Recently I started counting my carbs again. It is the easiest way for me to work on changing my lifestyle. I used my Evernote on my PC and phone to list different foods and their carbs. I also put a list of things that lie within my limit of carbs per meal on my app. It is a great way for me to be able to eat out without worrying about going over my daily carbs. I also feel less deprived when I am eating out with my friends.
If you are thinking about changing your lifestyle and reducing your carb counts I suggest looking at your favorite foods and marking your carbs in small amounts. This way you can easily still eat many of your favorite foods without feeling like you are being punished.
Many vegetables have no carbs or really low amounts even in large quantities, that’s the great thing about this diet, you don’t go hungry since you can always grab a handful of carrots, cashews or almonds, or any number of things to satisfy your hunger.
Since starting my carb counting I have lost 30 pounds. Yes! I am excited about that. I am also making my own homemade yogurt and loving that! I will post my new favorite recipe for homemade yogurt later.
Today I want to talk about my quick and easy tableside guacamole. It is soooo easy to make. To make this you will need: 1 t. lime juice (lemon juice can be substituted), an avocado, a medium tomato, ¼ of a large onion or half of a small, one clove of garlic (sorry, Mr. Garlic missed the photo shoot!) and I use some additional garlic salt and some pepper sprinkled in.
You want to cut the avocado in half and scoop out the meat with a teaspoon into a small bowl, mash it with your fork.
You will dice your tomato, your onion and your garlic clove and add to the bowl. I mix this well and add my lime juice and seasoning to taste. You will have roughly 32 grams of carbs in this mixture—which will give you 4 servings of this.
I put this my cheese quesadilla which I make with one tortilla (15 grams) and one ounce of grated cheddar, fold over and top with a teaspoon of sour cream, spread out with my guacamole on top. I really pile this on since the carbs are so low.
One quesadilla topped with sour cream and guacamole is only 23 carbs. Of course you can also eat this on a piece of whole wheat slim sliced bread or some ritz crackers. It’s a wonderful way to start your day or end it. The taste is luxurious, you will feel like you are pampering yourself without cheating!
I hope today’s post inspires you to eat well and eat healthy. Now go mix up your guacomole, hurry! Blessings.