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I can be VERY lazy in the kitchen. I just want to grab something to eat and get on with my day, without having to do a lot of prep or make a big mess. 😛
Yesterday’s low carb meals are a prime example of that, lol. Fortunately I had a couple of interesting things on hand that made for easy meals.
I was also kind of tired and blah yesterday, and busy with work, so it wasn’t total laziness. 🙂
Here’s what I ate yesterday, along with my MyFitnessPal food diary, to give you some meal ideas and see how I track things.
Thursday’s Low Carb Meals
My day started off realizing I didn’t have enough pecans left to make my favorite breakfast. 😯 I decided to add in some Coconut Chips, but I had to try them first to see how they tasted.
I found these Made In Nature Coconut Chips at my local Wal-Mart in the produce section. They also have them on the VitaCost website if you shop there.
They are 5 and 6 net carbs for 1/2 cup serving. Both flavors are really good!
I added the Italian Espresso flavor to my usual “Low Carb Cereal”, but just 1/2 a serving (1/4 cup) because I still had a serving of pecans left.
The coconut chips added a VERY nice tasty crunch!! 🙂
My bowl had 1/4 cup crushed pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries & 1/4 cup coconut chips = 6.5 net carbs and 80% healthy fats.
At lunch, blah – what to make?! 😛 I had 1.38 ounces of the Chef’s Cut Buffalo Chicken Jerky left, and I LOVE that dipped in ranch! I got that in my July Keto Krate by the way. You can see what’s in the August box. 🙂
That wasn’t enough for lunch, so I scrambled up 3 eggs to go with it.
Easy and delicious! 🙂
Dinner is where it got sketchy. 😛
I was tired, and I was already at 20 net carbs for the day. I didn’t feel like going out for a zero carb lettuce burger… Hmm. This is what I grabbed:
I still don’t know how I feel about pork skins, lol. I’ve eaten them maybe 3 times in my life before last night. I decided to toast them with butter & cinnamon and a dash of Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup. They remind me of “cinnamon twists” this way – sorta salty & sweet though.
I put them on foil and rolled up the edges a bit, added the whole 3.25 ounce bag of pork skins and sprinkled cinnamon over them all.
Then I melted 4 TBSP of real butter and stirred in a TBSP of the sugar free vanilla to the melted butter, and poured that over the pork skins. I baked them at 350 and just shook them around a bit until hot & coated.
I took the whole plate (foil bowl and all, lol) to bed and watched a movie. 🙂
Truth: I felt sick after that. 😛 LOL…
I also had HALF CUP (yay! lol) of the Halo Top Creamery Mint Chip low carb ice cream yesterday – sometime in the middle of the afternoon. That makes such a nice treat, IF you can limit yourself to the half cup serving. 😉
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Thursday:
Macronutrients: Simple Explanation Of Low Carb Macros
How To Get A Net Carbs Column in MyFitnessPal
Net Carbs: 21
Total Carbs: 32
Protein: 108 Grams
71% Fat, 25% Protein
Water: 40 ounces
I was relieved to stay around 20 net carbs and meet my macros yesterday. The coconut chips are higher in carbs, so like the ice cream you REALLY have to watch your servings. It’s nice to mix things up a little though.
And blech – I’m over the pork skins again for awhile, lol. They were great of course, I like the “sweet ‘n salty” like that, but I can only eat those once in a blue moon. And not THAT many! haha
I went to the store this morning and got sausage, pork chops, spinach, more eggs, PECANS 🙂 and a few other staples… so I’m good for healthy low carb meals through the weekend.
How are things going for you?
It’s day 5 today. How are you doing so far? 🙂
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