There are a few foods I’ve grown to love (and by that I mean “obsess over”) on keto (it seems like I started this forever ago… it’s only been a week and a half!). Those are cream cheese and eggs. Cream cheese has changed my life. Okay, that’s a little dramatic, but you get the point. I love cream cheese. It makes everything better. Anyway, today at the market I picked up another game changer- romaine lettuce! I normally have spinach salads, so I’ve never felt the need to pick up any type of lettuce, but today I went for it. The guy managing the stand only charged me half price (I don’t know what I did to deserve that) so that was nice too. Anyway, it’s like keto bread. I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to stuff those babies before. Today I made ham and cheese “sandwiches” and for dinner I made these bad boys:
Not the prettiest meal I’ve ever made, but that’s alright. I heavily overestimated the pork- the souvlaki skewers looked like they were half the size they normally are, so I thought two would be a good amount, but I was wrong. Not the biggest deal, but there was too much pork to fit inside the lettuce leafs. Under the pork is a tomato/cream cheese/spinach mix. These were DELICIOUS. Messy, but delicious. The lettuce surprisingly didn’t break or fall apart when I was eating, but I would like to find a way to make them stand up better. I might try iceberg lettuce next time.
Anyway, this came out to about 600-ish calories and about 7 net carbs. That’s pretty high for my tastes, so this will definitely not be an “all the time” meal, but I woke up late and skipped breakfast today. I just used my last tomato and don’t plan on buying any more, so if I do make this in the future I’ll probably use half the pork and no tomato, making it much more keto-friendly.
In other news, I finally got a LONG overdue haircut/color at the salon today. I went to the dentist yesterday since I haven’t been in a WHILE and I’ve been on this self-improvement kick. I was expecting to need several fillings, but he said I only needed one (thank god and Greece)! AND he didn’t even charge me for the first appointment. I had budgeted a LOT more for my teeth than I will be spending, so I used some of that money to take care of my hair.
I feel like a new woman!! I’m going back at the beginning of May to get it re-dyed (I’m really feeling medium-dark brown this time), but I’m surprised at how much I like this color. After dealing with whatever my hair has been doing for the past month, I think anything would be an improvement and a blessing. I’m also really happy with the cut- I’m trying to grow it out, so I only wanted a trim, but just that little bit has made it look ten times better and a million times less raggedy. I really love it, and I’m so happy getting it professionally done was in my budget. I’ve been trying to live pretty frugally since I am moving into my first house in August and it is completely unfurnished, so it was also really nice to be able to splurge a little bit. I haven’t really bought anything for myself other than food and toiletries in weeks. Spending money was actually a pleasant change.
That’s all for now. I’m planning on a big grocery shopping trip at the end of this month to buy some baking materials, so I’ll be trying my hand at healthy baking here in a few weeks. Until next time!