❤ Creative Keto Meal Ideas – Keeping It Simple!


 

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Keto SnacksHappy Valentine’s Day ❣

I’ve had some VERY interesting and definitely creative keto meals over the last few days.

All surprisingly delicious. πŸ˜‰

From a breakfast salad to a no-bake keto dessert for dinner and “breakfast in bed” – and a serious save at a little joint that seemed to serve nothing but carbs & alcohol lol, here’s what I’ve been eating the last few days…

Creative Keto Meals This Week

This “no-bake keto dessert” was actually my DINNER on Monday night. πŸ™‚

I love the keto granola you hear me talking about all the time, but I rarely ever snack – so I tend to make a meal out of it. Sometimes as a bowl of cereal, other times just in fun combos like this one.

This is the Peanut Butter Macadamia keto granola and cream cheese topped with blueberries and drizzled with Macadamia Sea Salt nut butter from an FBOMB packet. 😍

No Bake Keto Desserts

I woke up a pound lighter the next morning, even after devouring this massive fat bomb as a late dinner. 😉

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Breakfast Salad?

On Tuesday morning I was craving spinach. Go figure! lol…

I had three eggs fried over medium (in extra butter) on top of a BIG bed of baby spinach which I drizzled with the extra hot butter, with 28 grams of sea salt dry roasted macadamia nuts.

Everything weighed and measured because I’m “macro ocd” like that. 🤣

Fast Easy Keto Breakfast Ideas

That was fantastically delicious!

I couldn’t eat it all so I finished the other half for lunch. It was especially good all mixed together. πŸ˜‰

The Most Challenging Restaurant Menu!

I honestly felt like I was down to two choices: leave and go somewhere else, or give up and just eat carbs. This was seriously the MOST challenging restaurant situation I’ve been in – EVER. πŸ˜›

Normally I choose a restaurant and look up nutrition facts or menus online before I go and know what I’m going to have before I even get there.

This was a date, and my date chose this fun little place to take me for dinner. My date also eats about the same way I do, by the way (that helped!).

Options at the Flying Squirrel in Chattanooga were limited to mostly carbs & alcohol, but we found some things to combine & enjoy from the menu: blackened salmon, crispy grilled mushrooms topped with a local farm fresh egg, tzatziki for dipping, and a huge colorful salad to share. 🥗

Keto Meal at Flying Squirrel in Chattanooga TN

Everything was absolutely delicious…

Especially the mushrooms fried crisp in a cast iron skillet with a local farm fresh egg on top. That was definitely our favorite part of the meal!

Keto Restaurant Appetizers

The blackened salmon was fabulous too, and the tzatziki was great for dipping this n that between the salmon and mushrooms and salad.

Keto Restaurant Ideas

I was really unsure about the salad, but we decided to get it to share and put that in the middle of the table. It was a mix of “winter greens” and was FULL of interesting textures & flavors.

Creative Keto Restaurant Meals

This was halfway through the salad. You can see just how colorful it was! πŸ™‚

Keto Salads - Low Carb Restauraunt Ideas

After dinner we went to a concert at a small venue in downtown Chattanooga, where I had two rum & diet coke drinks. Which is probably two past my limit, lol. πŸ˜‰

The stamp on my arm that says “you’re old enough to drink whatever you please” says: You are the wind beneath my wings. With a chicken. ??

Keto Night Out - Traveling Low Carb

A lot of people say alcohol knocks them out of ketosis even if it’s low or zero carb, but that’s never been the case for me. Of course I don’t drink very much when I do drink so perhaps it’s more a volume thing?

Regular rum and Diet Coke is zero carbs, btw.

I was out of town for this concert so I stayed overnight, and the next morning I raided the condiment rack at the otherwise carb-filled breakfast bar in the hotel. πŸ˜‰

Low Carb Hotel Condiments

I love cream cheese & peanut butter together. It tastes like peanut butter pie, and makes for a good kick start on the go. ❤

I also brought keto friendly snacks with me: pecans, macadamia nuts, Fat Snax and NUI keto cookies.

Keto Snacks for Traveling

I only actually ate one Double Chocolate FatSnax Cookie with one of each of the peanut butter & cream cheese packets – plus water & coffee – and I was on the go again.

I’m not a big breakfast eater. πŸ˜‰

I had to get back and pull off a full work day still, so for lunch I ordered low carb take-out from a local BBQ place.

This is the “Pigs in the Garden” Salad with pulled pork & bacon over a beautiful bed of mixed greens. 💚

Keto Salad Ideas - Low Carb BBQ Take Out

Delicious! And it’s A LOT of food, so I ate half for lunch and the other half for dinner last night. πŸ˜‰

 

I was planning to get out for a hike today because this is my FAVORITE holiday of the year, and one I spend celebrating everything under the sun that I love.

Unfortunately I came home from LA last week with the flu or a head cold, and I am STILL sick. The last two times I went out the wind was chilly and just made me feel worse – so I ended both plans a little early in favor of getting back in a warm place, lol.

I think I’m going to stay in with some chicken broth, take-out and good movies the rest of the week and the weekend and just take it easy.

I’ve already had a steroid shot and I’m halfway through a round of antibiotics, so I think this one is just going to have to run it’s course. πŸ˜›

On a positive note, I’m eating a variety of beautiful foods lately AND my weight is dropping consistently this week. Both have been good for a few smiles!

How are things going with you?

I would love to hear your plans for Valentine’s Day, and for the weekend. πŸ™‚

Don’t forget to weigh in today too…

Leave a comment and let’s chat!:)

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

 

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11 Responses to ❤ Creative Keto Meal Ideas – Keeping It Simple!

  1. Susan Thomas says:

    Sorry to hear you are sick!

    Can you recommend any good keto beef sticks?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you Susan. I don’t like meat sticks so I’m probably either the worst person to ask, or the best person to ask – lol.

      There are only two meat sticks I like – or LOVE and will actually eat. πŸ™‚

      Nick’s Sticks are VERY good. They have free range turkey and grass fed beef, they’re super clean and the best taste & texture of a beef stick I’ve ever had: https://amzn.to/2EbnTQr

      My other favorite is actually pork – the Pineapple Pork Roam Sticks are AMAZING: https://amzn.to/2X5zVCC

  2. Amy says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day from Wisconsin πŸ™‚ Everything is going VERY well here for once in a very long time haha πŸ™‚ Have a great day Lynn!!

  3. Happy Valentine’s Day! I made this Sugar-Free Pecan Turtles recipe a couple of days ago, and they came out so good. I will not feel left out this Valentine’s Day in the candy department. We’re going to a hotel that has a Manager’s Reception with free drink…and rum and Diet Coke is one of my go-tos even when I wasn’t on keto…so I’m excited all around the board.

  4. Roye says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day <3.

    I was doing SO good, I've lost 5lbs since 2/4, checked my blood keto #'s today and it was 1.4. So my husband comes home with a bottle of wine (I stopped drinking my fav wine, and have ordered Dry Farm Wines, no calories, no carbs! but not here yet). And filet mignon, dungeness crab legs, baked potatoe and Tiramusi! What can I do say No?? Oh and a beautiful card. sighhhh lol, so starting over tomorrow.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Roye! The best thing to do is just ENJOY the evening, appreciate his beautiful gesture, and get right back on track tomorrow – no guilt, just smile and carry on. πŸ™‚ You’ll be back in ketosis in no time!

      Happy Valentine’s Day. πŸ™‚

      • Roye says:

        Hi Lynn and thank you, and yes, that is exactly what I did, enjoyed the evening, it was really delicious, he cooked and did a great job. Oh forgot to mention he also bought a dozen yellow roses (he knows, my fav color). We’ve been married for 30 years and he has been wonderful to me all of these 30 years :). I’m very lucky.

        Have you heard of Dry Farm Wines? I saw it on FB and thought I’d give it a try, no calories, no carbs! Like you said I don’t know if it is the carbs or the alcohol that kicks me out of ketosis, so guess I’ll find out :).

        Thank you for your reply, have a great day!

        • Roye says:

          Hi again πŸ™‚ just a quick note, I just tested my ketosis numbers and I’m still in ketosis?? Only 0.7 mind but I thought I would have been kick out after drinking wine & eating carbs. How long does it take food or drink to kick you out?

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