Low-carb and live alone? Or are you the only one living Atkins in your house? It’s hard to do elaborate cooking multiple times every single day. Sometimes we don’t feel like it. We need to find strategies to let us eat without fuss.
The first strategy I use is bulletproof coffee. I add a good fat— butter or coconut oil— and sometimes heavy whipping cream or coconut milk (from cans.) The fat makes you feel full and helps with weight loss (think of the Kekwick and Pawan study.) If you don’t like coffee, you can bulletproof up some tea or bone broth— or plain broth from cans.
Frozen beef patties are good to keep on hand. Check labels when you buy already frozen beef patties. Cheap ones may be Soy-and-beef patties and contain carbs. I usually cook up two patties, with whatever allowed toppings and seasonings I’m in the mood for. No buns, of course. I fry them up either in a frying pan or my George Foreman contact grill.
Atkins drinks are a processed food, and the Atkins corporation is free to change the formula at any time. But when I had a health crisis, and my pipes froze and needed replacement, I ended up in an anti-Catholic homeless shelter which fed a mostly-carb diet. I managed to walk with my walker to a nearby CVS and buy some Atkins drinks so I didn’t have to get hungry enough to eat crappy carbage.
Eggs. You can get cheap eggs at a grocery store, or keep chickens/ducks and get eggs that way. Hard-boiled eggs are easy to fix, especially if you have a Cuisinart egg cooker like I do— it makes hard-boiled or soft boiled eggs or poached eggs. You can eat hard-boiled eggs sprinkled with salt, Vege-Sal or spices, or make them into devilled eggs.
Cheese. You can have many kinds of cheese on our eating plan. Check the carb count. Add to foods, or use as dessert or snack.
Low-carb bread. My rural grocery in Stephenson MI now carries some low-carb bread. Small loaves, and $5, but easier than making it myself when I’m not feeling like running the bread machine. You can put on nut butter, cheese slices, scliced meat and whatever you like that’s on our eating plan.
I’m sure that once you’ve been doing our eating plan for a while, you will find some more easy foods that you like. Also, if you have a favorite low-carb recipe and make it often, it will seem easy to make even if objectively it’s a bit complex.
Do you have a low-carb easy food solution? Share it with us!