Monday, July 9, 2012

{Menu Monday} Low-carb help needed!!

soon to be parted... =(
Hope y'all are having a great summer! We f.i.n.a.l.l.y. got some rain this weekend! It has literally been a whole month since we got any rain, and they grass is all dry and crispy. The rain was such a beautiful sight!!

I need some help with something! My baby will be here in a month or less (aahh!!), and I'm looking to go back to phase 2 of the South Beach diet. I was having great success with eating low-carb/good-carb before I got pregnant, and I really want to keep losing weight. Here's my problem -- all three of my babies have been sensitive to dairy and eggs in my diet until about 6-7 months old, and those foods are staples of a low-carb diet! I am having a very hard time thinking of recipes and foods I will be able to eat that don't have any cheese or eggs. So I am asking for suggestions from you guys! If you have any favorite recipes that are mostly dairy-free (I can use butter, eggs, etc., in baking), please share them with me. Or ideas for snacks, lunch ideas, etc. that are low-carb and dairy-free. I know if I have a plan, I can do this. If I don't have a plan, I will end up on a diet of Wheat Thins and Saltines like always and gain weight (yes, I always gain weight while nursing. NOT cool).

Now, as for this week......

This Week's Menu

Monday - Beans, Cornbread
Tuesday - BBQ Pork, Chips, Mixed Veggies
Wednesday - Bacon and Scrambled Egg Bagel Sandwiches, Fruit
Thursday - Slow Cooker Caribbean Jerk Chicken, Rice
Friday - Lasagna, Salad, French Bread

Linking up at Org Junkie's Menu Plan Monday and at Rachel's weekly menu linkup


  1. Here's one for ya. I make chicken fajitas similar to THIS recipe, omitting the shrooms and using TexMex seasonings. I can serve w/tortillas for the guys and enjoy low-carb for me. Best of luck, and congratulations! Oh, found you on Menu Plan Monday.

  2. That would be tough to have to eat low-carb without dairy and eggs! I'm currently on a low-carb diet due to getstational diabetes. The best thing I've found is to eat plenty of salad.

    I love cobb salad! Here are links to a couple other salad recipes that sounds good:

    I made the sprouted lentil salad this past week. Even though I'm typically not a fan of the way lentils taste, this salad was actually good.

    Hope that helps a bit!

  3. Found you on Org Junkie. God bless you trying to eat low carb while nursing! Oh bless you. Larabars are a wonderful snack. They're made from fruit and nuts and are delicious and an easy snack to grab when you don't have much time to sit and eat. They're not the cheapest, but they're worth more money. Our cost co. used to sell them and that helped. Good luck!

  4. My 2 girls were both sensitive to milk/eggs while nursing too! It is SO difficult to give up cheese and eggs :). Nitrate free bacon/sausage with an avocado or ww toast for breakfast, big salad (can chop up veggies for a week and keep in fridge), Grilled kabobs/veggies. I basically just made a meat, starch and veggie for dinner every night. I also would make a lot of meat in crockpot and feeze some for leftovers or just keep the meat in the fridge for when I would be starving (and that is often while nursing!). Whole chicken, bbq pork or beef are favorites in our house. Almonds, walnuts, veggie fruit got thrown in purse when out and about. Nitrate free lunchmeat is also super quick and easy!

  5. Hi Lauren,

    Visiting from orgjunkie. Good luck!.