What Do Your Low Carb Meals Look Like?


 

Keto DeliveryI’ve had a nice assortment of meat, veggies, nuts, berries, etc over the last couple of days.

I’m curious though, how your low carb meals compare to mine?

I always find it interesting that some people comment “they could never eat all that” and others ask how I don’t starve to death on my portions. 😛

That’s on my social shares of my meals on Facebook and Instagram mostly.

Some people freak out over the calories too, although I’ve never had to watch calories. Interestingly my calories have been lower than usual lately (due to my lack of appetite) – but that hasn’t helped with weight loss.

My weight isn’t budging at all this week because I don’t feel great. I find that to be common for me though, not losing weight when I don’t feel well.

I realize too that most people cook way more than I do. I’ve noticed I tend to eat better (and eat more, even) when I’m eating with others. I always try to make the best choices I can though – especially since I feel so “publicly accountable” to you here. 😉

Anyway, I always share my meals with you… so I’d be curious to hear what YOUR low carb meals look like most days!

Here’s what I’ve been eating the last couple of days, for example:

Wednesday’s Low Carb Meals

After making the low carb sausage biscuits on Monday I had half a tube of sausage left – so I made sausage and 3 fried eggs for breakfast on Wednesday morning. I just fried the eggs in the sausage grease.

Very Low Carb Breakfast - Sausage and Fried Eggs

That was a late breakfast, and then I had a late lunch – which was delivery from a little local place. I got a big hamburger steak with sauteed veggies. It comes with carrots too but I pick those out.

Low Carb Restaurant Delivery

I ate most of that, but then finished the rest later that night along with the side salad that also came with it. I asked for no croutons, so just romaine & mozzarella with ranch dressing (plus my meat & veggie leftovers).

Low Carb Take-Out Sides

I ended up slightly off my usual macros of 25% protein max and 70% fat minimum, but not my much. 😉

Wednesday’s MyFitnessPal Diary & Macros

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary with Net Carbs

16 net carbs, 1431 calories, 66% fat

 

Thursday’s Low Carb Meals

On Thursday I had my favorite healthy low carb breakfast. It’s 1/2 cup pecan pieces, 1/4 cup Daisy Brand cottage cheese and 4 small diced strawberries.

Except this time I added an extra serving of pecans to it because I knew lunch would be later in the day.

Low Carb Cereal Breakfast Bowl

I met Aaron at O’Charley’s for a late lunch together and enjoyed a fabulous pork chop! I ordered it without the glaze, with “loaded broccoli” and asparagus:

Low Carb Meal at O'Charley's Restaurant

That was absolutely delicious, and the pork chop was HUGE! I know you can’t tell it in the picture, but it was thick and delicious. The broccoli is just “loaded” like a loaded baked potato – which is my favorite way to eat broccoli. 🙂

I ate about half of it at the restaurant, we both had to get back to work actually, and finished the rest for dinner later that night…

Thursday’s MyFitnessPal Diary & Macros

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary with Net Carbs

18 net carbs, 1747 calories, 75% fat

 

I hope these low carb meals give you some ideas. Even the delivery and restaurant meals can easily be replicated at home if you prefer to cook.

Both days I drank 48 ounces of water too.

Oh, and this is how I get net carbs in MyFitnessPal. It’s free. 🙂

Would you say your low carb plates look a lot different than mine? Do you count calories, or eat smaller/bigger portions, or maybe do more creative recipes? I’d love to hear!

Leave a comment & let’s chat.;)

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

 

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14 Responses to What Do Your Low Carb Meals Look Like?

  1. Patsy says:

    For at least six month during the work week for breakfast I eat three scramble eggs one Jimmy Dean hot sausage, I have got so burned out about a month ago I started putting sugar free pancake syrup on the eggs to be able to eat them now I’m burn out on that too. But I keep trucking on. I am a very slow looser been with you for almost two years lost around fifty pounds need to loose fifty more. the last few months I haven’t lost any weight but you know what I haven’t gain any either. Love your post.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I’m glad, Patsy – thank you! 🙂 I totally get the burn out. I have to switch things up. Although sticking to my staples or go-to meals DOES keep things easy.

      How are you tracking, btw? I would love to help you get past the “hold” you’re currently in. I’ve been through those myself.

      I ask about the tracking to see if you’re consistently getting at least 70% fat. That’s what stalled me the first time (eating too lean).

      Or maybe there’s a culprit – something new you’re eating maybe?

  2. Cynthia Grubb says:

    I am recovering from two surgeries and total knee replacement on the right knee and repair of my Achilles’ tendon. I have just started walking after three weeks in bed on Dec. 4th. So during that time I was not eating Keto because I was at the mercy of my husband who did his best and does not eat Keto. So I eat eggs,bacon, and the cottage cheese pecans for breakfast and the frozen chicken I saw you were eating with veggies and I fix a big pot of Keto soup. Something that he can easily heat up. Just of this week since starting the challenge. I love the chocolate cups with peanut butter or pecans. I’m not going to be perfect logging in to mfp or hitting my numbers until I am more mobile. But I am determined to end/start the year on a healthier path.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I totally get that, Cynthia. When I was on bed rest for an extended periods a few years ago – totally unexpectedly, with no warning! – I had to rely on help too. And I ate whatever I could to get through that phase, and was grateful for whatever food was brought or prepared for me. 😉

      Kudos for getting back at it so soon and ending the year on a healthy note, and focused on your health goals! That will of course help your body heal faster too, as carbs promote inflammation in the body – so you should FEEL better too. 🙂

      I discovered that Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken (frozen) via Aaron. It’s so convenient to keep on hand, and delicious! It makes for quick & easy meals you can throw together. Now I wish I had some in MY freezer right now, lol…

  3. Susanne Swisher says:

    Hey Lynn;
    You don’t have many vegetarians remarking or responding to your blogs, so I thought I would add my 2 cents!
    I am a nurse in a busy emergency room where it is not always easy to stop for a meal during the work day, so in my own defense, I have started carrying 1/4 c portions of pecans, a couple of the Horizon Farms colby cheese sticks, Babybel original cheeses, and cheddar cheese sticks in my lunch bag. I keep a bag of the Parmesan Whisps from Costco in my car, and will also carry a small container of them in my workbag, they have approximately 150 calories for 24 pieces, with 10 g fat, 1 g carbs/net carbs, and 13 g protein.
    I make a big batch of scrambled eggs with colby or cheddar cheese, and weigh out 3 ounce portions which equals about 2 eggs, plus the cheese included in the recipe. I made a spinach mozzarella egg bake, which is kind of like a spinach souffle from this webpage (http://www.butterisnotacarb.com/spinach-mozzarella-egg-bake/) it is very creamy and smooth since I blended up the spinach and liquid ingredients, and then poured that over the mozzarella cheese prior to baking it as directed. I put 1/4 serving of the Spinach Mozzarella Egg Bake in the container with my scrambled eggs and cheese, and lightly mix it together after reheating. It’s sort of like a spinach omelette. It comes to about 286 calories, 24g total fat, 2 g net carbs, and 14 g protein per serving.
    I finally found some Quest bars, and have utilized them on a couple occasions. I found a recipe for Low Carb Pancakes at this website: https://thenovicechefblog.com/2017/06/low-carb-pancakes/ . They are incredibly simple as they are made in the blender, and poured into the pan from the blender container. I make them for my husband and son, they like them with blueberries in them, I add a sliced vegetarian hot dog in the blender and process it briefly, or just put slices of the dog on the pancakes as they cook. It is reminiscent, to me, of a corndog, which I LOVE! MFP numbers are 160 calories for 1 pancake, 14 g fat, 4 total carbs, 2 net carbs, and 6 grams protein. I spread them with about a teaspoon of mayo, as I used to dip my corndogs in mayo, and the taste is very similar.
    I have lost almost 58 lbs since May 23 of this year by utilizing this WOE. I have hit a couple plateaus in the past month or two, where I have not lost any weight, or even gained, but I have not cheated, even on Thanksgiving! I do have a hard time getting enough protein at times, being vegetarian makes it a bit more challenging, but I’m persevering, I WILL overcome this hurdle!
    You have been an inspiration to me, and while I don’t eat many of the protein sources that you eat, there are vegetarian analogs I can use that approximate your meals. Thanks for taking the time to share, and for sharing your daily meals and MFP meal documentation with us.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      That recipe looks delicious, Susanne. 🙂 Thank you for sharing it!! I’m going to try that one this week myself, as I love spinach. Which is new for me, lol – craving spinach.;)

      A lot of my own meals are vegetarian friendly, most are gluten free, others pescatarian at least. Aaron eats very little meat (some chicken and most seafood) and even that is new for him, so we’ve made some great meals you might like.

      The protein (meat) can be substituted with fried avocado – a firm avocado sliced or chunked and salted then browned in real butter. I think that makes a GREAT hot topping in place of a meat – over cauliflower rice dishes, for example. Like this one: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/17562/low-carb-cauliflower-rice-recipe/

      You could do the avocado in place of the shrimp, or the dish is great without any meat too. 🙂

      You want to keep protein at 25% max of your total daily calories anyway, so that part is easy enough.

      I’m about to make my spinach biscuits again. Those are also vegetarian friendly, and delicious! Here’s the recipe: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/17148/low-carb-vegetable-meal-recipe/ The whole meal in that post was Vegetarian Low Carb, btw – Aaron and I were eating together that day. 😉

      Great shares and good low carb recipes & on-the-go ideas! Thank you!!

  4. Phyllis O. says:

    Hi Lynn, I just made a combination of your spinach and sausage biscuits. Came out really good, I did a double batch so I can freeze some for later. I also added 2 tbsp. ground flax seed, just because I had it, ups the fiber and fat. Thanks for all the info you share on your site. Time for Aaron to do some more baking 🙂

  5. Susanne Swisher says:

    Lynn;
    I have recently read a post where the author was making homemade Quest bars using a product called VitaFiber. I know you say you don’t do a lot of cooking at home, so maybe this wouldn’t be of interest to you, but I would like to know what you think. Have you heard of this?
    Their Facebook page says this:
    “VitaFiber™ IMO is a better-tasting, better-for you, low calorie natural sweetener that also provides a good source of prebiotics and non-GMO dietary fiber for improved digestive health.
    VitaFiber™ features a mildly sweet, clean taste that adds just the right touch of sweetness to recipes, food and beverages. No chemical overtones or bitter aftertaste here. Simply a clean, natural flavor that consumers will love. VitaFiber™is minimally processed and is also sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, halal, kosher, and allergen-free, with no preservatives, artificial colors or flavours.
    VitaFiber™ IMO is simply the smarter dietary choice for the perfect amount of sweetness. It’s the sweet, smart choice!”
    If I understand it correctly, VitaFiber is made from the Cassava root, and comes in both a syrup and a powder form.
    According to my calculations the syrup has 8.9 cal per tsp, 3.6 g carbs/tsp, 2.6 g dietary fiber, 1 g net carbs, 0 g protein, 0 g total fat.
    Again, according to my calculations, the powder has 11.3 cal per tsp, 4.6 g carbs/tsp, 3.5 g dietary fiber, 1.1 g net carbs, 0 g protein, and 0 g total fat.
    I haven’t purchased any, but I am thinking about it. I think the thing that is attractive to me is that I can make my own Quest bars at home easily for about 1/4 the price, and make the flavors I want.

  6. Anne Clinton says:

    Dear Lynn,

    I’ve finally tried your “low carb cereal” for breakfast. I’ve been meaning to try it for a while but I’ve been hesitant. I actually taste like special K’s strawberry cereal. Unfortunately I got no salt added cottage cheese and I think the salt would’ve made it a little tastier but it was still good.

    I’ve been thinking of what to do with the extra no salt added cottage cheese and came across the peanut butter and jelly combination somewhere on your blog. I LOVED it. The cottage cheese that I have is very plain tasting and provides a nice creamy base for the salty and sweet PB&J on top. It will probably also work with Greek yogurt.

    Thank you Lynn for this breakfast gift!

  7. Brenda Oden says:

    Good morning – I recently binged listened to your classes and I learned a lot. I have been doing Keto/LC for about a year and thought I knew some things – – – but you set me straight.
    I am no longer going to count calories.
    I am going to adopt this as a way of life – not a diet!
    I am going to REALLY read the ingredients (not just the carb count).
    I am going to track.
    I am going to keep my macros at 70+% Fat – 25% Protein and no more than 20 net carbs.
    I am going to weigh my food.
    I am to account for everything I eat (including the carb dense sweets).
    I am going to celebrate the scale and non-scale victories (even the smallest ones).
    I could go on!
    Thank you for sharing your journey and knowledge! Being 57 and close to goal things move a little slower – lol!

  8. Cynthia Grubb says:

    I have looked everywhere and can’t find the recipe for the brownies with good Dee’s mix and cream cheese you make. Can you send it to me or tell me where it is?
    Thank you

  9. Cynthia Grubb says:

    Never mind I found your recipe on Pinterest.

  10. Cynthia Grubb says:

    The blonde brownies with cream cheese is great!!!!!

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