9 Easy Low Carb Meals, Snacks & Desserts


 

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Keto SnacksI’ve had a delicious low carb week. 🙂

Here are 9 super easy low carb meal ideas, with some LCHF snack & dessert ideas too…

This should give you creative ideas for easy meals at home, take-out on your lunch break, what to order at restaurants, quick low carb food ideas, etc.

I tend to eat VERY simple, and it’s rare that I cook, but Aaron was over this week and we LOVE to cook together – so you’ll also find two deliciously EASY low carb home-cooked meals in this food diary too. 🙂

On Monday I had my favorite “low carb cereal” for breakfast…

It’s 1/2 cup pecan pieces, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese and 4 diced strawberries. It comes to 5 net carbs and 85% healthy fat:

Low Carb Cereal, Real Food, LCHF and Gluten Free

I had a very late breakfast (above), then a very late lunch/dinner, so only two meals for the day – but it came to almost 1400 calories and only 15 net carbs, so it was plenty.

I got a great meal from Applebee’s carside-to-go while I was out running errands: the Triple Bacon Burger with lettuce & tomato instead of a bun, and steamed broccoli instead of fries:

Applebee's Low Carb Lunch Ideas

There’s bacon under the cheese, on top, and cooked into the burger too! 🙂

The carside-to-go option is so great if you need a healthy but quick meal on your lunch break, or on your way home from work. And you can even order online, which just makes it EASY.

On Tuesday I kicked off the day with cheesy eggs, which I make with real butter and real cheese I cube off the block myself:

Making LCHF Eggs with Real Butter and Real Cheese

I melt the TBSP of butter in a skillet over medium heat (“5” on my stove), crack the eggs in and scramble them right in the melted butter, then add the cubed cheese.

I use about 1/2 ounce of cheese per egg. It comes out perfect! 🙂

Best Cheesy Eggs

I had my “cereal” for lunch (pecans, cottage cheese & strawberries), and then a simple “snack dinner” – mozzarella string cheese, Pili Nuts and a Keto Brownie Nutrition Bar:

Healthy LCHF Snacks for a Low Carb, Gluten Free Lifestyle

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On Wednesday I had cheesy eggs for breakfast again.

I made a quick, easy lunch out of these Habanero BBQ Pecans and creamy spinach dip – which was a delicious combo!

Low Carb Snacks: Front Porch Pecans with Creamy Spinach Dip

Last weekend I mixed that spinach dip with a can of tuna for a filling & delicious “low carb tuna spinach dip” – and loved it so much I bought some more tuna this week to make it again. 🙂

Dinner was Low Carb Date Night ♥

Aaron I went out to Applebee’s, which is quickly becoming a favorite because of their new menu options – and the new options on their 2-for-$20 and 2-for-$25 menus, making it a GREAT deal for a delicious dinner!

When you order the “two meal deal” you also get an appetizer as part of the deal, and one of the options is two side salads. I got a caesar side salad with no croutons:

Low Carb Restaurant Sides (Caesar Salad, No Croutons)

We both ordered the Bourbon Street Chicken & Shrimp, which came on a sizzling platter with sauteed onions and mushrooms, and topped with a lemon garlic butter.

We also subbed the potatoes for steamed broccoli as the side:

Eating Low Carb at Applebee's Bar & Grill

That was an AMAZING meal!

I love that we’re so food compatible.;)

I couldn’t even finish all of it. It was a lot of food, lol. So I ate most of it but brought home what was left of my chicken & salad to enjoy later.

Thursday’s breakfast was cheesy eggs again, this time with chunky salsa on top. 🙂

Cheesy Scrambled Eggs with Salsa

Aaron came over and worked at my home office, and whipped us up a super quick low carb lunch – a simple one skillet meal!

It’s Tyson Grill & Ready Chicken Strips and flash frozen sliced Yellow Squash thrown in a skillet with a couple TBSP of real butter – and Pili Nuts to add a nice crunch to it. 🙂

Easy Low Carb One-Skillet-Meal

We’re both addicted to the Pili Nuts! They’re SO great to cook with…

Since Aaron made lunch, I took my turn in the kitchen for dinner. 🙂

I had a bag of frozen shrimp and two bags of frozen broccoli florets in the freezer – and some Bertolli Alfredo Sauce (super low carb, rich, and super delicious!).

Low Carb Meal Ingredients

I dumped all the shrimp in a big bowl and covered them with water, and let them thaw at room temperature – then pulled the tails off.

I browned it hot & fast in 2 TBSP of real butter with Oh My Spice! Sweet & Savory. This stuff is amazing, kind of like cajun spice without the heat? I’m not sure how to describe it!

Oh My Spice - Making seared sasoned shrimp

If you can’t see it below, click here to watch the quick video of how I cooked the shrimp. After that I added 1 cup of the Alfredo sauce & simmered it a bit.

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I served the “Sweet & Savory Alfredo Shrimp” over the steamed broccoli:

Low Carb Dinner Ideas: Shrimp Alfredo over Broccoli

So easy, but seriously delicious! 🙂

Aaron loves to bake (I love that he loves to bake, lol), and he LOVES Good Dee’s Blondies, so he baked a big pan of those after dinner using my special Low Carb Blondies Recipe with cream cheese & pecans:

Low Carb Baking - LCHF Blondies

We let those cool and put them in the refrigerator overnight, which makes them MUCH easier to cut – and had them for breakfast on Friday morning with fresh strawberries. 🙂

Healthy Low Carb Dessert

I cannot even describe how AMAZING these blondies are. ♥

Low Carb Dessert: LCHF Blondies with Cream Cheese and Pecans

Here’s my blondies recipe again.

I used kosher cream cheese and raw pecan pieces. YUM! 🙂

I also ate my leftover grilled chicken & caesar salad for a quick lunch, then had my favorite “low carb cereal” for dinner.

Low Carb Leftovers - Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

 

I do 20 net carbs max and 70% fat minimum, the Ideal LCHF Macros, and managed to meet that every single day this week – with carbs to spare! 😉

What I did NOT do well at this week was my exercise goal…

I totally tanked at getting in my walks & workouts. 🙄 😛 I would love to give you a good reason for that, but all I could come up with was lame excuses. 😀

Reminder: The Fall Low Carb Challenge starts on Tuesday!

I hope you’re as excited as I am to kick off yet another FUN challenge together.:)

You’ll want to join the private facebook group if you’re on facebook, and if not – you can follow along with me here too.

How are things going with you?

I would LOVE to hear how things are going on your end. What are you struggling with, how is your weight loss going – any questions?

Leave a comment & let’s chat.;)

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

p.s. The September Keto Krate boxes will be shipping out on September 7th, so you’ll want to sign up now because they always sell out fast!

I’m TRYING to get us a sneak peek of what’s in the next box but I can’t guarantee I’ll get one, or get it in time – but if I do, you’ll be the first to know. 😉

 

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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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4 Responses to 9 Easy Low Carb Meals, Snacks & Desserts

  1. Barb says:

    I’m on day 13 of being low carb, I don’t know if I’ve lost weight because I’m staying off the scale. It sabotages me every time. I’m just going by the feel of my clothes which is more important than a number!
    Yesterday I made some low carb blueberry muffins and they were awesome! I also had ordered a loaf of plain bread from the great LC bread co and it is super good also! I have a package of the chocolate brownies and will try your way of making them. Mine aren’t the blondies though.
    It’s such a relief to be rid of the sugar cravings that make me feel like a crazy person! I’m hoping next week to add in some weight lifting. I like the stronglifts 5×5 program as it’s simple to start with.

  2. Darlene Winbush says:

    Lynn can you tell me where you got your sweet and savory spice from. Btw your food looks amazing!!!

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