Simple Low Carb Meals & Snacks


 

The last food journal I shared with you was on Saturday, so I thought I’d share a “photo tour” of my low carb meals & snacks over the last couple of days.

People ask me for meal plans, or at least for some typical daily meals to get an idea what to eat. I’m probably not the best person to ask, lol. I rarely cook, enjoy a lot of restaurants and take-out, and otherwise eat super simple. 😉

That said, I can definitely give you some very easy low carb food ideas, from quick snacks to easy meals – which can really come in handy when you need to grab something on the go, or just don’t have anything prepared!

For example, this morning I looked in the refrigerator for all of about 20 seconds, pulled out a few items, and made this for breakfast in under a minute:

low carb wraps

myfitnesspal breakfast macros

What you see above is the “macros” – the nutrition facts for that meal. And of course, exactly what I had. It was 2 net carbs, total. That chart is set up through MyFitnessPal using this hack to calculate net carbs and fat/protein ratios.

All I did was warm them up in the microwave. I had that same meal for lunch too. Easy is good. 😀 I often eat the same things over and over, and fortunately don’t get bored with them. It was a “no cook” meal since the bacon was leftover from the night before.

Wait! 😯 Leftover Bacon?! Yes, lol – there IS such a thing. But only when you cook way more than you need for just that purpose, which is exactly what I did the night before when I had bacon & eggs before bed. I find it makes the next day so much easier if you prepare extra, then have leftovers on hand to work with.

I had a light snack in between the two identical meals today: pecan halves dipped in a Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss Wedge (those are SOOOO good!!):

pecans are a great low carb snack

low carb snack macros

Pecan halves are great because they are VERY high fat, low carb.

Here’s what I had on Sunday:

Sunday's low carb meals

That chart doesn’t include my coffee and cream, or a couple of pieces of low carb peanut butter fudge, so I was actually closer to 20 net carbs that day. Breakfast was eggs fried with ham & cheese, lunch was two turkey / cheese / pickle rollups, and dinner was take-out from Captain D’s seafood restaurant (see carb count above):

Captain D's Low Carb Dinner

Sorry for the bad picture. It was late, dark, and I was eating take-out in my PJ’s in my car. I was having a bad day. 😛 lol…

On Monday I had an appointment and had to rush out the door, so I rolled up some chicken & cheese slices and ate that on the way. Then I stopped for lunch after, and ordered a HUGE plate of Philadelphia Chicken (topped with mozzarella & mushrooms) and roasted vegetables:

low carb restaurant meal

I had half of that for lunch, and the other half for dinner. Then later (late, late) that night I had some bacon & eggs too. 😉 I hope that gives you a few EASY low carb meal ideas! I had a home cooked meal tonight, but it’s late and I’m wiped out… so I’ll share that with you in the next post… *cheers*

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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8 Responses to Simple Low Carb Meals & Snacks

  1. Daphne says:

    Thanks for sharing your meals for a day. This was really helpful. I never would have thought I could get something low carb at Captain D’s. I also love the pecan and laughing cow cheese snack idea!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I’m really glad to hear that, Daphne! 😀 Captain D’s has A LOT of great new menu items, including steamed broccoli, grilled salmon and lots more. And yes, the pecans are my go-to snack. 😉 As you can see from the macros below the photo, they are very high in healthy fat.

  2. Pam Hoffman says:

    When you compare this to the traditional low fat diets, it’s a no-brainer if you ask me on which one is more satisfying!! I’m all in until I reach my goal!! (7 pounds down, 23 to go)
    Pam

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Congrats on the 7 pounds lost, Pam! You said you were all in until you reach your goal – what is your plan after that? Personally, I gain weight like crazy if I stop eating low carb, so I don’t intend to. I know some people do “phases” though – is that your plan?

  3. Joella says:

    Are you still actively losing weight or trying to?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I am, Joella. 😀 I got really close to my goal weight early on, but then got sick and was put on hormone therapy – ultimately ending in an emergency hysterectomy. It didn’t go well. I was on bed rest for 9 weeks and down for about 5 months. Ugh!

      Anyway, that derailed me quite a bit, just from the hormone issues alone, making it harder to maintain my weight, much less lose any at all. After several very long stalls, and a bit of on/off (ack!), I am finally back to consistently losing weight again. 😀

  4. Roxanne H says:

    Thank you for sharing. This is very informative and I know that I am on the right track except that I eat close to 60 net carbs per day and trying to get down to at least half of that by next month. Getting ready for bikini season.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      That bikini season is sneaking up on us FAST! 😉

      Just eating “low carb” like you’re doing will definitely help – especially if it’s a dramatic diet change for you. But if you go ahead down to 20 net carbs a day or less, with plenty of healthy fats (avocado, pecans, salmon, etc) you’ll enjoy all the benefits of a ketogenic low carb diet – including faster weight loss. 😀

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