Join us for the Fall 2016 Low Carb Challenge!
All made into super easy low carb meals, of course. 🙂
I tend to eat very simple. There are tons of great low carb recipes online, but I find it harder to track servings of recipes – and of course more expensive and messier in the kitchen. 😛 lol.
Easy is GOOD!
I also like to eat as few foods together as possible, keeping my food combinations to a minimum. You’ll notice I often just have 3 or 4 foods max on a plate. I call that “3IMAX” and you can read more about it here: 3 Ingredients Rule.
Here’s what I ate yesterday, along with my MyFitnessPal food diary, to give you some meal ideas and see how I track things.
Friday’s Low Carb Meals
I started the day with my favorite low carb breakfast: 1/2 cup crushed pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries and 1/8 cup (17.5 grams) of blueberries = 6 net carbs and 85% healthy fat.
For lunch I cooked up a BIG skillet of sausage & spinach, then fried two eggs on top of 1/4 of it (I put the other 3 portions away to eat on the rest of the weekend).
I love to get spinach in any way I can. 🙂
Sausage and spinach are delicious together!
You can add an ounce or two of cream cheese to make it creamy, and that’s also great for making stuffed mushrooms or stuffed squash.
I used Tennessee Pride pork sausage – but you can use any ground meat. I keep frozen spinach on hand too. My favorite is Pictsweet cut leaf spinach that steams right in the bag. It makes a great side dish, or you can put it in hamburger steaks or something like this low carb oven stew.
I steamed the spinach first and drained the water. I cooked the sausage in a skillet, and about halfway through added the spinach and finished cooking the sausage.
Once the sausage was done, I took out the 3 extra servings and put that away – then fried two eggs on a serving of the sausage & spinach. It reminds of making fried eggs on corned beef hash. 🙂 Yum!
It was DELICIOUS of course! 🙂
You could easily add chopped onions and peppers, or whatever else you might prefer to “dress it up” a bit. Like I said earlier, I eat pretty simple and plain.
That was a HUGE plate of food and very filling, and it was a later lunch… so I didn’t really feel like another BIG meal at dinner.
When I got hungry again last night I just grabbed something simple.
It’s 1 ounce of Philadelphia cream cheese, 1 ounce (28 grams) of Blue Diamond almonds and 1/8 cup frozen raspberries – all thawed out & juicy.
That was delicious together! It’s a favorite. 🙂 And at 5 net carbs and 280 calories, it totally satisfied me. I didn’t have much of an appetite last night.
Why bother with complicated recipes when you can just throw it all on a plate and enjoy “real food” as it is? It’s beautiful and yummy!
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Friday:
Net Carbs: 21
Total Carbs: 34
Protein: 64 Grams
80% Fat, 15% Protein
Water: 56 ounces
I just tracked my package… and my August Keto Krate will arrive TODAY! 🙂
I’m so excited, lol. I know there are low carb brownies in the box, and some other cool low carb products. I cannot wait to try the brownies!!
You can see what’s in the August box here. They are shipping daily right now, so if you sign up you’ll get the August box too (until they run out). 😉
That perked me up. I’ve been kinda “blah” this week. Tired, busy with work, dealing with paperwork hassles, etc. I’m SO glad it’s the weekend. 🙂 My weekends are calm and quiet (the opposite of some of you, I know!) so it’s nice to slow down the pace.
We’re expecting storms & rain here in Tennessee too, so I may grab my rainboots and romp in the rain a bit with my great dane. 🙂 It’s been entirely too hot to walk him lately, especially with our humidity, and I miss getting out for playtime with Slim!
How are things going for you?
It’s day 6 today. How are you doing so far?
What meals do you have planned for the weekend?
I think I’m going to make veggies in Alfredo broth to go with my pork chops…
Leave a comment and let’s talk!
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