The other day I mentioned going back to my low carb daily journal, and back to keeping my net carbs under 20 a day.
I’d had a few too many “splurges”, and the scales were fluctuating a couple pounds higher than usual.
I was able to keep it below 20 net carbs yesterday easily, so I thought I’d share those low carb meals with you. As I’ve mentioned before, when I am home I like to keep it simple. I spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. 😉
The scales are already moving, by the way.
It’s amazing how fast the low carb diet works – when you actually stick to it (lol)…
I started my day with 3 eggs scrambled with spinach & colby jack cheese. I should stop and tell you that I don’t think I have ever (willingly) eaten spinach before in my life – until recently.
Spinach is a new craving for me. My tastebuds have been completely changing since I started eating low carb. Now I crave it, and especially like it with cheeses.
Breakfast was 3 eggs in a buttered skillet, a few forkfulls of frozen spinach that was cooked in the microwave, and a generous handful of shredded colby jack cheese.
The entire meal took 5-6 minutes, and was at most 3 net carbs:
Lunch was another quick meal.
Less than 5 minutes in the kitchen – which are the kind of low carb meals I really like 😉
I took pre-cooked fajita meat (chicken) and just microwaved it until it was hot.
I also warmed the low carb tortilla. Add sour cream & shredded cheese, wrap it up – and call it lunch!
I get the tortillas at the local grocery store (Kroger or Wal-Mart) near the cheese in the dairy section. The first low carb tortillas I bought were only 1 net carb. I haven’t been able to find those again. These are larger, and 5 net carbs each.
I enjoyed it so much, and still had about half a package of the chicken strips left, so I decided to have it for dinner as well. This time I pan fried the chicken with a little soy sauce (hot & fast – just to heat it), then added leftover caesar salad:
For dessert last night I had THREE low carb brownies. 😀
That is my LOWEST weigh-in to date! And after the scales fluctuating and/or standing still on me for over a week now – it was real nice to see them move again. 😉
I just wanted to share some quick & easy options because contrary to popular belief, low carb meals don’t have to take hours – or require complicated recipes and weird food replacements…