Photo Tour of My Low Carb Life This Week


 

If you’re participating in the Summer Low Carb Challenge it’s time for the Week 8 Weigh-In in our private Facebook group, or leave a comment here on this post with your total pounds lost since June 25th.

Keto SnacksI tried a few new low carb foods this week, most of which did NOT wow me.

I’ll share my feedback on those things with you, plus the other meals I’ve been eating – to give you some ideas for keeping it simple on the go & at home.

Also, today I was featured on the Atkins instagram channel. πŸ™‚ You can check it out here. There are 4 posts from/about me there.

I shared a side-by-side weight loss photo on Facebook a few days ago and I’ll share that with you here as well.

The difference between the two photos really shocked me! πŸ˜›

Here are some of my low carb foods & meals this week…

I tried the Keto Watt peanut butter bar that came in the July Keto Krate box. I didn’t really like it that much. I didn’t hate it, and I did finish it, I just didn’t LOVE it.

It tasted more like peanuts than peanut butter (very natural flavor) which I liked, but I couldn’t quite enjoy the texture.

Keto Watt Bar

I also tried the new Garlic & Herb keto crackers compared to the original flavor by Know Foods. I couldn’t tell a huge difference between the two, so the garlic herb flavor is not overpowering at all.

Have you tried the original Know Thins crackers?

I have to admit, the CRUNCH was a nice addition to dinner! I had them with a simple tuna salad and some colby jack cheese sliced off the block:

Keto Crackers - Know Thins Low Carb Crisps

I think they’ve changed more than just the packaging. They come in boxes now instead of bags, so there’s less crumbling!

They used to be more CRISP like a cross between a pringle and a graham cracker. Now they’re closer in texture to wheat thins I think.

Still the best low carb crackers I’ve ever found! 😉❤

I think they’d be especially nice with a garlic herb cheese spread & meat tray.

Keto Crackers, Very Low Carb and Crisp!

Over the last week I’ve gotten in the habit of making enough cheesy eggs for two meals – using 5 eggs – to avoid having to make lunch, lol. 🙃🍳

Keto Mornings - Cheesy Eggs, Easy LCHF Breakfast

My other favorite healthy low carb breakfast is 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy Brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries & 18 grams of blueberries. 🍓

It comes to 6 net carbs and 85% healthy fat. 💪😋

Keto Breakfast Ideas - Low Carb Cereal with Whole Foods

Aldi sent me details on their HUGE product expansion (which includes lots of new organic and keto-friendly foods!) and a few of their new items to try. Plus a nice picnic basket style cooler bag, which was super nice. 🙂

Aldi - New Organic Products and Keto Friendly Foods

They are rolling out the expansion in Aldi stores between now and January 2019, so keep an eye out for new keto foods and organic products – like this Happy Farms Grassfed Cheddar Cheese:

Happy Farms Grassfed Cheddar Cheese at Aldi Stores

I used a couple of products out of that package to make an easy low carb snack plate for dinner.

Prosciutto stuffed with cream cheese, grass fed cheddar and Legendary Foods Buffalo Blue Wing almonds, with blue cheese dressing for dipping.

I didn’t like the prosciutto… it’s like eating raw bacon. lol, weird texture to me! I ate it anyway. πŸ˜›

Keto Snack Plate - Prosciutto, Grassfed Cheddar and Seasoned Almonds - Easy LCHF Meal

So… I killed the rest of the prosciutto. 🍳 ☻

(I cooked it, lol) – It still wasn’t edible though. I tried to pretend it was country ham. That didn’t work. I hate to waste food, but… I tried! πŸ˜›

Keto Meal Ideas - Fried Prosciutto

I did get out for a nice low carb dinner while I was out of town for an appointment. I went to Logan’s Roadhouse, because they put out GREAT 20% off coupons if you’re on their email list. πŸ˜‰

I started with a side caesar salad, no croutons:

Keto Restaurant Sides at Logan's Roadhouse

I had steamed broccoli, grilled asparagus and grilled chicken – which I asked to be topped with bacon & cheddar. I was craving green veggies 🙂 Yum!

Keto Restaurant Meals at Logan's Roadhouse - Low Carb on the go

After dinner I went to Starbucks for an iced coffee. 😍

You want to make sure you ask for “no classic syrup” (or “no cane sugar syrup”) in your iced Starbucks drinks, and that it says #noclassic on your label. Classic syrup is just sugar water!

I ordered a large/venti iced coffee with HWC (heavy whipping cream, “only 1/4 cup please”), 3 pumps of sugar free vanilla & 3 pumps of sugar free cinnamon dolce. Delicious! ☕💖

Keto Friendly Starbucks Orders

I had take-out twice this past week too. One dinner from a local Greek/Italian place where I had charbroiled chicken with roasted broccoli & cauliflower:

Keto Restaurant Take-Out Options

… plus a side salad. ❤🥦🥦✔

Keto Take-Out Side Items

I really prefer salads with spinach, spring mix or romaine instead of iceberg lettuce. Which is what I had for one of my sides on my other take-out meal this week.

My side salad is just a simple romaine & mozzarella with ranch. 💕

Simple Keto Salad: Romaine and Mozzarella - Low Carb Take Out

Dinner was a huge half pound hamburger steak & roasted veggies from Stacked Bistro, a local restaurant. 💙

There’s a few carrots to work around, but I think I can manage. πŸ˜‰

Keto Restaurant Take-Out Ideas

I also got my order in from FBOMB with the variety packs so I could try ALL the Fat Bomb flavors.

FYI: they ship ⚡SUPER FAST⚡

Keto Fat Bombs - Traveling Low Carb

And OMGOSH ~ the Macadamia Coconut is heavenly!!

Definitely my new favorite. πŸ™‚

Macadamia Fat Bomb - Keto Life

I scored you 20% off these delicious keto fat packs if you want to try them, or already love them. 🌞💪❤

The salted chocolate macadamia is AMAZING and so is the macadamia coconut. Those are my two favorites so far.

They coded the 20% off discount into my affiliate link: 📲 https://www.dropanfbomb.com/discount/LOWCARBTRAVELER so it will apply automatically at checkout for you when you use that link.

PRO TIP: Stick one in your pocket, stuff it in your bra, put it under your thigh while you’re sitting at your desk, put it in your leggings while you work out – or whatever.

I discovered that body heat makes it easier to knead them up and get them mixed up real good! πŸ˜‰

 

 

I had my driver’s license renewed a few weeks ago, and the side by side comparison of these license photos totally shocked me! They were taken 5 years apart, and they’re not highest to lowest weight…

I think there is only 30-40 pounds between the two photos if I remember right… 😯

 

I hope you’re having a GREAT week and seeing good results from all your positive lifestyle changes. πŸ™‚

I’ve been keeping up my daily dedication to home workouts, just some simple strength building exercises focused mostly on my core and arms and butt for now.

I’m feeling a SERIOUS urge to get out for a big adventurous hike too… πŸ˜‰

How are things going with you?

Leave a comment and let’s chat!

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

p.s. Don’t forget to weigh in. πŸ™‚

 

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9 Responses to Photo Tour of My Low Carb Life This Week

  1. Amy from WI says:

    Hello Lynn! I’m very ready for the ribs I have waiting in the slow cooker at home after looking at that food tonight lol. I have never made them this way but I have them roasting on top of some sliced onion and fresh tomatoes….I added some beef broth, seasonings and a whole stick of butter since there wasn’t a lot of fat on them. I will add my own SF bbq afterwards. Anyway, clearly I’m hungry because I’m describing dinner hahaha. Just wanted to say hello and that I also can’t wait to get a new driver’s license….it’s not expired yet but my picture is so terrible that I am ready for it to be. Things are going well sticking w/ keto and exercise but I’m still holding myself back w/ the drinking! Same story different day/month/year πŸ™‚ Wish I coulld join for the hike!!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I wish you could too, Amy πŸ™‚ That would be fun! I had such a GREAT hike yesterday! Minus getting assaulted by a strange plant lol… but I survived. πŸ˜›

      Glad to hear things are going well. That dinner sounds AMAZING. I haven’t used my slow cooker in ages, so you’ve inspired me! It makes it so easy to cook a delicious pork or beef roast.

      • Amy says:

        Haha good to hear it was fun! I love the slow cooker and try to use it every week or 2 to help my bf out since I get home late for dinner and he always has to cook! This weekend I’ll be using it to make some pulled pork for my family that is coming over. I am pretty easy going when it comes to what goes in there lol just need a meat of some sort, seasoning and whatever veggies are on hand. That’s not the best way to do it, but easy peasy healthy meals galore πŸ™‚ I need mroe staple recipes though so they’re GOOD not just OK πŸ™‚

        • Lynn Terry says:

          I get it – I’m “food bored” lately, which is why a beef roast sounded like a great idea!

          Now I just have to talk myself into getting out to the store. πŸ˜›

  2. Amy says:

    The Macadamia Coconut are amazing!!! This has become my afternoon snack and fuel for my run after work. Love these!! Reordered them on Monday and received today.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Aren’t they FAST?! I was amazed at how fast they ship. πŸ™‚ The Macadamia w/Coconut totally became my new favorite the minute I tasted it. Oddly enough they have NO sweetener or sugar added, yet they’re perfect for a craving or a sweet tooth fix. Go figure! I’m in LOVE with the FBombs. πŸ˜‰

      Did the discount link work for your second order? If not, try using a different email address when you reorder. This link has the discount coded into it: https://www.dropanfbomb.com/discount/LOWCARBTRAVELER *cheers*

      • Lynn Terry says:

        p.s. I think you should join me for a hike and I should join you for a drink! πŸ™‚ haha – I could use one. πŸ˜›

        • Amy says:

          How crazy…. the person that wrote the first message is Amy from WI and I am just Amy, but I used to live in WI and now I am in Kentucky!! Ha! I would love to hike with you some day. I’m closer than Amy in WI!! πŸ™‚ I actually used a code from ketomadesimple the first time I ordered and was able to use yours the second time!! Win. Might have to plan a fall hike. It is my favorite time of the year. You should organize one for people in the area. That would be so fun!! Just a thought!

          • Lynn Terry says:

            “just Amy” made me lol πŸ™‚

            I’ve considered organizing hikes, but I need to look into the liability etc.

            My own hikes aren’t very organized lol, more like playing in the woods when you were 8 years old – with better toys. πŸ˜‰

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