See what i did there?! Okay, I’m probably a little bit delusional from working on a brand naming project for the past six hours 🙂 Today I want to talk about food, one of my very favorite things.
One scary thing about being on a low-carb diet is that social eating situations are unknown. Will the main dishes be bread, bread and crackers? Will there only be a platter of sugar cookies and punch? We’re getting into the Holiday season and it’s not uncommon to deck the halls with tons of sugar. For example, last night I went to a David Sedaris reading put on by university’s alumni association. I was a little bit nervous about what I’d eat at the reception as breads and sugars are pretty much off the list entirely. To my delight, they had tons of roast vegetables, cold cuts, cheese, and my personal favorite – a gigantic bowl of marinated olives! I was very happy.
Then there’s the challenge of eating at restaurants. In Minnesota last weekend we went to the 58 Diner, famous for their Juicy Lucy burger, a patty with melted cheese inside. I got my sans bun with “Carrot fries” on the side. The dish in the background looks much more scrumptious, but hey, gotta make sacrifices somewhere!
The easiest way to handle this way of eating is cooking at home. For dinner tonight, I stir fried some ground pork, carrots, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, carrots, onion, bell pepper and celery with soy sauce and garlic. Deeeeelicious and filling!
But my favorite low-carb dish of the day was my baked avocado egg. One of the best ways to get ideas for clean eating is to search hashtags on instagram. I browse #lowcarb and #pcos quite often for recipe ideas. Pop the seed out of an avocado, fill the hole with an egg, sprinkle with salt and pepper, bake at 375 for 30 minutes. It took me a little bit to get used to a cooked avocado, but it was a mellow and filling meal, and so pretty too!
Do you find it challenging to eat healthy or in a certain style when you’re out and about? Have you pleasantly surprised lately, like I was at the David Sedaris reading? I hope you have a wonderful day!
A baked avocado egg?! Hmmm…
I shall have to try that.
Oh man…for those three weeks I had to be gluten-free, eating out (and at parties) was really hard and frustrating. The only pleasant surprise I had was that I could eat buffalo-chicken-dip at a Superbowl party. *sigh*
I’m terrible at having to cut things out, even when medically necessary ><
I remember the gluten-free weeks — I felt bad for you!
That pork stir fry looks GOOD!
Oh and the title of this post is amazing lol
Hahahah! You know me and kitsch!
As a vegetarian I run into issues all the time. At least there’s usually a veggie tray at get-togethers.
Ugh, that must be so difficult! And I bet at a lot of restaurants you get stuck with just salads 🙁
I love the avocado egg dish. YUM!
Twitter brought me here and can I just say wahooooo? I too have PCOS and low-carbin’ it is not always the easiest, so it’s nice to hear support from across the interwebs. I realize this is an older post- but keep up the great work!
Aw, thanks for stopping by, Adrienne! I hope we can chat PCOS sometime in the future 🙂