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/

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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 ?

returned…just to leave again

hello folks. I returned last week… and didn’t post for this week…and prob won’t post for another week.

it has been a crazy week. between working, family stuff, and just plain being busy I haven’t had any motivation to post.

I feel bad and I’m sorry for anyone that usually follows me.

starting tomorrow I’ll be gone for another week for boy scout resident camp.i won’t have connections to internet or phone for about 5 days.

then once I return it’s getting ready for school. it’s going to be a crazy couple of weeks.

Adventures of a curvy girl: program by design at YMCA

Do you go to the YMCA? I joined a couple of weeks ago when I found out that I could do it through work. Do you go to the gym and do your own routine? or do the group classes?

I was going upstairs to the gym where the equipment is and doing my own thing. then I found a couple classes that basically make up my cardio and strength training.

one of the benefits of the YMCA is the program called “program by design.” I have not been to other gyms, but I’m sure they have something similar to this. basically, it is a free service provided by the y from one of the trainers. women2

today, I had my first meeting with one of the trainers. he meet with me and we discussed what I wanted to get out of the exercising and how he could help me get there. I am a very organized person that needs things wrote down for me and a plan. I like my plans. Ok, I love plans and I stick with plans.

I basically told him that I need something very detailed and options. if I continue to go to my piloxing class and strength training class I shouldn’t need to go upstairs to the gym. but life gets in the way sometimes and I don’t always make it to a class. instead of saying oh well… and never returning (which I have done). I want options. if I don’t go to strength training what equipment could I use upstairs and how many repetitions. if I don’t do piloxing, then I could do treadmill interval training, walking, swimming, or cycling. options are better than anything.

I was very satisfied with the outcome of the meeting today. the trainer was very nice and very informed about what to do. he took in to consideration that I have a life and a women3family, that going to the gym every day sometimes isn’t possible.

the first meeting is basically to go over everything that I want for a program to stay fit. the next meeting (next Wednesday), is to go over the design that he has made out for me with my options. I am looking forward to seeing what he has designed for me.

 

have you every had this done, an exercise plan designed for you?

did you enjoy it?

get bored?

my biggest fear is that I won’t like it and I will be disappointed in myself when I donwomen4‘t follow it.

library haul 04

my addiction for books has gotten me into trouble !

I went online to renew my books yesterday and my fines were up to 15.75! I have a book that has been racking up fines since July 7th. called the library immediately to see when they closed. I had 30 minutes to get there.

rushed around and found books that I needed to return.

went to pay my fines…and got more books. even when I have about 10 sitting here to read lol

the sunshine sisters by jane green

Ronni sunshine is known in Hollywood as a star. she was never a star at home but pushed her three daughters away. they each went off on their own path in life. ronni calls them home to spend time with her due to an illness.

every last lie by Mary kubica

Clara’ s life is disrupted when her husband and daughter are in a accident, taking her husband’s life. her life gets messy when her daughter starts having nightmares about the night. when Clara starts looking into the accident she finds out there was more to it then an accident.

secrets in summer by Nancy Thayer

every year visitors flock to Nantucket for the summer. Darcy looks forward to meeting her new neighbors each year that blossom into friendships. this year, her neighbors are not only someone she knows but does not look forward to seeing, her ex husband and his family. while dealing with them she is juggling two different romances along with other neighbors she has met.

secrets of the tulip sisters by Susan mallery

Kelly and Olivia have never been close. Kelly is a tulip farmer that has a pretty predictable life. her life is thrown for a curve ball when her sister returns home and a man that sets his sights on kelly.

I’m excited to read these books but I need to finis up some of my other ones!