I stay away from anything sweet tasting as it spikes insulin and then gets my hunger going. I now eat enough at each meal that I do not really do snacks, but in the beginning I idid tuna and mayo, devil eggs or had chicken drumsticks in the fridge.
Fitness Minutes: (330) Posts: 275 4/13/13 10:50 P
Hey, NewB, and I am glad you made it back home today!
One snack, if you aren't induction, that is really low carb and out of this world is homemade chocolate bars! The only thing it has in it that I am not sure about it cocoa powder, but you can buy Hershey's unsweetened at only 1g/T, so the other ingredients I *know* are okay for induction. It's just a matter of what plan you are doing. A little goes a long way, so I usually get by with just a piece when I get choco cravings. Recipe is below (not mine; pulled from coconut oil site and altered):
1-2 T. cocoa powder (approx. 1-2g carbs); 4 T. coconut oil; 1-2 packets of Splenda (1-2g carbs); 1-2 drops vanilla (optional)..................mix all together, nuke for about 15 secs til oil melts. Stir until blended. Pour into a saucer and freeze for 15 mins (I store in freezer bag afterwards). Carb count is the total of whatever you used.
- I love barbecue-flavored pork rinds. Normal (plain) ones are also good if you melt together some butter, Splenda and cinnamon and mix them up with it; this sweet treat is to die for (just start with a mix of 2 T. butter, 1 packet Splenda, and 1/4 t. cinnamon, melted in mirco for about 15-20 secs and stir, then pour/mix into 1-2 servings of the rinds; delish!).
- Take Wyler's sugar-free drink mix and mix 1 pkt (8 c. worth) into 1 c. water. Freeze in popsicle molds.
- Celery and cream cheese is always good. I also really like celery with lemon juice and seasoned salt.
- Beef pepperoni sticks (1g carb) from Costco (about $10/bag for 24 sticks) are fantastic! I love them with their mozzarella string cheese (1g carb) and some slices of pickle (0g carb) or some grape tomatoes (3g carb for 5 of them).
- Pickle roll "sushi": take a dill pickle, schmear with cream cheese, and wrap a piece of lunch meat around it. Cut into slices and it looks like sushi and tastes delish!
- "Just the Cheese" snacks from Amazon; I used to buy these by the case, last time we were heavily into post-induction (great snack for the movie theater, much like a popcorn substitute).
- Sliced grilled chicken strips; great to keep in fridge and dip in ranch (Walden Farms stuff you can get online is 0g carb - wonderful stuff! They have syrup and bunches of other stuff too.)
- Root Beer Float: Diet A&W with 1 T. cream in it omg yum!
- Little smokies sausages
- Vienna sausages (bit carbier than other stuff, but also better if you're on a budget)
canned tuna and salmon, sardines, smoked mussels and oysters. dill pickles. pepperoni sticks. endive to pile things on. shirataki noodles. wheat free things made in a mug, like muffin in a minute. i like slicing cucumber and stacking stuff on it like a cracker, things like ham, cheese, 1/2 a cherry tomato or cream cheese and an olive. i love stuffing sweet bell peppers with tuna or salmon or chicken salad.
Hard boiled eggs/egg salad, pork rinds with a dip made of sour cream and whatever seasonings you want, celery sticks, radishes, cucumbers/cucumbers in sour cream w/garlic,onion powder and dill, any leftover meat. Rotissere chicken from the grocery deli works as a great snack all week. I get the baked that is individual pieces.
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Fitness Minutes: (636) Posts: 64 4/13/13 2:27 P
I don't eat much at one time Monday- Friday and usually just snack throughout the day since its just me then on weekends i eat meals with the family. I am going shopping today. Currently i keep cottage cheese, cheese sticks, summer sausage and pepperoni in the fridge for snacking or very light meals I am wanting to lower my carb amount to 10 or under currently I am keeping it under 20. what are some snacks or light meals you would suggest that has 0 carbs or very minimal? Also I would like to start keeping my cheese intake lower
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