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Low Carb Bacon/Cheese/Egg Sandwiches – with REAL BREAD! (2.6 grams of carbs per sandwich)

April 25th, 2012 No comments

If you’re like me, then you could just about live on egg sandwiches.  ESPECIALLY if they have loads of bacon and cheese on them!  The problem with a low carb diet is bread.  Now, you’re never going to find a low carb bread (and I mean NEVER) that has the taste and consistency of a crusty italian loaf, or wonder bread (if that’s what you’re in to).  However, there are pretty good low carb breads out there, and for me, they make a low carb lifestyle livable.

Enter, the low carb egg sandwich with bacon and all the cheese you can handle.  I should mention upfront that I made 3 of these.  DO NOT ATTEMPT TO EAT ALL THREE.  (Well, ok, you can, but you’ll be pretty full.)  This bread is VERY filling.  It’s not the kind of bread you’ll want to eat on its own, but it makes for a great sandwich and contains LOADS of fiber.

Here’s a pic of the bread wrapper.  You can buy this bread here.

Ten grams of carbs, but 9 grams of fiber, so 1 net carb per slice :)

First step, fry up your bacon, and then fry your eggs in the bacon grease.

When your eggs are nearly cooked (just a bit of “snot” on top), add as much cheese as you want on top and cover again to quickly melt the cheese.  Keep an eye on this.  Fried cheese is nice but soft melted cheese that’s still on top of your egg is better ;)

Once the cheese is melted, drop them on your well buttered toast.

Next, put as much bacon on there are you think your heart can handle.  Then put on more!

Finally, cover with your other piece of toast and serve.  Again, one of these should fill the average adult bear, you don’t need to eat all three!

So that’s it.  An egg and bacon and cheese sandwich in 2.6 grams of carbs (1 carb per slice x 2 + 0.6 carbs for the egg).

Enjoy!

Bacon and Eggs – 4.5 grams of carbs (incuding ketchup)

April 24th, 2012 No comments

So, yesterday went well, I had a headache but I can’t really say that one day without carbs did that.  I did some shopping so I have some low carb food to eat today.  I felt like an idiot walking around the grocery store reading the back of everything I picked up – such is live on a diet though.  No matter what diet you’re doing, it’ll almost certainly involve a lot of nutritional information reading! :D

So I started today off with some bacon and eggs.  1/3 of a pound of bacon and 4 eggs to be exact.  The bacon has no carbs in it.  When shopping, make sure to read the nutritional information on your bacon!!!  Many kinds of bacon are either maple flavored or sugar cured – these will have carbs.  There are about 0.6 grams of carbs in an egg, so 4 x 0.6 gives me about 2.5 grams of carbs there.  I’m also using sugar reduced ketchup with 1 gram of carbs per tbsp.  I guesstimate that I have about 2 tbsp here, so I’ll count that as 2 grams of carbs.  Bringing this amazing breakfast up to 4.5 grams of carbs.  Tabasco Sauce has zero carbs, so load up on that when you can!! :D

Reduced sugar ketchup is amazing.  In my opinion it tastes better than regular ketchup, and with less sugar it’s a viable option for a low carb diet.  I can’t find it at any local grocery stores, so I buy it from thelowcarbgrocery.com.  They have some pretty amazing options for low carb diets and for those counting calories as well.

Here are some pics of my amazing low carb breakfast :)