Low Carb Cheesecake, Restaurant Meals, Delivery & Convenience Foods (Ideas!)


 

Keto SnacksI just checked… and they are shipping the November Keto Krate boxes this week. 🙂

I can’t wait to see what we get this time!

If you aren’t signed up, you can sign up now and still get a November box too. Use code FIVE2017 for a discount on your first box.;)

Just in time too, because I’m ready for some fun new low carb foods to try! 🙂

We made a low carb cheesecake this week, which was a recipe from the September Keto Krate. I love that they include recipes to use with the products they send!

I also had several low carb restaurant meals, and lots of simple/easy things – as it was a super busy work week.

My Low Carb Meals This Week…

One of the meals I had this week caused a bit of skepticism, on my part too. It was this beautiful seafood salad topped with avocado chunks that was stuffed in a Low Carb Wrap from Know Foods:

Low Carb Wraps - Stuffed with Seafood Salad, Cucumber and Avocado

I really like the Know Wraps. 🙂 I put it on a baking sheet and added a serving (28 grams) of shredded cheddar cheese on top and toasted it at 350 degrees.

The “double take” was on the crab meat in my “seafood salad” – and to explain that, I have to backtrack a bit. 😉

The night before Aaron and I went out for sushi…

At some places I will special order, such as “a spicy tuna roll with cream cheese instead of rice” for example. But they had Naruto Style sushi on the menu at this place!

Low Carb Sushi Menu

It was beautiful: crab, shrimp & avocado wrapped in cucumber:

Low Carb Sushi - Naruto Style

I got an order of that to go, thinking it would make a great lunch the next day while I was working. But then I ended up taking it all apart, chopping up the cucumber with the crab & shrimp, adding mayo and stuffing it in the cheddar lined wrap – then adding the avocado chunks on top. 🙂

That was really delicious – but after I posted it, and “DUH!” in hindsight on my part (lol), we determined the obvious: that is NOT real crab. Imitation Crab is VERY high carb, so I went searching to figure out how to log it…

It turns out the crab sticks they use at sushi restaurants are called “Surimi” and they are only 1.9 carbs per ounce. 🙂 WHEW!

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On Tuesday night, Aaron brought over my favorite low carb take-out: Cedar Plank Salmon from O’Charley’s, with asparagus and steamed broccoli:

Low Carb Take-Out from O'Charley's

I love the Cedar Plank Salmon from O’Charley’s because they fly it in fresh every single day – it’s never frozen! 🙂

It’s the only place I know of to get FRESH salmon in Tennessee.;)

Low Carb Dinner at O'Charley's - the Cedar Plank Salmon is always fresh, never frozen!

Another favorite for easy low carb delivery is the “Naked Wings” from Domino’s Pizza.

I order them “bone-in, no breading, no sauce, extra crispy please” with ranch for the dipping sauce.

Naked Wings - Low Carb Delivery from Domoni's Pizza

Obviously it’s been a week of convenience foods and eating low carb on the go between my busy work schedule and recovering from my whirlwind of a 3-day low carb road trip last weekend. 😛

Including this “quick grab” of a low carb breakfast to eat at my desk the first morning I was back to work:

LCHF Snacks - Eating Low Carb On The Go

I love the Know Foods Low Carb Cookies warmed up with cream cheese on them. 🙂

That plus some salted almonds and a bottle of water made for an easy, healthy breakfast.

These are NOT just cookies, by the way. They are HUGE and thick and made with super foods, so I use them as an easy meal replacement on the go.

If you eat them as cookies, definitely cut them into fours – or even eighths. 😉

Gluten Free Low Carb Cookies - Chocolate Chip

I love the cinnamon, chocolate chip and double chocolate cookies from Know Foods. I also love the wraps and crepes, and just ogot the Thins (crackers) to try next. 🙂

Use coupon code IKNOWBETTER to get 20% off and Free Shipping. You can also order them on Amazon here.

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Snacks I had this week include Blue Diamond salted almonds…

This is what 28 grams of almonds looks like, weighed out on my handy little digital kitchen scale of course. 😉

Almonds - Simple Low Carb Snack

Last night I was hungry, but wiped out and NOT in the mood to even make eggs 😛 so I grabbed some beef bites and the Legendary Almonds from my last Keto Krate box:

Low Carb Snacks

My daughter calls the Old Wisconsin Beef Bites “dog treats” (lol) but admits they’re really good!;)

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Aaron came over to do some baking. He loves playing in the kitchen with all my low carb products here. 🙂

He decided to make the recipe that came in the September Keto Krate Box for the low carb cheesecake, using the KZ Clean Eating Nougat Creme.

Low Carb Recipes featured in Keto Krate boxes

The addition of the ChocoZero White Chocolate Drizzle was my idea. 🙂

We didn’t add any erythritol or sweetener to the crust or the cheesecake like the recipe called for, so it was more like shortbread crust and a more traditional cheesecake – less sweet, but still rich.

Using the ChocZero White Chocolate Dipping Cup to drizzle a little sweet white chocolate over the top made it PERFECT. 🙂

Low Carb Cheesecake

I actually just finished off that cheesecake for breakfast this morning. 🙂

Speaking of breakfast, Aaron brought me some farm fresh eggs this week! I love those. They are SO rich compared to store bought eggs!

Keto Breakfast - with Farm Fresh Eggs

I used them to make rich cheesy eggs, scrambled in real butter with colby jack cheese – with 4 small strawberries and 18 grams of blueberries on the side:

Healthy Low Carb Breafkast - Farm Fresh Eggs and Berries

Ooh – and I also found this messy piece of deliciously creamy low carb candy in my freezer, and ate that. 🙂

It’s a Dark Chocolate ChocoZero Dipping Cup with a TBSP of Almond Butter. I made it on my trip last weekend so it traveled all the way back to middle TN from Asheville NC, and melted and then froze again – but it was still delicious!!:)

Low Carb Almond Butter Candy

Check out ALL of my healthy low carb candy creations. 🙂 I love these!!

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Another new thing I tried this week are the Low Carb Crepes from Know Foods.

They are darker than the wraps, and have a slight cocoa taste to them (just barely). They’re delicate – but delicious!

I stuffed the crepes with cream cheese and strawberries, fried them in real butter, and topped them with blueberries then added a drizzle of ChocZero White Chocolate using one of the dipping cups:

Low Carb Crepes - Stuffed with Cream Cheese and Strawberries, topped with Blueberries and Sugar Free White Chocolate Drizzle

You can also make low carb crepes out of cream cheese & eggs. See my Low Carb Blueberry Crepes Recipe here.

Coming in January 2018: NEW Nush Foods Low Carb Cakes!

Nush Foods is coming out with brand new flavors of their Organic, Gluten Free Low Carb Cakes which are supposed to be available in January 2018. 🙂

I’m on the R&D Taste Panel for NUSH, so I got to try the new flavors this week, including: blueberry, peanut butter, pineapple mango and cranberry almond cakes.

The most exciting part: they have them down to zero net carbs! 🙂

New Flavors Coming January 2018 - NUSH Foods Organic, Gluten Free Low Carb Cakes

Aaron and I made a meal out of the taste-testing, topping the new cakes with pats of butter while we filled out the Taste Panel forms. 🙂 Yum!

 

I’m glad things are finally slowing down a little. I actually sat down last night and made out a grocery list. 🙂 It would be GREAT to get some low carb staples in the house for simple meals – but it’s been nice to have some easy things on hand this week!

I enjoyed taste-testing some new low carb foods too. 🙂

My biggest goal right now is to get back to my workouts – and my hikes. I miss them both, and really miss feeling strong and lean! Muscle tone and core strength feels SOOOO good. So that’s my motivation, and my priority at the moment. 😉

How are things going with you?

I would love to hear any challenges your facing, favorite low carb foods or meals you’ve discovered, any questions you have – and just how you’re doing even!

Leave a comment & let’s chat.;)

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

p.s. Go to the ChocoZero Product Page and use code TravelingLowCarb for a special discount on ANY of their amazing products. 🙂 Enjoy!

The KNOW Foods coupon code is IKNOWBETTER for 20% off and Free Shipping on orders $50+ (which comes out to a free box of cookies!).

Our discount code for the Pili Nuts is: LOWCARBTRAVELER

 

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12 Responses to Low Carb Cheesecake, Restaurant Meals, Delivery & Convenience Foods (Ideas!)

  1. Andrea says:

    I love getting your reviews! Going to bake the gooddees brownie tonight! I just tried the chocolate chocolate chip know cookie – it was REALLY coconuty in texture which was not my thing. 🙁
    Are all the know products the same in texture?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Andrea 🙂 Did you make your low carb brownies with the walnuts or pecans & peanut butter? That’s my favorite! Here’s my recipe for them: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/13196/low-carb-brownies/

      Most of the Know Foods products list coconut as one of the main ingredients. They make all of their products with real foods. I don’t think I taste or “feel” any coconut in the wraps or crepes at all though. Definitely in the bars & cookies. You can check the ingredients on the wraps and crepes here: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/know The “Thins” (low carb carckers) are great! A nice crisp crunch and great texture. 🙂

      • Andrea says:

        I made the brownies “straight” the first time. They were good! I think peanut butter or even a cream cheese swirl sound good for next time. My husband would like them with pecans.
        We will check out the thins next. I’m such a texture girl, I have divided plates.
        BTW, I used carb quick to make some sausage balls and they were super!

  2. CHeryl says:

    HI Lynn,

    How can I get the recipe for the Nougat cheesecake? I tried their site but it was not posted there.

  3. Michaela says:

    Oh how I used to envy all of you being able to get the keto krate…we can’t get it here in Germany. However, there is an alternative now!!!! We can get the keto box 🙂
    I am thrilled to bits!!!
    Just thought I’d share… Of course I subscribed 😉

  4. Mariy-Anne Bush says:

    First of all, I am in love with KNOW CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES! Don’t even need a 1/4 of a cookie to take care of my chocolate cravings! However, although I also like the croutons, I’m still not sure about the wraps. Don’t like the consistency. Even after putting in the toaster oven! Can you give any suggestions?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I put mine in the oven with a serving (28 grams) of shredded cheddar and bake at 350 until the cheese is all melted. That firms them up nicely. Plus a cheddar lined wrap is delicious!! 🙂

  5. Wendy says:

    the Know Foods coupon code isn’t working – i’m only seeing a “gift card” place for a code and it says it’s invalid. Did it already expire?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Wendy 🙂

      The coupon code for Know Foods is: IKNOWBETTER that will get you 20% off and free shipping on orders $50+. If your order total was under that, that’s why it didn’t work. 😉

      On a $50 order, 20% off = $10, which is basically a free item!:)

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