Low Carb Foods I Have On Hand This Week


 

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:

Low Carb Sliced Bread

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:

Low Carb Sandwich

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:

low carb sandwich macros

I bought the Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss Wedges to dip my pecans in.

That’s a favorite snack of mine!!

low carb snacks

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??

Best,
Lynn Terry, aka LowCarbTraveler


About Lynn Terry

I love making the low carb diet EASY for people with a busy lifestyle (like me!) with my KISS / Keep It Simple method. :) About Lynn Terry: Host of the Low Carb Challenge
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16 Responses to Low Carb Foods I Have On Hand This Week

  1. Edna Anderson says:

    My list looks like yours minus the mushrooms and tuna. 🙂

  2. Jo says:

    Here’s my go to cheesecake recipe, it’s easy peasy & always great –
    http://www.food.com/recipe/low-carb-cheesecake-17263
    Instead of almond extract, I use lemon. I like the Splenda in it, but add to taste.

    Here’s my fave crust recipe –
    http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/desserts/r/almondpiecrust.htm

    Top with a little Land of Lakes aerosol sugar free whipped cream and it’s lush!

    I had a turkey, cheese and Duke’s mayo on toasted thin slim plain bread for my late lunch/early dinner. So good! I like their plain and rye breads the best.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you Jo – that pie crust looks perfect, and EASY! I could just leave out the artificial sweetener, or put a teaspoon of vanilla extract or Torani sugar free vanilla syrup instead. I’ll taste test it first to see how it is without. 🙂

      That cheesecake calls for 25 packets of Splenda. Wowsa! lol. I’ll definitely have to experiment, but it does give me a good base to work with. Thanks again!!

      I had sandwiches yesterday too. I am loving the low carb bread. I just discovered they carry Duke’s mayo (new!) at my locally owned grocery store (I like to shop local when I can). Yay! I was just about to order some online, lol. That was a cool find. *cheers*

  3. Leslie says:

    I found Wasabi Soy Almonds today at Aldi’s! 3 net carbs I’m so excited!
    My quick meal is turkey kielbasa sauté with butter and onions and a pre made cole slaw mix..it’s delish!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Sounds like a great meal, Leslie! 🙂 What kind of premade slaw mix do you get? I love the broccoli slaw in the produce section. It’s great for making stir fry, or just cooking up with pretty much any meat for a fast one-skillet meal!

      • Leslie says:

        I tend to use the one on sale at the time.. But I did come across a southern slaw style that had cabbage and carrots in it and that has been my favorite.

  4. Chris Clauson says:

    Here ya go!
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/23995810484640874/
    Note: crust needs to be changed to nuts.
    Note: You can find the Cherry topping in Walmart everywhere.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you Chris! I’ll save this one to look at another day. I’m not real good at extensive modifications – and she doesn’t specify the “size” of the cream cheese bricks, lol. Five bricks – little ones, big ones? lol.

  5. Veda Fletcher says:

    I have canned tuna
    Salad mix
    Lunch meat
    Cheese
    Cucumbers, peppers
    Bottled water
    Peanut butter
    Celery
    Pistachios

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I love it! Are those your usual low carb staples to keep on hand, or does it vary? When it comes to making bigger meals, I often get exactly what I need that day – or for just a day or two. That way I can fresh cucumbers or zucchini (etc) along with the meat.

  6. Nichole says:

    My snack as of late is a couple of celery sticks with smoked salmon cream cheese. Yummy

  7. Kathy says:

    Hi Lynn! In your opinion, does it make it easier for you that you are only preparing food for yourself most of the time? When there is a family that one must also cook for, to me it seems to make things somewhat more difficult? Your thoughts? I would love to hear from others also.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Kathy,

      It hasn’t been that long since my children left home. I have been a single parent for more than 15 years now. And of course I often have a houseful still.

      I actually find it very easy to create meals that everyone can enjoy. I usually make at least a meat and green – and then may add a starchy vegetable, or my son loves rice.

      For holidays, they love crab legs – which is perfect! I serve them with butter, steamed broccoli and a big caesar salad (with no croutons). Everyone enjoys that meal!

      There are pros and cons to being a single person versus having a family to eat with every day. I imagine we all think it must be nicer / easier / better on the other side of whichever we are. 🙂

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