My only criticism of this eating regimen has been repetitive meals. That's mostly because it's not yet time for me to do my grocery shopping and my 'old' groceries were not chosen for this diet. Good news is that my shopping list has shrunk. A lot.
Today, my niece scored so many points by finding this recipe from Delish. It's a "No-carb BLT", and it tastes SO good.
I had to make a quick store run for more bacon (because I eat so much of it), and I grabbed a couple more ingredients to make this BLT. I was starving, by the way. Of course, I didn't write down the video recipe (just went off the images), so this is what my recipe ended up as:
- 1/2 a ripe avocado
- 1 1/2 Tbls full fat mayo
- 1/4 of a tomato (I used a hothouse one from Walmart)
- 6 slices of bacon, cooked to medium crispiness
- 3 leaves of romaine lettuce
- I sliced the tomato into medium sized "fingers" & mixed the avocado and mayo together with a fork.
- I spread the mayo-cado mix onto the lettuce leaf, added some tomato, then topped it with bacon.
Best of all is that I didn't even need to use any seasonings because the bacon was seasoned enough.
I chowed on this so hard that I almost chewed one of my own fingers! It's a little bit messy because of the mayo-cado (especially if you dollop on too much like I did) but, oh man, is it a good dish.
Like I said, I was starving hungry, but I managed to get one good photo before I finished all of it off:
This is probably the best thing I've eaten since going low-carb. Man!
To be honest, I will probably use the mayo-cado mix on other things - sausage or burger patties.
Apparently, avocados don't keep well once ripened. In order to save money, I guess I will have to preserve some of them by tightly bagging them up with lemon juice. In the future, I will only by small quantities of unripe 'cados (or just go snag a couple of ripe ones as I need them).
By the way, I think I mentioned in a previous post that one of my favorite low-carb snacks is cheese and olives. While I was at Costco today, I was able to taste these today. Costco (Anchorage, AK) price was $5.69 which isn't bad at all. Very, very yummy and I don't normally do near anything with jalapeno peppers. They aren't even that spicy (at least the heat doesn't last long), plus I eat mine with little pieces of mild cheddar cheese.
So, there you go. I hope that this is helpful for anyone trying to cut down on the carbs. Next post, I will share some recipes that I am collecting from some other online buddies.