Day 5 food log

Still feeling pretty good on the (s)low carb diet. I’ve found so many great recipes and ideas for meals that I can’t wait to try.

Here is today’s fare…

Breakfast: 1.5 slices of bacon and 1 egg (my standard) – no pic

Snack: Plain, full-fat Fage Yogurt + blueberries

Lunch: Low-Carb Taco Salad (see recipe here)

Dinner: Leftovers from last night – Low-Carb Meatloaf and Cheesy Pureed Cauliflower (see recipes here)

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Recipe: Low-Carb Dijon Skillet Chicken

I love cooking with chicken thighs instead of chicken breast. Thighs are so much juicier, and the portion size (for me) is perfect! It’s almost impossible to screw this dish up. Tonight, I’m going to pair this chicken with roasted asparagus and a 1/2 of a baked sweet potato (doctored up with butter, salt, and a bit of sour cream!)

Ingredients:

  • 2 T. Sherry Vinegar
  • 1.5 T. Dijon Mustard
  • 3/4 c. Chicken Broth
  • 1 – 1.5 lbs. Chicken Thighs
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. Herbs d’ Provence
  • 1/8 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 T. Butter

Preparation:

  • Prepare the Dijon “sauce”: Whisk together the vinegar and dijon mustard, then add the chicken broth. Set aside.
  • Rinse the thighs, and pat them dry with paper towels. Season them with salt, pepper, herbs d’ provence, and garlic powder on both sides. (I put measurements above, but really I just eyeball it.)
  • Heat up the butter in a non-stick pan to Med/Med-High, and brown thighs on both sides (about 2 minutes on each side).
  • Add the Dijon sauce and turn the temp down to Low. Cover and let simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove lid and let simmer for an additional 5 minutes in order for the sauce to thicken a bit.
  • They are ready when the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.

Serves 2 – 4.

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A Compilation: Sticking to Low-Carb for Good

This is the tricky part. I can easily do low-carb for one or two weeks, but when the third week rolls around, I just get so sick of it. That’s why I’m going to scour the internet and find the best advice on how to do this long-term.  A lot of what I found pretty much pertains to any diet out there, but some tips were specifically geared towards low-carb.

Quick Summary:

Articles:

I’d love to hear of other great blogs, articles, books, and websites that address the long-term issues of sticking to a low-carb diet. Please post them in the comments!