Typically Fridays and Saturdays are the nights that I dine at restaurants and this past weekend featured dinning out at steakhouses. Steakhouses are usually excellent for low carb meals. They have many steak choices (and typically chicken and fish also) and usually at least one low carb side dish. Besides low carb I also try to eat mostly chicken/turkey breast or fish and stay away from fatty meats when possible. Friday I went to a chain steakhouse and I got the blackened tilapia. The restaurant doesn’t have posted nutritional information so I’m guessing there aren’t any carbs in their blackened seasoning (it may have 1-2 g, but not many). The fish normally comes with a salsa on top, but because of the large number of carbs in the salsa I get the fish without it. With the fish I have a side of broccoli (5 net carbs) and a side salad (lettuce, bacon, tomato, and dressing-6 net carbs). The total for the meal is about 11-12 g net carbs. Not bad living low carb at a restaurant. On Saturday, I went to another chain steakhouse (I never get tired of going to a steakhouse and the boyfriend loves steak!) and I had the fish again. This time I had rainbow trout with broccoli and a salad. Again the nutritional information is not posted online, but I’m assuming the fish has no carbs (maybe trace amounts of carbs), the broccoli has 5 net carbs, and the salad (which I got with only cucumbers, bacon, and dressing) has about 4 net carbs. The total for my meal Saturday was about 10-11 g net carbs. Overall I had two successful dinning experiences and I even resisted the temptation for eating the bread (I usually tell them not to bring it out so I don’t get tempted)!
Next Dinner: Low Carb Pizza