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What have you eaten today?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Administrator, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Lunch yesterday: A selection of local macadamia nuts supplied by Pacific Gold Macadamias as they sponsored a bowls competition at the bowls club yesterday, helped down by a cold low carb beer or three.
    Dinner: Nile perch fillets and veggies.
    Breakfast: Cheese and mushroom omelette, bacon, tomato, reheated spudlite.

    Drinks: Black coffee no sugar / sweeteners, water, beer.
     
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  2. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I buy them to mash up with basil, garlic, pistachios or pine nuts, lime juice and avocado oil so they get mushed up anyway. I have a recipe for a salad with sliced avocado, so I'll find out then... But I think from the reviews I've seen they're mainly bought for similar types of use, e.g. smoothies.

    I believe @Listlad and @Tipetoo also buy frozen ones too, so maybe they can comment?

    Robbity
     
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  3. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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  4. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    @shelley262 put me on to gin with soda instead of tonic and I now prefer it - you can taste the gin better. I had a few problems with low cal tonic which turned out not to be low carb - Fever Tree ‘naturally light’ actually has 6g carbs per bottle so drinking gin with soda is better all round I reckon.
    I quite like brandy but never tried it with soda, I imagine that’d be quite nice as a longer drink?
     
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  5. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Your mash up sounds good!
     
  6. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I have bought them frozen from Morrisons. My wife grumbled at them. They were okay but yes, probably best for smoothies and mashing down for other purposes than to eat whole. It was worth a try though. Yes a bit mushy.
     
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  7. Viv19

    Viv19 · Well-Known Member

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    That sounds as though it needs some research. I will sacrifice myself.
    I wonder what it would taste like with angostura bitters, perhaps a slice of frozen lemon. That’s quite refreshing in hot weather. I found some last year, it took ages to track it down. I wanted to make a tonic, angostura and lemon slice for No 3 daughter when she was pregnant, and couldn’t find it.
    Brandy soda is a favourite longish drink. There’s also a horse’s neck, which is brandy (or whiskey, your choice) with ginger ale and a sliced of lemon peel (pithless). With or without angostura. Very good in hot weather too. There must be a LC ginger ale????
     
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  8. Viv19

    Viv19 · Well-Known Member

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    Perfect for guacamole I would think.
     
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  9. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Fine in salads afaic but then I don't eat many avos:angelic: We saw them in Iceland (it is opposite Waitrose in Ely so don't judge. I am a man of the people really)
     
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  10. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Eaten today

    Bits chocolate
    Black coffee

    Eggs and cheese thrown in microwave

    Coffee with cream

    A couple pieces chocolate

    Roast beef slices and cheese and cheese coleslaw

    Cups tea with smidgeon of cream
    Water with lemon juice or pinch salt or bit of tonic water in

    I might have another coffee with cream later because I still have a bit of cream left...
     
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  11. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Currently 15.04 but I intend this to be it for the day foodwise. Near identikit handpicked day for me so far. Warm, good for about 90 mins grass cutting with cricket watching in between. Sourcing for some parts of the menu not perfect but basically diabetic or no my favoured June day. B= tea then around 11.00 CWC (iffy part), cold infusion tea; NE chicken (ideally from farmers market or own but W1) leaves, pea shoots and edible leaves (W1 not own), cucumber (bought), 1 vine tomato (bought), store bought beetroot salad and coleslaw; fage 0% yogurt (on offer and same carbs as 5%) 150 gms and 56 gms raspberries (bought). More grass cutting, India to win, dog walk then some exercise bike = best day for a while even with the caveat for food provenance. Toodle pip.
    ETA: Failed. @9.00 I needed some cold pork and strong cheddar rather than eating my own arm.
     
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  12. BibaBee

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    Most supermarkets do a sugar free / diet Ginger Ale. Found this though......https://thethingswellmake.com/homemade-ginger-ale-sugar-free-paleo/
     
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  13. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    I was wondering about lc ginger ale but I’m sure I’ve never seen it. I think we should ask @maglil55 if she would like a new project - maybe soda water fresh ginger and lemon juice would make an acceptable alternative?
    Angostura used to be common - when old chaps drank pink gin but have only seen it occasionally in larger supermarkets recently. My dad used to drink tonic with angostura and a slither of lemon peel if he wanted a refreshing non alcoholic drink.
     
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  14. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    I’ve noticed the lack of avocados in your diet! What I want to know is how, given Waitrose and Iceland proximity, you would elect to go in Iceland? Maybe the Ely one is more inviting than the branches I’ve come across.
     
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  15. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Cheap fish and seafood to cook from frozen and, yes, Ely is relatively spiffing. I wouldn't send my enemy into the Huntingdon one.
     
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  16. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    My food today:
    CWC in the morning
    NE1 Carvery lunch at local pub beef, cauli cheese, broccoli, horseradish. The beef there is wonderful: apparently the chef puts it in the oven before he goes off shift on Sat night so it’s ready for Sun lunch. I must ask for more details- it’s moist, tender and delicious. Mr C had 2 plates as he had my Yorkshire’s and spuds and the granddaughter’s meat!
    Bottle of champagne before and red with the meal between 3 so feeling v mellow now.
    Just had some walnuts.
    @BibaBee thanks for the lc ginger ale link
    Thanks to @Tipetoo, @Robbity @Listlad and @ianpspurs for the frozen avo comments too, but @Tipetoo - Avocados in a tube! Really? Not sure I could cope with that.
     
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  17. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

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    Iceland best for frozen cauli rice and green rice IMO. Btw we have arrived in Cornwall came a day early and spending tonight at the Watergate Bay Hotel. Off to Porthleven tomo night and on to Fowey for Wed. Sooo looking forward to meeting up!
     
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  18. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Cooking beef overnight is defo the way to go. Very low and very slow 60C is lowest our oven goes - only ever done it with large rib joints. 4 rib joints are quite functional done that way.
    ETA: We think small joints aren't worth the effort so these days only the larger ones when 2 or all 3 boys and grandchildren come.
     
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  19. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's pretty simple as it is just a variation on LC lemonade which I've made before. It's either 1 ltr soda or fizzy water to the juice of 1 lemon and 2 tablespoons Powdered sweetener. It has to be powdered as you are not heating the mix to dissolve it. You can add more if you want it sweeter but I think 2 tbsp is enough. To make ginger ale you just add ginger juice. Peel and grate ginger root or you can blitz it and strain it through a bit muslin. Add it gradually but I reckon the ginger juice should he the same amount as the powdered sweetener.
    Dead easy - put in a jug and stir.
     
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  20. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    If ya need a avo hit, just give the tube of avo a quick squeeze onto to a finger for finger licking experience...
     
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