I have been terrible this week for eating carbs. Sometimes it seems hard to avoid them! Despite my planning last week, I ended up eating potatoes, wine, chips and chocolate at various times. I really need to get back to my low carb eating!! So, let’s try again with another low carb meal plan.
Once I am into it, not only do I start to feel a lot more energetic and less achy, I don’t feel hungry either. Just need to get my head in the right place.
I also need to clear some of the food that has been hanging around in the freezer for a while and make some space. If and when we get a new lodger, they will have no room for any of their food at this rate.
Low carb meal plan
Home made bolognese, but without the spaghetti. Mr S can have some, but I will make courgette strip ‘pasta’ with the vegetable peeler and cook them in a little butter.
We will have grated cheddar on this plus a tomato salad. As well as those in the garden, my neighbour dropped more tomatoes round. He looked so pleased with himself, I didn’t like to tell him that we already have loads!
He has grown little yellow cherry ones, though, which are very tasty.
I have cooked this recipe for garlic rosemary pork chops several times now. It is simple and tasty.
Mr S will have some form of potatoes with his, but I will stick to a big pile of kale and broccoli with mine.
As it’s usually a busy work day, I will keep dinner simple tonight and have some baked chicken thighs with home made ratatouille. This will be made using our own courgettes and tomatoes.
I made this hassleback chicken recipe a while ago and it was totally delicious. Very easy to make too, and it just happens to be quite low carb.
Instead of the pepper jack cheese, I just use cheddar, which works just as well. It created its own sauce and tasted lovely.
Again, we will have a big pile of veg with this, probably chard from the freezer.
Oily fish is something we try to eat at least once a week. I find smoked mackerel to be good value, so we will have this again with a big salad this week. Mr S will have some potatoes with his.
I will try to find the time to make some keto crackers this week to have with mine and just for snacking generally.
As I bought a large pack of pork chops last week, we will have these again, this time as cheesy pork chops from BBC Good Food.
I won’t put onions on mine as they don’t agree with me. Instead I will use some of the hing powder (aesefitida)* I bought from Amazon, which imparts a lovely onion flavour without the indigestion!
Only me for tea tonight. End of the week favourite is, of course, a cheese omelette! I am getting very predictable with this choice. I will steam some broccoli and carrots to go with this.
Other meals and drinks
I think I will have to buy more salad mid week, as I plan to eat a lot of it for my lunches, with avocado, hard boiled eggs, chopped bacon, cheese or maybe a bit of chicken. Chopped nuts are a nice addition to a salad, I have discovered.
As I have two chicken carcasses to clear from the freezer I will be making some poultry stock as a basis for courgette soup. Because of the heat wave, I have barely made any soup for months – unusual for me! Or I might make a roasted tomato and garlic soup.
My fave breakfast tends to be full fat Greek yogurt with seeds and berries. This isn’t a low carb enough breakfast for keto, but good enough for me.
Sometimes I will just have scrambled eggs with tomatoes and mushrooms and maybe a bit of bacon, although that is frequently a lunch time choice too.
To keep me off the crisps and chocolate, I have bought plenty of nuts and some pork scratchings too. Archie loves these! They are very salty though, so I try not to have them very often. I also eat more fruit than I used to – mainly strawberries and blueberries, mixed frozen berries and the occasional kiwi or apple.
Let’s hope I do better on my low carb meal plan than I did last week! I really need to stay organised and motivated, but it’s not always easy to eat like this.
What are you eating this week? Are you planning or just going with the flow?
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