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. 🙂
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.
- 2 scrambled eggs
- 2 pieces of Heiner’s 35 wheat bread- toasted with butter/splenda/cinnamon
- 1/2 cup fresh pineapple
- McDonalds Bacon Ranch Salad with grilled chicken
- 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-
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. 🙂
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.
- 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
- 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
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
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
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