#WIAW — Low-carb special

Feels like it’s been forever since I’ve done a What I Ate Wednesday post. Let’s remedy that, immediately.

As always, Thanks to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW party. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe it’s still “Love Your Veggies” month?

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Most, but not all, of these eats are from Tuesday. I can’t say they’re veggie-laden — at least not the parts I remembered to photograph.

Let’s get the party started!

Veggie scrambleBreakfast was an egg and veggie scramble: 2 eggs, red bell pepper, zucchini, onions, leftover hamburger and 2 Tablespoons of cheese. 4.6 grams of Net Carbs.

Crustless Pizza VariationDinner was a variation on one of my low-carb standards: Crustless Pizza. It’s not much to look at, but it tastes great.

Usually, I make it with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms and mozzarella. However, this time I had no pepperoni on hand, and because payday is still several days away, no money to buy any. So I used some ham hanging out in the fridge instead. I also had to augment the sausage crumbles (leftover from something else and squirreled away in the freezer for an occasion like this one) with ground beef.

It turned out tasty enough, and only had 4.1 NC, but I still prefer the original version. The sausage and pepperoni have a better flavor than ham and hamburger.

Atkins brand M&M-type candies

Snacks included chili-spiced nut/seed mix at Starbucks, a bag of peanuts at the office, cucumber spears and red bell pepper strips with blue cheese dressing and these Atkins-brand M&M-type candies. I posted this photo on Instagram/FB and asked how many people were like me, eating them by color. Generated quite the discussion …

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It’s always good to know I’m not alone. 😀

Here’s a bonus photo. I don’t think I’ve shared it anywhere yet:

Homemade hot cocoa

I attempted to make homemade, low-carb hot chocolate the other day. In the mix: 8 oz. almond milk, 1 Tablespoon cocoa, 1 packet Splenda (topped with a dollop of whipped cream, which promptly melted).

It was pretty tasty — except the cocoa powder didn’t dissolve as well as I’d have liked. When  I got toward the bottom of the mug, I saw tiny blobs of chocolate. No matter how long I stirred, the lumps persisted.

There has to be a solution to that particular problem. Perhaps sifting it before I add the milk?

Anyone have any better ideas?


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