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