Things that have helped me stay on track so far? My Mom made a batch of LC Monkey Bread (3.85g for a twelfth of the recipe), pre-sliced and bagged up in the fridge for fast breakfasts, Atkins Frozen Meals for lunch (I had Crustless Chicken Pot Pie today, 5g net carbs), and The New Atkins For A New You Cookbook! All of the recipes take around 30 minutes to prepare, which is perfect for Garrick to help watch the baby after he gets home from work while I get back into the habit of making dinner every night! So far, the Greek Meatball recipe is one of my favorites...24 meatballs with a grand total of 8g carb (it's supposed to be 4 servings of 6 meatballs), we split it three ways for 2.67g servings. It went together in about 5 minutes and only took 20 minutes to bake in the oven, we warmed up a little Spaghetti Sauce to pour over them...it was yummy.
Last night, I made Chicken Continental out of the 500 More Low Carb Recipes book (by Dana Carpender)...again, 8g net carbs for the whole recipe, split three ways instead of 4, we counted it at 2.67g per serving. This one is just chicken breast, ham, and asiago cheese! It took a little longer, about 40 minutes, but it was our favorite meal of all week!
Another "helper", to help curb my sweet tooth, is the Fat Bombs I made today...at 2.3g for a tenth of the recipe (which I will share with you), it made for a good dessert after lunch, and they only took 15-20 minutes to make and freeze (and have ready to eat)!
- 4 Tablespoons Salted Butter (or unsalted, doesn't really matter)
- 4 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, Melted (don't measure it in solid form)
- 6 Tablespoons Peanut Butter (Use what you like, I used Chunky because that's what I have)
- 8 Tablespoons Sugar Free Hershey's Chocolate Chips (Or any sugar free chocolate really)
Whole Recipe: Calories;2002, Fat;184.4, Carb;23, Protein;31.6
1/10 recipe (2 Tablespoons): Calories; 200.2, Fat; 18.4, Carb 2.3, Protein; 3.2
Check your products though, the Peanut Butter I used had 7g carb, 5g net carb! Tastes just like a peanut butter cup though, and the bits of peanut were yummy!