Category Archives: Meal Suggestions

Contemplation

I have been trying to figure out why I allowed myself to gain weight during the divorce, new job, move to a new home, etc… I weighed myself daily so nothing was a surprise but yet it wasn’t enough to make me stop. I love Netflix and I began watching the series Lost that was on a few years ago. I had never seen it so I watched it from beginning to end. There was one particular episode where Hurley was meeting with his psychiatrist. Hurley was overweight and he was quite depressed following an accident where a deck that he had been standing on collapsed resulting in the death of 2 friends. His counselor pointed out that following the accident that Hurley stopped speaking and sleeping, but never eating – because that is how he punishes himself.

I stopped right there and thought of this for a bit and came to the realization that I am punishing myself. I have been punishing myself for 2 years. I realized that this needs to stop. I am going back to the basics and doing my meal planning. I did that on this board so I am going to return to doing them on the board each week. If I stop I want someone to call me on it and ask how I am doing. 😛

So here we go.

Sunday- leftover Salisbury Steak with Onion Gravy, mashed cauliflower, roasted brussel sprouts

Monday- Cream of Tomato Soup with Basil (I will also take this for my lunches)

Tuesday- Pepper Crusted Roast Beef, mashed cauliflower, broccoli salad

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday- I will make fajitas using the leftover pot roast

Saturday and Sunday- Low Carb pizza

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Meals For the Trip to Virginia

I am very lucky that my daughter allows me to completely take over her kitchen when I come to visit. I usually email her 5 or 6 recipes and she chooses which ones they will like. We all split purchasing the ingredients and we stick strictly to the plan. Samantha is such a great support to my healthy eating lifestyle and even goes out of her way to introduce me to clean healthy items that she finds as well. She likes to eat healthy and buys a lot of organic items as well.

For breakfast each morning we had scrambled eggs, sausage, low carb bread with butter and splenda with cinnamon and fresh strawberries. Samantha had Almond Milk for me to drink. It was perfect.

For our lunches and dinners we had the following meals.

Sausage with Bell Peppers, Onions and Fennel

Sausage Stuffed Green Peppers

Stuffed Rib Eyes

Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado Sauce– Samantha made this for us one day and it was fabulous. The only thing that she needed to alter was to use low carb tortillas. We all enjoyed this very much.

We ate very well on the trip and left a lot of prepared food in Samantha’s fridge so that she won’t need to cook for about a week. 🙂

 

My Menu For 8/12/2013

I thought that I would give you another example of a meal plan for a day. I was able to keep it to 37.5 net carbs and I had very full meals. I broke it down like this.

Breakfast

  • 2 scrambled eggs
  • 2 pieces of Heiner’s 35 wheat bread- toasted with butter/splenda/cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple

Lunch-

  • McDonalds Bacon Ranch Salad with grilled chicken

Dinner-

  • Salad that I made at home that I added grilled chicken to.
  • Parmesan Ranch Dressing
  • Time for honesty here. I had 5 of the cookies from yesterday. :::sigh::: They are even better the second day. I will let you know about day 3. hahaha

Snack after Zumba-

  • 2 deviled egg halves

This broke down this way.

  • 1373 calories
  • 57 grams of carbs minus the fiber of 19.5 comes to 37.5 Net Carbs
  • 90.5 grams of protein

I burned 542 calories doing Zumba so according to Map My Fitness I could still eat additional calories but I won’t since I want to lose 5 more pounds. The best part is that my glucose level stayed down all day. 🙂

Meal Plan For Tomorrow

I have been planning my meals ahead of time and trying to keep my calorie intake to between 1300 and 1400 a day on days that I run and my carbs under 50.  I made Cranberry Pecan Muffins to enjoy for breakfast this week. I froze one dozen muffins for next week too.

I have made chicken salad to have for lunch and of course I can’t go a day without my low carb yogurt from Krogers.

For dinner I am making Diet Pepsi Pot Roast in my slow cooker. I have also added that recipe to Map My Fitness. My meals for tomorrow will break down like this. The carb count noted below are net carbs after I removed the fiber from the equation.

Breakfast

Lunch

  • Chicken Salad– 160.3 calories, 2 carbs
  • Heiner’s 35 wheat bread- 70 calories, 11 carbs
  • Low carb Black Forest Cake Yogurt- 60 calories, 4 carbs

Dinner

  • Dr Pepper Pot Roast– 506.3 calories, .04 carbs
  • Green beans- 40 calories, 4 carbs
  • Strawberries- 49 calories, 9 carbs

Total calories for the day- 1303.3

Total net carbs for the day- 40.64

Meal Suggestion #31

You won’t miss the rice in this recipe. This one has everything to satisfy your desire for stuffed green peppers. This is very Italian and just reminds me that almost everything is wonderful in my book if it has melted cheese on it. yay!!!

Meal Suggestion #31

Total carbs for meal- 11.5

Meal Suggestion #30

This is another slow cooker recipe that smells heavenly while it is cooking. We loved the sauce on this one.

Meal Suggestion #30

Total carbs for meal- 14 carbs

Meal Suggestion #29

This is another one of my top ten recipes. This one makes you question if it is truly low carb because it tastes so rich and indulgent. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.

 

Meal Suggestion #29

Total net carbs- 14