Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Last Breakfast for 2014 - Low Carb Awesomeness
This morning I decided to make something a little different for the last breakfast of 2014. I recently made a batch of my Mini Cranberry Walnut Loaves. With that recipe, I created 8 mini loaves (with my mini loaf pan); 6 round power bagel/muffins (using my mini round cake pan) and 4 thinner rounds (using my muffin top pan). I now have plenty of bread products that will last me for quite a while. I don't eat them every day, but at most, a couple times per week (usually on the weekends). This morning I sliced one of the round "power bagel" versions in half and warmed it up a bit and then placed a fried egg topped with cheddar cheese on top along with a light schmear of cranberry sauce on the top of the "bun." It was amazing! I snapped a few photos below.
Yesterday I celebrated my daughter's birthday by taking her to lunch and shopping a bit in the afternoon. Yesterday evening, one of my sons returned from a few day cruise so we went out to dinner late last night. Even though I ate out twice yesterday, it was easy to stay low carb. I had a grilled burger topped with cheddar and bacon for lunch along with a small side salad with oil and vinegar. For dinner I had a grilled chicken breast with roasted veggies and slaw made with cabbage, feta cheese and Greek dressing.
I am currently half way through my 3rd year of eating wheat and grain free (with low sugar). Unlike most other plans I've tried over the years, this low carb plan actually gets easier with time and becomes second nature. For those of you that are just beginning your low carb journeys or are about to begin your journey with the coming new year...you are about to begin one of the BEST journeys of your life. Whether or not you have any weight to lose or not, you will find that getting away from a steady diet of processed foods and back to "real food" will be one of the best gifts you give yourself. You will no longer be a slave to the yo-yo effects of sugar and grains and will find a real sense of calm come over you with regards to food. You will be the one in control of your appetite; it won't control you, driving you to eat more and more of the things that are detrimental to your health and well being. I hope you enjoy following this low carb, grain and gluten-free journey with me as I regularly post my meals, recipes and ideas for you almost daily.
Lastly, I'd like to ask what do you guys think of the lighter/brighter new look for my blog? Do you like it, hate it, or just aren't sure yet? I thought I'd give it a new look for the new year. Let me know what you think. Enjoy!