Ideas for protein snacks: try Slim Jims, jerky, leftover sausages or meat
from another meal, a boiled egg, or take a look at this list.
1. Hard boiled eggs
2. Deviled eggs
3. Egg salad heaped on wasa crackers
4. Tuna salad heaped on wasa crackers
5. Egg or tuna or chicken salad wrapped up in butter lettuce
6. Blt rolled up inside a slice of turkey breast
7. Meatballs (cold)
8. Cold roast chicken drumsticks or wings
9. Sliced roast beef wrapped around string cheese sticks
10. Beef jerky, slim jims, other cured dried meat products
(i make my own jerky!)
12. Cheese, cut in cubes
13. Celery sticks, broccoli and cauliflower florets, with
15. Wasa cracker spread with cheese and topped with
pepperoni slices (make your own pizza lunchables!)
17. Pepperoni spread with cream cheese and rolled up
18. Ditto- turkey or roast beef slices
19. Chef's salad
20. Leftovers in any form! (cold ribs are great the next
21. Lc soup in a thermos
23. Cheese straws/cheese crackers (recipe follow)
24. Low-carb muffins
25. Quiche squares (delicious cold)
26. Salad strewn with leftover meat from last night's
dinner, top with ranch or bleu cheese dressing.
27. Pork rinds, try the bbq or hot flavor!
28. Plain pork rinds with pimento cheese
29. Sunflower seeds, also try the salsa flavor.
30. Lc donuts
Di's Lunch Suggestions:
1) Chicken thighs. I bake a whole pile of them every
weekend and then just
nuke a couple for lunch or eat them cold.
2) Ground lamb patties. I don't add anything to the lamb.
Just bake it at
350 degrees for about 30-45 minutes or until it's done.
3) A BLT (with very little "T" - LOL!) wrapped up in one of
Rani's low carb
crepes. or wrap in romaine lettuce. Works for any sandwich
4) Cream cheese and thinly sliced roast beef on a WASA
Fiber Rye cracker.
5) Anything left over from dinner the night before.
6) Chicken "pizza." Mix bite-sized pieces of cooked
mozzarella, quartered pepperoni, and a little pizza sauce
in a bowl and
nuke it until it's hot and bubbly.
7) Any LC soup. LC chili and clam chowder always hit the
spot for me.
8) Scrambled eggs with steamed asparagus on the side. I
always feel very
"la-dee-da" when I fix this.
9) Scrambled eggs with sautéed hot dogs added. Not fancy,
10) Reheated quiche of any kind, but spinach quiche is my
11) Lettuce wraps. Use large romaine lettuce leaves to wrap
favorite sandwich fixings in.
12) Small steaks (beef) or shoulder steaks (veal or lamb)
broiled up fresh.
13) Salad with sliced or shredded beef, pork, or chicken
particularly like chicken breasts that have been marinated
in Italian salad
dressing, broiled, and then sliced into bite-sized strips.
I make up a
whole bunch at once and then freeze them in Zip Lock bags
in individual portions.
14) Cucumber bull's eyes. Use an apple corer to hollow out a
(It's easier of you slice the cucumber in half first so you
don't have to dig so
deeply. ) Recipe follows
Brown Bag Suggestions
1) Always have bottled water. Sipping on it is great for
sleepies away. You can use Brita filtered water in a
bottle just as well as expensive designer water.
2) I portion out nuts in 1/4-cup servings in those
snack-size Zip Lock
bags and always have a few bags in the car.
3) Ham crisps or pepperoni crisps. I nuke smoked ham
(gotta be smoked -
boiled doesn't work) or pepperoni slices in paper towels in
until they're crisp and put them in a zip lock bag.
4) I also nuke a whole pound of bacon at a time and
package it in
aluminum foil, 4 strips to the package. Easy to grab, and
since I sort of like it
cold, too, easy to eat in the car.
5) Protein bars. Not the best choice, but I always have a
couple in the
glove compartment for emergencies. You can also bring your
own home made ones.
6) Deviled eggs. I put them in those new Glad plastic
containers. If you
smoosh the two halves back together after you've filled
them with the yolk
mixture, they travel pretty well.
7) Jerky, store bought or homemade. I like homemade
better because I can
control the amount of salt. All the commercial brands are
too salty for me.
8) Baked chicken legs (for the car) or thighs (for the
car or work) or
broiled, boneless chicken breasts.
9) Plain hard-boiled eggs.
10) Premade tuna with mayo and a plastic fork or spoon or
crackers to pile it on.
11) Lettuce wraps. Take some nice big lettuce leaves,
spread them lightly
with mayo, put some sliced deli meat on top, and roll them
12) Slices of leftover steak, meatloaf, pork roast, etc.,
in zip lock bags.
13) Low carb muffins.
14) Any low carb breakfast casserole baked in muffin cups
or cut up into
individual serving sizes and popped in a Zip Lock bag.
15) Slices of cheese.
16) Cooked and peeled shrimp sprinkled with a little lemon
juice and salt.
17) Low carb cookies packed 3 or 4 to a Zip Lock bag.
18) Home made yogurt in a cup with a lid. Don't forget a
19) Chipped beef spread, WASA crackers, and a plastic knife
to spread it
with. (Cream cheese, packed chipped beef like Buddig's,
onions, and a little Worcestershire sauce all mixed
20) Cut up low carb veggies and your favorite dip. Put the
dip in an old
21) Low carb cheesecake put in small plastic containers
instead of made as
a whole "pie."
22) Rumaki packaged 3-4 to a Zip Lock bag.
23) Some of Rani's low carb cheese straws in a Zip Lock
24) Cheese crisps.
25) Sliced leftover quiche (only if you like it cold).
27) Those pre-packaged sugar free Jell-O cups.
28) Chips Chips (recipe below) another low carb chip, pork
rinds, psyllie snacks, Just the Cheese crisps and some dip.
29) Turkey (or other deli meat), chopped tomatoes, and
bacon rolled up on mayonnaise-smeared Romaine lettuce
30) Sugar free gum.
31) Deli ham, roast beef, or turkey rolled up with slices
32) A salad in a plastic container. Put anything you like
on it, but be
sure to include meat! Bring a bottle of your favorite salad
33) Any LC soup in a thermos. LC chili and clam chowder
always hit the spot
34) Cucumber bull's eyes. Use an apple corer to hollow out
a cucumber and
fill it with your favorite cheese ball recipe. Wrap and
refrigerate and then
slice. (It's easier of you slice the cucumber in half first
so you don't have to
dig so deeply.)
35) Any cold LC appetizer.
Low Carb Gummi Worms
From: Rani Merens
There are numerous recipes for making low-carb gummi-worms.
This is the least complicated:
1 large package (.6oz, 8 servings) sugar-free Jell-O or 2
small (4 servings) pkgs.
br.1 envelope complementary flavor, unsweetened Kool-Aid powder
(e.g. 1cherry +1 black cherry-berry)
3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 cup boiling hot water.
Stir together all ingredients until dissolved.
It may require time in the microwave. Pour mixture onto a
dinner plate, and allow to set 20 minutes or so. Chill in
the refrigerator. Unpeel the gelatin disk from the plate.
Roll up jelly roll fashion and slice into thin 'snakes.'
(Kitchen shears make this a snap). Can be made in
candy-molds for fancier gummies, if desired.
Rani's cheese straws
3 oz. Cream cheese
3 oz. Cheddar cheese, grated
3 heaping Tablespoons plain protein powder
1 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
preheat oven to 375*.
Soften cream cheese and mix in the grated cheddar cheese and
Blend in the protein power and salt.
Gather the dough up into a ball and knead it lightly until
it is about the consistency of play-doh.
Spray a cookie sheet with Pam.
Roll the dough out into "snakes" and cut it into straws
about 2" long; lay out on cookie sheet.
--or roll into marble-sized balls and flatten.
Sprinkle with paprika.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until browned.
Let cool on wire racks.
Can be spiced with herbs or Cajun spice for a different
Makes 3-4 dozen. Total carbs: 7 for the whole batch!
Place 6-8 slices of American cheese on an ungreased cookie
sheet and broil for 3-5 minutes, watching constantly.
When it's golden brown, remove from heat and scrape off
cookie sheet and place on plate to cool.
Break into bite-size pieces. Can also be made on a plate in
the microwave, again, watch it closely as everyone's
microwave seems to be different!
Take one thick or two thin slices of deli turkey breast.
Make a filling, such as egg salad, tuna salad, etc.
Spice it well, as the meat tends to be bland.
Spoon some down the middle, fold up on end and roll it,
Alternative: sliced roast beef or turkey + cheese.
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