Keto Recipes - Created Date : 11.11.2019
Keto Macros, Meals & Meetups: A Fun Day In My Low Carb Life!
I’m supposed to be out dancing the night away at a Willie Nelson all-star tribute concert (and mainly because one of my favorite bands was performing there!) but I ended up staying in (and out of the cold rain) tonight… so I thought I’d write and share my FUN update with you instead. ??
I’ll share a photo tour of my keto meals for yesterday too, including my MyFitnessPal log and keto macros to give you some real life examples.
I think it helps to see what other people eat, and also how they log it.
I got some GREAT new keto meal ideas myself yesterday, and can’t wait to get in the kitchen and try them out.
I know that sounds crazy coming from me, but yes: I’m inspired to do some cooking! ??
I went to Nashville last night for the Southern Keto Cookbook Tour event to support my friend Natasha on her first of four talks about her cookbook & keto journey.
So much weight lost, so many personal battles won, so many new friends made… that’s what the keto community is all about! ?
I’ll tell you more about the event and what I’m inspired to cook first from her new cookbook in a second. Let me back up and share how my day went in proper order, though. ??
I had a busy morning of work before I headed to Nashville yesterday, so I whipped up 5 eggs scrambled with cheese – which I made two smaller meals out of.
I knew I was going out to eat for dinner, and on those days I try to eat super low carb and clean otherwise, to account for any hidden carbs in restaurant meals.
I had to wrap up work and head out early so I just snacked on some FatSnax keto cookies while I was doing that later in the afternoon – just so I could get by until what I knew would be a fabulous dinner!
I hosted a Keto Dinner Meetup before the book signing event, and met up with three other ladies in the Middle Tennessee area for a meal at Outback Steakhouse.
We all know each other from Instagram, but this was our first time meeting in person – and it was great fun! ??
I had a beautiful 12oz fatty ribeye with grilled asparagus…
Most of us had the steak & asparagus, with a caesar side salad as the second side. Gina had a salad entree that looked delicious!
Note: Outback adds a “vegetable butter” to their broccoli that makes it FOURTEEN carbs! You could get the broccoli without that, but you’d have to special request it. see nutrition facts
I brought treats to share with everyone too. ??
First I passed out FBOMBS, because you’ve probably noticed those are practically a staple in my own keto diet – and I love letting people get to try them.
I also like teaching people the best ways to enjoy them: drizzled over things when you’re at home, or when you’re on the go – using your body heat to make them super yummy!
I also brought my favorite Keto Granola to share, which was sent courtesy of Lolli’s Granola for us to all enjoy. ??
So I had the waiter leave our “bread plates” on the table to use for dessert…
??Lolli has a discount coded into my affiliate link for you, so you’ll see it automatically at checkout when you use this link: http://lollislowcarbgranola.com/lowcarbtraveler ?? ?
The Cinnamon Pecan Crunch is only 1 net carb per serving. That and the Peanut Butter Macadamia (2 net carbs per serving) are MY two favorites.
?All of her granola flavors/recipes passed my blood glucose & ketone testing with flying colors too. ??
Such a great snack and nice treat, and makes delicious cereal. I really love the texture, and she totally nailed the flavors. The Peanut Butter Macadamia is like fresh baked cookies straight out of the oven with a nice nutty crunch! ? ??
Although I will say the granola was a close tie for me next to that thick, fatty ribeye steak… ??
You really want the fatty meats on a keto diet – chicken wings and thighs with the skin on instead of chicken breast, ribeye instead of sirloin steak, salmon instead of white fish, etc.
The goal is to keep protein at 25% max of your total daily calories, and get at least 70% of your daily calories in healthy real-food fats.
You can see an example of that in my MyFitnessPal log for yesterday, and also see how I logged my keto meals for the day:
Hey Lynn- quick questionabout your tracker… did you eat 4 of the Fatsnax chocolate chip cookies? It is showing 8 net carbs? I ate some yesterday so wasn’t sure if I was counting mine incorrectly. Thanks for all your great guidance!!! Have a wonderful week!
Hi Sherri ?? Those cookies (the chocolate chip) just didn’t log right for some reason. If you’ll notice, the numbers don’t add up at the end – because it didn’t subtract the fiber in my net carbs column for some reason, but it did tally right at the end. ?? The chocolate chip are 2 net carbs each.
Lynn! I’ve been following you for quite some time and have truly appreciated the way you share your journey with the world, your encouraging words, and great recommendations. Sooooo I finally tried the Salted Chocolate Macadamia FBOMB —— they are AMAZING! And that is not an exaggeration —- I bought just a few because I was worried I wouldn’t like them that was totally a mistake. I travel a ton for work and because I’m a pescatarian sometimes its hard to get my daily fat intake but this is the best answer. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
I’m so glad you love them TOO, Tiffany. ?? I could live on those!! Most of my meals are vegetarian or pescatarian friendly, or easily could be. I recently made a list for someone in my group – so if you need that list of ideas too, let me know! ?? *cheers*
p.s. When you’re not traveling, try those FBOMB nut butters over berries, nuts, or any other little snack. It makes them delicious!!
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Top 10 Cookery Schools in America
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10. San Diego Culinary Institute
9. Sullivan University National Center for Hospitality Studies
8. Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts
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4. Johnson & Wales University College of Culinary Arts
3. International Culinary Center
2. The Culinary Institute of America
1. Institute of Culinary Education