What have you eaten today? (Low carb forum)

shelley262

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Morning all, fed up with the weather now, I may even have to resort to doing the ironing!
Yesterday
B Yog,raspberries,seeds
L Leek and spinach soup,assortment of bits and bobs from the fridge, cheese,salami,olives,salady things
D Salmon fillet,celeriac mash,green beans and asparagus
Know how you feel there have been lots of grey days.I got so excited when sky suddenly went blue and Sun came out mid morning I rushed out to take a picture of one of my garden daffodils - well it is St David's Day and thought time to have a new flower of the month for my avatar.
 

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Hi All
So back to yesterday. Usual brekkie of slice LC toast and copious tea.
Lunch was two scrambled eggs, tea.
Supper chunky cod fingers with cauli cheese.
Today same brekkie.
Lunch was two eggs with mayo and Little Gem leaves.
Am quite relieved to be back on eggs after finding three bloodied and fertilised eggs in my Burford Browns over a week ago which really put me off.
Tonights supper will be scampi and mixed salad.
@DJC3 that looks like a very interesting evening!!
 

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Coffee and cream x 2
Coffee and unsweetened almond milk
Slice of Port Salut Corned Beef and cherry tomatoes
Smoked salmon
Another slice of Port Salut cheese
3 Cherry tomatoes
 
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shelley262

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Busy day so took opportunity to do two meals just black coffee until lunch.
Lunch small kefir then spoon of cooked rhubarb with spoon of each hm yoghurt ( three different friendly bacteria mixes fermented ) my hm kefir is producing well again although I need to readjust after getting used to commercial kefir there is no doubt hm is less sweet and fizzier on the tounge but no plastic and probably the sourer taste means less carbs and more bacteria so pleased back doing hm kefir - it will also save me some cash
Dinner starter of small kimchi with spoon of Apple Cider Vinegar then salmon, peas and a couple of pre cooked and frozen new potatoes in chip shape - cooked in air frier. Followed by hm LC chocolate bun and decaffeinated coffee
Funny day weather wise alternating blue skies and Sun followed rapidly by heavy showers including a hail shower I got caught in! My new avatar is proof of the temporary blue sky and sunshine taken mid morning today.
@DJC3 hope your dizziness didn't return after your wine tasting evening.
 

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For St Davids day I had Welsh lamb steaks with broccoli, low-carb mash and some mint jus. Well the mash was previously frozen so will have become starch resistant. Plus I buttered it well. Plus I didn't have much. Plus I haven't had mash in such a long time...

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shelley262

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For St Davids day I had Welsh lamb steaks with broccoli, low-carb mash and some mint jus. Well the mash was previously frozen so will have become starch resistant. Plus I buttered it well. Plus I didn't have much. Plus I haven't had mash in such a long time...

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Looks amazing I'd also recommend cauliflower mash if you use a stick blender to puree it really does taste a lot like potato mash. I pureed two cooked cauliflowers into mash yesterday with plan to leave in container in fridge and reheat portions over next few days but when went to get from fridge before dinner it had gone missing. of course I'd accidentally shoved it in freezer and not portioned so had to give it a miss!
 

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Looks amazing I'd also recommend cauliflower mash if you use a stick blender to puree it really does taste a lot like potato mash. I pureed two cooked cauliflowers into mash yesterday with plan to leave in container in fridge and reheat portions over next few days but when went to get from fridge before dinner it had gone missing. of course I'd accidentally shoved it in freezer and not portioned so had to give it a miss!
Thank you. It was quite nice. I've had cauliflower rice, but will have to purée it and see what it's like as mash.
 

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Hello all, I have eaten quite a lot today! Kept grazing, but LC.

Matcha green tea
Sparkling water
Glass kefir

2 slices home made low carb flaxseed with spelt bread
2 eggs
2 slices bacon

Square of creamed (solid) coconut - reminds me of coconut ice from childhood except not toothachingly sweet! It's a lovely treat when you're itching to get your fingers on something with sugar Edit: there's no sugar in it, it just tastes decadent

1 slice LC HM bread with cream cheese, tomato onion and cucumber
with leafy greens

4 walnuts and 4 macadamia nuts

Harissa fried chicken (coconut oil) with onions over cauliflower and buttered green beans

Greedy me! Must do another fast soon. Kept moving all day, so I don't feel too guilty.
 
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Breakfast: my usual low carb coconut ‘porridge’ with strawberries washed down with a black coffee.
Late morning: coffee shop coconut cappuccino and a carb killa bar.
Skipped lunch.
Mid afternoon: black coffee and another carb killa bar.
Dinner: LC pizza base with tomato and bacon toppings with coleslaw.

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Took some almonds up to bed last night so I could have them first thing with the vertigo tabs which need to be taken with food.
Still had second breakfast of scrambled eggs a couple of hours later.
L- a tuna melt muffin and a couple of squares Montezuma’s absolute black with orange.
D- sort of hotpot. venison mince made into a ragu, I use spring onions in it rather than the normal brown onions as they have fewer carbs. topped with thin celeriac slices brushed with butter. Steamed greens to accompany. The celeriac looked a bit burnt but tasted fine. H/m yoghurt with raspberries.
@shelley262 I did wonder about the wisdom of wine tasting when I was already dizzy! They were tiny bottles though and I only had a tiny sip of each, Paul obligingly had the rest. It was good fun and very informative. Apparently Prosecco is a major cause of middle aged women having to go to the dentist- each bottle contains 40-65g sugar! All of these wines were organic and fully fermented so no residual sugar and no added sugar. Most of the bigger wine companies add sugar, even to red wine.
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I forgot to mention, I only use a fraction of the quantity of erythritol in the recipe. I find the cream cheese and almond flour gives a little sweetness, so I only add a small amount - a spoonful or 2.
Same here @DJC3. Some nice menu suggestions on Diet Doctor, but somebody on the recipe creation team tends to be a bit heavy handed with the erythritol; for my palate anyway. Still, the recipes are meant as a guide only.
 

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Hello all, I have eaten quite a lot today! Kept grazing, but LC.

Matcha green tea
Sparkling water
Glass kefir

2 slices home made low carb flaxseed with spelt bread
2 eggs
2 slices bacon

Square of creamed (solid) coconut - reminds me of coconut ice from childhood except not toothachingly sweet! It's a lovely treat when you're itching to get your fingers on something with sugar Edit: there's no sugar in it, it just tastes decadent

1 slice LC HM bread with cream cheese, tomato onion and cucumber
with leafy greens

4 walnuts and 4 macadamia nuts

Harissa fried chicken (coconut oil) with onions over cauliflower and buttered green beans

Greedy me! Must do another fast soon. Kept moving all day, so I don't feel too guilty.

I have these days too, but I think as long as we keep low carb, no great harm is done. I love the sound of your harissa chicken dish.
I also love to snack on those blocks of coconut cream, I can’t be trusted around them though so tend not to buy them any more
 

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I have these days too, but I think as long as we keep low carb, no great harm is done. I love the sound of your harissa chicken dish.
I also love to snack on those blocks of coconut cream, I can’t be trusted around them though so tend not to buy them any more
I'm often not able to resist scoffing the lot but it was a snacky day so I wasn't very hungry - will still have to be careful though
 

shelley262

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Took some almonds up to bed last night so I could have them first thing with the vertigo tabs which need to be taken with food.
Still had second breakfast of scrambled eggs a couple of hours later.
L- a tuna melt muffin and a couple of squares Montezuma’s absolute black with orange.
D- sort of hotpot. venison mince made into a ragu, I use spring onions in it rather than the normal brown onions as they have fewer carbs. topped with thin celeriac slices brushed with butter. Steamed greens to accompany. The celeriac looked a bit burnt but tasted fine. H/m yoghurt with raspberries.
@shelley262 I did wonder about the wisdom of wine tasting when I was already dizzy! They were tiny bottles though and I only had a tiny sip of each, Paul obligingly had the rest. It was good fun and very informative. Apparently Prosecco is a major cause of middle aged women having to go to the dentist- each bottle contains 40-65g sugar! All of these wines were organic and fully fermented so no residual sugar and no added sugar. Most of the bigger wine companies add sugar, even to red wine.
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What's the company who do the organic fermented wine please I'll take a look.
 

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Know how you feel there have been lots of grey days.I got so excited when sky suddenly went blue and Sun came out mid morning I rushed out to take a picture of one of my garden daffodils - well it is St David's Day and thought time to have a new flower of the month for my avatar.
Me too @shelley262. Unfortunately, here in London the sun vanished in the blink of an eye and further rain clouds gathered on the horizon.

Your photo makes a cheery new avatar for St David's Day. Is it Narcissus 'Jetfire'? Whereas the colour of most flowers tend to fade with age, I find the cups of this charming Narcissus hybrid darken to a striking deep orange as the flowers mature.
 

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Evening all,

Today:

B: Two poached eggs topped with a knob of butter and avocado, seasoned with black pepper and a wedge of Teifi (unpasteurised cow's milk cheese from Wales).
Water to swallow tablet.
Double espresso.

L: Packed lunch made with leftover mushroom and spinach frittata.
Celery sticks and baby plum tomatoes with chicory boats for scooping and a dollop of home-made mayonnaise for dipping.
Prawns and brown shrimps.
Toasted, almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios.
Water to drink.

Mid-afternoon:black filter coffee

D: Smoked salmon and cream cheese salad made with lettuce, celery, baby plum tomatoes, salad onions, Halkidiki olives and Romano peppers, dressed with olive oil, lemon verbena and a touch of lemon juice, topped with pecan halves.
Water to wash down tablets.
 

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B: full fat greek with seeds and 6 blackberries
L: out with friends, a very good burger with cheese and bacon. Left the bun but did eat all the chips. Ate later than usual after a very wet journey and had missed my usual cwc. A white wine
4ish, tiny slice of shop bought Victoria sponge (just to be polite). It was offered by a T2 with very high numbers, on fixed insulin twice a day. They ate a large slice :banghead:

19:30 some cheese
 

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Wow - take most of the day off and look what happens - dozens of posts to read through.

Didn't eat anything until about 1900 today. Got involved in trying to sort out family history which the website had managed to mess up for me and didn't think to eat anything, or take pills. I did have a few cups of tea - not enough, and a glass of the second type of komboucha that I bought (the first turned out to contain sweetener so I gave the box of them to my friend who can take it). This one is from Biona and is organic and no artificial sweetener. I've never tried it before and am not really sure about it. It is very herbal and floral but it smells and looks like beer.

The meal that I did eventually have was spinach wilted down in a couple of knobs of butter, then topped with 2 small salmon fillets which then steamed for about 7 minutes. Quite a lot there but I ate it all.