In my post on Low Carb Cooking For One yesterday, I mentioned that it’s been a boring food week. It’s definitely time for a trip to the grocery store to stock up on some more good low carb foods & snacks!
I’m craving a little variety. 😛
I’m struggling with the exercise, by the way. It’s been a big challenge to get into a routine, but I’m still pushing myself on it. More on that in another post…
Not having a good variety of low carb foods in the house, I got take-out a little more than usual this week. And otherwise just ate what I had on hand, which wasn’t much -lol. I think twice this week I had Classic Bone-in Mild Wings from Applebees, with Bleu Cheese Dressing.
Not so bad at only 6 net carbs, and definitely better than the Boneless Wings which are 58 net carbs.
Wings are definitely one of my “comfort foods” and I haven’t been at all unhappy with the switch from boneless. A little more messy, but that just means a little more fun in my book. 😀
On Monday I ordered myself a half dozen giant sugar-free chocolate covered strawberries from Shari’s Berries. Those arrived on Tuesday, and I’ve eaten four of them this week.
What a treat! It’s not something I would normally buy except as a gift, because they’re pricey. But I’ve been a customer for years, and just wanted to try their Sugar Free products to check them out for myself -to see if they’re as gift-worthy as their “with sugar” version. 😉
I had eggs for breakfast a couple times this week. Boring, plain scrambled eggs with cheese. It’s a quick easy meal, with easy clean-up, and I just didn’t have the time or interest this past week to get all jazzy in the kitchen.
This morning I’m snacking on Deluxe Mixed Nuts (2 net carbs per serving) and string cheese. Even easier, and NO mess in the kitchen. LOL.
Speaking of string cheese and bleu cheese, one of my easy low carb lunches was smoked sausage fried up in the skillet – dipped in my leftover dressing (from the wings) with a string cheese on the side.
I also made up a batch of my low carb cookie recipe and a batch of of the base for my low carb bread recipes. The dough keeps well in the refrigerator, so that made it easy to cook up just enough for myself anytime I wanted them.
If I make the base recipe for the cookies I can eat them plain, add sugar free preserves (I call them PB&J cookies), or even add chocolate chips if I have a sweet craving. Sometimes I make the low carb bread plain and add sandwich/pizza toppings, or stir in chopped ham & cheese (or spinach, etc) before I bake them.
On Monday night I had a big take-out salad topped with boiled eggs, grilled chicken, cucumbers & tomatoes, cheese etc. It’s a huge meal and one of my favorite take-out orders. 🙂
Another treat I enjoyed this week was a small chili from Wendy’s (15 net carbs). Topped with shredded cheese and “a dollup of Daisy” of course!
I’m on the hunt for a good (easy) low carb chili recipe, by the way. Now that the weather is cooling off, that’s sounding really good!
If you know of a great recipe (an easy one, remember! lol), be sure to share it in the comment section below. Thanks!
Yesterday I had 2 scrambled eggs for breakfast (again…) but then I had a fabulous lunch. We met some friends at O’Charley’s and I had my favorite from their menu – Cedar Plank Salmon with “loaded broccoli”:
All in all, I ate pretty good this week. Carb-wise I mean. Even if it was just take-out or whipping up easy stuff. But I did mention “cheats”, didn’t I? 🙂 Which brings us to dinner last night…
Dwaine and I went to a wedding late yesterday afternoon. It was a bit chilly for an outdoor wedding (we’ve had a cold front move through middle TN), but an absolutely *beautiful* event. And dinner was no exception.
They served Roasted Guinea stuffed with artichoke over mashed potatoes, with green beans and roasted tomatoes on the side – and a roll.
(I’d never had Guinea before, but it looked and tasted like chicken – with a lot less bones).
I took a few bites of the roll, and I even ate a few bites of the mashed potatoes. Neither really appealed to me, so I didn’t finish them – but for some reason I was tempted to at least try them.
I doubt those few bites blew my carb count for the day *that* bad… but the real cheat came after dinner -lol. Yes, I had a slice of the wedding cake! Not a traditional dry white cake, but a moist beautiful yellow cake with chocolate frosting. 😀 YUM.
The good news is, I REALLY enjoyed it – which is a rule for any indulgence in my book. 😉
I’m off to the grocery store to stock up on some better low carb options for the week ahead, and yes – I’m getting my walk in today! What about you, what did you munch on this week and how are you doing with your exercise goals??