Low carb cube steak

Tonight’s dinner was simple and fast. we decided to spend the night playing games as a family instead of cooking a meal that was going to take a bit of time.

Basically I took cube steak and seasoned them to our liking.

sauteed onions and mushrooms.

Cooked green beans with seasoning and kerrygold butter.

Viola! dinner is served !

The boys also had mashed potatoes and corn. I had to resist because my weakness is potatoes.

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Keto/low carb Hamburger soup

I know it doesn’t sound glamorous and I’m sure it is a little weird. But with this new way of eating that I’m doing, I’m restricted to a lot of what i usually eat.

On Thanksgiving I cheated quite a bit on the food and the day after during black Friday. I wasn’t in the mood to cook and fast food was a better option.

How did I feel later? Horrible at myself that I gained 5 pounds!

To help jump start losing weight, I cooked 3 pounds of hamburger with onions and seasoning.

I also sauteed some mushrooms and green peppers.

I mixed the vegetables with the meat and then mixed in two cans of beef broth. normally you would use bone broth because of all the added fat but I didn’t have any. I added the healthy fat that I needed by using kerrygold butter.

I ate about one and half cups and added some more butter.

I know what ur thinking… that looks disgusting but it is so filling ! I ate about cup and half and sprinkled on some cheese. I had to add a little more extra seasoning to it but it was very tasty.

You are also prob asking why did I chose this soup. I did some research and found that to jump start metabolism would eat the same thing of the hamburger soup every day. People at times will stop losing weight when on a low carb or keto diet. I didn’t stop but wanted to get back on track and lose those 5 pounds I gained back in one day !

If you are interested in learning more, here is one of the websites I looked at.

https://www.isavea2z.com/how-to-break-a-weight-loss-stall-on-the-ketogenic-diet/

French onion chicken

I have been eating a lot more healthier and chicken is my go to meal.

I was recently on Pinterest, big surprise I know, and the recipe for healthy French onion chicken kept popping up. After looking at the pictures for about 10 minutes, I figured might as well try this for dinner some night.

Ingredients:

chicken breast boneless skinless. I cooked 4 total that were quite large.

mushrooms

large onion

gravy mix

seasonings of your choice

Directions:

In a large baking dish, I coated bottom of pan with non stick spray and then put the chicken breast in.

To give the onions and mushrooms better flavor, I sauteed those first.

Prepared the gravy. Now this is where I messed up. The gravy calls for 1 cup. I did a little more because it would have cooked down and lost some of the water. Not the case. I should have done less water so that it would have thicken up. Oh well. Just be prepared if you want thick or thin gravy lol

Everything went into the pan then oven on 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, I took the pan out and added cheese. This was also the time that I put the fresh green beans in.

I let the chicken cook for another 20 minutes and then removed from oven.

I also served a nice cesear salad on the side. Doesn’t it look delicious?!?

It was very good but I found out that I messed up on the gravy. Other than that, the recipe was a success. I will for sure have to make this again.

Chicken gaucomole lettuce wraps

Lettuce wraps seem to be very popular in the low carb world. It takes the place of the bread, which is obviously good in my case.

For this recipe, I basically just cooked one chicken breast up and cut into smaller pieces.

I added to it Pico De gallo, cheese, and gaucomole.

It doesn’t look the prettiest prob from 1. the gaucomole 2. my lack my picture taking skills. I’m going with number 2 because it was really good.

I added some seasoning salt, pepper, and lime juice. put into the lettuce wraps and enjoyed !!

They were a little messy…and a little spicy but very satisfying and filling.

Have you ever done lettuce wraps? share your recipes with me !

Homemade egg sandwich with mason jar lid

Do you like McDonald’s egg mcmuffin? I do but I can’t babe the bread.

So after so pinteresting and Facebook investigating, I came across a recipe where you cook your eggs on a skillet using a mason jar lid.

I was skeptical. I didn’t know they were going to run out of be burned but I figured it’s just two eggs right ?

After two successful breakfasts, I thought it was time to show you how I did it.

First, take the top of your mason jar lid and put on a hot skillet. once heated up, use spray to get the inside. You can also pre spray it before hand or even put on a paper towel and wipe it down. I did the first, way to messy. the second… I don’t have paper towels.

I scrambled my eggs first and added a little seasoning. I was trying to hide the egg taste because I don’t eat eggs very often.

the trick to prevent it from coming out is to pour slowly.

turn the heat down a little low and let them cook. I cook until they are bubbling and some of the egg mixture on top spills over.

Once that happens I flip them over with the spatula. Do not touch the lid, it will be hot!

They aren’t perfect when you flip them over. once they cook a little longer than you can take the ring off using the spatula.

For one sandwich I did bacon, cheese, and egg.

Another sandwich I did was bacon tomatoe, egg, and gaucomole.

Will you try this recipe ? Have you made it before?

Taco portabella mushroom cap

Tacos or any kind of Mexican food is my weakness. Being on a food lifestyle change, I needed something that was low carb.

I had leftover portabella caps available from a meal earlier this week and decided for lunch I would use my left over taco fixings from dinner.

As you may know from experience, left overs don’t take much for meal prep. I basically just heated up the taco meat. This was prepared by cooking 2 pounds ground beef with taco seasoning. Easy Peasy!

I cooked my portabella mushroom cap on a skillet for about 5 minutes to make it a little soft.

After everything was heated up, just assembly was needed!

I topped with cheese and pico de gallo with a side of gaucomole. Delicious!

What are your recipes for low carb meals using a portabella mushroom cap?

Left over chicken, broccoli, cheese on a portabella mushroom

Left overs. I don’t mind eating them. My boys ? Not so much.

Yesterday I posted my recipe for low carb chicken, broccoli, and cheese dish. I decided for lunch to use those left overs for today.

I had portabella mushroom caps available to use. They are large and perfect to use to and fill up for a delcious meal.

This meal really didn’t take much time, just popping the leftovers in the microwave and putting the mushroom cap on a skillet just to soften it a little bit.

I also served on the side broccoli with cheese.

The picture really doesn’t show the mushroom I just realized, but you have to take my word for this. It was delcious!

Low carb chicken, broccoli, cheese, and mushroom

Everyone seems to have heard of keto, low carb, high fat meals. lately I have been eating more healthy by doing low carb.

My boys loved this meal and thought that it was very flavorful. they didn’t even mind that it was low carb for me lol. I served it with cauliflower rice on the side for me with a salad. the boys had mashed potatoes instead of the cauliflower rice.

Before I get on with the recipe… have you ever had cauliflower rice? I heard that it is very flavorful but I did not care for this kind. I’m not sure if it was the seasonings of lemon and garlic or what. I do have another bag to try and I am willing to give it a try.

Ingredients :

diced chicken

mushrooms

large onion

cheese (your choice )

broccoli small cuts

cocunut oil

directions:

1. first I cut up the chicken in bite size pieces. I had tenders that I really didn’t know what to do with, this recipe was just a random creation.

2. Also cut up a large onion.

3. I had found at the store broccoli small cuts for only $1. this container has seriously lasted me thru 4 different meals !

4. In a skillet with coconut oil, brown your chicken with onions.

5. Once browned add the mushrooms. this is when I seasoned everything woth garlic, salt, and pepper.

6. add your broccoli. now if you don’t have small bits, you can just use some from the freezer section or even fresh large pieces of broccoli, I bet that is delicious!

7. once everything is cooked, add your cheese and let melt. Dinner is served !

Like I mention earlier, I served with salad and cauliflower rice.

Will you be trying this recipe ?

Have you made something similar ?

One pan sausage and peppers meal

I like meals that are fast and easy. I’m sure you have seen that displayed in some of my posts regarding our meals.

on Pinterest I have been seeing a lot of recipes for one pan meals. everything is thrown on a sheet pan, you cook, and viola! dinner is done! clean up is minimal. well it should be, in our house it’s like one of everything is used to cook.

For this meal all you need is onions, peppers (color your choice), mushrooms (type and size your choice), and sausage (again type your choice.

basically you can make this meal adjusted to whatever vegetable and meat you are having. next time, I think I’m going to do chicken.

I cut up all the vegetables. placed on the sheet pan and seasoned.

For the sausage I had echrich cheddar sausage. put that on top of the sheet pan.

put in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes at 350*.

sorry the end picture is a little blurry. lol ok you really can’t see anything in the picture lol.

I made pearled couscous for the side.