picnic foods 4 low carb low cal diets?

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charityluv

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Posted: 01 Jul 2013, 19:07
Hi I'm heading to the Toronto Zoo next Sunday for my Birthday and well my family is having a picnic for lunch. I know I could take the day off of my diet it is my birthday but if I can come up with other ways to accommodate my Atkins diet without having to suffer too much watching everyone else enjoying high in carb-cal food I'd really like to try to stay on my diet any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated (I live in Guelph,Ontario I have not found any low carb bread of any kind here)
Limogi

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Posted: 01 Jul 2013, 19:22
Avocado. Make a HUGE salad: tomato, cucumber, avo, lettuce, mushrooms (you can braise the mushrooms and tomatoes beforehand, makes them more palatable if you don't like them raw), olives, covered in vinaigrette: olive oil, vinegar, little salt, little sugar, pepper, can add a bit of the olive liquid, herbs like basil and oregano. Only add the vinaigrette at the picnic, otherwise it will all be mulchy.
I f you want, add some feta cheese.
charityluv

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Posted: 01 Jul 2013, 19:43
Sounds really good Smile Thanks! Any Ideas on how to prepare Avocado I use it alotr in protien shakes but other than that and guacamole I honestly have no idea what to do with it.
mummydee

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Posted: 01 Jul 2013, 20:52
Natural select ham/chicken/turkey slices.. swiss/cheddar cheese or whatever you like... lay 1/2 slice of cheese on a slice of meat, dollop of mustard/mayo roll up into rolls. Hard boiled eggs won't go bad.. take some romaine lettuce leaves and add the above and roll into them. Add some cubed avocado and you've got a complete meal! I could explain how to 'cube' it, but this is easier....http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_cut_and_peel_an_avocado/
charityluv

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Posted: 01 Jul 2013, 22:44
Thanks so many ideas think I'll try all before hand as well I have all the ingredients here at home for everything I'm so glad I found this sight so many helpful people.
Rita41

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Posted: 02 Jul 2013, 06:19
You could always make and freeze meat balls. They are heavier and less salty (provided you don't add a lot) than lunch meat. By the time it's lunch they should have thawed so you don't have to worry about spoiling. When you feel fuller you are not as tempted. Pack cut up low carb veggies and fill up as well. Lots of ways to stay away from the pizza and burgers at the zoo. If you are going to go and see the Panda's I'd have to tell you it was a disappointment. They could have thrown stuffed Pandas in the exhibit they slept the entire time Smile I would not have waited in line for that.
charityluv

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Posted: 03 Jul 2013, 13:06
Yeah going to go see them I Hope they are more active for us. Gotta go though can't disappoint the kids Smilethere is a polar bear cub there too so I can't wait to see him too. I don't like pizza so that's an easy one for me (funny my husband's Italian)the meatball idea is a pretty good one so the salads and veggies I think I might make it through this trip after all Smile
Rita41

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Posted: 03 Jul 2013, 14:34
The polar bear is no longer really a cub anymore. Looks like a full grown bear. Not sure if he is still there or on his way to the Winnipeg zoo to meet a girl. He still has to isolated from his mother. Hope you don't have to wait too long to see the Panda's...have fun. Don't forget to go say good bye to the elephants...they are leaving very soon.
BBFC_Girls

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Posted: 03 Jul 2013, 15:09
Roasted Portabella Mushrooms make great sandwiches.. Slightly brush Portabella with olive oil and seasoning of your choice.. grill or back.. add turkey or meat of your choice in between. I like to add veggie cheese and melt it together. Makes a great veggie melt. Have fun!!!
reddarin

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Posted: 03 Jul 2013, 21:50
It is a special occasion so you could drop your calorie restriction while staying low carb and eat enough awesome delicious LC food that you won't be tempted by the carby stuff they are eating.

Better a day off from the calorie limit than trying to stay low cal in the face of that kind of temptation. Build your temptation resisting character some other day.

Smile

Darin
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Limogi

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Posted: 04 Jul 2013, 17:11
I don't agree with Darin. Keep up the motivation and good work. You might even influence some of the others. To follow your own diet doesn't mean it is boring-tasting and somehow less than the other people's.
Remember. Food is always there, It won't go away. What you don't eat now, you can ALWAYS eat later, once you reach whatever goal you have.
Stick with it, you can do it.
I see many people's diary entries on this site who have "special occasions". Afterwards they can kick themselves. It's much harder to get back on the wagon once you're off it, than just to continue.
There is plenty of delicious options for low carb-high protein-low cal.
Stay strong.
P.S. My ticker doesn't work. I am much further along.
reddarin

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Posted: 04 Jul 2013, 17:18
Limogi wrote:
I don't agree with Darin.


Hey heh, I didn't say go off plan. I said suspend the calorie restriction and eat up on the LC food. Better a little full with on-plan food than a little hungry with a lot of tempting off-plan food around Smile

Darin
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mummydee

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Posted: 04 Jul 2013, 18:15
Whatever you do, have fun! If you plan to stay on your certain amounts of calories and do it, fine, but if you plan to do it and don't , then no worries! Don't ruin the whole event by fretting over your food consumption. You've already put in a great effort by asking what to eat and knowing that you don't want to eat the processed foods they sell there. Good for you! have a Great day!



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