Low Carb Foods: Keeping It Simple!


Keto SnacksRemember a few weeks ago when I mentioned that I’ll be featured in an August issue of Woman’s World Magazine?

That will be on shelves next week! πŸ™‚

I won’t be on the front cover, but it’s the August 28th issue – and it has lots of carbs on the front cover (lol). It DOES say “Fast-Food Atkins” in big bold letters on the cover though, so look for that.;)

I know you can get the Kindle edition of Woman’s World Magazine (online version) free for 30 days, and you can read that on any computer or device.

Anyway, here are my low carb meals for the last two days – complete with my MyFitnessPal diaries so you can see how I logged those meals.

I had easy low carb breakfasts at home, a fast food low carb meal… and a low carb date at a really cool place with a delicious meal!

My Low Carb Meals on Wednesday

I had my favorite healthy breakfast: pecans, cottage cheese and strawberries. πŸ™‚

I had a little more than usual, 5 strawberries instead of 4, and 75 grams of pecan pieces instead of 60 grams, but the same 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese.

It came to 6 net carbs and 86% healthy fat.

LCHF, Gluten Free Low Carb Cereal Option

It was a busy workday, so I snacked around throughout the afternoon – on low carb blondies and low carb brownies Aaron baked the other night. πŸ™‚

Here’s the recipe for my Low Carb Cream Cheese Pecan Blondies.

Low Carb Sweets

I had half a brownie too – we made a double batch, with walnuts this time instead of pecans, and they’re so thicky & fudgy! πŸ™‚

Here’s the original Low Carb Brownie Recipe.

Low Carb Fudge Brownies

For dinner I grabbed a Low Carb Thickburger from Hardee’s while I was out running errands. It’s the Frisco Burger and I simply said “Make it low carb, please” (which means: lettuce wrap instead of bun).

Low Carb Style Bacon Cheeseburger in Lettuce Wrap

Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Wednesday:

MyFitnessPal Net Carbs Food Diary


My Low Carb Meals on Thursday

On Thursday morning I made eggs for breakfast: 4 eggs scrambled in real butter with colby jack cheese.

LCHF Scrambled Eggs using Real Butter and Real Cheese

People always ask me how I make my eggs…

I melt a full TBSP of real butter in a nonstick skillet (on medium, “5” on my stove). I crack the eggs into the melted butter and scramble them in the skillet.

As they are cooking, I add cheese I cubed up off the block. I use colby jack cheese, about half ounce per egg – for very cheesy eggs. πŸ™‚ I chop up the cheese in advance of course. Then just finish scrambling nonstop until done. Easy!

How To Make The Best Scrambled Eggs

I couldn’t eat the whole plate of eggs for breakfast, so I had maybe 2/3 of that plate – and finished the rest around lunchtime after some consulting work.

Then Aaron took me out to dinner. πŸ™‚

We went to a new place called Smooth Rapids that has a deck overlooking the river, and a very health conscious owner! Not only do they offer lettuce wraps for any of their sandwiches, they also had vegan options on the menu.

Low Carb Menu Options

It wasn’t on the menu at all (or ANY salad for that matter) but I asked- and they DID have a “side salad” option to sub for the usual pub sides. And it was amazingly delicious!! πŸ™‚

LCHF Side Salad at a Pub Restaurant

I got that on the side with a big juicy hamburger steak topped with sauteed mushrooms & onions:

Low Carb Hamburger Steak

Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Thursday:

MyFitnessPal LCHF Food Diary with Net Carbs Column

Net Carbs: 16
Total Carbs: 19
Calories: 1372
Protein: 102 grams
63% Fat / 32% Protein
Water: 48 ounces

The Free Plugin I Use to Get Net Carbs in MyFitnessPal

LCHF Macros: A Simple Explanation & Illustration

As you can see, I’m keeping it simple as usual. πŸ™‚

I really enjoyed the new restaurant, and especially that the side salad had fresh spinach & spring greens – instead of iceberg lettuce, which basically has no nutritional value at all. I was impressed with my low carb meal there!

I have rarely ever had a problem eating out and keeping it low carb…

How are things going with you?

I would LOVE to hear how things are going with your low carb journey!

Leave a comment & let’s chat.;)

Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

p.s. The August Keto Krate box is shipping out NOW. πŸ™‚


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24 Responses to Low Carb Foods: Keeping It Simple!

  1. Teresa says:

    What is the coffee mate creamer for that is mentioned . Might be a stupid question, but what are you doing with it.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      No, it’s a great question Teresa! I use one TBSP per mug of coffee, and I just drink *that* much coffee. πŸ˜‰ lol

      It’s very creamy and the hazelnut is delicious. The powdered has less carbs than the liquid, and it’s creamier and takes less to make your coffee great. Plus it’s portable – I can take it with me on road trips. πŸ™‚

  2. Gail Harris says:

    I noticed that your calorie goal on the two days were different – 1288 and 1200 cal.
    Mine stays the same each day, is it supposed to change?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Gail,

      Great question! My “goals” don’t stick, so I just ignore them. I don’t actually count calories anyway. I notice all of my goals seem to change on their own sometimes. But that may have been because I have my Fitbit connected to MyFitnessPal so it’s counting for exercise. I just ignore those goals because they are more low fat / low calorie based. πŸ˜‰

  3. Pam S says:

    I recently had a fasting glucose test(I am NOT low carb yet) and it was 64 which I realize is low and I have a Dr appointment next month. I am wondering if Low Carb/Keto lifestyle is appropriate for someone like myself. Mine has never been low before, it’s usually in the 80’s and 90’s when fasting. I will ask my Dr but just would love some input if you have a chance. Thanks so much. I am 62 if that makes any difference and need to lose about 50 lbs.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Pam,

      I honestly don’t know the answer to your question, and have never done fasting, but a healthy ketogenic low carb diet IS a great way to regular your blood sugar levels AND to lose weight. πŸ˜‰

      • Pam S says:

        Thank you for your great input Lynn. Much appreciated.This hypoglycemia just came out of the blue since I am not diabetic or even pre diabetic.

        • Lynn Terry says:

          Is this the first time you’ve tested, and tested low, and how do you normally test – when not fasting? Have you read up on what causes that, or something called “reactive hypoglycemia”?

          • Pam S says:

            This is the first time I’ve tested low when fasting. I have it done quite often at a store that offers free testing as well as at my Dr.Honestly, I have never been tested when not fasting. They always tell me not to eat when I have it done. Fasting always tests in the 80’s and as high as about 100.I’m trying to read up and some articles I have read indicate it could be related to the pancreas which I admit scares me.

  4. Pam S says:

    I mean is scares me since it appears to have come on suddenly.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I’m really glad you have an appointment with your doctor. πŸ™‚ I wouldn’t worry too much about it until then. Simply eat healthy and make note of any symptoms you notice, but don’t let it keep you in a state of stress – because that can cause problems as well. Maybe you can get in to see your doctor sooner if you DO have symptoms.

  5. Pam S says:

    Thank you Lynn, I so appreciate you taking the time for me to help me with this. I can plan to let you know how my appointment goes and a million thanks yous again.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Please do let me know how it goes and what they say. I’d be really interested to hear what they think caused it, and if it was just a fluke or one-off thing – or what kind of testing they decide to do.

  6. Pam S says:

    Will do! I’ll be happy to share what they tell me. I hope they can do the tests they need to do(if any) as an outpatient because I am the sole caregiver for my 93 year old Mom .

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I hope so as well. I was the sole caregiver for my grandmother when I moved here, she was that same age, so I know just how much of you that requires. Here’s hoping it is all well, and you get a good report! *cheers*

  7. Barbara keeler says:

    I was getting your meal plans and diary via email. I’m still signed up but not getting any more. What happened

  8. Cathy says:

    Hi Lynn,
    Just a though….do you drink bullet proof coffee at all???

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Cathy πŸ™‚

      I have tried it a few times, but no – I don’t. I already get 70-80% fat or more in my daily macros. Honestly at this point I’d love to “go black” or pare down to a mug or two a day, so that’s my next goal I think.

      I do have some different coffee options I want to test though, that I have gotten through recently Keto Krate & The Keto Box boxes. So maybe I’ll find something I enjoy really well!

      Why do you ask?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I thought I saw another reply from you, Cathy – but I lost it! It said something about not eating breakfast?

      That’s totally fine. I normally just have coffee in the morning, and it’s at least a couple hours before I eat breakfast. If you don’t feel hungry in the morning you don’t *have* to eat. Just listen to your body and eat when you’re hungry!

  9. Cathy says:

    Thanks, Lynn.

  10. Patricia Cunningham says:

    Thank you Lynn for your quick reply to my starting this healthy eating plan.

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