It’s good to get fresh ideas & mix things up a little!
In today’s food diary I have a super easy home cooked low carb dinner idea – very healthy, but also delicious!
Plus: glazed pecans and a simple “fat bomb” or low carb dessert…
My Low Carb Meals on Thursday
I finished off the last two Low Carb Apple Pie Muffins, warmed up and stuffed with real butter. 🙂
While the sampler jars are not large enough for the waffle & muffin recipe (you could make half batches though!), Legendary Foods has a Nut Butter Sampler Pack you can get if you want to try all five flavors without buying full jars of each.;) Note: our coupon code is: lowcarbtraveler for a discount
My favorites so far are Pecan Pie, Blueberry Cinnamon Bun and Apple Pie.
People often ask me how I get my cheesy scrambled eggs to come out so “pretty” and fluffy. I use colby jack cheese cubed off the block, a full TBSP of real butter, and 3-4 eggs – usually four, with about half ounce of cheese per egg.
The trick: cook them slow! 🙂
I melt a full TBSP of real butter in a non stick skillet over medium heat (5 on my stove), then crack the eggs into the melted butter and scramble them right in the skillet.
About 1/3 of the way in, I add the cubes of cheese and continue scrambling them until done. That’s it! Easy.:)
Next I put a simple healthy low carb dinner together…
When I met Angela for our Low Carb Lunch at Applebee’s she told me about this Chicken Sausage you can find at Aldi stores in a variety of flavors:
The spinach & feta chicken sausage is only 1 carb per link – and delicious!
Several people asked me if it has a pork casing, so I looked: it has a “beef collagen casing.”
First though, I threw the vegetables in the oven…
I had a bag of frozen yellow squash, and a bag of frozen broccoli florets.
I was out of olive oil (which is what I usually use), so I tossed the frozen veggies in Primal Greek Avocado Oil instead – which added a really nice flavor!
I salted them and sprinkled them with garlic powder too, tossed it all in the oil, and baked them on foil (for easy cleanup and no-stick) at 400 degrees:
If you want them to cook quicker, thaw them in the microwave or on the stove first.
I like how easy it is to just toss them straight into the oven out of the freezer – then let them cook to your preferred “doneness” (I like mine crisped!).
For the Spinach & Feta Chicken Sausage, I sliced the links and tossed them in a nonstick skillet with a TBSP of real butter, and also added some leftover steamed spinach.
They’re already fully cooked so you can just fry them “hot & fast.”
They were beautiful, and DELICIOUS! 🙂
Here’s how the whole meal came out:
I cleaned my plate. 😉
I made dessert later too.:) I decided to try my hand at glazed pecans. I’ve toasted pecans before with butter and garlic powder – but I was making these for a dessert.
I had exactly ONE tablespoon of ChocZero Maple Pecan Syrup left (lol, if that tells you how GOOD it is!), so I melted that with a TBSP of butter – which was just the right amount for 120 grams of pecans (a full cup).
You could use any kind of sugar free syrup or sugar free honey, I’m sure.
I poured the mixture over the raw pecan halves in a “tinfoil bowl” and mixed it all up good to make sure all the nuts were coated. I baked them on the foil at 350 degrees until they “seemed done” (hot & toasty!).
They came out really good!
Topping smooth, rich cream cheese with the glazed pecans and then drizzling ChocZero Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup over the top. ♥ Mmmm!
MyFitnessPal Diary for Thursday
Net Carbs: 22
80% Fat, 16% Protein
Protein: 84 grams
Water: 64 ounces
If you have an Aldi store near you, I highly recommend the chicken sausage! It comes in several flavors, and some are higher in carbs than others, but the chicken feta flavor was GREAT.
We’ve had it twice since, so in my next food diary I’ll show you the second meal we made with those – plus Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Waffles and Low Carb Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies too. 🙂
How is your week going so far?
I always look forward to hearing from you!
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p.s. The Peanut Butter Keto Kookies are back in stock, and a fresh batch is ready to ship out – if you were waiting on those. 😉 They sell out fast!
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