It’s time for the Week Six Weigh-In if you’re participating in the 2019 Keto Challenge. You can post your progress in the group thread, or here on this post if you prefer. It’s never too late to join in! See the challenge details here.
I’ve had some VERY interesting and definitely creative keto meals over the last few days.
All surprisingly delicious. ?
From a breakfast salad to a no-bake keto dessert for dinner and “breakfast in bed” – and a serious save at a little joint that seemed to serve nothing but carbs & alcohol lol, here’s what I’ve been eating the last few days…
Creative Keto Meals This Week
This “no-bake keto dessert” was actually my DINNER on Monday night. ?
I love the keto granola you hear me talking about all the time, but I rarely ever snack – so I tend to make a meal out of it. Sometimes as a bowl of cereal, other times just in fun combos like this one.
I woke up a pound lighter the next morning, even after devouring this massive fat bomb as a late dinner. ?
❤ Valentine’s Day Special ❤
Today you can get the keto granola 20% off! Sherry added the extra discount to my link, good through 11:59pm eastern tonight:
She has the discount coded into my affiliate link for you, so you’ll see it automatically at checkout when you use the link above. ?
On Tuesday morning I was craving spinach. Go figure! lol…
I had three eggs fried over medium (in extra butter) on top of a BIG bed of baby spinach which I drizzled with the extra hot butter, with 28 grams of sea salt dry roasted macadamia nuts.
Everything weighed and measured because I’m “macro ocd” like that. ?
That was fantastically delicious!
I couldn’t eat it all so I finished the other half for lunch. It was especially good all mixed together. ?
The Most Challenging Restaurant Menu!
I honestly felt like I was down to two choices: leave and go somewhere else, or give up and just eat carbs. This was seriously the MOST challenging restaurant situation I’ve been in – EVER. ?
Normally I choose a restaurant and look up nutrition facts or menus online before I go and know what I’m going to have before I even get there.
This was a date, and my date chose this fun little place to take me for dinner. My date also eats about the same way I do, by the way (that helped!).
Options at the Flying Squirrel in Chattanooga were limited to mostly carbs & alcohol, but we found some things to combine & enjoy from the menu: blackened salmon, crispy grilled mushrooms topped with a local farm fresh egg, tzatziki for dipping, and a huge colorful salad to share. ?
Everything was absolutely delicious…
Especially the mushrooms fried crisp in a cast iron skillet with a local farm fresh egg on top. That was definitely our favorite part of the meal!
The blackened salmon was fabulous too, and the tzatziki was great for dipping this n that between the salmon and mushrooms and salad.
I was really unsure about the salad, but we decided to get it to share and put that in the middle of the table. It was a mix of “winter greens” and was FULL of interesting textures & flavors.
This was halfway through the salad. You can see just how colorful it was! ?
After dinner we went to a concert at a small venue in downtown Chattanooga, where I had two rum & diet coke drinks. Which is probably two past my limit, lol. ?
The stamp on my arm that says “you’re old enough to drink whatever you please” says: You are the wind beneath my wings. With a chicken. ??
A lot of people say alcohol knocks them out of ketosis even if it’s low or zero carb, but that’s never been the case for me. Of course I don’t drink very much when I do drink so perhaps it’s more a volume thing?
Regular rum and Diet Coke is zero carbs, btw.
I was out of town for this concert so I stayed overnight, and the next morning I raided the condiment rack at the otherwise carb-filled breakfast bar in the hotel. ?
I love cream cheese & peanut butter together. It tastes like peanut butter pie, and makes for a good kick start on the go. ❤
I only actually ate one Double Chocolate FatSnax Cookie with one of each of the peanut butter & cream cheese packets – plus water & coffee – and I was on the go again.
I’m not a big breakfast eater. ?
I had to get back and pull off a full work day still, so for lunch I ordered low carb take-out from a local BBQ place.
This is the “Pigs in the Garden” Salad with pulled pork & bacon over a beautiful bed of mixed greens. ?
Delicious! And it’s A LOT of food, so I ate half for lunch and the other half for dinner last night. ?
Sherry is running a 20% off Valentine’s Day Special on her Lolli’s Low Carb Granola that is good until 11:59pm eastern time tonight. She has the discount coded into my affiliate link for you: http://lollislowcarbgranola.com/lowcarbtraveler … so you’ll see the discount automatically at checkout when you use that link. Enjoy!
What a great way to treat yourself! ?
I was planning to get out for a hike today because this is my FAVORITE holiday of the year, and one I spend celebrating everything under the sun that I love.
Unfortunately I came home from LA last week with the flu or a head cold, and I am STILL sick. The last two times I went out the wind was chilly and just made me feel worse – so I ended both plans a little early in favor of getting back in a warm place, lol.
I think I’m going to stay in with some chicken broth, take-out and good movies the rest of the week and the weekend and just take it easy.
I’ve already had a steroid shot and I’m halfway through a round of antibiotics, so I think this one is just going to have to run it’s course. ?
On a positive note, I’m eating a variety of beautiful foods lately AND my weight is dropping consistently this week. Both have been good for a few smiles!
How are things going with you?
I would love to hear your plans for Valentine’s Day, and for the weekend. ?
Don’t forget to weigh in today too…
Leave a comment and let’s chat!:)
p.s. Enjoy the 20% off discount on that delicious keto granola. The discount ends tonight: Thursday at 11:59pm eastern time (end of day on Valentine’s day!).
The Cinnamon Pecan Crunch and Peanut Butter Macadamia are my two favorite flavors. ❤
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