Let’s play a little game. 🙂
I’ll tell you the low carb foods I have on hand, and what I picked up at the store this morning, then you tell me what YOU have in the house this week!
It’s easy to get bored with your “usual” low carb foods. Together we can all share ideas, and give other people some creative new ideas to try too.
Sound fun? I thought so!
First I should say that I’m not one of these stockers & planners. You’ve figured that out by now, I’m sure. I’m more like a female bachelor with the empty nest thing going on. 😛 Seriously though, I DO like to keep it simple.
I have a full loaf of Low Carb Everything Bread on the counter this week:
Things I already had on hand:
– Pecan Halves (1 1/2 bags)
– Peanut Butter
– Coconut Oil
– Frozen Broccoli Florets (2 bags)
– Frozen Green Beans
– Pulled Pork (take-out from a local BBQ)
– half a Smoked Sausage (polska kielbasa)
– Box of fresh mushrooms
– Various cheeses
– Butter, mayo, mustard, dill pickles, dill relish
– Cream Cheese
– Crushed pecans
– Almond Meal
– Bag of frozen whole strawberries
– Mountain Berry Sugar Free Preserves
You’d be surprised just how creative I could get with those items alone. 🙂 I see a homemade low carb cheesecake on an almond/pecan crust in there! That does sound good… I need to find a good recipe that doesn’t require sweetener though (I don’t like the aftertaste, and would prefer the berries or sugar free preserves with it).
For dinner I may heat up the Pulled Pork and steam some broccoli florets on the side – and top those with butter & salt. Or I could slice up the sausage and fry it up in a skillet with the mushrooms, and have that with the broccoli instead. I love easy!
Both of those options would probably make two full meals for me, so I would cook it all (one of them, I mean) and then have leftovers for a second meal. So those two ideas = 4 meals.
Ooh – and since I have peanut butter and coconut oil, I may make some peanut butter squares later tonight. 🙂 Those are super quick to make.
I had to run a few errands this morning, and I was running dangerously low on coffee (EEK! haha) so I decided to grab a few more items from the local store downtown.
What I got at the store this morning:
– 18 Large Eggs
– Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss Wedges
– Bottled Water
– 2 Cans of Tuna
– Block of Colby Jack Cheese
– Daisy brand Cottage Cheese (full fat)
– 2 packages Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Rotisserie Chicken slices
I forgot the green olives. *pout*
I really like the Deli Fresh Rotisserie Chicken for rollups with dill pickles and cheese, but today I used it to make a sandwich on the toasted low carb bread:
That really hit the spot. I’m still sick, which has been miserable, so low carb toast is a nice comfort food right now. The sandwich was delicious with the chicken, a slice of cheddar, mayo and a dill pickle slice. 🙂 Here’s how the macros worked out:
I bought the Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss Wedges to dip my pecans in.
That’s a favorite snack of mine!!
I could probably eat most of the week off these few items – if not the whole week. Especially if my “cheesecake experiment” works out well. It would actually make for a great breakfast with my coffee for a few mornings I bet. Especially if I paired it with the fruit or preserves and didn’t make it sickeningly artificially sweet. lol. If you’ve ever had REAL cheesecake, you’d never eat that super sweet stuff again! 😛
Please let me know if you have a GREAT low carb cheesecake recipe!! I can modify it to not include sweetener, so that part is no problem. Thanks!
I have enough for chicken rollups with cottage cheese, fried eggs, omelets, egg salad, tuna salad with cheese chips, nuts & cheese for snacks, a few “meat & greens” meals, cream cheese pancakes, low carb sandwiches, etc.
Your turn! What do YOU have on hand this week, or what’s on your grocery list??
Lynn Terry, aka LowCarbTraveler
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