Eggs scrambled with crisp applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, green onions, and cheddar cheese, topped with avocado. Served with oven-roasted breakfast potatoes and harvest toast.
Dietary Fiber: 4
Net Carbs: 7 Carbs
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Did you know Corner Bakery has Breakfast. They serve it until about 11am. The items on the menu say they come with toast and potatoes but you can sub out for fresh fruit if you like. Be carefull what fruits you are taking in though. They put some of the high sugar ones in their. Last time we where there I got the Anahiem Scramble. Its pretty good. You can have them make it with egg whites too if you like.
Dietary Fiber: 4
Net Carbs: 7 Carbs
My old roommate from college took me to a local chain while we were in Chicago for breakfast. It always easy to eat low-carb at a place that serves eggs and so when he mentioned the place's name, The Yolk, it seemed like a no brainer.
I can't remember what my omelet was called but it was pretty yummy. Pepper Jack cheese, Chorizo sausage, fresh diced onions and peppers, smothered in salsa and sour cream. I love spice and it was flavorful, but not as spicy as other chorizo omelets I have had. The fruit was a little so-so, but at least it wasn't all honeydew like other breakfast places do. Cough-IHop-Cough....ehem.
This place had lots of options though and they seemed very flexible. I didn't really get a good look at the normal menu so i can't say if they have lunch or dinner options that are low carb, but breakfast for dinner is a win win any way.
Summertime. Everyone has their traditions when the season kicks into its hot months. Going to the beach or lake. The park picnic. The neighborhood block party. We fill our time with activities that have that summer flare to them. One tradition that happens in our house is the annual visit to the fair.
What once was a celebration of crops and livestock that the local farmers had raised has morphed into something completely different in the past years. Sure, you can still go see the 4H clubs collection of bunnies and there may be the hanger with cows somewhere, but its a bit more corporate now. Bright carnival rides and games covered in neon lights decorate the walkway, and a festival of vendors selling their as-seen-on-TV wares litter the hallways. Despite these changes and updates, one thing has always remained the same. Food. You cant go to the fair and ignore the food. It's impossible. Corn dogs, ice cream, Deep fried...well deep fried everything. And it all smells heavenly. No you can't go to the fair without having some tasty treats. But the question is what can you have that is still on the safe side of the Atkins diet.
My wife and I recently attended the OC Fair (whose themes was coincidentally "lets eat") and regardless of the deep fried treats we were bombarded by we did take the time to notice some wonderful treats that were lower carbe. Here are some suggestions for your next trip out.
Turkey Legs - Feel like a king with one of these massive legs of meat in your hands. See how you earn the respect of those around you instantly as you show others that you are not happy to simply eat an animal, but an entire leg of one. Its in our nature as carnivores to hold a drumstick in the air and celebrate our recent battle. what Battle? Why the battle of taste of course.
BBQ Ribs or Beef Brisket - Yeah, there is sweet BBQ sauce on them. But the smoky flavor of meat that has been slowly cooked all day is a hard thing to ignore. And you can eat like its going out of style.
Sausage and Grilled Veggies - A lot of these come on a large bread roll that i suggest you just ignore. You should be able to and still get your fill of food cause if you get the right one it will still be huge. Many of these will come with yummy grilled peppers and onions with it if you ask. It may be a little extra, but its very tasty.
Fresh Fruit - There were several stands offering fresh cold berries to eat. Juicy, plump and full of sweetness. Why not go back to the days of old when a simply fresh strawberry was a celebration of the hard work and efforts of the surrounding farmers. Some stands may offer some whip cream to enjoy them with too. Simple and delicious.
Every fair has its local items too, So look around and stay strong. You don't have to sacrifice flavor when you eat low carb at the fair. You may have to sacrifice oil, grease, batter, and wooden sticks to hold them all on; but never flavor.
One of my favorite breakfast spots here in Orange County is a little place in Newport Beach called Side Street Cafe. Great food that is always made fresh. One of my favorite things that they have is their Chorizo Omelette with sour cream & salsa. Its amazing. its the perfect blend of spice and savory. Normally it comes with potatoes but I substitute it for a bowl of fresh fruit (and it is very fresh). Its pretty incredible. You readers in Orange county should check it out, or pick up some Chorizo yourself and make a tasty omelette. Nom Nom Nom!
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