06 13 2021

Today is a get together at my dad’s house for an early Father’s Day, as he’ll be out of town next weekend. My dad’s text went like this: we’ll be making chicken and real potato salad, to which I replied: sounds good! I’m keto so will be bringing asparagus salad and keto potato salad. Here is the recipe: https://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/279561/cauliflower-potato-salad/

Here is how I made it:

1 head cauliflower chopped into florets

2 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup sliced scallions

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 Tbsp Dijon mustard

sprinkle ground black pepper

Coat chopped cauliflower w olive oil and cook 450 degrees F 20 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes.

After cooled put cauliflower in a large bowl. Add scallions, mayo, mustard, and pepper. Stir well.

Cover and refrigerate for one day before serving.

*Lessons learned: do not overcook the cauliflower. When it’s overcooked, the texture does not mimic a potato, but rather is softer and does not keep well as leftovers. I let the cauliflower cool in the oven which burned the edges and my sister asked me if there was meat in it as a result of the discoloration.

5 16 2021

Here is what I ate the past few days:

9:30am 3 scrambled eggs w grated cheddar, 2 mugs coffee w heavy cream and Swerve

2:00pm salad w bleu cheese dressing, low carb tortillas w cheese Rotel dip, asparagus, filet mignon

3:00pm keto cold cereal

8:00am 3 scrambled eggs w grated cheddar, 2 mugs coffee w heavy cream and Swerve

12:30pm salad w ranch dressing, asparagus, filet mignon, Rotel dip

3:30pm homemade caramel popcorn, 2 string cheese

6:30pm chocolate chip keto cookies

8:00am 3 scrambled eggs w grated cheddar, 2 mugs coffee w heavy cream and Swerve

12:30pm salad w ranch dressing, keto cereal w unsweetened almond milk

4:00pm kettle corn made w olive oil and swerve, keto chocolate chip cookies

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5 15 2021

11:00am 3 scrambled eggs w shredded cheddar, chives, 1/2 avocado, sriracha, everything bagel topping, mug coffee w heavy cream and Swerve

2:00pm salad w blue cheese, peanut satay sauce, filet mignon, and asparagus, chocolate and vanilla pudding w keto chocolate chip cookie

5:30pm keto cold cereal w almond milk

6:30pm 1 grass fed beef stick and 1 string cheese

What surprised me about yesterday was even though I didn’t stick to eating within a narrow window of four hours of eating time, I lost a pound. Since I started eating later in the morning, it afforded me some later snacks. I got hungry within an hour of having my cereal, but I remembered someone saying that eating meat won’t kick you out of keto, which is the reason for choosing the meet and cheese.

The strategy I use for breakfast lately is to refrain from eating any carbs. So I cut out the slice of toast to save carbs for later on in the day for when I’m craving a snack and can enjoy cold cereal.

5 14 2021

Here is what I ate today:

8:00am three scrambled eggs w grated cheddar, 1/2 avocado, sriracha, everything bagel topping, mug coffee w heavy cream and Swerve

12:00pm vegetable curry, ribs

4:00pm 2 slices homemade pepperoni pizza on low carb tortilla, 1 bowl keto cold cereal w unsweetened almond milk, 1 keto chocolate chip peanut butter cookie

5/13/2021

Here is what I ate today:

8:00am three scrambled eggs w cheddar cheese, 1/2 avocado, everything bagel seasoning and sriracha, mug coffee w heavy cream and Swerve

1:45pm vegetable curry w cucumber, onion, and broccoli, three gyoza, 6 pieces sashimi

6:45pm ribs, vegetable curry, keto chocolate chip peanut butter cookie, sugar free chocolate and vanilla pudding

5/12/2021

8:00am 3 scrambled eggs w cheddar cheese, 1/2 avocado, everything bagel topping, sriracha, mug coffee w heavy cream and Swerve

11:15am Low carb tortillas, mozzarella, white onion, artichokes, pepperoni, and pasta sauce

6:00pm

tuna salad, avocado, lettuce, onion wrap sandwich, Lily’s sugar free dark chocolate peanut butter cup, Lily’s sugar free dark chocolate almond bark