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I had three good low carb meals yesterday, all super easy, plus my low carb brownies of course. 🙂
This is my food diary for yesterday, along with my MyFitnessPal food diary so you can see how I logged my meals – and how my macros turned out.
I tried something new too that I’ll share with you. I discovered it in my Low Carb Challenge Group and wanted to try it. It looked really good!
In the most perfect timing, right after I heard about this product in a group discussion, Netrition emailed me and asked if they could send me something new to try and share with you. They said my meals are getting WAY too boring lately and I need to mix it up. LOL, I’m kidding. 🙂
I actually got a VERY nice note from Kathy who said they follow us here and around the web and LOVE what we’re doing and achieving together! She also said she enjoys my “low carb cereal” breakfast. 🙂 How cool is that?!
I’m a BIG fan and a long-time customer at Netrition. It’s my go-to source for low carb stuff. I’m also an affiliate, so I can see what other people here order in my commission reports. Here’s a great list of low carb foods at Netrition for example.
All of the products I use & recommend to you here, I’ve ordered myself – but Kathy offered to send me something NEW for free if I would try it out and share it with you. I said SURE! 🙂 And of course I told her I had my eye on the Sugar-Free Nut & Flax Granola by Sensato that I heard someone else raving about.
It comes in 3 different flavors (cherry, cranberry & cinnamon), it’s only 2 net carbs per serving, it’s sugar free and has no sugar alcohols. I told her I would prefer Cranberry or Cinnamon… and she sent me both! 🙂
“Sensato Sugar Free Nut and Flax Granola is high in fiber, low in carbs and a good source of protein. It’s perfect for a quick crunchy snack or as a cereal. Try sprinkling it over yogurt. It’s so good you won’t believe it’s sugar free!” –source
Spoiler: I love both flavors! 🙂 But I did NOT love them the way I tried it first…
Friday’s Low Carb Meals
I couldn’t wait to try the low carb granola, so I decided to have it for breakfast Friday morning in my “Low Carb Cereal” in place of my usual 1/2 cup of pecans. A serving is 1/2 cup (42 grams) and only 2 net carbs, so I measured out one serving.
That’s my favorite Ozeri Kitchen Scale – small, inexpensive & convenient!
My “cereal” which usually has pecans had: 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries, 1/8 cup (17.5 grams) of hand-picked blueberries, and 1/2 cup of the new Cinnamon Nut & Flax Granola.
I did not like it that way. 😛 Maybe I just love my pecans in the cereal. Maybe it was because the texture was different. Maybe it’s because the slight sweetness of the granola mix took away from the delicious natural sweetness of the berries.
Whatever the case… I will not be using it in my cereal again, lol.
I do love it by itself though! It will make a great “trail mix” in a bag with almonds, walnuts, pecans, dried blueberries, etc for when I’m hiking or camping – or just want a DELICIOUS healthy low carb snack. 🙂
I’m also going to use it to make a low carb berry cobbler, so stay tuned for that!
For lunch I just made an easy meal of 3 eggs scrambled with colby jack cheese in real butter. That came to 1.2 carbs, because eggs are .4 carbs each. I used real cheese off the block (zero carbs).
For dinner I wanted something quick & easy again. That’s typical of me. 🙂 lol…
I had a Kentucky Legend center cut pork chop (they’re pre-cooked and come 2 to a package) and some leftover broccoli in the fridge. I threw them both in a skillet together – with a TBSP of real butter melted in the skillet first.
The pork chop only takes about 8 minutes to “cook” on both sides. I cooked it a little longer and browned the broccoli up real nice. 🙂 That was a DELICIOUS low carb meal!
I baked the Low Carb Peanut Butter Pecan Brownies last night too, and had HALF a brownie before I went to bed. That’s serious self control. 🙂 haha.
The brownies were WAY better than I expected them to be. I ate two for breakfast this morning, and I’ll probably have one or two later tonight. 🙂 Yum! I think the brownie mix is sold out right now, by the way. I can’t wait until she restocks!!
I also had SIX large mugs of coffee with Sugar Free Hazelnut Powdered Creamer…
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Friday:
Net Carbs: 17
Total Carbs: 40
Protein: 91 Grams
67% Fat, 28% Protein
Water: 48 ounces
You’ll notice my carb count was the same for my low carb cereal (6 net carbs) but the calorie count was WAY lower with the granola in place of my usual pecans. That’s great if you’re watching calories too. It also meant it was less filling of a breakfast, and didn’t hold me over as long though.
Have you ever tried the Sugar-Free Nut & Flax Granola by Sensato? Or what are YOUR favorite low carb products from Netrition? The low carb breads & bagels are still my top favorite, with the sugar free bbq sauce pulling a close second for me!
I’m still 139.6 pounds. I’m eating super good this weekend and hoping for a good weigh-in on Monday for our challenge.:) I have worked SO hard to get the weight off and to get in shape this year, and it feels SO good to be this close to my goal!!
I’m off to get in a good workout on my new pull-up bar…
How are things going for you?
It’s day 13 of the 90 Day Challenge. 🙂 How are you doing with your low carb meals & macro tracking? Any questions or struggles? I would love to hear your results so far.
Reminder: We weigh in again on Monday morning:)
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