Monday, August 11, 2014

$30 weekly keto - day 1

I've finished preparing some of the food for the next 2-3 days.  I will be eating a simple salad of lettuce, cucumber, mint, parsley, and basil.  I will dress the salad with a little mayo and black pepper, and add a sliced hard boiled egg and some crushed pork rinds when it's time to eat.  In addition the salad, I made pork rind 'breaded' chicken fingers that will go with either a mayo dip, or simply cutting them up and eating in the salad.

The total ingredients that I used to make this food is as follows.  In parenthesis is the amount of the weekly total that I've used for this meal.

  • 1 cucumber (1/4th of my weekly allowance)
  • 1 ounce of pork rinds (1/9th)
  • 2 eggs 
    • I used 2 eggs in the breading process.  I don't count the 12 hard boiled eggs since those will be eaten over the course of the week.
  • 2/3 head of lettuce (1/3rd)
  • 18oz raw chicken (about 1/6th)

I think I'll try to put together a soup tonight so that I can have soup and salad for lunch on Tuesday.  :)

Lunch Update:

This morning, I packed my lunch and it turned out like so.

In total, it's 3 hard boiled eggs (2 chopped, 1 for a snack), 5.3 oz of chicken fingers, about 1/4th of the salad, and another ounce of the pork rinds.  Having just finished lunch, I still have the hard boiled egg, and 2 chicken pieces left.  I think that's about perfect to have laying around in case I get hungry before going home.

Dinner Update:

I had those leftovers around 4:30pm, just before I left for work and they worked perfectly to hold me over.  As I suggested earlier, soup sounded like a good plan for dinner.  It's extremely hot today (93f/34c) so a light soup works perfectly.

I chopped up 2 green onions, 2 garlic cloves, two lettuce leaves, and about 13oz of chicken breast.  I also added a few basil leaves and parsley branches.  I ate one bowl, and then decided the rest should include jalapeno so I chopped one of my jalapenos into the remaining soup.  The peppers add great flavor, so next time I will do this from the beginning with the entire soup.  To top the soup off, a couple of crushed pork rinds for even more flavor.

I had a couple bowls of soup, a couple glasses of peach iced tea, and I feel totally satisfied.  In total, I ate about 1,300 calories today which is around half of what I normally eat.  Today's menu provided me with about 80% of my suggested protein macro (147/182g) so I need to do a little better job of eating protein.  Today, I ate less than 1/7th of my chicken which means I should be able to add a little extra over the next few days to compensate for today's numbers.  


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