Thursday, March 09, 2023

Recipe: Low Carb Salad


Since I started eating low carb, this salad to a similar salad has been a lunch staple for me. My latest A1C for my diabetes was 7.3 and that's down from 10.5 in August of 2022, so I'm very happy. My doctor is really happy too. My blood sugar numbers have gone from around 400 or around 140. I've also lost 18 lbs and I wasn't even trying to lose any weight but I'll take it. So here's what's in my salad. 

1/2 chicken breast fried in PAM cooking spray. 
1/4 of a head of lettuce. I use Iceburg but you can use whatever you like. 
2 heaping Tablepsoons of Black Beans
1 inch cube of cheddar cheese- shredded finely
2 Tablepspoons Light Ranch
1/2 Diced Avocado

Sometimes I add sliced mushrooms and a little bit of tomato. 

Calories for entire salad- 420
Carbs for entire salad 23

If salad isn't your thing, you just have to find foods that you can eat that are low carb. 

I also wanted to share these crackers with you. 

I found these crackers and love them. Plus I can have 17 crackers and it's only 22 carbs and 130 calories. I'm allowed 150 carbs per day so I try to spread the carbs out during the day. These crackers are so good. I'd love to know if anyone else has tried them.