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I’m going into week three of no sugar or bread… “they” say that you stop craving things, but I think it’s all a lie. Watching my kids eat ice cream the other night I’m pretty sure I sat there drooling. When I do get a taste though everything is crazy sweet. It’s interesting how desensitized our taste buds get.
This week will be the first big test of how we do on the diet when other people are in charge of cooking and planning. We have a big troop campout over the weekend with meals planned out for everyone. I’m thinking it’s going to mean bringing along our own snacks and small items to make sure we get full since potato chips and other things aren’t going to work.
Chicken Kabobs (in Oven)
Going for an easy meal tonight that everyone will love. Rather than dealing with the grill, these are great in the oven. For the adults and big girls I’ll add zucchini and green peppers to the skewers but the littles don’t care about those veggies so they will get green beans probably.
Chicken & Sausage (slow cooker)
We had this a few weeks ago and it was a big hit. So it’s making a repeat appearance. The girls eat this over rice and we will probably do spiralized zucchini (which is amazing).
I leave out the white wine in the recipe and just use more chicken broth to lower the carbs further. I only adds about 1 carb per person, but isn’t a big part of the flavor so not needed.
Dinner at Moe’s
Someone in our house turns 6 this week! We typically let them eat out for their birthday and thankfully Moe’s tends to be the request. So we will splurge for the night and celebrate.
Moe’s is probably one of the easiest restaurants to eat at on a Keto diet. Here’s what we do:
Get a bowl and add in any meat you want. We order double meat since my husband and I will split it.
Add in grilled onions and peppers, chopped romaine, bacon, sour cream, guac, and cheese. Total is about 11-13 carbs for the whole bowl (cut in half for frugal folks who share).
The girls have really been missing our weekly pizza night (totally placing all the blame on them and trying not to think about how great a hunk of pizza crust would taste). So this week we are attempting a low carb recipe for our pizza. They will continue on with our regular no rise recipe that is super quick and the big girls know how to make by heart.
I pondered just buying low carb frozen pizza but was told that was against the rules of make your own pizza night…
Sandwiches & Snacks
The first night of our campout each family brings a picnic dinner, so that means lettuce wrapped sandwiches for us and probably pasta salad for the girls. They are a tad sandwiched out, and the big girls have a late cross country meet that night so the carbs will be a help for them. Humorous isn’t it…
I’ve found that big leaves of iceburg lettuce are the easiest to make into sandwich wrappers and we love roast beef and cheese, so load it up! I’ll also bring celery and peanut butter for snacks as well as almonds.
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