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What have you eaten today?

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

  1. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    B: plain yoghurt with seeds, smoked salmon, cheese omelette. 1 small mini muffin
    L: 2 tablespoons chopped greek salad, the filling fom a small sandwich
    Mid afternoon: 2 small cakes and ginger tea
    Where we are staying has stopped offering buffet meals and serves you instead. Am finding the quantity too small for me
    D: smoked salmon, sweet potato soup, sorbet in prosecco, duck (large piece), cheese.
    Portion size was better
    1 brandy
    Libre sowed unexpected rise at breakfast, expected rise after cakes and pleasantly level dinner.
    Going to sleep on a 4.8
     
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  2. Riva_Roxaban

    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sausages, two egg and cheese omelette, small tin of baked beans, two slices of toast and vegimite for breakfast.
    Handful of white grapes, lemon cordial / osmolax brew for smoko.
    Cheese and onion sandwich for lunch.
    Beef and veggies autumnal stew done in the soon to be retired slow cooker for dinner at six.

    Glass of single malt whisky while listening to streaming jazz in bed.
     
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  3. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

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    Yesterday tried to dial back on amount of food consumed. Brekkie was slice of LivLife toast, lots of tea. Lunch was a dressed crab with saffron mayo, a real treat. Cup of tea aftee.
    Supper was a Barnsley chop panfried with a chopped Portobello mushroom and a few broccoli florets.
    Today same brekkie. Lunch will be eggs probably 3 scrambled.
    Supper will be stirfried beef with ginger & chilli, strips of red & green pepper and leftover broccoli from last night.
     
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  4. iwilltouchyourcat

    iwilltouchyourcat LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Today I was doing IF until 11 and I have just had

    Keto bread (vegan - choice, gluten free- coeliac)
    Beyond meat burger
    Slice of vegan Gouda
    Lettuce
    Spoonful of vegan coleslaw
    Carbs 15.4, cals 529

    Snack- pack of vegan quorn ham with vegan primula spread
    Carbs 1g, cals 191

    Tonight is roasted cauliflower steaks with edamame beans and Brussel sprouts and a bit of roasted red onion
    Carbs 20.9, cals 459

    I try and stay beneath 40g carbs a day
     
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  5. RosemaryJackson

    RosemaryJackson · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone. Late again! Starting with bf. I sausage left over from yesterday plus tablespoon tomato ketchup. Midday; airfried chicken stuffed with soft cheese (wish I'd put butter and garlic in instead) plus cauliflower cheese and green veg with 50ml gravy. Evening meal was left over veg fried in butter with blueberries and cream for afters. 2 cups coffee with cream and 1 snack was 4 small squares 70% chocolate. That should come to less than 30g of carbs. Hopefully! Hope you've all had a lovely weekend.
     
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  6. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Cooked a very yummy vegetarian meal of onion, vegetarian shawarma, lots of mushrooms, garlic, some bell pepper, and a generous amount of cream, to be served on green beans this afternoon. It only needed to be reheated and the beans cooked.

    But just when I had put the beans to cook I received a long and complicated phonecall from a friend who'll have a difficult talk with her boss tomorrow, so I turned off the gas.

    It being 10:15 PM now, I guess I'll do with a portion of Greek yoghurt, some nuts, some pork scratchings with aioli, and a couple of chocolaty nut things instead, and I'll move my meal to the fridge.
     
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  7. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Master
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    Breakfast: my usual low carb coconut ‘porridge’ with strawberries washed down with a black coffee.
    Late morning: black coffee and an Aldi protein bar.
    Skipped lunch.
    Mid afternoon: black coffee and a carb killa bar
    Tea at ILs: cold meat, cheese and salad buffet followed by one Jaffa cake!
     
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  8. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    B: yoghurt with seeds. Ham omelette withe a side of mushrooms
    L: asparagus salad, fish with veg, mint mousse. White wine
    D: small antipasti, cream cheese soup ( was thick and tasty and no I don't't know the recipe) lamb with ratatouille, cheese, red wine, 1 brandy.
    Bg has been fine all day. Alcohol is definitely lowering it of an evening
     
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  9. Riva_Roxaban

    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bacon and a two egg and cheese omelette, two slices of toast with vegimite for breakfast.
    Beef and bacon pie, lemon cordial with a scoop of osmolax for smoko.
    Nothing for lunch.
    Leftover beef stew from the day before, tasted better as well for supper at six.

    Two ANZAC biscuits watching Goliath on Prime.

    It's ANZAC Day here in Australia today (Monday).

    Lets we forget...

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. RosemaryJackson

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    Morning all. Well, it's Pensioner's Lunch Club today so your guess is as good as mine but I do know that at teatime whatever I eat will be carb free! And no snacks. I don't want to give up my monday club, I have lots of friends there and I don't get out much. So it perks me up.
     
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  11. iwilltouchyourcat

    iwilltouchyourcat LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday I had the same lunch as the day before because it was so nice.
    Vegan keto bread, beyond meat burger. Vegan Gouda slice and lettuce

    Tea was roasted cauliflower steaks with Brussel sprouts and edamame beans.

    Snack was some quorn slices and vegan primula cheese.

    My blood sugar started out at 6 which is a morning record low for me but went up to 10 by lunchtime and stayed there until the evening. Total carbs was 35g, total cals 1250.
     
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  12. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday, for the first time ever, I used some dried marrowfat peas to make mushy peas. Just as an experiment, you understand. Didn't stick to the recipe, of course but added some veg stock and a few vegetables, including some lettuce which needed to be used before it went too soft and some lemon bits and pieces from the lemon I used for a salad the other day. I cooked it beyond mushy to paste-like so that it reminded me of the peas pudding we used to get for school dinner in the 50's (strangely, I was the only one who enjoyed that). Anyway, I used a tablespoon of it as a spread on a slice of wholemeal toast for my breakfast. I really enjoyed it but have no idea how many carbs it would represent as a meal and it didn't stave off the pangs of hunger for long, so I just had a tin of sardines in olive oil to try to plug the gap. BG didn't go up anyway and stayed around the 6 mark.

    I will need a further meal and am in the process of making some cauliflower and broccoli rice which I will make into some kind of egg fried "rice" dish.

    Neil couldn't get fresh mint for me the other day when I needed it but came home from the shops today with some - smells lovely. I'll have to find a way to use it before it goes off.
     
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  13. Outlier

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    Brunch of home-made mushroom soup with chicken stock, leeks, salad leaves, slice of lemon, olive oil, loads of garlic, sprinkle of turmeric and cayenne. Evening meal will be herb omelette and salad.

    Annb, do you have room on a window-sill to grow mint in a pot? It's pretty sturdy stuff, and you'd have fresh leaves whenever you wanted some.
     
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  14. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My parents used to grow mint in their garden in Kent and it was so difficult to control - wanted to take over the whole garden so I thought I'd do the same. I also thought I could grow other herbs in my garden. But they all die. It must be the wind and rain that finishes them off. So I tried growing them on my (very narrow) windowsills and they just don't grow. I have herbs in pots all over the place, but they don't recover after their first flourishing. The winter kills them off. I have one pot which I am currently nurturing in a planter right beside my back door, so sheltered by the house. It is just putting on leaf now. The rosemary survived the winter in the same planter, but it is very spindly and bedraggled. Thyme, sage and parsley died very rapidly. Bay is looking very sickly, but it is still alive. I really need a greenhouse, but can't afford one. Anyway, greenhouses and poly-tunnels often don't survive the winter here either. I have grown chives in a pot on the windowsill, which tasted of nothing when I cut them and I currently have some Chinese chives growing on the windowsill - they have no flavour either. Same problem with basil - my favourite herb - it just doesn't grow. So - I am reduced to buying herbs from the supermarket as and when I can get them.
     
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  15. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Expert

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    I loved savoury suetcrust dishes! I also loved jam roly poly with the suet crust. I remember my Mum/Grandma crisping the suet crust by the coal fire. The dumpling always ended up by the fire too to form that external skin.
    Funnily enough, another thing that came into my mind last night was Beetroot Stout. They used to make it as a tonic when you were ill. I remember it was beetroot, loads of brown sugar and sweetheart stout but it was done in stages and that's what a cannot remember.
     
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  16. MommaE

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    In an ice cube to drop in a glass of gin? Or just me?
     
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  17. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Expert

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    Saturday 23 April bed 6.6 FBG 5.6. Jujitsu this morning for the boys then son wanted to go to Costco after plus I wanted to go to M&S (which son was delighted about as he adds things to my trolley which usually I pay for!).l

    B.TAG and 2 slices of SLC toast with ox tongue and coleslaw.

    L. I was hungry when I got back from all the shopping so had 6 small chicken wings that had to be eaten.

    D. Cold cuts - 1 slice each ox tongue, mortadella, wafer thin roast beef and ham, 6 pieces of the mini German sausage (why did Sainsbury's think 2 packs x 20 salami was a good substitute for another 2 packs of German sausage??), deli coleslaw and another 2 chicken wings. M&S Pancetta crisps.

    Later I had one of my dark fix chocolates - another praline. There's different types.


    Sunday 24 April - bed 7.6 FBG 6.9 No swimming lessons so pushed on with the fabric sort. I now have 2 bags ready for a trip to recycling tomorrow. Also did a bit of schoolwork prep. I'm going to now be teaching youngest grandson 2 afternoons per week. We discovered his bad behaviour is down to him being bullied so he'll be at home in the afternoons for a while.

    B. TAG and 2 slices of SLC toast with egg mayo.

    L. Nothing

    D. Campari and soda. Hubby decided he'd like a version of the DD seafood salad I'd made before. My one consisted of lettuce, bistro tomatoes, salmon fillet, prawns, queenie scallops, squid, anchovies, egg, beetroot, 1/2 avocado, mini cucumber, walnuts, mini mozzarella. Dressing was mayo, sour cream, lime juice and garlic. Very filling so half of that plate was put away for lunch today (Monday).

    My one dark fix chocolate. Another gin one. 20220424_185606.jpg
     
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  18. Zhnyaka

    Zhnyaka Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The food in your photos always looks so delicious!
     
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  19. Annb

    Annb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just found this on the internet, @maglil55:

    https://kitchencounterculture121.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/beetroot-stout/

    Sounds as though it might be one of those "good for you" remedies but very sugary.
     
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  20. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Yesterdays uneaten meal was at least as good as I expected!
    Onion, vegan shawarma, lots of mushrooms, garlic, some bell pepper, some chilli and curry powder, and a generous amount of cream.

    Easily adapted to vegan and low carb by using coconut oil/cream (no idea what you call it in the UK) instead of the cream, and easily made even lower carb by using shawarma from meat instead of the vegan one. :)


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