I cooked two full meals even, not simply eggs -lol.
Here are some straightforward low carb meal concepts for you, together with the 2 keto dinners I made and some current low carb restaurant meals – plus a few of my standard snacks and meals at residence which might be tremendous straightforward.
Plus a brand new dessert that may hold you from going off the rails if you’re craving a REAL deal with!
Getting Creative With Creamy Low Carb Sauces
Normally I like my low carb meals plain and simply use just a little salt to amplify the pure taste, however once in a while I crave one thing creamy or one thing savory or spicy – or simply one thing somewhat totally different to combine issues up!
This low carb dinner of glazed shrimp over steamed broccoli was tremendous straightforward. I actually made it (freezer to plate!) in about 15 minutes.
The broccoli was Pictsweet Steamables model and steams proper within the bag within the microwave in a couple of minutes.
The shrimp have been frozen so I put them in a big bowl, coated them with water, allow them to thaw at room temperature – then plucked the tails off, drained the water off and patted them dry.
I melted one TBSP of actual butter to a nonstick skillet over medium warmth, added the shrimp, then sprinkled them with Oh My Spice: Sweet & Savory – which I really like on any sort of seafood!
I drained the water & butter out of the skillet after a couple of minutes. The shrimp are already full cooked, I simply needed to get them scorching & buttery. I turned the warmth up and seared them scorching & quick for a minute – simply because that’s how I like them.
I added only a TBSP or so of Chipotle Lime Mayo to the melted butter and stirred that up collectively, then tossed it again in with the shrimp and coated them with it.
You can discover a Chipotle Aioli on the grocery retailer, or the Primal Foods manufacturers I used (link above), or use plain mayo even to make a creamy butter sauce with out the kick.
I served the “glazed shrimp” over the steamed broccoli, which was frivolously salted solely.
It made an awesome taste combo, and an excellent fast healthy meal!
The “Fake Pasta” Chicken Alfredo Dinner
I made one other cream sauce that I referred to as “spicy alfredo” in an analogous means once I determined to attempt the can of Palmini Pasta that got here on this month’s Keto Krate field.
I used to be a bit skeptical of it. I don’t even know what a Palmini is, lol.
The directions stated if the odor was offensive, to soak it in milk first. 😯
I didn’t need to take any possibilities so I held my nostril and drowned it in coconut milk for about 45 minutes. 🙂
Then I simply rinsed it good, drained it, and boiled it for about 10 minutes to make it extra tender.
First although, I roasted broccoli & cauliflower for the aspect dish.
Those take awhile – particularly in the event that they’re frozen vs recent or already steamed, and relying on how “crisp” you want your roasted veggies.
I used to be busy and had issues to do nonetheless earlier than dinner, so I simply dumped a bag of frozen broccoli florets and a bag of frozen cauliflower on a foil-lined baking sheet, doused them with olive oil and garlic powder – and tossed them straight within the oven.
I stir/flip them a time or two, however in any other case simply bake them at 400 levels till they go well with me. Sometimes I like them “crisped” and different occasions simply calmly browned.
Back to the pasta, I additionally had some Tyson Grill ‘n Ready hen strips within the freezer (Fajita fashion), so I browned these in butter actual fast whereas I used to be boiling & draining the pretend pasta…
I made a decision to make “Chicken Alfredo” so I took about 1/four cup Bertolli model Alfredo Sauce, 2 TBSP of actual butter, a TBSP of normal mayo and a TBSP of the Chipotle mayo.
I simply microwaved it for 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between, till it was all melted & blended collectively into a pleasant buttery sauce – with only a slight kick. 🙂
I felt like Alfredo Sauce alone can be too bland, plus it’s slightly “stout” to me anyway. And this meal wanted a pick-me-up. 😉
The sauce turned out nice! I combined most of it into the recent “pasta stuff” and saved somewhat to drizzle excessive.
The Palmini Pasta was fascinating. Not in any respect like conventional pasta, however extra fibrous – like a vegetable aspect. I truly favored it as soon as I thought-about it a vegetable (lol).
Aaron didn’t appear to adore it, however didn’t hate it both.
It’s a type of meals I wouldn’t exit of my approach to purchase, and even prepare dinner once more, nevertheless it was enjoyable to attempt – which is among the issues I really like about getting the Keto Krate field!
My Easy Egg Trick
I’ve been consuming eggs A LOT recently. I’m going by means of spells the place it’s a day by day meal, then I’m going by way of phases the place I can’t stand the considered an egg. Lately it’s been a every day factor…
I get numerous compliments on my fairly eggs. 🙂
Here’s how I make them…
I soften a full TBSP of actual butter in a non-stick skillet over medium warmth. While the butter is melting I chop up colby jack cheese in small chunks – often half ounce per egg, so 1.5 ounces for 3 eggs.
I crack the eggs straight into the melted butter, add a touch of salt, and scramble them proper within the skillet.
About midway via I add the cubed cheese, and end scrambling them.
They come out good and tacky! 🙂
The distinction between the eggs above and the eggs under is once you add the cheese. If you add it earlier, it melts into the eggs extra. If you add it later (nearer to finished) you get globs of melted cheese (yummy!).
The sausage I’ve been consuming is Smithfield model, and yow will discover it often at Publix shops I feel. It’s within the frozen meals part close to the opposite breakfast gadgets, and it’s zero carbs – and only a few elements.
Recent Low Carb Restaurant Meals
This time of yr I really like any restaurant with a patio. Even higher: a patio with a view of the river! This meal was at a enjoyable little native place on the river – with a really restricted menu, however scrumptious food.
I ordered the hamburger steak with a aspect salad as an alternative of fries.
Their aspect salad is an excellent recent spring combine topped with bacon, cheese & tomatoes (which I picked out, as a result of I may be choosy like that typically – and carb stingy lol).
We additionally ate at Logan’s Roadhouse after our final hike, as a result of we had a terrific coupon – they usually have tons of low carb entrees and sides.
We began the meal with a aspect salad and bare wings.
I obtained a caesar salad with no croutons, and we simply requested for the wings with no sauce. Even their delicate sauce was excessive carb. I appeared it up on my telephone earlier than we ordered. I advised you I’m carb stingy! 😛
Aaron and I each choose our wings with no sauce anyway. He’s like me – more often than not we want the actual flavors of actual meals cooked properly. Simple!
For dinner, I ordered the prime rib with steamed broccoli.
I truly ordered it medium, nevertheless it got here out RARE.
Aaron’s cedar plank salmon then again, got here out charred. lol…
I ate a number of bites of the prime rib anyway (it was fabulous, even when it was principally uncooked!) however I used to be truly full on the salad & wings by the point they lastly introduced our food.
I ended up searing the prime rib in butter actual fast the subsequent day for lunch – together with the broccoli I additionally introduced house. That was an enormous 12ouncesprime rib, so I made two meals out of this.
Three meals out of 1 ain’t dangerous! 😉
Low Carb Snacks & Meals You Don’t Have To Cook
That ^ can be my favourite sorts of low carb meals!
Lately I’ve been tremendous busy with tech work and consulting so I’ve been grabbing no matter is handy and consuming at my desk – or simply making eggs actual fast.
I attempt to maintain straightforward meals available for these occasions I have to seize one thing fast & straightforward. Like deli meat, olives, dill pickles, almonds, pecans, cheese, and so on.
This is Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Rotisserie Chicken slices with pecan halves and colby jack cheese. A easy however satisfying meal!
Another night, extra as a fast snack, I had a few of that very same hen dipped in ranch dressing (leftover from restaurant take-out) with some colby jack cheese sliced off the block.
I attempted to name this lunch yesterday… however I didn’t find yourself consuming the sunflower seeds. For some purpose they didn’t attraction to me after I opened them.
The Babybel cheeses are scrumptious although! The new Chocolate Peanut Butter Keto Bars are okay. Not my favourite. Kind of like a salty Mounds bar. They’re nice for a fast seize, and undoubtedly good for climbing – as a result of they arrive in a sealed pouch and don’t soften or disintegrate throughout you.
And in fact there’s my favourite “cereal” I make: 1/2 cup (60 grams) of pecan items, 1/four cup of Daisy cottage cheese, four strawberries and 18 grams of blueberries.
Sometimes I eat it with blueberries, typically with out.
It simply will depend on if I’m within the temper to cube blueberries or not. 🙂
Blueberries are actually good for you although! I attempt to make it some extent to eat them virtually day by day, carefully: 18 grams – which I feel is just one/eight of a cup.
I’ve now tried all 4 flavors of the brand new Nui keto cookies (previously Keto Kookie). The Peanut Butter continues to be my FAVORITE, however the Snickerdoodle is best than it was and pulling a better second!
I attempted the Chocolate Chip and Double Chocolate “kookies” yesterday. They nonetheless aren’t my favourite, however the brand new recipes are undoubtedly an enchancment.
I say keep on with the Peanut Butter Keto Kookies (er: NUI!). 🙂
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Back To Exercise!
I’ve been getting in keeping with my exercises once more recently, which feels GREAT! Including tricep dips at house (day by day!) and a enjoyable river hike this week with Aaron earlier than dinner at Logan’s.
After our hike we did quite a lot of tricep dips and modified push-ups on the best way out utilizing the benches on the overlook.
Tricep dips are actually easy, however a a lot better exercise than they seem like they may be!
You need to maintain your core tight, squeeze your glutes tight, and breath out whenever you increase your self up. Not solely does this tone up your triceps (that flabby underside of the arms), I may also really feel it in my abs and thighs – particularly once I maintain the place longer in between.
Using your personal physique weight is a good way to tone up!
Brand New: Sinfully Delicious Keto Blondies!
I discussed in my final posts that I’ve been consuming what was left of the Keto Brownie bars – which they’re not making. Those have been my FAVORITE keto bars EVER so I used to be unhappy to listen to they discontinued them.
But then I obtained to attempt their two NEW merchandise. 🙂
They simply launched a Keto Brownie and a Keto Blondie:
To have fun, Nick created us a singular coupon code for a 15% off low cost – good by means of your complete vacation weekend! Now by way of Monday at midnight Eastern time you’ll be able to use this link to get the discount automatically added to your order.
The new Keto Brownie is GREAT, however the Keto Blondie is certainly my favourite! It’s chewy and chunky and completely candy – with ZERO aftertaste.
I’ll inform you extra about them in my subsequent publish, however I needed to let you recognize concerning the weekend low cost – as a result of I’m apprehensive they’re going to promote out FAST, approach earlier than the sale ends on Monday night time!
I coded this link to provide the low cost: Keto Brownie & Blondie Discount but when for some purpose it doesn’t present up you possibly can simply add the code LOWCARBTRAVELER at checkout.
I’m consuming one other Keto Blondie as we converse, truly. Delicious!! 🙂
How are issues going with you this week?
Are you continue to on monitor and doing nice? Any questions or struggles you need to talk about? I might like to catch up…
Leave a remark and let’s chat!:)
p.s. What are you planning for Memorial Day weekend? Note: Logan’s is providing all lively army & veterans a FREE meal from 3-6pm on Monday with proof of service. And they could even COOK your steak! 🙂 haha
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