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Old 10-16-2018, 19:27   #1
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Default What are your "convenience" foods.

It's always nice to have something on hand that doesn't require much (or any) prep work.

I often keep cooked meat in the freezer so I can thaw and heat - especially cooked bacon which can be a snack or be added to a main dish or salads.

I keep a box of raw baby spinach in the 'fridge and will grab a handful and eat just plain.

And I have on hand a few beef sticks that I can take with me if I'm out, or to round out a snacky meal.

What are your convenience foods?

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Low sodium hot dogs, cheese and nuts. Really looking forward to more good ideas here!

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Forgot hard boiled eggs.

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Nowadays there is always packaged salad greens in the house. Cans of tuna and sardines for protein. Beef sticks (though I have to hide them from DW unless I buy the jalapeņo kind). Eggs, hardboiled and otherwise. Some not-too-bad seasoning cubes I can add to boiling water, some canned chicken, and whatever veggies we have hanging around to make a faux pho (Vietnamese soup). Frozen vegetables approved for keto eating (cruciferous, string beans, etc.). And a microwave oven that's really good at defrosting meat for quick cooking if I feel like cooking.

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Good discussion here, we all needs some quickie snacks and/or meals...

I keep fried pork rinds on hand and a jar of very low carb salsa, yum, yum with crunch! If I feel the need to snack, I go for nuts in the shell...almonds, pecans, and walnuts (check out Nuts.com I get the 5lb bags and keep them in the fridge). The time it takes to crack and pick these slows down my snacking and they are low carb high fat, if taken in moderation.

Greek yogurt that has some fruit in it. We buy the small little plastic cups and I empty out 1/2 of the yogurt into a small glass cup. Since these all are 'low fat'...I add a couple of tablespoons of HWC to kick up the fat content. Stir this up and you have a cup of pudding that is between 6 and 8 carb snack (1/2 of the labeled carb count). I keep a few large bars of chocolate that has a low content of sugar (70% Cacao), I can eat two squares and have little impact on my BS. Plus all the good options mentioned above....


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Sorry all I made a mistake on my last post.....and the system will not let me correct it, therefore I correct it below...

My comment was, last paragraph was were the mistake was...…….

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...has a low content of sugar 7% Cacao)
It's been fixed to 70%

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I keep 1oz packages of cashews (without salt). I buy them by the box of 32 from amazon. I get big tubs of pork rinds from Sam's Club. That is often my breakfast because my brain doesn't cooperate with me for a couple of hours.

I can break three eggs into a bowl and mix with a tablespoon of water, salt and pepper to taste. I microwave that on high for 2 minutes. I microwave it covered with a salad plate to keep the steam in. When it beeps, I put cheese on it and put the cover back on and leave it alone for a few minutes. Yum.

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Nuts - sometimes raw, sometimes mixed with roasted/salted.

70-80% dark chocolate.

When my sweet tooth acts up, a few slices of dried mango or apple or half a frozen banana.

Those little Persian Cucumbers with Greek Yoghurt.

If I don't feel like cooking or preparing anything, I'll make a smoothie in my Vitamix - unsweetened soy milk, a handful of raw almonds, parsley, 1/2 frozen banana.

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Cheese and crackers, cottage cheese, bean salad

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Cheese and crackers, cottage cheese, bean salad
Just curious...most crackers, and cottage cheese and beans are high carbohydrate foods? Have you tested your blood sugars at 1 hour, and 2 hours after taking your first bite? That is the only way you can be sure these snacks are not spiking your blood sugars above 140....which is where the blood sugars begin damaging cells in you body.

Test to be sure....

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