The last food journal I shared with you was on Saturday, so I thought I’d share a “photo tour” of my low carb meals & snacks over the last couple of days.
People ask me for meal plans, or at least for some typical daily meals to get an idea what to eat. I’m probably not the best person to ask, lol. I rarely cook, enjoy a lot of restaurants and take-out, and otherwise eat super simple. 😉
That said, I can definitely give you some very easy low carb food ideas, from quick snacks to easy meals – which can really come in handy when you need to grab something on the go, or just don’t have anything prepared!
For example, this morning I looked in the refrigerator for all of about 20 seconds, pulled out a few items, and made this for breakfast in under a minute:
What you see above is the “macros” – the nutrition facts for that meal. And of course, exactly what I had. It was 2 net carbs, total. That chart is set up through MyFitnessPal using this hack to calculate net carbs and fat/protein ratios.
All I did was warm them up in the microwave. I had that same meal for lunch too. Easy is good. 😀 I often eat the same things over and over, and fortunately don’t get bored with them. It was a “no cook” meal since the bacon was leftover from the night before.
Wait! 😯 Leftover Bacon?! Yes, lol – there IS such a thing. But only when you cook way more than you need for just that purpose, which is exactly what I did the night before when I had bacon & eggs before bed. I find it makes the next day so much easier if you prepare extra, then have leftovers on hand to work with.
I had a light snack in between the two identical meals today: pecan halves dipped in a Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss Wedge (those are SOOOO good!!):
Pecan halves are great because they are VERY high fat, low carb.
Here’s what I had on Sunday:
That chart doesn’t include my coffee and cream, or a couple of pieces of low carb peanut butter fudge, so I was actually closer to 20 net carbs that day. Breakfast was eggs fried with ham & cheese, lunch was two turkey / cheese / pickle rollups, and dinner was take-out from Captain D’s seafood restaurant (see carb count above):
Sorry for the bad picture. It was late, dark, and I was eating take-out in my PJ’s in my car. I was having a bad day. 😛 lol…
On Monday I had an appointment and had to rush out the door, so I rolled up some chicken & cheese slices and ate that on the way. Then I stopped for lunch after, and ordered a HUGE plate of Philadelphia Chicken (topped with mozzarella & mushrooms) and roasted vegetables:
I had half of that for lunch, and the other half for dinner. Then later (late, late) that night I had some bacon & eggs too. 😉 I hope that gives you a few EASY low carb meal ideas! I had a home cooked meal tonight, but it’s late and I’m wiped out… so I’ll share that with you in the next post… *cheers*