what’s for dinner? {week of april 10}

One of the most common complaints I hear from the research participants I’ve worked with is that they get bored with keto-friendly foods quickly. Evidently, scrambled eggs are appealing for only so long. I usually recommend checking out the KetoDiet blog, Keto Connect, or The Ketogenic Diet Cookbook. Then again, there’s always Pinterest, which is generally my preferred source for meal planning inspiration.

Here’s a look at what was on our dinner table this week:

M: thick & fluffy low-carb pancakes {20g carb, 10g fiber}

These pancakes live up to their name–the secret is the whipped egg whites! I like that this recipe does not rely on protein powder as the base. I served them with coconut butter drizzled on top.

Tu: zoodles w. turkey bacon, tomatoes, & avocado sauce {16 g carb, 7g fiber}

This was intended to be a twist on my beloved BLAT (bacon, lettuce, avocado, and tomato) sandwiches, just in zucchini noodle form. It was pretty dang tasty, so perhaps I’ll post the recipe in the future.

W: baseball game buffet

My brother-in-law graciously invited us to a baseball game dinner hosted by his employer. The offerings included hamburgers & assorted fixins’, pulled pork, and potato salad. I opted to load up on the pulled pork and the hamburger toppings for some veggies. My son Caleb, being the cheese-monger he is, ended up eating that slice of American you see pictured. As a side note, I have to say it’s much easier to eat keto at such events than it ever was when I was vegan/vegetarian. Perhaps I’ll devote a post to more such comparisons…

Th: dijon pecan-crusted salmon with roasted broccoli {16g carb, 6g fiber}

I’ve always been a fan of mustard + salmon as a flavor duo; I just added a crushed pecan topping for some added fat. Nothing fancy here–just salmon, dijon mustard, and chopped pecans.

F: chinese take-out–shrimp & veggies

We generally order Chinese takeout every Friday night. It’s hard to guess if there’s sugar in any of the sauces for Chinese dishes, so I usually order from the “spa menu”–which just translates to steamed veggies & a protein, with the sauce on the side. The sauce provided doesn’t taste overly sweet, but it is insanely salty! I like to add some fat with a handful of cashews and a drizzle of toasted sesame oil.

What was on the menu at your house this week?

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