|The Big Nasty = The Mighty Juicy Loosey, low carb,|
keto, Atkins Induction-friendly and lovin' life.
There I said it. By the time these bad boys were off the grill and on our plate, it was as if my tummeh was sayin’, “Get. In. Mah. Belleh!”
And who am I to argue with “the man?”
|Green beans start out looking so lovely, fresh, and|
innocent. But then they find out they're goin' to the bigs
with "Big Nasty," the Blue Cheese Juicy Loosey.
If you’ve never experienced a Juicy Loosey. I encourage you to drop everything you’re doing and run to the market to hunt and gather for tonight’s meal. Ermagersh. So good. Words escape me. But I will tell you one thing. I’m heartily glad I was a Girl Scout and plan ahead. Because I had these crafty little Induction Friendly Coconut Chia Buns in DS9 (Deep Space 9 aka the chest freezer), this dinner was a low carb piece of cake. Super duper easy.
Here’s my thought on the buns. I don’t exactly KNOW where chia falls on the carb ladder, but if I had to guess, I would guess it falls into the Induction-friendly “flax” category. Chia seeds are very high in quality protein and are very low in carbs, acting mostly like a soluble fiber, especially when served in something wet. I’m allergic to flax, or else I would use a blend of coconut flour, flax, protein powder and pork skins. So I’m gonna count these buns as Induction buns and wait for the Atkins Food Police to arrest me and take away my Captain Cunning Decoder Ring. (Hope that doesn’t happen…I love that ring!) Oh, and when you're doing Induction, hold off adding the sesame seeds; they're not Induction-friendly.
|Omelet with Beef Enchilada Sauce, the gift that|
keeps on giving! Cook once, eat many, many times!
This is the next to the last day of my 2 week Induction period. I will begin using the New Atkins Made Easy (NAME) to climb the OWL ladder. My endless days spent locked at Induction levels with Induction limits are over. I want to eat as wide a variety of healthy, fabulous, low carb foods as possible because that keeps me from ever feeling deprived (ok, rarely, feeling deprived). And truthfully, you’ve seen the menus. How can anyone feel deprived on the food I have eaten over the last 2 weeks? See ya tomorrow; same bat station, same bat time!
Atkins Induction Day 13
Brunch (625 Calories; 48g Fat (68.9% calories from fat); 35g Protein; 13g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 533mg Cholesterol; 9g Net Carbohydrate)
3c decaff coffee, black, unsweetened
Omelet With Chili and Fresh Salsa
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 serving Beef Enchilada Dip
1/2 jalapeno chile pepper
1/8 cup red onion
ounce grape tomatoes
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, whole
2 ounces avocado
Dinner (880 Calories; 71g Fat (72.7% calories from fat); 44g Protein; 16g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 230mg Cholesterol; 10g Net Carbohydrate)
Big Bad Blue Cheese Bacon Juicy Loosey With Ugly Green Beans and Salad
1 serving Coconut Flax Buns
5 ounces 80/20 ground beef
1 ounce blue cheese
1 1/2 ounces cherry tomatoes
2 romaine lettuce leaves
1 tablespoon mayonnaise, Hellman's
3 ounces green beans
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 cup red onions
2 bacon slices
NOTES: I went over again by 1 gram of Net Carbohydrate. I believe the world did tilt on its axis at the precise time that happened…